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The Meaning of Life

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 17 Mar 19 in Depression, General Semantics, Happiness, musterbation, musty thinking, Religion |

Perhaps there are such people as “pure philosophers” who placidly think about the “meaning of life” as a kind of “recreation,” and are not motivated to do so by existential angst.   3,976 total views, 4 views today Originally posted 2015-03-11 05:39:27.

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It takes courage to be happy in a sad world!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 9 Mar 19 in Acceptance, Depression, Happiness, Irrationality in the arts & media, suicide, ULA, UOA, USA |

   It takes courage to be happy in a sad world!  I wrote this yesterday for someone who struggles with depression.  While I reckon no one would ever accuse me of being Little Mary Sunshine, this is a message of hope, albeit expressed in an oblique way. Please share your thoughts and feelings. 10,500 total views, […]

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A loyal reader asks about managing job burnout What a great topic! There is an expectation that has become common since the 1960’s that work is “supposed” to be fulfilling, satisfying, fun, even meaningful . . .  5,844 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-06-25 02:53:25.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 26 Feb 19 in Aaron Beck, Anxiety, Books & Media, bookshop, David Burns, Depression |

David D. Burns, author of the now-classic Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy was Part of Beck’s team that developed CBT at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1980s . . . 84 total views, no views today

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What is the purpose of life?

We have been having a great time with our friends over at the REBT-CBT Forum discussing the timeless question, What is the Purpose of Life?  Actually, REBT has quite a bit to say about this, but I fear that what it has to say is not very satisfying to those who raise the question!  Click the […]

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What do do when the meds don’t work?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 16 Feb 19 in Anxiety, Depression, medication |

 What do do when the meds are not working? A loyal reader complains that the meds his pshrink is prescribing for anxiety are not helping. 8,634 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2015-08-15 17:21:33.

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“Secondary disturbance” is not secondary in signifance.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 4 Feb 19 in Acceptance, Basics, Depression, Disputing, ULA, UOA, USA |

We have been having some great discussions lately over at the REBT-CBT Forum Yahoogroup.  Thm raised an honest and important question and was kind enough to allow me to re-post it here.  Thanks, Thm!  His question and my response follows. Your follow-up comments and questions are encouraged and welcomed. 5,318 total views, no views today Originally […]

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Depression following benzodiazepine withdrawal

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 4 Feb 19 in Acceptance, Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Ask Rex, Depression, Uncategorized |

  Mick wrote: I cannot help but feel that my life has been ruined by this withdrawal process. 10 months out and I am in another wave. I have so much brain fog its unreal, as well as many, many many other debilitating symptoms. I lost the person whom I thought that I would marry […]

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Is keeping emotions “bottled up” dangerous?

In my callow and shallow youth, I used to subscribe to the “teapot model” of emotions.  You know, our emotional systems are like teapots with water boiling, generating steam and pressure.  If the steam does not have an outlet, or the outlet becomes overwhelmed by too much steam expanding too quickly . . . POW !!!  Explosion […]

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Depression can seem worse than cancer!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 19 Jan 19 in David Burns, Depression, Self esteem |

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