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It takes courage to be happy in a sad world!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 8 Jan 19 in Acceptance, Depression, Happiness, Irrationality in the arts & media, suicide, ULA, UOA, USA |

 I wrote this yesterday for someone who struggles with depression.  While I reckon no one would ever accuse me of being Pollyanna, this is a message of hope, albeit expressed in an oblique way. Please share your thoughts and feelings. It takes courage to be happy in a sad world!   10,382 total views, 2 views today […]

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Don’t worry, be happy! :o}

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Dec 18 in Happiness, job burn out, Perfectionism, Your Opinion Matters |

  Don’t worry, be happy!”           ~Meher Baba  Say what???  2,974 total views, 3 views today Originally posted 2013-06-28 05:05:49.

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Four Albert Ellis Bestsellers for You.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 17 Dec 18 in Albert Ellis, Anger, Basics, Books & Media, Depression, Happiness, Read any good books lately? |

When you buy using these affiliate links, I get a small commission which keeps me in coffee, which keeps me working, which keeps me providing you with this content… Thank you! Here are four classic, best-selling  REBT titles by Dr. Ellis that will give you a solid foundation to begin your studies of REBT-CBT or […]

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Is “happiness” possible or a cruel illusion?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 15 Dec 18 in Books & Media, bookshop, Happiness |

 Good Morning REBT Mates! We have been discussing whether it is really possible to be “genuinely happy and what REBT has to say about happiness. A reader shares this quote from the Dalai Lama “Achieving genuine happiness may require bringing about a transformation in  your outlook, your way of thinking, and this is not a […]

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Are you “rational”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 12 Dec 18 in Basics, Happiness, Rational living, Rational Thinking |

The word rational is obviously fundamental to REBT. After all, we are Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. However, I am afraid this is misleading to many as REBT uses the word in a special way . . . 13,415 total views, no views today Originally posted 2015-08-29 05:33:32.

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“Thank Goodness I’m Alive” by Daniel Dennett

Daniel Dennett is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and philosophy of biology, a “new atheist”, one of the so called “The Four Horsemen.” Prof. Dennett was invited to the 2006 meeting of the “Beyond Belief: Science, Religion, Reason and Survival” conference, but just […]

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Happiness of your life depends upon the the quality of your thoughts

“The happiness of your life depends upon the the quality of your thoughts.” ~Marcus Aurelius 1,408 total views, no views today Originally posted 2016-04-11 07:31:06.

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What is REBT?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in Acceptance, Basics, Guilt & Shame, Happiness, Rating, ULA, UOA, USA, What is REBT - CBT? |

This post is pinned to the top. Scroll down for recent posts REBT / Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy What the hell is it, anyway??? Click the blue  link below  for Will Ross’s excellent, easy-to-follow explanation . . . 32,467 total views, 9 views today Originally posted 2013-03-27 18:01:44.

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Happiness, is it real or is it Memorex?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in Books & Media, Happiness |

Hello REBT Mates! We have been talking about 'happiness.'  Is it real or a cruel, false hope propagated by self-help authors trying to peddle their books and seminars? Possibly a bit of both, me thinks. A reader quotes Will Ross's website to help make his case for happiness: 818 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2012-11-14 22:17:42.

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REBT vs. ACT ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in Books & Media, Happiness, Mindfulness, REBT & Other therapies compared |

We have been discussing visualizing, specifically as it relates to “Scary Pictures” in Russ Harris’s wonderful, “Happiness Trap.” The individual says that he prefers ACT to REBT-CBT, but that he has difficulty visualizing and therefore difficulty applying  the techniques in the “Scary Pictures” section of Russ’s book. 14,165 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2014-04-28 05:04:37.

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