Is “happiness” possible or a cruel illusion?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 17 Oct 17 in 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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The Meaning of Life

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 4 Oct 17 in Depression, General Semantics, Happiness, musterbation, musty thinking, Religion |

Wed 11 Mar 2015, 7:36 pm 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. 3,219 total views, 2 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 Sun 1 Oct 17 in Acceptance, Depression, Happiness, Irrationality in the arts & media, suicide, ULA, UOA, USA |

  Fri 27 Nov 2015, 6:23 pm Hi REBT Mates! Happy Thanksgiving! I wrote this yesterday for someone who struggles with depression. The holidays and tragic events in the news are not making it any easier. I am re-posting it here, pretty much unedited. While I reckon no one would ever accuse me of being […]

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What is REBT?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 11 Sep 17 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 . . . 17,816 total views, 74 views today Originally posted 2013-03-27 18:01:44.

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REBT vs. ACT ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 15 Aug 17 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. 12,462 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2014-04-28 05:04:37.

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Don’t worry, be happy! :o}

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 15 Aug 17 in Happiness, job burn out, Perfectionism, Your Opinion Matters |

Don’t worry, be happy!”     ~Meher Baba   Say what?  Click the blue link below to continue reading and join the discussion. 2,040 total views, 4 views today Originally posted 2013-06-28 05:05:49.

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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 128 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2016-04-11 07:31:06.

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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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Are you “rational”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 8 Aug 17 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 . . . 12,833 total views, 4 views today Originally posted 2015-08-29 05:33:32.

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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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