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Ten Pounds of Shit in a Five Pound Bag?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 21 May 19 in Acceptance, Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Perfectionism, Procrastination |

Q: The intense Mr. X writes about a pattern of trying to “put 10 pounds of shit into a five pound bag,” that is, making unrealistic plans, and then feeling frustrated,  and anxious about not accomplishing what he set out to do.  Sound familiar?     162 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2019-01-05 21:41:42.

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Dr. Gunars shares how he deals with anxiety about granddaughter not doing well in school

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 17 May 19 in ABC Technique, Anxiety, Basics, Disputing, Guest Author, Guest Author Posts, Perfectionism |

Rex, as most of the time, gives a good answer. This is not to offer an alternative to Rex, but a supplement.” Dr. Gunars is a regular contributor to REBT Info, and we are pleased to offer his reply to our recent discussion about managing GAD and anxiety for the a child who is not doing well […]

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Is a “Happy-go-lucky” attitude an answer to anxiety?

How do we deal with anxiety about the future of a son who is not doing well in high school? 3,879 total views, no views today Originally posted 2014-07-13 03:53:10.

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Aim for success, not perfection

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.”               ~Dr. David M. Burns 1,475 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-05-02 22:53:14.

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Task perfection vs. self-perfection.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 12 Apr 19 in David Burns, Demanding, Perfectionism, Task Perfection vs. Self Perfection |

  Dare to be average! 1,701 total views, no views today Originally posted 2016-08-22 20:50:01.

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Dare to Be Average!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 9 Mar 19 in Books & Media, bookshop, David Burns, Perfectionism, Your Opinion Matters |

Dare to Be Average! Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy; Chapter 14        ~David Burns, M.D. 6,550 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2013-04-29 18:16:46.

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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 . . .  5,984 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-06-25 02:53:25.

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What’s wrong with saying, “I am an EXCELLENT person” ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 11 Feb 19 in Acceptance, ePrime, General Semantics, Perfectionism, Task Perfection vs. Self Perfection |

 We have  bee having a lively–if somewhat perennial–discussion about why REBT dos not favor motivation and bolstering of “self esteem” by using global labels and “rating,”  such as “I am an EXCELLENT person.” 277 total views, no views today Originally posted 2018-12-26 19:54:03.

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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???  3,174 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-06-28 05:05:49.

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Are you making progress?

Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher who lived in the 1st and 2nd Century AD .  538 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-11-03 06:54:35.

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