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Self acceptance is not a “thing.”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 18 Oct 19 in Acceptance, Self esteem, USA |

 Here is a good  one from the 2008 archives about self-esteem and self acceptance: By refusing to “devalue yourself because of your ignorance” perhaps you do understand more than you think. 796 total views, 18 views today Originally posted 2015-04-16 04:22:58.

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“Unconditional” Self Acceptance ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 17 Oct 19 in Acceptance, Basics, Rating, ULA, UOA, USA |

What does “Unconditional”  in Unconditional Self Acceptance Mean  ??? A reader says that his English teacher advised that he avoid “modifiers” as they weaken the strength of the word they are modifying.  So, rather than “Unconditional Self Acceptance (USA)” he just leaves it at “self acceptance.”  Nothing wrong with that, but it does raise some […]

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It takes courage to be happy in a sad world!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 13 Oct 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. 11,071 total views, […]

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Life after people (?)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 11 Oct 19 in Acceptance, Books & Media, Depression, Other stuffs, Videos |

Please watch the wonderful-but-chilling and sobering 2015 documentary “Life After people” It explores what would happen if human beans suddenly disappeared,   1,044 total views, 3 views today Originally posted 2016-04-23 06:09:24.

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Dr. Ellis speaks on accepting self and others.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 10 Oct 19 in Acceptance, Albert Ellis, Basics |

  This is part of audio talk of Dr.Albert Ellis on Unconditionally Accepting Yourself and Others   7,539 total views, 3 views today Originally posted 2015-08-10 04:30:59.

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What is REBT?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 6 Oct 19 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 . . . 36,151 total views, 22 views today Originally posted 2013-03-27 18:01:44.

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Are you reluctant to accept?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 2 Oct 19 in Acceptance, Mindfulness, Uncategorized |

Some people, I think, are uncomfortable with the concept of “acceptance, believing  that acceptance equates to passivity, to  “resignation,” to not being proactively engaged in problem solving, in working hard to have a full, rich life. 1,582 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2014-04-10 18:13:25.

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Why “can’t” you rate the essence of a human?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 30 Sep 19 in Acceptance, ePrime, General Semantics, judgment, People Rating, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, USA |

Jane asks a very important question: Why does REBT say you cannot define or rate the essence of a human being?  . . . Click to read her full question and my reply . . . 1,168 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2013-12-15 23:16:48.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 29 Sep 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.” 542 total views, 3 views today Originally posted 2018-12-26 19:54:03.

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Ten Pounds of Shit in a Five Pound Bag?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 24 Sep 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?     430 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2019-01-05 21:41:42.

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