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Review: A Guide to Rational Living

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 1 Mar 21 in Albert Ellis, Books & Media, Read any good books lately?, What is REBT - CBT? |

“A (New) Guide to Rational Living”     ~by Albert Ellis Read Phil’s excellent review          2,715 total views Originally posted 2013-04-30 06:35:25.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 19 Feb 21 in Albert Ellis, quotes |

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Stoic Philosophy and REBT

  The gods have released you from accountability for your parents, your siblings, your body, your possessions – for death and for life itself. They made you responsible only for what is in your power – the proper use of impressions. So why take on the burden of matters which you cannot answer for? You […]

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I NEED love! (not!)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 15 Feb 21 in Albert Ellis, Dire need for love & approval |

People are often surprised that REBT considers “need” to be an irrational belief (IB) in-and-of-itself . . . except at the level of basic survival needs such as food and shelter, and I would speculate appropriate attachment between mother and infant. Click the link to watch a video about Harlow’s famous Monkey Experiment (may be […]

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Whine! Whine! Whine!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 12 Feb 21 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, must, musterbation, musty thinking, Rational Songs & Limericks, Videos |

   Dr. Ellis loved making fun of his and our distorted thinking and irrational behavior with humorous rational songs, and  limericks. Humor is, of course, fun, but also very powerful in helping us break the bonds of our irrational thinking.  Here is a special video by Dr. Ellis singing his famous “Whine! Whine! Whine!” song […]

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Cognitive Distancing in Stoicism

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 9 Feb 21 in Albert Ellis, Books & Media, Disputing |

  Albert Ellis Donald Robertson Epictetus   Stoic philosophy is among the many influences Drs. Ellis and Beck drew upon in developing REBT . . .    0 total views Originally posted 2017-07-22 02:05:48.

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To achieve anything in life, you have to make it a “must” ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 8 Feb 21 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, must, musterbation, musty thinking, Needs vs. Preferences, Wants vs. needs |

We have been having a fascinating, wide-ranging discussion which I think boils down to a few basic-but-important questions: 1. Is it necessary to avoid shoulds, oughts, musts and why’s? in everyday speech? 2 What is the difference between “task-perfection” and “self-perfection.” 3. Can we be motivated without . . .    3,833 total views,  1 views today […]

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 6 Feb 21 in Albert Ellis, quotes, Rational Thinking, Religion, Superstition |

The enigmatic wisdom of Deepak Chopra For more of Deepak’s “Deep Thoughts” and adventures in woo, see Tom Williamson’s  The enigmatic wisdom of Deepak Chopra  1,576 total views Originally posted 2018-12-17 20:51:45.

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Are you making progress?

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Vote to get Guide to Rational Living on Kindle!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 1 Feb 21 in Albert Ellis, Announcements, Books & Media, bookshop |

  Please vote to get A Guide to Rational living  published on Kindle!  722 total views Originally posted 2018-12-04 05:37:40.

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