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I cried because I had no shoes…

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 12 Oct 20 in Awfulzing, Emotions, Guilt & Shame |

I cried because I had no shoes . .  3,311 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2017-03-25 07:16:16.

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Is anythnig ever truly 100% awful?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 5 Oct 20 in Acceptance, Awfulzing, General Semantics |

I enjoy the General Semantics (actually, more “ePrime”) exercise of debating whether anything is ever truly 100% awful.    3,461 total views Originally posted 2013-02-08 19:20:50.

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Can Suicide ever be a rational act?

In light of recent events in the news and some of the lovely stuff that Jimmy and Steve posted here recently, I thought it might be appropriate to talk a little about suicide. First of all, if you are thinking about killing yourself or are having thoughts about harming yourself that are scaring you, pick […]

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Is “should” ever necessary?

A faithful reader asks What’s the best response to “I should have ______  (done x y z more) and if I had, things would be different now”?     Thank you.”       Ah, yes!  Our “Darling Shoulds!”  How we resist relinquishing them!   As if they were some jewel more precious than diamonds!   😉   6,954 total views […]

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It’s official! “Awfulize” is now a word!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 9 Sep 20 in Anger, Awfulizing, Awfulzing, Basics, Demanding, Demanding, Emotions, Low Frustration Tolerance, must |

Dr. Ellis coined the term “awfulize” by transforming the adjective “awful” into a verb. The language of REBT can sometimes sound a little contorted, especially when employing “ePrime,” in it’s preference for  using more verbs and adverbs than nouns and adjectives.  Now, it is official! “Awfulizing” has made it to the big time and is […]

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I can’t stand it!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 8 Sep 20 in Awfulzing |

Jonathan von Breton shared another Albert Ellis quote in his “The Daily Al” feature:   We say that nothing is awful, nothing. Rape, i ncest, terrorism, Hitler-it isn’t awful. Not that they aren’t bad, but a rational person would recognize that the world is inherently unfair.” Albert Ellis, Ph.D. … Founder of REBT   To […]

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Please don’t catastrophize over politics!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 29 Aug 20 in Anxiety, Awfulizing, Awfulzing |

It’s not as bad as you think!  . . .  Or is it ???  908 total views Originally posted 2018-11-15 19:37:25.

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Nothing is ever 100% Awful (Are you sure?)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 26 Aug 20 in Awfulzing, Books & Media, bookshop |

Over at the REBT-CBT Yahoogroup we have been having a fascinating–if-perennial–discussion about whether anything is truly awful . . . And, if it is true, as REBT asserts, that nothing is ever truly 100% awful, how can we convince clients of that?  4,071 total views Originally posted 2013-09-25 01:35:17.

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Nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so

    Hi REBT Mates!  Do you STILL think that it is things “out there” upset us???  4,661 total views Originally posted 2016-03-11 04:47:10.

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Is Anything Truly Awful?  5,252 total views Originally posted 2014-10-16 07:25:31.

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