Is depression inherited or learned?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 25 Jan 20 in Depression, Disputing, Ellis Quotes |

“You largely constructed your depression. It wasn’t given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it.”                                ~Albert Ellis This one really pisses some people off, especially those who are quite invested in thinking about their depression as “genetic”  and “inherited.” 1,289 total […]

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Life after people (?)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 23 Jan 20 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,   1,157 total views, 7 views today Originally posted 2016-04-23 06:09:24.

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Conversation with Aaron Beck, Founder Cognitive Therapy

  Fascinating Conversation with Aaron T. Beck, founder of Cognitive Therapy Watch this fascinating video about the life and times of Dr. Beck,  and join in the discussion.  4,327 total views, 3 views today Originally posted 2013-04-08 21:04:46.

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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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It takes courage to be happy in a sad world!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 17 Dec 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. 11,352 total views, […]

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The Meaning of Life

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 17 Dec 19 in Depression, General Semantics, Happiness, musterbation, musty thinking, Religion |

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.   4,820 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2015-03-11 05:39:27.

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We miss Robin Williams

It seems like only yesterday that we were saddened and shocked to learn of the suicide of  the national treasure, Robin Williams . . . 2,756 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2014-08-12 19:41:28.

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It is good to think about the future!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 4 Dec 19 in Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Depression, Rational living, Time management |

  How far can you imagine into your future? For those suffering from addictions, alcoholism and depression, only about 9 days! 14,868 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2015-08-30 20:58:55.

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What do do when the meds don’t work?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 8 Nov 19 in Anxiety, Depression, medication |

 What do do when the meds are not working? A loyal reader complains that the meds his pshrink is prescribing for anxiety are not helping. 9,064 total views, no views today Originally posted 2015-08-15 17:21:33.

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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 . . .  6,649 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2013-06-25 02:53:25.

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