How do we manage “job burnout”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 20 Apr 18 in Demanding, Demanding, Depression, job burn out, Low Frustration Tolerance, Perfectionism |

A 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 . . .  4,850 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2013-06-25 02:53:25.

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We miss Robin Williams

On 11 August 2014, we were all saddened and shocked to learn of the suicide of  the national treasure, Robin Williams, particulary I think members of my generation. Robin was a year younger than me, and could have continued to make people laugh for perhaps another 20 years or more. 1,732 total views, no views today […]

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It is good to think about the future!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 17 Apr 18 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! 13,701 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2015-08-30 20:58:55.

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Life after people (?)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 15 Apr 18 in Acceptance, Books & Media, Depression, Other stuffs |

Please watch the wonderful-but-chilling and sobering 2015 documentary “Life After people” It explores what would happen if human beans suddenly disappeared, how long it would take for the Earth to “reclaim” us and leave no trace that we human beans had ever existed. It is a mind blowing short period of time. How long do […]

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Is keeping emotions “bottled up” dangerous?

In my callow and shallow youth, I used to subscribe to the "teapot model" of emotions.  You know, our emotional systems are like teapots with water boiling, generating steam and pressure.  If the steam does not have an outlet, or the outlet becomes overwhelmed by too much steam expanding too quickly . . . POW !!!  Explosion […]

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Do anti-depressant medications work?

We have been having a fascinating discussion that I reckon is best framed as “Do anti-depressant medications work?”  It would be witless to try to have a credible discussion here about the science.  But we don’t need to delve too deeply into the science when the semantics of the question is so much more compelling and […]

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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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Conversation with Aaron Beck, Founder Cognitive Therapy

Fascinating Conversation with Aaron T. Beck, founder of Cognitive Therapy Click on the blue link below to watch the video abut the life and times of Dr. Beck,  and join in the discussion. 3,177 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2013-04-08 21:04:46.

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Dr. Beck accepts lifetime achievement award from NAMI

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 22 Mar 18 in Aaron Beck, Anxiety, Books & Media, Depression |

Dr. Aaron T. Beck, Age 96, Accepts his Lifetime Achievement Award from NAMI Click the blue link below to watch the video and to add your comments 388 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2017-07-26 22:52:33.

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Can Suicide ever be a rational act?

Sat 9 Aug 2014, 6:49 pm Good Morning All, 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 […]

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