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It takes courage to be happy in a sad world!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 22 Mar 20 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.  11,688 total views […]

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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 . . .   6,797 total views Originally posted 2013-06-25 02:53:25.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 16 Mar 20 in Aaron Beck, Anxiety, Books & Media, bookshop, David Burns, Depression |

     David D. Burns, author of the now-classic, Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy was Part of Beck’s team that developed CBT at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1980s . . .  861 total views Originally posted 2019-02-26 22:11:09.

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Life after people (?)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 8 Mar 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,    1,302 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2016-04-23 06:09:24.

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Four Albert Ellis Bestsellers for You.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 6 Mar 20 in Albert Ellis, Anger, Basics, Books & Media, Depression, Happiness, Read any good books lately? |

When you buy using these affiliate links, I get a small commission which keeps me in coffee, which keeps me working, which keeps me providing you with this content… Thank you! Here are four classic, best-selling  REBT titles by Dr. Ellis that will give you a solid foundation to begin your studies of REBT-CBT or […]

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Depression following benzodiazepine withdrawal

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 5 Mar 20 in Acceptance, Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Ask Rex, Depression, Uncategorized |

  Mick wrote: I cannot help but feel that my life has been ruined by this withdrawal process. 10 months out and I am in another wave. I have so much brain fog its unreal, as well as many, many many other debilitating symptoms. I lost the person whom I thought that I would marry […]

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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.   4,520 total views Originally posted 2013-04-08 21:04:46.

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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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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 . . .  2,896 total views Originally posted 2014-08-12 19:41:28.

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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.”  1,485 total […]

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