"You largely constructed your depression. It wasn't given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it." ~Albert Ellis Hi REBT Mates! This one really pisses some people off, especially those who are quite invested in thinking about their depression as "genetic" […]
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 . . .
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.
"Negative thinking patterns can be immensely deceptive and persuasive, and change is rarely easy. But with patience and persistence, I believe that nearly all individuals suffering from depression can improve and experience a sense of joy and self-esteem once again. ~David Burns, author "Feelikng […]
Hi REBT Mates! Happy Thanksgiving! I wrote this yesterday for someone who struggles with depression. The holidays and tragic events in the news are not making it any easier. I am re-posting it here, pretty much unedited. While I reckon no one would ever accuse me of being Pollyanna, this is a message of hope, […]
Mick wrote: "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 one day. […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]