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The Meaning of Life

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 22 Nov 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.   4,652 total views, 3 views today Originally posted 2015-03-11 05:39:27.

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REBT vs. ACT ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 17 Nov 19 in Books & Media, Happiness, Mindfulness, REBT & Other therapies compared |

  We have been discussing visualizing, specifically as it relates to “Scary Pictures” in Russ Harris’s wonderful, “Happiness Trap.” The individual says that he prefers ACT to REBT-CBT, but that he has difficulty visualizing and therefore difficulty applying  the techniques in the “Scary Pictures” section of Russ’s book. 15,168 total views, 4 views today Originally posted 2014-04-28 05:04:37.

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“Thank Goodness I’m Alive” by Daniel Dennett

After suffering a heart attack, Daniel Dennett, American philosopher, writer and cognitive scientist “Thank goodness I’m alive!”   2,451 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-08-12 05:45:35.

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Happiness, is it real or is it Memorex?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 2 Nov 19 in Books & Media, Happiness |

  We have been talking about ‘happiness.’  Is it real  or a cruel, false hope propagated by self-help authors trying to peddle their books and seminars? Possibly a bit of both, me thinks. A reader quotes Will Ross’s website to help make his case for happiness   1,294 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2012-11-14 22:17:42.

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Is “happiness” possible or a cruel illusion?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 28 Oct 19 in Books & Media, bookshop, Happiness |

Good Morning REBT Mates! We have been discussing whether it is really possible to be “genuinely happy” or whether it is a cruel illusion, and what REBT has to say about happiness. Click to see the quote a reader shares  from the Dalai Lama     1,318 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2012-11-12 17:46:32.

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Are you “rational”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 20 Oct 19 in Basics, Happiness, Rational living, Rational Thinking |

  The word rational is obviously fundamental to REBT. After all, we are Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. However, I am afraid this is misleading to many as REBT uses the word in a special way . . . 13,809 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2015-08-29 05:33:32.

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It takes courage to be happy in a sad world!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 13 Oct 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. 11,203 total views, […]

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What is REBT?

Posted by Will Ross on Sun 6 Oct 19 in Acceptance, Basics, Guest Author, Guilt & Shame, Happiness, Rating, ULA, UOA, USA, What is REBT - CBT? |

This post is pinned to the top. Scroll down for recent posts REBT / Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy What the hell is it, anyway??? Click the blue  link below  for Will Ross’s excellent, easy-to-follow explanation . . . 36,858 total views, 12 views today Originally posted 2013-03-27 18:01:44.

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Don’t worry, be happy! :o}

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 20 Aug 19 in Happiness, job burn out, Perfectionism, Your Opinion Matters |

Don’t worry, be happy!”           ~Meher Baba  Say what???  3,462 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-06-28 05:05:49.

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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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