Tyrany of the Shoulds

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 24 Apr 22 in Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking |

In recent discussion, Amanda said : Going out for dinner is a choice, bleeding monthly is not, [therefore] it should be covered by our health care”    1,860 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2017-01-23 04:52:14.

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Can Suicide ever be a rational act?

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 thoughts about harming yourself that are scaring you, pick […]

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Whine! Whine! Whine!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 6 Apr 22 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, must, musterbation, musty thinking, Rational Songs & Limericks, Videos |

   Dr. Ellis loved making fun of his and our distorted thinking and irrational behavior with humorous rational songs, and  limericks. Humor is, of course, fun, but also very powerful in helping us break the bonds of our irrational thinking.  Here is a special video by Dr. Ellis singing his famous “Whine! Whine! Whine!” song […]

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Disguised “Should” statments

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 28 Mar 22 in Disguised shoulds, musterbation, musty thinking, ought, should statements, Why? questions |

  REBT Mates, it may have been yours truly who coined the term “disguised shoulds.”  Click to find out why . . .  3,390 total views Originally posted 2017-01-30 21:19:36.

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MUST I have what I want?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 20 Mar 22 in Demanding, Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking, Needs vs. Preferences, Wants vs. needs |

  Do you believe that when you want something, you absolutely MUST have it . . . and that it is terrible when you don’t get what you must have?  1,836 total views Originally posted 2016-05-09 02:14:28.

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The Meaning of Life

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 14 Mar 22 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.    6,468 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2015-03-11 05:39:27.

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What, more “darling shoulds?”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 9 Feb 22 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking, Religion, should statements |

  It’s true!  I never tire of talking about my “darling shoulds.”    2,414 total views Originally posted 2015-03-20 05:06:07.

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Video : Albert Ellis’ Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)- Daniel Man of Reason

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Jan 22 in Basics, Books & Media, Demanding, musty thinking |

I would like to share an excellent video by Daniel Phillip.  Dan’s short presentation impressed me because it  offers a clear and “user-friendly” introduction to REBT, and provides some insight into REBT’s emphasis on “musty” thinking and “awfulizing.” I would like to see many more voices explaining and expanding on REBT-CBT.   2,342 total views Originally posted 2014-04-14 […]

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Is a “Happy-go-lucky” attitude an answer to anxiety?

How do we deal with anxiety about the future of a son who is not doing well in high school?  4,988 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2014-07-13 03:53:10.

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Three musts which hold us back

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 12 Dec 21 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, Disguised shoulds, musterbation, musty thinking, should statements |

 4,633 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2017-06-03 04:17:41.

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