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Let’s all become Mr. Spock and get rid of emotions! . . .       Not!!!  Not ???  2,732 total views,  4 views today Originally posted 2013-03-26 22:07:14.

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New book on rational drinking!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 16 Apr 21 in Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Books & Media, Rational Thinking |

I am very pleased to remind you of a book by my friends Dr. Michael Edelstein (left) and the late Will Ross (right)*, two people eminently qualified to teach us about how distorted thinking and irrational beliefs lead to excessive, self-destructive behaviors such as alcoholism and drug addictions.    2,264 total views,  2 views today Originally posted […]

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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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Is drinking alcohol rational?

We were discussing whether the use of alcohol is (ever) rational, and it resulted in the following rant on my part. Excuse me if my bias is showing just a wee tad!  2,245 total views,  4 views today Originally posted 2013-02-15 18:41:00.

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Yes you can’t!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 25 Mar 21 in Postive thinkikng, Rational Thinking, REBT & Other therapies compared |

Can’t is a damned interesting word, responsible for much mischief.  With few exceptions, it is simply a cognitive distortion.  However, when I say that, you may automatically tune out, assuming I that I am about to rehash some chestnut from my Dale Carnegie-Napoleon Hill,-Norman Vincent Peale-Jim Robbins  bag of “positive thinking” tricks.   Not so!  I promise!  4,909 total views,  4 views […]

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Accentuate the Rational

Accentuate the Rational,   Eliminate the Woo–woo  2,108 total views,  5 views today Originally posted 2019-01-18 00:00:32.

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Will REBT make you a “Pollyanna” ???

 Will practicing REBT turn you into a Pollyanna ???  2,445 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2016-12-30 03:55:27.

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Difference between “rational statements” & “positive thinking” ?

   55,646 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2013-08-29 05:05:56.

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Don’t take it personally!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 6 Mar 21 in Emotions, Rational living, Rational Thinking |

Everyone is familiar with the expression “Don’t take it personally!” Good advice in my opinion, but what does it mean and how can we actually achieve it?  2,462 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2016-04-29 21:30:29.

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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!”    3,200 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2017-08-12 05:45:35.

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