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Happiness of your life depends upon the the quality of your thoughts

“The happiness of your life depends upon the the quality of your thoughts.” ~Marcus Aurelius

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“Thank Goodness I’m Alive” by Daniel Dennett

Daniel Dennett is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and philosophy of biology, a “new atheist”, one of the so called “The Four Horsemen.” Prof. Dennett was invited to the 2006 meeting of the “Beyond Belief: Science, Religion, Reason and Survival” conference, but just […]

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Oh well!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in Acceptance, Disputing |

Oh well! One of the most useful and powerful REBT-CBT disputation tools!

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Depression following benzodiazepine withdrawal

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in Acceptance, Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Ask Rex, Depression, Uncategorized |

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. […]

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Let’s all become Mr. Spock and get rid of emotions! Not!!!

 Let’s all become Mr. Spock and get rid of emotions! . . . Not!!!  Not ???

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Will Unconditional Self Acceptance make me lose my edge?

Sean B. in Florida writes: Rex.  I think I understand the idea of unconditional self acceptance, in theory at least. But I am afraid that adopting it will cause me to lose my edge and stop striving for excellence in my career.  If I accept myself unconditionally, then do I have to accept it if I […]

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Self acceptance is not a “thing.”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in Acceptance, Self esteem, USA |

Here is a good  one from the 2008 archives about self-esteem and self acceptance: By refusing to “devalue yourself because of your ignorance” perhaps you do understand more than you think.

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American exceptionalism (REBT style)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in General Semantics, overgeneralization, People Rating, Rating |

On another thread, we have been discussing America being the greatest country in the world, that is so called “American Exceptionalism.”

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Life after people (?)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in Acceptance, Books & Media, Depression, Other stuffs |

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 […]

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Are opinions incompatible with REBT-CBT?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in Acceptance, Demanding, Events, Rating, ULA, UOA, USA |

 Are opinions incompatible with REBT???    What do you think?

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