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Self acceptance is not a “thing.”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 18 Oct 19 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. 796 total views, 18 views today Originally posted 2015-04-16 04:22:58.

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“Unconditional” Self Acceptance ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 17 Oct 19 in Acceptance, Basics, Rating, ULA, UOA, USA |

What does “Unconditional”  in Unconditional Self Acceptance Mean  ??? A reader says that his English teacher advised that he avoid “modifiers” as they weaken the strength of the word they are modifying.  So, rather than “Unconditional Self Acceptance (USA)” he just leaves it at “self acceptance.”  Nothing wrong with that, but it does raise some […]

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Life after people (?)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 11 Oct 19 in Acceptance, Books & Media, Depression, Other stuffs, Videos |

Please watch the wonderful-but-chilling and sobering 2015 documentary “Life After people” It explores what would happen if human beans suddenly disappeared,   1,044 total views, 3 views today Originally posted 2016-04-23 06:09:24.

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Dr. Ellis speaks on accepting self and others.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 10 Oct 19 in Acceptance, Albert Ellis, Basics |

  This is part of audio talk of Dr.Albert Ellis on Unconditionally Accepting Yourself and Others   7,539 total views, 3 views today Originally posted 2015-08-10 04:30:59.

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Are you reluctant to accept?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 2 Oct 19 in Acceptance, Mindfulness, Uncategorized |

Some people, I think, are uncomfortable with the concept of “acceptance, believing  that acceptance equates to passivity, to  “resignation,” to not being proactively engaged in problem solving, in working hard to have a full, rich life. 1,582 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2014-04-10 18:13:25.

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What’s wrong with saying, “I am an EXCELLENT person” ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 29 Sep 19 in Acceptance, ePrime, General Semantics, Perfectionism, Task Perfection vs. Self Perfection |

  We have  bee having a lively–if somewhat perennial–discussion about why REBT dos not favor motivation and bolstering of “self esteem” by using global labels and “rating,”  such as “I am an EXCELLENT person.” 542 total views, 3 views today Originally posted 2018-12-26 19:54:03.

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Will Unconditional Self Acceptance make me lose my edge?

    Sean B. in Florida  asks  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 […]

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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!”   2,268 total views, 6 views today Originally posted 2017-08-12 05:45:35.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 16 Sep 19 in Acceptance |

  1,942 total views, 6 views today Originally posted 2017-07-27 03:53:30.

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Are opinions incompatible with REBT-CBT?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 15 Sep 19 in Acceptance, Demanding, Events, Rating, ULA, UOA, USA |

Are opinions incompatible with REBT???         What do you think? 986 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2013-04-20 18:13:40.

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