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Task perfection vs. self-perfection.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 26 Jul 21 in David Burns, Demanding, Perfectionism, Task Perfection vs. Self Perfection |

  Dare to be average!  2,723 total views Originally posted 2016-08-22 20:50:01.

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Disguised “Should” statments

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 12 Jul 21 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 . . .  2,915 total views Originally posted 2017-01-30 21:19:36.

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Whine! Whine! Whine!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 10 Jul 21 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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Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 29 Jun 21 in Anger, Demanding, Uncategorized |

       People and things do not upset us. Rather, we upset ourselves by believing that they can upset us.” ~Albert Ellis    987 total views Originally posted 2019-09-10 23:05:13.

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Avoid shoulds, oughts, musts!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 18 Jun 21 in Demanding, Demanding, Homework, must, musty thinking, Should |

HOMEWORK Avoid using moralistic, absolutist “shoulds”, “oughts”, “musts”, et al. We don’t want to be rigid and dogmatic in this (and in all things). While keeping in mind there are perfectly innocuous uses of “should”, “ought”, “must”, it is nonetheless an excellent discipline to make the effort to avoid them, and to monitor yourself using […]

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Not fair!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 14 Jun 21 in Basics, Culture, Entitlement, Low Frustration Tolerance |

 1,154 total views Originally posted 2018-12-14 21:39:16.

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I cried because I had no shoes…

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 11 Jun 21 in Awfulzing, Emotions, Guilt & Shame |

I cried because I had no shoes . .  3,832 total views Originally posted 2017-03-25 07:16:16.

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TRIGGER WARNING!

TRIGGER WARNING! Sorry to be the one to tell you; people, places and things “out there” do not trigger you. You trigger yourself by your distorted interpretations of the trigger. Of course, to understand that, you first need to understand something about REBT-CBT.  2,227 total views Originally posted 2017-10-28 17:04:18.

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How to Keep People From Pushing Your Buttons!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 7 Jun 21 in Albert Ellis, Anger, Books & Media, bookshop, Demanding, Low Frustration Tolerance |

God knows, we all need this one these days!    895 total views Originally posted 2018-12-10 12:00:48.

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To Whine or Not To Whine

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 25 May 21 in Humor, Irrationality in the arts & media, Rational Songs & Limericks |

Jimmy Walter, one of the regular contributors at the REBT-CBT Forum Yahoogroup was generous enough to allow us to use his wonderful spoof on Hamlet’s timeless soliloquy.   Special treat, at the end, see video of Dr. Ellis’s singing his famous “Whine! Whine! Whine!” song…    1,842 total views Originally posted 2013-01-23 08:05:17.

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