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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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Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 21 Jun 21 in Albert Ellis, Anger, Awfulzing, Books & Media, bookshop, damning, Uncategorized, Videos |

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How to stop being offended by every little thing

The world would be a better place if everyone stopped being offended by every little thing.”  2,668 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2016-06-18 09:45:44.

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MUST I have what I want?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 13 May 21 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?  1,558 total views Originally posted 2016-05-09 02:14:28.

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To achieve anything in life, you have to make it a “must” ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 12 May 21 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, must, musterbation, musty thinking, Needs vs. Preferences, Wants vs. needs |

We have been having a fascinating, wide-ranging discussion which I think boils down to a few basic-but-important questions: 1. Is it necessary to avoid shoulds, oughts, musts and why’s? in everyday speech? 2 What is the difference between “task-perfection” and “self-perfection.” 3. Can we be motivated without . . .    4,109 total views Originally posted […]

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Is “should” ever necessary?

A faithful reader asks What’s the best response to “I should have ______  (done x y z more) and if I had, things would be different now”?     Thank you.”       Ah, yes!  Our “Darling Shoulds!”  How we resist relinquishing them!   As if they were some jewel more precious than diamonds!   😉   7,325 total views, […]

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What is the difference between healthy & unhealthy emoting?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 11 Apr 21 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, Emotions |

  When adversities happen to people, they can choose to make themselves either (1) healthfully negative, sorry and regretful and annoyed and frustrated and disappointed about the happening  or (2) unhealthfully negative . . .     2,922 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2013-07-16 21:52:38.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 9 Apr 21 in Books & Media, bookshop, Demanding, musterbation, Uncategorized, Videos |

Prince Ea finally admits to being a chronic musterbator! Are you one too? Click because you want to watch this amazing video and find out . . .  1,776 total views Originally posted 2019-09-20 20:37:27.

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