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Don’t take it personally!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 8 May 20 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?  2,226 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2016-04-29 21:30:29.

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Is “indifference” a better option than “strong preference”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 29 Apr 20 in Demanding, Emotions, Needs vs. Preferences |

Is “indifference”  a valid alternative to having a “strong preference”?  We have been having a lively one over that  4,312 total views Originally posted 2013-07-17 19:12:21.

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What, more “darling shoulds?”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 31 Dec 19 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking, Religion, should statements |

  It’s true!  I never tire of talking about my “darling shoulds.”    1,719 total views Originally posted 2015-03-20 05:06:07.

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Three musts which hold us back

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 30 Dec 19 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, Disguised shoulds, musterbation, musty thinking, should statements |

 2,978 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2017-06-03 04:17:41.

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MUST I have what I want?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 28 Nov 19 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?  1,177 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2016-05-09 02:14:28.

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Should you read this?

HOMEWORK CHALLENGE Are you conscious of how and when you use the words should, must, ought, etc? Will you take the homework challenge this week?     596 total views Originally posted 2018-09-02 18:11:21.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 10 Sep 19 in Anger, Demanding, Uncategorized |

       People and things do not upset us. Rather, we upset ourselves by believing that they can upset us.” ~Albert Ellis    551 total views

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Guest Author, Dr. Edelstein

REBT (according to Ellis) posits that inappropriate negative emotions come from one type of irrational thinking . . .  1,854 total views Originally posted 2013-12-27 06:34:31.

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Tyrany of the Shoulds

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 6 Jun 19 in Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking |

In recent discussion, Amanda said : Going out for dinner is a choice, bleeding monthly is not, [therefore] it should be covered by our health care”    1,471 total views Originally posted 2017-01-23 04:52:14.

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