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Ten Pounds of Shit in a Five Pound Bag?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 7 Oct 21 in Acceptance, Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Perfectionism, Procrastination |

Q: The intense Mr. X writes about a pattern of trying to “put 10 pounds of shit into a five pound bag,” that is, making unrealistic plans, and then feeling frustrated,  and anxious about not accomplishing what he set out to do.  Sound familiar?      1,157 total views Originally posted 2019-01-05 21:41:42.

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We miss Robin Williams

It seems like only yesterday that we were saddened and shocked to learn of the suicide of  the national treasure, Robin Williams . . .  3,371 total views Originally posted 2014-08-12 19:41:28.

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“Secondary disturbance” is not secondary in signifance.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 22 Aug 21 in Acceptance, Basics, Depression, Disputing, ULA, UOA, USA |

We have been having some great discussions lately over at the REBT-CBT Forum Yahoogroup.  Thm raised an honest and important question and was kind enough to allow me to re-post it here.  Thanks, Thm!  His question and my response follows. Your follow-up comments and questions are encouraged and welcomed.  6,296 total views Originally posted 2013-12-07 03:57:31.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 29 Jul 21 in Depression |

A loyal reader complains of being “depressed about nothing in particular.”   Sound familiar?  6,821 total views Originally posted 2014-07-16 06:50:09.

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It is good to think about the future!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 18 Jun 21 in Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Depression, Rational living, Time management |

  How far can you imagine into your future? For those suffering from addictions, alcoholism and depression, only about 9 days!  15,993 total views Originally posted 2015-08-30 20:58:55.

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Distorted thinking is at the root of “neurosis”

  “Much of what we call emotion is nothing more or less than a certain kind – a biased, prejudiced, or strongly evaluative kind – of thought.”                                  ~Albert Ellis, Rational Psychotherapy and Individual Psychology    2,817 total views Originally posted […]

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A loyal reader asks about managing job burnout What a great topic! There is an expectation that has become common since the 1960’s that work is “supposed” to be fulfilling, satisfying, fun, even meaningful . . .   8,143 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2013-06-25 02:53:25.

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Negative thinking patterns

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 17 Mar 21 in David Burns, Depression, Ten Cognitive Distortions |

  Negative thinking patterns can be immensely deceptive and persuasive, and change is rarely easy. But with patience and persistence, I believe that nearly all individuals suffering from depression can improve and experience a sense of joy and self-esteem once again.”           ~David Burns, author “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy” […]

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Depression can seem worse than cancer!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 2 Mar 21 in David Burns, Depression, Self esteem |

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Do anti-depressant medications work?

We have been having a fascinating discussion that I reckon is best framed as “Do antidepressant medications work?”     7,529 total views Originally posted 2013-08-06 19:00:08.

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