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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 . . .   7,281 total views Originally posted 2013-06-25 02:53:25.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 31 Dec 20 in Depression |

A loyal reader complains of being “depressed about nothing in particular.”   Sound familiar?  6,382 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2014-07-16 06:50:09.

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Depression can seem worse than cancer!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 30 Dec 20 in David Burns, Depression, Self esteem |

 1,877 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2017-07-25 22:47:22.

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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?”     7,308 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2013-08-06 19:00:08.

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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    2,581 total views Originally posted […]

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Negative thinking patterns

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 11 Oct 20 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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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 . . .  3,174 total views Originally posted 2014-08-12 19:41:28.

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Is depression inherited or learned?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 3 Aug 20 in Depression, Disputing, Ellis Quotes |

“You largely constructed your depression. It wasn’t given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it.”                                ~Albert Ellis This one really pisses some people off, especially those who are quite invested in thinking about their depression as “genetic”  and “inherited.”  1,802 total […]

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It is good to think about the future!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 3 May 20 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!  15,576 total views Originally posted 2015-08-30 20:58:55.

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Ten Pounds of Shit in a Five Pound Bag?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 24 Jan 20 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?      819 total views Originally posted 2019-01-05 21:41:42.

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