Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 19 Apr 19 in Books & Media, medication, REBT & Other therapies compared, stoic |

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living 2,241 total views, 30 views today Originally posted 2017-08-08 05:09:50.

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Happiness, is it real or is it Memorex?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 17 Apr 19 in Books & Media, Happiness |

We have been talking about ‘happiness.’  Is it real or a cruel, false hope propagated by self-help authors trying to peddle their books and seminars? Possibly a bit of both, me thinks. A reader quotes Will Ross’s website to help make his case for happiness 947 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2012-11-14 22:17:42.

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Stoic Philosophy and REBT

  The gods have released you from accountability for your parents, your siblings, your body, your possessions – for death and for life itself. They made you responsible only for what is in your power – the proper use of impressions. So why take on the burden of matters which you cannot answer for? You […]

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How do you react to things?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 26 Dec 18 in Books & Media, REBT & Other therapies compared, stoic, Uncategorized |

  It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.    ~Epictetus, Greek slave and philosopher, 55-135 AD 134 total views, no views today

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Are you making progress?

Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher who lived in the 1st and 2nd Century AD .  497 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-11-03 06:54:35.

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Cognitive Distancing in Stoicism

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 10 Nov 18 in Albert Ellis, Books & Media, Disputing |

  Albert Ellis Donald Robertson Epictetus Stoic philosophy is among the many influences Drs. Ellis and Beck drew upon in developing REBT and CBT. However, there is a conundrum or a seeming conundrum between REBT’s emphasis on “disputing” and the stoic preference for “distancing.” In this sense, stoic philosophy may have more in common with […]

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