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What IS irrational thinking?

December 10, 2010


In Albert Ellis’s book A New Guide to Rational Living, (although it’s not really new, it was published in 1961) Ellis proposes that our lives would much better if we could identify our irrational beliefs and dissolve them. The problem with our irrational beliefs, Ellis argues, is that we take them for granted. Because of […]

Don’t believe everything that you think

December 6, 2010


The other day I was stuck in typical late afternoon city traffic, stressing about how I would get everything done this month (because there’re just too many deadlines and not enough time to meet them). The longer I sat there, the worse things got. My thoughts went something like this: Holiday shopping. New additions to […]