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Crazy-Makers: Dealing with Passive-Aggressive People

Why Are People Mean? Don't Take It Personally!

When You Have Been Betrayed

Struggling to Forgive: An Inability to Grieve

Happy Habits: 50 Suggestions

The Secret of Happiness: Let It Find You (But Make the Effort)

Excellence vs. Perfection

Depression is Not Sadness

20 Steps to Better Self-Esteem

7 Rules and 8 Methods for Responding to Passive-aggressive People

What to Do When Your Jealousy Threatens to Destroy Your Marriage

Happiness is An Attitude

Guide to How to Set Achieveable Goals

Catastrophe? Or Inconvenience?

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Cognitive Styles

How do we Change Irrational Thinking?
Provides an overview of how cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) works.

Analyzing Your Moods, Symptoms, and Events with Excel At Life's Mood Log
The Mood Log feature of the app not only gives you a place to record your daily moods but it will provide an analysis of how different activities or events can impact your moods.

What to Expect from Mindfulness-based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (MCBT) When You Have Depression and Anxiety
Discusses expectations of MCBT and how to assess your efforts when practicing the methods.

Does Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Lack Compassion? It Depends Upon the Therapist
Discussion of a complaint made by some people regarding their experience with CBT and explains what to look for in a CBT therapist.

10 Common Errors Made In Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Discusses how to make CBT most effective by addressing common errors that occur.

Coping With Change: Psychological Flexibility
Discusses the concept of adapting to change and how CBT can improve psychological flexibility.

The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Anxiety Disorders
Describes research showing the effectiveness of CBT compared to medication.

Making Attributions for a Healthier Attitude
Discusses how people tend to explain behavior and inaccuracies that can occur.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
Explains problems that occur in the popular media when sharing statistics regarding health issues.

Rational Approach to the Holidays
Holidays can be stressful for many people. This article discusses how changing thinking can reduce the stress.

Cognitive Styles

List of Cognitive Styles
A list of the irrational beliefs used in Excel At Life's cognitive diary examples and apps.

Catastrophe? Or, Inconvenience?
Examines catastrophic thinking which is the tendency to assume the worst-case scenario is likely to occur.

Danger: Negativity Ahead
Discusses the danger of engaging in negative thinking about the self, others, and situations.

Use Your Head! And Your Heart!
Describes emotional reasoning which is the tendency to believe emotions are accurate without evaluating them.

Excellence vs. Perfection
Compares perfectionistic thinking with striving for excellence.

But It Happened Before!
Generalizing is the irrational belief that because something occurred one time it is more likely to occur again.

When the Need for Control Gets Out of Control
Examines the Internal Control Fallacy of needing to be in control and responsible for everything and the External Control Fallacy which is believing everything that happens is due to luck or uncontrollable circumstances.

Why Are People Mean? Don't Take It Personally!
Describes the different reasons people are mean on a continuum for unintentional to malicious.

Read Books, Not Minds
Discusses the irrational belief that others should know what you want or what you are feeling without telling them directly or that you know what others are thinking or feeling.

To Should? Or, Not To Should? Demand Thinking
Describes irrational thinking of shoulds or demands/expectations which are often perfectionistic or critical in nature.

CBT Techniques

Understanding and Using the Cognitive Diary
Describes how to change irrational thinking styles by using the cognitive diary technique.

The Worry Box Technique
Describes how to reduce worry/anxiety by examining the importance of the worry and what can be done to manage the worry.

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