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MBA in self-management

Expert self-managers, how do you do it? [more inside]
posted by dinosaurprincess on Sep 30, 2014 - 2 answers

CBT or RET/REBT Worksheets or Own Methods that Work for You

I have struggled with intense anxiety and depression for many years. My counselor who still uses RET (REBT) is helpful. I have read Feeling Good (CBT) along with other books of RET author Albert Ellis...but I have difficulty finding a way that makes sense in disputing my thoughts that I stick with. I am willing to put the time in but I am curious is anyone here is willing to share their own style of doing CBT or RET homework that works for them. I'm not asking for shortcuts but unique ways you may have tweaked either layout or jotting down things. I am open to whatever you might suggest. (For what it is worth, I find Albert Ellis' writing rather strange but understand the philosophy of REBT and CBT.)
posted by snap_dragon on Nov 8, 2013 - 12 answers

Philosophy of the Occult?

I am looking for books investigating the occult as a phenomenon, its history, and its possibilities. Maybe that sounds simple, but I'm also picky. [more inside]
posted by parkbench on Apr 4, 2013 - 19 answers

Spock vs. the Anti-Spock

Anyone have good ideas of characters who personify over-emotional thinking, over-rational thinking and a healthy balance of both? The missus leads a group at a recovery center, and she's trying to find examples to show the patients to help them understand between emotional and rational thinking. The best we've come up with is Spock/McCoy/Kirk; is there a good clip that shows this interplay between the characters? Or, please, if you have better characters and scenes she could use, we'd appreciate it.
posted by razdrez on May 16, 2012 - 20 answers

And there are no blood tests for this, I take it...

My therapist now thinks I've got ADHD. Everyone agrees I'm bipolar. I'm self-diagnosed with medical students' disease. How do I sort this out now that I know she's biased? [more inside]
posted by Fee Phi Faux Phumb I Smell t'Socks o' a Puppetman! on Mar 1, 2011 - 22 answers

How to care for my geek husband?

I need help understanding how my hyper-smart geek husband's brain works. I want to give him the understanding he craves but am having a hard time inhabiting his plane. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2008 - 61 answers

Is Economics a science? If so, in whIs there a rational basis for making large-scale (world/country) economic decisions?

Is it possible to rationally settle on an economic theary? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on May 31, 2008 - 54 answers

Help me use game theory to better understand my workplace

Help me use game theory to better understand the seemingly irrational behavior at my workplace [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Jan 30, 2008 - 16 answers

Why can't I all just get along?

I stay calm and collected when people are getting angry and yelling at me. I have been told that this is an "infuriating" trait. What to do? [more inside]
posted by afroblanca on Nov 23, 2005 - 49 answers

I need some relational database features for invoicing in MS Excel.

Invoicing with MS Excel--squeezing relational database features out [MI]
posted by adamrice on Feb 17, 2004 - 10 answers

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