33+ Examples of All-or-Nothing Thinking

Certain words are associated with all-or-nothing thinking. If you know what they are you can watch out for them and catch yourself when you’re thinking in all-or-nothing terms.

This Popular Book Lauded by Oprah Perpetuates Domestic Abuse. It’s Gotta Go

… why is it even still around? There’s a book from the 80’s called “Getting the Love You Want.” It’s been making the rounds on the self-help circuit and is championed by Oprah (Ref). Oprah sees it as powerful, I see it as taking away power. But the book is counterintuitive to personal growth. It’sContinue reading “This Popular Book Lauded by Oprah Perpetuates Domestic Abuse. It’s Gotta Go”

All-or-Nothing Thinking: What It Is and How to Overcome It

All-or-nothing thinking is a thought distortion, meaning it is skewed thinking that gives you a false perception. This skewed thinking spreads outward. And if you’re thinking in all-or-nothing terms it is negatively impacting every area of your life including work and relationships. Thinking in all-or-nothing terms negatively impacts your mental and emotional well-being. And it’sContinue reading “All-or-Nothing Thinking: What It Is and How to Overcome It”

15 Cognitive Distortions, Why They Suck and How to Fix Them

Cognitive distortions and well-being clash. They’re like George W. Bush at a press conference and a Middle Eastern gentleman with a shoe. They just don’t work. So when we think in cognitive distortions, we undermine our mental and emotional well-being. Thankfully, we have the power to fix our mindset and get rid of the distortions.Continue reading “15 Cognitive Distortions, Why They Suck and How to Fix Them”