According to psychologist Albert Ellis, “People don’t just get upset. They contribute to their upsetness.” And, specifically, it’s irrational thinking that contributes to our “upsetness.” As the founder of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Ellis encourages us to identify our irrational beliefs, challenge them, and replace them with rational beliefs. He asserts—and research substantiates—that by doing so, we can greatly reduce negative emotions. Join me to learn another approach from cognitive therapy for taking charge of your thoughts! I share my personal experience with the power of REBT—including a specific time when a hidden irrational belief was making me miserable and how I uncovered it, disputed it, and found my joy again!