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Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. Psychiatrist. Mastery of Life Mentor. Speaker & Author. Emphasizing the power of spiritual techniques and cognitive tools to generate happiness, well-being and material success.

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Blog Entries by Walter Jacobson, M.D.

The Neo Testament

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 2, 10 at 08:43 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: A Course In Miracles, forgiveness, God, love, mindfulness, peace, survival, Testament

In the last two posts, I shared a perspective of mine that the Old and New Testaments are actually God-inspired survival manuals for the human race, independent of whatever historical data they may provide. The Neo-Testament is an expression I...

In God We Trust

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 24, 10 at 09:41 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: forgiveness, God, homosexuality, judgment, love, New Testament, Old Testament, vengeance

God and the Bible are very touchy subjects for many people, such that when someone challenges traditional concepts they have their heart and soul invested in, it oftentimes generates anger and animosity. It isn't my intention to trample on...

God's Will Be Done?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 17, 10 at 06:11 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: forgiveness, gays, God, Jesus Christ, judgment, New Testament, Old Testament, prejudice

I received a comment to last week's blog, "The Power of Love": "How can a Christian overcome prejudices, when our prejudices are backed by the Bible? Such as my loathing for gays... when the Bible clearly states it is a...

The Power of Love

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 10, 10 at 09:49 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: call for love, fear, forgiveness, judgment, love, miracles, projection

A few days ago, I tweeted the following:"What we hate in the world is a bizarre projection of our own self-loathing. When we let go of our judgments, our world will fill with Light."I received this response from a Facebook...

Mind vs Body: What I Think Is What I Am

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 4, 10 at 10:46 AM | Health

Read More: acceptance, body, death, ego, fear, forgiveness, illness, judgment, mind, unconditional love

I was asked by a cyber friend to give my opinion regarding the mind and the brain, the mind and the body, and the role genetics plays in the psychological makeup of individuals. The first point I'd like to...

What The Abusive Health Care Reform Name-Calling Can Teach Us About Our Personal Relationships

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 27, 10 at 11:48 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: abuse, communication, healing, health care reform, personal relationships, trust

Last week, amidst the health care reform debate and vote, a segment of protesters, having felt betrayed by their government, filled with rage, resentments, and distrust, verbally assaulted a number of government officials with abusive name-calling. Fearing for their...

Going After Our Dreams

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 20, 10 at 04:26 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: dreams, Eye of the Tiger, failure, fear, rejection, risk, Rocky Balboa, shame, success

A client of mine, not content with what he was doing for a living and desiring to improve the quality of his life, came up with a checklist of projects, any one of which could deliver him the life...

What Toyota's Surge in Sales Tells Us About Ourselves and Our Relationships

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 13, 10 at 08:48 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: incentives, loyalty, promises, relationships, Toyota, trust

There was a story in the newspaper today about how Toyota's sales are currently better than they had anticipated because of a major ad blitz and tremendous incentives that are being offered to potential buyers. Several customers were quoted...

What Price Loyalty?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 8, 10 at 07:06 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: ethics, God, humanity, ideals, integrity, justice, loyalty, truth

There's a lot of  loyalty floating around out there.  People are loyal to their country. People are loyal to their president. People are loyal to their political party. People are loyal to their political pundits. People are loyal to their...

How To Deal With Obstacles On Our Success Path

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | February 28, 10 at 09:48 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: bad luck, catastrophizing, good luck, obstacles, success

Oftentimes, when we are working towards a long-range goal, and an obstacle appears in our path, we get depressed, we get anxious, we get demoralized, we overreact and catastrophize. We tell ourselves that there's no point in trying any longer,...

Keep Your Game Face On

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | February 22, 10 at 06:43 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: better self, change, growth, transformation

I saw a movie recently in which one of the characters told his wife in the movie to keep her game face on. He told her this because he didn't want her to let her guard down and reveal...

What Our Positions On Global Warming Tell Us About Ourselves

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | February 14, 10 at 08:30 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: bias, conflict, facts, global warming, safety, security, truth, weather

There has been a lot of hoop and holler about the extreme winter weather much of the country has been experiencing lately, particularly in regard to what it has to say about global warming. Those who believe global warming is...

What Price Blagojevich?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | February 6, 10 at 09:10 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: celebrity, Rod Blagojevich, role modeling, television, The Apprentice

I saw a commercial on TV for the new season of "The Apprentice," which indicated that Rod Blagojevich, the ex-Governor of Illinois, is going to be one of the show's contestants. Certainly, I'm not surprised. Over the years, Americans have...

What Can Our Political Passions For President Obama Tell Us About Our Personal Relationships?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | January 31, 10 at 10:42 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: anger, change, compromise, growth, President Obama, relationships, resentments, success

The following commentary is a generalization. It doesn't apply to everyone, but it does appear to be an extremely common scenario disturbingly prevalent in our country today. Equally so, the generalization doesn't apply solely to those who don't care...

What Can the Supreme Court and Martin Luther King Teach Us About Relationships?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | January 24, 10 at 06:48 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: character, constitution, democracy, ethics, integrity, liberty, martin luther king, supreme court, Truth

Times change. There was a time when we could look at Supreme Court Justices with great respect and admiration. They were people who had a high standard of right action, a commitment to the Constitution of the United States,...

What Can We Learn From Haiti?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | January 17, 10 at 07:55 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: acceptance, blessings, gratitude, grievances, laugh, resentments, smile

Life is fleeting. Life is precarious. Life is precious. Life is not to be taken for granted. In the blink of an eye it can be taken away. It behooves us to look at each new day with appreciation,...

A Kindness A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | January 8, 10 at 09:07 PM | Health

Read More: compassion, doctor, forgiveness, generosity, health, kindness, well-being

Anger and kindness are on opposite poles, opposite ends of the spectrum. When we're angry we're not kind and when we're kind we're not angry. The two are truly mutually exclusive even if we con ourselves into thinking otherwise with...

Why Doctor Who Is Happy and What We Can Learn From Him

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | January 3, 10 at 10:10 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: choices, danger, Doctor Who, fear, happiness, joy, optimism, positivity, risks

In the world of Doctor Who, the last of the Time Lords, when he is near death he is able to regenerate. When this happens he is transformed into a new version of himself.  He looks different and his former...

How Can We Make This New Year New?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | January 1, 10 at 03:20 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: acceptance, forgiveness, generosity, joy, love, New Year, prosperity, Resolution

Yes, it's a new year, but it seems like business as usual. Not a whole lot of difference a day makes. So the question becomes, how can we make this new year truly new? How can we reduce the violence...

The Relationship between Violence and Love: A New Year's Resolution

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | December 26, 09 at 10:38 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: acceptance, Christmas, forgiveness, love, New Year's Resolution, violence, well-being

It's Christmas Day. The headlines of the L.A. Times read:  "Woman arrested in death of newborn found in trash bin." "Man charged with murder in stabbing death of ex-girlfriend." "Bus driver gets 151 years for molesting girls." "Girl, 11, missing;...