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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.

Forgiveness: The Global Solution

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 28, 12 at 06:34 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: forgive to win, forgiveness, how to forgive, letting go of grievances, spirituality, world peace

Our planet is having a nervous breakdown. Due to ever-increasing greed, selfishness, deceit, corruption, judgment, intolerance, divisiveness, hatred, anger and aggression, humanity is spiraling downward into the abyss. Unless we are able to elevate the consciousness of others and move...

Forgiveness, Acceptance, and Love

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 27, 12 at 08:33 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: acceptance, forgiveness, how to forgive, letting go of judgments, love, world peace

It is extremely difficult to not be judgmental. It is extremely difficult to let go of resentments and grievances. It is extremely difficult to turn the other cheek. It is extremely difficult to forgive. Nonetheless, these are the things we...

How To Overcome Your Unwillingness To Forgive

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 26, 12 at 10:19 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: acceptance, difficulty forgiving, forgiveness, how to forgive, self-fulfillment, success, tolerance

When we are having difficulty forgiving others, we focus on our blessings and on being grateful for what we have in our lives despite what has been done to us. This can take the sting out of any offense and...

It's Not Easy Being A Saint In the City

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 14, 12 at 11:26 AM | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: acceptance, compassion, cooperation, forgiveness, peace, truth

This world is so disturbed, so confused, so caught up in fear, judgment, aggression, competition. It's all very self destructive. There's only one way out of this mess. We need to change people's minds. We do this by staying true...

Where Is Forgiveness Ranked On Your Daily To Do List?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | February 11, 12 at 06:37 PM | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: acceptance, compassion, forgiveness, happiness, success, to do list, unity

Amidst all the things we wish to do and accomplish, all the things we intend to set into motion, amidst all of our proactivity and reactivity, all our creating, manifesting, building and amassing, amidst all these things we wish to...

Secret To Happiness: Stop Thinking You're Thinking

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | February 8, 12 at 01:15 PM

Read More: how to be happy, positive psychology, secret, thoughts create reality

When we identify with our ego, the thoughts we are "thinking" aren't our real thoughts. They are born of the ego, born of fear. They are not really thoughts, they are delusions, they are distortions of reality. Our real thoughts...

Anger Management: Channeling Anger Into Effective Communication

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | January 25, 12 at 11:17 AM | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: anger management, effective communication, repairing relationships

Anger is a signal device to inform that there is a perceived threat. In relationships, anger is used to emotionally beat up the other person. Best that anger be channeled into calm, effective communication of one's concerns so that problems...

The Message We Aren't Getting From Our Politicians: Tolerance, Acceptance, Compassion & Unity

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | January 14, 12 at 11:42 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: acceptance, compassion, demonizing, fear mongering, forgiveness, politicians, solutions, tolerance, unity

Unity is a very important theme. It is critical to the resolution of the many problems facing our nation and our world today because without it we will never be able to engage the necessary solutions. In this election year...

What The Presidential Candidates Aren't Telling Us

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | January 11, 12 at 04:51 PM

Read More: democrats, global warming, nuclear weapons, patriotism, presidential candidates, republicans, terrorism

All the candidates on both sides of the aisle tell us what they're going to do for us. They're going to lower taxes, and they're going to create new jobs, and they're going to... blah blah blah... but what they...

Why The Law of Attraction Doesn't Work For Most People

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | January 7, 12 at 09:54 AM | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: forgiveness, happiness, Law of Attraction, LOA, making money, prosperity, success

The Law of Attraction doesn't work for most people because despite what they consciously strive for, despite what thoughts they keep in the forefront of their conscious mind, despite all their proactivity, practice, persistence and perseverance, they have an unconscious...

Purpose. Passion. Practice. Persistence. Step Up To The Plate And Take Your Best Shot

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | January 4, 12 at 10:47 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: forgiveness, happiness, inner peace, prosperity, relationships, self-fulfillment, self-help, success

Many people are afraid to go after their dreams, to take action, to implement.... out of fear that they will fail, look stupid, feel shamed, and have to acknowledge that they weren't good enough... Bottom line: You won't know if...

End Self Sabotaging Behaviors Getting in the way of your Happiness, Success & Inner Peace

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | January 2, 12 at 09:51 AM | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: acceptance, end self sabotage, forgiveness, happiness, inner peace, love, success

Most of us don't get what we want in our lives because we sabotage ourselves: We procrastinate. We resist. We don't follow through. We don't do the things that we know are in our best interests. The end result is...

Why Should I Forgive? The Origin of a New Year's Resolution

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | December 28, 11 at 07:55 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: acceptance, Bible, forgiveness, God, love, New Year's Resolution, religion, spirituality, success

I’ve been asked why I’m passionate about teaching forgiveness. It’s because all religious, spiritual and metaphysical roads I’ve traveled have led me here, to this one Truth borrowed from A Course In Miracles: I forgive others for my own peace...

How To Beat The Holiday Blues

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | December 14, 11 at 10:39 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: anxiety, depression, happiness, holiday blues, mental health

It is terribly ironic that the holidays, which is meant to be a time for celebration, joy, family, loved ones, connection, harmony and contentment, brings sadness and depression to so many people. Why is this the case? Perhaps because those...

How To Overcome Feelings Related To Betrayal

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | December 4, 11 at 09:02 AM | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: acceptance, anger, betrayal, forgiveness, judgment, love, trust

The best way to overcome feelings related to betrayal is to recognize that harboring negative feelings towards others, regardless of how they have behaved, is a betrayal of yourself, your Higher Self, your Spirit, your Soul. It is our mission...

Do You Have The Life That You Want and Does Depression Have Anything To Do With It?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | November 30, 11 at 09:35 AM | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: depression, happiness, relationships, self-actualization, success

People often say they are too depressed to do the things they want to do. But sometimes it's because they haven't done the things they want to do and have allowed their lives to stagnate that depression begins and gradually...

The Problem With Thanksgiving

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | November 24, 11 at 12:42 PM | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: birthdays, Christmas, gratitude, holidays, love, service to others, Thanksgiving

The problem with Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthdays, etc. is that we go out of our way on these particular days to be considerate, loving and grateful. And then the next day we revert back...

Hate The Sin, Not The Sinner. Love The Message, Not The Messenger

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | November 23, 11 at 12:48 PM | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: acceptance, charity, compassion, forgiveness, generosity, grace, love, religion

The problem with many people who profess to be devout worshipers of their religion, whatever it might be, is that they fanatically and zealously worship their God, their Guru, their whatever, but don't worship the message. They don't apply the...

Go Forth Today and Do Something Different

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | November 13, 11 at 08:41 AM | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: choices, procrastination, self-fulfillment, self-sabotage, taking action

There are so many things we put off for another day. Take a moment today to think about these things. Decide to put at least one of these things into action today. Consider the possibility that when you surprise yourself...

Judging A Book By Its Cover - The Importance of Balance

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | November 12, 11 at 09:40 AM | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: balance, judgment, priorities, self-sabotage, success

It's important to put your best foot forward but it's also important to maintain balance which sometimes might demand that we simply put a foot forward, whether it be the best one or not, while attending to other equally important...