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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 Miracle Of Love

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 4, 11 at 11:46 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: acceptance, God, love, miracles

Years ago a co-worker was in the hospital dying of AIDS. We didn’t like each other but I went to see him to help lift his spirits. Before entering his room I decided I wouldn’t see his illness, I would...

Fasting, Mad Cowboys, Food Pyramids, Cell Phones, and Oprah

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 8, 11 at 09:23 PM | Health

Read More: cell phones, eating meat, fasting, food pyramid, government mandates, vegan, vegetarian

A few months ago I read the book, “Fasting and Eating for Health: A Medical Doctor’s Program For Conquering Disease” by Joel Fuhrman, M.D., which led to my decision to engage in a 7-day water only fast. If I were...

The Importance of Communication in Repairing Relationships

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 3, 11 at 06:58 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: communication, repairing relationships

The other day one of my patients was describing his angst over his marital relationship. His wife had grown distant and unresponsive. I asked him if he had discussed this with her. He had not. He was afraid to. He...

Book Review: "The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony" by Will Tuttle, Ph.D.

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 29, 11 at 10:02 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: choices, consequences, personal development, vegan diet, vegetarian diet, world peace

Albert Einstein once wrote, “Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” In his book, “The World Peace Diet,” Dr. Will Tuttle illuminates and expands...

What Personal Development Lessons Can We Learn From The Catholic Church, Newt Gingrich, The Rapture, and Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 25, 11 at 02:37 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: Arnold Schwartzenegger, Catholic Church, Harold Camping, May 21, medicare, Newt Gingrich, personal development, social engineering, The Rapture

Last week the Catholic Church released a report claiming that the sexual abuse problems with their priests is partly due to the promiscuity and free love consciousness of the ‘60s. This is clearly inappropriate. The sexual abuse problems with their...

What Can Planned Parenthood and Immigration Reform Teach Us About Our Personal Relationships?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 15, 11 at 09:56 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: communication, relationships, self-esteem, truth

In April, Senator Jon Kyl lied to the United States Senate and the American people when he said, “If you want an abortion, you go to Planned Parenthood, and that's well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does." The...

I Love You, Mom, But Ix-Nay The Frozen Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 8, 11 at 06:31 PM | Health

Read More: choices, health, processed foods

There is a product on the market now which is essentially frozen peanut butter and jelly sandwiches which Moms can take out of the freezer and put in their kids' lunchboxes so that by lunchtime they will have defrosted and...

"Forks Over Knives" - A Film Review

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 3, 11 at 10:13 PM | Health

Read More: bypass surgery, change, choices, cholesterol, diabetes, health, heart disease, hypertension, obesity, vegan diet, weight loss

If you're not a vegan, you're killing yourself with the food you're eating. You're killing yourself with the false beliefs you have about the nutritional importance of animal products. You're killing yourself by creating in your body high cholesterol, hypertension,...

Cognitive Tools To Assist In Weight Loss

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 1, 11 at 04:36 PM | Health

Read More: advice, affirmations, inner critic, motivation, visualizations, weight loss

People who care about us will, oftentimes, say things to derail our weight loss efforts. It doesn’t mean they don’t care about us. It just means they aren’t in touch with their own motivations and fears. A common fear friends...

The Challenges of Losing Weight and How To Overcome Them

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 23, 11 at 07:07 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: change, self help, weight loss

Weight loss is about delayed gratification. We need to appreciate that the work we’re doing today to make our lives better will reap great rewards but that it’s going to take time, which is important to remember so that we...

Not Thinking Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 21, 11 at 09:24 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: forgiveness, happiness, health, self help, success

There was a story in the paper last week about fishermen in Los Angeles being warned against eating a number of species of fish they caught off L.A. shores that have been determined to be toxic. The response of the...

Why People Have Difficulty Losing Weight

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 17, 11 at 06:41 PM | Health

Read More: change, motivation, personal development, self help, weight loss

One of the reasons why people who have the desire to lose weight are unable to stick to a diet program is because they also have a psychological resistance to losing weight. That resistance can be expressed in terms of...

Book Review: THE ENGINE 2 DIET by Rip Esselstyn

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 10, 11 at 03:14 PM | Health

Read More: diet, exercise, happiness, health, self-empowerment, self-help, well being

Rip Esselstyn, a Texas Firefighter, has developed a "28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds." It's motto, "Eat More, Lose More, is particularly appealing to me, being someone who is excessively dedicated to food consumption. What...

Does God Work In Mysterious Ways Or Do We?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 9, 11 at 05:56 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: happiness, self-help, success, winning

If you think God works in mysterious ways, take a look in the mirror. Can you honestly say that the things you do make a whole lot of sense? You may be the exception to the rule but, the fact...

Doing A Geographic vs The Power of Positive Action to Achieve Success

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 6, 11 at 08:14 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: happiness, personal development, positive psychology, self improvement, success

“Doing a geographic” is an expression that I believe originated in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous to describe what many alcoholics and addicts do when their lives have become unmanageable. Rather than address the core problem which is their alcohol...

Guest Blog Post: How To Stay Positive: 5 Ways To Relax and Reduce Stress by Alexis Bonari

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 4, 11 at 08:50 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: positive psychology, self-improvement, stress-reduction

In today’s multi-tasking, pressure-cooker world of too much to do and not enough time to do it, it’s oftentimes impossible to not feel overwhelmed, to not get stressed out, and to not get down on ourselves about what we’ve failed...

Eating Food Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 30, 11 at 07:28 AM | Food

Read More: health, longevity, medications, motivation, self help, vegan, vegetarian, weight loss

John Robbins, author of "The New Good Life: Living Better Than Ever in an Age of Less," wrote an eye-opening Huffington Post, "Being Fat In America," which was the final nail in the coffin of my attachment to eating animal...

What Can Gadhafi Teach Us About Our Personal Relationships?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 29, 11 at 06:24 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: divorce, happiness, marriage, relationships, self help

It is only a matter of time before Gadhafi leaves Libya. History provides many examples of the United States destroying dictators they were once in bed with when it becomes their best interest to do so. And yet Gadhafi stays....

The Law of Distraction

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 20, 11 at 11:24 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: communication, happiness, relationships, self help, success

The Law of Distraction isn’t complicated: The more distracted we are, the less effective we are with our work, our goals, our relationships and our physical well-being. The less attention we pay to details, the greater the potential for mistakes,...

What Price Nuclear Power?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 17, 11 at 06:17 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: earthquakes, Japan, nuclear power, nuclear reactors, tsunamis

After what has happened in Japan, anybody who says we shouldn’t put the brakes on our zest for nuclear energy is either a moron or beholden to special interests. This includes President Obama. Thinking that an earthquake leading to a...