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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.

What Can President Obama's "Change You Can Believe In" Teach Us About Our Personal Relationships?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | September 29, 10 at 10:10 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: change, President Obama, promises, relationships, trust

President Obama's approval ratings have dropped substantially. The reason is not complicated. He promised to make a lot of changes and didn't. Trust has been broken. The relationship he had with the people who voted for him has been broken....

Yes Is The New No. Be Your Own Hero

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | September 19, 10 at 11:01 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: building self esteem, choices, inspiration, motivation, positive psychology, self help, taking risks

Oftentimes when something is suggested to us as a possibility or we are asked if we'd like to do something, our first impulse is to say no. "I can't... I'm too busy... It won't work... That's never going to happen."...

Picking Fights In Politics & Relationships

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | September 12, 10 at 08:51 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: anger, communication, marriage, politics, reconciliation, relationships, resentments

In politics, people don't play fair. When we don't like a politician, we will find any excuse to attack the person. We will use anything that person says or does as an opportunity to vilify or blame them in some...

Maximizing Estimable Acts We Do For Others To Strengthen Our Relationships

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | September 4, 10 at 03:10 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: communication, estimable acts, favors, generosity, relationships, self-help

When we are doing somebody a favor, it's best we do it graciously. It's best we don't make them feel like they are burdening us or that they are a nuisance because when we do this we are essentially shooting...

Is Glenn Beck Right?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | August 29, 10 at 10:27 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: anger, Glenn Beck, God, hate, judgment, love, politics, religion, restoring honor

Glenn Beck has the right idea about focusing on God. Unfortunately, he is going about it the wrong way. By that I mean: Yesterday at his Restoring Honor rally he spoke of uniting people in God. Tomorrow, however, he will...

Bereavement: Dealing With The Loss Of A Loved One

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | August 27, 10 at 09:38 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: bereavement, dealing with loss, grief, inspiration, love, self-help

I was asked by a Facebook friend to offer advice as to how to cope with the loss of his father. This is what I wrote to him: Regrettably, a loss of this nature is not a simple thing to...

What Can We Learn From the Mosque vs Ground Zero Debacle?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | August 25, 10 at 09:06 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: anger, Ground Zero, hate, intolerance, mosque, relationships, right, tolerance

A majority of those who are against the building of the mosque near Ground Zero have moved from reasonable and appropriate dissent and disagreement to bigotry, racism, stereotyping, hatred, and violence in speech if not in action, all of which...

Flight Attendant "Heroics" and Our Personal Relationships

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | August 18, 10 at 01:59 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: forgiveness, Jet Blue, relationships, self-help, trust

There was an article in the paper yesterday that the Jet Blue flight attendant is now being represented for television projects and that he now has 25 offers for reality TV shows.This is not surprising but it is extremely disturbing...

Fear Is The Problem. Forgiveness Is The Solution.

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | August 8, 10 at 11:41 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: acceptance, forgiveness, love

If we perceive ourselves to be religious people, and our religious doctrines espouse forgiveness, acceptance and love, it is critical that we do the best we can to practice what our religions preach.If we fail to do this, if we...

What Should We Do When We Want Love From Others But Are Unable to Get It?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 30, 10 at 10:46 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: happiness, personal development, relationships, self-improvement, well-being

It is common for us to want acceptance, approval and love from those people we care about, whether they be parents, partners or friends. It is also common that, much of the time, our efforts to attain these things go...

Stop Interrupting. Start Listening. Make Your Relationships Thrive!

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 18, 10 at 01:55 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: compromise, effective communication, interrupting, not listening, respect, successful relationships, validation

Partners, when arguing, oftentimes interrupt each other and don't listen to what the other person has to say. Less concerned about finding common ground, the argument becomes an opportunity to make oneself right and the other person wrong. Let's say...

The 7 Principles of Peace of Mind - A Book Review

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 10, 10 at 08:53 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: fear, happiness, inspiration, love, motivation, success

There is no question that fear is a predominant force in our lives. We victimize ourselves with our fear thoughts, and the end result is a life less fulfilling than it could be. If we can learn to release our...

Creating Success Despite Obstacles and Setbacks

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 3, 10 at 01:12 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: career, choices, inspiration, motivation, prosperity, success

When we face obstacles and setbacks while pursuing our dreams, many of us experience anxieties and fears. We become filled with self-doubt and we question the viability of what we're doing. Oftentimes, this leads to us becoming less motivated, less...

Nip It In The Bud: Address Problems When They Are Molehills, Not Mountains

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 19, 10 at 12:38 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: change, communication, cooperation, crisis, relationships, tea party

We are a nation that tends to deal with its problems when they become crises, rather than when they are first developing. This tends to be extremely costly, destructive and inefficient. This same style of problem-solving can be seen in...

Making Amends Matters

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 6, 10 at 10:40 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: Baseball, justice, making amends, Obama, perfect game, self-respect, Selig, truth

There is an unwillingness on the part of many people to address past errors and correct them. Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig's recent decision, to not correct the obvious umpire error that cost Armando Galarraga his perfect game, speaks...

What Can "Meet The Press" Teach Us About Our Personal Relationships?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 29, 10 at 03:10 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: communication, happiness, honesty, relationships, self-improvement, success, trust, well-being

On this past Sunday's "Meet the Press", host David Gregory was interviewing U.S. Senator John Cornyn in regard to the controversy surrounding U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul. According to Sen. Cornyn, Rand Paul had "clarified his views" about the...

What Can The BP Oil Spill Teach Us About Our Careers, Our Products, and Our Personal Relationships?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 23, 10 at 12:57 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: BP, careers, choices, oil spill, profits, relationships, sales, success

Although it's not clear to me what the cause or causes are of the catastrophic BP oil spill, there have been several explanations for it which would suggest that it wasn't simply an accident, but rather an event that...

The Positive Aspects of No

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 16, 10 at 09:19 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: abundance, confidence, Edison, no, persistence, prosperity, success, yes

It can be very frustrating, depressing and discouraging when we're selling a product and we get one no after another. But it doesn't have to be that way. The reason why we feel bad when we get a no...

What Can Overreactions in the Stock Market Teach Us About Our Personal Relationships?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 7, 10 at 04:39 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: communication, gossip, misinformation, overreactions, relationships, right action, stock market

On May 6th, the stock market took a huge dive. One explanation was that it was due to an overreaction to misinformation, to an error on the part of a futures buyer, which led people to think that some...