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If You Can’t Say Something Nice, You’re Part Of The Problem

February 1st, 2017

"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all" used to be a popular expression. It has been replaced by: "If you can't say something horribly judgmental and cruel, try harder." It's bad. We are so caught up in our judgment and our rage, being verbally abusive towards... Read More >>

Don’t Wait Till It’s Too Late To Express Your Love To People

January 29th, 2017

If you have something you want to say to someone, whether it's expressing your love for them or telling them something you've wanted to share with them but have been reluctant to, say it now. Don't wait for the right time because the right time may never happen. You may... Read More >>

Don’t Let Down Your Guard When You’re Trying To Effect Change

January 28th, 2017

Whether we are trying to repair a relationship, or improve ourselves, or succeed at something great, it is critical that we don't get complacent as we start to see change and progress. It is critical that we not let down our guard, that we are vigilant every moment, that we... Read More >>

Forget About Gun Violence. Sugar Will Kill You.

January 4th, 2017

Sugar kills more people than guns. It will increase your chances of getting diabetes, obesity, heart attacks and strokes. It is a major cause of inflammation which leads to a variety of other illnesses. A hot fudge sundae may put a smile on your face. But it'll also put one... Read More >>

Meatballs. Bill Murray. It Just Doesn’t Matter. Be Your Own Hero

January 3rd, 2017

In the movie, Meatballs, Bill Murray is coaching a summer camp softball team. Just prior to the final game between his team of nerds and the super-jocks, Bill gives his team a pep talk, reminding them that whether they win or lose, it just doesn't matter. What does matter is... Read More >>

We Are The World. We Are The Wackos.

January 2nd, 2017

We used to go to the movies to see weird and outrageous wackos. Now all we need to do is go online, search for any topic, and we're sure to find someone spewing hate about it or doing something super freaky associated with it. It's all incredibly entertaining, even the... Read More >>

The Butterfly Effect and New Year’s Resolutions

January 1st, 2017

The Butterfly Effect states that small causes can have large effects. A butterfly flapping its wings in New Jersey can affect the weather in Siberia. If that's the case, imagine what each of us can do to change the world by changing our mind, by softening our heart, by engaging... Read More >>

If Your Wife Divorces you, Don’t Be A Turd In The Punchbowl

December 31st, 2016

Just because your wife divorces you and you are angry at her and want her to feel the pain that you are feeling doesn't mean you should act out by doing mean, spiteful things to punish and hurt her. Not cool. Particularly if you have children and use them as... Read More >>

Rules Of Engagement – How To Behave In Arguments

December 21st, 2016

Most relationships fail because one or both partners have poor communication skills. Issues are never adequately resolved, resentments build up over time, and eventually one of the two partners finally accepts the fact that the relationship is just not going to work and they exit stage left. Or they stay... Read More >>

Hypocrisy and Double Standards Are The New Truth

December 19th, 2016

Being righteously indignant and outraged by bad behavior in others, while turning a blind eye to the bad behavior in ourselves and those we support is very common these days, and is probably the leading cause of the extreme division in our country today. We need to have the courage... Read More >>

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