Debbie Jacobs is an advocate, writer and healing specialist living in Alexandria, Virginia. She lived most of her adult life with a diagnosis of depression, anxiety and bipolar and speaks out on how self-improvement is life improvement and believes we all can live happy lives just by making positive change to ourselves. Her influences are Louise Hay, Napoleon Hill, Les Brown and Tony Robbins. She does positivity life coaching and is in the process of writing her first book on her healing process of accomplishing positive thinking, positive effective coping skills and healthy self-esteem, what she calls “freedom and happiness.” She shares her work to motivate, inspire and help others make positive change to themselves for their freedom and happiness too.

Highlights

Taking Yourself On: Insecurity

Debbie Jacobs
March 9, 2019

Insecurity is like your shadow, always at your side. It whispers in your ear and undermines your confidence. But it doesn’t have to. Growing up, I was always shy, intimidated and afraid to speak. I am the youngest of five, and it was hard for me to be outgoing, vocal, and secure among the stronger...

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‘Taking Yourself On’: How I’ve Mastered Social Anxiety

Debbie Jacobs
November 30, 2018

Reprogramming your thoughts to be more positive and soothing can help you take on social anxiety, so you can strengthen old bonds and form new ones.   For many years, I lived with and perpetuated social anxiety. For most of my life, I never really felt confident with my social skills. I struggled with communication...

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Taking Yourself On: Want to Stop Bipolar Anger? Now You Can!

Debbie Jacobs
November 13, 2018

It may not be easy but with practice, you can train your brain to focus on your goals instead of your anger. Have you ever found yourself so consumed in your anger that it was literally all you were thinking about? All of your thoughts focused on your anger, rage, upset, and hurt feelings—and you...

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Blogs and Articles

Taking Yourself On: Worst-Case Scenario Thinking

Debbie Jacobs
September 7, 2019

“Ugh! This is the WORST!” We’ve all said it. We’ve all thought it. But if you’re consistently thinking about how things can go wrong and expecting the worst, you might be stuck in a worst-case-scenario thought pattern. The good news: You can break this pattern and start a new one. Here’s how. Worst-case-scenario thinking is...

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Taking Yourself On: Self-Sabotage

Debbie Jacobs
August 31, 2019

Life can be hard sometimes—we don’t need to make it even harder for ourselves. But sometimes we do just that! Fortunately, self-sabotage is a behavior we can take on together. We all have behaviors that hold us back—some of which even sabotage us. This series is about taking on behaviors that don’t serve us, and...

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Taking Yourself On: Effective Speaking Skills

Debbie Jacobs
August 17, 2019

Do you tremble when it’s your turn to talk? Do you avoid public speaking at all costs? And do you feel like that fear is holding you back? I sure did. Here I share my story of leaving my comfort zone and finding my voice. Sometimes, when we speak, we aren’t communicating effectively. Furthermore, if...

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Taking Yourself On: Effective Listening Skills

Debbie Jacobs
August 10, 2019

We hear the people around us, but do we really listen? Developing effective listening skills boosts our relationships and wellbeing—and maintains our personal power. The goal of this series, Taking Yourself On, is to find success in making positive change. When we are taking on our flaws, it is just as important that we cultivate...

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Taking Yourself On: Being A ‘Know-It-All’

Debbie Jacobs
August 3, 2019

In order to pursue being a ‘know-it-all’, we have to sacrifice self-acceptance and perpetuate perfectionism which, in the grand scheme of things, prevents us from being our true, authentic selves. People may or may not recognize this, but being a ‘Know-It-All’ is actually a character flaw. We think it is something impressive, something necessary and...

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Taking Yourself On: Stop Caring About What Others Think

Debbie Jacobs
July 27, 2019

We don’t need our own thinking being ruled by outside influences––whether that be friends, family, or coworkers. It’s time we let go of our need for outside validation, and find it within ourselves instead. We live in a world that cares too much about what others think. We are sometimes more concerned with other people’s...

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