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.

Blogs and Articles

Taking Yourself On: Ditching Nervousness For Good

Debbie Jacobs
July 20, 2019

Nervousness is our default reaction when we are out of our comfort zone or feel disempowered. To combat it, focus on building your self-confidence We all get nervous. In this big world, more falls out of our comfort zone than in it. When we are nervous, it’s really because of a lack of confidence and...

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Taking Yourself On: Moving Past Excessive Worry

Debbie Jacobs
July 13, 2019

Worry serves us no good––it consumes our thoughts to the point where we have trouble thinking of anything else. So it’s time we took it on, and stopped letting worry perpetuate in our minds. If there’s one thing I can say about worry, I would tell you not to do it. I once saw a...

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Taking Yourself On: Combat Perfectionism With Authenticity

Debbie Jacobs
July 6, 2019

Perfectionism compares ourselves against high standards that we are certain not to live up to––which only degrades our self-worth. So it’s about time we ditched perfectionism for good! Perfectionism comes with the expectation that we are flawless––but perfectionism itself is a flaw. Authenticity, however, is ‘perfect’. Being yourself takes a level of acceptance that we...

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Taking Yourself On: Patience, Your New Best Friend

Debbie Jacobs
June 29, 2019

Patience is an underutilized and undervalued positive coping skill. So it’s about time we made time to teach ourselves a little patience. Patience is an underutilized and undervalued positive coping skill. When we don’t have enough, we end up in a slew of negative ineffective coping skills like frustration, impatience, annoyance, irritation, anger, etc. And...

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Taking Yourself On: Ditching Self-Doubt For Good

Debbie Jacobs
June 22, 2019

Self-doubt prevents us from building self-confidence. Stopping this self-doubt will help us feel more confident in our words, actions and decisions. Self-doubt undermines our self-confidence because it perpetuates doubt. Stopping this self-doubt will help us feel more confident in our words, actions and decisions. Self-doubt is an automatic, ingrained behavior that doesn’t keep us from...

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Taking Yourself On: Defeating Your Inner Critic

Debbie Jacobs
June 15, 2019

Your inner critic––the voice that constantly whispers negativity––does not have permanent residence inside your mind. It’s time to kick it out! Our Inner Critic drives self-criticism, which drives critical behavior. To take on your Inner Critic, you need to recognize that it is a behavior of self and a reflection of negative thinking––not a reaction...

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