We All Fail Until We Succeed

March 19th, 2018

Most of the greatest talents we have on the planet have failed before they succeeded. Many times. What distinguishes their success perhaps more than anything else is their perseverance. Their unwillingness to take no for an answer. Their unwillingness to give up. The truth of the matter for most of us is that when we submit our work to someone else for their approval and they say “No,” it doesn’t mean that our work is bad. It doesn’t mean we’re bad. It doesn’t mean we’re losers. It doesn’t mean our project isn’t going to manifest. It could mean that. But usually what it means is that the person who just said no isn’t going to be the one who makes it happen. That’s all. It means we haven’t found the right person or people yet who will say yes. So we don’t get discouraged, frustrated, angry, depressed or anxious over people rejecting our work. We tell ourselves that every No we get is one step closer to success, paving the way to the people who will want to cooperate with us and make the magic happen.

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Be Happy Now. Be Joyous On Your Life Path.

March 18th, 2018

Many of us have goals we are working towards and we put off our happiness until the day when we accomplish them, when the world favors us with success and blessings. This is a mistake. Best to spend every day discovering and sharing our Inner Joy with others. Best to find joy and meaning in our lives every day in our transactions with the world and our fellow travelers. Then — if we achieve our goals, the success and blessings are icing on the cake. If we don’t achieve our goals, we haven’t wasted our lives being depressed, anxious, angry and frustrated waiting for the future to reward us and make us happy. Happiness is a choice regardless of what is going on all around us. Happiness is not dependent on positive outcomes in our lives. Happiness is dependent on our attitude, our gratitude, our perspective, our acceptance AND our forgiveness. Be happy now.

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Want To Change Your Life? Neutralize Your Inner Critic and…

March 12th, 2018

Tell that Inner Critic voice inside of you that keeps telling you you’re not good enough and it will never happen to SHUT UP! And stop indulging in ruminations, resentments and regrets from the past. And stop obsessing on catastrophic fears about the future that terrorize, depress and immobilize you. Bottom line: We Can Have It All! But first we have to learn how to control and discipline our mind so that it is not sabotaging and defeating us. So that it will do our bidding and manifest the life we want and deserve.

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Happiness Is A Choice. Validate Your Self-Worth Yourself

March 11th, 2018

Many of us define happiness by what we’ve got rather than what we’ve given. We tend to be happy if we are validated by the external world, whether it be with praise, a great job, a lot of money, etc. and we tend to be unhappy when the external world ignores us, rejects us, deals us a bad hand. It is a mistake to link our happiness with external validation or invalidation. It is better to link our happiness to the Truth of who we are, how we treat our brothers and sisters, our moral fiber. And to remember as well that no matter what has happened in the past or what might happen in the future, we have a choice today to be happy or not. It’s a matter of attitude and gratitude.

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The Secret To Self-Forgiveness Is To Forgive Others

March 5th, 2018

Self-forgiveness is the key to happiness and inner peace. It’s our ticket to Heaven if you will. So what do we need to do to forgive ourselves? Forgive others. Love Others. Be of Service to Others. Without conditions. Without Exceptions. See the Light in people despite how they’re behaving. Forgive them for they know not what they do. But for the Grace of God go I. We hate the sin but love the sinner. We forgive others for our own peace of mind. We forgive others so that we can Heal.

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Slippery When Wet. Pay Attention.

March 4th, 2018

When it is raining out, the roads are slippery, the pavement is slippery. Accidents are more likely to happen. Best we go slower and pay closer attention to avoid a mishap. The same is true when our lives are “raining” stressful circumstances on our parade. We are more likely to be distracted, more likely to make a mistake. Best we go slower and pay closer attention. And the same is true when our minds are consumed with depression and anxiety-generating thoughts. We are more prone to distraction. More prone to self-sabotaging behaviors. Best we take it slower and pay closer attention to avoid making mistakes in judgment and compounding our problems.

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How To Deal With A Lack Of Discipline

February 24th, 2018

If you want to change your life but you lack the discipline to work hard on a daily basis, try to focus on your desires, on how the changes you want to make will improve the quality of your life. This will increase your motivation which, in turn, will lead to greater discipline, commitment and follow-through.

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To Tip Or Not To Tip?

February 18th, 2018

I try to practice what I preach. I try to walk the talk. I try to be an example, a role model of right action. And so I share this story of how I struggled with my own anger and resentment, how I chose to rise above the battlefield in my mind and how I ended up doing the right thing which I believe was a transformative experience for both myself and the person who I perceived to be the offender.

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Are You Living Your Life In The Past Lane?

February 4th, 2018

Do you spend a fair amount of time ruminating over the past, over resentments, over grievances? Over mistakes made? Regrets? What could have been? Beating yourself up repeatedly? Letting negativity and pain from the past immobilize you? If so, then it’s time to stop crying over spilt milk, stop feeling sorry for yourself, stop feeling negative and hopeless; and, instead… Make every present moment matter. Take action. Be bold . Perhaps dare to go where you’ve never gone before!

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Want To Stop Hating People But You’re Having A Hard Time?

January 31st, 2018

I came up with an idea, when we are feeling enraged by and hateful toward someone, and have the desire to lash out at them verbally, or via text or tweet or whatever, how we can potentially defuse our rage and hatred long enough not to act out, and that by practicing this, we increase our own happiness and inner peace, and we move the world toward a happier and more peaceful outlook as well.

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