Shrink Rap

Dr. Rick

Question: What’s Your Default Position?

"Using nothing more concrete than the fantasies we create from our own personal history with ‘similar’ people, we default to what’s familiar.”

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A Self-Esteem Starter Kit

It requires courage. And you must believe that you deserve this. This is about you, not about pleasing others. It’s about your internal universe and feeling better about yourself.” more »

Jul 3, 2014 Shrink Rap

The Grateful Heart

"My wish for you this LGBT Pride season is that, whether you are gay or non-gay, you prioritize compassion and understanding over our differences.” more »

Jun 5, 2014 Shrink Rap

The Power of Intention

Then there are minor ones that we usually resolve without a lot of difficulty or conscious thought. These might look like, oh, where to go for dinner. Or, shall I pick up the dry cleaning on the way to the bank? Do I have time for the gym? more »

May 1, 2014 Shrink Rap

Kindness That Comes and Goes Around

As you’ve read over the years, I’m a big believer in paying kindness forward. What a beautiful energy it involves, and who doesn’t enjoy a sweet surprise to lift the spirit or lighten the load? more »

Apr 3, 2014 Shrink Rap

Long-Term Love Lessons: They’re All Around Us

Anyway, they both offer up plenty of love lessons. And right as my birthday approaches, what better gift than to be reminded of what we can learn from these wonderful creatures about keeping healthy, long-term relationships alive? more »

Mar 6, 2014 Shrink Rap

Finding Guidance from a Friendly Voice

We gain insight, find solace, find out that we’re not alone with our personal brand of suffering, when we hear the voices of others who have journeyed along a similar road, and have chosen to help us by paying forward their lessons learned. more »

Feb 6, 2014 Shrink Rap

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