Dr. Rick Pimental-Habib Ph.D

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” — Joseph Campbell more

Aug 7, 2014 12:00 AM Consider This

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

Aug 7, 2014 12:00 AM Shrink Rap

“What’s difficult in life is to stay centered when somebody says or does something that tempts us to close our hearts because their heart was closed. That is hard. But that is also how we grow. We go through those circumstances in order to ... more

Oct 20, 2016 9:25 AM Consider This

Perhaps you, like me, come across a multitude of lists explaining how to be happier, or more mindful, or better at this or that. Some of them can be helpful and offer little gems for a life well-lived. Over the years I’ve created my own ... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:39 PM Shrink Rap 1 Comments

“Listen to your gut. The pull. Don’t be afraid. If you can’t stop thinking about it then you want it, have wanted it, and will continue to want it. Dive straight in and ride it out. The wave will carry you. Simply trust the water.” —Victoria Erickson more

Oct 12, 2016 12:39 PM Consider This

“An optimist is someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s more like a cha-cha.” more

Oct 5, 2016 11:04 AM Consider This

There are all sorts of ways to keep a finger on the pulse of our culture. Perhaps most simply is to let the morning and evening news provide the info. My problem with that is letting the talking heads decide what goes in ... more

Oct 5, 2016 11:04 AM Cover Story

“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of the fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” —Thich Nhat Hanh more

Sep 21, 2016 11:59 AM Consider This

“Just because my path is different doesn’t mean I’m lost.” —found on more

Sep 14, 2016 12:54 PM Consider This

Your partner/spouse/sig other is your sig other. He or she cannot be your lover, mother, father, spiritual leader, teacher, cheerleader and provider. A couple of those, sure. That’s reasonable. But not all. more

Sep 7, 2016 1:01 PM Consider This

One of my favorite things to do on a rainy, muggy, summer day is to curl up with a huge glass of iced tea and a favorite book…or watch a classic movie with a big bowl of popcorn, usually a couple of snoring pups by my side hogging the sofa ... more

Aug 31, 2016 12:43 PM Shrink Rap

“To make a difference in someone’s life you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to care.” —Mandy Hale more

Aug 17, 2016 1:05 PM Consider This

“If fear didn’t exist, I’d run up to you, kiss you and tell you that I love you.” more

Aug 3, 2016 11:40 AM Consider This

Imagine spending a terrific Saturday with one of your best pals. Maybe you’re checking out a few galleries or downtown shops. Strolling, enjoying the weather, talking to complete strangers. You stop for lunch at a favorite restaurant and ... more

Aug 3, 2016 11:28 AM Shrink Rap

“I tried to be normal once. Worst two minutes of my life.” “Weird is a side-effect of awesome.” more

Jul 28, 2016 10:28 AM Consider This

“Dear Universe: I am ready to tap into all the abundance that you have for me. I am placing my order, surrendering and ready to live into the sweetness of my life.” more

Jul 20, 2016 1:02 PM Consider This

“Be mindful of your self-talk. It’s a conversation with the universe.” — David James Lees more

Jul 13, 2016 10:07 AM Consider This

“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you’re still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” — Tony Robbins more

Jul 6, 2016 11:39 AM Consider This

You know that “A-ha” feeling you get when certain experiences arise exactly when you are ready for them? Seems like they show up just so you can learn whatever you need to learn, at just the right moment. If you’re paying attention and listening ... more

Jul 6, 2016 11:39 AM Shrink Rap

“I choose to live by choice, not by chance; to make changes, not excuses; to be motivated, not manipulated; to be useful, not used; I choose self-esteem, not self-pity. I choose to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinions of others.” more

Jun 29, 2016 11:11 AM Consider This

“Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person you are.” —Mandy Hale more

Jun 22, 2016 11:49 AM Consider This

“Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, make different choices.” more

Jun 8, 2016 12:35 PM Consider This

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