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Dr. Rick Pimental-Habib Ph.D

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

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

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We can probably all agree that at least sometimes, forgiving is the worst…the hardest…the most challenging. We may walk around with the wounds of yesterday for weeks, years, decades! And yet, in forgiveness lies freedom. Without it, a cancerous ... more

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It can be so easy to lose our present moment in the busy-ness of the day. Sometimes we fill up before our feet even hit the floor, with a million things on the “to do” list. Work, groceries, school, kids, bills, the house, the yard, the car… more

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We humans love for lots of reasons, and in lots of ways. We throw the word “love” around pretty casually, as in, I love that color. I love pizza. I love that song. In its deepest form, love between humans is a feeling that embraces all of who we ... more

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If you are someone who loves spending intimate, quality holiday time with your family, sitting around the Thanksgiving table or Christmas tree with siblings, in-laws, aunts, uncles and assorted others, raise your drumstick high! Count your ... more

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I often encourage folks to push the “pause” button in life…whether for a moment’s thought before answering, or for a big decision like school, work, etc. I invite you to consider pushing your own pause button as you read the following, and ponder ... more

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The good times…well, that’s the easy stuff, right? It’s what we enjoy, what we want, what we work toward. The hard times…well, while we usually avoid them at any cost, have the ability to show us what we are made of. They are the experiences we ... more

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Recently I was talking with friends about the Chattanooga Market, and one of the memorable days I had there. It was animal adoption day, or, Bring Your Enormous Horse of a Dog to Market Day. The spotlight was on McKamey’s Adoption Center ... more

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If you have studied theology and are somewhat familiar with the major religions of the world; or if you were raised Christian/Muslim/Jew in a family that practiced their faith; or if you are familiar with the New Testament for whatever your own ... more

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The philosopher Osho teaches us that “Life in itself has no meaning. Life is an opportunity to create meaning.” Our choice comes into play with this opportunity. We can choose to be happy. To be kind, nurturing, humorous, mischievous, loving and ... more

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“Let the gays get married. Let the rednecks have their guns. Let the atheists be atheists. Let the Christians be Christians. America is about FREEDOM. Freedom to live your life as you please. So smoke a bowl, eat a greasy burger, shoot your guns ... more

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In case you missed it on the news, I want to share with you a heart-warming story about one man’s recent act of kindness. Tony Alsup, 51, a trucker from Greenback, TN, bought an old school bus for $3200 and drove into SC last week to fill it with ... more

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Common sense tells us that things are just things. Things aren’t love. Things aren’t relationships. But sometimes our things have sweet meaning to us. Perhaps gifted by a loved one. Perhaps connected to important memories. Family photos ... more

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As we navigate the myriad adjustments in life, we dig, often deeply, into our “Big Bag O’ Tools” to find and use the healthy coping mechanisms we’ve learned and developed along the way. In this conscious process, we are doing our best to avoid ... more

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This simple definition implies some questions to ask yourself. How much are you willing to bare to another? Do you want to hide something when you speak that will make you look better, perhaps making someone else look worse? Are you protecting ... more

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What is that joke about how a good friend will be there, having the adventure right alongside you, but your best friend will be the one who wakes up next to you in jail? Well, here’s hoping your adventures don’t include doing time in the big ... more

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Have you ever had one of those experiences when someone says something offensive or rude in your presence; perhaps they behave in an insulting way; or maybe, there’ve been years of built-up resentments and unspoken, buried hostilities between the ... more

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Some families cause unintentional scars because of, for example, neglect, abandonment, parenting limitations. Some wounds are due to more tangible dynamics: emotional, physical or sexual abuse. Of course there are families that do an admirable ... more

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While he’s considered a “great guy” who’s “quick to laugh,” that’s only one part of “Paul.” What most don’t know is that his big demon is regret. Underneath the laughter is a painful, on-going process of wrestling with regret from a lifetime of ... more

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By now, I believe most of you understand the strong connection between the body and mind. For instance, when you feel depressed emotionally, your body is more susceptible to getting ill. When you are anxious, you are out of the present moment ... more

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I’ve had several conversations recently with friends regarding taking responsibility for one’s life, including thoughts, words, actions, certain circumstances. There is a wonderful type of healing and practice of reconciliation and forgiveness ... more

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