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

Aug 7, 2014 12:00 AM Shrink Rap

“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

“Sometimes it takes only one clear voice in a sea of loud chatter to rise above the chaos and shift the planet back to center.” — unknown more

Apr 26, 2017 11:56 AM Consider This

“Clutter is not just physical stuff. It’s old ideas, toxic relationships and bad habits. Clutter is anything that does not support your better self.” — Eleanor Brown more

Apr 19, 2017 1:29 PM Consider This

“Compassion can be put into practice if one recognizes the fact that every human being is a member of the human family, regardless of differences in religion, culture, color and creed. Deep down there is no difference.” — The Dalai Lama more

Apr 12, 2017 12:22 PM Consider This

“May we look toward the wisdom of those around us, young and old, bask in their spirit and follow in the steps they’ve left behind.” —anonymous more

Apr 5, 2017 12:21 PM Consider This

My best friend is dying. I refer to my best friend of the furry, four-legged variety. For the past decade, regular Shrink-Rappers have known Betty Lou, my 14-year old loving companion who has filled my household with happiness, belly laughs, and ... more

Apr 5, 2017 12:21 PM Shrink Rap

“One day it just clicks. You realize what’s important and what isn’t. You learn to care less about what other people think of you and more about what you think of yourself. You realize how far you’ve come and you remember when you thought things ... more

Mar 29, 2017 4:25 PM Consider This

“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and dance and live only as you can.” —author unknown more

Mar 22, 2017 11:31 AM Consider This

“See the light in others and treat them as if that’s all you see.” — Dr. Wayne Dyer more

Mar 15, 2017 11:12 AM Consider This

“The cells in your body react to everything your mind says. Negativity brings your immune system down.” more

Mar 8, 2017 11:46 AM Consider This

So here we are, just a few weeks past Valentine’s Day. Spring is knocking on the door, and if you’re feeling anything like the community of scampering squirrels in my woods, then you can probably relate to winter’s “cabin fever” becoming spring’s ... more

Mar 1, 2017 11:16 AM Shrink Rap

“The sign of a beautiful person is that they always see beauty in others.” more

Mar 1, 2017 11:16 AM Consider This

“A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure.” — Henry Kissinger more

Feb 22, 2017 11:06 AM Consider This

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” —Howard Thurman more

Feb 15, 2017 12:58 PM Consider This

“Love isn’t safe. And whoever you love will hurt you. It’s part of the human experience. No one is perfect…people make mistakes. The secret is to focus on what they do right and decide what quirks you can live with.” more

Feb 8, 2017 11:19 AM Consider This

Here we are again: The gooey, mushiest time of year. St. Valentine’s Day. But before we start down the literary path of love, the rose petal-strewn, chocolate-flavored, every-kiss-begins-with-Kay journey of Cupid’s arrow, I want to send out a ... more

Feb 8, 2017 11:19 AM Cover Story

“Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.”  — more

Feb 1, 2017 10:26 AM Consider This

Well, we’re a month into the New Year and this is around the time that resolutions are either working out well, or biting the dust. As regular Shrink Rappers know, I advocate intentions rather than resolutions, and there is a difference ... more

Feb 1, 2017 10:26 AM Shrink Rap

“We have a choice. We can spend our whole life suffering because we can’t relax with how things really are, or we can relax and embrace the open-endedness of the human situation, which is fresh, unfixated, unbiased.”  — Pema Chodron more

Jan 26, 2017 10:43 AM Consider This

“Never be afraid to fall apart because it is an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along.” —Rae Smith more

Jan 18, 2017 12:41 PM Consider This

“Sometimes it takes only one clear voice in a sea of loud chatter to rise above the chaos and shift the planet back to center.” —author unknown more

Jan 11, 2017 11:08 AM Consider This

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