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Dr. Rick Pimental-Habib Ph.D

So, how are the New Year’s intentions coming along? Still a healthy work in progress, or yikes!—tossed by the side of the road? In thinking about my own intentions for this year, I found myself pondering the importance of quiet time. Creating ... Read more

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With a new year comes a new opportunity to tune-up your life. Taking stock of your journey is an important bit of life maintenance that requires your regular attention. The start of a new year (and decade) is as good a time as any. Consider this ... Read more

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The line was long. For some reason the store was overly warm and humid. It was just a few days before Christmas, and my arms were starting to ache under the weight of the full wicker basket I was holding. I’d picked up some holiday gifts for my ... Read more

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The new year and new decade are upon us! Have you set your intentions? Do they include a healthy, fulfilling, joyous relationship? Whether you’re in one or desire one, consider this thought-provoking passage from Andre Aciman, author of “Call Me ... Read more

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“Yes, the pen is indeed heavy. The hardest part is writing down those first few words. But once they started to flow, my thoughts took shape, and yes, relief began to wash over my aching spirit and quench the fires of rage.” Read more

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Letting go can be a hard task for many people. Sometimes we can best let go incrementally. Sometimes cold turkey. It’s when we’re forcing that round peg into the square hole that we run into trouble. Trouble with our controlling nature. Read more

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You know that overwhelmed sensation where it all feels like too much? Maybe you can’t see how you’re going to get everything done in time. How did this list get so long? It’s paralyzing to even think about. Most people know the feeling: the heart ... Read more

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Tis the season for gratitude, right? This is a very powerful time of the year. It’s also a very commercial time of the year, so you’ve got to pick and choose your journey wisely. But if you’re fortunate enough to have somewhere to go for a ... Read more

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Whether you are a seasoned mediator, a newbie or have yet to try it, finding a peaceful place within is key to good physical and mental health. And it begins very simply…with a breath. Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh teaches that consciously ... Read 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 ... Read 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 ... Read more

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Think about a grade school or high school teacher who was a strong, positive influence on you. If you were to run into him or her today, what might you say? Think about when an older sibling or parent (or parental figure) protected you, supported ... Read 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 ... Read more

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Meryl Streep tells this story: “I was at an audition for King Kong where I was told I was too ‘ugly’ for the part. This was a pivotal moment for me. This one rogue opinion could derail my dreams of becoming an actress or force me to pull myself up... Read more

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Following a meditation on forgiveness and gratitude, this is what came across my desk: In certain regions of South Africa, when someone does something wrong, he is taken to the center of the village and surrounded by his tribe for two days while ... Read more

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We are such doers. It is said that the busy person gets more done. And we humans certainly like to get things done. We like to feel productive, successful, capable of taking care of our loved ones whether we are the hunters or the gatherers, the ... Read more

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As we all know, stress is a part of life, and while there are many types of stress, as well as healthy and unhealthy ways to cope, let’s face it: We know what it feels like, and it doesn’t feel good. For many of us, recent times have been quite ... Read more

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The journey of discovering your truth is a life-long one. It is a process of staying vigilant to your authenticity, of promising yourself that you will shoot for mindfulness every step of the way. Consider this: When you replace, “Why is this ... Read more

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October is Pride Month in Chattanooga, and there are lots of happenings and celebrations scheduled for the entire month. Kicking off this Sunday is the Chattanooga Pride Festival along the banks of the Tennessee River at Ross’s Landing, featuring ... Read more

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Whatever your beliefs about the afterlife, or about our purpose here on the blue marble, the fact remains that we are here now. Consider these gems about living a good life, an interesting and purposeful life: Read more

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

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