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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

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

“We stopped checking for monsters under our bed when we realized they were inside us.” — The Joker more

Oct 18, 2017 12:29 PM Consider This

“My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be.” — Dr. Wayne W. Dyer more

Oct 11, 2017 11:59 AM Consider This

While living in California, I was hosted for several summers in Indiana by a progressive Congregational church in Ft. Wayne to give a series of seminars and talks. Their congregation included a mixed population of male and female, gay and ... more

Oct 11, 2017 11:59 AM Shrink Rap

“In case no one told you today…you’re beautiful. You’re needed. You’re alive for a reason. You’re stronger than you think. You’re gonna get through this. Don’t ever give up. I love you.” more

Oct 4, 2017 1:49 PM Consider This

When I was a kid and the adults would ask, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The usual answers were fireman, nurse, astronaut, cowboy…the heroes of a generation perhaps not as sophisticated as our modern times force us to be. more

Oct 4, 2017 1:49 PM Cover Story

“You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Literally just twenty seconds of embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.” — from We Bought A Zoo more

Sep 27, 2017 12:49 PM Consider This

“Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.” more

Sep 20, 2017 12:05 PM Consider This

“Be kinder to yourself. And then let that kindness flood the world.” — Pema Chodron more

Sep 13, 2017 12:24 PM Consider This

“Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” — Albert Einstein more

Sep 6, 2017 12:02 PM Consider This 1 Comments

It all started with a bumper sticker I saw at a local concert. It read: “Speak your mind, even if your voice quivers.” I thought, right on! I loved it because speaking one’s mind is a self-esteem issue. It’s far too often that the oppressed ... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:02 PM Shrink Rap

“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.” — Unknown more

Aug 30, 2017 12:35 PM Consider This

“At an audition for King Kong 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 by the boot straps and believe in myself.” more

Aug 23, 2017 11:32 AM Consider This

“I don’t know what people are scared of. Maybe they think their children will be influenced, but I’ve got to tell you, I was raised by two heterosexuals. Everywhere I looked—heterosexuals. And they did not influence me. It’s time we love people ... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:24 PM Consider This

“Don’t let someone get comfortable disrespecting you.” more

Aug 9, 2017 11:02 AM Consider This

Picture this: A 50-something man lying on the floor, playing with a rambunctious mongrel, assorted chew toys and balls scattered about. Wet licks are given freely. Friendly growls accompany head-lunges. Belly-pouncing is out of control. more

Aug 2, 2017 10:11 AM Shrink Rap

“Come out of the masses. Stand alone like a Lion and live your life according your own Light.” —Osho more

Aug 2, 2017 10:11 AM Consider This

“Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.” more

Jul 26, 2017 11:12 AM Consider This

“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful—that will be my life.” — Elsie de Wolfe, socialite more

Jul 20, 2017 10:01 AM Consider This

“You is kind. You is smart. And you is important.” more

Jul 12, 2017 11:03 AM Consider This

“Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free.” more

Jul 5, 2017 11:23 AM Consider This

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