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

Ahhh, the holidays. Whatever it is you may be trying to change within, the externals, filled as they may be with family, friends, food, drink, spending, commercialism, merriment (forced?), travel woes and more, are guaranteed to provide ... more

Nov 30, 2016 11:17 AM Shrink Rap

“Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.” — Stephanie Bennett Henry more

Nov 30, 2016 11:17 AM Consider This

The Dalai Lama said, “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple. My religion is kindness.” more

Nov 23, 2016 10:37 AM Consider This

“Here’s to those who inspire us and don’t even know it.” more

Nov 16, 2016 11:28 AM Consider This

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” — Judy Garland more

Nov 9, 2016 12:49 PM Consider This

Last month we began this mental health journey with “How to ask for help,” How to say no,” “How to motivate yourself,” and “How to show the love.” Self-care concepts to assist in your growth toward your best, most mentally-healthy self. more

Nov 2, 2016 11:13 AM Shrink Rap

“Do not speak badly of yourself. For the Warrior within hears your words and is lessened by them.” —David Gemmell more

Nov 2, 2016 11:13 AM Consider This

“Your job is not to judge. Your job is not to figure out if someone deserves something. Your job is to lift the fallen, to restore the broken, and to heal the hurting.” — Author Unknown more

Oct 26, 2016 1:08 PM Consider This

“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

“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

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

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

“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

“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

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