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

“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

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

“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

“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

Usually at this time, the stepping off point of a new year, I write about setting intentions and the unlimited satisfaction that comes from new beginnings, positive adventures and healthy goals. But this year, I want to share with you the power ... more

Jan 4, 2017 11:14 AM Shrink Rap

“I saw a guy at Starbucks today. No iPhone, no tablet, no laptop. He just sat there. Drinking coffee. Like a psychopath.” more

Jan 4, 2017 11:14 AM Consider This

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

Dec 28, 2016 11:37 AM Consider This

“Have yourself a merry little Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanzaa” more

Dec 21, 2016 11:19 AM Consider This

n Japan, broken objects such as bowls or trinkets are often repaired with gold. The flaw is seen as a unique piece of the object’s history, which adds to its beauty. We humans break, and we apply a band-aid, or, if necessary, go to the hospital ... more

Dec 14, 2016 11:33 AM Consider This

“Being an adult is mostly being exhausted, wishing you hadn’t made plans, and wondering how you hurt your back.” —unknown more

Dec 7, 2016 11:56 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

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