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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

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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 more

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There seems to be an epidemic going around where people beat themselves up for past “mistakes”. As if they are not human, and therefore not subject to the frailties of humanity. This isn’t to dismiss who we’ve been and what we’ve done. On the ... more

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World-renowned author and Ayurvedic healer Deepak Chopra teaches that meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering the quiet that’s already there, buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day. more

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Happy June! It’s warming up out there, and we nature lovers are coming out of hibernation. The critters in my woods are also coming alive, frolicking unabashedly—a-hem!—and providing lots of opportunity for my dog, Lily Pad, to eagerly stand ... more

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When I published my first book, it was the result of several years in private practice, where I noticed that an underlying “theme” for so many personal issues we struggle with today, is self-esteem. Sometimes strong; sometimes suffering. Most of ... more

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If you are an awakening individual, and you are committed to noticing the signs, catching the messages, feeling the inspirations that fill our lives, then you are someone who knows that truths can come at us from any direction. more

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When we care so much about the opinions of others, we become filled with anxiety and a sense of dependency. We are dependent on their approval, and anxious that we won’t get it. There are all sorts of reasons this happens, these reasons are ... more

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“For what it’s worth, it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have strength to start over.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald more

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There’s a saying about not just living the length of life, but also the breadth of life.It’s easy to become complacent, fall into a rut, and find yourself living a life that’s much more vanilla than you expected it to be. more

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This past Saturday was national “Pay It Forward” day. First of all, how cool that our “kindness consciousness” is at a national level! In times when the news is often particularly depressing and appalling, perhaps we need to focus on kindness ... more

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Our demons are around to teach us something, and they keep popping their heads up to remind us that the lesson isn’t learned yet. They tip us off with thoughts like, “Why does this keep happening to me?” Or, “Why do I keep getting stuck in this ... more

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Let’s embrace one of life’s realities: Sometimes it feels wonderful and you can’t breathe in enough of it. Sometimes it feels hard, hopeless, depressing, a constant struggle. Most of the time, for most of us, the experience of being human lies ... more

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I have a friend who, in one quick fell swoop, lost his job, medical benefits and most of his retirement. In his fifties, you can imagine his concerns. Another was sexually abused from the age of 6 through the age of 14. She has never told anyone, ... more

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I’m not Irish. I didn’t wear green on this recent St. Patty’s Day. I completely forgot about green beer at the pubs. Darn it. But I will say this: The Irish have some beautiful blessings, and most were born from sorrow, pain and tough times. more

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Over the years, regular Shrink-Rappers got to know my wonderful furry companion, Betty Lou, a truly delightful bundle of smart, goofy, entertaining energy. You may also know that, after being my faithful shadow for 14 years, Betty crossed the ... more

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Studies have shown that meditation can change the brain’s structure in just eight weeks. It also increases grey matter in parts of the brain associated with learning. Meditation, while extremely relaxing and centering, is not just for relaxation ... more

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It’s been said that being your true and authentic self is one of the hardest things to do, and takes a person most of their life to fully achieve it. It may be one of the hardest things to do, but it is also one of the most rewarding ways to ... more

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If you happened to catch the Academy Awards this past Sunday perhaps you were as inspired as I was. (Having lived in Los Angeles for many years it is nearly a national holiday for me and my peeps.) more

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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

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What was the last mean, petty, unkind thought or word you had for someone else? Something she was wearing? Did he voice a counter political opinion? Does your kid have a racially different friend? A same-sex boy/girlfriend? more

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What was the last mean, petty, unkind thought or word you had for someone else? Something she was wearing? Did he voice a counter political opinion? Does your kid have a racially different friend? A same-sex boy/girlfriend? more

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