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

“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

“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

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

“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

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

“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

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

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