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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.” Read 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 Read more

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When you have a “big experience”, such as a graduation or wedding, a birth, a death or break-up, you can’t help but measure life differently. Life prior to the event, and life after. And if you’ve ever had a near-death experience—perhaps getting ... Read more

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Master Chunyi Lin, founder of Spring Forest QiGong, says that every thought, feeling, and action, no matter what it is, has a direct effect on the entire Universe. If you subscribe to this, then when you help the elderly man with his groceries ... Read more

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Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? Or so goes the quote from Walter B. Gibson, creator of “The Shadow”. The answer is: We know. Or we can. Knowing thyself is perhaps the greatest journey you will ever embark on. Read more

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I have a young friend who recently finished hiking a portion of the Appalachian Trail—seven days’ worth. He has plenty of tales from that experience; some are entertaining, some heartbreaking, some positive and life-affirming. Read more

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As women’s history month draws to a close, I will leave you with a few more favorite bits of inspiration. Male or female, may you always be inspired by the wisdom of the woman. Read more

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I was recently having a political discussion with a good friend. She believes our world would be more peaceful, and nations would be better run, more ecologically healthy and provide more basic benefits to their citizens if more women were in charge. Read more

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This month being Women’s History Month, I’ve heard from several of the important women in my life. Their consensus: “EVERY month needs to be women’s history month!” If you’re smart, you don’t argue. The great women throughout history who have ... Read more

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She was a product of the Great Depression, my grandmother was. For my generation and later, not having experienced the tremendous societal challenges, especially the financial woes, first-hand, we can’t really appreciate the particular hardships ... Read more

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We all have baggage. I’d say it starts accumulating upon leaving the womb. The real question is not so much about how much baggage you have, although when it comes to addictions, let’s be honest: As a friend of mine says, it’s likely more than ... Read more

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If you watched the Oscars earlier this week, then you’ll recall when famed civil rights activist and Georgia Congressman John Lewis took the stage to help introduce the film Green Book. Lewis is best known for decades of civil rights activism ... Read more

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Whenever we hear a truth, be it from modern or ancient times, it rings just as true no matter what moment in history we live. At this point in our American history, black inspirers from the past and present offer us much-needed guidance and wisdom. Read more

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In this harrowingly divisive moment in history, where are we going? Certainly, we all want reconciliation, harmony and to bring our best selves forward. The following strong, black women have something to say about that. Read more

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The gunshot in Memphis over 50 years ago put an end to the life of a man who is one of the most revered figures in American history. His persistent relevance to the condition of the country and its people was remarkable and is eternal. In honor ... Read more

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So here we are in February…the month of physical heart health and romantic heart health. Which reminds me about one of my favorite self-care images—it’s a reminder, really—which is a physiology lesson taught to medical students during their early ... Read more

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A friend of mine has started taking long walks every morning before work. Even in rough weather, he’ll do his best to get out there and explore. Along the way, he’ll take photos of whatever catches his eye—birds, bugs, flowers, trees, railroad ... Read more

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Someone once said that life is about trusting your feelings and taking chances, losing and finding happiness, appreciating the memories, learning from the past, and realizing people change. What is life if not taking chances, learning to trust ... Read more

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Eleanor Roosevelt spoke about the importance of doing something every day that scares us. She was an historical figure who really used her voice…to benefit politics, women’s rights, human dignity, education, literature, personal growth and so ... Read more

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This quote speaks to our intuition, our inner voice, inner wisdom. Learning to trust that intuition—also called a “gut feeling”—does not come naturally to everyone. Yet everyone who learns to listen within knows clearly the feeling of suffering ... Read more

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At this time of year, I often write about intentions and resolutions, and how they differ. For instance, a resolution is usually about doing or not doing something. I will lose weight. I will stop smoking. I will save money, etc. They don’t tend ... Read more

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It may seem incongruent to think about endings at the start of a new year. Yet it is precisely the coming to terms with letting go which allows us to move forward with less baggage. I’d suggest to you that the start of a new year can be growth ... Read more

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April 20, 2019

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