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

“I don’t know what people are scared of. Maybe they think their children will be influenced, but I’ve got to tell you, I was raised by two heterosexuals. Everywhere I looked—heterosexuals. And they did not influence me. It’s time we love people ... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:24 PM Consider This

“Don’t let someone get comfortable disrespecting you.” more

Aug 9, 2017 11:02 AM Consider This

“Come out of the masses. Stand alone like a Lion and live your life according your own Light.” —Osho more

Aug 2, 2017 10:11 AM Consider This

Picture this: A 50-something man lying on the floor, playing with a rambunctious mongrel, assorted chew toys and balls scattered about. Wet licks are given freely. Friendly growls accompany head-lunges. Belly-pouncing is out of control. more

Aug 2, 2017 10:11 AM Shrink Rap

“Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.” more

Jul 26, 2017 11:12 AM Consider This

“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful—that will be my life.” — Elsie de Wolfe, socialite more

Jul 20, 2017 10:01 AM Consider This

“You is kind. You is smart. And you is important.” more

Jul 12, 2017 11:03 AM Consider This

“Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free.” more

Jul 5, 2017 11:23 AM Consider This

I want to invite you to think of a place, real or imagined, where you feel safe. Secure. Happy, even joyous. At peace. Centered and fully alive. That may seem like a lot to ask, but let your mind float freely. Did you have a personal little ... more

Jul 5, 2017 11:23 AM Shrink Rap

“Over 130 tribes in every region of North America performed same-sex marriages for hundreds of years. Your ‘homosexual’ was our ‘Two Spirit’ people…and we considered them sacred.”  — Native American Chief, Black Elk more

Jun 28, 2017 11:41 AM Consider This

From Mom #1: “If my kid ever comes out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender I’m going to kick them out of the house…for a few hours while I organize a coming out party!” From a son: “I came out to my mom today and she said, ‘It’s about damn ... more

Jun 21, 2017 11:10 AM Consider This

“You seriously have no idea what people are dealing with in their personal life so just be nice. It’s that simple.” more

Jun 14, 2017 12:05 PM Consider This

“I think it is very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.” — Oscar Wilde more

Jun 7, 2017 11:32 AM Consider This

“If all you did was look for things to appreciate you would live a joyous, spectacular life.” — Abraham-Hicks more

May 31, 2017 10:39 AM Consider This

I wish to share with you a story about a former patient of mine whom I worked with many years ago in Los Angeles. Let’s call her “Janine”. Throughout Janine’s childhood she received some very powerful, toxic, esteem-damaging messages, especially ... more

May 31, 2017 10:39 AM Shrink Rap

“See the light in others and treat them as if that’s all you see.” — Dr. Wayne Dyer more

May 24, 2017 11:13 AM Consider This

“Saying yes to happiness means learning to say no to things and people that stress you out.” — author unknown more

May 17, 2017 11:41 AM Consider This

“Get outta here, go on, git!” —from Greater Tuna more

May 10, 2017 12:04 PM Consider This

“Anything that costs you your peace is too expensive.” — unknown more

May 3, 2017 11:51 AM Consider This

Extreme stress is a part of life, as we all can relate to having moments where everything just feels like too much. Or we feel alone with our burdens. We may suffer a health crisis, financial crisis, or a crisis of faith. Maybe it’s a ... more

May 3, 2017 11:51 AM Shrink Rap

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