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Dr. Rick Pimental-Habib Ph.D

Question: What’s Your Default Position?

"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

Consider This with Dr. Rick: August 7, 2014

“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

Consider This: April 23, 2015

“Be the person your dog thinks you are.” — J.W. Stephens more »

Apr 22, 2015 4:16 PM Consider This

Consider This: April 16, 2015

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” — Mark Twain more »

Apr 16, 2015 10:49 AM Consider This

Consider This: April 9. 2015

“If you’re going through hell, keep going!” — Winston Churchill more »

Apr 8, 2015 4:42 PM Consider This

Six Qualities of Happy, Healthy Relationships

Spring has sprung. The buds of the early bloomers, like the pears, redbuds, daffodils and assorted others, are kicking into high gear. more »

Apr 1, 2015 5:13 PM Shrink Rap

Consider This: April 2, 2015

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” — Judy Garland more »

Apr 1, 2015 5:00 PM Consider This

Consider This: March 26, 2015

“Make Chatta Nooga Weird” — seen on a bumper sticker more »

Mar 26, 2015 10:33 AM Consider This

Consider This: March 19, 2015

“La Dolce Far Niente” is the beautiful Italian concept that means “the sweetness of doing nothing.” Or, delicious idleness…indulgent relaxation…blissful laziness. more »

Mar 18, 2015 4:31 PM Consider This

Consider This: March 12, 2014

It might in part be a product of the values of our society, combined with plain ol’ human nature, for us to occasionally feel down about ourselves. more »

Mar 11, 2015 4:48 PM Consider This

Let Go of What Doesn’t Work, Attract What Does

I have a wonderful colleague in Los Angeles who says, “When you let go of the one unhealthy relationship in your life, you can turn in another direction and greet the 10 healthy ones that have been waiting for you.” more »

Mar 4, 2015 4:31 PM Shrink Rap

Consider This: March 5, 2015

“Grant others the freedom to be lovable, but fully imperfect.” more »

Mar 4, 2015 4:31 PM Consider This

Consider This: February 26, 2015

A pilgrim is a wanderer with purpose.” — Peace Pilgrim more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:57 PM Consider This

Consider This: February 12, 2015

Be curious, not judgmental. — Walt Whitman more »

Feb 11, 2015 3:42 PM Consider This

Consider This: February 5, 2105

“Stop. Breathe deeply. Close your eyes and breathe deeply again. Then, and only then, take actionム from a peaceful heart.” — J. L. Huie more »

Feb 4, 2015 5:09 PM Consider This

Valentine’s Tips for Good Livin’ and Good Lovin’

Happy February, the month that celebrates heart health, African American history, love, and the 12th birthday of one of my wonderpups, Betty Lou. OK, perhaps these are not all necessarily of equal importance. more »

Feb 4, 2015 5:02 PM Shrink Rap

Consider This: January 29, 2015

“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see. Be curious.” — Stephen Hawking more »

Jan 29, 2015 9:50 AM Consider This

Consider This: January 22, 2015

“What if we could lean back into the arms of Spirit and trust the future?” — J.L. Huie more »

Jan 22, 2015 10:37 AM Consider This

Consider This: January 15, 2015

“We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are.” — Anais Nin more »

Jan 15, 2015 9:29 AM Consider This

Consider This: January 8, 2015

“The word ‘loneliness’ expresses the pain of being alone. The word ‘solitude’ expresses the glory of being alone.”— Paul Tillich more »

Jan 7, 2015 5:15 PM Consider This

Creating Powerful New Year’s Intentions

In the work I do helping people navigate the challenges of life, I often refer to “personal intersections,” those moments when you come to an intellectual, spiritual, or emotional crossroads, and are faced with making a decision. more »

Dec 31, 2014 4:27 PM Shrink Rap 1 Comments

Consider This: January 1, 2015

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” — Lao Tzu more »

Dec 31, 2014 4:27 PM Consider This