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: November 19, 2015

“Whichever stage of life we are in right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down. Treasure love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends … Treat yourself well. Cherish others.” — Steve Jobs more »

Nov 18, 2015 12:26 PM Consider This

Consider This: November 12, 2015

​“Go home and let your dog lick your face. Dog saliva is the most effective anti-depressant you can get without a prescription.” more »

Nov 11, 2015 1:32 PM Consider This

Stories of Hardship and Hope

I want to share a few stories with you. This afternoon, I received a call from Keith, a good friend of mine, who told me he had just lost his job. He is a very conscientious worker, had a lot of responsibility in his position ... more »

Nov 4, 2015 2:51 PM Shrink Rap

Consider This: November 5, 2015

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

Nov 4, 2015 2:46 PM Consider This

Consider This: Oct. 29, 2015

​“We’re all just walking each other home.” — Ram Dass more »

Oct 28, 2015 3:49 PM Consider This

Consider This: Oct. 22, 2015

“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” — Masaru Emoto more »

Oct 21, 2015 12:38 PM Consider This

Consider This: October 15, 2015

“I don’t fly-fish to escape from life’s little problems … I fly-fish to remind myself how little life’s problems are.”— Unknown more »

Oct 14, 2015 3:05 PM Consider This

Using Your (Brain) Power for Good

Here’s what we know: It’s good to relax. Deep, conscious breathing accomplishes this, along with improving pain management, and could even help us live longer. When I teach meditation and breathing techniquesto folks who ... more »

Oct 7, 2015 12:16 PM Shrink Rap

Consider This: October 8, 2015

“Please quit wasting time with negative thoughts. Let your perspective change. There are so many good people all around you.”— Paul Moore more »

Oct 7, 2015 11:59 AM Consider This

Consider This: October 1, 2015

“Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.” — Oscar Wilde more »

Sep 30, 2015 1:37 PM Consider This

Chattanooga Gay Pride: Then and Now

Here we are, 2015, undoubtedly one of the most powerful and meaningful years in the history of human rights, especially for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) rights. more »

Sep 30, 2015 1:37 PM Cover Story

Consider This: September 24, 2015

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” — Thich Nhat Hanh more »

Sep 23, 2015 12:30 PM Consider This

Consider This: September 17, 2015

“The best kind of relationships begin unexpectedly. When you get the astonished feeling and everything happens so suddenly. That’s why you don’t look for love. It comes to you just at the right time; the time you never thought it would have.” more »

Sep 16, 2015 12:55 PM Consider This

Consider This: September 10, 2015

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow more »

Sep 9, 2015 11:24 AM Consider This

Managing the Summer Blues

One of my favorite things to do on a rainy, muggy, summer day is to curl up with a huge glass of iced tea and a favorite book…or watch a classic movie with a big bowl of popcorn, usually a couple of snoring pups by my side ... more »

Sep 2, 2015 2:07 PM Shrink Rap

Consider This: September 3, 2015

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” — Theodore Roosevelt more »

Sep 2, 2015 2:07 PM Consider This

Consider This: August 27, 2015

“Your age doesn’t define your maturity, your grades don’t define your intellect, and rumors don’t define who you are.” more »

Aug 26, 2015 12:22 PM Consider This

Consider This: August 20, 2015

“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” more »

Aug 19, 2015 12:05 PM Consider This

Consider This: August 13, 2015

“On the other side of fear lies freedom.” more »

Aug 12, 2015 12:58 PM Consider This

Whose “Right and Wrong” Are We Talking About?

Over the years I’ve worked with many folks who, unfortunately, were raised with a damaging version of “right” and “wrong.” Their well-meaning parents (or whichever authority figure) would impose unrealistically ... more »

Aug 5, 2015 2:59 PM Shrink Rap