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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.” 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

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

May 25, 2016 2:17 PM Consider This

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

May 11, 2016 2:27 PM Consider This

I was in the grocery store the other afternoon, chatting with the check-out gal and the elderly man who bags the groceries. He’s always struck me as the grandfatherly type who’d tell his grandkids interesting stories ... more »

May 4, 2016 12:31 PM Shrink Rap

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” — Oscar Wilde more »

Apr 27, 2016 3:01 PM Consider This

“Surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you.” — Author Unknown more »

Apr 20, 2016 12:03 PM Consider This

“Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you … not because they are nice, but because you are.” — Author Unknown more »

Apr 13, 2016 2:02 PM Consider This

One of my favorite self-care images—it’s a reminder, really—is a physiology lesson taught to medical students during their early training: The first task of the heart is to pump blood to itself. When I give talks to care providers ... more »

Apr 6, 2016 11:56 AM Shrink Rap

“And I said to my body, softly, ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath, and replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this’.” — Nayyirah Waheed more »

Apr 6, 2016 11:56 AM Consider This

​“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.” — Christopher Germer more »

Mar 30, 2016 12:23 PM Consider This

“We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made.” — M. Facklam more »

Mar 23, 2016 10:45 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.” more »

Mar 16, 2016 11:19 AM Consider This

“Until we can forgive the person who harmed us, that person will hold the key to our happiness; that person will be our jailor. When we forgive, we take back control of our own fate. We become our own liberators ... more »

Mar 9, 2016 12:10 PM Consider This

Ahh, warmer weather. What a great time of year to clear out the old, and find new purpose for the space that’s created. There’s newness just around the corner, waiting for an opening so it can step in and start to bloom, start to live. more »

Mar 2, 2016 9:43 AM Shrink Rap

“I used to think the worst thing in life is to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.” — Robin Williams more »

Feb 24, 2016 11:27 AM Consider This

“The bond of our common humanity is stronger than the divisiveness of our fears and prejudices. We can choose to alleviate suffering. We can choose to work together for peace.” — Jimmy Carter more »

Feb 17, 2016 10:41 AM Consider This

​“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” — Annie Dillard more »

Feb 10, 2016 12:50 PM Consider This

I’ve been wondering if you’ve ever shared my recent experience. Over the past few years—and last year especially—my support system seems to have left the building. There’s been an exodus from Chattanooga of some of my ... more »

Feb 3, 2016 10:59 AM Shrink Rap 1 Comments

“My philosophy is: It’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.” —Anthony Hopkins more »

Feb 3, 2016 10:59 AM Consider This

“I am not afraid of my truth anymore and I will not omit pieces of me to make you comfortable.” —author unknown more »

Jan 27, 2016 12:39 PM Consider This

“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” —John Muir more »

Jan 20, 2016 12:03 PM Consider This