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 think about the story of the two men whose houses burn down. One man, looking from across the street, wails in despair and believes his life to be over. Everything—all the things—that he loves are now in a pile of ash. He is, understandably, ... more

Feb 14, 2018 12:25 PM Consider This

Our true home is inside, but it’s also in our loved ones around us. When you’re in a loving relationship, you and the other person can be a true home for each other. In Vietnamese, the nickname for a person’s life partner is “my home.” more

Feb 7, 2018 2:53 PM Consider This

Happy February. The month of Valentine’s Day, Heart Health Awareness, and Black History. (One of my African American friends, Owen, likes to say, “Oh sure, give us the shortest month!”) It’s a good month to talk about relationships. more

Jan 31, 2018 11:37 AM Shrink Rap

One of the many universal needs of humans is the need to be heard. To feel heard. To know that you matter enough to someone to gain their attention, their respect, their non-judgmental care. It is one way we feel love from another. more

Jan 31, 2018 11:37 AM Consider This

“What you believe about yourself on the inside is what you will manifest on the outside.” more

Jan 24, 2018 10:39 AM Consider This

“I looked in temples, churches, and mosques. But I found the Divine within my heart.” — Rumi more

Jan 17, 2018 11:51 AM Consider This

“Be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart, and strong enough to live the life you’ve always imagined.” — unknown more

Jan 10, 2018 11:27 AM Consider This

Here we are, standing on the threshold of a new year. I believe it’s a healthy (and potentially healing) time for reflections back, and intentions forward. Most in my circle are fervently hoping for a better 2018, due largely to political ... more

Jan 3, 2018 11:52 AM Shrink Rap

“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.”  — Abraham Maslow more

Jan 3, 2018 11:52 AM Consider This

“Happiness isn’t about getting what you want all the time. It’s about loving what you have, and being grateful for it.” — Walt Disney more

Dec 27, 2017 11:32 AM Consider This

“I like the energy of some people and others I don’t care for. I can’t explain it but my intuition tells me to stay away from them.” more

Dec 20, 2017 11:52 AM Consider This

“There are people who would love to have your bad days.” more

Dec 13, 2017 12:59 PM Consider This

“I am attracting unconditional love, abundance, high vibrational experiences, and sacred connections.” — from The Secret more

Dec 6, 2017 11:33 AM Consider This

Ahhh, the holidays. What-ever you are working on within yourself, the holiday externals—filled as they are with family, friends, food, drink, spending, commercialism, merriment (forced?), travel woes and more—are guaranteed to provide an ... more

Dec 6, 2017 11:33 AM Shrink Rap

“The more my heart expands, the less offended I feel by other people working out their particular stage of being a human.” more

Nov 29, 2017 12:10 PM Consider This

“A mistake should be your teacher, not your attacker. A mistake is a lesson, not a loss. It is a temporary, necessary detour, not a dead end.” more

Nov 22, 2017 11:54 AM Consider This

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

Nov 15, 2017 11:55 AM Consider This

“Here’s to those who inspire us and don’t even know it.” more

Nov 8, 2017 12:07 PM Consider This

If you are someone who loves spending intimate, quality holiday time with your family, sitting around the Thanksgiving table or Christmas tree with siblings, in-laws, aunts, uncles and assorted others, raise your drumstick high! Count your ... more

Nov 1, 2017 1:03 PM Shrink Rap

“I found a way to be loved. I became the consummate people pleaser. If I could do what others wanted, they’d like me and I’d be loved. Relationship after relationship I attracted and chose people who were takers. And I gave and gave. I went about ... more

Nov 1, 2017 1:03 PM Consider This

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