Dr. Rick Pimental-Habib Ph.D http://www.chattanoogapulse.com/topics/dr_rick_columnist_pimental_habib_ph_d/index.rss en-us © 2014 The Pulse and Brewer Media. All rights reserved. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Consider This with Dr. Rick: July 24, 2014 “Forgiveness is not easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered. And yet, there is no peace without it.” — Marianne Williamson

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Consider This with Dr. Rick: July 17, 2014 “Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.” — Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

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Consider This with Dr. Rick: July 10, 2014 “What we think, we become. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” — Gautama Buddha

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Consider This with Dr. Rick: July 3, 2014 "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." — Carl Jung

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A Self-Esteem Starter Kit It requires courage. And you must believe that you deserve this. This is about you, not about pleasing others. It’s about your internal universe and feeling better about yourself.”

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Consider This with Dr. Rick: June 26, 2014 “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to accept and celebrate those differences.” — Audre Lorde

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Consider This with Dr. Rick: June 19, 2014 “Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” — John Quincy Adams

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Consider This with Dr. Rick: June 12, 2014 "Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough." — Oprah Winfrey

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The Grateful Heart "My wish for you this LGBT Pride season is that, whether you are gay or non-gay, you prioritize compassion and understanding over our differences.”

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Consider This with Dr. Rick: May 22, 2014 “Sometimes I feel like I’m diagonally parked in a parallel universe.” — Unknown

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Consider This with Dr. Rick: May 15, 2014 “How in the world can you give enough, if you’re coming from a place of ‘not enough’?”

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Consider This with Dr. Rick: May 8, 2014 “Imagine peace. Imagine love. Imagine oneness. Imagine whatever most speaks to your heart. What you can imagine, you can accomplish.” — J. L. Huie

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The Power of Intention Then there are minor ones that we usually resolve without a lot of difficulty or conscious thought. These might look like, oh, where to go for dinner. Or, shall I pick up the dry cleaning on the way to the bank? Do I have time for the gym?

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Kindness That Comes and Goes Around As you’ve read over the years, I’m a big believer in paying kindness forward. What a beautiful energy it involves, and who doesn’t enjoy a sweet surprise to lift the spirit or lighten the load?

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Long-Term Love Lessons: They’re All Around Us Anyway, they both offer up plenty of love lessons. And right as my birthday approaches, what better gift than to be reminded of what we can learn from these wonderful creatures about keeping healthy, long-term relationships alive?

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Finding Guidance from a Friendly Voice We gain insight, find solace, find out that we’re not alone with our personal brand of suffering, when we hear the voices of others who have journeyed along a similar road, and have chosen to help us by paying forward their lessons learned.

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No Better Time Than Now to Tune In I’ll wind this up with poet James Broughten’s words about the connectedness of all things: “This is it, and I am it, and you are it, so is that, and he is it, and she is it, and it is it, and that is that.”

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Holiday Heaven or Holiday Hell So how do we gladden the tidings? My suggestion to you is that we absolutely have the power to allow this time of year to be an opportunity to do it more happily and healthfully.

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Mindful Is As Mindful Does When I asked my colleague, Lisa, from the Center for Mindful Living here in Chattanooga, she described mindfulness as “being present with awareness and kindness…with all our attention.”

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To Honor or to Abandon? When it comes to tending to your needs, there are but two ways you can go—you can honor them, or you can abandon them. Sounds simple perhaps, but let’s look more closely.

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