Posted on August 5th, 2016 by Dr. Andra Brosh

  There’s a lot of information on the internet, and in self-help books about how to use the word “no” as a complete sentence. This kind of advice is directed at those of us who have difficulty setting boundaries or putting our own needs before the needs of others – a common problem that leaves you feeling depleted and often resentful in your life and relationships. Knowing where to draw the line between self and other is an important part of healthy relating, but there’s also a whole population of people that have a hard time saying yes. What prevents […]

August 5th, 2016

Posted In: Communication, Empowerment, Happiness, Intimacy

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Posted on July 30th, 2015 by Dr. Andra Brosh

In your daily life you probably ignore your feelings. Whether it’s due to a lack of awareness or a need to repress what you don’t want to feel, you’re missing out on some very important information that you need for success in your life. When I first went back to graduate school to get my Ph.D., I worried about my ability to perform, and whether I was smart enough to take on that kind of education. I spent quite a bit of my young adult life feeling stupid, and conditioning myself into believing that I just wasn’t a smart person. […]

July 30th, 2015

Posted In: Communication, Mindfulness, Relationships, Therapy

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Posted on March 9th, 2015 by Dr. Andra Brosh

There are so many life skills you could learn. Being a better listener, speaking more honestly, being compassionate, practicing gratitude and being kind are just a few of the ways you can make a difference in the world and on the people around you. However, there is one practice that will really shift how you relate to yourself, others, and the world. Curiosity. When you become curious you shift into a space of openness. A curious person is an observer paying attention to the sites, sounds and experiences happening at any given moment. Curiosity can be considered a form of […]

March 9th, 2015

Posted In: Communication, Love, Mindfulness, Therapy

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Posted on February 12th, 2015 by Dr. Andra Brosh

As a human being you have been given the wonderful gift of thinking. Your thoughts generally allow you to make decisions, assess situations, and make determinations about you and the world. Your brain is powerful. It works with your body to initiate and control behavior. It also feeds you the information you take in from your environment, and helps you make sense of it. You believe what you think the majority of the time, and your thoughts influence the perceptions you hold of yourself and the world. Your thoughts however can easily turn from friend to foe. In the darker […]

February 12th, 2015

Posted In: Communication, Love, Relationships, Therapy, Wellbeing

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Posted on February 3rd, 2015 by Dr. Andra Brosh

You’ve learned a lot of things throughout life. You’ve gathered information and knowledge from school, from your parents, and through experiences over time. You probably got a decent education in most things, but I would venture to guess that you never received a crash course in how to create, cultivate and sustain healthy adaptive relationships. Most of the focus on relational health centers on love, marriage and family because these are the relationships that give us the most fulfillment and satisfaction. However, these are the hardest relationships to learn from because they embody so much emotion, and the stakes are […]

February 3rd, 2015

Posted In: Communication, Love, Marriage, Relationships

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Posted on October 6th, 2014 by Dr. Andra Brosh

Sometimes I feel like I’ve had it up to hear with mindfulness, since it’s become the new buzz word in the arena of personal growth. When something is pushed so hard in my field I tend to get disinterested, and start looking for another way to think about the concept. Mindfulness is not necessarily a quality, it’s a state of being and a practice. We all aspire to be mindful, but it’s unrealistic to expect anyone to be this way all the time. Sometimes we can feel discouraged or bad because we aspire to master something that isn’t meant to […]

October 6th, 2014

Posted In: Communication, Love, Mindfulness, Relationships, Therapy, Tips

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Posted on September 1st, 2014 by Dr. Andra Brosh

If you have children, or have ever spent any time around little kids you’ll know what I mean by primitive behavior. Primitive behavior is your most fundamental and reptilian way of acting particularly within the context of upsetting situations. When a child bites a playmate after having a toy snatched away, or screams and writhes on the floor when the TV gets turned off they’re exposing their lack of reflection, and their inability to regulate strong emotions All very normal for a young child, but sometimes as adults we don’t outgrow this kind of trigger-reaction behavior. Being responsive instead of […]

September 1st, 2014

Posted In: Communication, Divorce, Love, Mindfulness, Relationships, Wellbeing

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Posted on March 25th, 2014 by Dr. Andra Brosh

It’s a real gift to be such an evolved species that we get to have the capacity to think. At the same time it’s a curse because our thinking is what usually creates the most suffering and unhappiness in our lives. Thoughts are nothing without a thinker so if you detach and step away from them, you’ll realize that your thoughts just float around in the air. If you could watch your thoughts they would look something like this. If you are constantly getting into an arm wrestle with your thoughts then you will want to learn the two words […]

March 25th, 2014

Posted In: Communication, Men, Mindfulness, Wellbeing, Women

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Posted on February 3rd, 2014 by Dr. Andra Brosh

I remember deciding to leave my marriage. After months and months of trying to make it work, I got to a point where I couldn’t stay any longer. It wasn’t my choice to end the marriage, but my partner made it impossible for me to stay. The decision to walk away from something I had been so committed to was torturous because there was a part of me that would not let go of the idea that it could be saved. I knew the ship was sinking fast, and I tried really hard to scoop out the water, but ultimately […]

February 3rd, 2014

Posted In: Communication, Divorce, Infidelity, Love, Marriage, Relationships, Tips

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Posted on January 21st, 2014 by Dr. Andra Brosh

I truly believe in the power of story. Sharing your experience, your knowledge, and your wisdom is an act of selflessness even though it might sometimes feel self-promoting or egotistical. There’s one main difference between bragging and sharing. Bragging is driven by a feeling of inadequacy and a need to prove one’s worth. The desire to share comes from a longing to connect, and it usually coincides with vulnerability. What and how much you choose to share at any given moment is up to you. Feeling over-exposed is a good sign you’re sharing too much, and a sense of exclusion […]

January 21st, 2014

Posted In: Communication, Mindfulness, My Experience, Relationships, Therapy, Wellbeing

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