Posted on August 22nd, 2016 by Dr. Andra Brosh

I used to give advice and guidance based on my intellect. I thought that knowing something meant you read it and understood it, but I have come to learn that true knowledge – at least in the context of personal growth – comes from the most basic life experience. For years I tinkered on the brink of understanding the meaning of concepts like love, solitude, trust, fulfillment and happiness. I’ve read, studied, experienced and observed all of these and more in some form throughout my life, but I am still a novice at best. This used to frustrate me because […]

August 22nd, 2016

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Posted on August 19th, 2016 by Dr. Andra Brosh

It’s been a week of being in the pines, and some of my old habits are sticking like glue. As I go through my days I’m realizing that I’ve gained some serious tools while coping with bigger city living, and they’re more deeply ingrained then I would have expected. It’s been hardest to untangle myself from the need to plan. This was particularly surprising because I’m not a planner by nature. I actually love to be spontaneous so when I noticed this behavior taking shape in a place where it wasn’t necessary I started to contemplate what was driving the […]

August 19th, 2016

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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

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Posted on April 27th, 2016 by Dr. Andra Brosh

  Unhappiness is an important pathway to Happiness. As a culture we’re on a happiness seeking mission always trying to get away from being unhappy, but the truth is that your unhappiness can actually direct you toward being happier. Everyone wants to be happy. In fact, happiness is probably at the top of your list of goals in life, and I’m sure it’s been a New Years Resolution in the past. Wishing you were happier won’t get you very far because as you’ll learn, your happiness is actually something you can control. But what about your unhappiness? You aren’t alone […]

April 27th, 2016

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