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

Falling in love is tricky. It’s even harder to find the right partner. Avoid big mistakes, toxic relationships and heartbreak by learning more about your brain. If you’re sensible, you probably select your romantic partners based on love, looks, character, and compatibility, but you might be surprised to learn that you also unconsciously choose for a few other reasons that would be important to know about. Mate selection is as old as our species, and quite honestly not much has changed. Our ancestors picked viable partners for survival and procreation purposes, and while we would all like to think that […]

May 19th, 2016

Posted In: Dating, Intimacy, Love, Relationships, Sex

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Posted on February 10th, 2016 by Dr. Andra Brosh

As soon as my husband told me he wanted a divorce, I felt like my life was over. We were married for 20 years and lived in a beautiful house with two kids. I was truly living the dream. The moment I heard those words, my whole world came crashing down. The fantasy I had of forever was now a reality of never. For three years, I spent my time picking up the pieces of my shattered dream, doing my best to make sense of everything. I never thought this crazy, surreal ride would end. I was diagnosed with breast […]

February 10th, 2016

Posted In: Divorce, Infidelity, Love, Marriage, Women

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Posted on September 17th, 2015 by Dr. Andra Brosh

The way you see the world is called your perception, and your perception is driven by your internal experience of yourself, others and the world. What you take in from your environment gets digested and then regurgitated as your external experience. This is true both as a child and as an adult and it’s a constant ongoing process throughout life that is dependent on what’s happening in any given moment or day. However, the most imbedded experiences that stem from your earliest life are the most influential, and this is particularly true when it comes to love. The most important […]

September 17th, 2015

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

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

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception. – Aldous Huxley I posted a quote on Facebook last week and it seemed to resonate. It read… “Guilt is not always an indicator that you’ve done something wrong. It can also be an emotional message that you need to make something right.” Somewhere in my journey through being an emotional worker I learned that feelings hold an incredible amount of wisdom.Your emotional life may at times be something you want to move away from, but it can actually be your best teacher.This […]

May 12th, 2015

Posted In: Love, Mindfulness, Relationships, Wellbeing

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Posted on May 5th, 2015 by Dr. Andra Brosh

A client came in recently in a state of confusion. She wanted to know if she should or shouldn’t leave her current relationship. She explained to me how unhappy she had become with her partner over the past several months, but she wasn’t sure if she was making a mistake by walking away. This state of ambivalence is extremely common among the people I see in my practice, and we have all been there at some point in our lives. That tough space where we find ourselves between what we want, and what we should do. It’s a place we […]

May 5th, 2015

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

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Posted on March 16th, 2015 by Dr. Andra Brosh

We’ve all done it. Taken a picture and then edited it to make it look better than the original. This idea of changing something from it’s original form into something more acceptable translates to your real life as well. The image you have of yourself is no different than the image you produce on your phone. When you look at yourself, and decide that you’re not quite good enough, and want to erase your imperfections, you’re editing out pieces of yourself that make you who you are. This unsatisfactory perspective of yourself and your life put you at risk for […]

March 16th, 2015

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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 26th, 2015 by Dr. Andra Brosh

“Growth of consciousness does not depend on the might of the intellect but on the conviction of the heart.” – Wayne Gerard Trotman 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 […]

February 26th, 2015

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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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