Posted on December 15th, 2014 by Dr. Andra Brosh

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Jung I don’t need to tell you how powerful the Heart Chakra is because if you’ve ever loved someone or had your heart broken you already know. I’m also not going to write a long essay about how you need to love yourself or love unconditionally because you’ve read it before, and you know that most of the time your intention in these areas is greater than results. Here’s what I will tell you about the […]

December 15th, 2014

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Posted on November 18th, 2014 by Dr. Andra Brosh

I truly believe that what we all want is to be seen. The desire starts when your small and never really subsides. The jumping up and down part of you that screams “look at me! Look at me!” longs to be noticed, considered, valued and observed. You know from experience that there is no worse feeling in the world than not being seen by others. It leaves you feeling empty and lonely. Sitting in a group of people where no one asks you a question, being ignored by the wait staff at a restaurant, or even getting cut off in […]

November 18th, 2014

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Posted on October 7th, 2014 by Dr. Andra Brosh

“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” – Frank Zappa I have always tried to see life as a journey. There have been times in my life where I’ve been pulled to view my passage here on earth as a means to an end, but when I choose to keep a pilgrimage perspective I find that I’m less disappointed (or even crushed) when things don’t go as planned. Most of us walk through the world with the presumption that we will get where we intend to go, but more often than not the path you choose takes a […]

October 7th, 2014

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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

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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

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Posted on July 15th, 2014 by Dr. Andra Brosh

“Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.” – Theodore Roosevelt How much time do you spend living in the future? Probably more than you realize because most of us are constantly worrying, projecting, planning and waiting for something to happen at some other time than right now. There’s a very strong movement happening in our culture toward mindfulness, and this is for good reason. The truth is that there is no other moment than the one you’re experiencing right now. It’s also true that most of what can help […]

July 15th, 2014

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Posted on June 10th, 2014 by Dr. Andra Brosh

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Those who look outside, dream. Those who looks inside, awaken.” – Carl Gustav Jung I want to write about inspiration, but I’m not inspired. What a crazy conundrum to be in. The word inspiration stems from the Latin word _Inspirare_, which means “breathe”. Not surprising since feeling uninspired can leave you flat and listless. So how do we continue to breathe life into ourselves and feel inspired when we’re not? It’s a fabulous question and I’m going to try and answer it because I know that we all […]

June 10th, 2014

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Posted on March 8th, 2014 by Dr. Andra Brosh

“If you want what you never had, then you have to do what you’ve never done.” – Unknown There comes a time in all of our lives where we know we need to sail into unchartered territory, but we can’t seem to pull up the anchor. You know when change is imminent because you feel it, smell it, and know it deep in your soul. You know there is no change without risk, and no growth without newness, but somehow you stay cemented to where you are, and feel frustrated that you can’t free yourself up to venture out. Even […]

March 8th, 2014

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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

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Posted on January 28th, 2014 by Dr. Andra Brosh

As a therapist, cancer survivor and divorce support counselor I know quite a bit about being broken open. I was making breakfast the other morning and I decided to have a fried egg. I heated the oil in the pan and cracked the eggshell letting the yellow yolk and surrounding white spread out as it began to sizzle. I looked at the beautiful, bright color of the egg yolk and it reminded me of how so much beauty can come from something after it’s been cracked open. I cannot think of a more profound metaphor for the many life encounters […]

January 28th, 2014

Posted In: Cancer, Divorce, Infidelity, Love, Marriage, My Experience, Relationships, Therapy

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