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

It’s been a week of being in the pines, prescription 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, view 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 […]

August 19th, 2016

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Posted on August 17th, 2016 by Dr. Andra Brosh

To the ground when looking for the earth’s gifts. To the sky when seeking the wisdom of the universe, adiposity constellations or the beauty of the moon. To the horizon at sunset when the mountains meet the sea like two lovers in a long embrace. But where do you gaze when you don’t want to see? When up, capsule down and beyond offer no invitation? This is where imagination can be a refuge, and a lack of sight can offer the beauty lacking in your immediate world. Turn your eyeballs into your mind and pull the memory of a place […]

August 17th, 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, cheapest 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 […]

April 27th, 2016

Posted In: Empowerment, Happiness, Mindfulness, Wellbeing

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Posted on April 20th, 2016 by Dr. Andra Brosh

  The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. – John Muir I’ve been walking around lately with gritted teeth. A bit raw and irritated by everything and everyone. Traffic, rude people, long lines, and assaultive noises rub me the wrong way and eat away at my happiness. This is the world that many of us live in, and there isn’t much about it we can control. It’s not everyday that we see things this negatively, but there are those times where perspective is getting the best of us, and a downward spiral ensues. On these days the […]

April 20th, 2016

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Posted on April 13th, 2016 by Dr. Andra Brosh

Some months bring more to us than others, but April is super special because it embodies so much beauty, renewal, and promise. I feel like I wait all year for April because somehow I find myself blossoming each year around this time. What April really shifts for me is my concept of time. Somehow time becomes less urgent and frenetic, and that space gives me the chance to step back and review my relationship to this construct that often feels more like a commandment than a gift. I think we forget how powerful time can be when we move away […]

April 13th, 2016

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Posted on March 21st, 2016 by Dr. Andra Brosh

I hear stories all day long. Sad stories, funny stories, unbelievable stories, and stories of courage. People tell me things that they don’t tell anyone else in the world, and while this sometimes can feel overwhelming, it’s more often an honor and privilege. Within these stories are themes of love, loss, success, ambivalence and fear. I help people connect the dots of their lives by listening and watching closely for anything that will help me piece together the puzzle of who they are, and where they want to be. Sometimes these themes are so buried under layers of defense and […]

March 21st, 2016

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Quote: "Never apologize for showing feelings. When you do so you apologize for the truth." - Benjamin Disraeli

Posted on February 24th, 2016 by Dr. Andra Brosh

I love the idea that as human beings we’re wired for connection, forgiveness, altruism and love. Sometimes this is hard to remember as I go about my day and encounter the opposite in a large amount of the people I come into contact with. Most of the time I experience anger, frustration, lack of generosity and an overall sense of unhappiness. In these moments I have to remind myself that life is hard, and that we are all here trying to do the best we can. Some days are better than others, and how we feel can shift from moment […]

February 24th, 2016

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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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GET A PH.D. IN YOUR EMOTIONAL LIFE

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 June 2nd, 2015 by Dr. Andra Brosh

I say this because I know you blame yourself for something in your life. Maybe it’s eating that extra cookie, your marriage ending, your child’s poor grades or not working that extra few hours to meet a deadline for work. We’ve all been in that place where we beat ourselves up for failing, not quite meeting the mark, giving up or not following through on commitments to ourselves or others. Aside from the rare occasion that you become a victim and blame others or the world, you most likely spend a good part of your time wondering how you could […]

June 2nd, 2015

Posted In: Mindfulness, Therapy, Wellbeing

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