Posted on May 20th, 2015 by Dr. Andra Brosh

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” — James Baldwin There’s a difference between not feeling like you’re enough, and wanting to be better than you are. Feeling less than is an issue of self-value and focuses on deficits; wanting to be better is an act of desire and focuses on improvement. There aren’t too many people that seek personal growth and who have a natural inclination to improve the way they are in the world. The journey toward introspection and insight into your internal world is always optional. You […]

May 20th, 2015

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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

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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

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Posted on April 28th, 2015 by Dr. Andra Brosh

As children we all held the capacity for imagination. Growing up has its perks, but as we get older we tend to abandon this part of ourselves in the service of becoming big. As kids we used our imagination to ponder what could be. Now as grown ups we use it to wonder what should be. When my kids were small one of their favorite books was “If” by Sarah Perry. It was my favorite too because it was a book of wonders, and it showed that limitless possibilities are everywhere. I pulled that book “If” out of the garage […]

April 28th, 2015

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Posted on April 21st, 2015 by Dr. Andra Brosh

We’re facing a horrendous drought in Los Angeles right now. We have literally drained our resources and now we are depleted and having to ration. Sometimes we all take our resources for granted. We get used to provisions without questioning how we get them or where they come from. It’s the same with our food. We rarely reflect on where that head of broccoli originated, how it traveled to get to the store shelf, and all that happened in between that time. I think we do this on a personal level as well. We do, accomplish, obtain and get through […]

April 21st, 2015

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Posted on April 14th, 2015 by Dr. Andra Brosh

You are made up of many different parts. You are body. You are mind. You are spirit. You are physical. At your core you are yourSELF. When I say you are yourself I mean you have a core self that serves as the inner spine of your being. If you were to dig deep beneath the persona you present to the outer world you would find something very authentic and real. You would uncover the essence of your truest self; the self that has most likely learned many magic tricks to disappear when things get uncomfortable or unsafe. It’s sad […]

April 14th, 2015

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Posted on March 23rd, 2015 by Dr. Andra Brosh

What would life look like if we lived it backward? What if we began at the end and then proceeded from there? What if we ended before we began? We all focus on beginnings and celebrate the starts without any thought about possible endings. You may be asking what’s the point of thinking about endings since they are often unpredictable and inevitable? The one word answer I can offer is prevention. “If we can own the story then we can write the ending.” -Brene Brown It’s true that many outcomes are unpredictable. It’s also true that endings are not always […]

March 23rd, 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

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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 January 6th, 2015 by Dr. Andra Brosh

I have a love hate relationship with January. On the one hand it brings the idea of renewal, fresh beginnings, and opportunities for growth and improvement. In fact January is named after Janus, the God of beginnings and transitions. I usually dread January because I already know in December that I’ll set intentions and not see them through. It’s like accepting an invitation to a party that you know you won’t want to attend. In the moment it sounds okay, but when it comes to doing it not so much. January is about starting, and starting is almost always hard. […]

January 6th, 2015

Posted In: Mindfulness, My Experience, Tips, Wellbeing

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