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

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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 April 29th, 2014 by Dr. Andra Brosh

“Wherever you go there you are.” – Jon Kabat Zinn I’m very into circles. I like anything round because for me the shape represents connection, continuity, and collaboration. Many of the things that I truly love about my life and this world are circular in shape. The moon, the earth, the sun, my hiking loop, and my meditation pillow all center and ground me in the feeling of being whole and complete. Circles are shapes, but they can also be created with the human body and spirit. When we come together and join in a circle we’re uniting and bringing […]

April 29th, 2014

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

As a therapist, illness 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, viagra 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 […]

January 28th, 2014

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Posted on January 21st, 2014 by Dr. Andra Brosh

“All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.” – Bob Dylan Sometimes life seems very unfair until I realize that it’s supposed to be. How many times have you become indignant about someone else’s behavior or actions? How many times have you felt completely irate over something not going your way? I’m sure there are countless incidents of unfairness for all of us. Even though we know that the idea of all things being even is completely unrealistic, treat we somehow still expect that life should pan […]

January 21st, 2014

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Posted on January 21st, 2014 by Dr. Andra Brosh

I truly believe in the power of story. Sharing your experience, your knowledge, and your wisdom is an act of selflessness even though it might sometimes feel self-promoting or egotistical. There’s one main difference between bragging and sharing. Bragging is driven by a feeling of inadequacy and a need to prove one’s worth. The desire to share comes from a longing to connect, and it usually coincides with vulnerability. What and how much you choose to share at any given moment is up to you. Feeling over-exposed is a good sign you’re sharing too much, and a sense of exclusion […]

January 21st, 2014

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

This morning on the news I heard a report that the first Monday after the New Year is the most depressing day of the entire year. Considering most of us should already have our New Year intentions in place, and be well on our way to becoming the best version of ourselves, I was a little surprised to hear this…NOT. You may or may not know this about me, but I have a tendency to intentionally take myself to darker places with the goal of shedding some light on things. For example, on my way out on New Year’s Eve […]

January 7th, 2014

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Posted on November 26th, 2013 by Dr. Andra Brosh

The holidays are upon us, viagra and as always it opens the door for a great amount of self-reflection. The end of the year brings many thoughts and feelings, prostate but most often it invokes inquiry about where we are in the context of our lives. To uncover where I was this time last year, I went back and re-read the newsletter I sent to you in November of 2012. I had just returned from a trip to Morocco, which was my first international trip alone. After reading it I realized that my message, intention, desire, and authenticity remain the […]

November 26th, 2013

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Posted on October 25th, 2013 by Dr. Andra Brosh

“To begin by always thinking of love as an action rather than a feeling is one way in which anyone using the word in this manner automatically assumes accountability and responsibility.” – Bell Hooks My quest for love happens daily on both a personal and professional level. I seek to understand its meaning conceptually, and I’m constantly learning how to actualize it in my interpersonal relationships. Love has been an ongoing inquiry for me because like you, I need love like I need air and water. While I know I can “survive” without love, research in Neuroscience has taught me […]

October 25th, 2013

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Posted on May 28th, 2013 by Dr. Andra Brosh

You’ve probably been in a situation at some point in your life when you have had to decide whether toss something out or repair it. Maybe it was a tattered pillow, dosage a ripped pair of jeans, there or an old radio. Deciding to discard something that has some potential for rejuvenation may not be too hard in every day life, but when it comes to a relationship it’s pure torture. Relationships get broken just like the items in our lives, but we can’t just throw them away without much thought. We spend torturous hours deciding whether it’s worth saving, […]

May 28th, 2013

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

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