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 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

Posted In: Empowerment, Mindfulness, Relationships, Spirituality, Wellbeing

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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 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 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

Posted In: Mindfulness, Relationships, Tips, Wellbeing

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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

Posted In: Divorce, Marriage, Mindfulness, Relationships

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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 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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