I remember deciding to leave my marriage. After months and months of trying to make it work, I got to a point where I couldnâ€™t stay any longer. It wasnâ€™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 […]
Dr. Andra Brosh February 3rd, 2014
“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 itâ€™s supposed to be. How many times have you become indignant about someone elseâ€™s behavior or actions? How many times have you felt completely irate over something not going your way? Iâ€™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, we somehow still expect that life should pan out […]
Dr. Andra Brosh January 21st, 2014
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 thisâ€¦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 Yearâ€™s Eve […]
Dr. Andra Brosh January 7th, 2014
The holidays are upon us, and as always it opens the door for a great amount of self-reflection. The end of the year brings many thoughts and feelings, 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 same todayâ€¦ […]
Dr. Andra Brosh November 26th, 2013
When you were small your dreams were lofty and possible. Over time they became more and more distant, ultimately unachievable or crushed. Dreaming about the future is a natural and healthy part of being human, but we need to learn how to honor and take our dreams back when they’ve been robbed from us. Your ability to reach your dreams has nothing to do with your own capability or your lack of ambition. Your dreams were most likely suffocated or temporarily terminated by the influential people in your life. Dreams are illustrations in the book your soul is writing for […]
Dr. Andra Brosh November 6th, 2013
If you’re like most people, you’ll fumble endlessly for reasons your partner left. Here are top five reasons I hear from divorcing couples. Read On.
Dr. Andra Brosh July 30th, 2013
You know as much as I do that life doesnâ€™t always go as planned. You can fantasize and dream about how you would like things to go, but the harsh reality is that your very existence on this earth is tenuous, and your reality is founded on unpredictability, not certainty. Read on.
Dr. Andra Brosh July 16th, 2013
I like to take pictures with my very fancy camera. I love shooting photos because itâ€™s one of the few places in my life where only my perspective matters. When Iâ€™m taking pictures I lose all self-consciousness about how I see things, and can completely immerse myself in what I believe to be true and perfect. Itâ€™s my photo, my angle, and most importantly my point of view. You may not know it, but your perspective of the world is extremely valuable. How you see things is just as important as how you feel. An even more important concept, however, […]
Dr. Andra Brosh July 9th, 2013
Healthy communication is the cornerstone of cultivating and sustaining healthy relationships. We connect and express ourselves through the spoken and written word, which ultimately allows us to develop our â€œvoiceâ€ in the world. Read on here.
Dr. Andra Brosh June 10th, 2013
Youâ€™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, a ripped pair of jeans, 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 itâ€™s pure torture. Relationships get broken just like the items in our lives, but we canâ€™t just throw them away without much thought. We spend torturous hours deciding whether itâ€™s worth saving, or if […]
Dr. Andra Brosh May 28th, 2013