Learning to Say YES

There's a lot of information on the internet and in self-help books about how to use the word "no" as a complete sentence. This kind of advice is super valuable if you have difficulty setting boundaries or putting our your own needs before the needs of others.

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Andra Brosh, Ph.D., BCHN
Getting Lost to Find Your Way

There is no denying that most of us are lost. Even if you are very good at being on auto-pilot, doing the tasks you are expected to do, living the life you are supposed to live, you might be completely off course in finding the deep, personal meaning you long for.

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Andra Brosh, Ph.D., BCHN
An Anytime Grounding Practice

The mind has a tendency to drift off, but when you practice becoming aware of your surroundings you are automatically present with yourself and what's around you. This practice of grounding yourself in the actual moment of where you are can be used anywhere. In your office, sitting in traffic, or doing the dishes.

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Andra Brosh, Ph.D., BCHN
Falling Behind to Get Ahead

We live in an "insta" world where saving time has become more of a survival tactic than a way to improve our lives. What do we do with the time we save? We spend it on our phones, at the work desk, and in traffic. No matter how hard we try to take short cuts to make up for lost time it seems like we don't really get any more done or get anywhere faster.

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Andra Brosh, Ph.D., BCHN
5 Ways to Start Pleasing Yourself Instead of Others

Being a people pleaser is a habit. It’s one of the “skills” you learned growing up, and it’s often a way to avoid feelings you simply don’t want to deal with. Sometimes guilt digests easier than experiencing the anger and disappointment from another person. Putting other peoples needs before your own begins innocently, but over time it can become a more chronic issue leaving you feeling exhausted, depleted, and even a bit co-dependent.

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Andra Brosh, Ph.D., BCHN
Three Spells You Need to Break Right Now

Over the course of your life you have taken on certain beliefs about yourself and the world. These beliefs become hard truths even without evidence to support them. They become spells because they’ve been cast without you even knowing, and you lack the awareness you need to break them. Read on to learn about the three most common spells, and how to get out from under them.

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Andra Brosh, Ph.D., BCHN
Why You Need to be Better

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.

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Andra Brosh, Ph.D., BCHN
Getting to Know the Unknown

What do you want to know, but are afraid to ask? What do you look at, but are afraid to see? What do you believe, but are afraid to say? We're incongruent in so many aspects of our lives, and constantly in conflict around what to bring into the light, and what to leave in the dark. 

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Andra Brosh, Ph.D., BCHN
Deepening Your Digestive Skills

As a therapist I have spent a decade talking about digestion metaphorically. Telling clients that it's important to "digest" their experience or emotions has always felt like a great way to deliver the message of what psychological health looks like. It's been a metaphor that works well in helping people to slow down, and a way to let things settle inside before reacting or making big decisions. 

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Andra Brosh, Ph.D., BCHN
Killing it With Compassion

The word compassion has different meaning for different people. Some associate it with the Buddha or personal growth, others relate it to something they feel for the less fortunate, and some don't really think about it at all. Compassion is under utilized by most of society, yet the impact of compassion when practiced is profound.

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Healthy Boundaries Post Divorce

Shifting your relationship with your Ex from being a married couple to a divorcing couple might be one of the single most challenging transitions you will ever have to make. Moving from a relationship that is founded on limitless love and oneness, to a dynamic of division and autonomy often feels really unnatural and even counter-intuitive.

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Five Stages of Divorce Recovery

When it comes to abrupt endings related to love, the experience is very similar to being the victim of a blunt force trauma. The symptoms are the same, and your functioning drops to the level of someone who needs to be hospitalized and treated for injuries.

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Getting Intentional

Have you ever said or done something only to later wonder why or wish you hadn't? If you have a knee-jerk reaction to life, or speak before you think, you might want to begin a practice of setting intentions.

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