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Articles and Posts by Andrea Brandt, PhD

Welcome: I enjoy writing blogs on AngerRelationshipsMindful LivingAnxiety, and Aging. I am a contributing editor to Psychology Today so you can find all my posts for that magazine here. I also contribute blogs to other websites as well, so please check out In the Media.

You can listen to me speak about my books on various radio interviews as well as read my book reviews.

Recent Posts on Anger | View All

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Is Your Anger a Cover for Shame?

If you have a quick temper, if you shout, if you slam doors, your problem may not actually be your [...]

When Passive Aggression Is the Third Party in Your Relationship

When your partner is passive-aggressive, it can feel like passive-aggression is the third party in your relationship. Passive-aggressiveness not only [...]

7 Steps to Resolving Conflicts With Your Passive-Aggressive Partner

Most people are afraid of conflict in their relationships. No one really enjoys getting into arguments with their partner, right? [...]

Is Emotional Discomfort Good for You?

Anger doesn't feel good. It makes our hearts race and our palms sweat. It makes us feel anxious and scared. [...]

Recent Posts on Anxiety | View All

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9 Steps to Heal Childhood Trauma in Adults

Trauma generates emotions, and unless we process these emotions at the time the trauma occurs, the emotions become stuck in [...]

How Does Childhood Trauma Affect Us? An Interview With Andrea Brandt

Childhood trauma In what ways do children internalize trauma, versus the way someone who experienced trauma as an [...]

5 Things You Can Do Today to Combat Social Anxiety

As kids we’re taught not to talk to strangers, then when we’re adults, we’re supposed to be suddenly good at [...]

How Childhood Emotional Trauma Impacts Adult Relationships

How Childhood Emotional Trauma Impacts Adult Relationships You may already be familiar with some of the ways childhood [...]

Recent Posts on Mindful Living | View All

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3 Ways Mindfulness Can Help Us as We Age

Living mindfully means living in a state of awareness. You savor every flavor, admire every sunset, cherish every moment with [...]

How to Live a Regret-Free Life

What is the difference between a mistake and a learning experience? Perspective. When we see mistakes as learning experiences, regret [...]

9 Health Experts Reveal How They Stick to Their Resolutions

4. Think Beyond Fixing a Problem Set your sights higher than mere solutions to problems, and focus on what you [...]

When Forgiving Yourself Is the Hardest Kind of Forgiveness

So you’ve done something wrong. You’ve hurt someone else or yourself, and now you feel angry, guilty, sad, or ashamed. [...]

Recent Posts on Relationships | View All

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A Good Apology Is Hard to Find

Apologies have been in the news a lot lately — both genuine apologies and refusals to apologize. Every day, women [...]

Dealing with Passive-Aggressives Without Losing Your Mind

Most of us have at least one passive-aggressive person in our life. Maybe it’s a mother who nitpicks and criticizes [...]

10 Things Not to Do On a First Date (and Why They Turn Us Off)

10 Things Not to Do On a First Date We go into the first date experience full of [...]

Is it Possible to Fine-Tune Your Intuition?

Is it possible to fine-tune your intuition? Absolutely. Have you ever been on a date and thought "I [...]

Recent Posts on Aging | View All

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3 Keys to Enhancing Your Love Life After Retirement

Technically, retirement means the end of one’s career. But anyone who’s retired or is close to retiring knows that that’s [...]

Mindful Aging Interview with Andrea – Plenty Magazine

Typically, people approach aging in one of two ways: One, they see getting older as a state of inevitable decline, [...]

Five Ways to Keep Your Brain Fit as You Age

A psychotherapist on mindful aging and the brain’s life-long plasticity. When it comes to the topic of aging, Dr. Andrea [...]

9 Health Experts Reveal How They Stick to Their Resolutions

4. Think Beyond Fixing a Problem Set your sights higher than mere solutions to problems, and focus on what you [...]