Rewire Your Brain For Love: An Interview with Marsha Lucas, Ph.D.Last year, I met a very cool licensed psychologist and neuropsychologist at a book signing for a mutual friend of ours. Marsha Lucas, Ph.D., has been practicing psychotherapy and studying the brain-behavior relationship for over twenty years. Prior to entering private practice, she was a neuropsychologist on the faculty at the Emory University School of Medicine.

In other words, she was probably one of those persons in grade school that was taken aside and given more challenging work, while the rest of us (at least the one writing this blog) struggled through the regular assignments.

Her book, “Rewire Your Brain for Love,” is a fascinating read because she delves into how the human brain works — or fumbles — in relationships.

In other words, she explores how we developed our current relationship wiring, and, if part of that is contributing to toxic relationships, how to modify it through mindfulness meditation. Lucas shows how a short meditation practice can result in seven key relationship benefits, including communication with yourself and others, an enhanced ability to handle fear, and being more emotionally authentic and resilient.

3 Comments to
Rewire Your Brain For Love: An Interview with Marsha Lucas, Ph.D.

Before posting, please read our blog moderation guidelines. The comments below begin with the oldest comments first. Click on the last comments page to jump to the most recent comments.

  1. Several of the points made by Dr. Lucas in this interview remind me of the overall value of mindfulness in our lives. Going on autopilot, for example, stands as the Big Enemy in most anything that we do. When we stop nurturing any capability or relationship with mindfulness, it starts to wither.

  2. Maybe some of your friends or you can explain why psychologists do not follow science as it should be!

    Tests are used that are not evaluated by a true regulating body. I mean from the government.

    How much abuse has gone on in psyche testing….and why the American Psy Society only formulated an ethics statement on this 10 years ago.

    I think there are more dollars spent on testing than drugs and the true costs of testing are hidden in ways to decrease correct information from being reported.

    These tests are not tested long term like drugs are. These tests inflict privacy rape and other trauma that is not disclosed to the victims or the victims go along because this is the so called “Gold Standard.”

    I would like to see more regulation and verification of data…..

    Also, these tests used more college students against their will of being tested ….thus it is time to let the public in on these things….

    I know because I was one of those that was used 20+
    years ago…talked to another person recently and 9 years later same thing happened to her.

  3. hi , all of my friends, I would like to share my own feeling regarding benefits of meditation. Why Meditation? Happiness and peace refer to states of mind. Moreover, there is another kind of experience, which is the highest and is independent of worldly objects and senses. It is called Bliss. Brahmakumaris offers foundation courses in meditation through each of its centres spread across the world.

Join the Conversation!

Before posting, please read our blog moderation guidelines.

Post a Comment:


(Required, will be published)

(Required, but will not be published)

(Optional)

Recent Comments
  • Upsie_Daisy: I am a middle-aged female, raised in a family of closeted gay men. I thought all nen would hate and...
  • Kat: Yes, Rhondaaa! You are so accurate with such great wise advice as I’ve experienced a very similar history....
  • James: What if someone said, “I cant get any sex”? Would they be lying to themselves?
  • Crowley: I agree, but read my note below. I’m not sure what else I could have done.
  • Crowley: My in laws were disappointed in my husband’s choice. I came from the wrong side of the tracks,...
Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter


Find a Therapist
Enter ZIP or postal code