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Marsha Lucas, PhD, Psychologist - Author, 'Rewire Your Brain for Love'Marsha Lucas, PhD writes about love and relationships, drawing from her more than twenty years as a psychologist and her specialized training as a neuropsychologist.  Her book, Rewire Your Brain For Love: Creating Vibrant Relationships Using the Science of Mindfulness (Hay House 2012) takes the ancient wisdom of mindfulness meditation, the latest neuroscience, and the complexities of relationships — and offers readers an easy-to-understand, simple-to-put-into-practice approach to building better, healthier relationships.

Dr. Lucas is a licensed psychologist and neuropsychologist, and 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. She currently has a psychotherapy practice in Washington, DC. For information about her practice, please visit

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Online Writing

  • Rewire Your Brain For Love – Dr. Lucas’ writing for as their Mindfulness Meditation and Relationships blogger
  • Dr. Lucas’ own blog and resource site on the beneficial connections between relationships, love, neuroscience, and mindfulness meditation.


Press and Media Coverage

  • Partial listing of recent interviews, quotes, and appearances:

    • Cosmopolitan
    • ABC News – WJLA-TV
    • Psychology Today
    • HuffPost Live TV
    • | Advice
    • Anderson Cooper |
    • Men’s Health |
    • Rubin Museum of Art, NYC | Brainwave Series
    • USA Today‘s ‘HOME | American Life’ Magazine
    • CBS Radio | The Jordan Rich Show
    • Sirius-XM | Martha Stewart Living Radio
    • Glamour (UK)
    • Mindfulness (academic journal)
    • Reader’s Digest
    • The Daily Buzz |
    • ForeWord Magazine
    • Health Magazine
    • | PBS
    • Cosmopolitan (Middle East)
    • Psychologies  (UK)
    • Providence Journal (Scripps)
    • Sirius-XM Radio | The Doctor Show
    • AARP Magazine
    • NPR member stations (New Jersey, Philadelphia, Utah, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Michigan, and more)
    • ABC Radio | Peggy Hall
    • Hay House Radio
    • Terry Jaymes: ALIVE! | KIRO FM – Seattle
    • Dr. Zara Larsen: Circles of Change | 104.1 FM Arizona
    • The Brent Loucks Show | CKOM – Saskatoon, Canada
    • | Connie Bennett
    • The Hill (newspaper written for and about the U.S. Congress)
    • American Psychological Association | ‘Interesting Careers in Psychology’
  • Dr. Lucas has also been quoted in Learning to Breathe by NYTimes bestselling author Priscilla Warner (Free Press, 2011); in the forthcoming Mindfulness for Dummies Workbook by Shamash Alidina (Wiley), and in Kensho: A Modern Awakening by Susan Steinbrecher.

Praise for Rewire Your Brain For Love

“This is great stuff. The latest, best mindful brain science in a wildly practical form, with wise and clear practices that can radically transform your relationships.”
Jack Kornfield, PhD, author The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology

“With entertaining humor and enlightening clarity, Dr. Lucas blends cutting-edge discoveries in neurobiology and psychology with time-honored practices from ancient wisdom traditions to help us navigate the challenges of intimate relationships. Full of real-life examples and practical tools, this book is a delightful must-read for anyone wanting to get along better with other people.”
Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School; author of The Mindfulness Solution

Rewire Your Brain for Love is delightfully engaging and easy to read. Everyone will find something life-enhancing inside these pages.”
Christiane Northrup, MD, author of the New York Times bestsellers Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause

“Honest, warmhearted, and funny. Marsha Lucas explains neuroscience in plain English, so all of us can understand. She brings great clarity to the sometimes murky waters of romantic relationships and gives us a wonderful introduction to mindfulness meditation and its benefits.”
Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness

“Marsha Lucas takes the mystery out of two mysterious subjects—the inner workings of our brains and the successful pursuit of true love. She’s a wise and funny cupid, bringing together our hearts and minds as she explains amygdalas and anxiety, frontal lobes and commitment-phobes. She’s an excellent advocate for meditation, presenting its benefits in a unique, compelling way.”
Priscilla Warner, New York Times bestselling author of Learning to Breathe

“Each of us has the potential to live with an open, loving heart. This book shows us how meditation awakens our capacity for increased presence, intimacy, and understanding in our relationships. With clarity and humor, Marsha Lucas gives us both the fascinating science behind this transformation, and the practices that make it possible.”
Tara Brach, PhD, bestselling author of Radical Acceptance

“With Rewire Your Brain for Love, Marsha Lucas has pulled off an achievement that is as valuable as it is rare: she synthesizes complex neurophysiological information about the brain’s role in relationships, in clear, reader-friendly ways; and combines this with effective tools and suggestions for beefing up the capacity for attachment. And there’s a bonus: she’s a really fine, witty, accessible writer. Anyone who struggles with garden-variety anxiety about love, all the way up to fullblown phobia, should read this book, more than once. And it should be dog-eared and well worn on every therapist’s reference shelf.”
Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, author of Invisible Heroes and creator of the Health Journeys guided imagery series

“Dr. Lucas shows readers how to use the power of neuroplasticity—the capacity of the mind to change the brain—to build up the ‘circuits’ of resilience, empathy, and assertiveness for relationships. Her voice is warm, funny, down-to-earth, practical, and so very helpful. This book is like having a best friend who is both savvy about the brain and a world-class therapist.”
Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Buddha’s Brain

“Marsha Lucas’s is a smart and reader-friendly guide for an exciting journey through our hearts and brains. Dr. Lucas skillfully interweaves her therapeutic and neuroscientific knowledge with personal wisdom into a rich, meaningful, and accessible tapestry that expands our self-awareness in the service of sustaining and deepening our relationships.”
Louis Cozolino, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Pepperdine University; author of The Neuroscience of Human Relationships

“Dr. Lucas provides an accessible and practical guide to help us bring alive the exciting intersection of mindfulness and neuroscience for healthier relationships and a better life.”
Elisha Goldstein, PhD, author of The Now Effect and co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook

“We live in a world of failed relationships and loss of love. Dr. Lucas has given us the science and clinical application of mindfulness meditation tools to help us heal ourselves, our relationships, and our world. We are all in need of this sage advice.”
Allan Warshowsky, MD, FACOG, ABIHM, Director Emeritus of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine

“You hold in your hands a unique piece of work. Marsha guides you carefully, to help you understand the unique benefits of mindfulness from the inside-out, and so helps to ignite or re-ignite your passion for the meditative practice. Better relationships lie at the heart of a life of health and well-being. Through reading this book, you learn to become an electrician of your own brain, and discover specific mind techniques that lead to a better relationship with both yourself and those close to you. A delight to read—highly recommended!”
Shamash Alidina, author of Mindfulness for Dummies and Relaxation for Dummies

“This excellent book takes the reader on an exciting journey of self discovery and healing through the emerging field of neurobiology and mindfulness meditation. Dr. Lucas presents scientific concepts in an easily understood manner and goes on to assist the reader to learn meditation techniques that have demonstrated proven healing benefits for emotional, psychological, and physical problems as well as for those individuals who strive for optimal wellness. This book is a must-read for everyone.”
Leonard A. Wisneski, MD, FACP, Professor at George Washington University, Georgetown University, University of Colorado; author of The Scientific Basis of Integrative Medicine

“Ever wondered why you get stuck in the same old relationship patterns? With no-nonsense wit and warmth, Marsha Lucas shows you what’s happening at brain level when habits form, persist, and most importantly, shift. Crucially, she also shows you how to apply this knowledge to transform your intimate connections—all with the simple practice of mindfulness. This book will bring joy not just to many readers, but to those who share their lives.”
Ed Halliwell, co-author of The Mindful Manifesto

“Psych Central’s Recommendation: Worth Your Time! Rewire Your Brain for Love is one of those great hybrids between self-help and education. If you’re looking for a method to tackle relationship problems (or even just ‘life’ problems), you’d be hard-pressed to find a better primer.”
— Dan Berkowitz, PsychCentral Book Reviews

“Change your brain’s pathways and you change the path of your relationships: that’s what neuropsychologist and psychotherapist Marsha Luca, PhD offers in Rewire Your Brain for Love. She uses her sense of humor and compassion as much as her knowledge of neuroscience and mindfulness to get you growing toward new, more vibrant relationships. Incredibly useful and highly engaging!”
Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author of Happy For No Reason and Love For No Reason

“A caring guide that is completely intriguing. Dr. Marsha Lucas has an open loving heart and she is able to teach you how to meditate with a sense of compassion. She explains how our brains function and thoughtfully provides a diagram of the brain so you completely understand what she is talking about. Very enjoyable to read; made me feel peaceful and confident and it gave me hope that change is possible.”
—Rebecca Johnson, Top Amazon Reviewer

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Credit, book image: Hay House
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