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How to walk the tightrope between social burnout and agonising isolation?

I've been planning to write a post about solitude, loneliness and isolation for a while. Is solitude good or bad? Everyone thinks it's bad. And I'm crazy I got myself into it. Then why the heck did I get myself into it? Is hiding yourself away in the country for months without having a face-to-face … Continue reading How to walk the tightrope between social burnout and agonising isolation?

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Ways to be an empath: psychological and psychic

For an in-depth discussions of some of this, check out ... Who are highly sensitive people, emotionally intense people, empaths, clairsentients, intuitives and psychics? Are you an empath – or any of these? Specifically explaining the difference between the emotional/psychological and psychic sense of empath: Being an empath is not the same as being empathic, … Continue reading Ways to be an empath: psychological and psychic

7 signs of empath overload and how they compare to issues that can look similar

First off, being an empath doesn't have to mean you are overloaded. You may, instead, be deeply in tune with and nourishingly connected to nature and the people around you, full of gentleness yet vitality, creative and spiritually fulfilled (one option). However, many empaths find out they are empaths only after going through a crisis … Continue reading 7 signs of empath overload and how they compare to issues that can look similar

6 signs that you are (literally) feeling others’ feelings

Here are some ways in which feeling others' emotions (as an empath) may differ from feeling your own: . 1. They are out of context. Usually when feeling your own sadness, you know what you are sad about, or can get to the Heart of Darkness (Conrad reference) on a reasonably short path of honest … Continue reading 6 signs that you are (literally) feeling others’ feelings

The alternative, long-term empath survival kit

I've fed on and digested a wide range of advice for overwhelmed empaths from the web, courses and books. Testing, adapting and discarding, over time I've pieced together a strategy that's worked for me — moved me from having to avoid public transport or even lively streets towards enjoying travel, sometimes even relishing the bustle. … Continue reading The alternative, long-term empath survival kit