Struggling to find your ground?

I was living an out-of-body experience for years without realising it. I think I'm not the only one, and I don't think empaths are exempt from this misconception. In fact, because of the sometimes painful emotional intensity that we experience in our bodies, we may be even more prone to abandoning them than other people. … Continue reading Struggling to find your ground?

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Food energetics for sensitives

My health-food obsessed atheist Jewish friend has a mantra: Your diet is the religion of your body. I'm not quite sure what he means by that. But let's say that he means that food is important. Amen. I would add, it is particularly important for sensitives. During my hippie hermit phase in the countryside, after … Continue reading Food energetics for sensitives

Why do empaths often experience overwhelm?

Being an empath in the emotional sense or a highly sensitive person can be draining enough as because of your other-directed nature (and additionally upbringing, if you are female) you will have a tendency to notice what is going on with others and spend a great deal of your energy processing and (emotionally and often … Continue reading Why do empaths often experience overwhelm?

Walking down High Street naked, backwards and blind: empaths and hypervigilance

Don't worry, the title is metaphorical (and not meant as an offence to nudists or blind people). But this is what some empaths and clairsentients seem to feel like – at first – when we try, perhaps for the first time in life, to navigate life without having our psi-radar scan everyone, everywhere, all the … Continue reading Walking down High Street naked, backwards and blind: empaths and hypervigilance

Why do other people’s feelings “stick” to you?

For some people, it's enough to understand what an empath is and that they are one; i.e. to take the possibility that part (or a lot) of what they are feeling on a daily basis are not emotions, feelings, moods or sensations that are generated within them, by their own system, based on their own … Continue reading Why do other people’s feelings “stick” to you?

Empath last ditch strategy: if you can’t switch it off, switch the channel

This is something I have learnt to do after well over a year of actively investigating my empath radar. I realised that I can sometimes pick up completely different vibrations from the same person or object depending on my state of mind. The other flavours will still be there, but the dominating one will have … Continue reading Empath last ditch strategy: if you can’t switch it off, switch the channel