what is empath

As someone who started identifying with the word empath some years ago, I have thought lately of how it is simply a catch-all term for different kinds of sensitivities. All people who use the word empath for themselves do not have their empathic antennas out in exactly the same way. They are not exactly like…

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Last year, I went to India after two years of living here in the United States. This is the first time that I have stayed anywhere other than in India, and this shift of living in a new country has also shifted my perspective in many ways. One of these is the way in which…

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Impatience is so bad for you. It is one of the most seductive emotional states. It is a great way to make life more difficult and relationships challenging. Impatience is like playing a child’s game of bumper cars with real life and adult consequences. Worshipping At The Altar Of Speed I find the adoration of…

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More and more walls are rising in our world. All sorts of walls: brick, stone, identity, geographical, ideological, and economic. There there are social barriers of race, sex and physical abilities. Roles and social affiliations are other forms of demarcation. So are rules. We often can’t live with them and we cannot live without them. Why We Have…

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I would love a vacation from fear. I have been thinking about fear lately, mostly because our cultural system just seems to be one form of fear or another and it never stops. It doesn’t make sense, really. Why would anyone want to live that way? It all seems quite irrational which is why I…

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Does losing control scare you? Do you see not having control as a weakness? Do you receive criticism and negative feedback when you make a mistake and are “out-of-control? What Is Control? Given how much attention and pain are associated with control, what is it exactly? According to The Free Dictionary, control is the ability…

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So – you’re an HSP and have overstimulation issues? It’s a huge challenge trying to handle it. I am sure that it always has been but in our current culture where ridiculous amounts of stimulation are considered normal, it is particularly difficult to handle overstimulation for HSP’s. The Problem Of Overstimulation For HSP’s Because of…

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Perhaps your inner critic is nicer to you than mine is to me. Perhaps not. Inner critics are one of the main causes of unhappiness in life. It is a master at helping us to feel bad about something. The list is endless: something wrong with us or the world; it never stops, until we…

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Article first published as Child Abuse Affects the Brain on Technorati. The December issue of Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine has reported the findings of a Yale University Study which shows that child abuse, physical and emotional impact many areas of the brain. The study included the results of the self-reported Childhood Trauma Questionnaire and brain…

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Depression and anxiety are common in modern life. Given the sensitive biology of highly sensitive people, they may be even more common among HSPs. What are the causes? Common Causes Of Depression And Anxiety Depression and anxiety can come from physical causes as many HSPs know and also from situational causes. Many people when they experience…

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