You’re empathic, but are you also an empath?

It’s one thing to have an HSP nervous system: a body that is more sensitive to all kinds of stimuli. It’s something else to also be an empath (= feeling + absorbing energy from others). Typical HSP strategies will help you somewhat, but for you, there’s more going on.

17 Secret Empath Types You HAVE to Know About

April 29, 2020

You want to know who you are. Of course you do! Of course we all do! And one of the ways the internet caters to that is by giving us lists of different types. What type of muppet we are. What kind of vegetable we’d be. What type of friend we are. And more recently, lists […]

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How to Figure Out if You are an Empath

March 1, 2020

You’ve probably heard of empaths, otherwise you wouldn’t be here! You’ve heard that being an empath can be great source of overwhelm. Empaths tend to be compassionate people and great listeners. They tend to be amateur healers (whether they want to or not). And you probably have questions about all that. So, how do you […]

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Being Empathic versus Being an Empath: Crucial Differences

August 19, 2013

This article is about the seemingly negligible distinctions between being empathic and being an empath. Seemingly negligible because the practical distinctions are huge! If you know you’re Highly Sensitive, you might have been wondering: “am I an empath?”. Well, this article will help you understand the differences. As an HSP, you’ll likely identify with being […]

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Core Differences Between Empaths and Other People Who are Sensitive to Energy

May 15, 2019

If you’ve been reading my articles for a while, you know that I care a lot about the many subtle and technical distinctions between many kinds of sensitivity. Why? Because depending on the underlying mechanisms of your sensitivity the solution you need will be radically different. You could compare it so something everyday like feeling […]

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Why There Are No Life-Changing Empath Books Out There

September 29, 2014

Every now and again, I get the question: “are there any empath books you’d recommend?” And the short answer is no. Here’s why (the long answer): A few years ago, when I was on a very serious search for empath solutions, I read more than my share of empath books. Yet none of them proved […]

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7 Phases of Becoming a Skilled Empath

July 22, 2014

Discussing anything in terms of phases is always a bit of a hit-and-miss. Phases can overlap, and there is no right or wrong order to things. Nevertheless, I’ve found that there often is a certain order to how clients go from being an overwhelmed empath to becoming a skilled empath. The phases outlined below are […]

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Empath Fatigue – is your compassion wearing you thin?

April 5, 2014

So, you know you’re an empath. You’re someone who feels other people’s feelings. You’re having these crazy emotional fluctuations all day when you’re around other people… only to heave a sigh of relief when you’re alone and things magically settle down. Being an empath isn’t easy. For one, it takes a lot of time to […]

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Empath Heartbreak

June 21, 2013

Empaths are the sensitives among the sensitives. Feeling other’s emotions so intensely that they assume these feelings are their own, empaths tend to struggle more with overwhelm than other HSP’s. Empath heartbreak plays a big role in this. To heal, the brokenness needs to be faced.  I can’t speak for all empaths, but I have […]

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3 Keys to Thriving as an Empath

January 12, 2020

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HSP / Empath Mythology & Suffering – do your inner stories support you?

May 11, 2013

The stories we tell ourselves about the big WHY of being a sensitive person in a not so sensitive world…those stories really matter, they can make or break us. More on that in the video. If you’d like to get more help with this topic, be sure to check out the empath course. In it, […]

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Empath S.O.S. – what to do when the emotions of others are weighing you down in the workplace

March 30, 2013

When you’re empathic to the point of sponging other people’s emotional energy (and you take it all home with you) life can get pretty overwhelming… especially when you’re working in an emotionally intense environment. I’ve been getting a lot of questions and “cries for help” on this topic recently. What to do? More on that […]

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Five Common Misunderstandings About Empaths

October 24, 2018

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