The Empath’s Survival Guide – How to avoid the bite of Emotional Vampires

The Self-Help Whisperer®

“As an empath, you are part of a countercultural revolution to put what is humane back into humanity. I applaud you for being a path-forger, willing to venture off the beaten track. I applaud your courage to face yourself, to express your authentic needs, and not to give up on the world, with its many failings.” Judith Orloff,The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People

My oldest daughter and I got into a bit of a spirited conversation yesterday. I said something about her being an empath and she said it was bologna. She said everyone has intuition and either uses it or not – but there is no such thing as being an empath. Empathy? Yes, she said, and of course, I agreed. But there are ALSO empaths, I said.

I know, because I am one.

To be fair, she’s less of an empath and…

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