In Judith Orloff’s newest book, The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People, she shares the tools empaths, or highly sensitive people, can use to empower and ground themselves to keep from becoming overwhelmed by noise, crowds, intimacy, work stress, or the hardships of the world. Empaths not only experience normal empathy -- sharing in other's joy and pain -- but they actually feel their emotions and physical symptoms. They lack the same filters that others have to block out stimulation. Research shows that 1 out of 5 people are highly sensitive. If you aren't an empath yourself, you know someone who is.
Famous empaths include Albert Einstein, Carl Jung, Jim Carey, Alanis Morrissette, Scarlet Johannasen and Jewel. While empaths' big hearts and amazing talent for deciphering other's feelings often lead them to health and service professions, it can also overwhelm or damage them unless they learn skills for setting limits and boundaries, and taking alone time to recharge.
You can learn more at Judith’s book event tomorrow night (April 18th, 2017) at 7:30 at New Renaissance Bookshop located at 1338 NW 23rd Ave. in Portland.