Do you get exhausted easily? Why you should listen to your fatigue.

 

Empaths experience our share of fatigue.

Fatigue is the first sign of overwhelm and overwhelm leads to exhaustion, anxiety, depression, adrenal fatigue, and sensory overload. 

 

But, we keep on working. We all have todo lists, priorities, projects, and commitments. We keep working, thinking that we can dig ourselves out of this chaos by more work. 

 

Why do we do this? 

 

Society says, “tough it out”. Society rewards this behavior. 

We celebrate overachievers who ignore their body signals. 

 

This is incredibly harmful to HSP and Empaths. 

We need ample downtime, quiet, and rest to thrive. 

 

CONSIDER THIS: 

Fatigue is your voice of wisdom. It’s your body and your energy level telling you something. This is called listening to your body! 

 

Take one compassionate action (baby step) for yourself. 

  • Electronics OFF for 15 minutes 
  • Meditate - this will help you get quality sleep
  • This...
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Earth Empaths and the Plant World

Do you have a green thumb?

You might be an Earth Empath!

I've always loved plants. When I was little, I'd spend time with my Mema. She had a small back yard but had space where she would grow corn, bell peppers, tomatoes, and squash. She always had a plant or two that she was excited about. Those were some of the best memories. Now that I look back, she was probably an Earth Empath, too.

Earth empaths are deeply connected with the planet and its natural powers. We connect with seasons, weather, plants, trees, ocean tides, and can sense the earth's changes in the weather. We feel grounded in nature and can feel the energy of some of the shifts that happen.

As an Earth Empath, there’s something so wonderful about knowing how to make things grow. I've been known to randomly throw out seeds in the flower bed, bury an avocado seed (or two), just to see what would happen. Well, guess what? I have 2 very strong baby avocado trees growing on my back porch. A few years ago, my husband...

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Emotional Empaths Feel the Emotions of Others

Emotional empaths have the ability to physically feel the emotions of other people. 

It may seem as if the emotions of others are contagious for emotional empaths. 

What’s going on here? 

This can be related to the mirror neuron system. Researchers found that a specific group of brain cells may be responsible for the ability to show and feel compassion. Emotional empaths appear to have hyper-responsive mirror neurons, which allows them to deeply understand and resonate with other people's feelings and emotions.

Do you deeply feel the emotions of others?

Congratulations, EMPATHS!! You have a strong set of mirror neurons!

This is your SUPERPOWER!

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Ways to balance your gifts with responsibility

When you're first discovering that you're an empath, it can be a little exciting, a little scary, and a bit intimidating.

You'll probably go down the rabbit hole researching (like I did).

What I've found is that the information is there, but we sometimes don't understand how to use our gifts or balance all of this information with responsibility. I've seen everything from breaking out of old patterns to using the information of being an empath as a license to drop further into victimhood and isolation.

  1. If you have questions about what to do with all of this info, I have a few tips for you.
  2. Start with a meditation practice. Meditation is the #1 best tool for empaths. Trust me on this.
  3. Find a grounding practice. Many empaths are earth empaths so getting outside for a nice walk will help you stay grounded.
  4. Journal. Journal about conflict, decision making, coincidences, and intuitive hits. You can find a lot of answers when you get still and start writing.
  5. Explore other healing and...
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Meditating with a Mantra

Have you ever used a mantra while meditating?

It’s such a great experience. But, a lot of people don’t really understand what mantra meditation is all about.

Well, I’d love to make it real simple for ya, tell you a little story, and let you decide for yourself. Mantra really just means mind-vehicle. 

What does the mantra do? 

The sound (the mantra) becomes the vehicle that allows us to experience oneness. 

It concentrates all the stuff that already exists within you and mantras are a great way of finding that stillness and silence.

Do I personally use a mantra while meditation? I sure do!  I have a personal mantra that I use on a daily basis. I also have the privilege of giving mantras to my students based on the name of the light from the star that the moon saw when they were born. It’s almost magical. 

If you’re still doubting whether you should use a mantra during meditation, this might change your mind. In Paths to God,...

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The Benefits of Daydreaming

Did you know that there are benefits to daydreaming?

Did you know that daydreamers have higher levels of empathy? 

Some of my clients express frustration with daydreaming. Why? Many of us have been told it’s associated with being lazy.  I mean, since when did daydreaming become a bad thing?

You see, empaths daydream a LOT. Once I started reminding my clients of the benefits of daydreaming, they started feeling empowered. 

Want to know some of the benefits of daydreaming? 

  • Enhanced memory 
  • A higher level of empathy allows you to explore different scenarios from other people’s perspectives. In other words, it helps you put yourself in someone else’s shoes.
  • Increased creativity
  • “Problem-solving incubation” - basically, daydreaming gives your mind downtime when you’re trying to solve a problem. 

A few examples of enhanced daydreaming would be meditating, practicing yoga, or during a shower. Ever notice how great ideas...

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Self Care for Sensitive People

Self Care for Sensitive People

Many of us love the holidays and look forward to spending time with loved ones, watching movies, and making your favorite meal. This time of year can also be very stressful and especially challenging for empaths and highly sensitive people. We tend to absorb the stressful energy of others.

Here are my 5 Self Care Tips for Empaths - The Holiday Edition

1. Enjoy the lightness of the Holiday Cheer. Use your senses to make the most of the holiday season. The smell of cinnamon, the sight of the beautiful decorations, and the sound of music that makes the season so special.

2. Overwhelmed by Crowds? This is a great time to look at your options here. You might find a time that is less crowded or you can be mindful not to go into crowded situations unless you feel centered and ready. Online shopping is one of my favorites.

3. Stillness - Excessive noise and activity can be overstimulating. Plan still, nonverbal times to allow yourself to recover from noise and...

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Are You an Empath?

To determine if you're an empath you need to take a quick self-assessment test. 

Being an Empath doesn't have to be a curse. I like to think of it as a gift. If you're an empath, don't push this ability to the side. When you push away this divine gift, you run the risk of blocking creativity, isolating, attracting energy vampires, turning to unhealthy substances and habits, harming relationships, and even getting sick.

We'll be using tools like meditation, writing exercises, reiki, grounding yoga sequences and other tools to nudge you in the right direction.

Do you think you might be an empath?

Have you been told you're "too sensitive"? I'd love to know!

 

Join my online empath support communityI'd love for you to be a part of our growing community. 

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Have you been told that you're too sensitive?

Have you repeatedly been told you're too sensitive?

There have also been a number of questions about being an empath, what types of empaths there are, and some of you are even worried that you're NOT an empath.

Please don't worry (seriously, leave that to us). So why would you want to hang around if you're not an empath or a highly sensitive person (HSP)?

Well, you might have a loved one who is and even a kid who you suspect might be an empath. 

Back to my question. Have you repeatedly been told you're too sensitive? I have. And it made me feel even worse for actually having these feelings. The more I pushed the feelings down, the sicker I got. I was exhausted, I isolated and was fearful that the emotions would come back stronger (and they did).

As empaths, this can make us feel frustrated, fearful, and stuck. It's a terrible way to live. When started embracing this gift, I really started to live. Trust me - I fought it.

When I decided to put myself at...

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Have You Taken the Empath Quiz Yet?

I posted the Are You an Empath? quiz on our private Facebook group the other day and the response was overwhelming. Yes, there are a lot of us Empaths and Highly Sensitive People (HSP) out there in the world and many of us don't know what to do with this realization. 

Discovering that you're an empath can be a revelation!!!! 

Wondering what to do from here? Once you take the quiz, you'll be added to the list and you'll be notified as soon as the doors open. Oh, you'll also get a free meditation download (of course). Win-Win!!

 

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