Empath series: My empathy goes to the dogs.


In January 2013, I had, what was to me, a rather intense experience. My partner asked me if I wanted to go out to the movies with her. It was a midday session, and within walking distance. I thought about it, and felt this overwhelming sense of anxiety. I couldn’t identify the cause, though. It was odd.…

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Depression series: Melancholy or Why does my heart feel so bad?


It’s only one line, but Moby made it into a whole song and if you’re an Empath, you might well feel that sense of depression when you watch the video. For me, when I first saw this back in the year 2000, it brought out the pain of loneliness and a melancholy so profound that…

Depression Series – Anti-depressants or how depressing, they’re screwing me up.


Anti-depressants It's fortunate that depression is finally recognized as a real problem. There are help lines out there, organizations (Where I live, there is one called Beyond Blue, which is a wonderful initiative) and they are developing drugs to help us cope. Medical treatment is still in the early stages, though, in my opinion, but…

I’m having a bad day and I DON’T want to talk about it!


Sometimes things don’t go right. You know those days where everything seems to go wrong in clumps? You might have had a rotten night’s sleep and the traffic was unusually bad on the way to work. Your car chooses that day to develop some problem. Your co-worker or staff rings in sick so you end…

Being ridiculed is a small price to pay for helping even one other.


As an Empath, I’ve come across a lot of strange things that I would have sworn could not be true. As a sceptic, I tend to not take things on face value. As a cynic, I tend to look between the lines. As an intuitive, I have learned to trust my feelings completely. Logic, as…

What creates an empath?


A lot of people are empaths, but what makes them one? Here are some thoughts about that.   Some people are born very sensitive to those feelings around them. Others become empaths out of necessity.  For instance, a child that has a very traumatic childhood will develop the ability to sense others emotions so they…

Depression series – Empaths and the holidays or Where has my holiday cheer gone to?


Holiday depression The holiday season is very hard on empaths. This is especially true for the Christmas and new year period, where everyone feels they should be with family, out celebrating and just having a good time. Problem is that so many people are alone. They feel like they are missing out on a party…