The signs of being an empath


This list is what many people may experience if they are highly emphatic. You may not experience them all, but some do. This list is not inclusive. You may be very sensitive to noises. They may not be loud, but they feel like they go right through you.   You are sensitive to harsh lights, strong…

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…

Depression series – Empaths and concern for others or Why didn’t you call?


Over-concern for others. Check-list You worry about others You feel bad about when others try and fail. We feel anxiety when others don't come home when expected.  Empaths often get depressed in regards to other people.  It might be for the person who has gone to buy a special present for someone, only to have…

Depression series – Empaths and the dark night of the soul or My world is falling apart and nobody even seems to notice.


The dark night of the soul. Check list You feel there is no hope. You've tried everything and nothing has worked. There is no yesterday no tomorrow, just a desperate and empty now of desolation and anguish.  The emotional pain is overwhelming. You feel pushed way beyond your limits of endurance to the point of…

Depression series – Empaths and Anger or My depression is making me very angry.


Anger Anger, while not actually a type of depression, can often be triggered by depression. This is an article on the type of anger that empaths tend to suffer from. Empaths, particularly those who are on the spiritual path, tend to repress their anger. This is extremely unhealthy. There is this stream of thought that…

Being credulous doesn’t mean I’m not sceptical, too.


The sceptical Empath My life has been unusual, to put it mildly. Those who know me would not deny that, and there are some things that I just can’t explain away, no matter how creative I become. I've seen and experienced a lot of things, some of which will be posted to this blog in…

Depression series – Empaths and Trauma or why am I clinically depressed?


Shock and trauma Check list: Do you feel depressed without any cause? Does even the slightest setback send you spinning into depression? Do you ignore traumatic events and quash them so they don't bother anyone? You feel dead inside. This is an insidious type of depression. It is certainly a clinical depression and sometimes it…

Depression series – Empaths and Anxiety or Everything is great! So why do I feel like it’s not?


Anxiety Checklist. Do you feel anxious without any reason? Do you feel something terrible is about to happen? Do you suffer from anxiety attacks? Anxiety, though closely related to feelings of guilt, tends to be a different kind of depression. It's the feeling that something is wrong or the sense that something horrible it going…

Is how I see myself how I eventually will look?


Empaths and weight – Part 4 So, what does this have to do with being overweight? There are certainly several factors here. My image of myself is that I’m unattractive, and so my body starts to reflect this. This liver has a lot to do with controlling weight, so a poorly functioning liver will make…

Truth is the best policy, though sometimes lying can stop a beating.


Empaths and Weight: Part 3 As in the previous entry, this is an examination of the causes of my self-esteem which I theorize contributed to my weight gain. It is written, not as a victim’s story, but so others may see themselves in me. Nowadays I cringe at all the fundamental errors I made while…

Where did I put those rose coloured glasses…?


Empaths and weight – Part two Self-image. The follow is a short essay on what motivated me to not be true to who I was. It’s a common mistake many Empaths make.  It is personal, though it is relevant.  Please note, this is note a victim or poor-me piece. It is an exploration of the…

I’m just big boned…


Empaths  and weight – part 1 I've notice that many empaths, myself included, tend to have weight issues. Are we overweight or obese because we are empaths? Is it a by-product of being empathic? Can we blame being overweight because we are empaths? I believe that being overweight may well be caused by being an Empath.…

Depression Series – Empaths and Guilt or I’m feeling guilty, but I’ve no clue why.


Empaths and depression - Guilt. Checklist.         Do you feel anxiety that makes you want to hide away?         Do you feel you let others down?         Do you feel an emotional pain that borders on anxiety that just won't let up, but     there is no defined cause.         You feel suicidal.  I call guilt the great…

Empaths and depression – Introduction


This is a repost of a recent depression series I wrote. It specifically written for empaths. In these articles, there will be suggestions for what Bach Flower Remedies will help combat the type of depression being discussed. Introduction One of the main issues empaths face is depression. This is a really crippling emotional state to…

I think you out to know I’m feeling very depressed – Marvin, the paranoid android.


Empaths and depression While Marvin, from The Hitch Hiker's guide to the galaxy was by no stretch of the imagination an empath, he certainly was depressed, though in my opinion, not paranoid. Depression is a really big problem of empaths. It is massive. Unless you have suffered from depression, you can’t imagine just how soul destroying and…