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…