The Trouble With Being An Empath

What I discovered learning how to navigate life with heightened senses and emotions, but without having to absorb everyone else’s stuff

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Empaths are the people who often get labeled as oversensitive, overemotional, or even “drama queens.”

Empaths have strong (and usually accurate) gut feelings.

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Empaths absorb other people’s emotions like a sponge.

We need time alone to recharge.

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We may seem like extroverts, but at heart, we’re introverts.

Our five senses are hypersensitive.

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Empaths often have intense mood swings

Empaths have really strong moral compasses.

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Dismantler of gender norms. Political news junkie. TikTok aficionado. Mom of 3. Work seen/heard @ HuffPost, Scary Mommy, NPR, SiriusXM, LTYM, TIFO podcast, etc.

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