Many of you that I work with consider yourselves empaths. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with that term, an empath is someone who is able to intuitively read and understand other's emotion. We are usually labeled as the "sensitive" ones. We have the tendency of letting other's feelings take over our bodies, often changing our mood or behavior. 

One of the most transformative experiences in my life has been learning how to manage as an empath. Learning and applying tools, has helped me navigate in the world in a much healthier way. I used to find it really hard to be social without numbing myself with alcohol. I would decline opportunities because I was afraid of being overwhelmed by people. I had no clear boundaries, I felt like a rag doll with people pulling me in every direction or emotionally "dumping" on me. It affected my professional life as well, if I didn't safe, I didn't perform well. I would isolate myself and often stay quiet. 

These are some of the ways that I responded to my sensitivity, until I learned how to cope and work with it. Learning about empathic behavior and coping tools was life change for me. I hope you reach out so you can learn to manage in a healthy way as well. I appreciate you and here in support on your journey to healing and navigating this wild wild world!