Judith Orloff , MD Interviewed by Laurie Sue Brockway
The Empath ’ s Survival Guide is a new book that offers life strategies for sensitive people who need help staying centered and hopeful in a sometimes difficult world . It also shows us how to hone our gift of empathy to make the world a better place .
No one knows the joys and
challenges of being an empath better than Judith Orloff , MD . She was born with second sight , into a family of 25 physicians and several generations of healers . She struggled in her early life to find a way to cope with and then finally embrace her gift of intuition . Her journey led her to devote her life to helping others .
Her latest book , The Empath ’ s Survival Guide : Life Strategies for Sensitive People , is a guide for a wide range of empaths and all sensitive people who struggle with managing the gifts — intuition , creativity , and spiritual connection--with challenges that overwhelm them . The book also offers a much-needed acknowledgment that empaths are not imagining the things they feel and sense . As Dr . Orloff explains , “ We actually feel others ’ emotions , energy , and physical symptoms in our own bodies , without the usual defenses that most people have .”