Board: Empaths Empowered

Don’t Like What You See? Look a Little Closer… The Mirror of the Empath

We have all experienced it, being around someone who has either taken an instant dislike to us, or a bizarre resentment suddenly appears in those we have known for some time. We may have no idea why the other feels this way, as we certainly have not given them reason to have such repugnance towards us. No matter whether they try to hide their feelings or not, we can still sense their loathing and it does not feel good!

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10 Things To Understand Before You Fall In Love With An Old Soul

  Simplicity. It’s the simple things in life that capture us. Simple living and simple pleasures in life ground us and make us feel all warm and cozy inside. Extravagant dinners, jewelry, and sparkly gifts may be the key to some people’s hearts but not an old soul. Impressing us is so simple, it’s scary. An intimate conversation on the beach with a candle or a night of camping under the stars is like heaven on earth. Give us experiences and most of all, give us your time. Alone time. Old souls are pretty intense, spiritual people. It’s not a facade or...

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10 Things You Should Never Say To A Depressed Person

Taboo, glamorized, and misunderstood, depression is not fully recognized as a mental illness across the globe. Although studies inform the mass that depression stems from a biological disposition, it is mocked and minimized. Often when a friend or loved one reveals to us that they are struggling with depression, we have been taught in our society to form conclusions and solve their problems. We believe we are helping them by giving them a list of things to do. During their hardship, the most human approach is comfort and give affection. Just listen. Below, we have compiled a list of things...

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Feel Ragged and Over-Extended? How to Put Yourself First Without Feeling Awful

Lately my husband has been diligently on rehabbing a business. Now, given the nature of my work, it’s location independence, and the fact that my schedule is fluid– I’ve been trying to help him out in any way I can.This has had it’s ups and downs, but I’ve noticed a real pattern with my own contributions. I’ve noticed that I have a lot of emotional weirdness around giving and receiving. One minute I feel generous and happy with my contributions and the next I feel resentful and withholding. As I’ve dug deeper to try and figure out why this is...

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Author of the Week

Athena Staik

Athena Staik, Ph.D