Empaths Have Needs Too: How To Ask For Them

Every human on this earth has needs. Maslow developed a whole hierarchy of them. We have a need for a certain amount of space in relationships, for emotional validation, for how we want to be treated and loved. We have a need to feel expressed, heard, understood by another and physically and emotionally free. Empaths…

Read More

Should We Ever Empathize With The Oppressor?

Last week, in the Enlightened Empathy Facebook group, we upped the stakes a little with our empath discussion question. The question was asked, “when it comes to social justice, should we ever empathize with the oppressor?” It was such a fascinating discussion, I want to post some of the responses here. But first, a Public Service Announcement:…

Read More

The Difference Between Empathy & Projection

Projection is something that all empaths need to learn about. Many people argue all empathy is projection. Because we can never truly feel another person’s feelings, we can only feel our version of their feelings. Regardless of what we believe about empathy, understanding the role of projection is vital for every empath.  What is psychological projection?…

Read More

How to Have Healthy Relationships

Our relationships can be beautiful or a mess, but one thing is for sure—we can’t get through life without engaging in them. It wasn’t until I experienced an unhealthy relationship that I realized the extent of its destruction. It wasn’t until I experienced a beautiful relationship that I realized how deeply it could change me for…

Read More

3 Steps to Emotional Grace

To truly meet ourselves is a beautiful thing. It’s when we can acknowledge our whole selves fully—our shadow and our light, our layers of conscious and unconscious thoughts and behavior, our compulsions, habits, traumas, crutches, needs, desires, fantasies—it’s when we have awareness of all these in ourselves and can meet (and love) our truth without running…

Read More