About Being an Empath

NatureI am a mother, English teacher, and an Empath. I live in the Philadelphia area. Reading other people’s energies continues to be a huge part of my life. The idea that we are all connected and sharing in this human experience is the basis for this blog.

It has also become my therapy as I work through the complications of life as an Empath. I hope that these words reach those who have this ability as well as those who need to know that there are people who can truly feel for them. I believe that I am here as a light in this world.

31 replies to About Being an Empath
  1. Thanks so much for following me on Cold. I’m interested in reading more as the only definition of empath I’ve known is from Star Trek: The Next Generation (I’m not being funny). Really interesting and original blog.

    1. No offense taken 🙂 Yeah, it was a strange thing to even realize. It took a bit of research to figure out what it was. I never watched Star Trek: The Next Generation, but a friend told me about it after we talked about my abilities. It tends to be an ability that is not really discussed much. People are much more interested when you can talk to dead people. Much more comforting than “hey, I know how you feel-literally.” No problem for the follow. I find your topic really interesting too.

  2. Hi. I’m just a stranger looking for help. It’s alright if you feel it’s not something you want to do, but I’ve been searching around and I was wondering if you could provide an input. If this is inappropriate, feel free to ignore. I’m almost at wits ends.

    I may be dating an empath. It’s not like he tells me he’s an empath but how he describes himself matches the various descriptions I’ve been reading. When we are together, he’s very stoic and almost unresponsive. Because of not knowing what has been going on, I started to feel bad, as if I was doing something wrong, but he tells me that’s it not what I am doing. He doesn’t hold anything against me because he understands, yet, it’s because he’s so distant, I just feel even worse at times.

    Is this a defense mechanism that empaths project? Being very quiet and distant? He also tells me that’s he’s distrustful. Because he can feel exactly how people are and this gives him a reason to distrust people. I don’t understand it. I feel like I’m trying very hard to keep in tune with him and talk to him and try to understand him…but he’s so unresponsive. He even told me that I might not ever gain this trust and that really broke me down. He wants me around but I feel like if he’s not going to help me, I don’t think there’s anymore I can do. He tells me to just try and change my perspective or do nothing. I don’t even know where to start and I am one who can’t just sit by and watch the relationship shrivel up.

    1. I actually really appreciate that you felt you could reach out to me. If you go to my twitter accounT and send me a message, I’ll give you my email and we can communicate that Way. Maybe I can help you both. It is hard to date an empath. We struggle.

  3. Hi there, I’m also an empath in Philadelphia. I just discovered how much this is affecting me and I REALLY want to take care of myself. I’ve seen how this is affecting my life and I want to do something good with it. Do you know of any energy schools in Philly? Do you attend any of the meetups? This isn’t the kind of thing we should face alone, my friend.

  4. I just found out I am an empath well at least i think I am . When I talk to certain people I get dizzy . One min I’m laughing as happy and all of a sudden I feel sick it’s weird .. Pls help

  5. You are the only other empath (that I know of) that does photograph readings besides myself. Someone had sent me a picture and asked me if I could do a reading from it. I was doubting to myself my ability to do this type of reading so I I said I would give it a go. Wow, I couldn’t believe the details I got from one pic only. In fact, I could plainly see scenarios that had already happened & I saw 2 different future outcomes, All of my clairs kicked in and even a new one, clairscent. I went further inside anyone than I had before. Anyway I just thought I’d share that with you. It’s kind of cool knowing that there’s others

    1. That is really awesome and you are the only other Empath I know who can do this as well. I’ve been trying to find as many of us as I can you have a gift, my friend. I can’t see the future very often, but when I do, I feel the uncertainty of it. Like they still have a choice. What else can you do? What experiences have you had? I love talking about this stuff.

  6. This is so beautiful. Being an empath can be a heavy weight, but you have clearly embraced it and are finding the light in it. I am looking forward to reading more.

  7. Also an English teacher, mother, and empath. I have spent a lifetime trying to come to terms with this ability – circling around it with varying degrees of acceptance. I stepped away to become a teacher at 48. Now at 62, I am questioning again. Look forward to reading your insights and perspective.

  8. I am an empath, too, and it certainly involves a learning curve. I love being an empath though. Best wishes on this journey of yours and thanks for the light you bring to the world.

  9. Empath is a challenging role. We don’t get to choose it, we are gifted it and if we don’t learn to live with it by monitoring our energies and selves it can be quite difficult. It can drain the very energy we need to survive in this pandemic world.

    Yikes, I’m waxing poetic. Sorry bout that. Nice to meet you. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for your comment. I spent a lot of time trying to be comfortable with my gift. It has gotten much better with time. Thanks for checking out my blog. Looking forward to hearing more of your insights.

  10. Hello! Thank you for subscribing to my family history blog. I know something of what you go through but it is a bit different. I’m clairsentient and there are days I know everyone’s feelings except my own. I also can sense when so many things are going wrong, but none of them are my life. Rather in the life or lives of those closes to me. It is constant work to separate and step back. I follow the practice of FLOW, which enables one to enter into awareness of the present. It is possible to sustain that focus while still being engaged with the world around us. I look forward to reading your entries.

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