I Have Endured

Born in the mountains, many years ago Climbed these hills and valleys through the rain and snow I’ve seen the lightning flashin’, heard the thunder roll I’ve endured, I’ve endured, how long must one endure Barefoot in the summer, on into the fall Too many mouths to feed, they couldn’t clothe us all Sent to church on Sunday to learn the golden rule I’ve endured, I’ve endured, how long must one endure I’ve worked for the rich, I’ve lived with the poor I’ve seen many heartaches and I’ll see many more I’ve lived loved and sorrowed, been through success’s door I’ve endured, I’ve endured, how long must one endure


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What is an Empath?

Put simply, an Empath is a person who absorbs other people’s emotions and experiences these emotions as if they were their own.

Empathic people are highly sensitive to the emotional climates around them and often take on the psychological baggage of other people. This often leads to chronic mental and physical sicknesses.

In a world full of fear, greed, cruelty, egotism, and immense pain, your sensitivity is an immense blessing.

12 Signs You’re an Empath

Common signs of being an empath include:

  • The tendency to soak up other’s emotions and even physical sensations, like a sponge
  • Strong intuitive abilities or claircognizance
  • Chaotic or fluctuating emotions
  • Moodiness
  • Intense sensitivity
  • Highly creative
  • Inability to watch violence
  • Tendency towards anxiety and addiction
  • Tendency to attract wounded people
  • Gentle and caring nature
  • Chronic fatigue + digestive issues
  • Drawn to healing professions

How many of these signs can you identify within this list?

How to Become a Healed and Empowered Empath

The key to becoming a healed and empowered Empath lies in working to developing an individuated identity, clear boundaries, and non-attachment/resistance to emotions. The first step in becoming a matured Empath is to learn how to ground yourself in your body firmly.

Examples of practices that all Empaths will find beneficial include:

  • Mindfulness
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Qigong
  • Breathing practices
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Body awareness

Any technique that can help you get out of your mind and into experiencing the present moment with non-judgment and non-resistance will help you as an Empath.

Why You Are a Gift to This World

In a world full of fear, greed, cruelty, egotism, and immense pain, your sensitivity is an immense blessing.

Your sensitivity is a gift this world desperately needs.

The ability to care deeply for others is something our world lacks to a severe degree. Your gift not only closes the gap between people, but it also opens the door to loving-kindness and other extrasensory abilities such as intuition.

Can you imagine what the world would be like if we were all sensitive, caring, and receptive to each other? We would be living in paradise.

So, honor this experience of being an Empath for the great lessons and opportunities it presents you with.

Source: What is an Empath? (+ 12 Signs & How to Stay Balanced) ⋆ LonerWolf

Self-Esteem Journal

Self-Esteem Journal template - changing thought patterns

Positive journaling has been found to help improve feelings of well-being and self-esteem. With this self-esteem worksheet, record three daily statements related to your successes, good qualities, and positive experiences. This worksheet is great for those who have difficulty generating ideas for positive experiences to journal about. We’ve designed this worksheet to be as straight-forward and simple as possible, while maintaining the qualities that are important for improving self-esteem. Some examples of prompts within this handout are:

“I felt proud when…”
“Today I accomplished…”
“Something I did for someone…”


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Time to Change your Self-Talk

We all are always engaged in talking to our inner self, giving our opinion and reactions on almost everything. Self-talk is like a recording that continuously plays in your mind and you do it even without being aware of it. You are constantly feeding information to yourself, telling yourself things about yourself, others and the world around you. It is your way of communicating your perception of the outer world to your inner self.

You are what you think.  Choose positivity.


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