10 - Is Being an Empath a Strength, or a Weakness?
While answering a listeners question Abby and Regina open up conversation about what it means to be an Empath. Empathy is different to being an empath, and one of the main issues empaths have is feeling too much and not knowing the difference between what is their own, and what belongs to other people. Most caregivers/healers are empaths, and we empaths tend to put other people’s well being above our own, and then suffer for it. It's difficult to put on your own mask first and then help other's put on their own when you can feel their pain. But it has to be done.
We refer back to Episode 4 (Keeping good, strong boundaries to help prevent burnout) which we do recommend you listen to, if you’ve not already heard it. Being an empath doesn’t have to be a disability. If you know you are one you can learn how to work with it, rather than have it hamper you. It makes life much more magical and interesting! We both hope this podcast helps you make sense of what you might be going through. And if you're not an empath, we are sure you'll still find useful information here, as well as the usual banter and laughter.
We continue this discussion into the next podcast. We’re always open for questions, please email us email@example.com and perhaps we will feature it in the future.