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SpiritHeal Enlightened Empath Retreat June 10-14, 2019

• Slip into the silence, spaciousness, and mystery of the high desert.
• Be embraced by the high-frequency light and energy of spirit.
• Find your inner clarity and calm.
• Heal in the arms of Mother Earth and Father Sun.
• Connect to your star lineage and telepathic wisdom.


The Earth is as Alive as You Are  For all you earth empaths out there, here is the article that affirms your connection.

Some Podcasts you might enjoy!

Reiki Radio with Yolanda

The Adult Chair Podcast with Michelle Chalfant

Sounds True: Insights at the Edge

Why Shamanism Now

Standing Up to Each Other with Love by Terry Real

Check out the conversation about grounding and mindfulness on The She League podcast. Megan and Hilary asked me everything they ever wanted to know about grounding and mindfulness!

The research on empaths is so new that a total picture has not yet been revealed. These studies are bits and pieces of an emerging field of research so please understand this as you read the articles.  My approach to empaths is through the lens of the mystic and requires a multi-dimensional approach. The place where science and empath research meets is in the realm of physics and non-local communication and instant communication through Oneness.

Researchers Find Differences In Empathic People’s Brains

New research has found that types of empathy can be predicted by looking at physical differences in the brain. This raises the fascinating possibility that some kinds of empathy might be able to be increased by training or that it might be possible for people to lose their empathy over time.

Empath May Be Super Power

Why has empathy become such a prized commodity?

Research May Support Existence of Empaths

The scientific studies that are often used to demonstrate that empaths exist, however, provide indirect evidence.

This includes research showing the existence of mirror neurons in the brain, which are said to enable us to read and understand each other’s emotions by filtering them through our own (Iacobani, 2008). Other studies used to explain empaths include the concept of emotional contagion, which is the idea that when people synchronize their attitudes, behaviors, and speech, they also synchronize their emotions both consciously and unconsciously (Hatfield, Cacioppo & Rapson, 1994).

Judith Orloff, MD on Symptoms of Empathic Children

How to determine if your child is an empath.

Empathic children have nervous systems which react more quickly and strongly to external stimuli including stress.

In The Empath’s Survival Guide, I emphasize that empath children feel too much but don’t know how to manage the sensory overload. They see more, hear more, smell more, intuit more, and experience emotions more.

Judith Orloff, MD The Science Behind Empaths and Empathy

Empathy is when we reach our hearts out to others and put ourselves in their shoes. However, being an empath goes even farther. Like many of my patients and myself, empaths are people who’re high on the empathic spectrum and actually feel what is happening in others in their own bodies. As a result, empaths can have incredible compassion for people—but they often get exhausted from feeling “too much” unless they develop strategies to safeguard their sensitivities and develop healthy boundaries.

Super Empaths Are Real says study

New research has suggested that 1 to 2 percent of the population struggle to differentiate between their own bodily feelings and other people’s.

Meet the Nurse who Feels Your Pain–Mirror Touch Synesthesia

Pohlmann is a skilled pediatric nurse. But there’s another reason she can suss out her patient’s pain: She feels it too. Pohlmann has a rare neurological condition called mirror-touch synesthesia, or MTS, which enables her to have a virtual mind meld with those around her. It’s an empathy so profound she can read room when she walks into it, feel the emotions of strangers before they speak, and even suffer the physical pain of another person’s injury.

Empaths Are Made, Not Born

Empathetic people are made, not born, new research suggests.The largest ever study into the genetic basis of empathy, suggests that just 10 percent of the variation between people’s compassion and understanding is down to genes.