I AM AN EMPATH!
WHAT IS THAT YOU SAY?
Do you often feel deeply tuned in to the feelings of people around you?
Do crowds make you uncomfortable?
Would you (or the people closest to you) describe yourself as a sensitive person?
If so, you may be an empath.
Dr. Judith Orloff, a pioneer in the field, describes empaths as those who absorb the world’s joys and stresses like “emotional sponges.”
In her book “The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People,” she suggests empaths lack the filters most people use to protect themselves from excessive stimulation and can’t help but take in surrounding emotions and energies, whether they’re good, bad, or something in between.
Kim Egel, a San Diego-based therapist, expands this further: “Empaths have a higher sensitivity to outside stimuli such as sounds, big personalities, and hectic environments. They bring a lot of heart and care to the world and feel things very deepl
“An empath doesn’t just feel for someone — THEY FEEL WITH SOMEONE.”
I FOUND THIS INFORMATION VERY INTERESTING!
AS I KNEW I HAD A SENSE OF GOOD, BAD AND EVIL but I would refer to it as STREET SMARTS!
I was never a BRILLIANT STUDENT but I knew a GOOD person from A BAD PERSON.
A TRUTH TELLER VERSES A Person who LIES.
A PERSON WHO MEANS WELL, but has A HARD TIME SHOWING IT.
I have the ability TO READ what another PERSON IS THINKING!
Even if I do not know them………..
I HAVE HAD THIS SENSE MY ENTIRE LIFE!
I HAVE LEARNED EMOTION is ENERGY IN MOTION!
I HAVE A LOT OF EMOTION SO THE ENERGY is CONSTANT.
It can develop into pain say in my NECK or ARM.
As I grew older, I realized A LOT of people DONOT HAVE THAT TRAIT!
I looked at it as a GIFT.
Before I knew I had it!
I have ALWAYS BEEN TOLD I WAS TOO SENSITIVE even as a child!I do not think anyone can be TOO SENSITIVE!I would NEVER TELL ANYONE THAT……….. WE NEED MORE SENSITIVE PEOPLE IN OUR WORLD TODAY!And less of those WHO LABEL US and wear their pants down at their hips or BELOW!!I do not know about YOU but I am SO tired of seeing the BUTT CRACKS or the gluteus maximus as my SONS P.E. teacher would refer to it!!
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS GOOD OR BAD ENERGY!
That is what I have learned in the last few months!
For example, take the word E – MOTION the E stands for ENERGY which means ENERGY IN MOTION!
THINK ABOUT THAT FOR A MOMENT OR THREE!!!
HOW DID I FIND THIS OUT?
THATS A GOOD STORY!
AFTER READING THE BOOK. BREATH BY…………JAMES NESTOR.
I started a search FOR A BREATHING COACH AS I KNEW FROM THE BOOK AND BEFORE READING IT MY BREATH IS TO SHALLOW.PLUS I DONOT BREATH THROUGH MY NOSE.I think I have mentioned this before; WE ARE ALL TO BREATH THROUGH OUR NOSES NOT OUR MOUTHS!Our mouths ARE FOR EATING ONLY!
PLUS, TOO I HAVE a LUNG DISEASE called MAC!
Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is the most common form of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). NTM are bacteria commonly found in the environment.
It comes from BIRD POOPS if YOU MUST KNOW!
MAC can get inside your lungs when you breathe them in, and can affect certain people more than others.
TALL THIN WOMEN is the PREFERRED TYPE!
OH LUCKY ME!
(So, if you have a cough you cannot get rid of look into this and GET AN XRAY RIGHT AWAY!)
MAC lung disease most commonly affects people who are:
~ Women Aged 65 and older
~ Have weakened immune systems
~ Live in coastal area.
While searching FOR THAT BREATHING COACH, I FOUND A SOUL COACH!
Who actually lives in my neighborhood!
It’s another one of those SMALL WORLD THINGS THAT I SO LOVE SHARING!
Here is her website if you would like to cruise around. She has a MASTERS DEGREE in ART EDUCATION.
Click on her name over there to the RIGHT if it is of INTEREST!………Janell Flores Bolte.
She does ALL SESSIONS VIA ZOOM.
Her INSTAGRAM HANDLE IS JANELLFLORESBOLTE
It might not be for EVERYONE but it sure HIT HOME for me………….on a few different levels.
To think I did not even know what a SOUL COACH was or the fact I NEEDED ONE! What she had to offer gave me STRENGTH to face my HEALTH DIFFICULTIES HEAD ON!
Let me give you a little example………..I have had a hard time going to the grocery store for years!I get dizzy.Cannot swing my head from right to left!Cannot bend much and must go at a snail pace even though I want to race through it!
I KNOW WHAT I NEED!
LETS GET GOING and GET OUT OF HERE!
Says my BODY!
I cannot tell you how often I would FEEL FAINT standing in line at the CHECK OUT LANE!My consolation to myself was they all know who I am maybe NOT KNOW MY FULL NAME but they know me as THE BASKET LADY!AS I arrive with AFRICAN handmade baskets to use as VESSELS for my food supply!Plus, the PARAMEDICS are usually there when I am as I park next to them!They are illegally parked and my little GREEN FIAT 500 is right beside them parked legally!……….An ant next to the BIG RED SAFE PARAMEDIC’s TRUCK!
NOW that’s A GOOD FEELING!
MY SOUL COACH has taught me HOW TO DEAL WITH THIS!Prepping the brain basically for any and ALL ENERGY COMING MY WAY!Let me just say I am in my VESSEL BEJEWELED; of course totally protected by the outside FORCES and only I can see OUT no one can see inside of me!MY SPARKLING LIGHT BLAZES DOWN UPON ME!
It is Snow White in color if YOU MUST KNOW!
HOGWASH you say?
MALARKEY you say………….
MAYBE…. even I was skeptical at FIRST (I WAS!)………that too vanished as I did the HOMEWORK and practiced what I was TOLD and you know what IT’s WORKING!
I AM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO A NEW YEAR!
TWO was always my favorite single digit number and TWENTY~ TWO MY FAVORITE double digit number as it is my birthdate!
SO, THE ITALIAN turns 62 on JANUARY 2,2022.
We met when we were both 24 in 1984.
38 years AGO!
A lot of you know this story but a few of you do not and it has come up now a few times lately so here goes……………
We worked for the company who imported the GUCCI ACCESSORY COLLECTION to the USA and CANADA.
We were young!The office was full of young girls right out of college or THE FASHION INSTITUTE.
He had his pick of the FISH shall we say………..he kept asking me out to do something outside of work as he knew NO ONE, but the Italian Boss LADY AND her AMERICAN HUSBAND.
I always had something PLANNED!Grocery shopping, haircut, dinner with girlfriend, etc………
About the seventh time he asked me out I felt REALLY, REALLY BAD!
I told him my MOTHER was visiting from Southern California!
I felt really BAD to say NO…..YET AGAIN!
He said,”Thats Okay bring your MOTHER and I will cook dinner.”
SO, UP the HILL I drove to PANORAMIC WAY.Mind you I had never been there so it was all new to me too!My Mother at the time would have been 59 years old.About my AGE NOW!We arrived to an apartment in a basement of a turn of the century house that was BEAUTIFUL!THE BASEMENT APARTMENT was a good size but only TWO BEAN BAG chairs and a coffee table to eat upon!I thought to myself ,”BOY AM I GOING TO GET IT!”My Mother had always had a bad back and the thought of her sitting on the FLOOR SCARED ME!She was a good sport through out the meal!The meal was TYPICAL ITALIAN!Just like we eat now minus the ANTIPASTO!
Antipasto,pasta, main course, vegetable, green salad and fruit to end the meal.By the time we had left he had the photo album out with his family and his Naval Academy days………My Mother was SMITTEN with the accent too!
I had not even put the car in reverse when she puts her hand on my knee and says ,”WHATS WRONG WITH HIM ELIZABETH?”
My response was he was too short for me!
“Oh, she says GIVE UP THE HIGH HEELS!”
“HE IS CUTE AND CHARMING AND HE CAN COOK!!!!!”
SO I LISTEN AND I DID dump the heeled shoes at AGE 24! WHAT MADE IT ALL WORK WAS WE WERE GOOD FRIENDS BEFORE WE STARTED DATING AND WE ACTUALLY KEPT THE DATING A SECRET FROM THE OFFICE UNTIL THE COMPANY’s CHRISTMAS PARTY three months later in 1984!
SAN MINIATO al MONTE
WE were engaged by 1985 and married in JULY of 1986 in FLORENCE, ITALY at the BASILICA of SAN MINIATO al MONTE!
You know that SMALL CHURCH above PIAZZA MICHELANGELO where all the TOURISTS go to see the view of FLORENCE!
The construction started in 1013.
FUN FACT;MICHELANGELO covered it with mattresses during the war with PISA!
SO THAT DEAR READERS IS OUR STORY IN A NUTSHELL.
If any of YOU were around at that time and recall other tidbits please SHARE IN THE COMMENT SECTION!
AS I COULD USE A GOOD GRAND SMILE OR MEMORY RIGHT ABOUT NOW!
I am doing OKAY health wise……had a little set back but am WORKING WITH A DOCTOR WHO EMAILED ME ON Christmas Day!SO, once again I have HOPE!
HAPPY, HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR!
I WILL BE BACK WITH A BOUNCE IN MY STEP COME JANUARY 2022!
PS. DID ONE OF YOU SEND ME FLOWERS FOR CHRISTMAS?
THERE WAS A CARD INSIDE BUT NOTHING WRITTEN ON IT!
I FEEL TERRIBLE THAT I HAVE NOT CALLED OR EMAILED TO THANK WHOEVER YOU ARE!
THEY WERE RED ROSES WITH A WINTER THEME A FEW RED CARNATIONS AND GREENS!