by Judith Orloff, M.D.

A Book Review by Caroline Myss

Being an empath is the new normal. The Empath’s Survival Guide is a perfect guidebook. Now people will know how to cope with being highly sensitive and empathic in their everyday lives without developing exhaustion, compassion fatigue or burning out.

Empaths are sponges that absorb other people’s emotions and symptoms. Dr. Judith Orloff offers a wealth of practical strategies to stop absorbing other people’s stress while keeping your sensitivities open and alive. She addresses the special needs of empaths in areas such as health, work, relationships and love, parenting and raising empathic children, and combating narcissists and other energy vampires.

Orloff discusses plants, Earth, relationships, telepathic and precognitive and food empaths plus more. The secret to a happy life for everyone who wants to nurture their empathic abilities in an often overwhelming world is to practice the self-protection strategies in this book. Validating that empaths experience the world primarily through their energetic or intuitive senses, such knowledge is vital to understanding and caring for your own awakening sensitivities.

Judith Orloff, M.D. is a UCLA psychiatrist, New York Times bestselling author and an empath herself. For more information, visit