Thriving as an Empath: 365 Days of Self-Care for Sensitive People is one of the best modern books on-the subject of self-awareness commitment and spiritual sanity to help manage your own stress levels as an empath or even if you’re not. The reason for that is because everyone has their own path to respect and this book gives the greatest tips on how to decipher the two and keep your own moods from absorbing that of others. This emotional connection is often hard to realize, and it can be properly keyed in on here with the guidance of Dr. Judith Orloff.

The subtitle of the book offers a great ring to it because within the first 40 pages of it you’re able to grasp the seasonal aspect in which it’s presented, and it flows evenly from there. It’s about self-care through not taking on every little emotion life and people throw your way on-a daily basis, and what you might also throw, or subsequently throw back as a result. These curves in life can be realized and smoothed out naturally by self-awareness practices offered by a true professional. And with that comes a lot of essential advice that deals mostly with unlocking common our sense.


You don’t even have to be overwhelmed or anxious in order to take something away from this book, but it is geared for those with a hardcore sense of their own empathy, and those who want to find better ways to practice their gifts. One of the ways to do that is by daily affirming yourself as much as others and the situations that can send anyone into sensory overload. For instance, it’s important to not lose sight of your own path while it feeds the path of others, or it can run out of its own energy. This book can be referred to time and again for that and other strong examples.

The book follows a seasonal approach to life and covers much my mid-February where it gets into meaty details including latching onto the potential of others and staying in the time sucking vortexes it can bring. It’s not a matter of avoiding people, it’s more a matter of not avoiding yourself when it all gets too much. And Dr. Judith Orloff channels the right remedies for all the common chaos involved in keeping peace with yourself and others at the same time. This is never easy, so it helps make the book an essential read for anyone, let alone readers looking for help on the subject.


This is a superior daily read for anyone looking to stay focused on all the vast mood changes the hours, days, weeks, months and years can come with, as well as how to cope with. If you’re an adult, it reminds you that you’re already alive and kicking, you just need to realize that and stop searching for the arrival. If you’re young, it can help you filter more than the average adult before some empath’s ever know they’re carrying elusive gifts and put you on the path of self-awareness much earlier than most people ever learn. It comes especially recommended for both, as well as to all.

Garth Thomas