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    Nature is a Portal to Peace

    There is a nature trail by my home called the Trolley Trail. It is a beautiful trail that many of our townspeople enjoy. I also use the Trolley Trail but for me it is far more than a pleasant stroll - it is my secret escape from the sometimes painful world - my train to Hogwarts, my wardrobe to Narnia...

    Living with anxiety and an overactive sensory system can sometimes feel like a curse. I am regularly anxious and in addition it sometimes feels like everything is too loud, too bright, too...EVERYTHING.

    When I get overwhelmed or I just need a break from the world - I enter my secret magical portal - the start of the Trolley Trail and before I know it- I am enveloped in beautiful, tranquil nature and all those overactive senses which usually are honed in on amplifying my anxiety become focused on experiencing all the cool natural doings on the Trail.

    My hearing which is usually diligently scanning to see who may be talking about me now focuses on all the small animals rustling about in the leaves on either side of the Trail and the calls of the many birds who make this place their home. My focus shifts from diligently looking for danger to the small frog who has decided to take a break in the middle of the trail. Instead of scanning for mistakes in my work - I am scanning the open areas of the trail looking for the deer family that regularly will stop and snack on grass in the open patches of land along the trail. All of my usual sensory overload becomes tuned into the sights and sounds of trail - sights and sounds that may not be perceived by the person without an highly developed sensory system and for a short while my overactive system feels like a gift instead of a curse.

    And so I would say to anyone out there grappling with anxiety or an oversensitive sensory system- go find your own natural escape. It can be a nature trail, a lake or beach or even your own driveway. Take a minute to inhale the fresh air and feel the warm sun on your face and get in touch with all of the natural beauty that is literally outside your front door. The inner peace that you gain from using nature as your escape can be just a life changing as a magical school or enchanted wardrobe...

    #Anxiety #OCD #empath #Anxiety coping techniques

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    ° " Another Stressful Day At Work... " ° #empath Feeling's

    ° " So Today My Boss K8nda Made Me Stress Out. Because Everytime I Walk Into This Store... Everyone Is Ethier Mad And Super Stressed Out. All The Time... And I Feel Every Emotional Drain All Day. I Got Into It With My Boss. Because She Wouldn't Stop Telling Me To Go Clean The Patio Area. I Get Told This 20 Time's A Day. And It's Annoying Like Once Is Enough... Bit She's Going To Keep Doing It Anyway's.. And Now I Have A Co-worker Training To Become The New Shift Leader. And Now He's On Me Too.. Like Wtf People It's Not My Fault That You Guy's Can't Get Your Store Together. Like The Damn Patio Was Spotless All Day. While I Did Cashiering Too. Like This Lady Has No Confidence In Me Whatsoever... I Can't Be At Two Place's. I Clean Thing's Well. So I Don't Get It... They All Need Better Commutation Skill's And That's What This Store Has. And They Sit There And Blame The Cashier. For Not Commutating. I Really Hate Human's For Real. " ° #Thought 's ▪︎ Skaoi Kvitravn ▪︎

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    Lost parts of me along the way

    I didn’t know why

    Blamed it on a lot of things

    Gave myself a try

    I saw things that weren’t there

    Made plans then didn’t care

    I thought maybe life was just unfair

    Held it in as best I could

    But it clawed out just as it should

    Devoured me and spit me out

    Filled my brain with endless doubt

    Building and wrecking

    Always cleaning messes

    Why did I have to get this?

    Yet there’s magic in the madness

    Joy in the sadness

    Hope in the tragic

    After all empathic

    #Poetry #Bipolar #empath

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    How Strange Am I

    When someone spits on the ground I can visualize the air bubbles in the spit before it hits the ground.

    When to many line patterns cross each other, I have a visual panic attack. I have to get away from it fast or I will have and emotional outburst.

    When I look at object for example if I zoom in on any device or object I can visualize the inside of it for example the inside of a wall, the inside of the stop light pole, the inside of a computer, the inside of a cellphone, the inside of a hollow door. The inside of a tire while it's still on the car. Under the house that is setting flat against the ground - meaning the bugs crawling around under the house burst pipelines if that was to happen. It seems cool but it sucks! Its intrusive. This is my unique but strange life.

    I have BPD, ADHD & Autistic Traits with Sensory Processing Disorder. I'm an Emotional Empath. #BPD #ADHD #Autism #SPD #empath

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    The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

    Final Results
    74% ●
    Very Empathetic
    16% ●
    0% ●
    Not Empathetic At All
    11% ●
    Very Little Empathy
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    Empath question #empath #Weather

    I have been reading up lately about Empaths and HSPs because I’ve always been very sensitive to other emotions. My question is…are most Empath’s moods effected by the weather? Is there a group to find out more information?

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    “ALONE” #Introvert #Depression #MentalHealth #alone #sad #Ghosting #empath

    I found solitude to be my safe haven. Being alone has become a love affair for me. I am married and a mom. So I don’t mean I’m alone in that capacity . But I am without any real friends who aren’t ghosting me out of the blue.
    And I am without any real family members they all just use me.

    My kindness has been taken advantage of and my feelings overlooked. I won’t beg anyone to choose me the way that I choose them. I’ll just be at peace with being alone. I am at peace with it.

    I have never wronged anybody. I honestly don’t understand what it is. But I will no longer make sacrifices for others when they aren’t willing to do the same for me. I hate being an empath. But I’ll teach myself how to be selfish. I’ll practice a little more self love instead of going above and beyond for others. While they just leave me in the dark when I want to plan something with them.

    It’s so weird and I have yet to wrap my head around it. I have to literally learn to add NO to my vocabulary the way that they freely use it to decline me. I’m sadden that it has come to this and I have warned them before that I’ll no longer call and that I’ll be practicing living a hermit lifestyle. When I did that they were all blowing up my phone trying to see what happened. And begged me not to do that. But nope for now on I’m gonna just enjoy the company of my husband and kids.

    We will continue to plan our own adventures and celebrate our milestones without them. In tired of being there for others without receiving the same energy. I’m introverted so being alone is something that I find comfort in. I’ll just have to accept the fact that it’s now becoming a way of life for me.


    This could be misunderstood

    I've always struggled with therapy and being on medication because I never quite understood why I needed it.

    I'm a feeling person who feels alot and I always have been since I was a child. I'm in therapy again after some years because I do think it's important to talk to someone if you can about the things you are feeling.

    I'm trying to stick with it and I will but the turn off comes when my therapist is trying to uncover some childhood trauma or deep trauma that simply doesn't exist. Its just that the same questions persist as if I'm not being open enough.

    It sucks but some of us including myself are just very sensitive to the world and everything around us. I think deeply about things and see the world with a different lens. Actually that doesn't suck at all because I truly believe I'm here for a reason.

    I know It's about managing my emotions, the way I think and the way I feel. I'm empathetic, sensitive and very aware it but it doesn't mean I'm dealing with any trauma. I know its easier to diagnose trauma but sometimes depression is simply depression and its up to myself to find the light that God gave me and to put my gifts to good use. Depression is not a sign of weakness neither is trauma.

    I'm not sad person or a pessimistic person. I'm a happy person who loves the world so deeply that sometimes I wish things were different and I find myself in a funk. The only trauma I'm dealing with is wishing the world was a better place and people being nicer to eachother.

    Can you relate? Have you been to therapy? How has your experience been? What are you fighting for to make yourself whole?

    I hope this day brings you peace, love and light. Thank you for letting my ramble. ❤

    #Depression #Anxiety #Therapy #INFJ #empath #Taurus #OPTIMIST #Faith

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    #FosterCare #aunt #niece #Family #proudaunt #empath #Empathy

    I am in a weird place in general. I’m tired and I’m sad. I miss my family. I’m worried about them…consumed by my thoughts about them. Thoughts of them struggling and being afraid. It’s based on reality because I have heard all about the tears, the screaming, the anger, the fear, the frustration.

    Took me a while to realize…that it was because things weren’t going great. They’re not happy and I’m picking it up.

    Hence why I write to them when I can. I’m not legally family…I’m not their mother…all I can do…is be there.

    I never thought I would feel so helpless. But…to be honest…it feels good to get this off my chest. If you hide your feelings…they just grow and grow…until they consume your very soul.

    I’m a sensitive person…I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve. I’m just emotional. But I check the facts.

    I always try to check the facts.

    I already had my crying session. I feel better. Calmer. Now I will do my best to be an amazing aunt. The best I can be.


    First my Grandma, Now my favorite Aunt #Grief

    I just got a call, last night, that my aunt passed away, only about 6 weeks after we just lost my grandma. My heart feels like it’s in shreds, right now. Honestly, more for my cousins than myself, though I was really close to her, too. She wasn’t anywhere near perfect, and I’m certain she had some kind of mental health issues, but she was the least judgmental person in my family, at least towards me. She was always the one to ask how I’m doing and called me out on it if I tried to lie that I was fine. I couldn’t trust her not to tell anyone, but I could trust that she would listen and not respond with judgment. She had been in an emotionally abusive relationship for 23 years, and had 2 daughters, now 24 and 21. They’d lived everywhere from a nice neighborhood in Aurora, Colorado, to a pickup truck in a Las Vegas campground, to living with my parents in Texas. Most recently, her daughters had been supporting both medically complicated parents in an apartment, and working many hours of overtime each to do so. Her daughters absolutely doted on both her and our grandma whom we just lost. She died in their apartment, as her oldest daughter did CPR on her. I can only imagine how much they’re hurting, right now, but being an empath and also dealing with my own grief, I’m feeling extremely overwhelmed by it.

    #Highly Sensitive Person or HSP