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    I am so appreciative of your reactions and responses to my posts, you have no idea, but it’s not me speaking (or typing) the words. I can't take the credit. I am merely a mouthpiece, a vessel, for Christ. I could not do this without Him. It is He who is turning my trauma, wounds, scars, and pain into empathy for and desire to support, you. In order to fill myself with His love so that I can pour out His love onto you, I am praising and worshipping Him this morning to my favorite worship band, Hillsong. It is soothing to my spirit and healing to my soul. #IntercessionforIllness #hillsong #praise #worshp #christ #Soothing #Healing #Empathy #Support #MightyTogether #TheMighty

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    Anyone else have a Driving Phobia, Driving Anxiety ?

    And how to not judge yourself for it?
    #Driving #scared #wanttoimprove #Anxiety #Fear #alone #Curious #Support #shsme #Empathy

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    In what ways has being a highly sensitive person benefited you?

    Growing up highly sensitive has been an interesting and fulfilling journey, even though I had to learn to love and appreciate what sensitivity meant for me at first. From navigating my needs to feeling different from many around me, I’ve had to sit and discover who I was and all that I felt.

    One of the biggest benefits I’ve found to being an HSP is my ability to feel with those around me. The more I was open to understanding others as well as myself the more I was able to hone in on my interest in being creative and helping others explore their own self-awareness.

    What do you find is most beneficial to you about being highly sensitive?

    #HSP #CheerMeOn #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #Empathy

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    Just the thought

    #every Little bit of Compassion helps as does #Empathy .. I can feel a flare-up or only when talking about it makes me hurt into the very sinews of body and can be seen in the Bible “jobs wife tells him to curse god and die that’s not all of it but docs at #cleveland clinic think it’s close


    Someone who takes your order in a restaurant

    93% ●
    0% ●
    0% ●
    0% ●
    They don't need my tip, they can get other tips
    0% ●
    They should tip me for not telling their boss, about them!
    7% ●
    I Don't Give Money, Leave Words of Advice Instead
    0% ●
    I can be a better waiter than they can waitress
    15 votes

    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
    19 votes

    Bipolar Disorder and Empathy

    Empathy.... the ability to place yourself in someone else's shows and feel what they are feeling. A simple concept, something that someone suffering from bipolar disorder should be easily able to do given the struggles that come with bipolar disorder. Yet so many discount the ability for someone with bipolar disorder to be empathetic. Whether it be the extremely highs or lowes that do along with bipolar disorder. For me I have experienced someone the highest highs and lowest lows, but I have never felt like this effected my ability to be truly empathetic. Maybe I am blinded by my disorder, but I have always cared about others and their struggles. I have always tried to relate my struggles to the struggles of others through empathy. The question still lies, does having a mental illness such as bipolar disorder truly affect one's ability to be empathetic. And are those that discount the ability of someone with a mental illness just see weakness because of the mental illness and not truly the ability to show empathy. Research separates empathy into two different types of empathy, affective empathy which is the ability of someone to feel or share the emptions of someone else and cognitive empathy which the ability of someone to recognize the emotions of another person and understand those emotions. Many people say people with bipolar disorder are unable to show and feel concern for others and as a result are unable to feel empathy for others. The only time research feels that people with bipolar disorder can show empathy is during a manic phase and people going through a depressive phase are unable to show empathy for others. I feel that the research is wrong because people with bipolar disorder know what it is like to be at high and lows thus increasing their ability to show empathy. People going through a depressive phase may be in a low, but it doesn’t mean they are complete focused on themselves.


    #Bipolar #BipolarDisorder #BipolarDepression #MentalHealth #Empathy #Depression #Anxiety

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    Growing Pains

    Back in the day,

    We used to play outside till dawn

    Now, we're just another government pawn

    Back in the day,

    We used to live, laugh & grow

    Now, we are forced to work our asses off bro

    What is this shit? (mind my language)

    Death is a trap to try and get us to submit?

    As kids, we couldn't wait to be adults

    Now, I reflect and I am like that was truly nuts!

    The days when we could cry and be comforted

    Childhood turned to adulthood and those days plummeted

    Now, we're struggling to make ends meet, Who would have thought, childhood was only a treat

    But it's life,

    So put away that knife

    It is what it is -

    God is good, all is his

    Better days are ahead

    So, go and continue to chase that bread!

    #Life #resilience #NeverGiveUp #Suicide #SuicideAwareness #Selfharm #selfharmawareness #strength #courage #bravery #Independence #freedom #freedomwriters #useyourwords #expression #expressyourself #creativity #Deep #deepthinkers #bold #Spirituality #Meditation #Spiritual #calm #Zen #gowiththeflow #liveinthepresent #loa #TheSecret #manifest #manifestation #Positivity #PositiveVibes #GoodVibes #vibes #Energy #YouCanDoIt #Believe #Hope #Care #Empathy #compassion

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    Have you ever?

    Have your ever felt like no one understands you?

    Like you are alive but yet you feel like you are also dead

    Have you ever tried to reach out or talk

    But then, you are like 'nah, they won't get it'

    Have you ever felt so anxious,

    you masked it with ridiculously lame and 'weird' humour or sarcasm?

    Just to make it look like you are super chill but you are really just nervous

    Have you ever wanted to win a stranger's heart

    By giving them random compliments or by trying to make them smile or laugh

    Secretly thinking to yourself that this is exactly how you feel everyone should be and treat each other

    Have you ever been so naive to ignore the bad in someone and focus solely on the positives and look at the good in everyone?

    Have you ever been so foolish that you've tried to help and support or cheer up someone that has repeatedly hurt you and you know does not care about you and probably would not do the same in return? Yet, you do it anyways?

    Have you ever just stared into space, zoned out and smile...

    Imagining your perfect little dream world

    Imagining Utopia

    Have you ever been so naturally 'high' that people have assumed you drank or did drugs?

    Have you ever felt happy inside but on the outside felt scared to express or show it because of well, so-called evil eye

    Have you ever not believed in superstitions yet still been anxious and overthink your interactions due to them

    Have you ever just been happy for no reason at all like a child

    Have you ever... just spontaneously wrote a post like this without even thinking?

    Impulsivity can be fun but it can be exhausting...

    Humour can be fun but be tiring...

    Good things come and go; it is okay to feel not okay and for bad times to also come, they also go.

    Don't stop being you due to the bad moments or days

    KEEP SMILING :) :) Your energy is contagious and is needed to make the world go round - YING YANG - hippie style

    #modernhippie #hippiestyle #yingyang #loa #TheSecret #Energy #vibe #GoodVibes #smile #keepsmiling #haveyouever #justdoit #taketheinitiative #takerisks #risk #Risks #Impulsivity #spontaneous #bebold #bold #Brave #courage #strength #Independence #freedom #freedomwriters #resilience #Empathy #compassion #humanity #happyness #pursuitofhappyness #justlisten #listen #justobserve

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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.