Real Simple: Energize Your Life


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Summary of Article

Do you know a person who is always blaming others for what happens in their lives? Or do you know someone who is always telling you – and everyone else – what to do? Or perhaps you have a colleague at work who seems to never stop talking. These are all examples of energy vampires who can suck your energy out of you and leave you feeling stressed and exhausted. It’s not always easy to get away from energy vampires. In those instances where you just can’t break away, it’s important to set up proper boundaries to protect your energy. In this Real Simple article, I share the common types of energy vampires and how to skillfully navigate your relationships with them.


Judith Orloff, MD is the New York Times best-selling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People. Her latest book Thriving as an Empath offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people along with its companion The Empath’s Empowerment Journal. Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff also specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice. Dr. Orloff’s work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Oprah Magazine, the New York Times and USA Today. Dr. Orloff has spoken at Google-LA and has a TEDX talk. Her other books are Emotional Freedom, The Power of Surrender, Second Sight, Positive Energy, and Guide to Intuitive HealingExplore more information about her Empath Support Online course and speaking schedule on

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