Yahoo Parenting: Is a Mother’s Intuition Real?


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Summary of Article

Intuition is another form of intelligence that comes from an instinctive feeling rather than intellectual reasoning. Scientists believe it operates through the right side of the brain and through our gut, producing that gut-feeling or hunch so many of us can recognize. Mothers are well versed in intuition and can often sense sickness in their children.

Intuition can often help us heed warning signs of illness or threat before they occur. It can also be a powerful tool in guiding us through important decisions. For example, an intuitive “yes” to a problem can feel comfortable, energizing or flowing, whereas an intuitive “no” can feel heavy or like a knot in the stomach. In Yahoo Parenting, I share the powerful effects of our intuition and how to tap into our intuitive skills for a lifetime of guidance.

Read the full article on Yahoo Parenting here.


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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