Oprah Magazine: Energy Makeover


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Summary of Article

With today’s busy lifestyle we tend to find ourselves obsessed with improving our energy level. We look for more ways to add a little pep to our day so that we can have energy to carry out those dreaded tasks—and have energy left over! We find ourselves comparing our energy levels to others and then letting and may be envious of others who have seemingly endless energy.

If you find that you are in an energy slump, the best way to improve it is not focusing on feeling tired. Instead, acting “as if” you already have energy will bring more of what you want into your life. Simple phrases like I am energetic or I have the energy I want and need, begin to consciously change your outer world. Putting attention on our lack of energy (or anything for that matter) only brings more lack our way. And berating our tiredness with guilt, judgment, and tough love won’t work well either. It’s important that we honor the way our body feels. Being envious or comparing ourselves to others just binds up the energy that we so desperately want to flow freely through our bodies.

In this Oprah Magazine article, I share tips on how to energetically tune our bodies to achieve greater vitality.


Judith Orloff, MD is the New York Times bestselling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People. Her companion book Thriving as an Empath offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people along with The Empath’s Empowerment Journal. Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She blends the pearls of conventional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, empathy, energy medicine, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice and online internationally. Her 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, TEDx U.S. and TEDx Gateway Asia. Her other books are Emotional Freedom, The Power of Surrender, Second Sight, Positive Energy, and Guide to Intuitive Healing. More information about Dr. Orloff’s Empathy Training Programs for Businesses, The Empath Survival Guide Online Course and speaking schedule at www.drjudithorloff.com.

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