Oprah Magazine: Power of Eureka


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Summary of Article

A eureka moment is the sudden realization of a solution to a problem. It’s a joyous moment in the decision-making process and, in many cases, comes as a result of tuning into our intuition. Intuition is the ability to know something from a sense of instinct rather than intellectual reasoning. It is an inner knowing which is accessible to us all and it can guide us through life. Its guidance comes in the form of that gut-feeling so many of us can recognize. While we receive intuitive impulses each day, learning to feel them and, more importantly, trust them, takes mindful attention. An intuitive “yes” to a problem can feel comfortable, energizing or flowing, whereas an intuitive “no” can feel heavy and full of discomfort.

In this Oprah Magazine article,, I share the importance of trusting your intuition when it comes to making decisions about your health.


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 www.drjudithorloff.com.

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