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 a New York Times bestselling author with the upcoming book The Genius of Empathy: Practical Skills to Heal Yourself, Your Relationships and the World (Foreword by the Dalai Lama). She has also written The Empath’s Survival Guide and Thriving as an Empath, which offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people. She integrates 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 Asia. More information about Dr. Orloff’s Empathy Training Programs for businesses, The Empath Survival Guide Online Course and speaking schedule at

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