Washington Post: Stay Happy & You May Live Longer


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Summary of Article

Do you worry about things all day long? Do you tend to make problems larger, instead of smaller? Do you worry even during happy times? Being addicted to worry can lead to insomnia, nightmares, restless sleep and ongoing angst. It is this fear and worry that keep us from shining and living life to our fullest. They also keep us in a constant flight-or-fight response mode, leaving our bodies flooded with cortisol and adrenaline. Many fears center around success, aging, illness, and dying. Once we surrender the fear of being sick, the fear of dying, the fear of dis-ease of any kind – then we can truly enjoy life. In this Washington Post article, I talk about the value of acceptance and surrender.

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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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