The London Sunday Times: The Crying Game


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Summary of Article

Most of us have been culturally conditioned to view crying as something to be ashamed of. Sobbing in the workplace is viewed as a sign of weakness, especially for women who, on average, cry five times more than men. Despite the dark cloud that lingers over crying, it is an essential way to purge excess stress hormones and help the body return to a state of equilibrium. Crying not only provides emotional relief, but physical relief too. Bottling up grief and sadness is a risk that can lead to depression.

In this article written by The London Sunday Times, I share the benefits of crying on the physical and mental self and how crying publicly is actually a reflection of our inner power and strength.

Read the full article on London Sunday Times 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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