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 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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