USA Today: Hard Times Can Encourage a Wealthy Emotional Life


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Summary of Article

Hard times can actually provide a period of great emotional growth. While crisis and pain in life may be unavoidable, the way in which we respond to the crisis will determine whether we experience suffering or strength during difficult times. Letting ourselves get swept away by fear will only deter finding a solution to a problem. Fear triggers our stress hormones making it difficult to solve problems and tune into our intuition (for example, your gut feeling) for guidance. Crisis, if managed properly, can bring out the best in people.

In fact, it’s during difficult times that humanity often shines brightest and our hearts open the most. Gaining emotional freedom is a liberating experience in our life’s journey. In this USA Today article, I share how to manage difficult emotions and restore our inner calm, as featured in my book Emotional Freedom.

Read the full article on USA Today 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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