Yahoo Parenting: Is a Mother’s Intuition Real?


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Summary of Article

Intuition is another form of intelligence that comes from an instinctive feeling rather than intellectual reasoning. Scientists believe it operates through the right side of the brain and through our gut, producing that gut-feeling or hunch so many of us can recognize. Mothers are well versed in intuition and can often sense sickness in their children.

Intuition can often help us heed warning signs of illness or threat before they occur. It can also be a powerful tool in guiding us through important decisions. For example, an intuitive “yes” to a problem can feel comfortable, energizing or flowing, whereas an intuitive “no” can feel heavy or like a knot in the stomach. In Yahoo Parenting, I share the powerful effects of our intuition and how to tap into our intuitive skills for a lifetime of guidance.

Read the full article on Yahoo Parenting 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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