Sensitive Is the New Strong
The Power of Empaths in an Increasingly Harsh World
The New York Times bestselling author of Dying to Be Me returns with “a gorgeous and powerful field guide to the empath living in today’s wild world” (Laura Berman, PhD, author of Quantum Love) and how they can fully embrace their gifts of intuition and empathy.
Empaths not only sense other people’s emotions, but also absorb them—sometimes to their own disadvantage, often leading to overwhelming sensory overload and feelings of confusion or low self-esteem. Their willingness to help and please others might make them prey to opportunists or cause them to give away more energy than they can afford.
But Anita Moorjani argues that it’s possible to turn this onslaught of emotional burden into a powerful tool. In a time when traits like sensitivity, kindness, and compassion are sorely undervalued, Moorjani helps empaths—whether emerging or acknowledged—navigate obstacles they may face and identify what makes them unique. She teaches them how to claim their true powers as empaths and to be their most authentic selves.
“Sensitive Is the New Strong is a book that provides you with groundbreaking information, tools, and exercises in understanding the challenges faced by empaths. You can learn how to protect your energy and thrive. A definite must-read for empaths and their loved ones” (Nick Ortner, New York Times bestselling author).
In this welcoming work, inspirational speaker Moorjani (Dying to Be Me) guides novice empaths, or those who feel more sensitive to their surroundings than most, in how to live a healthy life within an increasingly partisan society. She begins with a quiz to help readers determine their level of empathic ability and shares advice, personal anecdotes, and stories of those who have attended her workshops and retreats. Moorjani is most eloquent and persuasive when giving advice on embracing one's ego and weaknesses rather than constantly striving to rise above them: "There's a difference between having an ego and being egocentric. A healthy ego protects and fortifies you." She also doesn't shy from difficult or complex topics, like clinging to a victim mentality, stating, "The goal always has to be to take the control of our lives back, including getting professional help if necessary." Though Moorjani writes that the book "isn't about walls, barriers, and protection," multiple sections dedicated to strengthening mental boundaries and advice to avoid social situations that might "deplete your energy" come off as contradictory. Moorjani's revealing insights will appeal to her many fans as well as those just beginning to understand their empathic abilities.
Best read ever!
If you are empath(take the quiz on Anita’s website to confirm), this book is a blessing. Please read. This is wonderfully lovingly the best book for Empaths.