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Judith Orloff MD
Judith Orloff MD is author of The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life (Harmony, 2014) upon which many of the topics in this blog are based. Her other international bestselling books are Emotional Freedom, Second Sight, Positive Energy, and Guide to Intuitive Healing.

Dr. Orloff synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy and spirituality. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, and in Oprah magazine and USA Today. For more inspiration visit

Entries by Judith Orloff MD

4 Strategies to Deal With a Guilt Tripper

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 6:18 PM

Guilt trippers are world class blamers, martyrs and drama queens. They know how to make you feel badly about something by pressing your insecurity buttons. They use guilt to manipulate so you do what they desire. They like to see you squirm and throw you off your game. This gives...

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4 Techniques to Deal With Difficult People

(1) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 12:38 AM

Many of us spend an inordinate amount of time and energy contending with difficult people or "emotional vampires" at work and at home. It's a reflex to emotionally contract around them feeling powerless, irritated, hurt, or miserable, reactions that just wear you out. But, they can't steal your happiness unless...

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Are You Attracted to Unavailable People?

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 11:39 AM


In my book, The Ecstasy of Surrender, I discuss how a soul mate must be willing and available to have a relationship with you. If he or she is unavailable this is not your soul mate at the present time. A...

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Do You Get Overly Attached in Relationships? Take This Quiz

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 3:36 PM

In The Ecstasy of Surrender I emphasize that bonding with a partner is a natural part of getting to know someone and of falling in love. But getting overly attached goes beyond healthy bonding and is disempowering. When you truly love someone you're not interested in possessing the...

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What's Your Financial Type? Take This Quiz

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 2:19 PM

Money can bring out your most fearful self or your largest heart. Which one you surrender to changes everything. How do you do this? By finding effective ways to surrender fear, stinginess, and other resistances to abundance so that money can flow more freely into your life.

To identify...

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Are You a Relationship Empath?

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 4:15 PM

In my practice and workshops, I'm struck by how many sensitive people come to me wanting a long-term soul mate. Personally, I can relate to this. Yet despite online dating services, expensive match-makers, friend fix-ups and blind dates, they still remain single. Or else they're in relationships but feel constantly...

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3 Things That King Joffrey Teaches Us About Reptilian Leadership

(1) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 7:16 PM

King Joffrey Baratheon, the young 'Game of Thrones' monarch who occupied the Iron Throne and who met his death in last night's episode, may have impressed the kingdom with his brocade robes. But brocade will get you just so far. The reality is that his regal fashion garb concealed a...

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Surrender Your Addiction to Stress

(1) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 6:10 PM

According to the most recent APA "Stress in America" survey, nearly half of today's adults reported being more stressed out. And just as many say they're simply unable to control the important aspects of their lives. It's this inability to control outcomes that causes stress. So what's the...

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2 Ways to Beat an Addiction to Power

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 10:54 AM

Are you addicted to power? Many leaders are, and it gets in the way of their personal and professional progress.

Here's a mini-profile of a power-addicted leader. He feels he can control everything -- and if he can't, he's going to try anyway. He believes he can...

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10 Qualities of a Good Lover

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 1:27 AM

In my book, The Ecstasy of Surrender, I discuss how to manifest your full sexual power, even if you are out of touch with it now. First, you must learn to completely inhabit your body and the moment. If not now, when? Holding back, fixating on performance, or...

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4 Strategies to Survive Emotional Vampires

(3) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 9:24 AM

As an energy psychiatrist, I know that to come out ahead with drainers, you must be methodical. Emotional vampires can't savage your peace of mind or prick you to death with corrosive remarks if you're onto them. This survival guide from my New York Times bestseller, Emotional Freedom...

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3 Steps to Rekindle the Passion in Your Job

(3) Comments | Posted July 4, 2013 | 11:41 AM

I'm a fanatic about following your passion. As a psychiatrist and intuitive when I work with my patients and workshop participants, my mission is to hunt down and reinforce what creatively jibes for them from jobs to finger-painting. In my book, Positive Energy I devote a full chapter...

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Celebrating the Highly-Sensitive Man

(8) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 6:40 PM

Sensitive men are incredibly attractive. They are path-forgers in the new paradigm of the evolved man. Strong and sensitive. Intuitive and powerful. They're able to give and receive love without ambivalence, being "unavailable," or commitment phobia.

In my book Emotional Freedom, I write extensively about the power of...

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This Spring, Rejuvenate Your Emotional Life

(5) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 2:20 AM

Emotions can come at you hard and fast. You must be prepared.

In a flash, negativity can spin you into a tizzy, your center blown to smithereens. There are four major components of emotions: their biology, spirituality, energetic power, and psychology. Together, these components create an elegant portrait of your...

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How to Intuitively Make Smart Decisions

(14) Comments | Posted February 9, 2013 | 1:20 AM

As an intuitive psychiatrist, I worship my high-octane intuitions: I owe the blessing of becoming a physician to one. However, at 20, when an unwavering inner voice told me I was going to medical school, it was the last thing I thought I wanted. This gut-centered voice committed to your...

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Power of Love: Recognizing Our Collective Unity

(1) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 12:24 AM

There is much speculation and anticipation about the advent of the winter solstice on Dec. 21, 2012. This is the date that the Mayan calendar ends and their prediction of the 2012 Galactic Alignment phenomenon, which happens every 25,800 years or so. Some say this represents an opportunity or gateway...

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Celebrate Laughter: Reconnect With Your Joyful Inner Child

(2) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 8:00 PM

As a psychiatrist, I'm a big prescriber of laughter. Not the contrived or canned kind, but laughter from the soul. Just as I guide patients, I'd like you to sense when your funny bone is legitimately hit, an energetic place that resonates. True laughter is a surrender to hilarity --...

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How to Attract Positive People in Your Life

(2) Comments | Posted October 9, 2012 | 6:58 PM

Are you longing for relationships that do your heart good and generate stronger connections? Tired of poor choices? Tepid chemistry? Want a more commanding role in who you attract? Knowing about energy can transform your modus operandi in this not-always-easy area to prevent loneliness and insidious fatigue. Then, no longer...

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How to Deal With a Victim Mentality

(10) Comments | Posted September 16, 2012 | 12:17 PM

As a psychiatrist, I teach my patients the importance of learning how to deal effectively with draining people. In Emotional Freedom, I discuss one of these types, which I call "the victim mentality."

The victim grates on you with a poor-me attitude, and is allergic to taking responsibility...

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The Power of Patience

(46) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 8:20 AM

As a psychiatrist, patience is an invaluable skill that I teach all my psychotherapy clients. In my book Emotional Freedom I emphasize the importance of patience as a coping skill and how to achieve it. Frustration is not the key to any door. Patience is a lifelong spiritual...

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