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Energy Drainers

Beware Of The Go-For-The-Jugular Vampire

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 10.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Judith Orloff MD

One of the most malevolent of bloodsuckers, this person is vindictive and cuts you down with no consideration for your feelings. Driven by envy, com...

How To Deal With an Energy Vampire

Jen Smith | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Jen Smith

Do you find that some people in your life lift you up whereas others pull you down or leave you drained? No one is positive 100% of the time, but if y...

Drainers In Your Life: Are You Helping or Enabling?

Kristen Brown | Posted 11.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Kristen Brown

We can only do so much for others before we start sacrificing our sacred selves. It's important for us to know when it is time to step out with love and give ourselves permission to do so.

Survive Emotional 'Vampires' This Halloween And Beyond

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

Anyone who has ever shared an office, car pooled or attended a family dinner with a vampire can attest to experiencing some common emotional side effects. Even after a brief contact, you feel worse. They feel better. To find out if you've been bled, watch for these signs. Experiencing even one indicates you've met a drainer on the prowl.

Want To Reduce Stress? Eliminate Small Annoyances

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

Tackling tolerations is a revolutionary act because at any given time, we are putting up with hundreds of these energy-drainers. They affect our attitude, our self-perception, the way we interact, our physical well-being -- practically everything.

Are You In Love With An Emotional Vampire?

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

In relationships, it's important for couples to respect each other's energy needs. Honoring your energy isn't selfish. It will increase your patience and capacity to love.