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Tia Cantrell is the ADHD brain behind the Little Miss Lionheart blog. She’s a therapist by day and a writer by night whose mission is to help others with what she’s found to work for herself. She talks about all things Mental Wellness, ADHD, and Anxiety. Visit her at www.littlemisslionheart.com.

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3 Practices That Help Ease the Pain of Being Highly Empathetic

“I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.” ~Walt Whitman

Empathy is the ability to put yourself in another’s experience and understand with depth the gravity of their situation. In general, I believe the world needs more empathy.

But I’ve learned over the course of my twenty-nine years that sometimes being a highly empathetic person is incredibly painful. And sometimes too much of a good thing is a bad thing.

Hearing stories of the pain that people experience can be extra painful when your mind tries to carry their pain around …