Just when I thought I had completely inventoried my closet of anxieties, I discover … ENERGY VAMPIRES!
“Energy Vampires are not to be confused with the vast majority of people who simply need help, support, direction and care...
No, the people I'm talking about here are relentless in their negativity and their 'woe-is-me'ness”
It's great to be a giver, a carer and a feeler (sometimes), but now and then we need to take a stand with certain people.. because if we don't, we begin to suffer and then nobody wins.”
DEALING WITH ENERGY VAMPIRES by Craig Harper
“Some people bring unexpected lightness and comfort to your life. They crackle with energy, practically electrify you with their presence. And then there are those who leave you feeling stressed out. Or guilty. Or exhausted down to your very last molecule.
I call them energy vampires …”
WATCH OUT FOR ENERGY VAMPIRES By Dr. Judith Orloff
While certainly the above writers are insightful, I am not so sure about psychobabble as a vampire deterrent. “Gee, Count Dracula you sound conflicted.” ??
The ‘old ways’ have a certain appeal to me. If pulling out garlic, holy water, and a cross has not given the annoying, energy-sucking, woe-is-me person a hint, I suspect the wooden “woe-is-you” stake should do the trick. <grin>
Or … discussing the topic with Patti last night (well actually twice since Multiple Sclerosis short term memory problems necessitated a replay <grin>), Patti proposed ...
Caregivingly Yours, J Patrick Leer
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