It’s all about energy: attracting the good, deflecting the bad, protecting yours. I spend a lot of time in my space with just my cat. No one comes in (except my cleaner!) because I need to keep it “pure”. I’ve never liked people in my space, and I’m only recently come to understand it’s because I’m an empath. And I prefer not to spend too much time with random people for the same reason. I do *not* like crowds!

Australian writer recently returned from 4 years living in Vietnam. Editor of Vox Virtus and Abroadingly. Blogs at and

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