“I’ve been in love before, it’s like a narcotic. At first it brings the euphoria of complete surrender. The next day you want more. You’re not addicted yet, but you like the sensation, and you think you can still control things.You think about the person you love for two minutes then forget them for three hours. But then you get used to that person, and you begin to be completely dependent on them. Now you think about him for three hours and forget him for two minutes. If he’s not there, you feel like an addict who can’t get a fix. And just as addicts steal and humiliate themselves to get what they need, you’re willing to do anything for love.”- By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept” ― Paulo Coelho

PTSD and the Empath.

  For an empath, or highly sensitive person, in these chaotic times, the “normal” world, especially cities and densely populated, industrial and buzzing hubs can easily, and will, more often than not cause symptoms and brain trauma similar to that of war veterans or victims of physical, psychological or any other form of abuse. (Look…