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That's a great point, to ground before it's needed. Empath Self Care. It's my goal to learn empath self-care techniques and practices because I'm realizing how essential it is. I've taken for granted how anyone who is sensitive, empathic, or aware of another's energy..needs tools to maintain their sanity haha and be healthy. Those who are more "hardy" easily maintain their space, but those who are more fluid, we need advanced courses in this.
It's like Maslow's hierarchy of needs. There's a therapist that teaches and talks about all this, and if I can find that info, I'll post here.