Empaths and "the holidays"
You know, you're both teachers, with so much to teach. That being said, teachers and counselors do tend to pick-up other peoples karma. This can feel quite terrible at times if you keep it all to yourselves. Sometimes it's also a bit too much to transmute yourselves. Fortunately there are oases around the world where empaths can connect with other empaths, and do the process together, spread the workload. I guess this also slightly answers the question in the other thread.
It's nice to have an oasis (or vortex) like this where we can mingle energies, and transmute to send back into the world. A metaphor would be that of a a cleaning cloth. As the cloth cleans, it picks up dirt. That's when it goes back to the faucet to rinse off and cleanse. So the cleaning cloth is sometimes clean, sometimes not clean, yet as it cycles, its surroundings get cleaner and cleaner.