The Dr. Dolores Show: 7 Steps to Cultivate Authentic Connections During the Holiday Season [The Empath’s Holiday Haven Part 2]


 Dr. Dolores Fazzino, Nurse Practitioner, Medical Intuitive, Energy Whisperer

In this episode of The Dr. Dolores Show we continue on with our second episode of a series on the Empath’s Holiday Haven.

We delve into the vital importance of authentic connection during the holiday season.

The Dr. Dolores Show: 7 Steps to Cultivate Authentic Connections


The holiday season is often celebrated as a time of joy, connection, and shared traditions.

However, for those of us who identify as empaths, this festive period can bring a unique set of challenges.

The heightened sensitivity to the emotions of others, combined with the bustling energy of the season, can make the holidays overwhelming and daunting.

Step 1: Recognize Your Empathic Nature

Begin by acknowledging and understanding your empathic nature.

Recognize that you are highly attuned to the emotions of those around you, operating within a unique energetic matrix.

This awareness sets the foundation for genuine connections during the holidays.

Step 2: Tap into Your Heart Space

Connect with others on a deep level by tapping into your heart space.

Authentic communication flows effortlessly from this space, ensuring that whatever you express during the holidays is genuine and resonates with your empathic nature.

Step 3: Embrace Your Authentic Self

Cultivate authenticity as the cornerstone of your holiday experience.

Dr. Dolores Fazzino emphasizes that authenticity aligns you with your soul, allowing your inner perfection to shine through.

Embracing your true self contributes to personal growth and positive transformations.

Step 4: Navigate Change with Grace

Understand that change is a constant in life.

Instead of resisting it, embrace the idea that sometimes, when things seem to be falling apart, they are actually falling into place.

Navigating change with grace is crucial for maintaining authentic connections during the holiday season.

During the holidays you might find yourself surrounded by people who changed a lot, or you might be the one who is navigating a time of changes.

Do not resist the change.

Embrace it.

And be excited for meeting these new versions of your loved ones.

Step 5: Embrace Vulnerability as a Superpower

Recognize vulnerability as a superpower that enhances your ability to connect authentically.

Opening yourself up to others during the holidays creates deeper and more meaningful connections.

Dr. Dolores Fazzino suggests that vulnerability empowers empaths to navigate challenges with strength.

Step 6: Introduce New Traditions and Ideas

Shake up the holiday culture by introducing new traditions and ideas.

Dr. Dolores advocates for change and suggests that altering traditions is about implementing something fresh.

Embrace the opportunity to infuse the holidays with your unique perspective and creativity.

If it’s coming from your authenticity, you might be surprised how accepting others can be.

Step 7: Prioritize Self Care and Go with the Flow

Ensure you have the energy to connect authentically by prioritizing self care.

Dr. Dolores highlights the importance of taking care of yourself to have more to give to others.

Additionally, allow yourself to go with the flow of life, recognizing that holding onto situations for too long may hinder personal growth.

By following these seven steps, empaths can cultivate authentic connections during the holiday season.

These steps provide a guide for navigating the holidays with authenticity and meaningful connections.

Dr. Dolores Fazzino’s insights serve as a compass for empaths, encouraging them to approach the festive season with self awareness and a commitment to genuine connection.

Dr. Dolores provides valuable insights on how to break through the surface level conversations that often dominate holiday gatherings.

Whether it’s through mindful listening, heartfelt storytelling, or small gestures of appreciation, this episode will guide you in creating more meaningful and fulfilling relationships this holiday season.


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What to Look for In This Episode of The Dr. Dolores Show:

  1. For those of us that are empaths the holidays can be overwhelming and daunting. (01:43)
  2. When you are an empath you are highly in tune with the emotions of everyone. It is like you are in this energetic matrix. (04:08)
  3. Being an empath you have the ability to connect with others on a very deep level. (05:55)
  4. When you are able to tap into your heart space, whatever you need to say will be the right thing. (07:02)
  5. When you are in authentic mode you are aligning with your soul to create the changes you need to experience for yourself. (10:45) 
  6. “Being authentic is so essential and so in alignment with who you are on a soul’s level, your inner perfection shining through.” Dr. Dolores (12:58)
  7. Sometimes when things are falling apart sometimes they are falling into place. (13:38)
  8. “When you are taking care of yourself you actually have more to give to others.” Dr. Dolores Fazzino (21:58) 
  9. We are so resistant to getting out of our own way – it is crazy making. (23:02)
  10. When we try to hang on too long we miss out on opportunities, just allow yourself to be in the flow. (30:10) 
  11. Vulnerability is like a super power. (36:36)
  12. I think that shaking up the culture or changing traditions is about implementing something new. (38:41)
  13. Who you are in this moment is a combination of every experience you have had. (52:46) 


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Dr. Dolores Fazzino, DNP is a Nurse Practitioner, Medical Intuitive, Energy Whisperer, an International Amazon Best Selling Author, TV, Podcast, and Radio host. With over 45 years-experience in the healthcare industry, Dr. Fazzino believes healing is a multi-faceted process. After witnessing the miraculous healing of her father’s physical condition as a young adult, Dr. Fazzino has dedicated her life to assist people to Heal In Ways They Never Thought Possible. Dr. Dolores takes us beyond the mind-body paradigm to include spirituality in wellness and assisting her clients to unravel the energetic discord in their life. Known as the “Energy Whisperer,” her gifts, customized programs and strategies assist her clients to move through life challenges, and reconnecting with their inner self with grace and ease, creating lasting health and true wellness. She is the author of 5 books, two which are Amazon International Best Sellers. Her latest book “Your Amazing Itty Bitty Healing in Ways You Never Thought Possible Book” became an Amazon Best Seller October 2022. Dr. Dolores Fazzino is the host of The Dr Dolores Show, a TV, Radio, Podcast with Inspired Choices Network (ICN) streaming to over 300 platforms globally. Contact her at: 760-579-2440