Self-Care Practices

Dr. Ilene Cohen: Recognizing People-Pleasing Tendencies and How to Heal

Episode #19

Today I’m joined by Dr. Ilene Cohen, psychotherapist, author, and mother of two. She is one of the most respected voices in the psychology of people-pleasing and navigating the difficulty of living an intentional life while trying to maintain fulfilling relationships. We talk all about people-pleasing – what is it? Where does the behavior come from? What are the consequences of living this way? How do we heal and move on from people-pleasing? And more. We also talk about self-care, anxiety, burnout, and ambition in motherhood and family. 

“People-pleasers always think, ‘I need to do everything by myself and then if I’m overwhelmed or tired there must be something wrong with me.’” – Dr. Ilene Cohen


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