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59: How to Ditch People Pleasing and Lean Into Self-Love with Paul Fishman
Erin Kinney, naturopathic doctor, naturopathy, functional medicine, food allergies, adrenal stress, genetic testing, hormone testing, nutritional counseling
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59: How to Ditch People Pleasing and Lean Into Self-Love with Paul Fishman

Have you ever felt like you were living your life for someone else? 


It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that if you just do this one “thing”, other people will love you more. Many times, this pattern of people-pleasing can be extremely harmful to our physical and mental health. 


Today’s guest on the Dr. Kinney Show, Paul Fishman, had the realization that most people are doing this, and their health was suffering for it. He made it his mission to teach self-love and show people how happy they can be if they are working to please themselves, not others. 


Paul is the host of the top 100 podcast, The Road to Self Love, and creator of the Self Love “Diet”, a 6-month transformative program that teaches you how to say yes to yourself, ditch the people-pleasing, and live the life you’ve always wanted. 


His mission is simple, to empower and inspire a sense of belonging in each of us. Paul has been lauded for creating brave space, building a fiercely dedicated community, and helping thousands of humans love themselves unconditionally.


It’s a lot easier to point the finger at other people for your pain but sometimes you need to take a hard look at yourself to see what you really need to change. The key to becoming a healthier, happier you is to habitually nourish the devotion to your own individuality.


In Today’s Episode We Discuss: 


  • When we start prioritizing the approval of others instead of our own happiness
  • Why self-care without self-love is self-destructive
  • How your self-love affects your physical health
  • The importance of coming to terms with your habits and how they impact your health
  • Why you can think of your symptoms as a reminder of the things you need to pay attention to
  • How to love yourself on your good days and your hard days


I really love Paul’s emphasis on self-love as a means of treating your physical and mental symptoms. In these busy times, it’s easy to get so caught up in our to-do list and managing others’ expectations that we forget to nourish ourselves in the way we really need. Loving ourselves first is a truly transformative experience. 


I hope you loved this episode and got some valuable tips and advice on putting yourself first this year. If you want more information like this, I highly recommend checking out Paul’s podcast. If you’d like to work with him on your own self-love diet, you can apply for his six-month program here. 


Resources Mentioned: 


Visit Paul’s website

Check out The Road To Self-Love podcast

More information on the Self-Love Diet program

Follow Paul on Instagram


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