Posts by Natalie Bernstein

Natalie Bernstein, Psy.D.is a Licensed Psychologist, Certified Life and Spiritual Coach, and Reiki Practitioner. She specializes in helping people-pleasers, overthinkers, and emotion feelers lead more authentic and happy lives. She provides individual and group coaching. You can find out more about her here and follow her on Instagram @@dr.nataliebernstein to gain a better perspective of her insights and practices.

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How Beating Cancer Helped Me Stop Being a People-Pleaser

“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” ~Pema Chadron

The hardest part of hearing the words, “I’m sorry, but you have cancer” at the age of thirty was knowing I had to tell my mother and my husband.


Not because I was afraid of their reaction, although it would be especially heightened since my father had died of cancer three years prior, but because I was going to take on a role I had never experienced before: a patient.

For me, being a patient equaled being dependent. Someone who was needy and …