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Overcoming codependency, perfectionism, and people-pleasing , with Victoria Albina

Ep. 106

Tools and somatic practices for your health.

Do you tend to be codependent in your relationships, a perfectionist at work, or a people-pleaser amongst your friends? Have you noticed how these patterns affect your health and your wellbeing? In today’s episode, we’ll talk about this and give you some tools and somatic practices to start addressing this.


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Victoria Albina (she/her) is a Certified Life Coach, UCSF-trained Family Nurse Practitioner, and Breathwork Meditation Guide with a passion for helping women realize that they are their own best healers, so they can break free from codependency, perfectionism, and people-pleasing and reclaim their joy.

She is the host of the Feminist Wellness Podcast, holds a Masters's degree in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health and a BA in Latin American Studies from Oberlin College. Victoria has been working in health & wellness for over 20 years and lives on occupied Munsee Lenape territory in New York’s Hudson Valley.


  • I know you use healing modalities and somatic therapy like yoga, ecstatic dance, and breathwork. Why did you get interested in these modalities?
  • How can being codependent, perfectionist and people-pleaser affect our health?
  • What are some of the somatic manifestations people can experience?
  • How can we do expressive journaling if it's a practice that usually brings us deeper into focusing on the negative?
  • How do we start shifting out of codependency, perfectionism, and people-pleasing?
  • What’s the importance of connecting to our intuition, and learning to trust it in all this?

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