Break Free of People-Pleasing and FOMO with Diego Perez


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How we feel physically, mentally, and emotionally dictates how well we show up in our lives. So often, these areas get seen as separate, when doing inner work can actually lead to some profound outer changes.

Today’s guest on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Diego Perez, shares insights on cultivating self-awareness in a time of otherness and how a good relationship with ourselves ripples out to benefit the rest of the world. 

Diego is a meditator, writer, and speaker who is widely known on Instagram and various social media networks through his pen name Yung Pueblo. Online he has an audience of over a million people that he reaches through his written works that focus on the reality of self-healing, the movement from self-love to unconditional love, and the wisdom that comes when we truly work on knowing ourselves. His first book, Inward, quickly became a bestseller. His second book, Clarity & Connection was just released

 In this episode, we dive into: 

  • The importance of radical honesty (3:39) 
  • How to make the world a more compassionate place (13:16)
  • The mental health crisis (21:04) 
  • Why it’s harder to heal trauma when it becomes a part of your identity (27:18) 
  • The importance of giving space and supporting freedom in a relationship (34:22) 
  • Perfectionism and overcoming people-pleasing (44:10) 
  • Being okay with not getting what you want (49:07) 
  • How to break free from unhealthy patterns and behaviors (51:21) 
  • How to deal with FOMO (54:47)
  • The essentials for growth (1:05:44) 
  • Diego’s meditation practice (1:11:11)

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For more on Diego Perez you can follow him on Instagram @yung_pueblo, and through his website Get his book, Before: Clarity & Connection here

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Wishing you health and happiness,
Mark Hyman, MD
Mark Hyman, MD


Mark Hyman, MD

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