How to Prioritize Your Needs (beyond Maslow)

How to Prioritize Your Needs in a supportive way means going beyond Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. People often reference this motivational theory when trying to understand behavior and choices. It’s popular because it creates a simple framework that makes sense in our hierarchical, over-individualized society. It’s problematic for the same reason, AND because it’s based in a highly biased study influenced by the colonial corruption of native wisdom. Additionally, modern neuroscience now provides evidence of the inaccuracies of this model. To create a healthier way of being in the world, we need a healthier approach to understanding and honoring our needs.

In this episode of Unlimited, I explore deconstructing Maslow’s Hierarchy and creating an intuitive approach for how to prioritize your needs.

Some of what we talk about in this episode includes:

  • Understanding Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
  • Neuroscience of belonging
  • Decolonizing self-actualization
  • Discerning your priorities

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