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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LINKS REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE:
Why Work Life Balance Is a Myth
What’s Killing My Motivation
The Pressure to Love Your Job
Managing with the Brain in Mind
The Blackfoot Origins of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Simply Psychology – Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs
National Women’s History Museum – Sarah Moore Grimké
In Defense of Witches – The Legacy of the Witch Hunts and Why Women Are Still On Trial by Mona Chollet
The Myth of Normal by Gabor Mate
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