Abraham Maslow

To eradicate a global epidemic, one must first try to understand it. Even while it may seem an impossible task, when it comes
I am a baby boomer, so Anaïs Nin has been a huge influence on my development both as a writer and as a woman.
Maslow said, "If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." The Trump corollary is, "If you're a bully, you tend to see every encounter as an opportunity to bully."
We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.
Most definitions of integrity involve words like honesty and principle, probity and candor ... in other words, truthfulness. And yet the original root comes from the Latin word integer (a word that might give some of us a grade school math flashback) meaning wholeness.
But contentment does require intentional choice and directed effort. Here are five steps that anyone can take toward that goal.
Every human has both sets of forces within him. One set clings to safety and defensiveness out of fear, tending to regress
9) They share deep relationships with a few, but also feel identification and affection towards the entire human race. "Self
In just two words of five syllables, medieval man brewed a bitter antidote to all from melancholy and regret to hubris and ostentation: memento mori.
What accounts for the varied approaches individuals use in business, careers, and their own aspirations? In Part One of this piece, I described what one psychologist teaches us about individuals and their motivation to meet their various needs--and how this helps explain behavior and solve problems.
Understanding what motivates people's decisions and how people can find success is one of the keys to building a successful community.
For Tim and most of us, the process of leaving home is only two steps away: 1. Listen, so you recognize the quiet calling that never goes away, and 2. Scare the hell out of yourself by taking an action that moves you beyond the melancholy of the familiar.
Of all the subjects covered, none is more harrowing than the story of Melissa Moody, a former debutante and beauty queen who was run over by truck in 1992, resulting in the permanent disfigurement of her face.
Like any prejudice, our perceptions about what it means to be physically challenged are filled with beliefs and interpretations that begin in our own minds. If you understand how this works it's a lot easier to move beyond any self-limiting illusions and judgments we might have, and go forward to live successfully with your illness, injury, or attitude towards the aging process.
In a recent tweet, Mary Murray of NBC News wrote, "Every [deported] Honduran mom we spoke to today said they will try again
At this stage in our lives we know what brings us joy, what turns us on, and what turns us off. Most of us have had enough sexual encounters to be in touch with ourselves and our sexuality.
What freedoms? Well... your freedom to remain poor -- and get sick and not afford health care. Your freedom to remain in the rat race of pursuing the American dream with a questionable chance of actualizing it.
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIf we can learn to harness flow in our own lives, then it's not just superman. It's the rise of everyone.