A Theory of Human Motivation A. H. Maslow (1943) Originally Published in Psychological Review, 50, 370-396.

In a previous paper (13) various propositions were presented which would have to be included in any theory of human motivation that could lay claim to being definitive. These conclusions may be briefly summarized as follows: 1. The integrated wholeness of the organism must be one of the foundation stones of motivation theory. 2. The … Read more A Theory of Human Motivation A. H. Maslow (1943) Originally Published in Psychological Review, 50, 370-396.

Love is…

“Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.” “Love isn’t something natural. Rather it requires discipline, concentration, patience, faith, and the overcoming of narcissism. It isn’t a feeling, it is a practice.” – Erich Fromm

Window of Tolerance:

Window of tolerance is a term used to describe the zone of arousal in which a person is able to function most effectively. When people are within this zone, they are typically able to readily receive, process, and integrate information and otherwise respond to the demands of everyday life without much difficulty. This optimal window … Read more Window of Tolerance:

Why would I want to go and talk to a complete stranger about my issues and my life?

Why would I want to go and talk to a complete stranger about my issues and my life?

This was a question a friend posed to me when I suggested she might find it useful to discuss her relationship problems with a professional. On reflection, the idea of sitting opposite somebody I’d never met before and laying my life bare naked, exposed and raw was kind of scary. Would I be too much? … Read more Why would I want to go and talk to a complete stranger about my issues and my life?