Provision #609: Honesty Needs

Laser Provision What do you think of when you think of honest self-expression? Do you think of telling people exactly what you think? Do you think of telling people what you want them to do? These forms of communication may sound honest, but they often skirt and confuse the real issues. Our needs for honesty […]

Provision #608: Empathy Needs

Laser Provision Our first experience of community, mother and child, is given not chosen. As time goes on, however, we have many opportunities to associate with others and to meet our needs for interdependence. No one goes it alone, even those who think of themselves as “self-made”. That’s always a misnomer. We depend upon others […]

Provision #607: Community Needs

Laser Provision Our first experience of community, mother and child, is given not chosen. As time goes on, however, we have many opportunities to associate with others and to meet our needs for interdependence. No one goes it alone, even those who think of themselves as “self-made”. That’s always a misnomer. We depend upon others […]

Provision #606: Work Needs

Laser Provision I’m not sure who said it first, but we’ve all probably heard the saying, “Find a job that you love to do and you’ll never work another day in your life.” Although I would quibble with that definition of work, the point is well taken. Life takes work, so we may as well […]

Provision #605: Safety Needs

Laser Provision Ever hear of “comfort food”? Of course you have! In fact, most readers know exactly which foods do it for them. What about “comfort beads” and “comfort companions”? Here, too, most people know their favorite practices and partners when they’re looking for reassurance, protection, and support. What about “comfort conditions”? We may take […]