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Therapist DJ Watson on Breaking Out of Survival Mode

DJ Watson

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a way of saying: what do we need to be our best selves? It starts at the bottom with physiological needs, which are all the things you need to exist. Above that comes safety and then love, belonging, and esteem. At the top, there’s self-actualization. Basically, what Maslow is saying is if you’re not getting the stuff at the bottom, it’s really hard to be your best self.