The 5 Levels of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

What motivates human behavior? Maslow's hierarchy of needs is one of the best-known theories of motivation. According to humanist psychologist Abraham Maslow, our actions are motivated in order to achieve certain needs. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Maslow first introduced his concept of a hierarchy of needs in his 1943 paper "A Theory of Human Motivation" and his subsequent book Motivation and... Read more


How to Make Your Goals Achievable The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.– Bill Copeland Do you ever feel like you're working hard but not getting anywhere? Maybe you see little improvement in your skills or achievements when you... Read more


What is Self-Esteem? Any discussion about how to build our self-worth must start with a definition of self-esteem. The two are, of course, related. Your self-esteem is undoubtedly influenced by your self-worth. However, they are not the same. Self-esteem is primarily built upon sources outside of yourself that you don’t actually control. Self-esteem encapsulates the thoughts and... Read more

Self-Sabotage: Why You Do It and How to Stop for Good

Self-sabotage can seem mysterious and complicated, but it doesn’t have to be.As a psychologist and therapist, it’s something I help my clients work through every day. In this guide, we’ll walk step-by-step through how to think about self-sabotaging behavior and what to do about it. You’ll learn: A simple definition of self-sabotageThe origins and causes... Read more