To Donate or Not To Donate? That Is the Question.

What do homeless people, sick children, and Sarah McLaughlin have in common? They all represent worthy causes that solicit donations from people like you  and me. It seems like you can’t pass a street corner without encountering a homeless person in need of help and you certainly can’t watch cable T.V. without Sarah’s voice and those insanely sad puppy dog eyes ripping your heart out. … Continue reading To Donate or Not To Donate? That Is the Question.

The Gay Hierarchy of Needs: Maslow Explains The Queer Experience – Part V

So the final installment in this series is going to focus on Maslow’s 5th level on the Hierarchy of Human Needs: Self-Actualization. I know. That one’s scary. The simplest way to describe self-actualization is focusing on becoming the best person that one can possibly strive for in the service of both their self and others. So basically  being your best self. Another way to say … Continue reading The Gay Hierarchy of Needs: Maslow Explains The Queer Experience – Part V

The Gay Hierarchy of Needs: Maslow Explains The Queer Experience – Part IV

Esteem. Seems like an easy word to understand, right? You hear it enough. Self-esteem, esteemed guests, and on and on. But what does esteem actually mean? Maslow described it as the feeling of being respected and valued by one’s self and others. He also made it the 4th level of his Hierarchy of Human Needs. So we’re going to break that down and see just … Continue reading The Gay Hierarchy of Needs: Maslow Explains The Queer Experience – Part IV

The Gay Hierarchy of Needs: Maslow Explains The Queer Experience – Part III

Where do you belong? Like really belong? Do you have a particular group of friends that you belong with? Or maybe a significant other that you belong with? Maybe it’s a church or civic group that you attend where you feel like you really belong. Regardless of where you belong, human beings long to belong. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs lists Love & Belonging as … Continue reading The Gay Hierarchy of Needs: Maslow Explains The Queer Experience – Part III