From the category archives:


What is Self-Actualization?

January 19, 2015

We have all heard the term self-actualization, but what exactly is it and what would it be like to be self-actualized? In the early fifties the famous psychologist Abraham Maslow realized that he knew a few people who functioned from a much more advanced level of functioning than everyone else he knew. So he decided […]

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Maslow – Self-Actualization – Peak Experiences

February 6, 2012

I just finished reading a book entitled Seeing More Colors by Michael S. Lewis, M.D.  This book was given to me by a friend and I shall always cherish it.  Michael Lewis is a truly exceptional photographer.  He has traveled seven continents and brings outstanding pictures of his travels, along with much wisdom which was […]

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How Do We Develop Self-Actualization as Described by Abraham Maslow

July 12, 2010

I received a comment from someone who read my newsletter, challenging my statement that releasing stress is the path to self-actualization. We all have the potential to be self-actualized, and what blocks our ability to know that is the stress that gets built up in our nervous systems.  The nervous system is the communication system […]

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Abraham Maslow and Success

May 31, 2010

Have you ever wondered why some people struggle constantly, while others rapidly move from one to success to another? When I was in college I had that same question.  I was studying business management and I really wanted to know the answer to that question.  I thought it must have something to do with our […]

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January 25, 2010

At one of our courses I overheard one participant say to another, “I know Bobbie wants us to become self-actualized, but I just want to make my life better”.  I chimed in and said, “How much better do you want your life to be?”  Then I explained that we all start from wherever we are […]

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Abraham Maslow and Self-Actualization

November 23, 2009

Many years ago Abraham Maslow discovered that there were a few people that functioned in a totally different way than the rest of us.  He studied these people and found that they were the healthiest people in our society, they were also the happiest.  Most of them were highly accomplished.  Maslow said these people were […]

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