Episode 216: How To Ask For What You Need Without Apology (Reshare)

April 20, 2022

Women are often socialized to present as if they need nothing from the world. While the spirit of independence is inspiring, the reality is that as humans we do need things. It isn’t about weakness, it’s about humanity.

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Episode Overview

Women are often socialized to present as if they need nothing from the world. While the spirit of independence is inspiring, the reality is that as humans we do need things. It isn’t about weakness, it’s about humanity. Today, in a powerful reshared episode, Jen and Annie talk with clinical social worker Mel Bosna to explore human needs and why they matter.

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Key Points

  • Societal messages around women’s needs
  • How to identify your needs and how to advocate for them in a healthy way
  • The importance of role modeling self-care and asking for what you need

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Transcript

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