Nourish relationships and self-care

Empathy works. It always does.

List of universal, human needs

Nonviolent Communication, Marshall B. Rosenberg, 2015, p. 54-55

Autonomy

  • To choose one’s dreams, goals, values
  • To choose one’s plan for fulfilling one’s dreams, goals, values

Interdependence

  • Acceptance
  • Appreciation
  • Closeness
  • Community
  • Consideration
  • Contribution to the enrichment of life (to exercise one’s power by giving that which contributes to life)
  • Emotional safety
  • Empathy
  • Honesty (the empowering honesty that enables us to learn from our limitations)
  • Love
  • Reassurance
  • Respect
  • Support
  • Trust
  • Understanding
  • Warmth

Play

  • Fun
  • Laughter

Celebration

  • To celebrate the creation of life and dreams fulfilled
  • To celebrate losses: loved ones, dreams, etc. (mourning)

Spiritual Communion

  • Beauty
  • Harmony
  • Inspiration
  • Order
  • Peace

Integrity

  • Authenticity
  • Creativity
  • Meaning
  • Self-Worth

Physical Nurturance

  • Air
  • Food
  • Movement, exercise
  • Protection from life-threatening forms of life: viruses, bacteria, insects, predatory animals
  • Rest
  • Sexual expression
  • Shelter
  • Touch
  • Water