112 episodes

The Needy podcast is for humans with needs - particularly those who like to pretend that they don’t. The truth is that every human being has needs. Your needs are a fact and not a flaw. YOU have needs, your needs matter, and meeting them is your responsibility. Yet… you’ve likely been taught that pushing your needs to the back burner is the only way to get things done. The Needy Podcast is devoted to sharing frank conversations and true stories about how real humans meet their needs consistently, messily, and sustainably. Host Mara Glatzel is an intuitive coach ready to support you in cultivating radiant self-trust by honoring and advocating for your needs. Get more: www.theneedypodcast.com
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The Needy podcast is for humans with needs - particularly those who like to pretend that they don’t. The truth is that every human being has needs. Your needs are a fact and not a flaw. YOU have needs, your needs matter, and meeting them is your responsibility. Yet… you’ve likely been taught that pushing your needs to the back burner is the only way to get things done. The Needy Podcast is devoted to sharing frank conversations and true stories about how real humans meet their needs consistently, messily, and sustainably. Host Mara Glatzel is an intuitive coach ready to support you in cultivating radiant self-trust by honoring and advocating for your needs. Get more: www.theneedypodcast.com
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    Quitting All-Or-Nothing Thinking & Prioritizing Your Needs

    Quitting All-Or-Nothing Thinking & Prioritizing Your Needs

    The Needy podcast is back! A year since our last episode! HI!!
    Do you ever find yourself thinking “I’ll do that that thing I want when the world gets back to normal…” Or “I’ll finally create my book/podcast/business when my life isn’t so messy…” Or even “I’ll spend time with my spouse once our kids are out of the house…”?
    In today’s episode, I talk about how all-or-nothing thinking gets in the way of fulfilling our needs. I break down why postponing our dreams until the timing is right or the situation is better or the opportunity is perfect will never bring us the life we want. And I talk about how to begin doing what is doable, so you can have the life you want and need now, not when things are more convenience/easy/better/perfect.
    Tune in to hear more about…
    What all-or-nothing thinking is and how it harms usThe many ways we compartmentalize our lives and defer our desiresHow to quit “wouldn’t it be nice…” thought patternsHow to figure out what you need & do what’s doable today
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    • 40 min
    On Opting Out & Building Self-Trust with Cait Flanders

    On Opting Out & Building Self-Trust with Cait Flanders

    Making decisions that are right and true for ourselves can feel like a sticky, uncomfortable process. What does it actually look like to go through the emotional ups and downs of deciding to live life differently than anyone you know? Today’s guest, Cait Flanders, is here to share her experience. She is normalizing what it looks like to opt-out of traditional expectations and live a creative and intentional life. Cait Flanders is the author of Wall Street Journal bestseller, THE YEAR OF LESS. Described by Vogue as “a fascinating look into a living experiment that we can all learn from,” it has been translated into 10 languages, and sold more than 190,000 copies. Her new book, ADVENTURES IN OPTING OUT, is a field guide to opting out of expectations, changing paths, and leading a more intentional life. Powell’s Books says it, “offers a sturdy and flexible framework to navigate whatever path you are currently on.” In our conversation, Cait shares all about her experiences of opting out, growth and learning through experimentation, and working through the fear of trying something new. Whether you’re on the precipice of making a change or have walked this path many times before, Cait’s insightful stories will broaden your opting-out plans.
     

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    • 44 min
    2021 is Not Over Yet

    2021 is Not Over Yet

    Do you routinely set resolutions for yourself in January, only to completely lose track (and steam) by March? Does it feel like 2021 is FLYING BY and you've been considering waiting until 2022 to finally get down to creating the life you've been wanting for yourself? Do you keep pushing your care off to next week, hoping it will be better, but that time never seems to come? This episode is for you. Join me to dismantle the cycle that keeps your goals in limbo and your care relegated to the very last spot on your to-do list (if it appears there at all). Traditional resolution and goal setting doesn't include mechanisms that account for your humanity and daily needs. We are not taught how to make tandem commitments to ourselves rooted in WHAT WE NEED in order to make good on our promises. Instead, we are urged to push through and work harder -- only to get us stuck in deep bouts of burnout. Today's episode describes a different model for being in relationship with yourself and your desires, so that you are able to stop focusing on things that don't matter and start fueling your self-trust through consistent, inspired action. 
     

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    • 27 min
    Recovering from People Pleasing with Johannah Bogart

    Recovering from People Pleasing with Johannah Bogart

    As a recovering people-pleaser myself, I am so delighted to bring you my conversation with Johanna Bogart. Johannah is an internationally recognized coach for people pleasers, certified in trauma-informed care and by Erickson Coaching International. She studied sociology and comparative sexuality studies at the Ohio State University while managing projects for Amnesty International and Greenpeace. She’s worked as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist at a foster care agency in the Bronx and as an Advocate Counselor in Brooklyn. Her work offers a unique blend of practical tools, spiritual integration, and social justice framework so that you can unhook from everything that has power over you and live as a sovereign being. In today’s episode, Johanna shares all about navigating the world as a (recovering) people pleaser, the tension of both wanting to protect ourselves and wanting to be seen and known, and the power of claiming allegiance to yourself. We jam on about how people pleasing, perfectionism and codependency keep us small and from having our needs met -- even though (and especially) because they are valiant attempts to get our needs met in our relationships. Tune in to hear us explore what belonging to yourself can truly look and feel like and micro steps for becoming aligned with your truth.


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    • 49 min
    Fostering a Culture of Care with Tunja Morton

    Fostering a Culture of Care with Tunja Morton

    Today’s conversation with Tunja Morton is close to my heart. As someone who comes from a family of teachers, and after the pandemic year teachers endured and all they’ve made happen, I know intimately how needed Tunja’s work is. Tunja is a life coach for educators, but the core of her work is about deepening self-care for your own well-being and enjoyment of your life. For the past 25 years – Tunja Morton has been an educator. She is a Milken Award-winning National Board Certified Teacher, life coach, author, and advocate for school staff self-care and overall wellbeing. Tunja’s superpower is holding safe spaces for those who are ready to explore and express what they want their lives to look and feel like. She believes in giving yourself permission to live that life without apologizing or attempting to explain it. Tune in to hear more from Tunja about her daily practices for living her 2021 word of the year: Nourish, how to get started with your own joy list (especially if the thought of one sparks potential for disappointment), and ways in which prioritizing a “culture of care” in the workplace supports everyone.


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    • 43 min
    On Muscling Through & Reframing "Adulting"

    On Muscling Through & Reframing "Adulting"

    Do you believe that being an adult means muscling through, doing hard things, and putting your needs on the back burner? Have you been ignoring your body in the name of scratching just a few more things off of your to-do list? Today's episode is for you. One thing is clear, the concept of "adulting" needs colossal rebrand. Tune in to hear me dispel this myth once and for all and teach you how do show up for what matters to you most in a way that is sustainable and, dare I say, ENJOYABLE. 
    That's right. You can do the damn thing and ENJOY IT. Today's episode will show you how befriending yourself, honoring your personal energy rhythms and cycles, and tending to your perfectionistic expectations will support you in experiencing radically more pleasure and joy on a daily basis. (Yes, even when you are folding your millionth load of laundry or doing your taxes.)

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

Fridayis4SciFi ,

Delightful and refreshing

Like cold water on a hot day. We all have needs and Mara deftly and kindly shows how to dance with them. Celebration of the gloriously perfectly imperfect humans we all are. Thank you!

pond_witch ,

amazing

Love this show - Mara is real REAL and it's so refreshing.

Katie Kurtz ,

The coziest corner of the podcast realm

This podcast feels like the coziest corner of the podcast world. Each episode is an unraveling of permission slips to be our fully needy selves. Mara is an exceptional space holder who is able to weave together the practical and possible in a way that feels so nourishing and nurturing. By far one of my favorite go to listens!

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