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“I prefer people who I can trust to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to requests in a way that is in integrity with how they feel and what they need. I endeavor to be that way myself, too.” – Mara Glatzel


Today’s guest is Mara Glatzel, MSW, author of the brand new book, Needy: How To Advocate For Your Needs and Claim Your Sovereignty. Needy is a powerful and tender guide to help us grow from self-abandonment to self-partnership, radical self-care, and self-advocacy. 

I had so much fun doing a deep dive into self-care, self-abandonment, and self-advocacy with Mara. Everything she says is so on-point. I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did.


  • 2:15 Mara’s experience writing Needy, her first book
  • 3:50 Our complicated relationship with “neediness”
  • 5:40 The importance of self-partnership to stop self-abandoning and people-pleasing
  • 11:30 Why it’s critical to tend to your own needs to fuel everything else
  • 17:10 How having clean boundaries creates trust
  • 20:20 Why are we so uncomfortable with our neediness?
  • 24:20 Taking responsibility for your needs and desires
  • 26:00 Nuances of self-care
  • 32:40 Mara’s most challenging boundary struggle

Connect with Mara Glatzel:

Mara Glatzel, MSW (she/her) is an intuitive coach, writer, and podcast host who helps humans stop abandoning themselves and start reclaiming their humanity through embracing their needs and honoring their natural energy rhythms. Her superpower is saying what you need to hear when you need to hear it, and she is here to help you believe in yourself as much as she believes in you.


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