Exploring Brain-Based Needs

by Larry K. BrendtroThe leading pioneer in research on developmental needs was Abraham Maslow (1908-1970). Ironically, as a youth, he was deprived of positive support from his own parents, peers, and teachers. His father Samuel escaped from an unhappy home in Russia by sailing alone to America when only fourteen. Becoming a barrel maker in[…]

The Search for Meaning in Life

by Larry K. Brendtro What man actually needs is not a tensionless state¬†but rather the striving and struggling for a worthy goal.[1]¬†~Victor Frankl As a small boy in Vienna, Viktor Frankl (1905-1997) dreamed of becoming a medical doctor. When a high school science teacher contended that humans were little more than chemicals under combustion, Viktor[…]