By Mara Glatzel

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You have needs. Your needs matter. Meeting your needs is your responsibility. And 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 who supports women in cultivating radiant self-trust by identifying, honoring, and advocating for their needs. The Needy podcast is for humans with needs - particularly those who like to pretend that they don’t. Get more:

Episode Date
Are You Worth It?

We encounter questions about our worth whenever we are thinking about investing time, money, or energy into ourselves. We wonder, "Is the experience going to be worth our investment?" The subtle question underneath this question is, "Am I worth the investment?" Today's podcast episode explores investment, possibility, and disappointment as I explore how to make decision about your own care that feel really (really) good.

Sep 18, 2018
On Tending with Carrie Cox & Tanya Levy

Today’s very special episode features two brilliant women I have been honored to work with over the past couple of years, Tanya Levy and Carrie Cox. During the interview, Tanya and Carrie share fantastic examples and real life anecdotes of how they care for themselves as they navigate their daily lives. From motherhood to boundary setting to honoring the creative process, this conversation highlights the transformation, ease, and messiness that happens when you begin prioritizing your own care and making space for yourself in your life.

Sep 11, 2018
On Receiving

We pour a lot of energy into identifying and asking for what we want and need,  but what happens when you have the opportunity to receive what you’ve asked for? I’ve found that this can be a sneaky and unexpected minefield for women as they learn to prioritize their needs. Today’s episode is devoted to the practice of learning how to receive the things that you ask for – including how to navigate potential pitfalls before they occur.

Sep 05, 2018
Making Meaning: Motherhood & Self-care with Alisha Sommer

Today's episode features freelance writer and photographer, Alisha Sommer. Our conversation focuses on the three essential questions she has been asking herself: How am I making meaning? How am I in relationship with my community? How am I in relationship with myself? Something that I admire about Alisha is her beautiful capacity for seeing the ordinary in extraordinary ways. Tune in to hear her powerful answers and a conversation about creativity, motherhood, and carving out space for herself in her daily life. 

Aug 28, 2018
What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do

As the Summer season fumbles through her bajillion retrogrades and eclipses, it seems that everyone I know is struggling through experiences of transition and transformation. Today's episode is dedicated to how to tend to yourself through big feelings and big personal changes. Tune in to hear me talk about my favorite tools you can use to support yourself right this second - even if you feel overwhelmed, stressed, or unsure of what you need. 

Aug 21, 2018
Fat Positivity & Joy as Self-Care with Virgie Tovar

Virgie Tovar is an author, activist, and one of the nation's leading experts on fat discrimination and body image. In today's episode, she reminds us that joy and fun do not have a weight limit. Her powerful words encourage us to care deeply for the bodies that we have right now, including unlearning many of the harmful messages that we have received about our worth as they relate to our size. I am so grateful to her for generously sharing stories from her journey to self-acceptance with us. 

Aug 14, 2018
Honoring Your Inconvenient Needs

Raise your hand if you've ever judged your needs or seen them as incredibly inconvenient. (Me too.) You aren't alone. The truth is, our needs can be messy. WE can be messy. Today's episode explores the reality that we are deserving of our needs and having our needs met no matter how we might feel about ourselves in any given moment.

Tending to yourself is the practice of being in relationship with your needs, so that you can show up for your life each and every day as whole and well-nourished as possible. This relationship is not a distraction from your life purpose. It is the energetic underpinning to your life purpose. 

Aug 06, 2018
Saying No to Say YES to Yourself with Michelle Ward

Today's episode features Michelle Ward, the When I Grow Up Coach! One of the things that I have always adored about her is how direct she is with her advice. Michelle reminds us that we may need to say no to in order to say YES to ourselves and to our dreams in a way that feels both encouraging and spectacularly doable.Michelle shares about how her self-care has evolved through creating her business, getting married, adopting her daughter, and surviving breast cancer, twice.  

Jul 31, 2018
Getting to Work

Recently a listener asked, "How do you keep moving forward in your business when your heart is breaking, your life is chaos, you feel like a fraud and failure, and you just want to quit?" Whooboy. Yep. I've been there! Today's episode is about how you can support yourself in doing your best work through thick and thin.Tune in to hear me explore shoring up your foundation of self-care, tending to yourself by managing your expectations, and disentangling ideas of readiness and perfection.

Jul 24, 2018
Race, Sex & Money with Dyana Valentine & Mara Glatzel

Dyana Valentine is an oracle whose work is powerful, agitating, and deep. Over the time that I have known her, I have been inspired again and again by the dedication that she pours into her work and the people it is of service to. As a surprise twist in today's episode, Dyana interviews me, host Mara Glatzel, about race, sex, and money.

Jul 17, 2018
Paving the Portal with Dyana Valentine

Dyana Valentine is an oracle whose work is powerful, agitating, and deep. Over the time that I have known her, I have been inspired again and again by the dedication that she pours into her work and the people it is of service to. In today's episode I interview Dyana about belonging, navel gazing, honoring the indicators that have paved the portal for this iteration of her work, and meeting her needs for racial justice.

Jul 17, 2018
Enough is Enough

How you determine when you've done enough? Are you waiting for the faceless nameless chorus in your head to tell you that you are allowed to rest? Are you waiting for your partner or your boss to validate your efforts? Today's episode is about reclaiming your power in determining for YOURSELF when enough is enough, so that you can stop running yourself ragged and start using your time more intentionally. Tune in to hear my best tools for reminding myself that I am enough and planning my schedule accordingly. 

Jul 10, 2018
Getting Out of Your Head & Into Your Body With Elizabeth DiAlto

Today's episode features the creator and brilliant heart behind Wild Soul Movement, Elizabeth DiAlto. 

During our time together Elizabeth shares her best self-care tools for connecting with yourself in a space beyond judgment, comparison, and self-punishment. From morning rituals to daily energy cleanses that help highly sensitive humans cultivate resiliency, this episode will resource you with tangible techniques for taking stellar care of yourself.

Jul 03, 2018
Listening to Your Inner Voice

Tending to your needs requires knowing what you need to begin with, but so many of us are moving through our lives without feeling connected with ourselves. Today's podcast explores the many ways that you can begin fostering a deeper, more confident relationship with yourself each day. By meeting your body's needs consistently and creating boundaries with technology, you are able to find YOUR voice beneath the many (many) voices vying for your attention each day. Ask yourself: What makes me feel seen and heard? Do that. Start there. 

Jun 26, 2018
Making Self-Care Accessible with Rosie Molinary

Rosie Molinary is a radical self-acceptance champion. She is the author of Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self Acceptance and Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina.

I have been inspired by Rosie’s work for over ten years and I am incredibly excited to share her brilliance with all of you. In today’s episode Rosie shares how our relationship with ourselves can get in the way of us living our purpose – and how to course correct this by creating self-care rooted in giving ourselves what we need.

Rosie urges us to ask ourselves: "What do I need right now that I can provide for myself?"

Jun 19, 2018
How to Rebuild Self-Trust

Self-trust is an essential element to a building a life that you feel grounded and safe in. This episode teaches you how to rebuild self-trust through consistent, terrifically imperfect action. You don't have to do everything "right" in order to know that you have your own back, because your relationship with yourself requires presence not perfection. Listen in to hear me turn conventional self-help advice on its head to help you create a more trustworthy relationship with yourself right this second.  

Jun 12, 2018
Accepting the Body You Have Now with Anna Guest-Jelley

Anna Guest-Jelley is the founder of Curvy Yoga, an online yoga studio and teacher training center that helps people of all shapes and sizes find true acceptance and freedom, both on and off the mat. In today’s episode Anna touches upon so many of my favorite topics – including how accepting our bodies is not in fact the death sentence so many of us worry that it might be, but instead is a pathway towards greater levels of growth grounded in self-love. I have been lucky to have known Anna since the very inception of Curvy Yoga, and I never cease to be inspired by her gentle, kind, and deeply powerful approach to accepting the body that you are in right now.



Jun 05, 2018
On Being Needy: Lisa Lewis Interviews Mara Glatzel

The more that I take ownership of meeting my own needs, the less "needy" I am for external validation or for someone else to swoop in and save me from myself. 

In today's episode, career change coach Lisa Lewis turns the tables by interviewing me about my relationship with my needs, reclaiming the concept of what it means to be "needy," and the personal power generated when we take responsibility for caring for ourselves as if we are deserving of our care. 

May 29, 2018
You Are Not (Just) A Complicated Houseplant

Perhaps you've seen some variation of the meme telling you to get some water, food, and sunlight, because you are little more than a complicated plant. And, one one hand that concept is totally spot on, but on the other... you, being delightfully human, require more than water, food, and sunlight in order to feel TRULY fulfilled and nourished.

In today's episode, I explore what a need actually is, how you can figure out what you need, and where to focus your self-care right this second. 

May 22, 2018
Motherhood & Self-care with Graeme Seabrook

In today's episode I am joined by motherhood life coaching Graeme Seabrook. I love the way that Graeme is dedicated to helping mothers reclaim their humanity. She does this work because she believes we are living in a global culture that treats mothers as if we are inhuman, and expects us to be superhuman.

Graeme’s work is founded in the belief that you need to be the priority of your own life in order to thrive. Following a traumatizing birth experience and postpartum depression, anxiety and PTSD, Graeme began a healing journey as a mother and a woman. Graeme's unapologetic take on self-care is refreshing, tangible, and deeply restorative, and I'm so excited to share her brilliance with all of you.


May 15, 2018
Real Self-Care & The Bigger Pitcher

If only you could just be less needy, everything would be great. You would be more productive and everyone would love you. You would fit in so much more easily…. Right? In this inaugural episode, I introduce myself, the intention behind creating Needy, and dispel a few crucial myths you’ve been told about self-help and self-care.

May 08, 2018