The Healthy Celiac Podcast

6 Human Needs for Celiac's

July 04, 2022 Belinda Whelan Season 1 Episode 65
The Healthy Celiac Podcast
6 Human Needs for Celiac's
Show Notes Transcript

Today I am sharing a spin on Tony Robbins 6 Human Needs.

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Speaker 1:

All right . Welcome back to this week's episode on today's show. I want to introduce you to the six human needs by Tony Robbins. And I wanna put my own little spin on them for us living with celiac disease. Now, Tony Robbins is a motivational speaker and an author, and he's just incredible. I absolutely love him and everything that he shares. I just think he's incredible. And when he introduced the six human needs, this is what he said. He said, every single person in this world has these same six needs, but each of us values these needs in different ways. And each of us have varied beliefs about what it means to satisfy those needs. And this is what becomes the driving force behind everything we do and determines the direction of our lives. Okay? So everyone needs to meet these six needs in either a positive, negative, or a neutral way. So no matter what you're doing, you need to have these six needs met in order to, I guess, be happy and fulfilled in life. So those six needs that he's talking about are certainty, uncertainty, significance, connection, and love, growth, and contribution. So we're gonna talk about each of those, and we're gonna see how we can apply that to ourselves as celiacs. Now, the first one, certain certainty. So humans need to feel certain, okay. It's just part of human nature. I guess we just need to know that certainty is part of our life. It's an assurance that you can avoid pain and gain pleasure. So as someone living with celiac disease, your certainty might be knowing that you live in a home that is safe for you. You're certain that when you get up in the morning and you prepare breakfast, that you are not gonna get sick, you're not gonna get glutened. So that for you could be part of your certainty, or it could be knowing that when you go to the shops, you're going to be able to find certain foods that are safe for you. You're going to have that assurance that you can fulfill your dietary needs every day . Okay. That could be part of your certainty. And then when it comes to uncertainty, humans need new stimuli and a change of environment. So uncertainty is going into the unknown and looking for change. So when we talk about this, this is where I feel that living with celiac disease, we need to branch out. We need to try different things. And that's where that uncertainty part can be fulfilled. So for me, I love exploring different restaurants and cafes. And for some people that can be scary and risky and they feel like it's not something that they wanna do, but when you do it and you get safe, delicious gluten free food, it is really rewarding. And it makes you feel on top of the world because it's part of that uncertainty of finding things that are different, unique, and trying different spaces and just, you know, exploring and doing things that you wouldn't otherwise normally be doing. So rather than just going to the same place all the time, it's branching out and finding those safe places to eat. If this sounds scary to you, then go back and listen to some of my other episodes where we talk about, you know, making sure that you're safe when you eat out gluten free , you know, when you're ordering your food, what to ask for those types of things, okay, there's a way of doing it safely and there's a way of doing it so that you can go out and explore and enjoy your life. So that's, that's just one example. The next one is significant. So humans need to feel special, unique, important, and needed to feel significant. So how could this apply for you perhaps just knowing that you have celiac disease makes you feel special, makes you feel unique. For some people, it might be a negative connotation for some people they might make. They might just simply feel that they are special and unique because they have celiac disease. So if that's you, that's wonderful. I, I find it that it , it does make me stand out a little bit when I meet new people or when I'm eating out and people haven't, you know, dined with me before it gives me something to talk about. It actually sparks a really incredible conversation. Sometimes it doesn't come up. Um, I went out for dinner a few weeks back with about 20 women that I didn't really know too well. There are a bunch of mums from my son's new school. Um, I got invited to go out for a dinner. It was at a local cafe that I know, and it's basically down the street from me. So it was walking distance. And I went along and no one even heard me order my meal . It didn't even come up in the conversation we had so much else to talk about, but if we didn't have stuff to talk about, I mean, come on 20 women, we we've find plenty to talk about, but if we didn't, it would've been a point of conversation. It would've been very easy to educate a couple of people around me about what celiac disease is, what I can and can't eat, what it , you know, what happens to me and things like that. So, you know, it can, it can be a good thing as well, so it can help with that significant side of things. Absolutely. All right . The next one is connection and love. So humans need a strong feeling of closeness with other human beings. And this is why we value relationships and friendships so much. This is huge for us with celiac disease. If you are one of the few people that has told me that you struggle in this area with loved ones, supporting you with your celiac disease diagnosis, then this, this could be a, a big part of what's missing for you. And I've talked about this in the past, where some people are never gonna change. They're never gonna support you. Whereas others need education. They need you to teach them why you need their support and why you need to feel supported with your celiac disease diagnosis and making sure that you've got safe food when you visit them and things like that. So if you haven't got that connection and that love, then I totally get that. That's a huge part missing from you. So it , it completely depends on the relationship as well. I do not understand how anyone could be in a loving relationship. So, you know, partner and that person not being supportive. I cannot understand that at all, that just doesn't make any sense to me. And that is something that I strongly strongly urge you to either get some counseling on or move away from that relationship, because that is not a healthy relationship at all. There's yeah, there's lots I could say about that. I know I have spoken about that in a couple of other episodes, but that's a big one. It's so, so important to get that from your partner. So yeah, that , that's something to work on for yourself if that's not currently happening. Whereas I think it's a little bit different when it's coming from, you know, people that don't live with you, it's a little bit easier to either educate them or pick and choose who you're spending your time with to get that connection. And that love from all right , the next one, number five is growth. So Tony Robbs said progress equals happiness. So humans need to grow and make progress, or they will become bored and tired of not making progress. I totally agree. I don't know what it is for you. We all have different areas of growth that is important. So, you know, it might be even just improving your health. It might be as simple as that as you've been given a celiac disease diagnosis, and now it's time to grow and learn and become healthier and heal your gut and focus on eating the right foods that suit your unique body. So it could be as simple as that. And the very last one is contributions. So humans grow so that they can give. So the secret to living is giving and the more that you contribute and help others, the better you actually feel. So for me, my biggest part of contribution

Speaker 2:

Is this podcast. This is my way of sharing what I know with a massive amount of people and doing it all for free. I don't earn an income from doing this. And so this is my way of giving back and sharing all of my knowledge and all of the things that I've done over the years to make my life better living with celiac disease. So, you know, you don't have to go out and start a podcast, of course, but it might be something simple, like having an Instagram account where you share little bits of advice for other people with celiac disease, but think of contribution in a way that you can give back. So how can you contribute, maybe it's as simple as sharing SIM information on your Instagram account about celiac disease. You know, when it comes to celiac awareness week or celiac awareness month, you might spend that time sharing more content than you normally would. You don't have to have a specific account that's to do with gluten free and celiac disease. It might just be contributing during those periods of time when more and more people are out there sharing their knowledge and making a difference and getting the message out there. So I really hope that these six human needs by Tony Robbs with a little celiac twist on the end has inspired you and helped you to see that there are these little aspects in our lives that we need to be fulfilled and to maybe branch out and to maybe do something different to what you had thought of beforehand, especially when it comes to the uncertainty. I really love it. When I hear that people have started to branch out and eat at different places and, and get a little, a little bit braver. So that's all I've got for you this week , and I hope you enjoyed this episode. It was a little bit fun, putting a little twist on Tony Robbins's human needs. So thank you so much for listening. And I look forward to talking with you again very soon. Take care. Bye.