Basic needs: nourishment, warmth, loving attention and safety.

Nourishment is a vital basic need. Having to fight foor food is humiliating and beneath human dignity. The way your mother feeded you as a baby, determined if you felt content or not. Nourishment is not only about milk and other food for your body, but also about nourishment for your soul like being touched and caressed.  If you were mistreated or beaten as a child instead of lovingly held, you have become sincerely confused. A child can get so used to being beaten and decide that to feel pain is better than to not feel anything at all.

Being nourished also means being taken care of. Care for your bodily, mentally and your spiritually well being.