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Lawyer Val Hemminger shares the values she learned from being raised by the Hemminger family, helping to make the world a better place by sharing her parents' legacy.

Lawyer Val Hemminger shares the values she learned from being raised by the Hemminger family, helping to make the world a better place by sharing her parents' legacy.
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Canada

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Lawyer Val Hemminger shares the values she learned from being raised by the Hemminger family, helping to make the world a better place by sharing her parents' legacy.

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English


Episodes

032 - Making Ourselves Happier By Being In Service To Others

7/18/2018
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What most Buddhists believe, and a lot of people on a spiritual path believe, is that we are meant to be in service. Whether it’s to be in service to one another, or to create, we’re here to make the world a better place and make other people’s lives better. ************ Val Hemminger is a mother, lawyer, and person who loves to connect with other humans. For a daily dose of Your Family Village you can follow her on valhemminger.com and on the Your Family Village Facebook page. Connect...

Duration:00:07:42

031 - How to Create Your Extended Family When You Don’t Always Like People: Enter the Dog

7/16/2018
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While having a dog is a huge commitment and may not be for everyone, for those of us who have the time and structure in our lives, a dog is just the kind of “person” who can fill our hearts to full. ************ Val Hemminger is a mother, lawyer, and person who loves to connect with other humans. For a daily dose of Your Family Village you can follow her on valhemminger.com and on the Your Family Village Facebook page. Connect with those you live with and love, create and develop more...

Duration:00:03:38

030 - How to Directly Touch Someone, Right in the Heart: Texting with Paper

7/4/2018
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So many of us are too busy trying to keep up with all the demands of life. We sometimes forget how easy it can be to reach out. I was reminded recently of a profound way that we can reach out to people that we care about: the old-fashioned, hand-written note. The great thing about sending a note the old-fashioned way is that the sentiment is just as valuable as what’s written inside. Listen to today’s podcast for inspiration, and a sweet story about how my step-daughter recently made my...

Duration:00:04:05

10 Easy Ways To Connect When You Feel Disconnected and Overwhelmed: #1 Puzzling

6/25/2018
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Last week I shared my top-10 Easy Ways To Connect When You’re Feeling Disconnected And Overwhelmed. Today, I talk about what I love so much about puzzles! 10 Easy Ways To Connect When You’re Feeling Disconnected And Overwhelmed 1. Do a Puzzle 2. Play Cards 3. Grab a Cuppa 4. Make Food With Someone You Care About 5. Throw a Potluck 6. Host an Awesome Soup Saturday 7. Craft! 8. Bake 9. Go For a Picnic 10. Go For A Walk ************ Val Hemminger is a mother, lawyer, and person...

Duration:00:02:50

029 - 10 Easy Ways To Spend Time With Others When You’re Feeling Disconnected and Overwhelmed

6/20/2018
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Most of us want to spend more time with the people we care about. And a lot of us are wondering where we’ll find the time to do it. In this podcast, I share my top-10 list of not-so-big-steps that we can take to stave off lonely, create relationships, and in general, grow our own happiness! These ideas are specifically for busy, tired people who want more human connections in their lives. Links: Susan Pinker TED Talk: The Secret To Living Longer May Be In Your Social...

Duration:00:10:18

026 - Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak: Part 5 - Forgiveness

5/15/2018
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This five-part series, called The Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak, captures the wisdom of my divorce clients and puts it into a strategic guide for anyone struggling to overcome the aching loneliness of divorce or separation.

Duration:00:07:09

025 - Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak: Part 4 - Finding Fulfillment

5/8/2018
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Many of us have been through a devastating breakup. Whether it was a long-term relationship or a marriage, there is nothing more painful than the loneliness of crushing heartbreak. But, in my 20 years working as a divorce lawyer, I’ve witnessed some incredible transformations; clients who not too long ago wandered into my office in a daze of devastation now live vibrant, happy lives.

Duration:00:06:18

024 - Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak: Part 3 ~ Keeping Track Of What’s Important

5/1/2018
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Many of us have been through a devastating breakup. Whether it was a long-term relationship or a marriage, there is nothing more painful than the loneliness of crushing heartbreak. But, in my 20 years working as a divorce lawyer, I’ve witnessed some incredible transformations; clients who not too long ago wandered into my office in a daze of devastation now live vibrant, happy lives.

Duration:00:09:36

023 - Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak: Part 2

4/24/2018
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Many of us have been through a devastating breakup. Whether it was a long-term relationship or a marriage, there is nothing more painful than the loneliness of crushing heartbreak. But, in my 20 years working as a divorce lawyer, I’ve witnessed some incredible transformations; clients who not too long ago wandered into my office in a daze of devastation now live vibrant, happy lives.

Duration:00:05:44

021 – How to Defend Against Crushing Stress

3/14/2018
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Contrary to what a lot of people say, anger, fear, and sadness are all a necessary part of life. Problems with these emotions arise when our fear causes us to become paralyzed, our anger to rage, or our sadness tips us into despair. This is what can happen when we become overwhelmed by stress. Our reaction to stress can make it hard for us to be present with our loved ones, with our kids, our spouses and our friends. This week’s episode is all about building a moat around our ourselves...

Duration:00:10:46

020 - What Now?

3/7/2018
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Recreating Life After Divorce and Separation Val is a divorce lawyer whose clients are often people who find themselves at a place in their life that they didn’t expect to be. In today’s episode she shares inspiring insight and words of encouragement for anyone going through divorce or separation. Val Hemminger is a mother, lawyer, and person who loves to connect with other humans. For a daily dose of Your Family Village you can follow her on valhemminger.com and on Facebook.

Duration:00:08:59

018 - Embrace Relying Upon Others

2/20/2018
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We need interconnectedness to thrive and do well in life. When Val once had a Tarot reading, she was told that her success and happiness in life would depend on her working with others and giving to others. At the time, Val felt a sense of shame or embarrassment that she would need to have help from others. We have a culture that teaches us to be independent, but this may not be the best thing for us. Val now realizes now that it’s nothing to be ashamed of, it’s what we all need....

Duration:00:07:43

017 - Create Your Own Extended Family as a Single Parent

2/13/2018
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Life doesn’t always go as planned. Candy is a superstar legal assistant at Hemminger Law Group Westshore who unexpectedly became a single parent. Despite having a partner and a plan when she became pregnant, the partner left Candy to have the child as a single parent, pulling the carpet out from under her. While this was devastating and brought a wave of challenges, it hasn’t stopped Candy from doing what’s needed to create a rich and satisfying life for both her and her...

Duration:00:22:08

016 - Creating Happy The European Way

2/6/2018
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“The greatest ingredient for human happiness is being with other people.” Gezelligheid is a Dutch word that relates to the heart. It encompasses the heart of Dutch culture. Val is currently visiting Haarlem in the Netherlands and experiencing Gezelligheid first-hand. It’s the effort people make to make others feel comfy, cozy and wanting to stay. It’s a lot like Hygge, but more social. The concept is more about a feeling, rather than words to describe it. In this episode, Val talks about...

Duration:00:08:19

015 - The Hygge Life: How To Create A Family

1/31/2018
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In the last episode, you heard about the concept of Hygge. Hygge originates in Denmark, and relates to being cozy, connected, and to paying attention to the little comforts life has to offer. Today, we explore the idea further, specifically how you can use Hygge to create community and family connections that will help you thrive. Hygge helps us provide a cultural framework, or canvas, upon which we can develop the Hygge personal experiences. Danes don’t expect Hygge to come to...

Duration:00:10:14

014 - Creating the Hygge Life

1/23/2018
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What do comfy sweaters, candles, book clubs, and fall camping? If you can’t quite put your finger on the word, maybe it’s because you’ve never heard it before! The answer is Hygge. Hygge is the Scandinavian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment. It has become a defining characteristic of Danish culture. Since the Danes remain some of the happiest people in the world, it’s worth taking a look at Hygge, which is thought to be one...

Duration:00:11:46

012 - The Nuclear Family Sucks… And What We Can Do About it

11/28/2017
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Does the “ideal” nuclear family really work? It makes us vulnerable. If we only have like two or three people to live with, confide in, share things with, what happens if we divorce? What happens if our kids leave home? What happens if our spouse dies? How many people do you know who spoke about growing up in their nuclear family as a wonderful experience? How many people do you know who speak of their growing up experiences within their families as traumatic, or sad, or lonely? One of the...

Duration:00:20:27