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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


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036 - Why Being (Almost) Broke Can be the Best Thing Ever for Creating Happiness and Human Connection

9/26/2018
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You’ve heard me say this before: human beings are social creatures. We’re happier when we have meaningful relationships. We’re happier when we hang out with people. We’re happier if we go to a concert and sit beside someone. When I purchased my house eighteen years ago, I was pretty limited on cash. I rented out my spare room and even my dining room. That was the only way that I could make it work. It was a total struggle. Months after I bought the house, I met my husband and fell head over...

Duration:00:11:30

035 - How To Help Put Divorce Lawyers Out of Work

9/25/2018
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I was adopted. I came as a foster child to the Hemminger family, and my luck had it that they decided to keep me. It was because of the fluid definition that my parents had of “family” that opened their hearts enough to raise more than one child that, biologically, wasn’t theirs. That fluid definition is something that my siblings and I have carried forward in our own lives. Today, I want to talk about what we as a culture can do to put divorce lawyers out of work. By the way, I’m a divorce...

Duration:00:10:32

034 - Another Simple Way You Can Build Happiness

9/24/2018
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If you’ve listened to much of my material before, you’ll know that what I talk about a lot is our ancestors and how humans biochemically change when we spend time with other humans. Sometimes, I get so busy that I forget to connect with the people I live with. I find that I’m too tired or overwhelmed. I love my iPhone just as much, if not more, than the next guy. The digital world and the progress that we have made as human beings is so good. But the thing is, our ancestors did a lot of...

Duration:00:06:07

033 - Moving Forward with Life Anyways

9/23/2018
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Moving Forward with Life Anyways, Even when we forgot to get skinny, be financially successful, or become amazingly interesting. For many of us who are getting to be middle-aged, or older than that, our kids don’t need us like they used to. When I look at my family environment, I realize that over the years when I’ve come home from work, it’s been so easy to just binge on Netflix or get on Facebook rather than connecting with my child or spouse. Even though we’re more digitally connected...

Duration:00:10:37

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 - Grow Your Extended Family With Unconditional Love: Adopt A 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 who...

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

028 - How to Make a Dinner Party for Tired, Hungry, Busy People

5/30/2018
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Nothing makes me happier than our home with people in it. It's all about the sound of laughter and conversation, with the chaos of kids and dogs playing somewhere in the background. It fills my heart. Hosting a potluck is my favourite go-to when I need to reconnect and I'm too busy or overwhelmed with life to organize a formal dinner party. Listen to this week's podcast is all about where the word "potluck" came from, and shares ideas on how to throw one without adding to your busy...

Duration:00:05:41

027 - Getting Our Friends to Hang Out Longer: The Uber Comfy Whistler Bench

5/23/2018
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In this week's video I share how a relatively small construction project in our kitchen has radically changed how much time my friends and family want to hang out at my house. If you’ve been following my channel, then you already know what I believe - and studies show - about how important it is to spend time with the people we love. ************ 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...

Duration:00:05:38

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. Part 5: Forgiveness talks about how adopting a Forgiveness Practice can help you to find the answers - and the power - within yourself to rebuild a life of happiness and fulfillment. Links Antidote To Crushing Heartache ~ Part 1: Hope & Understanding Antidote To...

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. This five-part series, called The Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak, captures the wisdom of my clients and...

Duration:00:06:19

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. This five-part series, called The Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak, captures the wisdom of my clients and...

Duration:00:09:36

023 - Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak: Part 2 ~ Weaving Your Social Fabric

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. This five-part series, called The Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak, captures the wisdom of my clients and...

Duration:00:05:44

022 - Antidote to Crushing Heartbreak: Part 1 ~ Hope & Understanding

4/19/2018
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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. This five-part series, called The Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak, captures the wisdom of my clients and...

Duration:00:17:21

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 and...

Duration:00:10:46

020 - What Now? Recreating Life After Divorce and Separation

3/7/2018
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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 the Your Family Village Facebook page. Connect...

Duration:00:08:59

019 - When Life Feels Hopeless - How You Can Be A Cultural Ambassador to Help

2/28/2018
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In today's world it can be hard to not get wrapped up in the negativity. It seems to come at us from all angles - at work, in the news, and even in the TV shows that we watch. This podcast is all about taking responsibility to maintain our own positive energy, and then sharing that positive energy to uplift those around us! ************ 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...

Duration:00:10:08

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. Working...

Duration:00:07:43