Your Family Village

How we can build our own modern extended family in a busy world.

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

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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.

 

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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 meaningful friendships. Get Val Hemminger's Free eBook: The Door Is Always Open 

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026 - Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak: Part 5 - Forgiveness

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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 Crushing Heartbreak ~ Part 2: Weaving Your Social Fabric

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

Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak ~ Part 4: Finding Fulfillment

The Journey Is Too Painful To Go Alone: Why I Recommend Counselling To My Divorce Clients

The Happiness Advantage - Shawn Achor

Ho’oponopono Forgiveness Practice

Master Sha’s Forgiveness Practice

 

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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 meaningful friendships. Get Val Hemminger's Free eBook: The Door Is Always Open 

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

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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 puts it into a strategic guide for anyone struggling to overcome the aching loneliness of divorce or separation.

 

Part 4: Finding Fulfillment talks about why it can be easy to fall into a well of sadness and loneliness, and the steps you can take to pull yourself back out (or to prevent it altogether!).

 

Links

Antidote To Crushing Heartache ~ Part 1: Hope & Understanding

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

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

The Journey Is Too Painful To Go Alone: Why I Recommend Counselling To My Divorce Clients

The Happiness Advantage - Shawn Achor

 

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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 meaningful friendships. Get Val Hemminger's Free eBook: The Door Is Always Open 

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

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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 puts it into a strategic guide for anyone struggling to overcome the aching loneliness of divorce or separation.

 

Part 3: Keeping Track Of What’s Important shares two key tools - a Gratitude Journal and a Connections Journal. Your Gratitude Journal, if you write in it every day, can create a feedback loop of positivity in your life! Your Connections Journal is your own daily inspiration to weave the rich social fabric that I talked about in Part 2.

 

Links

Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak ~ Part 1: Hope & Understanding

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

The Journey Is Too Painful To Go Alone: Why I Recommend Counselling To My Divorce Clients

The Happiness Advantage - Shawn Achor

 

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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 meaningful friendships. Get Val Hemminger's Free eBook: The Door Is Always Open 

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

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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 puts it into a strategic guide for anyone struggling to overcome the aching loneliness of divorce or separation.

 

Part 2: Weaving Your Social Fabric focuses on the importance of getting off social media, reconnecting with family and friends, and developing meaningful relationships with people who share your interests.

 

Links

Antidote To Crushing Heartache ~ Part 1: Hope & Understanding

The Journey Is Too Painful To Go Alone: Why I Recommend Counselling To My Divorce Clients

 

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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 meaningful friendships. Get Val Hemminger's Free eBook: The Door Is Always Open 

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

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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 puts it into a strategic guide for anyone struggling to overcome the aching loneliness of divorce or separation.

Part 1: Hope & Understanding helps to put into perspective why the pain is so intense, and shares the inspiring story of one client who suffered incredibly - and who now leads a rewarding and fulfilling life.

Links

Susan Pinker - The Village Effect https://www.susanpinker.com/

Why We Recommend Counselling To Our Divorce Clients - https://www.hemmingerlawgroup.com/divorce-and-counselling.html

 

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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 meaningful friendships. Get Val Hemminger's Free eBook: The Door Is Always Open 

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021 – How to Defend Against Crushing Stress

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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 protecting our personal space, so that we can remain present, happy, and healthy.

 “We may not have the power to control our world, but we do have the power to defend the good within it.” - Shawn Achor, author of Big Potential

 

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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 meaningful friendships. Get Val Hemminger's Free eBook: The Door Is Always Open 

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020 - What Now? Recreating Life After Divorce and Separation

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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.
 

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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 meaningful friendships. Get Val Hemminger's Free eBook: The Door Is Always Open 

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

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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!

 

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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 meaningful friendships. Get Val Hemminger's Free eBook: The Door Is Always Open 

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018 - Embrace Relying Upon Others

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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 together and having connections in life is important for each and every one of us.

Links:

Big Potential by Shawn Achor

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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 meaningful friendships. Get Val Hemminger's Free eBook: The Door Is Always Open 

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