Values Based Resources
Values Based Parenting: Creating Meaningful Relationships with our Children
Written by Kristina Morris, Social Media Coordinator for Values Based Living Parenthood is probably the most challenging yet fulfilling adventure that a person can take on. We get the opportunity to shape a human and watch them flourish as they get older, all while...
Values and Conflict: The Case of the Bigger Cookie
Everytime you experience a conflict, it is a direct result of an important value being frustrated. I can be frustrated by a situation, a person, or by you. But there is no doubt about it: conflict = frustrated value. Every. Single. Time. The simplest example of this...
Does Knowing Your Values make you a Good Person?
Guest Blog by Gavin MccLenaghan Does knowing your values make you a good person? Short answer: No. Knowing your values means knowing what makes you a unique human being. What scenarios in the physical world give you positive and negative emotional reactions....
Top 5 Challenges in Getting to Know Your Values
(podcast episode on this topic) 1. Emotional Connection: It can be very difficult to connect to your emotions and we know that emotions are a pathway to values. Tangible tip: Develop your emotional vocabulary, and practice using emotion words. Mindset: Seeing...
How to Stay with What’s Important this Holiday Season
Christmas. Hanukkah. Kwanzaa. Black Friday. Boxing day. New Year’s Day. Whether they’re based in religious ritual or capitalist norms (or both), traditions are very interesting because they come from the collective. We probably didn’t consciously opt in to these...
The Value of Values
Values reflect the seat of the unconscious mind. Values Based Living (VBL) teaches you to honour your values as pathways into discovering motivations that drive you at the unconscious level. VBL’s step-by-step processes guide you into the deep to find self- compassion and understanding. You re-emerge with new depths of knowledge about who you are and what you stand for. You will better understand why you do the things you do, and why you make the choices you make.
Forget Coffee, Try Values
15 years ago I moved out of my hometown to the ‘big city’ to start university. Exciting right? I would have said yes at the time.
It began well enough, but by the end of my degree I was holding on by my fingernails. I quickly became exhausted and started cutting corners just to ‘get through’ my remaining years there. I’d do the minimum amount of studying needed to get a passing grade, and I opted out of all ‘optional’ learning opportunities. By the end of my degree I knew that the career path I had chosen (speech pathology) was definitely not for me.
3 Reasons You Might Need a Coach
When you wake up in the morning how do you usually feel?
Excited? Anxious? Numb? Something else?
If you can believe it, some people wake up most mornings and feel a surge of gratitude because they get to live the life they do. I think we’d all agree this is rare.
Why Resetting My Values Means Taking More Baths
I used to hate baths. My whole adult life I knew I didn’t like taking baths, and anytime the topic of bathing came up and I was asked about it I would say, “It’s like lying in my own filth. Gross.” Over the years I would experiment with baths and say I wonder if I...
Shadow Values, Explained
We have found that the best way to discover shadow values is to track 3 things: our thoughts, our emotions, and our behavior (head, heart, and hands). This is because often these things are known to us, and they are often affected by our shadow. In this way, we can treat our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors as bread crumbs that can then lead us to the values driving them.
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