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Values Based Living

Values Based Living

By Values Based Living

Two inner-conflict resolution practitioners who turn conflict skills and techniques inward to help people who want to get into alignment with their values. Ali and Coreen are Qualified and Chartered mediators, respectively, and have mediated disputes between parties for over 25 years collectively. Read more about us here: https://values-basedliving.com/about-us/ Support us on Patreon and get access to more: https://patreon.com/user?u=80025003&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator
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Marketing and Values: A Dissonance Resolved!
Marketing and Values: A Dissonance Resolved!
Consider this episode a model for one way to check in to see if you're living your values in business. Coreen and I have struggled for years to add a values based lens to our marketing. We've been chipping away at it incrementally, but recently we had a breakthrough around our marketing vision and thought it would be fun and insightful to record our values assessment of our new marketing vision. We don't necessarily share what our marketing plan is in this episode (mostly to keep you from the monotony of it); instead, we review our business and personal values to see to what extent we're in alignment with our updated marketing strategy and offer some examples.  This episode is for people who want to see what it's like to weave values into an initiative like marketing, or for people who want to know more about the values of Values Based Living and of us:). VBL Values: Teamwork, Get ‘er done, Authenticity, Meaning, Fun/Joy, Community, Measurable High Value Content for Participants, Simplicity/Ease, Playing Big Note: We reference a marketing resource, Tad Hargrave with Marketing For Hippies, as a big reason why we're making great strides in our marketing. We're not getting anything tangible for pumping him up, we just like what he does:). Learn more about us: https://values-basedliving.com/about-us/ Join us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/user?u=80025003&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator
22:09
November 03, 2022
Compulsive Lying and Values: The 7 Sacred Teachings (Part 2)
Compulsive Lying and Values: The 7 Sacred Teachings (Part 2)
Coreen and Ali are so grateful to have access to the Seven Sacred Teachings and to be able to refer to them as a guide. They each picked a teaching that lines up with one of their values. In this episode (Part 2), Coreen describes how the teaching of TRUTH was incredibly helpful in navigating her relationship with a compulsive liar.  See part 1 in the previous episode for Ali's example, in which she shares how the teaching of LOVE helped get her through a messy and painful business partner separation. We recommend starting with this episode, as it touches on what the Seven Sacred Teachings are and why they are so important to Values Based Living.  We reference information from the 7 sacred teachings overview from Northwestern Polytechnic, who got their information from Empowering the Spirit, which guided us as well.  We donate half of our monthly circle proceeds to BearClan Patrol in Calgary, Alberta. Check out the Winnapeg chapter for more information on the initiative. You can learn more about our Values Based Living circles here. Reach out to us at connect@values-basedliving.com if you would like to attend one of our virtual circles. Join us on Patreon to support the podcast and get access to bonus content and services. 
15:58
October 06, 2022
Broken Business Partnerships and Values: The 7 Sacred Teachings (Part 1)
Broken Business Partnerships and Values: The 7 Sacred Teachings (Part 1)
Coreen and Ali are so grateful to have access to the Seven Sacred Teachings and to be able to refer to them as a guide. They each picked a teaching that lines up with one of their values. In this episode (Part 1), Ali shares how the teaching of LOVE helped get her through a messy and painful business partner separation.  See part 2 for Coreen's example, in which she describes how the teaching of TRUTH was incredibly helpful in navigating her relationship with a compulsive liar.  The 7 sacred teachings overview from Northwestern Polytechnic, who got their information from Empowering the Spirit. We donate half of our monthly circle proceeds to BearClan Patrol in Calgary, Alberta. Check out the Winnapeg chapter for more information on the initiative. You can learn more about our Values Based Living circles here. Reach out to us at connect@values-basedliving.com if you would like to attend one of our virtual circles. 
21:05
October 06, 2022
Gifts, Parenting, Shadow and Values
Gifts, Parenting, Shadow and Values
This is sort of a continuation of episode 7 called "Values and Birthdays", so feel free to listen to that one first if you want to hear the full story. We discuss how tricky it can be to forget about unwanted social pressures completely when you have kids. We also explore our own shadow values and attempt to explain what's going on for us when our values take the reins without our awareness.  Learn more about us: https://values-basedliving.com/about-us/ Join us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/user?u=80025003&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator
35:52
September 07, 2022
Birthdays and Values
Birthdays and Values
Coreen never liked to celebrate her birthday, until she got into better relationship with her values. We go into what, how, and why. We also speak generally about what values can be at play when we observe our relationship with our birthdays. Many of us have 'hang-ups' around our birthdays. Sometimes we believe that how we celebrate that day reflects the value of the whole year. Sometimes we insist that our birthday not be mentioned at all, let alone celebrated. Why do we care so much about one symbolic day? Coreen and Ali tug on a thread of the larger web. Learn more about us: https://values-basedliving.com/about-us/ Join us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/user?u=80025003&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator
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September 06, 2022
Food and Values
Food and Values
Ali and Coreen talk about the values that show up for them around their relationship with food, what struggles have come up, and how knowing their values has helped. We explore the following topics around food: - shadow values - parenting - trauma - situational depression - how to get out of a shame spiral Some values highlighted: comfort, self-acceptance, non-conformity. Learn more about us: https://values-basedliving.com/about-us/ Join us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/user?u=80025003&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator
41:30
September 06, 2022
Dating, Childhood, and How You Like Your Eggs
Dating, Childhood, and How You Like Your Eggs
Can I date someone who isn't doing the work? How childhood affects dating style in adulthood. If I say yes to you, do I need to say goodbye to over-easy eggs forever? Coreen and Ali get excited about how values inform ALL of these pieces, and more. Learn more about us: https://values-basedliving.com/about-us/ Join us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/user?u=80025003&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator
43:22
September 06, 2022
Dating and Values
Dating and Values
We talk about how easy it can be to throw away our values when we get into a new and exciting relationship, AND conversely how easy it can be to jump to conclusions and assume the other person's seemingly opposite values mean you aren't right for each other. “I once dreamt I was telling stories and felt someone patting my foot in encouragement. I looked down and saw that I was standing on the shoulders of an older woman who was steadying my ankles and smiling up at me. I said to her, "no no come stand on my shoulders, For you are old and I am Young." "No no" she insisted, "this is the way it is supposed to be." I saw that she stood on the shoulders of a woman far older than she, who stood on the shoulders of a woman even older, who stood on the shoulders of a woman in robes, who stood on the shoulders of another soul, who stood on the shoulders...” ― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves Learn more about us: https://values-basedliving.com/about-us/ Join us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/user?u=80025003&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator
29:21
September 06, 2022
Embodying the Values Basics
Embodying the Values Basics
We talk about the tendency to skip over the foundational skills around getting to know our values. After decades working with values, the two of us still need to go back to basics.  Check our our courses here: https://values-basedliving.com/workshops/ Get started for free with the Values Assessment Quiz. Join us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/user?u=80025003&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator
11:03
September 06, 2022
3 Steps to Feeling Seen Using Values
3 Steps to Feeling Seen Using Values
We outline 3 steps to feeling seen, even when the rest of the world seems oblivious to our needs.  Topic focus:  not feeling seen as a parent  feeling alienated at work  3 steps to honour our value of feeling seen.  Get started for FREE with the Values Assessment Quiz. Learn more about us: https://values-basedliving.com/about-us/ Join us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/user?u=80025003&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator
21:09
September 06, 2022