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Build your own Value Needs Vocabulary

In Touch Universal Value Cards - Connection

In Touch Universal Value Cards – Connection

Understand YOUR FEELINGS and INTEGRATE a UNIVERSAL language of connection!

Stop letting your feelings control your actions.  Learn to identify the root source of your feelings and integrate a universal language through building your own vocabulary of values!

Turn your moral judgments into value based judgments so others want to hear you!

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Inside Awareness has created 45 Value Need Cards to use as a personal check in to Integrate Universal values.




  • Naming what is meaningful to you helps others become willing to hear you
  • Values grow awareness of behavior actions and reactions
  • Values in one’s vocabulary increases autonomy, self-esteem and confidence

If feelings are the spiral inward, naming  the values are at the center and the  point of connection with others.

Download our templates to make your own cards

InTouch Value Needs Cards Template

InTouch Value Needs Cards Template

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Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
 Authored  Achieving your Goals  31 Day Program, Sleep Sweet Sleep, Kid’s Peace Bus Calendar of Values  Educational Program & InTouch with Your Values Self-Actualization Program.Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Labyrinths of Victoria since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Grassroots Calendar Founder, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015

Present enough to notice what’s right in front of you!

When weeding isn’t weeding anymore!


Yesterday when the person who had wanted dandelions didn’t show up to harvest them, I decided to go out myself and get started.  An area that was originally grass had become weed filled when I  let the neighbors invasive Saint John’s Wort move in.  Digging up never-ending weeds has been a challenge and now I felt lucky to have someone who wanted to harvest the dandelions.

As I began digging I noticed wild onions and had to stop to taste them.  Then I began to separate them from the weeds along with the dandelions.  Then came the baby thistle, then the plantain and finally the fennel.  Weeding wasn’t weeding anymore!  It became a gathering experience.  Each one had to be tasted periodically too.

Once washed and laid out to dry the volume was appreciated.  A small 3 x 4 foot patch reaped a table full of greens for tea’s, salad’s, oils flavored vinegar, poultice’s and creams.  Well, actually too much was eaten.  The first harvest and I couldn’t get enough.

When this gal I mentioned earlier came by to pick up her dandelions,  we stood chatting.  We began eating the leaves off the Saint John Wort and that’s when  it hit me.  What I hadn’t been able to see that is.  What I did see caused much angst and I was blocked from seeing the treasures that were actually there.  They were not hidden, I just wasn’t able to see them!  My focus was on my kids, business and time.  I told myself I didn’t have time and  yet needed it to look a certain way for my business. What a loss.  I imagine now, had I shared this knowledge with my kids they would have had real-time with me and learned something more valuable than doing chores.  So busy being busy.  Ouch!

Renee is an appreciative and proud mother of two young adults.  One child introduced her to the experience of unconditional love and the other to the inner power and beauty of being a woman!




February 22 – 28, ’15



Life Change begins from the inside out.  Learning your inner meaning of values is a powerful confidence builder and a personal path to healing.  Your definition of values becomes your boundaries of clarity and strength.

More on Calendar of Values:

Personal Values Program (defining your meaning of values)

2015 – 52 Week Agenda/Calendar focused on Values

Purchase as agenda or journal

Learn more about:

Setting Goals ( personal values based intentions)

 Relationships (home, family, work, community)

Love (intimate)



Integrity the new “I”

As we discussed ‘Integrity’ our conversation turned to personal meanings of this verb.  Before long it became clear the newest definition of “I” was “integrity” and this meant being honest to one’s own values.

It is important to say that we realized a connection to our values was a need for integrity and included a willingness to slow down and identity them.  The next step and perhaps the most difficult, was being honest and expressing them!  This takes clarity, commitment and courage.  The 3 ‘c’s!’

We agreed doing integrity is a noun and our dialogue was encouraging us to consider the differences of doing and  being this value-need of  integrity. We also agreed that integrity as a noun  is a mental concept that could create hypocrisy – “Actions speak louder than words!”  Here are some of our final check in talking-points:

1.  Say what you mean and mean what you say.

  • Commitment to check inside first,  even if this means checking out of the conversation temporarily,  to define what is alive inside first before responding.
  • Clarity  through connection to the point or intention of what it is you are trying to convey first before engaging.
  • Courage to ‘speak your value-needs.’

2.  Be willing to hear the value-need messages of others regardless of friend or foe in the moment!  

  • Commitment to put object of their conversation through your value-needs translator even if this means checking out of the conversation temporarily to do so.
  • Clarity  through reflecting back what you are hearing them say.
  • Courage to ‘name their value-need message’ regardless of whether you agree or disagree.

In our closing I heard how these value dialogues were expanding our own personal perspective’s and deepening connections within and out.

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Join our weekly value-need dialogues or connect to learn more about value-needs education, business and personal development.



Love’s Conflict into Love’s Connection

  • Monday, March 2,  7 – 9 pm




Do you ask yourself whats happened to the person you fell in love with?  You may find yourself questioning how you fit into this relationship and wondering what your doing.  Explore how you can answer these questions while  understanding the root causes.  Find out how to read your feelings, treat them as messengers and translate them into allies.  Stop letting your feelings be your relationships enemies and turn the heat of  conflict into love’s  passion. 1/30.00 Class 123638

Register  @ Monterey Recreation Centre – 250-370-7300 or online




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Checking in to connect first before preparing for the Holidays

green-decorative-ornament-mdA perfect way to end November’s cycle – connecting first to the meaning of the holidays before living them!


A glimpse into the afternoon: 

The Holidays of the past

guilt, pain, sadness, overwhelm, tiredness, disappointment, memories, grieving

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The longing for 2014’s holiday

beauty, heart-felt connection, joy, meaning, ritual, tradition, fun

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After clearing the clutter of holidays past, and checking in to the meaning of the current year, created a weekly plan for December that led to a personal intentional action statement:

“Remember the beauty, the heart-felt connection and the spontaneous joy that comes from meaningful action.”

A great activity for living your dream and exploring what the holidays mean to you! 


Join in on – Achieving your Goals 2015