Ep 65: The Power of Values & How They Shape Our Lives

Do you know when you are living in alignment with your values?

Personal values are the guiding principles that shape our beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours. They help us make better decisions, anchor us, and give our lives a sense of purpose. But do you know what your core values actually are? In this heartfelt episode, Meg Durham speaks with clinical psychologist Dr Jo Mitchell as we explore the concept of personal values and how to know if you’re living in or out of alignment with yours.

You’ll learn techniques you can use to identify your values and how to lean into these values for more contentment and resilience, even in the most challenging moments. 

In this conversation we discuss

▫️ What are our values, and how do they shape our lives?

▫️ What does it mean to live in alignment with our values?

▫️ How can we notice when we are living out of alignment with our values?

▫️ And so much more…

You can quote us on that…

“​​Our values show us the direction that we want to head in life.”

Dr Jo Mitchell

“Knowing and living our personal values helps us strive towards goals, manage challenges, tolerate discomfort and really gives our life a sense of purpose and meaning.”

Dr Jo Mitchell

“We all express and live into our values in ways that are deeply unique to us.”

Dr Jo Mitchell


Dr Jo Mitchell – Website | About | Instagram


Values Card Deck, The Mind Room*

ACT Companion, Mobile App

Life Values Inventory, Online Questionnaire

Know your Destination, Values workshop (virtual & in-person) 

*The Mind Room Values Card deck helps you explore your important life domains and values. Developed by psychologist and based on research and user experience. Designed for fit minds and flourishing lives.

Extend your understanding

Online Library, The Mind Room 

The Happiness Trap, by Dr Russ Harris

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Hi, I'm Meg!

B.Phys Ed, M. Ed (Student Wellbeing), CIPP

I’m a teacher with experience working in primary and secondary schools across Australia, and a specialist in the field of wellbeing education and coaching. I founded Open Mind Education in 2013 with a vision of sharing practical, enriching wellbeing education with staff, parents, and broader school communities.

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