Zen Parenting is a weekly online radio discussion between a spiritual and emotional mom (Cathy Cassani Adams) and a logical and practical dad (Todd Adams). Anyone else living a life like that?
Be Flexible With Your Story- Podcast #629
Todd and Cathy discuss being flexible with how we see ourselves, our interactions, and our past experiences. They share how we can be realistic and optimistic, and how we can reframe challenges to benefit our future selves.
Are You Dysregulated?- Podcast# 628
Todd and Cathy discuss dysregulation and how it relates to self-awareness, social awareness, and our relationships overall. They discuss how when we yell, storm out, or lash out during a meeting, conversation, or even online it’s an indicator of dysregulation. They process how to become more aware, find calm, and act in congruence with our values.
Feelings Live In The Body- Podcast# 627
Cathy and Todd discuss how feelings are physical body-based sensations and how thoughts are mental constructs like beliefs, opinions, and judgements. They discuss the definition of trauma and how to recognize and respect our shadow.
Suffering- Podcast #626
Cathy and Todd discuss the paradox of suffering, how it can be viewed as negative, important, as a path to awareness, and also as a way of staying stuck. They discuss why people run marathons, why and how we grieve, and how make exhaustion and productivity a status symbol.
Doing Enough- Podcast #625
Todd and Cathy discuss why we sometimes need to disappoint others so we don’t disappoint ourselves, and how we need to stay curious and open when it comes to connecting with our children. They discuss the writing of Thomas Merton, Anne Lamott, and Mary Oliver, and share why doing enough and doing more is always a work in progress.
Cognitive Distortions and CBT- Podcast #624
Todd and Cathy discuss cognitive distortions, or habitual ways of thinking that are often inaccurate and negatively biased. They discuss how addressing these distortions are at the heart of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). They also share their favorite scary shows for spooky season and why it’s best to not work through other people’s problems.
Loved the Practicing Difficult Emotions Episode!
This episode is a must listen and is loaded with great nuggets!
I really enjoy Zen Parenting Radio podcasts. Kathy and Todd give insight to where kids are coming from, realistic expectations and how to get along better with your kids.
I do not always agree with their views but it is very interesting to listen and helps me understand my kids.
Thx so much.
Monika from CA
Thanks for providing content that I can apply to my life
Thank you Todd and Cathy for providing great content that I can apply to my life that expands beyond my parenting. I appreciate everything you two do for this world. “Keep on trucking”. Todd’s words.