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?
Essentialism- Podcast #599
Cathy and Todd revisit Greg McKeown’s book Essentialism and why now is an important time to reconsider priorities and focus energy on what really matters. They discuss why deciding what’s essential makes us more content and ironically more productive in the long run.
We Are Rocks- Podcast #598
Todd and Cathy discuss how like rocks in water, we were flooded with information, challenge, and uncertainty in 2020. 2021 is about focusing on our mental wellness and recognizing how like rocks in water, we have been changed and reshaped by difficult times. In Kruti Joshi’s words, The most beautiful rocks have faced the hardest waves.
5 Small Interventions for Psychological Well-Being- Podcast #597
Cathy and Todd discuss Esther Perel’s 5 interventions and how they can help us cope with uncertainty and grief. They also discuss why the only way out is through, and how looking for the bright side too early can be a form of spiritual bypassing.
Invisible Situations Podcast #596
Cathy and Todd discuss “invisible” situations (such as being neurodivergent, anxious, have migraines or an autoimmune disorder) and why we are sometimes not “believed” when we try to explain our challenges or differences (this comes from Julie Lythcott-Haims new book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, in the chapter about self-care). They also discuss how our attention creates our reality, and why knowing what brings our life meaning is an essential step toward contentment.
Mercedes Samudio, Shame Proof Parenting, & EMDR- Podcast #595
Todd and Cathy discuss fear, The Golden Girls, and we interview Mercedes Samudio of Shame Proof Parenting where she discusses EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Life Is So "Lifey"- Podcast #594
Todd and Cathy discuss this transitional time and why we need to be compassionate with ourselves as we gently and slowly return to a more pre-covid way of living. They discuss why transitions are difficult and how grief plays a role, and why we should rely on compassion, curiosity, mindfulness, and connection to get us through.
My go-to is zen parenting
I learn so much. I reflect. I listen and spread the word. Everyone that knows me, knows about zen parenting. I refer to what I heard and learned about on zen parenting daily. I am so thankful for Todd and Cathy and all of their insight and time.
Todd & Cathy, hosts of the Zen Parenting Radio podcast, highlights all aspects of parenting and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
I truly can’t get enough of Todd and Cathy. I don’t think I’ve heard one episode where I didn’t walk away with some insight or nugget of truth that put me in “reflection mode.” Cathy has an incredible gift of saying things in understandable, insightful ways. I have recommended this podcast to so many people—even those without children. Because this “self understanding stuff” isn’t just for parents—it’s for humans. And who doesn’t want to be their best self? Thanks so much, guys! Keep on truckin’ indeed.