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Cathy and Todd discuss empathy and how it relates to connection, self awareness, and parenting. They discuss how empathy is the necessary step, in all situations, toward real and meaningful change. They play a clip from their interview with Roman Krznaric, author and empathy expert, which will air this Friday.  And some great Ron Swanson clips…

The Hole

Chapter One

I walk down the street

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I fall in

I am lost…….I am helpless

It isn’t my fault.

It takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter Two

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I pretend I don’t see it.

I fall in again.

I can’t believe I am in the same place, but it isn’t my fault.

It still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter Three

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I see it is there.

I still fall in…..it’s a habit.

My eyes are open.  I know where I am.

It is my fault.

I get out immediately.

Chapter Four

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I walk around it.

Chapter Five

I walk down another street.

An autobiography in five short chapters

By Portia Nelson

Other Resources

Parent/Daughter date night!!!  Next in  is our ZPR community screenings is a documentary called The Empowerment Project brought to you by Zen Parenting Radio and CCS.  This film documents ordinary women doing extraordinary things.  It’s on Monday, May 18th @ York Theater in Elmhurst.  Click here for tickets.

Mother’s Day Virtual Retreat Info

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Cathy’s 3rd book, Living What You Want Your Kids To Learn- The Power of Self-Aware Parenting, is now on sale! Go here to order your book.


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Click the following links to purchase Cathy’s books The Self-Aware Parent Part 1  & and Part 2

Click here to find her blog, and click here to find her Chicago Parent column.

Todd has a few spots opening for his Men’s Group.  Email me @ comments@zenparentingradio.com

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