“Married self-help gurus Todd Adams and Cathy Cassani Adams, who are raising three daughters, host enlightening discussions that make you feel like you’re getting therapy sessions from two people you’d like to be friends with in real life.”  ~ Parents Magazine

Meet the Hosts

cassaniCathy Cassani Adams, LCSW, CPC is a self-awareness expert focused on parenting and the personal empowerment of women and young girls. She’s a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Parent Coach, Certified Elementary School Teacher, Certified Yoga Teacher, and she’s a professor in the Sociology Department at Dominican University. Her most recent book, Living What You Want Your Kids to Learn: The Power of Self-Aware Parenting won a Nautilus Award, National Indie Excellence Award, and an International Book Award. For six years she and her husband have hosted Zen Parenting Radio, a top-ten kids and family podcast on iTunes. Cathy is a sought-after speaker and advocate for women and girls, she created/facilitated a self-awareness program for preadolescent girls called Be U, and she was a Child and Family Therapist/Clinical Educator at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She is mom to three girls, ages 13, 11, and 8. www.cathycassaniadams.com

adamsTodd Adams is a coach and advocate for men supporting healthy masculinity, conscious relationships, and prosperous careers. For six years he’s co-hosted Zen Parenting Radio, a top-ten kids and family podcast on iTunes, and he co-founded The Tribe Men’s Group where he leads monthly meetings and offers annual adventure retreats. Todd is a member of The Mankind Project, a staff member for the New Warrior Training Adventure, and he’s a blogger for The Good Men Project. He’s a Certified Life Coach through the Tony Robbins Core 100 Life Coaching Program, and a certified instructor for the Institute of Heartmath where he was trained in stress reduction and relaxation. Todd is a sales rep for JVI Inc., a real estate investor in Chicagoland, and he and Cathy are the parents of three daughters ages 8, 11, & 13. Click here to learn more about The Tribe »

Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 5.36.43 PMCathy and Todd are creators of the annual Let’s Get Real Zen Parenting Conference in Chicago. Next year’s conference is February 24+25, 2017 at the Westin in Lombard.

What is Zen Parenting and why should I listen?

As a Zen Parent you learn to trust your instincts, focus on what is working, and find a healthy life balance. You make it a priority to take care of yourself and figure out what you want from life.

Instead of feeling overwhelmed and stressed, you feel awake and aware. Instead of worrying about what can go wrong, you notice what is working.  Instead of losing yourself, you practice self discovery.

And as you become more aware and conscious, your relationships begin to transform. Taking care of YOU becomes a gift for the entire family as you begin to genuinely enjoy and appreciate life.

Cathy tends to live and parent from a more emotional and spiritual perspective and Todd tends to be more logical and practical. As partners they are learning to combine their strengths to find a balanced and respectful way to parent as a team. And as the parents of three little girls, they practice what they preach on a daily basis.

But Cathy and Todd don’t just focus on parenting; they talk about couplehood, friendships, socialization, and most important, personal choices and experiences. They know that being a parent is their most important job, but there are many parts of life that create the whole, and to be a great parent we need to fully embrace all the pieces.

Todd is a huge sports fan and Cathy loves the entertainment industry, so current events and classic stories are a staple. Laughter is their stress release and they to talk to each other in movie lines, so be sure to listen and catch your favorite quotes.

Join Cathy and Todd as they share insight, humor, and simple tools that lead to Zen Parenting and Zen living – it’s time to wake up and enjoy your life!

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