Cathy + Todd Adams

Zen Parenting Radio

Live what you want your kids to learn

We draw from experience, research, & pop culture to explore self-awareness through a lens of love & humor. As a spiritual & emotional mom and a logical & practical dad, we believe in reflective & respectful discourse through podcasts, events, & coaching. Our words aim to expand compassion for ourselves, each other, and the world.

Cathy + Todd Adams

Zen Parenting Radio

Live what you want your kids to learn

We draw from experience, research, & pop culture to explore self-awareness through a lens of love & humor. As a spiritual & emotional mom and a logical & practical dad, we believe in reflective & respectful discourse through podcasts, events, & individual+group sessions. Our words aim to expand compassion for ourselves, each other, and the world.

WHO WE ARE

CATHY + TODD

We are married with three daughters
We teach self-awareness
We connect through pop culture
We believe in humor & mindfulness
We know people can be a force for good
We are Zen Parenting Radio

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Cathy Adams


ZPR Host, Author, Therapist

Cathy is ... a self-awareness expert, podcast host, & author 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 teaches in the Sociology Department at Dominican University and Elmhurst College.

Cathy offers ... 1:1 in-person sessions for women interested in self-awareness, and she offers supervision and support for therapists and coaches. She creates live and virtual workshops focusing on self-awareness for women, marriage and parenting, and how to talk to kids about sex and sexuality. She gives keynotes and presentations to groups and organizations, and she facilitates panels and discussions at conferences and events. Cathy runs a women’s circle that focuses on support and personal growth.


Todd Adams


ZPR Host, Certified Life Coach

Todd is ... the co-host of the Zen Parenting Radio podcast and a certified life coach who focuses on supporting guys in finding a healthy work/family balance. He focuses on marriage, parenting, career, overall self-awareness and life enjoyment.

Todd provides ... support for guys who are looking for success in one/many areas of their life- relationships, work/life balance, parenting, etc. Todd’s goal as a coach is to get you the results you need as quickly as possible by striking a balance between challenge and support. Sessions can either be in person or virtual. First session is free. Click here for more.

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WHO WE ARE

CATHY + TODD

We are married with three daughters
We teach self-awareness
We connect through pop culture
We believe in humor & mindfulness
We know people can be a force for good
We are Zen Parenting Radio

LEARN MORE
 
“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.” By Sabrina James from Parents Magazine

Top-Ten "Kids & Family" Podcast

Latest Episodes

Daring To Lead- Podcast #461

October 16, 2018

Cathy and Todd discuss Brenè Brown’s new book, Daring to Lead, and apply her well-researched leadership principles to the family structure. They discuss why fear is inevitable, how courage can be practiced, and how we can teach and...

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A Measured Approach to Power- Podcast #460

October 9, 2018

Cathy and Todd discuss power dynamics within relationships – specifically who has it, how to share it, and how to talk about it. They discuss why taking a measured approach to power – with our kids, in our partnerships, and even...

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The History Of Not Believing- Podcast #459

October 2, 2018

Todd and Cathy discuss the history of not believing women, and why recognizing what we’ve missed and creating change can be messy and difficult. They share clips from a Hidden Brain podcast about how social proof and horizontal action...

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Tell Me About Your Experience- Podcast #458

September 25, 2018

Cathy and Todd discuss #WhyIDidntReport and why it’s important to listen, rather than assume we already understand, other people’s stories. They discuss the importance of hearing – women who talk about sexual assault, our spouses, our...

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Are You Trying To Force Your Kid?- Podcast #457

September 18, 2018

Todd and Cathy discuss how Todd wants to make his daughters watch the documentary "RBG" and how it's not working.  They also talk about a dad who wants to force his daughter to attend "optional" soccer practices. They talk about their...

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Self Care For Kids- Podcast #455

September 11, 2018

Todd and Cathy discuss how kids can practice self-care and why a mental health day may reduce their anxiety and possibly decrease the odds of physical illness. They also discuss how couples can discuss balance and equity in the home,...

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Fortnite, Boundaries & Compassion Podcast #454

September 4, 2018

Boundaries and Compassion Todd and Cathy discuss boundaries and compassion, and how they are threads that run through so many questions posed by parents, especially during Team Zen conversations. They also share why discussing...

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Movies & Screens Podcast #453

August 28, 2018

Cathy and Todd talk with Dr. Devorah Heitner, author of Screenwise and 2019 Zen Parenting Conference speaker, about supporting/guiding a child through their first-phone experience. They also discuss recent movies such as 8th Grade,...

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Ritual & Power Podcast #452

August 21, 2018

Todd and Cathy discuss the rituals and habits the set the tone for our days and nights, and why recognizing and understanding our power is the great success determiner....

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Vision

Making the world a more civil and compassionate place, by doing work we love with people we care about, in a way that is aligned with our values, personality and lifestyle.

MISSION STATEMENT

To use experience, research, pop culture, and humor to explore and explain self-awareness and mindfulness. Reflective and respectful discourse is offered through the use of podcasts, conferences, presentations, community screenings, group work, individual work, and writing to encourage empathy and compassion for ourselves, each other, and the world.

GROUNDING FORCES

The Zen Parenting message relies on four grounding forces – self-awareness, mindfulness, compassion, connection. If we are discussing parenting, pop culture, or politics, we aim to interweave these values into every conversation.

Self-Awareness

Understand who you are and why you do what you do

Mindfulness

Be here, pay attention, accept what is

Compassion

Relate to others with kindness and caring

Connection

Our hardwiring, our joy, our reason for being

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