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

Meet Cathy & Todd
 

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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Latest Episodes

Truth & Lies- Podcast #475

January 15, 2019

Todd and Cathy discuss why instead of looking for truth, we can begin to notice the lies that we consistently tell ourselves. They discuss failure, and why Cody Parkey’s kick during the Bears game became a teachable moment. They talk...

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Take Turns- Podcast #474

January 8, 2019

Cathy shares an essay by Mark Nepo about partners who are willing to take turns exploring the outer and the inner. They discuss why equality is like an unwinding onion with limitless new things to explore, while focusing on Glenn Close...

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Team Zen Podcast #473

January 1, 2019

Todd and Cathy share different questions asked by Team Zen members during Zen Talks. Team Zen was created based on feedback from listeners – they wished they could ask Cathy+Todd a question, get resources for a specific challenge, and...

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Dark and Light Podcast #472

December 25, 2018

Cathy and Todd discuss why light and dark are part of the holidays, and why every season has a purpose. They discuss Barbara Brown Taylor’s book, Learning to Walk in the Dark, and why embracing dark can make us more compassionate and...

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There’s No Right Answer Podcast #471

December 18, 2018

Todd and Cathy discuss Jonathan Haidt’s book The Coddling of the American Mind, specifically focusing on the interview with Sam Harris on the Waking Up podcast. They discuss why universities struggle with controversial speakers, why...

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Love Is Help- Podcast #470#

December 11, 2018

Cathy and Todd introduce four more speakers and four special organizations who will be at the 2019 Zen Parenting Conference. They discuss a podcast featuring Tony Robbins and the author of The Untethered Soul, Michael Singer, and they...

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The Joke- Podcast #469

December 4, 2018

Cathy and Todd discuss Brandi Carlisle’s song The Joke, and why it was written for people who feel “under-represented, unloved or illegal”. They talk about the newest sexual assault allegations, and what needs to be done to create...

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Narrate Your Own Story- Podcast #467

November 27, 2018

Todd and Cathy discuss how we tell our story, and how we can frame it in a way that serves us rather than depletes us. They discuss why mindfulness and sharing our story are essential when dealing with trauma, and also when we are...

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Becoming- Podcast #466 (Fixed)

November 20, 2018

Cathy and Todd discuss Michelle Obama’s new book Becoming, focusing in on some of the best pieces of advice for parents and kids. They discuss why we are always evolving, why growth never ends, and why we should allow our kids (and...

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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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