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Register for the Zen Parenting Summit here. Cathy and Todd take a deep dive into Thich Nhat Hanh quotes (the Zen Buddhist monk/teacher who died last week at 95), and also discuss human archetypes and why we show up the way we do. They also discuss the importance of children’s individuation and why female monkeys are ready to lead their barrel. Time Stamp 1:07 Zen Parenting Summit 5:10 Zen Moment 7:50 Female monkey now the ...
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Register for the Zen Parenting Summit here. Todd and Cathy discuss some quotes from Adam Grant, Author of Think Again, and why rethinking our beliefs leads to a wider perspective and a more compassionate viewpoint. They also discuss why allowing our kids to have different beliefs and perspectives allows them to “individuate” or find their own sense of self. Time Stamp 0:00 Zen Parenting Summit 5:12 Zen Moment 11:30 An idea how to connect with ...
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Register for the Zen Parenting Summit here. Todd and Cathy discuss how we ask our kids to be responsible for themselves, but we also encourage them to ask for help. They process how to help our kids discern between the two requests, and how we can be more clear about our expectations. They also share some clips from the upcoming Zen Parenting Summit and how mindfulness and meditation are related. Time Stamp 0:00 Zen Parenting ...
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Register for the Zen Parenting Summit here. Cathy and Todd offer the case for optimism (but don’t worry, it’s not toxic positivity…). They share some actual good news and why we are stronger and more resilient than we think. Time Stamp 0:00 Zen Parenting Summit 2:00 Zen Moment 15:24 The Case For Optimism 21:03 Toxic positivity 51:37 Avid Co DuPage County Area Decorating, Painting, Remodeling includes kitchens, basements, bathrooms, flooring, tiling, fire and flood restoration ...
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Register for the Zen Parenting Summit here. Cathy and Todd discuss the road to wellness and why shame, judgment, anxiety, and hope all play a role. They also discuss why asking for help is so essential, and why asking for help is an act of bravery and strength. They discuss what it means to be a strength-based parent and play a clip from Lea Waters, author of The Strength Switch. Todd plays a clip from ...
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Register for the Zen Parenting Summit here. Cathy and Todd discuss hypervigilance, or the elevated state of constantly assessing potential threats. They discuss how our uncertain and ever-changing world can create this, or how some of us learned it in childhood. They also discuss the mental wellness of our kids and how we can talk to them about self-care and staying hopeful. Time Stamp 3:20 Leaving parties 7:28 You & Hope Moment 23:40 Summit Announcement ...
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Register for the Zen Parenting Summit here. Todd+Cathy talk with coach and author Annmarie Chereso about recovering from infidelity, the process of self-awareness, and the importance of forgiveness. They discuss how we can notice our attachments and live with more presence and compassion. All things ZPR can be found on our Resources Page This week’s sponsor(s): Avid Co DuPage County Area Decorating, Painting, Remodeling by Avid Co includes kitchens, basements, bathrooms, flooring, tiling, fire and flood restoration ...
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Register for the Zen Parenting Summit here. Cathy and Todd present their Zen Parenting Summit, 2022 and introduce their lineup of speakers. They discuss why and how it came to be, and how to register for FREE! All things ZPR can be found on our Resources Page This week’s sponsor(s): Avid Co DuPage County Area Decorating, Painting, Remodeling by Avid Co includes kitchens, basements, bathrooms, flooring, tiling, fire and flood restoration ...
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Todd and Cathy discuss being flexible with how we see ourselves, our interactions, and our past experiences. They share how we can be realistic and optimistic, and how we can reframe challenges to benefit our future selves. More from Cathy & Todd: Preorder Cathy’s Zen Parenting Book – coming 2/22! Subscribe to Cathy’s Zen Parenting Moments– your inbox needs more helpful & hopeful moments Join Team Zen – 1st month free with coupon code “friend” ...
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Todd and Cathy discuss dysregulation and how it relates to self-awareness, social awareness, and our relationships overall. They discuss how when we yell, storm out, or lash out during a meeting, conversation, or even online it’s an indicator of dysregulation. They process how to become more aware, find calm, and act in congruence with our values. More from Cathy & Todd: Preorder Cathy’s Zen Parenting Book – coming 2/22! Subscribe to Cathy’s Zen Parenting Moments– ...
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Cathy and Todd discuss how feelings are physical body-based sensations and how thoughts are mental constructs like beliefs, opinions, and judgements. They discuss the definition of trauma and how to recognize and respect our shadow. More from Cathy & Todd: Preorder Cathy’s Zen Parenting Book – coming 2/22! Click on Zen Parenting Moment- Not My Problem– your inbox needs more helpful & hopeful moments. Join Team Zen – 1st month free with coupon code “friend” ...
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Cathy and Todd discuss the paradox of suffering, how it can be viewed as negative, important, as a path to awareness, and also as a way of staying stuck. They discuss why people run marathons, why and how we grieve, and how make exhaustion and productivity a status symbol. More from Cathy & Todd: Preorder Cathy’s Zen Parenting Book – coming 2/22! Click on Zen Parenting Moment- Not My Problem– your inbox needs more helpful ...
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Todd and Cathy discuss why we sometimes need to disappoint others so we don’t disappoint ourselves, and how we need to stay curious and open when it comes to connecting with our children. They discuss the writing of Thomas Merton, Anne Lamott, and Mary Oliver, and share why doing enough and doing more is always a work in progress. More from Cathy & Todd: Preorder Cathy’s Zen Parenting Book – coming 2/22! Click on Zen ...
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Todd and Cathy discuss cognitive distortions, or habitual ways of thinking that are often inaccurate and negatively biased. They discuss how addressing these distortions are at the heart of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). They also share their favorite scary shows for spooky season and why it’s best to not work through other people’s problems. More from Cathy & Todd: Preorder Cathy’s Zen Parenting Book – coming 2/22! Click on Zen Parenting Moment- Not My Problem– your inbox ...
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Cathy and Todd discuss how “loading the language” and using jargon can be purposeful in building community, but can also veer toward excluding and feeling more “special” than others. They discuss how certain wellness communities, organizations, and workout facilities can feel “cult-ish” and how personal agency and individual integrity are essential in staying grounded. More from Cathy & Todd: Preorder Cathy’s Zen Parenting Book – coming 2/22! Subscribe to Cathy’s Zen Parenting Moment – your ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Cognisprings designs and sells children puzzles, activity kits, board games, books and many more intended to spark the love of learning, by tapping into children’s curiosity about the world around them. Learn more about MenLiving MENLIVING WORKSHOP-PSYCHEDELICS: EXPLORING THE MEDICINE 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Cathy and Todd discuss ...
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Todd and Cathy discuss Mike Flanagan’s newest Netflix series Midnight Mass (they are also BIG fans of The Haunting of Hill House and Bly Manor). They discuss why horror can be so effective if done well, and how this 7-episode series perfectly blends character development, moving monologues, and truth-telling with what’s so obviously scary. Their daughters Camryn (16) and Skylar (14) join the discussion! Midnight Mass is an American supernatural horror streaming television miniseries created and directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Zach Gilford, Kate ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Cognisprings designs and sells children puzzles, activity kits, board games, books and many more intended to spark the love of learning, by tapping into children’s curiosity about the world around them. Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Todd and Cathy talk with Jayson Gaddis about his ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment MENLIVING WORKSHOP: “NOT TONIGHT”: SEXUAL CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIPS Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Join The Zen Parenting Team on the NAMI walk Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Cathy & Todd discuss why difficult conversations are necessary and allow for deeper connection and intimacy. They also answer a ...
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Zen Parenting (The Book) is available for presale!!! Click here to preorder Read early reviews Go to zenparentingbook.com Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Join The Zen Parenting Team on the NAMI walk Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Todd and Cathy talk to Rob Bell about his new Everything is Spiritual ...
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Zen Parenting (The Book) is available for presale!!! Click here to preorder Read early reviews Go to zenparentingbook.com Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Join The Zen Parenting Team on the NAMI walk Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Cathy and Todd discuss Cathy’s book (now available for preorder, available everywhere 2/1/22) ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Join The Zen Parenting Team on the NAMI walk Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Todd and Cathy discuss an episode of We Can Do Hard Things and the difference between feeling deeply and feeling cognitively. They discuss how each style has its benefits, and why ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Join The Zen Parenting Team on the NAMI walk Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Cathy and Todd discuss the new Texas law that strips women of their privacy, their dignity, and their physical and mental health. 54:45 Team Zen Avid Co.– Painting & Remodeling MenLiving ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Join The Zen Parenting Team on the NAMI walk Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Cathy and Todd discuss how to declutter our parenting minds so we can really be with the child who is in front of us. They discuss how parenting is rollercoaster, how ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Join The Zen Parenting Team on the NAMI walk Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Todd & Cathy discuss the difference between saying “I have anxiety” and “I feel anxiety” and the difference between anxiety and fear. They also discuss three different stress responses in kids ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Join The Zen Parenting Team on the NAMI walk Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Cathy & Todd discuss self-betrayal, taking breaks, and how to share our opinion while respecting the inherent dignity of others. They discuss how to keep going when we feel stuck and ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Join The Zen Parenting Team on the NAMI walk Prisma – A totally new way to go to school. Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Todd and Cathy discuss shifting from summer into school year, and why it can feel anxiety provoking. They also discuss how ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Join The Zen Parenting Team on the NAMI walk Prisma – A totally new way to go to school. Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Cathy and Todd discuss how similar anxiety and excitement feel, and how we can channel the negative arousal of anxiety into ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Join The Zen Parenting Team on the NAMI walk Prisma – A totally new way to go to school. Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Cathy + Todd discuss Dr. John Duffy’s recent CNN article, Your tweens and teens are lonely – and they want your ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Join our ZPR Team for the NAMI walk on September 18th, 2021 Todd and Cathy discuss how to allow for difficult emotions while releasing judgment, shame, or fear about how we are feeling. They also discuss why labeling ourselves can ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Prisma – A totally new way to go to school. Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Join our ZPR Team for the NAMI walk on September 18th, 2021 Todd and Cathy discuss the strengths of Highly Sensitive People and how these traits can be understood and ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Prisma – A totally new way to go to school. Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Cathy & Todd discuss offering and receiving feedback from our children and why it’s important to stay curious rather than defensive. They discuss how parents say that “their kids can ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Cathy and Todd discuss Chatter: The Voice in our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It by Ethan Cross and how our capacity for introspection can morph into a cycle of negative thinking. They discuss some of his ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Todd and Cathy discuss a Freakonomics interview with Angela Duckworth about self-esteem, and what it takes to raise children who feel empowered. They also discuss how we can find meaning in our experiences, and the difference between heeding and exceeding ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Todd and Cathy discuss Najwa Zebian’s book, Welcome Home, and how we can find a home inside ourselves instead of searching for home in other people. They also discuss the concept of “praxis” which means turning theory into practice and ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Todd and Cathy discuss Ethan Hawke’s TED talk about creativity and why what we love is our offering to the world. They discuss why creativity matters and how offering and receiving sustains us. They share how creativity effects our relationships ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Cathy and Todd discuss Adam Grant’s article about languishing (the middle place between thriving and depression) and Rob Bell’s podcast about discomfort and “upgrading”. The process how word usage plays a role in our motivation and why doing nothing is ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” This Is Water Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Cathy and Todd discuss graduation season and why it’s both beautiful and difficult. They discuss the importance of recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month and what Oprah & Prince Harry’s show, The Me You Can’t See, teaches us ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Sleep Empowerment discussion with Dr. Darius Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Todd and Cathy discuss what they’ve learned over 10 years and 600 episodes of Zen Parenting Radio, and they describe what Zen Parenting means to them (Cathy’s book titled Zen Parenting comes out in ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Sleep Empowerment discussion with Dr. Darius Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing 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 ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Sleep Empowerment discussion with Dr. Darius Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing 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, ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing 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 ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing 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, ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing 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) 5:28 Golden Girls 9:40  Team Zen 11:28 Zen Parenting Moment 18:21 EMDR introduction 21:46  ...
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4/12/21 7:00 PM Central “Why Did She Say That?” A discussion with Cathy Adams Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing 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 ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Cathy and Todd discuss the natural waves of life, and how we have to appreciate the good moments and also move through the hard times. They discuss the importance of asking for help and setting boundaries when in the midst ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Cathy and Todd talk with Soraya Chemaly, author of Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger and Executive Director of The Representation Project. They discuss the importance of emotional competence, how to discuss gender inequality with our kids, and ...
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Fatal Attraction is a 1987 American psychological thriller film directed by Adrian Lyne from a screenplay written by James Dearden, based on his 1980 short film Diversion. Starring Michael Douglas, Glenn Close and Anne Archer, the film centers on a married man who has a weekend affair with a woman who refuses to allow it to end and becomes obsessed with him. Trailer: https://youtu.be/nf8gh_d7Z6k  ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing This podcast dates back to May of 2017, but is one of our favorites.  Todd and Cathy discuss why “figuring out” our partner will cause frustration, but why staying present with every new experience will create intimacy. They use a ...
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Subscribe to Cathy’s 2X/week Zen Parenting Moment Join Team Zen– First Month is free with coupon code “friend” Learn more about MenLiving 1 on 1 support for guys Todd Adams Coaching Subscribe to Pop Culturing Cathy and Todd discuss Oprah’s interview with Meghan and Harry and how it relates to boundaries, freedom, and our unconscious internalized beliefs about women. They also discuss International Women’s Day and the obstacles women confront when they embody empowerment. 2:14 ...
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