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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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When Harry Met Sally… is a 1989 American romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner. It stars Billy Crystal as Harry and Meg Ryan as Sally. The story follows the title characters from the time they meet in Chicago just before sharing a cross-country drive, through twelve years of chance encounters in New York City. The film raises the question “Can men and women ever just be friends?” and advances many ideas about relationships that became household concepts, such as “high-maintenance” and the ...
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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 kick-off boundaries month by discussing internal boundaries and the clinical understanding of family enmeshment. They discuss how we take on other people’s emotions, why it’s hard for us to be happy if the ones we love aren’t ...
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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 We talk with our daughter Jacey who identifies as gay, her friend Grace who identifies as bi-sexual, and her friend Edgar who identifies as gay. They share their coming out stories, family reactions, and experiences that have been helpful and harmful. They discuss how ...
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The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American psychological horror film directed by Jonathan Demme and written by Ted Tally, adapted from Thomas Harris‘ 1988 novel. It stars Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling, a young FBI trainee who is hunting a serial killer, “Buffalo Bill” (Ted Levine), who skins his female victims. To catch him, she seeks the advice of the imprisoned Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer. Scott Glenn and Anthony Heald also feature. The film was the second adaptation of a Harris novel, after Manhunter (1986). Trailer: https://youtu.be/W6Mm8Sbe__o ...
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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 Todd and Cathy discuss Creativity and Balance, Part 3 of Empathy Volume Month. They discuss ideas and tools to take care of ourselves during uncertain times, and how to bring balance to our self-care and relationships. 3:03 Tournament of bad 5:45 Zen Parenting Moment ...
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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 Todd and Cathy continue their discussion about empathy volume and focus on how to turn down empathy to avoid burnout. They discuss the 3 types of empathy and how we can remain empathetic without exhausting ourselves. They also discuss Adam Grant’s new book Think ...
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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 Todd+Cathy discuss mindful caring as a kick off to their “Empathy Volume” month (how to turn it up and stay connected, how to turn it down to avoid burnout). They share three ways to make empathy a priority, and how having clear intention about ...
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The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American teen coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by John Hughes. It stars Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy as teenagers from different high school cliques who spend a Saturday in detention with their authoritarian assistant principal (Paul Gleason). Trailer: https://youtu.be/BSXBvor47Zs ...
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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 Cathy and Todd discuss the “messages and arrows” of our emotions, specifically that they give us the information we need to understand ourselves and teach our kids. Every feeling has an underlying reason, and the more we understand our emotional messages the easier we will see the arrows that point to what matters ...
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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 Cathy and Todd discuss how accountability leads to unity, and how impunity or justifying something deeply harmful leads to more divisiveness, not healing. They discuss how this is true with our government and the insurrection, and also when we have challenges in our partnerships, parenting, and friendships. Forgiveness is what we do for ...
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Todd and Cathy continue their discussion about how and why we grow and share specific colors that represent our stages of development (often referred to as spiral dynamics). They discuss how this effects politics, values, “fake news”, sports, leadership, and our need to belong. 7:57 Colors 62:10Avid Co.– Painting & Remodeling Rob Bell Podcast Team Zen- 0 Pressure, 100% support Enter coupon code “friend” for 1 free month Men Living Pop Culturing Todd Adams Coaching ...
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Cathy and Todd discuss the question that they hear the most – “How can I get my partner to….” – they discuss why this question is multi-layered, messy, and not easily answered. They discuss why wanting to change others feels easier than changing ourselves, why true wisdom comes from quiet, and the life-changing advice Oprah has for all people. 2:49 How do I get my partner to… 25:21 Clip of the little girl… 62:10Avid Co.– Painting ...
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Cathy and Todd focus on Me, We, and Everybody, a teaching of moral development (or Spiral Dynamics) taken from The Robcast. They share why this personal growth model (similar to understanding the chakras or the Enneagram) helps us see ourselves, relate to others, and understand how we all evolve (and regress) in different ways. Team Zen- 0 Pressure, 100% support Enter coupon code “friend” for 1 free month Men Living 1:05:43 Avid Co.– Painting & ...
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a 1964 Christmas stop motion animated television special produced by Videocraft International, Ltd. (later known as Rankin/Bass Productions) and currently distributed by Universal Television. It first aired Sunday, December 6, 1964, on the NBC television network in the United States and was sponsored by General Electric under the umbrella title of The General Electric Fantasy Hour. The special was based on the Johnny Marks song “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” which was itself based on the poem of the same name written in 1939 by Marks’ brother-in-law, Robert L. May. Since 1972, the ...
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Todd and Cathy discuss 1964’s Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and why the adults dropped the ball in helping Hermy and Rudolph understand their specialness – BUT, it’s still a great holiday rewatch filled with joy, learning, and nostalgia. Team Zen- 0 Pressure, 100% support Enter coupon code “friend” for 1 free month Men Living 1:01:32 Avid Co.– Painting & Remodeling Men Living Team Zen- 0 Pressure, 100% support Enter coupon code “friend” for 1 free ...
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Cathy and Todd reference a recent post by Dr. Alexandra Solomon about how we are doing a better job raising our girls to be leaders than raising our sons to be caregivers. They discuss how to raise whole sons who respect every aspect of their humanity, and how failing to do this hurts our boys and society. They also discuss the opinion writer who wants Dr. Jill Biden to drop “Dr.”, what Shawn Mendes can ...
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Todd and Cathy discuss the difference between a “bottler” or “brooder” when it comes to negative feelings, and why being curious about feelings allows us to be less reactive and more compassionate. They discuss why darkness is not always bad, and why there is wisdom inside all of our emotions. 1:58 Charlie Rogers 24 hour walk donation form 7:11 Quiz 1:03:03 Team Zen- 0 Pressure, 100% support Enter coupon code “friend” for 1 free month ...
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Cathy and Todd discuss Susan David’s book and TED Talk about emotional agility and why the ability to be agile leads to healthy human beings. They discuss why we need the skills to deal with the world as it is, and why sharing our emotions allows us to pay attention to our values and notice what’s working in our lives and families. 8:34 Big Life Journal– Enter coupon code ZENPARENT for 10% off your order ...
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Todd and Cathy discuss the double bind of “do no harm”, in that all decisions, even educated and well-thought out choices, may impact some negatively. They discuss the positive impact of empathy and the danger of gaslighting, and share Anne Lamott’s theories around hatred and self-understanding. 27:40 Big Life Journal– Enter coupon code ZENPARENT for 10% off your order. 1:07:20 Avid Co.– Painting & Remodeling Men Living Team Zen- 0 Pressure, 100% support Enter coupon ...
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Cathy interviews Todd, Frank Naugo, & Shaun Emerson discussing the relaunch from the Tribe Men’s Group over to Men Living.  They discuss the resources available that will help men step up to make a more harmonious world. 27:40 Big Life Journal– Enter coupon code ZENPARENT for 10% off your order. 1:00:50 Avid Co.– Painting & Remodeling The Profound Loneliness of American Men- Podcast #429 Men Living Team Zen- 0 Pressure, 100% support Enter coupon code ...
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Cathy and Todd discuss how the election has provided a more sturdy foundation to rebuild trust, beauty, and a sense of self and community. They discuss how we can continue to do small acts of kindness, continue our activism, and remember to “sing while filled with our dreams and troubles”. 53:15 Avid Co.– Painting & Remodeling  Tribe Men’s Group Events Team Zen- 0 Pressure, 100% support Enter coupon code “friend” for 1 free month Pop ...
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Todd and Cathy discuss getting through difficult and vulnerable moments (like election day) and how self-compassion and mindfulness are key. They discuss coping mechanisms versus escapism, how to effectively breathe, and why we should check-in on our strong friends. 56:45 Avid Co.– Painting & Remodeling  Tribe Men’s Group Events Team Zen- 0 Pressure, 100% support Enter coupon code “friend” for 1 free month Pop Culturing Todd Adams Coaching For Guys Painting or remodeling needs?  Check ...
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Cathy and Todd discuss Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and how Ezra Klein’s article in Vox used Maslow’s work to explain the importance of next week’s election. They discuss the importance of the election, what’s at stake, and why we need to remember our dignity, humanity, and interconnectedness as we move through this week and into 2021. 49:31 Avid Co.– Painting & Remodeling  Tribe Men’s Group Events Team Zen- 0 Pressure, 100% support Enter coupon code ...
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Cathy and Todd discuss Emily and Amelia Nagoski’s book Burnout, and how we can better process and release the stress we experience. They discuss their interview on the Unlocking Us podcast with Brene Brown, and the seven things we can do to make a difference in our overall well-being. They also discuss why women experience stress differently than men, and why rest, human connection, and befriending your inner critic are tools for healthier living. 1:11:35 ...
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Cathy+Todd discuss Cathy’s recent Zen Parenting Moment about how to guide our children with humility, and why spiritual narcissism can lead us to believe we have all of the answers. They discuss the HBO documentary The Vow and why in all situations we need to stay connected to our own inner knowing. 26:38 Care.com – As the world’s largest online destination for finding and managing family care, Care.com helps millions of families find high quality ...
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Relationship expert Dr. Alexandra Solomon join Cathy and Todd to discuss why dominance isn’t strength when it comes to politics, partnership, and parenting, and why last week’s debate was so difficult to watch. They discuss the necessary breakthroughs for a successful marriage, and what it means to hold space for someone we love. Zen Parenting Moments Email Subscription Link Dr. Alexandra Solomon Loving Bravely: A discussion with Dr. Alexandra Solomon- Podcast #372  Tribe Men’s Group ...
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Cathy and Todd talk with Rosalind Wiseman (Founder of Cultures of Dignity and author of Queen Bees and Wannabees) about her new book The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents and her “Tiny Guides” to help you quickly comprehend core social and emotional concepts. Cultures of Dignity The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents- Enter Coupon code “DLPP25” for 25% off Social Dilemma Trailer  Tribe Men’s Group Events Team Zen- 0 Pressure, 100% support Enter coupon code ...
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Cathy and Todd discuss losing RBG and why we have to practice what she taught us rather than decide all is lost. They discuss how we can grieve and also be strong, be afraid but also find joy. They discuss the importance of mindfulness and share Author Michael Singer’s description of a strong heart. 0:48 What Dads Miss Workshop with John Duffy & Todd Adams Wednesday, September 23rd @ 7:00 PM 1:10 Try Team Zen– try ...
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