Zen Parenting Conference, 2019

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Event Details

The world we live in requires a special kind of bravery. One that gives us the courage to face both extraordinary and everyday challenges. It’s time to find our strength in numbers as we get our brave on, together.
Join us for an inspiring weekend you won’t want to miss.


Speakers for this event

  • Abby Wambach

    Abby Wambach


    Many of you know the amazing Abby Wambach as the all-time leading scorer in international soccer history with 184 career goals. Abby’s ability to wear down defenses with her physical play, aerial game and hard running has long been a key to the USA’s success. After winning the Women’s World Cup in 2015, Wambach retired as one of the most dominant players in the history of women’s soccer. Her bravery inspires and having her with us at this year’s conference is clearly a win for us all.

    A true leader both on and off the field, Wambach is dedicating the next chapter of her career to fighting for equality and inclusion across industries as well as working with women to be empowered leaders. Abby is married to Glennon Doyle and the couple has three children: Chase, Amma and Tish.


  • Dr. Devorah Heitner

    Dr. Devorah Heitner


    Our brave new world requires us to raise responsible digital citizens. Easier said than done. It’s a good thing Dr. Devorah Heitner is bringing her fresh approach to maintaining your zen amidst all the screen time. As the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and the founder of Raising Digital Natives, she is providing resources for schools and organizations wishing to cultivate a culture of responsible digital citizenship.

    Dr. Devorah is the authority parents turn to for empowering, research-based advice on raising resilient and kind kids in our always-connected, increasingly challenging world. Advocating for mentoring, not just monitoring, she engages audiences with fresh insights about what it’s really like to grow up in the digital age. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, TIME magazine and Education Week. She has a Ph.D. in Media/Technology and Society from Northwestern University and has taught at DePaul and Northwestern Universities. When she is not writing or speaking, you’ll find her relaxing with her family in Chicago and raising their own digital native.


  • Glennon Doyle

    Glennon Doyle


    When bravery is needed, it’s time to call in the warrior! We are thrilled to be joined by the fearless Glennon Doyle. Her impressive stats include being the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior, a 2016 Oprah’s Book Club selection, as well as the New York Times best seller Carry On, Warrior.

    Glennon is also an activist, speaker and founder of Together Rising, a non-profit organization that has raised over eight million dollars for women, families and children in crisis. She is also the creator of Momastery.com, an online community where millions of readers meet each week to experience her shameless and hilarious essays about marriage, motherhood, faith, mental health, addiction, recovery and connection. She is a columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine, and was named among OWN Network’s SuperSoul 100 inaugural group of awakened leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity. Glennon lives in Florida with her three children and her wife, Abby Wambach.


  • Julie Lythcott-Haims

    Julie Lythcott-Haims


    Raising a child today takes all kinds of bravery. Have no fear, Julie Lythcott-Haims is here to help! She is the author of the New York Times bestselling book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success (2015) and Real American: A Memoir (2017). How to Raise an Adult emerged from Julie’s decade as Stanford University’s Dean of Freshmen, where she was known for her fierce advocacy for young adults and her honest critique of the growing trend of parental involvement in the day-to-day lives of college students.

    At this year’s conference she will be sharing the inspiration for her book, Real American, which details Julie’s personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people of color. And how her path to self-acceptance began with the healing power of community, which helped her overcome the hurtful isolation of being incessantly considered “the other.” Julie lives in Silicon Valley with her partner of thirty years, their two teenagers, and her mother.