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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.


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.


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.


Understand who you are and why you do what you do


Be here, pay attention, accept what is


Relate to others with kindness and caring


Our hardwiring, our joy, our reason for being

Creating conversations to encourage self-awareness, mindfulness, compassion, & connection



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



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

“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

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

Permission Slips- Podcast #489

April 16, 2019

Cathy and Todd discuss how to give ourselves permission to change or try something new. They share some wisdom from Oprah’s new book The Path Made Clear, and discuss why trusting and honoring ourselves can strengthen our relationships....


Essentialism- Podcast # 488

April 9, 2019

Todd and Cathy discuss Greg McKeown’s book Essentialism about how we can do less, but better. They discuss how to figure out what’s essential, how to let go of what we no longer need, and how essentialism relates to KonMari and the...


The Space Between- Podcast # 487

April 2, 2019

Cathy and Todd discuss how parenting experts can appear to contradict each other (even when their information is valid), and why we need to know our family and trust our instincts when making parenting decisions. They discuss Gabor...


What makes us happy – Podcast #486

March 26, 2019

Todd and Cathy discuss the lessons from the longest study about happiness from the Harvard Study on Adult Development. They discuss Steven Pinker’s data about the world getting better, and what Bill Gates and Warren Buffet both...


Public Shaming- Podcast #485

March 19, 2019

Cathy and Todd discuss public shaming and why responsibility, humility, and reflection need to be a part of the process. They discuss John Oliver’s interview with Monica Lewinsky and the college admission scandal....


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