What is Thanksgiving about? Being with family or finding the best deal? Many retailers moved Black Friday deals up a day and now people are expected to work on Thanksgiving or they feel the need to shop instead of relax.  We subscribe to not feeding into the frenzy – will you join us? We also discuss a book titled Triumphs of Experience by George Vaillant.  The book is the longest longitudinal study of human development.  Among the surprising findings: people who do well in old age did not necessarily do so well in midlife, and vice versa.  We discuss more from the book and share a clip from the author.  We learn a new idea from the author in which he states that the ability to take love in and metabolize it is the key to a successful life.

Other random stuff:

The Safety Dance, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Todd’s disdain for shopping and receving clothes as gifts.

Cathy’s virtual Holiday Retreat begins on December 9th.  Click the link for more info.

We have arranged for a screening of the documentary “Girl Rising” in Lombard.  Click here to purchase your tickets as there going quickly.

Todd’s men retreat is March 7th thru March 9th.  Please email @ comments@zenparentingradio.com for details.

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