We are always told to avoid “toxic” people, but sometimes it’s difficult to completely cut ties. This is when we learn to set boundaries. Cathy shares a metaphor she found in Glennon Melton’s latest blog – the reason we can see the beauty of a tiger behind bars is that we are safe from being devoured. If we don’t set up our own boundaries (bars), then we risk allowing others to take advantage of us (and we miss their beauty!).

We also share the website worldpulse.com  – it allows women from all over the world to communicate with each other and transform their circumstances.

At 22:00, we interview Todd’s good friend Rick Williams.  Rick shares the story of his wife Trish – for the last 19 months she has been dealing with Hydrocephalus. Rick has persevered to support Trish in unbelievable ways, but they have reached an impass – recovery is possible, but insurance has run out. To learn more and donate, please visit Trish’s fund raising page here.

Other Resources

We invite you to attend a live webinar with us titled How is your Child Sleeping? It’s on Wednesday, October 22nd @ 8:00 Central.  The discussion revolves around assessing your child’s sleep behavior and the effects on overall development.  Register by clicking here.  $15.00 to register.  An inspirational story related to this workshop can be found below.  It’s called “Finding Connor Deegan”

Todd co-facilitates The Tribe and is now accepting applications for his 2015 retreat.  Highlights of last years retreat can be found here.

Click the following links to purchase Cathy’s books The Self-Aware Parent Part 1  & and Part 2

Click here to find her blog, and click here to find her Chicago Parent column.

Todd has a few spots opening for his Men’s Group.  Email me @ comments@zenparentingradio.com

Tree of Life Chiropractic Care have some interesting workshops planned.  An outline can be found here.

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