Change your words, change your life-Mindfulness (2)

Cathy and Todd discuss the life-changing mindfulness research of Ellen Langer, author and professor from Harvard who has been researching mindfulness (and mindlessness) since the 70’s. She defines mindfulness as paying attention and being able to notice new things, while recognizing that experiences are based on the words and ideas that we attach to them. Ellen Langer was interviewed by Krista Tippet for the On Being Podcast.

We read an excerpt from Videographer/Storyteller Shawn Boyle.  To learn more, you can go to

They also talk about different ways of dealing with sibling rivalry.  Todd unveils his new technique in dealing with children being unkind towards one another.


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


Todd has a few spots opening for The Tribe Men’s Group.  Email me @

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Tree of Life Chiropractic Care have some interesting workshops planned.

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