Cathy and Todd discuss why it can be challenging for families when kids are involved in youth team sports or travel leagues. They also discuss why valuing relationship above all else will make decision making so much easier, and why leaders who value relationship are the most successful.

John O’Sullivan will be speaking about this @ the Let’s Get Real Conference in March.  His interview with us can be found @ and his Ted Talk is below

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Zen Gets Real 2016 Conference tickets are now on sale.

Zen Gets Real Attendee And Sponsorship Information


What is the Let’s Get Real Monthly Series?

An opportunity to listen and ask questions about the things that really matter in a safe and enjoyable environment. Make it a date night with your spouse or your friends and go home feeling inspired.

$20 per person. If you come as a couple, use coupon code lgrcouple for a 10% discount.

The Let’s Get Real Series will be every month until the Zen Parenting “Let’s Get Real” Conference March, 2016.

Click here to get your tickets for Tues, Oct 13 – What is balance anyway?  

Fitz’s Spare Keys, 7-8:30pm – Facilitated by Cathy Cassani Adams, Rita Hyland, and Lorna Samatas


Zen Parenting Radio believes that a great movie can entertain, generate discussion, and open hearts and minds. We are committed to bringing relevant and thought-provoking documentaries to our community to create awareness and greater empathy. We have screened Girl Rising, Race to Nowhere, The Mask You Live InThe Empowerment Project, and now The Hunting Ground.

Wednesday, November 18th at 7 pm – York Theater, Elmhurst

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The Hunting Ground, 2015

Kirby Dick, Writer/Director & Amy Ziering, Producer

The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. From the intrepid team behind Academy Award Nominated The Invisible War, comes The Hunting Ground, a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate. 

This screening is for women and men. The intention is not to divide, but to come together to discuss sexual assualt, why and how it happens, and what can be done. It’s recommended for parents of girls and boys, high school students, and college students. 

The movie begins at 7 pm and it’s 103 minutes. We will facilitate a short discussion following the film and the night will end by or before 9 pm. This is a one-night, one-time showing.

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Cathy’s 3rd book, Living What You Want Your Kids To Learn won the National Indie Excellence Award!Go here to order your book.COVER.300ppi.rgb

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.

If you shop Amazon by going through our website first (there is an amazon link on the bottom right hand of our home page), a portion of your sale will help fund future Zen Parenting programming.


How important is a good smile?  Just ask our new partner John J Kelly DDS.  They are located on the northwest side of Chicago and will meet all of your family’s dental needs.

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Looking for a Vitamix blender?  Don’t forget to use our coupon code 06-007296 for free shipping.