Cathy and Todd discuss autonomous growth and relational growth and process why they are both essential. They talk with Rita Hyland, coach and creator of the “It’s My Year” master course. They also discuss the impact and passing of David Bowie, answer a listener question, and explain how to meet your goals through “temptation bundling”.

The reference the following books, blogs, quotes, and people:

Alanis Morrisette podcast

Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt

Rita Hyland

Freakonomics Podcast When Willpower Isn’t Enough: A Freakonomics Radio Rebroadcast

And David Bowie’s last video

Freakanomics podcast –

Tara Mohr – http://www.taramohr.com/


Other Resources


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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



Tribe Adventure Men’s Retreat

February 19th–February 21st, 2016
Unplug, Unwind, and Recharge

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Tree of Life Chiropractic Care have some interesting workshops planned.

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