Cathy and Todd discuss the importance and transformational experience of pain using the wisdom of Louis CK, Glennon Doyle Melton, Brene Brown, and Pema Chodron. They process how and why we are hard-wired to deal with pain, why the bravery to feel it will heal us, and how we can better handle the pain we feel. They share pop cultural references from Silence of the Lambs, Mr. Mom, and Cheers.

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Cathy’s 3rd book, Living What You Want Your Kids To Learn won the Nautilus Book 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





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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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Painting or remodeling?  Don’t forget about our parnter Avid Co.

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