Lessons from Ep.731 – “Love Every Day”

ZPR Blog, Weekly Podcast, Zen Parenting

Exploring the thin line between nurturing ambition and fostering well-being, Todd and Cathy delve into the complexities of today’s achievement culture. Discover insights on balancing aspirations with emotional health in our youth.

Letting go of our junk

Cathy Adams mindfulness, Personal Reflection, self-awareness 0 Comments

Deep down our inner workings are good. What’s not good is all the junk piled on top of the good. The history, defensive mechanisms, trauma, judgmental thinking, biases, prejudices, and pain that blocks the good. Life is not a process of “becoming” better, we are good as we are. But we do have to commit to a consistent junk-removal process …

Overthinking What People Think

Cathy Adams Chicago Parent 0 Comments

Too often we pull back from an innovative idea, allow ourselves to be treated poorly or decide to not try something new because we find ourselves thinking, “I don’t want people to think that I’m…” What? Too successful? Too outspoken? Too self-loving? Instead of believing that it’s OK to do what feels good or right to us, we prioritize what …

The teacher needs a teacher

Cathy Adams Family Stories, Personal Reflection, self-aware parenting 1 Comment

Early yesterday morning I taught my college students. We talked about how they need to take care of themselves so they can best utilize their skills. In the middle of the day I worked with elementary school students.  We talked about how important it is for them to appreciate who they are and make themselves a priority. At night, I …