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Zen Parenting Radio

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Parenting
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Zen Parenting is a weekly online radio discussion between a spiritual and emotional mom (Cathy Cassani Adams) and a logical and practical dad (Todd Adams). Anyone else living a life like that?

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Zen Parenting is a weekly online radio discussion between a spiritual and emotional mom (Cathy Cassani Adams) and a logical and practical dad (Todd Adams). Anyone else living a life like that?

iTunes Ratings

551 Ratings
Average Ratings
530
12
5
3
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fantastic podcast

By Allie Boh - May 19 2020
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This podcast has helped me so much with my parenting style. I feel so peaceful after each listen

Very Helpful

By Marocamu - Mar 06 2020
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I really enjoy the consciousness conversation and the willingness to be open to learn.

iTunes Ratings

551 Ratings
Average Ratings
530
12
5
3
1

fantastic podcast

By Allie Boh - May 19 2020
Read more
This podcast has helped me so much with my parenting style. I feel so peaceful after each listen

Very Helpful

By Marocamu - Mar 06 2020
Read more
I really enjoy the consciousness conversation and the willingness to be open to learn.
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Zen Parenting Radio

Latest release on Aug 04, 2020

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Zen Parenting is a weekly online radio discussion between a spiritual and emotional mom (Cathy Cassani Adams) and a logical and practical dad (Todd Adams). Anyone else living a life like that?

Rank #1: Dr. Dan Siegel- The Power of Showing UP- Podcast #526

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Cathy and Todd interview Dr. Siegel's newest book- The Power of Showing Up- How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become & How Their Brains Get Wired.

Dec 31 2019

55mins

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Rank #2: How To Raise An Adult (Part 1)- Podcast #431

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Todd and Cathy discuss a practical checklist of what kids need before they go to college written by Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of How to Raise an Adult. The checklist offers intention and clarity, and recognizes that skills develop over time in a child-developmentally appropriate way. They also discuss why Todd wanted to play Cashflow for his birthday, and why financial awareness is necessary education for our kids.

May 08 2018

56mins

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Rank #3: Be A Happier Parent- Podcast #492

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Cathy and Todd talk with Former New York Times reporter KJ Dell’Antonio about her book How to be a Happier Parent. They discuss some common issues that challenge parents, and explore how to decrease the stress and find more joy.

May 07 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #4: Hitting A Wall- Podcast #545

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Cathy and Todd discuss why hitting a wall is to be expected, and why it’s not a failure, it’s a recalibration. They discuss what walls can teach us and why adaptation and pivoting are important now, and after, the pandemic. They discuss why all feelings are acceptable, and why if we can be specific about what we are feeling, we will have an easier time moving through it.

Apr 28 2020

1hr 1min

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Rank #5: The Profound Loneliness of American Men- Podcast #429

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Todd and Cathy discuss the emotional challenges of American men and why this impacts every part of our society. Their guests, Frank Naugo and Shaun Emerson, discuss why men struggle with intimacy, vulnerability, and friendship, and why anger or numbness can become a default setting. They share clips from the Hidden Brain podcast titled How American Masculinity Creates Lonely Men, and discuss how we can redefine what it means to be a man.

Apr 24 2018

1hr 17mins

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Rank #6: Feelings About Feelings- Podcast #544

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Cathy and Todd discuss how we judge our own feelings and then instead of self-regulating, we get lost in a cycle of emotions. They discuss Mark Brackett’s book Permission to Feel, and his interview on Brenè Brown’s Unlocking Us podcast. They also share some ways we can monitor our emotions and show up for our kids, partners, and world in a more compassionate way.

Apr 21 2020

58mins

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Rank #7: Money & Happiness- Podcast #381

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Todd and Cathy discuss how money contributes to happiness and how our relationship with money affects our feelings of success. They reference an episode of The Good Life Project called The Truth About Money and Happiness and discuss documentaries such as Happy, Born Rich, and the 1%. They also discuss how to talk with our girls about body image and why it’s important to find a new and true definition of beauty.

Jun 13 2017

1hr 10mins

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Rank #8: Connection Is Everything Podcast # 483

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Todd and Cathy discuss Dax Shepard’s interview with Dr. John Gottman, and discuss his research around marriage, parenting, sex, and the key to longevity.

Mar 05 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #9: How To Value Each Other- Podcast #428

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Todd and Cathy discuss “moral outrage” and how to use it to create positive change. They explain how society tends to value a clean and concise way of thinking, but how thinking out of the box or seeing the bigger picture can lead to greater compassion and connection. They discuss how to support a child who doesn’t want to share, why spaghetti thinking is as important as waffle thinking, and why archetypes can help us understand ourselves better.

Apr 17 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #10: Reparent Yourself- Podcast #437

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Cathy and Todd discuss Dr. Robin Berman’s book, Permission to Parent, and also her interview on the goop podcast. They discuss how our brain grows on love, why group-think starts in childhood, and why continuing to seek the approval of your parents can be detrimental to your present-day relationships.

May 29 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #11: Listen To This One With Your Partner- Podcast #378

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Todd and Cathy discuss why “figuring out” our partner will cause frustration, but why staying present with every new experience will create intimacy. They use a post from fellow coach Jayson Gaddis They discuss why it’s important to ride the waves with your partner rather than trying to control their emotional expression, and why unpredictability can be just as connecting as predictability. They share a recent miscommunication, explain why labeling family members is detrimental, and practice saying toy boat really fast without messing up.

May 23 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #12: Recognizing Our Unconscious Bias and Triggers- Podcast #335

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Cathy and Todd discuss unconscious bias and how our “brain shortcuts” can cause us to deviate from our true values. They also discuss why people get triggered and how we can differentiate between political correctness and considerate language. They share their experience of the Sia concert, how girls and boys are raised differently, and Cathy’s awesome experience at the Emerging Women Conference. They also answer a listener's question when their daughter seeks out a definition of beauty.

Oct 18 2016

1hr 6mins

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Rank #13: Emotional Neglect: What Your Feelings Are Saying- Podcast #512

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Todd and Cathy discuss the different types Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) and why it’s important to recognize our own experiences and blindspots. They discuss Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, Talking to Strangers, and how it can help us think in a more nuanced and expansive way.

Sep 24 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #14: Undue Anxiety with Dr. John Duffy- Podcast #345

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Todd and Cathy welcome back Dr. John Duffy and his wife Julie to discuss why so many people are dealing with undue anxiety. They process why it’s difficult to discuss, where it’s coming from, and why we need to talk to our kids about it. They discuss Dr. Duffy’s new podcast called Undue Anxiety, Bruce Springsteen, and why communication and connection are the keys to feeling less alone.

Nov 25 2016

1hr

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Rank #15: Part II Parenting The New Teen With Dr. John Duffy- Podcast #511

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In the second half of this two part interview, Todd and Cathy talk with friend Dr. John Duffy about his new book Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety: A Complete Guide to Your Child's Stressed, Depressed, Expanded, Amazing Adolescence They discuss weed, gaming, identity traffic,  and much more.

Sep 17 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #16: Rosalind Wiseman-Building A Culture of Dignity: Podcast #517

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We had two special guests on the podcast today - Rosalind Wiseman and our daughter Jacey - you don’t want to miss this discussion about dignity, respect, Euphoria, sex ed, boy group chats and of course, Mean Girls - we will post next week! 💥

Oct 29 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #17: Why Are Women So Tired? A Talk with Karen Brody, Author of Daring To Rest- Podcast #438

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Cathy and Todd talk with Karen Brody, author of Daring to Rest: Reclaim Your Power with Yoga Nidra Rest Meditation. They discuss why women feel so much pressure to be productive, and why we need to redefine what rest really means. They discuss the power of yoga nidra, why it makes such a difference physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and why intention is an essential part of the process. Karen is also the creator/writer of Birth, a play about how low-risk, educated women are giving birth today. Since 2006 the play been performed around the world as part of BOLD, an arts-based global movement inspiring communities to create childbirth choices that work for mothers.

Jun 01 2018

52mins

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Rank #18: The Gift Of Failure- Podcast #407

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Todd and Cathy discuss Jessica Lahey’s The Gift of Failure, and discuss why allowing our kids to make mistakes will help them succeed. They also discuss the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, why rewards and punishment don’t work, and why praising our kids for effort rather than outcome will lead to greater success and a healthier sense of self. They play a clip of a Hillary Clinton interview on the Dear Sugar podcast, a commercial about failure from Michael Jordan, and discuss Carol Dweck’s book Mindset.

Nov 21 2017

1hr 5mins

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Managing Screen Time Part 2- Podcast #559

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Cathy and Todd discuss managing screen time by investigating the Eightfold Path (8 practices that serve as a framework in Buddhist philosophy). The practice can help us relate to screen time (and everything else) differently and shift how we relate to our children when it comes to technology. #2 of a two-part series.

Time Stamps

5:15 Summary

10:51 Right livelihood

23:45 Right effort

43:14 Right mindfulness

54:05  Right concentration

67:00 Avid Painting & Remodeling

Resources

 Tribe Men’s Group Events

Team Zen- 0 Pressure, 100% support Enter coupon code “Jan” for 1 free month

Pop Culturing

Todd Adams Coaching For Guys

Painting or remodeling needs?  Check out Avid Co.

Upcoming Events

CLICK HERE for a list of all upcoming events

Videos

Aug 04 2020

1hr 9mins

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Managing Screen Time Part 1- Podcast #558

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Cathy and Todd discuss managing screen time by investigating the Eightfold Path (8 practices that serve as a framework in Buddhist philosophy). The practice can help us relate to screen time (and everything else) differently and shift how we relate to our children when it comes to technology. #1 of a two-part series.

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3:14 8- Fold path
11:54 Right view
22:41 Right motivation
36:33 Right speech
53:45 Right action

1:11:20 Avid Painting & Remodeling

Resources

 Tribe Men’s Group Events

Team Zen- 0 Pressure, 100% support Enter coupon code “Jan” for 1 free month

Pop Culturing

Todd Adams Coaching For Guys

Painting or remodeling needs?  Check out Avid Co.

Upcoming Events

CLICK HERE for a list of all upcoming events

Videos

Jul 28 2020

1hr 13mins

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Why Are Conspiracy Theories Believable- Podcast #557

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Cathy and Todd discuss John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight episode about conspiracy theories, and share the psychology behind why people believe tend to believe them. We also discuss how to have productive conversations with people who share and promote harmful pandemic theories.

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4:50 Conspiracy Theories

13:12 So I Married An Axe Murderer

19:40 The reason why people believe in conspiracy theories

25:19 Cathy’s favorite quote – “this glass is fragile…”

41:44 Forrest Gump

51:03 What we can do

52:52 Avid Painting & Remodeling

Resources

 Tribe Men’s Group Events

Team Zen- 0 Pressure, 100% support Enter coupon code “Jan” for 1 free month

Pop Culturing

Todd Adams Coaching For Guys

Painting or remodeling needs?  Check out Avid Co.

Upcoming Events

CLICK HERE for a list of all upcoming events

Videos

Jul 21 2020

1hr 9mins

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Build A Solid Foundation- Podcast #556

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Cathy and Todd discuss why building a strong foundation can get us through difficultly and uncertainty, and help us recognize what’s most important in crisis and calmer times. They share what a “strong foundation” looks like and why it’s an everyday practice. They discuss Eckhart Tolle, Richard Rohr, and why dark helps us understand the light (and vice versa).

3:40 Scripture (Matthew)

24:26 Cathy’s foundation

32:50 Row Row Row Your Boat

36:26 We forgot about the birds

52:52 Avid Painting & Remodeling

Resources

 Tribe Men’s Group Events

Team Zen- 0 Pressure, 100% support Enter coupon code “Jan” for 1 free month

Pop Culturing

Todd Adams Coaching For Guys

Painting or remodeling needs?  Check out Avid Co.

Upcoming Events

CLICK HERE for a list of all upcoming events

Videos

Jul 14 2020

53mins

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How To Connect To Your Kid- Podcast #555

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Todd and Cathy discuss why connection necessitates letting go of needing and focusing more on understanding. They share a story of connecting with their daughter and why knowing her well was the key to engagement.

52:52 Avid Painting & Remodeling

Resources

 Tribe Men’s Group Events

Team Zen- 0 Pressure, 100% support Enter coupon code “Jan” for 1 free month

Pop Culturing

Todd Adams Coaching For Guys

Painting or remodeling needs?  Check out Avid Co.

Upcoming Events

CLICK HERE for a list of all upcoming events

Videos

Jul 07 2020

55mins

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Inhabit Your Life- Podcast #554

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Cathy and Todd discuss the Zen parable about the monkey in the river and why it teaches us to find the aliveness of every moment, even if we are afraid or uncertain. They offer examples and analogies from The Karate Kid, Parenthood, Dead Poets Society and even High School Musical. They also discuss the importance of staying educated and continuing to integrate discussions about race into our parenting, and why we need to WEAR MASKS and demonstrate our care for each other and our communities.

Looking for a trustworthy Financial Planner?  Reach out to David Serrano from Edward Jones @ 815-370-3780

46:38 Avid Painting & Remodeling

Resources

 Tribe Men’s Group Events

Team Zen- 0 Pressure, 100% support Enter coupon code “Jan” for 1 free month

Pop Culturing

Todd Adams Coaching For Guys

Painting or remodeling needs?  Check out Avid Co.

Upcoming Events

CLICK HERE for a list of all upcoming events

Videos

Jun 30 2020

54mins

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What Self-Care Really Is- Podcast #553

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Cathy and Todd discuss how self-care is about building a life that you don’t need to escape from – by speaking up, asking for what you need, resting, and interacting with integrity. They discuss how we can practice this in partnership and parenting, and when we are discussing and learning about difficult issues like race. They also discuss what makes a great song and share some of their picks.

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9:00 What self-care really is

18:04 Twitter vs facebook

23:57 Integrity

36:35 Glennon Doyle Snippet

46:38 Avid Painting & Remodeling

Resources

 Tribe Men’s Group Events

Team Zen- 0 Pressure, 100% support Enter coupon code “Jan” for 1 free month

Pop Culturing

Todd Adams Coaching For Guys

Painting or remodeling needs?  Check out Avid Co.

Upcoming Events

CLICK HERE for a list of all upcoming events

Videos

Jun 23 2020

48mins

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Truth Is Hard, But It’s So Much Easier Podcast #552

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Cathy and Todd discuss how self-awareness, vulnerability, and a willingness to listen upfront lead to authentic and connected conversations later. They discuss how this applies to race discussions, partnership, and parenting, and how cognitive dissonance and whataboutism get in the way of meaningful and productive communication. They reference So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo, Brene Brown’s podcast with the Duplass brothers, and White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo.

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4:22 Truth is hard regarding race

25:30 Truth is hard regarding relationships

30:27 Truth is hard regarding parenting

53:34  Avid Painting & Remodeling

Resources

 Tribe Men’s Group Events

Team Zen- 0 Pressure, 100% support Enter coupon code “Jan” for 1 free month

Pop Culturing

Todd Adams Coaching For Guys

Painting or remodeling needs?  Check out Avid Co.

Upcoming Events

CLICK HERE for a list of all upcoming events

Videos

Jun 16 2020

55mins

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Spiritual Bypassing & Race- Podcast #551

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Cathy and Todd discuss how spiritual bypassing (the use of spiritual practices and beliefs to avoid dealing with our painful feelings) can run counter to being a listener and learner when it comes to race. They discuss how spiritual bypassing has become normalized and separates us from the issues we need to work through when it comes to social justice, partnerships, parenting, or our own growth and development.

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35:16 Care.com– As the world’s largest online destination for finding and managing family care, Care.com helps millions of families find high quality care for their children, aging loved ones, home and pets.

1:17:00 Avid Painting & Remodeling

Resources

https://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Bypassing-Spirituality-Disconnects-Matters/dp/1556439059

http://austinchanning.com/

https://www.facebook.com/beabridgebuilder/

 Tribe Men’s Group Events

Team Zen- 0 Pressure, 100% support Enter coupon code “Jan” for 1 free month

Pop Culturing

Todd Adams Coaching For Guys

Painting or remodeling needs?  Check out Avid Co.

Upcoming Events

CLICK HERE for a list of all upcoming events

Videos

Jun 09 2020

1hr 18mins

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Talk About Race- Podcast #550

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Todd and Cathy discuss the protests and why self-awareness and being a student are essential when talking about race. They share who they learn from, why we need to speak up, and why dismantling racism in ourselves is necessary, difficult, and uncomfortable.

Resources

Leaders to follow:

@austinchanning

@luvvie

@blackcoffeewithwhitefriends

@mspackyetti

@myblockmyhoodmycity

@jlythcotthaims

@laylafsaad

@thegreatunlearn

@rachel.cargle

@maskchicago

Books mentioned:

White Fragility

Between the World and Me and The Water Dancer

How to be an Antiracist

Just Mercy

The New Jim Crow

Heart Talk

Articles and posts mentioned:

20 Actions that White People Can Take To Show up for Black People Right Now

Kareen Abdul-Jabbar Op-Ed

Rachel Rogers

Trevor Noah

1619 Project

 Tribe Men’s Group Events

Team Zen- 0 Pressure, 100% support Enter coupon code “Jan” for 1 free month

Pop Culturing

Todd Adams Coaching For Guys

Painting or remodeling needs?  Check out Avid Co.

Upcoming Events

CLICK HERE for a list of all upcoming events

Videos

May 31 2020

44mins

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Questions To Love Podcast #549

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Todd and Cathy discuss some of the questions from this New York Times article titled The 36 Questions That Lead to Love

May 27 2020

52mins

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What’s Your 1 Thing? -Podcast #548

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Todd and Cathy discuss the highlights of a Freakonomics podcast titled Reasons to Be Cheerful as well as The Goop Podcast titled The Culture of Busyness.  Some of the topics discussed were the negativity bias, loss aversion, and getting out of the way so our kids can become the people they are supposed to be.

May 19 2020

1hr 6mins

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Content Vs Context- An Interview With Jim Dethmer Podcast #547

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Todd and Cathy interview Jim Dethmer from the Conscious Leadership Group.  They discuss the difference between the content (what is happening) of our lives and the context (from what energy are we dealing with what is happening.  They also talk about the universe, death, toddlers, weed, and body intelligence in this real world example when Cathy and Todd's 12 year old daughter interrupts the interview.

May 12 2020

57mins

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What Does Messy Look Like? Podcast #546

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Todd and Cathy discuss what it means to experience messy and how messy, but necessary, conversations can cause discomfort and uncertainty. They discuss why others are not always bad or wrong, and how we can see the nuance and grey in every situation. They discuss how enlightening or self-aware moments can look different for everybody, and how a Good Will Hunting moment isn’t the only example of catharsis.

May 05 2020

1hr 16mins

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Hitting A Wall- Podcast #545

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Cathy and Todd discuss why hitting a wall is to be expected, and why it’s not a failure, it’s a recalibration. They discuss what walls can teach us and why adaptation and pivoting are important now, and after, the pandemic. They discuss why all feelings are acceptable, and why if we can be specific about what we are feeling, we will have an easier time moving through it.

Apr 28 2020

1hr 1min

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This Is What You Shall Do- Podcast #543

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Cathy+Todd discuss Walt Whitman’s poem This is what you shall do and discuss how his wisdom is relevant today. The discuss what it means to “dismiss whatever insults your soul”, and why this relates to us globally and in our own families. They also share lessons from The Little Rascals and Dead Poets Society.

Apr 27 2020

1hr 1min

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Feelings About Feelings- Podcast #544

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Cathy and Todd discuss how we judge our own feelings and then instead of self-regulating, we get lost in a cycle of emotions. They discuss Mark Brackett’s book Permission to Feel, and his interview on Brenè Brown’s Unlocking Us podcast. They also share some ways we can monitor our emotions and show up for our kids, partners, and world in a more compassionate way.

Apr 21 2020

58mins

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The Light At The End Of The Tunnel- Podcast #542

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Cathy and Todd discuss vivid dreaming and why you might be feeling old griefs during this pandemic. They discuss why talking about your feelings and appreciating humor and joy are stabilizing. They share why Lin Manuel Miranda, John Krasinski, the Cuomo Brothers and Matthew McConaughey have been helpful over the last couple of days.

Apr 07 2020

53mins

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Alone Together- Podcast # 541

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Cathy and Todd discuss creating new habits during the pandemic – for some this can add structure, and for others this can feel too overwhelming. They share the difference between people who are enjoying this time of shelter-in-place, and those who are working harder and taking risks so we all can feel safe and cared for. They also discuss the show Alone and why we need to take care of those who are by themselves, and why relationships are the things that matter most.

Mar 31 2020

51mins

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Grief Is What You Are Feeling- Podcast # 540

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Cathy and Todd discuss an article in the Harvard Law Review titled The Discomfort You Are Feeling is Grief. Grief expert David Kessler explains how we are all feeling anticipatory grief during this pandemic and how to find hope and meaning in our daily experiences. They also discuss how to pull inspiration from Caroline Ingalls (Little House on the Prairie) and the movie Castaway.

Mar 25 2020

49mins

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iTunes Ratings

551 Ratings
Average Ratings
530
12
5
3
1

fantastic podcast

By Allie Boh - May 19 2020
Read more
This podcast has helped me so much with my parenting style. I feel so peaceful after each listen

Very Helpful

By Marocamu - Mar 06 2020
Read more
I really enjoy the consciousness conversation and the willingness to be open to learn.