Sinopsis

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?

Episodios

  • Finding Alignment- Podcast #563

    Finding Alignment- Podcast #563

    01/09/2020 Duración: 59min

    Todd and Cathy discuss what it means to find personal alignment rather than what our society calls “success”. They reference the 4 Noble Truths, Mel Robbins, Eckhart Tolle, the 8-fold path, To Kill a Mockingbird, the power of intuition, and how scientists estimate the probability of your being born at about one in 400 trillion. They also discuss the shocking death of Chadwick Boseman, and Cathy’s new book deal. Zen Parenting, the book, will be coming out next year!

  • Reframing The School Year Podcast #562

    Reframing The School Year Podcast #562

    25/08/2020 Duración: 55min

    Cathy and Todd discuss how to see this school year differently and how to accept and reframe our experiences. They discuss how figuring out something new will take time and patience (and self-care), and how children will learn a lot about self-regulation and how to go with the flow in a new system of learning.

  • How To Motivate Your Kids- Podcast #561

    How To Motivate Your Kids- Podcast #561

    18/08/2020 Duración: 47min

    Todd and Cathy discuss intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation for kids, and discuss the harm of unachievable success in the documentary The Weight of Gold (about Olympic athletes) and The Go Go’s documentary (about the rise and fall of the band). They also discuss the true and false self, and the “Three Lords of Materialism” (coined by Chögyam Trungpa in his book Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism) and how they relate to our perception of success and motivation.

  • 2020 School Year- Podcast #560

    2020 School Year- Podcast #560

    11/08/2020 Duración: 51min

    Cathy and Todd discuss why understanding ambiguous loss, the dignity of others, and the humanity of teachers is essential as we navigate a back to school plan. This uncertain time necessitates reflective and respectful discourse, and a reminder that our kids are looking to us as role models in how to respond to a difficult and unprecedented event.

  • Managing Screen Time Part 2- Podcast #559

    Managing Screen Time Part 2- Podcast #559

    04/08/2020 Duración: 01h09min

    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.

  • Managing Screen Time Part 1- Podcast #558

    Managing Screen Time Part 1- Podcast #558

    28/07/2020 Duración: 01h13min

    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.

  • Why Are Conspiracy Theories Believable- Podcast #557

    Why Are Conspiracy Theories Believable- Podcast #557

    21/07/2020 Duración: 01h09min

    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.

  • Build A Solid Foundation- Podcast #556

    Build A Solid Foundation- Podcast #556

    14/07/2020 Duración: 53min

    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).

  • How To Connect To Your Kid- Podcast #555

    How To Connect To Your Kid- Podcast #555

    07/07/2020 Duración: 55min

    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.

  • Inhabit Your Life- Podcast #554

    Inhabit Your Life- Podcast #554

    30/06/2020 Duración: 54min

    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.

  • What Self-Care Really Is- Podcast #553

    What Self-Care Really Is- Podcast #553

    23/06/2020 Duración: 48min

    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.

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

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

    16/06/2020 Duración: 55min

    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.

  • Spiritual Bypassing  Race- Podcast #551

    Spiritual Bypassing & Race- Podcast #551

    09/06/2020 Duración: 01h18min

    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.

  • Talk About Race- Podcast #550

    Talk About Race- Podcast #550

    31/05/2020 Duración: 44min

    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.

  • Questions To Love Podcast #549

    Questions To Love Podcast #549

    27/05/2020 Duración: 52min

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

  • What’s Your 1 Thing? -Podcast #548

    What’s Your 1 Thing? -Podcast #548

    19/05/2020 Duración: 01h06min

    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.  

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

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

    12/05/2020 Duración: 57min

    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. 

  • What Does Messy Look Like? Podcast #546

    What Does Messy Look Like? Podcast #546

    05/05/2020 Duración: 01h16min

    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.

  • Hitting A Wall- Podcast #545

    Hitting A Wall- Podcast #545

    28/04/2020 Duración: 01h01min

    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.

  • This Is What You Shall Do- Podcast #543

    This Is What You Shall Do- Podcast #543

    27/04/2020 Duración: 01h01min

    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.

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