Starz and Angels
There has been some really good episodes but a lot of times they fall into couple bickering which even though that is reality it can be discouraging and the antithesis of zen. I think people seek this kind of show because they are suffering as a parent or in their marriage. Only white people would perceive their reality as zen which is rooted in enlightenment but they are far from it. They also talk about things that are completely irrelevant and take so long to get to the point. Like who cares about movie stars. Isn’t that part of the problem of constantly comparing ourselves to Hollywood? These people have built a shrine to that ideology.
You know that feeling you get when you read a book and every page you open up resonates with something you have always felt but not realized? That’s what I get from every episode of ZPR. Cathy and Todd are at a high level of consciousness and can help raise yours by listening. 👍🏽👍🏽
Informative, supportive and non judgmental
I recently discovered this podcast and I like it a lot.
They provide information and share studies. They also are transparent with their own ways of parenting at your best and without perfection. You can identify easily as a parent.
They also talk about working on ourselves to master our response.
Where have Todd and Cathy been all my life?
This is the podcast I wish I had stumbled across 8 years ago when I became a parent. The discussion and guidance has been just what I needed. I always questioned the way I was raised and didn’t want to do it the same way, nor did I want to reinvent the wheel. Listening to Zen Parenting Radio helps me commit to being my best self, and gives me the focus I need as a parent.
Love these two
thank you podcasts
I get so much from this podcast. Two loving people, who also love each other, having hard conversations and sharing their knowledge. Great one for parents of girls!
Connects on multiple levels
Thank you for your valuable and insightful show. You both compliment each other so well and love all of the practical and down to eart advice.
Almost as helpful as breathing
Holly in AZ
I’ve been listening to this podcast for years off and on. Sometimes I go without it for months and every time I come back I’m so thankful I did. The parenting advice is incredible but the human advice lifts me from my core - and usually when I need it most. Cathy and Todd provide an invaluable service by just using their voices, their words, their hearts. By being themselves - their true selves - they allow me to find my true being....and I’m sure so many others as well. Thank you Zen Parenting Radio - you are a true gift.
My only solace in just recently finding this podcast is that I can listen to older recordings throughout the week.
Cathy and Todd put language to feeling: every episode taps into self-awareness and channels it into authentic practice.
I love this podcast.
Funny, Practical, Inspirational
Love Todd & Cathy. They always bring to the table terrific advice on how to be a better parent and a better person. They compliment each other very well; they're funny; they're down to earth; they give real practical advice AND feel-good spiritual inspiration!! I feel grateful to get an hour with them once a week through their podcast!
A treat and a treasure
This podcast has become a weekly treat for me. I always come away having learned something valuable and with a feeling of positive energy. Todd and Cathy share meaningful insights and nuanced framing on a variety of interesting topics. It feels like I have made two like-minded friends. As a mother of a toddler and twin infants, that feeling of being in community is a real treasure.
Keep on Truckin
Todd and Kathy, I've been listening to you since Nov 2016 (when I left my abusive spouse while pregnant with our only child) and have gone back and listened to a lot of episodes prior to that. Despite being a loyal listener, I never right reviews. (This is my first to any podcast.) I am directly responding to a review in Ep 5463 which picks on Todd for calling Kathy "sweetie." On behalf of bitter divorce people everywhere, let's set the record straight: Using a pet name for your spouse because you genuinely love them is not a problem, it's a goal to which so many can aspire. Your kind open discussions with one another have reminded me why I was not where I belonged. It's reassuring to hear a REAL couple take on life in an open grateful way that embraces each other and grows together. If ever I find myself in another relationship, it will be one with which I am with someone who honors ME as you both honor each other. NEVER stop being you because an ornery curmudgeon found fault with your style of communication. Keep inspiring us. I for one certainly need it. I know I'm not the only one.
I am their target audience!
As a new mother and voracious podcast listener, I am so happy to have found Todd and Cathy and their Zen Parenting Radio podcast! I had a difficult time finding a podcast that resonated with my new motherhood "hat" while maintaining my deep need for self-development. Then I found Zen Parenting Radio and it has checked both of those boxes, and gave me some new pieces of information that I didn't even know I needed before I began listening. I am thoroughly enjoying the way they weave current events with their own trials and tribulations of parenting. I feel like each podcast is tailored to me as I am deeply involved with today's political climate, but they give me hope as to how to navigate this landscape without losing myself or becoming too disheartened. Thank you Todd and Cathy for giving me a podcast that feels absolutely tailored to me! I look forward to learning and growing both as a parent and a person with your guidance every week!
It's not for me Sweetie. Too annoying Sweetie.
The guy comes across as very strange and disingenuous with his stories and odd demeanor.
This podcast has helped me tremendously. I have learned a great deal about how to stay connected to my 4 children and especially my husband. I find the podcasts from the earlier years the most valuable because they are more focused on parenting and family.
I laugh! I cry!
Keep the movie clips coming, Todd!
Zen Parenting Radio is fun, honest, and warm. It helps me to remember to bring my best self over and over again.
Margaret Mead once said "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." And honest to goodness, Cathy and Todd Adams are spearheading one such small group. Zen Parenting Radio isn't just a podcast about parenting—it's a podcast about living, and about challenging ourselves to become the empathic, connected, and clear-headed people (and parents) we all want to be. Listening to ZPR never fails to make me "feel outstanding," both as a mom and as a human being. It's my go-to podcast for any mood: happy, sad, annoyed, introspective, or just in search of a good laugh or reference to pop culture. Cathy and Todd deliver impactful, thought-provoking, and universally applicable topics every week in a conversational style that is as fun and easy to listen to as it is wise. And the archives are a gift that just keeps on giving. I can't say enough good things about it. Love, love, love this podcast!
Love, love, love
I just want to say how much I love your show. I get off track, but when I finally (again) find the time to listen and it seems like you're speaking to me. Just me. Yet somehow I realize by the end of the podcast that there's a whole tribe available to me too. Thank you for all that you do. You're passion, wisdom, honesty is making the world a better place.
Love listening to this couple. So much respect for their style and the guests they bring on.
Not just for Parents!!
Being a parent of young children is what first made me tune into this podcast, but a year later I keep tuning in for their sound wisdom on how to be a good human being, to grow, and to have healthy relationships. This podcast is definitely not just for parents. Expect a lot of talk about current events and pop-culture references.
Cathy and Todd: My wife and I have been listening to you both every week for the past 18 months and appreciate all that you share on your podcast. It seems like every topic you speak to is what we are going through in our lives especially as it relates to raising children. It has been very helpful to know that life is messy but we are able to make the best of it.
Continue the great work, we will be listening.
Sincerely your loyal listener and tribe member,
Good for the soul
I've been listening to this pocast for about 6 months and it has quickly become one of my favorites. I really value Todd and Cathy's down-to-earth, accessible style and practical, loving guidance. I initially tuned in to find parenting inspiration (I have two young kids), but found so much more - including inspiration for how to be a better, more self-aware human being. Episodes cover a diversity of topics that are relevant to anyone, even if you don't have children. Thank you, Todd and Cathy, for your humor, wisdom, and authenticity.
Let’s help spread the word <3
So I’ve been listening to these podcasts for a little while now but the most recent episode (#441) really touched me. I felt like after listening to it, it was now my duty to write a review in hopes that more people would learn about Zen Parenting Radio. The hosts, Todd & Cathy are so down to earth and make you feel like they are close friends with you. This particular episode, they had a guest that needed a liver transplant and I felt myself tearing up several times. I truly pray that he finds peace & happiness and I continue to trust that his highest & best good is divinely unfolding. God is good. Namaste
💙 from Colorado
Todd and Kathy I’ve religiously (and spiritually😉) listened to you both for years and I consider you my inner guide to parenting, self-awareness and just great informational nuggets about spirituality and mindfulness practices. We listen and love all the same peeps so it feels like home to me. Thanks for all the goodness you put out into the big world...keep on truckin’
Desi from CO
Centered and Grounded
Amy Rose in Kansas City
I get so many helpful suggestions from Todd and Cathy about marriage and parenting. My weekly dose of Zen Parenting Radio keeps me centered and grounded. I send all of my friends here when they are struggling.
Best podcast I’ve found yet
I feel so fulfilled,informed, and inspired to be a better parent after every single podcast. I really love it. I also share it with everyone I know! Thank you Todd and Cathy
Love Zen Parenting Radio! Always come away w/ self-understanding & fabulous insight on my husband & boys.
I love these two! I am a 43 year old stay at home dad, that strives to be a better Father and Partner. After I listen to an episode I feel inspired and have more tools to do so! Thanks guys. Keep on truckin!
The Real Deal in Parenting
Todd and Cathy provide insightful wisdom and guidance on the journey of parenting and deliver it in a easy to listen and fun podcast. They have influenced my family and work. Their experience as professionals and parents is essential listening for anyone looking for a mindful approach to parenting. Thank you for what you do!
Fun format, invaluable words
The laid-back format hosts Todd and Cathy use for their show is disarming and fun. Yet the topics they cover are incredibly important and salient to the daily life of raising kids and being present with ourselves. In an age where everyone want to tell us how to be and what to do, ZPR invites listeners to look to our own inner voice and knowledge.
Love this podcast! So helpful.
I’m a 30 yr old single male with no kids, I’ve learned so much from you, enjoy applying it to life and seeing the many benefits. Thank you!
I can’t get enough!!
I’m binging majorly on your podcast! I began listening to your most recent podcast and quickly fell in love. I’ve now started as far back as iTunes will let me go “11 mistakes I’ve made as a husband”. Love you guys! So many “a-ha” moments, tears and belly laughs listening to you guys! Thank you so much Todd & Cathy! 💙
The best predictor of your well-being is listening to this podcast 😁
These guys are great and listening to them is so grounding. I love their personable uniqueness they bring to their conversations! The take of self awareness being key to all aspects of life is something that’s very important to me. Their discussions are relevant, real, rooted, funny, and engaging. I highly recommend this, even if your not a parent, because like it or not, wether you have kids or not, we’re all parents... at the very least parents of ourselves, and who doesn’t want to get insight on how to relate and parent yourself?
Refreshing and Inspiring
I Love ZPR! It’s not just about parenting but kindness, compassion and being human. Their insights translate to all aspects of life and you get the male and female perspective! Sometimes I’m pretty convinced they have been reading my journal as their discussions directly link to my struggles, concerns and thoughts. Listening to ZPR is comforting and inspiring. Thank you Todd and Cathy for sharing yourselves and making footprints on my heart and soul! Much gratitude.
My favorite podcast
Thank you for all you do, this podcast is truly wonderful and eye opening!! I listen to every minute, each and every week! :)
There is just so much meaningful, helpful information. It inspires me to be a better mom and a better, over all, person!!
Zen Parenting is great for even "old" parents!
My children are all young adults now, but I still get so much from Cathy and Todd. Self understanding and awareness helps me help my young adult children navigate their lives. I wish I had this podcast when my children were young, but so happy to have it now. Also,I give Cathy's books as baby gifts - love the last book of essays!
Love Hearing Both Sides
Lovepat in Italy
I'm a looong time listener and an expat mom of a cross cultural, tri-lingual 8 year old. I really appreciate the model Todd and Cathy provide for a healthy, functioning couple who are practicing concicous parenting. It's nice to hear about how you work things out, taking responsibility for your part, and support each other. We don't get to see this very often.
There is a feeling with Zen Parenting Radio that we're sitting around together once a week having a conversation with Cathy and Todd. We're all living through the same sorts of life experiences, sometimes feeling overwhelmed and uncertain, and sometimes, like in this podcast, rising up out of months of introspection and seeing that we can only really manage our own development. And doesn't that reflect the podcasts intention: that our children will thrive if they have parents who are paying attention to their own growth? Thank you Cathy and Todd!
Someone who shares our desire for mental and emotional well being for our kids. A breathe of parenting fresh air and a place we feel understood!
Hello Cathy and Tod! Thank you for this wonderful podcast. Thank you for offering your time, energy, wisdom and resources. This podcast is filled with hope, laughter, insight, joy and even holds space for tears, challenges and the hard conversations we should be having as a parents and humans. I enjoy your recommendations of books, movies, quotes and other things along the way. Thank you for allowing me to attend the conference last year and hosting this event. Big thank you to the zen friends that support me!
My name is Heather. I am 25 years old and I do a lot of driving... and I mean A LOT! So music gets boring and sometimes it’s just something to listen to in the background so I’m not a weirdo sitting in silence.
My boyfriend got me first interested in podcasts listening to a few other ones but sometimes they get long and, like too much almost. I like to think a lot and to relate to others when thinking too.
Right now I am a behavioral therapist working with children with autism and my job has taught me a lot. I’m not however, staying in this field. I’m perusing a career in paramedic and firefighting.
Anyways, I discovered ZPR and haven’t listened to one podcast of theirs that I haven’t fallen in love with or haven’t been able to relate to. Everything to the content they speak of to the way they talk with each other through and with on the podcasts are inspiring and informative.
Sometimes I have hard days and the first thing I think about is getting my mind to relax by listening to ZPR... now my driving seems too short.
Thank you ZPR for being my therapy.
We also have three daughters (1,3,6) and this podcast is so spot on. This is helping me and my spouse grow as people and in turn as parents.
My wife and I listen on a consistent basis. The topics covered are always practical and applicable on a daily basis. This is one of our favorite things to do with each other. I’ve also started being coached by Todd and have greatly enjoyed his feedback in our sessions so far!
A zen HUMAN-ing podcast
I've listened to every episode of this podcast for the last couple years. The blend of Cathy and Todd is so refreshing. It is awesome how they work through their topics as they go. They know what they want to say, but they let the process unfold. It has also been fun to hear them get even better and more nuanced over these years. It's clear they walk their talk which matters when deciding who to give your time to! This podcast is all about leaning into a more aware and honest life, which will always lead to better parenting.
Zen, a Perfect 10
Don’t let the Parenting title fool you; this show is relevant for anyone wanting to be better at life. Though a little late to the game, Cathy & Todd have guided me through other ways to navigate all my relationships since #347. Tuesday is my favorite morning!
Connecting in the car
My wife and I have been listening to Zen Parenting Radio since 2014. I started listening while home alone during the day. I was looking for something inspirational to have on in the background while working from home. My wife listens at night, its helps to clear her head and fall alseep to something inspirational. Occationally we get to listen together in the car during long trips. When we get to listen together is the best because I often want to join in Todd and Cathy's conversations and listening with Hannah makes that possible. We find that we often have to pause the show to discuss what is going on and sometimes engage with the topic passionatly which our older daughter finds hilarious since apparently we are supposed to be zen while listening to zen parenting. We are secretly fine with her when she chooses to listen from the backseat and hope some wisdom and self awareness will rub off on her. Honestly though the topics and converstations are often soft entry ways into discustions that are important for us to have and that we might not be having otherwise. We have enjoyed them so much we took a trip to Chicago last year for their conference and thouroughly enjoyed the conference, speakers, and time by ourselves. Thank you for making us think, thank you for opening up conversations for us, and thank you for making us laugh. We look forward to our Thanksgiving road trip listen.
I have been listening to Zen Parenting podcasts for over a year now and finally decided to write this review. I look forward to listening every Tuesday and often repeat previous episodes to refresh my thoughts on parenting and my own self-understanding. I often quote Todd and Cathy to my husband and to friends when we are discussing parenting and even just daily life. I love how they combine parenting skills with ways to work on improving understanding of ourselves. They discuss current events and place them in the context of larger life applications which I really appreciate. Thanks for keeping me grounded and helping me become a better parent!
So glad I found this podcast which is full of love, understanding, and spreading good to all. These two reel you in with heart warming stories, solid advice, and compassion.
I listen to this podcast every single week and i listen to many of them over and over. There is so much wonderful inspiring information! I love love love listening to Todd and Cathy, they work so well together and their podcast makes me feel so happy and good and like i can do this, i can do this parent/adult thing! I tell anyone i can about this podcast, it is my most favorite one, it is for anyone, you do not have to be a parent to listen, or your kids can be all grown and out of house, it makes you feel good about life and they have such amazing information to help you better your attitude and live a peaceful loving life with those you love! i talk and talk about the things i learned and loved with my husband. i get so excited about this podcast and LOVE listening every week. I discovered this podcast just recently because i just got a smart phone in April and can listen to podcasts and i love to go back to all of the older ones and listen, i can't get enough. I go on walks everyday and listen as i walk, it makes my whole day better, walking and listening to such an amazing podcast! You two are brilliant!!!!