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Cathy Cassani Adams, LCSW, CPC Zen Parenting Radio cohost and self-awareness and parenting expert

Cathy Cassani Adams is a self-awareness teacher focused on parenting and the personal empowerment of women and young girls. She's a certified parent coach, elementary school teacher, yoga teacher, and former child and family therapist and clinical educator at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Cathy currently teaches in the sociology department at Dominican University and Elmhurst College.

For eight years Cathy and her husband, Todd, parents to three girls ages 11, 14, and 16, have hosted Zen Parenting Radio, a top-ten kids and family podcast on iTunes. They are the creators of the annual Zen Parenting Conference in Chicago.

Cathy, a sought-after speaker and advocate for women, created and facilitated a self-awareness program for preadolescent girls called Be U. Her most recent book, Living What You Want Your Kids to Learn: The Power of Self-Aware Parenting, won a Nautilus Book Award, National Indie Excellence Award, and an International Book Award.

Current Program


Upcoming Program

Personal Growth
Zen Parenting
October 25 - 27, 2019
What we do has a far more lasting impact on our children than what we tell them to do. Parenting is an opportunity to embody our most realized self—to consciously choose our thoughts, words, and actions as we engage with our kids and partner. Join mindfulness parenting experts and <i>Zen Parenting Radio </i>podcast cohosts Todd Adams and Cathy Cassani Adams to hone your essential self-awareness and achieve joyful, trusting, and authentic family connection. Return home with practical skills and concepts for building, maintaining, and strengthening your parenting and your partnership. 

Past Program