Cathy Cassani Adams
Contributor and Blogger
Cathy Cassani Adams is searching for greater meaning and higher purpose. To find answers she has taken many different paths, from the aisles of the self help section to the workshops of educators and gurus, to her past experience as a clinical educator and child and family therapist at Children's Memorial Hospital, to her current work as a PCI Certified Parent Coach and yoga instructor. But her greatest lessons come from her three beautiful daughters, ages 6, 5, and 2. They demonstrate what it means to be present, enjoy the moments, and live a truly authentic life. Her parenting experiences led to her first book, "The Self-Aware Parent: 19 Lessons for Growing with Your Children." Cathy lives with her family in Elmhurst and she can be found at www.cathycassaniadams.com.
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Keeping our children emotionally safe
September 1, 2011
Raising our children in an emotionally safe environment is our personal contribution toward changing the world.
Wide Open Spaces
August 23, 2011
Last week a mom said to me, “We moms long for freedom so much when our kids our little, but once we send them off to school, we just head home feeling empty.”
Celebration for Zen Parenting Radio and The Self-Aware Parent in Elmhurst
August 17, 2011
Tomorrow night Todd and I are celebrating Zen Parenting Radio and the release of my new book, The Self-Aware Parent: 23 More Lessons for Growing with Your Children at Essential Skin and Beauty in Elmhurst.
Self Care and Namaste
August 8, 2011
I love the word Namaste. Because I am a student and teacher of yoga, and just because.
Watching the Wheels
August 1, 2011
The older I get the more I know that kids are the ones who have it right. They spend their time in movement, joy, and inspiration – they speak truth and they know what is real (well, they naturally do this if we allow for it, but that’s another discussion….).
July 28, 2011
Iʼm standing on the 10-foot high platform looking down at the water and asking myself why Iʼm so afraid. I remind myself that what Iʼm really afraid of is the fear Iʼm facing, not the jump itself.
It's not what you say....
July 21, 2011
Parents are always searching for the perfect words, often in an attempt to really connect with their children. While words can be helpful and soothing, real feeling is often expressed without words.
The Empty Cup
July 5, 2011
Sometimes when I answer a question, I notice that the asker has stopped listening. Midway through my response I feel a shift….I know I am about to hear some familiar words, words that we all tend to use from time to time… Yeah, but.
Raising a reader, by a mom who loves to read
June 22, 2011
How does one raise a reader? For me, it was fairly simple. I continue to do what I love and then pass it on to them - lead by example. I’ll show you what I do and maybe you can incorporate some of these things into your daily lives with your children......
Running for others, running for self
June 20, 2011
The nerves that woke me up at 3:30AM started to ease somewhat as I stood shoulder to shoulder with other runners on that beautiful Sunday morning in June.