Are you losing yourself?

 
 

By Cathy Cassani Adams

Contributor and Blogger

My husband and I continue our Zen Parenting series this Sunday (7/25) at Elmhurst Yoga Shala from 6-8 p.m. and we are focusing on new parents (with children ages 0-5…expectant parents, too!).

Are any of these things true?

You are experiencing an identity crisis because life is different than it used to be.

You are losing yourself because your child (or children) demand so much attention.

You are becoming a martyr.

Your significant other doesn't understand what you are experiencing and you don't know how to talk about it.

You feel guilty because everyone tells you that you should feel happy but you feel overwhelmed.

You feel out of balance.

You don't have time to take a shower.

You are exhausted.

Don't worry, you are not alone…….please join us!

ZEN PARENTING - Realize what kind of parent you really want to be!

THIS MONTH (7/25):  NEW PARENTS - Take care of you, Take care of your children (for parents with children 0-5 and expectant parents)

Pre-register to receive a discount and to get a FREE copy of Cathy's book, The Self-Aware Parent:  19 Lessons for Growing with Your Children. Bring a friend or your spouse and receive an ADDITIONAL discount!

Click here to pre-register and for more information.

Pre-Registered and Paid:
$25 per person/ $30 per couple (or bring a friend)
Drop-in, day of:
$35 per person/$45 per couple (or bring a friend)

We begin with a calming and centering discussion, simple yoga, and breathing to reduce stress and bring you into the present moment.  We continue with an interactive discussion about parenting and taking care of YOU so you can walk out with new ideas and greater awareness!

New topics each month:
7/25 - New Parents:  Take care of you, take care of your child (newborn - preschool)

8/29 - Raising Confident Children (all ages)

9/26 - 10 Tips for a Successful School Year (preschool - teen)

Take the opportunity to relax, center and be truly present, and then participate in a parent discussion that offers the male and female perspective (Cathy is joined by her husband Todd).


About the teachers: Cathy Cassani Adams is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a PCI Certified Parent Coach, a Certified Elementary School Teacher and a Certified Yoga Teacher.  Cathy has been practicing yoga for 10 years and she completed her teacher training with Sarah and Stephanie Starnes. Cathy believes that yoga is helpful to all individuals, but it's especially helpful to busy parents. Through it you can find the energy you need to manage family life. Cathy is the author of The Self-Aware Parent: 19 Lessons for Growing with Your Children (www.cathycassaniadams.com).

Todd Adams will join Cathy in co-facilitating the parent discussion.  Todd is a salesman and real estate investor who loves all things sports, including days out on the golf course.  He is also a dedicated father who supports other fathers in finding a healthy work/life balance.  While Cathy tends to parent from a more emotional and spiritual perspective, Todd tends to be more logical and practical.  As partners they combine their strengths to find a balanced and respectful way to parent as a team.  Together they have three little girls, ages 7, 5, and 2.

Click here to pre-register.....looking forward to seeing you!

 

 
 





 
 
 
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