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Watch and share these pdf 's and videos to help with life's most common concerns:                                               

Making changes, where to start.  Telka's Creating Best Results pdf

Stress Management: 

Kelly Mcgonigal: How to Make Stress Your Friend: Ted.com 14min 

Understand YOURSELF: Feelings are what we have the most of and know the least about (18 min)

How setting boundaries heals  workaholism and feeling overwhelmed ( 16 min) 

Anxiety and panic resources:     High Functioning Anxiety (2 min video)  

Dawn Huebner Rethinking anxiety: Learning to face fear  (18 min Ted talk)   A day in the life of anxiety (4 min)                                                                     

What is a panic attack? 4 minute video, Panicaway.com   How to handle a panic attack 4 minute video Panicaway.com                                                              Harnessing Fear and worry Martha Beck video (9 min)        Emotional Mastery: The gifted wisdom of unpleasant feelings (15 min) Dr Joan

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD The psychology of post-traumatic stress disorder (Joelle Rabow Maletis | TED-Ed)  5 min

Depression:Leading cause of disability, 4 min Ted.talk 

Referencing  the movie “Inside Out,” (6 min)  this video explains how embracing uncomfortable emotions rather than avoiding, shaming  or fearing them, is the healthy way to cope with moods

"I'm Fine" - Learning To Live With Depression 16 min | Jake Tyler | TEDxBrighton    What is Bipolar Disorder Ted.ED 6 min 

Depression, The Secret We Share 30 min ted.com video, Andrew Solomon   The Other Side of Me - inside my bipolar mind (15 min) 

Anger Resources: 

Telka's  Emotional Onion Tools Anger Management pdf

Anger, Compassion: What It Means To Be Strong | Russell Kolts | TEDxOlympia  (13 min) 

What we need to teach our sons Ted.com (11 min) 

Relationship resources:  

Making your marriage work,  John Gottman Phd (47 min)  What 4 behaviors could ruin your relationships?  (2min) Gottman  

The person you really need to marry  (14 min Tedx video)

Skills for Healthy Romantic Relationships | Joanne Davila | TEDxSBU (16 min) three evidence-based  relationship skills – insight, mutuality, and emotion regulation.

Telka's Healthy Dating Rules pdf    Telka's Healthy Trust pdf   

​Why Facts do not convince people: Brain stuff- Published on Sep 24, 2017 And what you can do about it. 3 min (via Social Good Now)

Addiction info: Concerned about someone's drinking, smoking or drug use? 

What to do if someone you love has an addiction-Telka's Substance abuse guide pdf

Everything I Needed to Know I Learned in a Mental Hospital” Tedx talk by Glennon Doyle Melton for (17 min)     

​​Understand YOURSELF: Feelings are what we have the most of and know the least about; handle them or they will handle you (Tedx 18 min)  

Adult Attention Deficit Disorder,  online resources at Addititudemag.com

 ​Adult ADD/ADHD Documentary  (8 min)                       ADHD May Look Like This in Adult Women (8 min)            

What It's Like Living With Adult ADHD Katie Couric (8 min) 

Book recommendation: Freed,J  4 Weeks to an Organized Life


What we need to teach our sons: changing how we role model emotions  (Tedx.com 11 min)  

Teach girls bravery, not perfection (Ted.com13 min) 

Anger, Compassion: What It Means To Be Strong | Russell Kolts | TEDxOlympia  (13 min) 

Jennifer Senior: Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? (Ted.com 18 min)

Clinical psychologist Meg Jay has a bold message For twenty Somethings: (Ted.com 15 min)

“Keep them alive til 25?”  Jill Bolte Taylor helps understand the adolescent brain (Tedx 17 min)

The Secrets of Happy Families (Ted.com 18 min)


Ali Carr-Chellman studies the most effective ways to engage boys (Ted.com 13 min)

Need help with hard subjects in school? ( Khan Academy)  Teaching Mastery, not tes scores Saul Khan's Ted talk (10 min)

Diana Laufenberg: How to learn? From mistakes (Ted. talk 10 min)

Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. Schools Kill Creativity  Ted.com Talk (20 min)

How to raise successful kids without over-parenting (Ted.com 10 min.)

Disclaimer. The resources included in this Website were compiled from a variety of sources and are subject to change without notice as are any services, programs or offerings described in this Website. Telka Arend-Ritter has no representation or warranty regarding the completeness, quality, or adequacy of the resources listed.   Material on this website is not intended to substitute for medical care or advice. Consult with your health care provider for best results.