TED Talks of Interest
The following links are to a selected few from among more than 1,500 free online talks given by noted thinkers, doers, inventors, artists across fields at the annual TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conferences that are dedicated to promulgating "ideas worth spreading." The talks run 20 minutes or less, obliging the speakers to distill the essence of their often groundbreaking work and vision into mini-lectures that are usually multi-media-enhanced and recorded live. The ones I've linked here are particularly relevant to therapeutic issues. If you know of others that have impacted you, please do not hesitate to email me with the link, and I will watch and add it, with gratitude, to this list:
Brené Brown, June 2010 TED talk, "The Power of Vulnerability"
Brené Brown, March 2012 TED talk, "Listening to Shame" (sequel to her 2010 talk above)
Karen Thompson Walker, June 2012 TED talk, "What Fear Can Teach Us"
Kelly McGonigal, June 2013 TED talk, "How to Make Stress Your Friend"
Sherry Turkle, February 2012 TED talk, "Connected, but Alone?"
Susan Cain, February 2012 TED talk, "The Power of Introverts"
David Steindl-Rast, February 2013 TED talk, "Want to be Happy? Be Grateful"
Other online videos and webinars of interest
Center for Healthy Sex (CHS) taped presentations:
"Healing from the Aftermath of Infidelity" -- A CHS Webinar with Dr. Tammy Nelson
"Why Couples Fight" - CHS lecture by Rick Hupp, MFT
"How to Tune In to the Voice Within" by Martha Beck (2011)
"My Self-Loathing Nearly Killed Me" by Brian Macaulay (2013)
"Pitfalls of Perfectionism" by Hara Estroff Marano (2008)
"How Your Greatest Insecurities Reveal Your Deepest Gifts" by Ken Page (2011)
"Why the World Needs Introverts" by Susan Cain (2012)
"Doing the Buddha's Practice" by Jack Kornfield (2007)
"Go ahead, Say You're Sorry" by Aaron Lazare (1995)
"The Choice to Forgive" by Fred Luskin (2004)
"Overcoming the Pain of Intimacy" by Fred Luskin (2012)
"Lust for the Long Haul" by Elizabeth Devita-Raeburn (2006)
"On Trust and Betrayal" by John Gottman (2011)
"The Four Horsemen" (troubleshooting predictors of divorce) by John Gottman, blog version
"In the Name of Love" by Susan Johnson and Hara Estroff Marano (1994/2010)
"Hold Me Tight" by Susan Johnson (2008)
"Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?" by Jennifer Kahn (2013)
"7 Things the World's Happiest People Do Every Day" by Eric Barker (2014)
"Brief Advice for a Life Well-Lived" by Christine Carter (UC Berkeley Commencement speech, 2011)
For articles on parenting, I highly recommend two sites that each have a fount of articles archived on virtually every topic of childrearing and adolescent-negotiating imagineable:
First, The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley:
This center, and in particular its Raising Happiness blog by sociology professor Christine Carter, provides a rich array of searchable articles on parenting and childrearing as well as a broader range of topic areas, such as work and career, mind and body self-care, etc.
Second, Hand in Hand Parenting: Nurturing the Parent-Child Connection, founded by Patty Wipfler in Palo Alto, CA:
Check back periodically for new short readings/articles and videos that I will post and/or link here which I find to be particularly worthy of making widely available.