Fresh Start Woman's Foundation
Fresh Start Woman's Foundation

Learning Resources

Helpful Online Resources and Tools

Looking for helpful online resources to supplement the material you learn in programs and workshops at Fresh Start? We have compiled some of our favorite videos and online content that you may find educational and helpful.

Foundation Series: Assertive Communication

The Importance of Non-Verbal Cues as Told by Friends (Video)

Learn to Be ASSERTIVE with a STRONG PERSONALITY | Tips to Effectively Communication with Others (video)

What does passive behaviour look like? (video)

What does assertive behaviour look like? (video)

Why Being Assertive Is Positive | Oprah's Lifeclass | Oprah Winfrey Network (video)

5 Phrases for Becoming Assertive (video)

Being assertive (video)


 Foundation Series: Developing Boundaries

A Beginners Guide to Setting Boundaries (Video)

Boundaries with Brene Brown (video)

Good boundaries free you | Sarri Gilman | TEDxSnoIsleLibrarie (video)

What Are Personal Boundaries? (Worksheet)

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How to Create Healthy Boundaries (Worksheet)

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Drawing Effective Boundaries (Worksheet)

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Setting Healthy Personal Boundaries (Worksheet)

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Building Better Boundaries (Worksheet)

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Boundaries for Parents and Families - What is Positive Parenting? A Look at the Research and Benefits (Articles)

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Boundaries (Worksheet)

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Healthy Boundaries with Children (Article)

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Boundaries and Expectations Exercises

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Foundation Series: Goal Setting

The video EVERY woman should watch! (video)

The Art of Goal Setting | Keiana Cave | TEDxUofM (video)

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges | Dr. Amy Cuddy | IDEAcademy 2018 (video)

John Doerr: Why the Secrets to Success is Setting the Right Goals (Ted Talk - Video)


Foundation Series: Stress Relief

Mindfulness Practice with Paul Sugar

Paul Sugar, Director at the Scottsdlae Institute for Health and Medicine Center for Mindfulness has a variety of videos for you to practice your mindfulness at home.

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Modern Meditation - Positivity (Guided Meditation Video)

Modern Meditation - Healing Focus (Guided Meditation Video)


Isle of Calm Playlist

Jessica's Daily Affirmations (video)

Insight Timer - App for Anxiety, Meditation and Stress

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Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief

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Relaxation and stress Reduction Workbook

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Relaxation Skills Reading and Worksheet

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Portable Guide to Stress Relief

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Relaxing Exercies to Relieve Stress for Patients and Families

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Stress Reduction and Relaxation Techniques

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How to make stress your friend | Kelly McGonigal

A meditation expert shows her stress relief 'tapping' exercise which you can do in 2 minutes (Video)

Breathing Techniques For Stress Relief

Personal Development: Life Skills

"4 Ways to Shift Your Perspective" by Rachel Hollis

"Are you having a hard time controlling your perspective? Try this… when I’m in a funk I ask myself, “What is influencing my perspective?” Is it the media I’ve been watching recently? The influencer on Instagram? Is it a past experience that I’m allowing to color my current reality? By asking myself which factors are contributing to the way I’m feeling, I’m able to take a step back and separate what’s real (the blessings in my life, the resources available to me) versus what I might be making up (a potentially negative future I’ve made up based on nothing more than my imagination)."

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Rachel Hollis - "Show Up Anyway" (Video)

"SHOW UP ANYWAY. Your community is counting on YOU. I know it’s hard. I know it’s scary. But I believe in you. WE GOT THIS."

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Rachel Hollis - #Next90Challenge

Our #Next90Challenge is HERE! We’re committing to 14-weeks of living intentionally and with joy despite what’s happening in the world outside of our control. Based on our popular annual Last 90 Days event, this community-wide challenge will bring together people from all over the world. We decided that we can’t control what’s happening in the world, but we can control how we show up in it. 

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Amplify: Women's History Month Playlist

 Free Online HOPE Forums with Arizona State University 

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Brene Brown on Blame

Brene Brown on Empathy

Daily Breath with Deepak Chopra Playlist:

Brene Brown on Vulnerability

How to Build Self Confidence | CeCe Olisa | TEDxFresnoState

What Trauma Taught Me About Resilience | Charles Hunt | TEDxCharlotte

Unlocking Your Resilience | Mollie Hughes | TEDxYouth@Glasgow

Grit: the power of passion and perseverance - Angela Lee Duckworth - Ted Talk (Video)


Personal Development: Health & Wellness

YMCA 360 - Online Health and Fitness Videos

Take advantage of online health and fitness videos available from the YMCA to stay fit at home!

Check out YMCA360

Yoga with Adriene

At Yoga With Adriene, our mission is to reach as many people as possible with high-quality free yoga videos. We welcome all levels, all bodies, all genders, all souls! Browse our library of free yoga videos to find a practice that suits your mood or start a journey toward healing.

If you're brand-new to yoga, check out our Yoga For Beginners and Foundations of Yoga series. These are designed to give you the tools to build a happy, healthy at home yoga practice. If you're ready to work up a sweat, try our Yoga for Weight Loss or Total Body Yoga playlists.

Calm and relieve a tired mind and body. Create space. Tone and trim. Cultivate self-love. Make time for you. Go deeper, have fun. Connect. Fall off the horse and then get back on. Reconnect. Do your best, be authentic and FIND WHAT FEELS GOOD.

Check out Yoga with Adriene

Gretchen Rubin Happier Podcast

Gretchen Rubin, is a writer who relentlessly explores human nature to understand how we can make our lives better. She believe sthere’s no one-size-fits-all solution for becoming happier, healthier, more productive, or more creative; when we know ourselves and what works for us, we can change our habits and our lives.

Gretchen Rubin "Happier" Podcast

Elizabeth Gilbert "Magic Lessons" Podcast

Bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert returns for the second season of her hit podcast MAGIC LESSONS, ready to help another batch of aspiring artists overcome their fears and create more joyfully.

Listen to "Magic Lessons"

Oprah - Super Soul Sunday

The Emmy award-winning SuperSoul Sunday is a daytime series on OWN that delivers insight and inspiration from renowned thought leaders to awaken viewers to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them. Each week, enjoy mind-nourishing conversations between Oprah and top thinkers, authors and spiritual luminaries.

Watch Super Soul Sunday

Career and Education

Knowing Who You Are with Hallie Crawford (video)

Career Insights Video Channel

Get advice and hear directly from people working in various industries!

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Ted Talk: The Career Advice You Probably Didn't Get by Susan Colantuono (video)

Ted Talk: Know Your worth, and then Ask For it by Casey Brown

Free Work Tutorials with GCF Global

Looking to advance in your career? Embarking on a new one? Use these lessons to plan your career, apply for jobs, balance work life, and get the training needed to succeed in today’s marketplace.

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Free Core Skills Tutorials with GCF Global

Whether you want to learn new words, practice your reading skills, or expand your knowledge of fractions, decimals, percents, and algebra, our interactive lessons can help.

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Free Reading and Math Tutorials with GCF Global

Whether you want to learn new words, practice your reading skills, or expand your knowledge of fractions, decimals, percents, and algebra, our interactive lessons can help.

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How To Use LinkedIn For Beginners - 7 LinkedIn Profile Tips (video)

Carol Fishman Cohen: How to Get Back to Work After a Career Break


Personal Development: Professional Image

Your body language may shape who you are | Amy Cuddy

Reading minds through body language | Lynne Franklin | TEDxNaperville


Computer Literacy

Intro to Zoom (English - PDF)

View our introduction to Zoom to help you learn the basics you need to know to use Zoom for webinars and meetings.

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Intro Para Zoom (Espanol - PDF)

Información introductoria sobre cómo usar el zoom.

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Zoom 101 Sign Up & Download Meeting Client (Video)

Zoom How-To: Join a Meeting (Video)

Zoom How-To: Joining & Configuring Audio & Video (Video)

Zoom How-to: Scheduling A Meeting (Video)

Google Tech Talks Video Channel (Video)

Hear from technology pros on different topics related to computers, programming, software and more!

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Tech Quickie Video Channel

Ever wanted to learn more about your favorite gadgets or a trending topic in tech? With a mix of humor, cynicism, and insight, Techquickie brings you the answers to all your tech questions every Tuesday and Friday.

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The New Boston Video Channel

The New Boston has vidoe content related to programming, web design, game development, graphic design, networking and more with over 4,200 video tutorials!

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Free Technogology Tutorials with GCF Global
Intimidated by computers? New to email or the web? Want to stay safe online or understand how your operating system works? Learn all of this and more in our Technology section.

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Financial Literacy

Women & Financial Literacy with

"Managing money in the midst of life’s other priorities is no easy task. Women of all ages and backgrounds struggle with the pressure to earn enough, access education, care for a family and plan retirement.

Taking the initiative to educate yourself about complex financial decisions will help you achieve your next major milestone. Every informed financial decision you make gets you closer to that goal."

Learn more at

How to Track Your Spending (video)

How to Make a SMART Money Goal (video)

Money Saving Tips for Busy Moms (video)

How to Save $1,000 Fast (video)

Introduction to Accounting

QuickBooks Online Complete Tutorial: Setup, Chart of Accounts, and Banking

Chart of Accounts Basics in Quickbooks Online

QuickBooks Online: Downloaded Bank Transactions (Complete Tutorial)

Family and Parenting

Homeschooling Tools with Kiva U

"Welcome to Kiva U! Right now, you can access easy, streamlined activities for students of all levels — all for free! These exercises will teach your children more about world issues like global poverty, refugees, food safety, clean water, entrepreneurship, the value of family, financial inclusion and more!"

Learn About Kiva U

Camp Hello Bello 

Kirsten Bell & Dax Shepard have a weekly schedule of activities for parents & kids at home to access virtually hosted by them & their friends! FREE

Visit Camp Hello Bello

Leadership Society of Arizona (Girls Thriving Partner) - Free Parent Course

Welcome to the No-Influence Mentoring Parent Course! This course was created for parents and teachers from portions of Dr. Jacob Kashiwagi’s latest book No-Influence Mentoring.

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WhatsUpMoms Video Channel

The WhatsUpMoms video channels has content including:

MOM HACKS: Insanely helpful tricks
EAT: Delicious family recipes you can actually make.
PLAY: Kids Activities you won't spend all day setting up.
BUDGET: Tips on how to save on everything from groceries to travel.
STYLE & BEAUTY: Ways to look your best and beautiful projects to have fun with.
GEAR: Saving you hundreds of hours on Amazon, you're welcome.
VLOGS: Labor & Delivery stories, Day In Life vids, WUM updates.

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High Energy Parenting Video Channel

Conscious parenting, vegan recipes, family fun, healthy lifestyeland This channel is all about experiencing and enjoying a high energy parenting life!

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The Parenting Junkie Channel

"I'm passionate about Peaceful Parenting: a mindful, respectful, simple and gentle approach to raising children. But it can sometimes be very confusing how to actually cultivate such a family life, without punishment? Without sticker charts? Without mountains of toys? on The Parenting Junkie - I will try to break it down to bite size pieces for you, so you don't need to wade through a whole library to figure it out (I'll do the heavy lifting)."

Watch The Parenting Junkie

Child Crisis Arizona - Online Classes and Workshops

Child Crisis Arizona has put together online classes and resources for parenting and family classes.

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