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Jan2021
We use these three words interchangeably. How we use and understand these three words matters. And, gives us a chance to exercise our choice and control about whether we will respond or react to people and events around us.   Original Post January 20, 2021 on Jan Kwiatkowski ... Read More

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Jan2021
Everyone is experiencing losses of so many kinds. Jan talks about how tears are a physiological process, we need to help manage strong emotions and healing.     Original Post January 14, 2021 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube and @jan_jdkcounseling on Instagram... Read More

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Jan2021
Jan offers practical tips for coping with the ongoing challenges of complex multiple national traumas.     Original Post January 7, 2021 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube and @jan_jdkcounseling on Instagram Jan Kwiatkowski is a Licensed Marriage and ... Read More

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Jan2021
The calendar officially says 2021, which is good news for many. There is much work in body, mind and spirit that can be done to transition into a new year, while we still are living with the ongoing ramifications of 2020. Jan offers some words of hope as we begin ... Read More

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Dec2020
Jan offers a simple 1-2 minute mindfulness practice to help manage whatever the holidays are bringing up for you in body, mind, and spirit.     Original Post December 22, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube Jan Kwiatkowski is ... Read More

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Dec2020

Light One Candle

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December 9, 2020
There are times in our individual, family, or larger community lives when depression, despair, hopelessness can and do loom large. For many the holidays, the winter solstice, and the year 2020 exaggerate these feelings. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) begins to kick in. Jan offers some encouragement about getting through this ... Read More

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Dec2020

Grief and Gratitude

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December 1, 2020
Under normal circumstances, the holiday season is often full of mixed and conflicting emotions and expectations. Jan offers some thoughts on managing strong, possibly conflicting emotions during this uniquely challenging holiday season.     Original Post November 24, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube... Read More

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Nov2020

It All Matters!

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November 18, 2020
A common theme I've heard this week is a sense of powerlessness and that what people are doing doesn't matter. In the work I do, I get to hear the stories of how the big and small things people do mean a lot, changed someone's day or reminded someone that ... Read More

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Nov2020
Fear and anxiety are similar, but not the same. With the COVID numbers rising so quickly, many have moved from anxiety into fear. So many have to tuck the fear inside and keep going to take care of others. Jan offers some thoughts on moving through the fear each day.     Original ... Read More

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Nov2020
If you feel at times like you are just surviving or struggling to survive as you manage all the changes, ambiguities, and anxiety of the pandemic and the times we live in, you are not alone. Treading water, keeping your head above water so you can survive, and keep going, ... Read More