Category: Caregiver Support


Tensions are rising in families, workplaces, and the community. Unrelenting stress, anxiety, grief, and trauma can exhaust or overwhelm the best of coping skills. Finding your feet is a practical grounding tool anyone can use to support healthy responses in our relationships.     Original Post July 29, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski ... Read More


Relationships with family, colleagues, friends, and community members matter. Trying to make certain decisions in an uncertain time, can cause a lot of heartache, stress, and discord. Jan offers some tips for responding to the people around you, as your best self.     Original Post July 22, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski ... Read More


If you are like at least 50% of Americans right now you might be having trouble concentrating, sleeping or making decisions. Our brains are tired from trying to resolve all the uncertainty. Learn the difference between fear and anxiety. Short and long term management of both is key to the ... Read More


Doing almost anything outdoors feels better. Did you know that there are additional health and stress management boosts to being outdoors? Curious? This is for you.     Original Post July 7, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube Jan Kwiatkowski is a ... Read More



Internal PPE

June 25, 2020
Knowing how and when to use our internal PPE makes healing possible.     Original Post June 24, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube Jan Kwiatkowski is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) practicing in the State of WI and has ... Read More


What does it take to be resilient when it feels like the world is falling apart around you? It takes resilience. It is possible to learn or sharpen skills that will help you emerge from this time a strong, healthy, and whole human being. Please share with anyone who might ... Read More


  Children from birth through high school can and do experience anxiety. If you need some simple tips on how to teach your children to manage it, this video is for you.   Original Post May 27, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube  and JDKCounseling on Facebook... Read More


Adding to the already existing chaos in the world, COVID-19 aka the Coronavirus has complicated the lives of many individuals worldwide in a short period of time. From your neighborhood grocery stores to your favorite hair salon, we all have ... Read More


When the ball drops on New Years Eve my heart always does one of two things: bursts through the treetops (figurative, or course) with excitement ... Read More


Assume Positive Intent How we approach the holidays and the decisions our families, friends, and colleagues make, can make all the difference our experience of the holidays. We can choose how we respond to the decisions our families, friends and colleagues make during the holidays by judging or by assuming positive intent. ... Read More