When we are under stress, tired or otherwise feeling vulnerable, we all can engage in emotional reasoning. Jan offers some tips on how to recognize when we are using emotional reasoning and how to stop it. Original Post March 3, 2021 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
Whether for an invitation to a holiday gathering or a request on personal, time, or caregiving resources, saying "no" often is hard. Jan offers some thoughts on saying "no" as self-care, as well as, polite, but firm ways to simply say "no" and stick to it. Original Post October 21, 2020 ...
One-minute to simply breathe. Original Post October 8, 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 a passion for working with women experiencing Postpartum ...
It's probably safe to say that just about everyone is experiencing some kind of grief. Sometimes, we have to "set aside" that grief to care for others. It's important that we intentionally "get back" to our grief to heal and be well. Original Post September 21, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski ...
So many individuals and families feel like they are in survival mode and "just making it work." You are actually doing more than you may realize. Self-care is acknowledging that. Original Post September 16, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube...
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 ...