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... Read More
Feeling down, tired, irritable, impatient, eating a little more or less, and some sleep difficulties are a normal reaction to the abnormal situation in our country. There are ways to manage an ongoing low-level depression (dysthymia) so it doesn't become something harder to manage or treat. Please share with anyone ... Read More
Each one of us has unique coping styles and methods. In a time of crisis, we default to these preferred styles. In a time of National Shock Trauma, our coping styles and methods may be exaggerated. Learn more about how to manage and use your coping skills during this unique ... Read More
The most important learning I took from a class on nutritional interventions for mental health and wellness is that WATER IS FUNDAMENTAL to our mental health and wellness.
We all know that we should keep hydrated. Sounds easy, but for so many of us, it’s hard to do. Water can ... Read More
WOOP! This is such an awesome concept! I have used it with a lot of clients and I use it myself every day since I learned it, and I will constantly talk about it in blogs. I’m hopefully going to break it down into something simple for ... Read More
These bean jars have been so helpful in understanding thoughts and emotions. I challenge you to use them yourself. Make a jar full of beans representing all colors of beans. And remember, there aren’t simply three kinds of thoughts (positive, negative, and neutral)… I have just simplified them into those ... Read More
‘Tis The Season To Be…Stressed!
5 Tips for Coping with Holiday Stress
If buying the perfect gift that’s likely out of your budget, baking an exquisite dessert that can could compete with those made by Martha Stewart, attending drunk Uncle’s holiday party, decorating your ... Read More
Does my insurance cover this?
Whether I meet a client online or in my office, this is one of the first questions clients ask me, usually after "are you licensed?" The answer is the same, and that is “I am not sure, but I know ... Read More
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