Category: Self Esteem

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Nov2021

Taking Your Story Back

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November 7, 2021
I was listening to some music and the song by Major Lazar, “Lay Your Head on My Shoulder” came on, and there were a few parts that really stood out for me. They were “… And every single scar that you claim Is a stone in the path to this place And every single ... Read More

07

Nov2021

What is in an Emotion?

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November 7, 2021
When we hear the term, emotions, there might be a lot of different thoughts that come to mind. Emotions are complex and yes, confusing, and messy at times but can be pleasant and wonderful at other times. We all have them, and they can make us uncomfortable and uneasy one ... Read More

09

Oct2021
This is a bit different from prior blogs, but it was something I have been pondering. Some of these questions have been bouncing around in my brain so I thought I would share ... Read More

03

Mar2021
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 ... Read More

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Feb2021

Self Worth: Shame vs Guilt

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February 12, 2021
We often use the words shame and guilt interchangeably. While similar they, are not interchangeable. Jan discusses the difference between shame and guilt.     Original Post February 10, 2021 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube Jan Kwiatkowski is a ... Read More

05

Feb2021
Jan continues her series about strong emotions, particularly anger. We can learn to manage anger, rather than having anger manage us.     Original Post February 4, 2021 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube Jan Kwiatkowski is a Licensed Marriage and ... Read More

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Jan2021
Anger is a normal, human, and not fun to feel emotion. Jan offers education about strong emotions and in ongoing videos will talk about managing emotions and feelings, as well as, increasing our emotional vocabulary.   Original Post January 27, 2021 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube ... Read More

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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
Thriving Thoughts Terminate Toxic Thoughts: Personal Bill of Rights Creating your own Personal Bill of Rights will help you validate your own needs, opinions, and boundaries with other people effectively. This will help you stand up for yourself without violating the rights of other people. Considering the events happening around the ... Read More

06

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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