Category: Stress Management

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Dec2023
Getting Through The Holiday Season (updated 11/2023) It seems like an appropriate time to update my prior blogs since we are moving into the holiday season. Getting through the holiday season can bring a lot of feelings to the surface. This time of the year ... Read More

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Dec2023
As I reflect back over the last few years, it takes me back a bit. The amount of loss is pretty overwhelming.  The last few years have had conflicts and health crisis as well. Somehow like most people I just continue to push forward. This has made me think about crossroads, ... Read More

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Feb2023

Lean Towards Healing

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February 25, 2023
All of us or at least many of us probably have something to heal. Maybe we are already in the process of healing, and maybe we have taken a step or two and started to lean towards healing. Healing is an active process, and we need to be ready to ... Read More

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Apr2022
Another new year has arrived. It is that time of the year that many people decide to make New Year’s Resolutions. You may have guessed that statistically most will not be successful. What I read a few years ago was it was between 8% to 10% of people who were ... Read More

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Mar2022

Expanding Your Window

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March 21, 2022
I don’t know how many people have experienced the last 2 years as a trauma with the pandemic and the political atmosphere.  But it does feel that many people have a smaller window of tolerance than they had before. It feels like more and more people these days are dysregulated. ... Read More

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Mar2022

Busyness Addict

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March 21, 2022
This is a continuation of my last blog or part 2. The idea of busyness and being addicted to frenzy really resonated with me among other things when I was listening to Dr. Shawn Ginwright on a podcast. I had to admit that I can let myself fall into this ... Read More

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Sep2021
Life has normal everyday stressors that can include relationships, work, family, health, finances, school or a ton of other things. However, these days there seems to be a bit of extra stress out there. If you work in health care, teaching or with the general public, you may be feeling ... Read More

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Aug2021
Healing is a process, and it can sometimes be overwhelming. When we think of healing, there may be an idea of a smooth, linear transition of healing though more likely healing looks likes twists, curves and even back steps with a lot of growing pains. It can also be ... Read More

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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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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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