Category: Career


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


Weekly Wellness Message Thriving Thoughts Terminate Toxic Thoughts: Let's get S.M.A.R.T and Set Goals The concept of setting personal goals can be a very useful tool to organize your thoughts, pause for a plan and take a breath when you get through the first step of identifying why you want/need to set ... Read More


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 ... Read More


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


The constantly moving transition process for back to school continues to raise anxiety, anger, and frustration for all involved. Infants to adults can and do experience anxiety. It's hard for adults to put anxiety into words. It's much harder for young people. Recognize the signs.     Original Post September 1, 2020 on ... Read More


We all have ideas about our lives, relationships, and the world around us "should" work. When our expectations meet the reality of what is happening, we each have choices to make that will enhance or detract from the quality of our lives. Anxiety can make it harder to respond as ... 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



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



When You Hate Your Job

November 19, 2019
Many people have concerns regarding their career and fulfillment. We can often become stuck in a pattern that we recognize as unhealthy and continue to struggle despite identifying it as unhealthy. We are conditioned to believe that we should be grateful to even have permanent employment. But what happens when ... Read More

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