Category: Life Coaching

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Dec2020
Self esteem is the feelings you have about yourself as a human being. Being human is hard. It's even harder when your negative toxic thoughts are overwhelming and hard to ignore. With some practice you can find some ways to adjust your toxic thoughts to thriving thoughts. Here are some ... Read More

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Dec2020
To get love we must contribute too. Our environment can fill or siphon our love. What we watch, what we read, what we hear, can easily affect how we perceive love. Giving love is receiving love which is one way to contribute to filling up our love tank but what ... Read More

09

Dec2020

Light One Candle

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December 9, 2020
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 ... Read More

01

Dec2020

Grief and Gratitude

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December 1, 2020
Under normal circumstances, the holiday season is often full of mixed and conflicting emotions and expectations. Jan offers some thoughts on managing strong, possibly conflicting emotions during this uniquely challenging holiday season.     Original Post November 24, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube... Read More

11

Nov2020
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 ... Read More

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Nov2020
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, ... Read More

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Oct2020

Stuck on Stress

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October 27, 2020
Human beings have a finite amount of bandwidth when it comes to managing stress. Many people feel "stuck" on stress. Jan reminds us of ways to process stress even while the source of the stress remains.     Original Post October 26, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling ... Read More

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Oct2020
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

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Oct2020
People everywhere are having to dig deep to manage anxiety and stress, rather than having anxiety and stress manage them. Jan revisits a simple grounding technique for adults, teens and children to do just that. Please share this with anyone who might find it helpful     Original Post October 14, 2020 on ... Read More

01

Oct2020
Jan shares whats she's learned about moving through major national traumas. Individually and collectively, human beings move through a major crisis in well-studied and broadly predictable stages. While it doesn't necessarily make it any easier to get through the longterm day-to-day of our lives, it can help to know that ... Read More

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