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
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
Light One Candle
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
Moving Through Major Crisis
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
That Ongoing Heavy Feeling….
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
Tensions are rising in families, workplaces, and the community. Unrelenting stress, anxiety, grief, and trauma can exhaust or overwhelm the best of coping skills. Finding your feet is a practical grounding tool anyone can use to support healthy responses in our relationships. Original Post July 29, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski ... Read More
Tired of Trying to Resolve the Unresolvable?
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
Greenspace for Healing
Doing almost anything outdoors feels better. Did you know that there are additional health and stress management boosts to being outdoors? Curious? This is for you. Original Post July 7, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube Jan Kwiatkowski is a ... Read More
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
COVID Affects Our Coping
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