Category: Online Counseling

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Dec2023

Lessons in Autumn

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December 12, 2023
There are many lessons in autumn we can learn. Particularly lessons from the trees during autumn. That can teach us many things. Let’s look at a few lessons in autumn that we can learn.  Which you can hopefully take away and use during this ... Read More

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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

Empathy to Compassion

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April 15, 2022
Charles Figley coined the term Compassion Fatigue in the early 1990’s. However, I believe it really is empathy fatigue. As we use more compassion and move away from empathy, it will provide us protection for our brains. It will be more of service to ourselves and others.  There is a ... Read More

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Apr2022

Give Grace

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April 15, 2022
I have been thinking lately about grace, love, and truth. I hear myself saying a lot, give yourself grace or give some grace. There are 2 quotes that have stuck to me. First, I was listening to a podcast with Emmanuel Acho last year. And he said we should always speak ... Read More

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Apr2022
We seem to show up into the world with a better sense of who we are then when we are adults. Whether it is trauma, family, and friends’ influences, our experiences or the strong sense and need we have to belong, we do seem to lose ourselves along the way. ... 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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Feb2021

10 Mindful Footsteps

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February 25, 2021
Mindfulness and teaching our bodies, minds, and spirits to calm and re-center can easily be brought into our daily lives. Jan offers a simple way to do that in 10 footsteps.       Original Post February 24, 2021 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube... Read More

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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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