Category: Relationships

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Nov2019
You are not alone... The Holiday season can be a very stressful time for many. Many people struggle in isolation with not feeling the expected holiday emotions. Jan discussed some tips for navigating the holidays while being true to your personal experience. Original Post November 19, 2019 on Jan Kwiatkowski at ... Read More

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Nov2019
The benefits of Psychotherapy - When professional counseling can be superior to discussing your concerns with friends and family. Original Vlog October 28, 2019 on Youtube 7 Ways Therapy is Better than Just Talking with Friends or Family. Check out my website Holistic Psychotherapy and Spiritual Counseling.... Read More

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Oct2019
When was the last time your family sat together and talked and played a game? Do you find yourself wishing your family could connect more? Does everyone spend evenings alone with their own electronic devices? Do you feel like you hardly know your partner, children, parents, siblings? I just heard about ... Read More

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Sep2019
With fall comes many pleasurable events to look forward to. Stay present with positivity as you observe the beauty of change develop around you. Allante' Burnell is a Psychologist that uses tool-based treatments to help clients understand the symptoms ... Read More

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Jun2019
Help for the Helpers The struggling caregiver. The depressed new mom. The overwhelmed minister. The burned out physician. Helpers can give, give, give, but then realize that they need help too! I work with the "helpers" - those of us who have a calling to give back, but often need reminding that our ... Read More

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Apr2019
Invalidation is denying or ignoring a person’s emotional experience and communicating that their thoughts or feelings are not valid or wrong. Invalidation hurts the most when you feel like people are not listening to you, misunderstanding or minimizing what you are saying, or you feel that you are being ignored. Invalidation ... Read More

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Mar2019
Welcome To My First Video/Vlog! The purpose of this video is for you, the client, to get to know me a little better. This video is also aimed for you to see how your experience would be in session, to discuss some of my viewpoints of therapy, and also to discuss ... Read More

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Jan2019

19 Questions for 2019

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January 1, 2019
New Year Reflections: 19 Questions for 2019 As a therapist, what I love most about the New Year Holiday is that it seems to be the one time of year that people are collectively self-reflective. While media outlets offer coverage of the ... Read More

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Sep2018
Relationships are hard. Trying to find the balance between being there for the people who matter to you and making sure that you’re taking care of yourself is like walking a tightrope. Having to deal with relationships is a constant in your life. If you know how to tell when you ... Read More

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Sep2018

The Value of the Moment

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September 12, 2018
Life is like a jeweled necklace. There are different sizes and types of jewels that are strung together to make a necklace. Each gem representing different moments of time and the string representing our lifeline. Each moment, each experience we have offers us the opportunity to either grow or stay the ... Read More

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Jun2018
Hello everyone! Today I wanted to write about how mindfulness can be used to assist in healing the mind, body, and spirit. Mindfulness helps people focus more on the present moment and really take it all in. Some benefits of this practice, ... Read More

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May2018

WOOP! Your Life

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May 24, 2018
Visit: WoopMyLife WOOP! This is such an awesome concept! I have used it with a lot of clients and I use it myself every day since I learned it, and I will constantly talk about it in blogs. I’m hopefully going to break it down into something simple for ... Read More

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May2018
Have you ever come home from a frustrating day and all you want to do is just vent? Me too. The problem with this is that the people we vent to may also have had a frustrating day. Combine those two energies together, and ... Read More

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May2018
These bean jars have been so helpful in understanding thoughts and emotions. I challenge you to use them yourself. Make a jar full of beans representing all colors of beans. And remember, there aren’t simply three kinds of thoughts (positive, negative, and neutral)… I have just simplified them into those ... Read More

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Feb2018

Sober And Still Unhappy

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February 23, 2018
Sober And Still Unhappy You admitted that you have a problem, that you were powerless and all that jazz. You survived the physical detox process that, by the way, was not a mere "7 to 10 days." You're feeling like a ... Read More

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Dec2017
It’s that time of year where every other blog post is about gratitude. ‘Tis the season, right? According to David Steindl-Rast, a Catholic Benedictine monk, author and scholar, who has inspired generations with his inspirational message about finding gratitude in every moment ... Read More

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Dec2017
‘Tis The Season To Be…Stressed! 5 Tips for Coping with Holiday Stress If buying the perfect gift that’s likely out of your budget, baking an exquisite dessert that can could compete with those made by Martha Stewart, attending drunk Uncle’s holiday party, decorating your ... Read More

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May2017
Back in the 1990s, I was an unabashed Gilmore Girls fan. I grew up together with Rory, Paris, and Lane, cheering their triumphs and lamenting their missteps. ... Read More

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Apr2017
Since I can remember, I have always yearned to be a counselor. My lifelong dream is to help people and lead them to Christ. My ministry and purpose in life is to empower and encourage others through showing them ... Read More

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Apr2017
When I was seven, I used to shower with the curtain half open so that I could keep one eye on the toilet.  It became a ritual ... Read More

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Apr2017

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Mar2017

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Mar2017
Do you struggle with guilt? Learn more about where guilt comes from and what to do with it. ... Read More

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Feb2017
About two years ago, my husband surprised me with a Keurig for Valentine’s Day. It was an incredibly thoughtful gift; I’d been mentioning how I wanted one for my office, and there it was, a brand new, professional grade Keurig. The problem was, I thought we had agreed not to ... Read More

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Jan2017
It’s the moment that every parent dreads, and one that every parent can relate to; the public meltdown.  Your cute, typically agreeable child now seems to be nothing but flailing arms and legs, and a giant mouth screaming words that become less intelligible with every passing second. ... Read More

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Dec2016
“Sitting with the pain and joy of being a human being while refusing to run for any exits…is the only way to become a real human being…” Glennon Doyle Melton

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Nov2016

GOD is Love

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November 8, 2016
In this book, God is Love, Joyce shares with you how God led her into deconstructing everything she believed about God, Christianity, the Bible, Jesus, sin, love and ... Read More

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Aug2014
  Are you struggling to find a balance between protecting your parents while not infringing on their need for an independent life?  If so, you are not alone. Countless adults become caregivers or guardians for their aging parents, often finding it necessary to ... Read More

09

Apr2014
Does my insurance cover this?   Whether I meet a client online or in my office, this is one of the first questions clients ask me, usually after "are you licensed?" The answer is the same, and that is “I am not sure, but I know ... Read More

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Mar2014
 Licensed Psychological Associate - Daughter, Wife, Sister Have you ever thought about how your life would change if you decided to care for your dad through the final stages of his life at home. My father ... Read More

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Mar2014
Are you struggling to find a balance between protecting your parents while not infringing on their need for an independent life?  If so, you are not alone. This may be one of the toughest decisions we ever have to make. Even if you know it is the right thing to do, ... Read More

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Mar2014
Managing Partner iTherapy   Twenty- Nine Percent of the U.S. adult population  are providing care to someone. I have had the opportunity and the gift to be a caregiver, twice in my life, for both my mother and father.  My father was diagnosed with cancer and we cared for him ... Read More

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