Category: Relationships

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Dec2020
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

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Dec2020
Jan offers a simple 1-2 minute mindfulness practice to help manage whatever the holidays are bringing up for you in body, mind, and spirit.     Original Post December 22, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube Jan Kwiatkowski is ... Read More

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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

18

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

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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

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Nov2020

It All Matters!

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November 18, 2020
A common theme I've heard this week is a sense of powerlessness and that what people are doing doesn't matter. In the work I do, I get to hear the stories of how the big and small things people do mean a lot, changed someone's day or reminded someone that ... 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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