I was listening to some music and the song by Major Lazar, “Lay Your Head on My Shoulder” came on, and there were a few parts that really stood out for me. They were “… And every single scar that you claim Is a stone in the path to this place And every single ...
When we hear the term, emotions, there might be a lot of different thoughts that come to mind. Emotions are complex and yes, confusing, and messy at times but can be pleasant and wonderful at other times. We all have them, and they can make us uncomfortable and uneasy one ...
Over the years, I have met many people who use the excuse as the reason why they could not care for themselves and even could not put their health as priority, and that excuse was, “Well, I’m a perfectionist”. It is also the reason used for why they cannot make ...
Having more self-compassion has many benefits, and, in many cases, it is the opposite of what many people believe. I think there is a common belief that you will work harder and accomplish more if you are hard on yourself, but the research directly goes against that. For example, more ...
When we are under stress, tired or otherwise feeling vulnerable, we all can engage in emotional reasoning. Jan offers some tips on how to recognize when we are using emotional reasoning and how to stop it. Original Post March 3, 2021 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling ...
We often use the words shame and guilt interchangeably. While similar they, are not interchangeable. Jan discusses the difference between shame and guilt. Original Post February 10, 2021 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube Jan Kwiatkowski is a ...
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 ...
We use these three words interchangeably. How we use and understand these three words matters. And, gives us a chance to exercise our choice and control about whether we will respond or react to people and events around us. Original Post January 20, 2021 on Jan Kwiatkowski ...