Category: Gratitude

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Jul2020
Relationships with family, colleagues, friends, and community members matter. Trying to make certain decisions in an uncertain time, can cause a lot of heartache, stress, and discord. Jan offers some tips for responding to the people around you, as your best self.     Original Post July 22, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski ... Read More

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Jul2020
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

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Jul2020
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

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Jun2020

Internal PPE

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June 25, 2020
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

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Oct2019
It's easy for me to get very negative. I'm not sure whether this is a remnant of a difficult early life, a personality flaw, or just poor coping skills, but I really dislike when I get that way. When I notice myself finding things to ... Read More

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Sep2019
I have been interested in Gratitude research since I first read about the Three Good Things study conducted at U Penn (more on this later). I recently came across this video which delightfully introduces the concept of Gratitude as a function of Wellbeing. GRATITUDE AND YOUR MENTAL HEALTH by ... 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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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
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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Jan2018
It’s the holiday season, and I am reminded of a lesson I learned long ago; that is, depression does not discriminate! And if you are reading this article you may have discovered this as well. In my own personal battle, I found ... Read More