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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...