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
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
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
Adding to the already existing chaos in the world, COVID-19 aka the Coronavirus has complicated the lives of many individuals worldwide in a short period of time. From your neighborhood grocery stores to your favorite hair salon, we all have ... Read More
This quick and easy technique calming technique is useful for anyone of any age as a fun way to help yourself, your kids or students refocus, coming back to baseline. It can be used anywhere, any time and takes 1 minute.
Original Post December 16, 2019 on Jan Kwiatkowski ... Read More
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
On National Mental Health Day…Don’t forget the Mental Health Professionals. Whether you are a mental health professional, or you know and love one, please remember – SELF CARE!
Compassion fatigue can be a serious occupational hazard for those in any kind of helping profession. Compassion fatigue is characterized by physical and ... Read More