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 ... Read More
Category: Women’s Health
Emotions, Feelings, Mood—Same? Different?
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 ... Read More
Tears–Human, Healing and Necessary
Everyone is experiencing losses of so many kinds. Jan talks about how tears are a physiological process, we need to help manage strong emotions and healing. Original Post January 14, 2021 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube and @jan_jdkcounseling on Instagram... Read More
Thriving Thoughts Terminate Toxic Thoughts: Personal Bill of Rights
Thriving Thoughts Terminate Toxic Thoughts: Personal Bill of Rights Creating your own Personal Bill of Rights will help you validate your own needs, opinions, and boundaries with other people effectively. This will help you stand up for yourself without violating the rights of other people. Considering the events happening around the ... Read More
Hope, Calm and Resilience in 2021
The calendar officially says 2021, which is good news for many. There is much work in body, mind and spirit that can be done to transition into a new year, while we still are living with the ongoing ramifications of 2020. Jan offers some words of hope as we begin ... Read More
Thriving Thoughts Terminate Toxic Thoughts: Strategies for Building Self-Esteem
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
When Going Through Fear, Keep Going!
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
Treading Water. Surviving is OK!
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
Saying No is Good Self-Care.
Whether for an invitation to a holiday gathering or a request on personal, time, or caregiving resources, saying "no" often is hard. Jan offers some thoughts on saying "no" as self-care, as well as, polite, but firm ways to simply say "no" and stick to it. Original Post October 21, 2020 ... Read More
One-minute to simply breathe. Original Post October 8, 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 a passion for working with women experiencing Postpartum ... Read More