Category: Women’s Health

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Nov2020
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

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Nov2020
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

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Oct2020
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

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Oct2020

Breathe

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October 12, 2020
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

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Sep2020
So many individuals and families feel like they are in survival mode and "just making it work." You are actually doing more than you may realize. Self-care is acknowledging that.   Original Post September 16, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube... Read More

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Sep2020

Forward and Backward

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September 14, 2020
Here's a simple, fun anxiety and stress management technique. Try it on.   Original Post September 11, 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 ... Read More

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Aug2020
We all have ideas about our lives, relationships, and the world around us "should" work. When our expectations meet the reality of what is happening, we each have choices to make that will enhance or detract from the quality of our lives. Anxiety can make it harder to respond as ... Read More

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Aug2020
Feeling down, tired, irritable, impatient, eating a little more or less, and some sleep difficulties are a normal reaction to the abnormal situation in our country. There are ways to manage an ongoing low-level depression (dysthymia) so it doesn't become something harder to manage or treat. Please share with anyone ... Read More

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Jul2020
Tensions are rising in families, workplaces, and the community. Unrelenting stress, anxiety, grief, and trauma can exhaust or overwhelm the best of coping skills. Finding your feet is a practical grounding tool anyone can use to support healthy responses in our relationships.     Original Post July 29, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski ... Read More

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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