Author Archives: Tanya Tinney

Keep asking your big life questions, we’re listening!


be the best me that i can beHow is January treating you so far? (How are you treating it?)

For us, other than a bad cold for Sally, 2016 has started off without a hitch.



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Could writing a letter (to Santa) change your life?

what I would really love this year is...If Christmas is in your life, then you will be very familiar with the idea of writing a letter to Santa.  Typically, if it looks anything like what my kids write, it is a long checklist of ‘wants’, along with a brief mom-or-dad-directed nicety such as “Dear Santa, hope you have had a restful year”, “Hope Mrs. Claus is well” or “Say hello to Rudolph for me”. Continue reading

What we are grateful for (hint: It’s you!)

It’s been a year since we started writing, since TwoWiseChicks was born.  Our sunsetmission was to help simplify complex emotions and make dealing with them manageable, do-able. And sprinkle in a little humor. Because, y’know, humor is healing. Continue reading

Self-Care in Terrifying Times

Unless you have been on a beach somewhere, disconnected from all sources of media, you will be aware of the horrifying acts of terrorism that befell the people and city of Paris on November 13th, 2015.

In the days since the horror, you have possibly watched news reports, read articles and possibly a variety of other media going over the gory details of the attack itself. You may find yourself discussing the life and motivation of the terrorists themselves, and reading stories from the survivors and loved ones of the victims. Continue reading

Are your beliefs slowly killing you?

“I’m just a giver”

It was an innocent comment.  Chatting over tea one morning, my girlfriend Roberta* and I were sharing stories about our busy lives and the fact that we were both feeling a little overwhelmed.   Continue reading