Author Archives: TwoWiseChicks

6 habits to dump before movin’ on!

Have you ever felt stuck?

Y’know when it feels your body is glued onto a sticky yucky tarry melted road and you can’t get going no matter how hard you try lift those weary, exhausted legs? Continue reading

What to do if someone you love self-harms.

Not a week goes by that a therapist doesn’t hear about a client or a client’s friend self-harming. This is particularly true Continue reading

4 Secrets Your Therapist Wants You to Know About Therapy

therapysecretsSusan* came to her first appointment terrified.  I know this because she told me so.  It wasn’t the traffic, the fear of getting lost, or worry about being late.   Continue reading

Tips to Help Your Child Cope with the Loss of a Pet

tanya thinking out loudIt was a beautiful day.  The sun was shining as it has a habit of doing on most days in central Texas.  Except for the lice-outbreak that we were dealing with (ugh!), life was pretty great.  Continue reading

Is it OK to cut family members loose?

Do you feel weighed down by their toxicity? Suffocated? Like you’re drowning?
Yes, it’s ok to cut them loose.  It really is. Family members are simply people and we deserve to give ourselves the gift of surrounding ourselves with nurturing, fun people who respect us and treat us well. Just as with non-family 🙂

And we deserve to do that guilt-free!

What to do when other people are wrong

How do you feel when someone disagrees with you? Enraged? Devastated? Threatened? Do you do whatever it takes to “win” the argument? To prove to them and every else that you are right and they are wrong?

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People are always wrong on Facebook…;)

BUT –  what if the other person isn’t wrong? Continue reading

8 things that look like depression (but aren’t)

Have you ever felt down and miserable, despite the fact that life in general is great?  What about bursts of anxiety so intense they leave you gasping, but you’re not actually worried about anything (or at least nothing that you think would reasonably result in a panic attack)? If you can relate Continue reading

5 Questions you’ve always wanted to ask your therapist – Tanya’s answers

May is Mental Health Awareness month.  A perfect time to ponder and think about our journey – personally and professionally – towards mental health.  Sally wrote a lovely piece with a great introduction that I will not try to duplicate here – but I encourage you to check it out here.

Why did I choose this path?

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5 Questions you’ve always wanted to ask your therapist – Sally’s answers:

May is mental health month and it’s been a most inspirational and uplifting one so far! Literally thousands of personal stories and wisdoms have been shared – we’ve all been spoilt for choice on Twitter and Facebook! There is a real sense that people are starting to ‘get it’ you know? Continue reading

6 steps to better Mental Health

Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness month?

Statistics tell us that at least in the United States, approximately one in 17 people live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder, with approximately 20 percent of youth aged 13-18 experiencing severe mental disorders in a given year. Continue reading