Category Archives: Communication

3 Simple Steps to (finally) getting Unstuck

A few of weeks ago we asked you to tell us where in your life you’d like some guidance. And you told us. So we’ve been busy!!

The good kind of busy – the kind that feels like a privilege actually.

And again, we are grateful to you all for sharing your thoughts, wishes and curiosities and today we are thrilled to bits to be able to share with you our first ever workbook!

3 Steps to getting Unstuck

 

You can download your free copy by following this link .  Of course, when you sign up, we know it goes without saying (but we are saying it anyway) that we will NOT share your email address with anyone (nor will we spam you) – promise!

 

Consider this our Valentines Gift to you – it’s the only way we know to spoil you and make sure you feel special.  Plus we we sincerely hope it’s helpful.

Oh, and we would LOVE your feedback (good, bad or indifferent – all is welcome and helpful).  We are excited to learn how we can improve! Feel free to post a comment below, or on our Facebook page at: www.fb.com/twowisechicks.

 

Time to Get Unstuck

(That’s us having a celebratory cup of tea! (Matching cups an’ all!))

#yay!

 

How to talk with kids about ‘sticky’ (tricky) things

sticky questionsIf you’re a parent, you’ve been there. Minding your own business, and out of nowhere one of the kids comes up and asks a ‘sticky’ question. You know the kind of question. The one that doesn’t have a simple answer. At all. Like when my four year old first asked “Where do babies come from?” big, innocent eyes peering at me over the top of my teacup.

Gulp. Continue reading

The Art of Saying Sorry

Did you know that there is an art to both giving and receiving a sincere apology?

Have you ever had to apologize – as in really apologize – for something you’ve said or done? Saying “I’m sorry” is a real acceptance of responsibility, an admission of wrong-doing. And most of us just hate to be wrong (please say you agree with that… It’s not just us, right?). This is mostly why many of us either avoid making apologies altogether, or when we do, we fail miserably. Continue reading

6 fake apologies and how to spot them:

We are certain that you, like ourselves, have been left feeling a little chilled at some point after receiving a long-awaited apology. Instead of feeling relief, you’re left with a churning stomach, your heart is thumping, you’re feeling de-centred, uncertain, maybe even irritated. Your gut telling you that this relationship is still not right even though you got the “sorry”. Continue reading

Ready to kick the ‘sorry’ habit?

We say “sorry” too much.

This isn’t a criticism, more of an observation. “Sorry!” is a social nicety, a social convention, that seems to have gone terribly wrong. Over-saying sorry not only dilutes its true meaning, it can also be a way we in which we unwittingly dismiss ourselves and allow others to follow suit.

Let’s look at what we call the 4 Unnecessary Apologies: Continue reading

Saying No: the cornerstone of healthy boundaries

At some point or other in therapy with just about every client, the topic of healthy boundaries comes up. Most of us struggle to a greater or lesser degree with knowing how to separate the ‘me’ from the ‘we’. As a result, we find ourselves exhausted, confused and/or overwhelmed by one or more of our relationships. Ann Lamott sums up the literature on boundaries in a beautiful, simple but powerful statement: Continue reading

Through the eyes of a pint of Guinness: 5 steps to to Anger Management

What is anger made of?

Sugar and spice and all things nice? NOPE! Definitely not. Clients often talk about how they get angry for “no reason”. Does this sound familiar?

Thing is – there is always a reason. Continue reading