Category Archives: Self-Development

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

Choose your mood (wisely!) this holiday season

Losing your holiday-shopping-filled-turkey-brained mind yet?

Overwhelmed yet?

Welcome to The Frenzy! (thank you Black Friday and Cyber Monday and everything else).

I spent yesterday in the city nearest me. Wandering around the city by myself is one of my favourite things to do.  Driving there I noticed how excited I was about this little adventure, this ritual that I’ve grown to value. As the taller buildings came into view, 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

Change your life by doing this one small thing:

Make your bed.

Yes, at the risk of triggering memories of irritating demands made by your parent or caregiver,  current demands if you’re a teenager, we are seriously suggesting that you make your bed.

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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

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

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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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