Tag Archives: Self-care

Coping with Exam Stress

It’s exam season again, and we all know what that means… STRESS!

It may be the dreaded Exit Exams, end of year exams, College exams – whatever they’re called, it’s no picnic – and for many of us it leads to feelings of panic.

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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!

 

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.

And we have a really good reason for this suggestion. 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

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

Hate being a stay-at-home Mom? You’re not alone

“I’m going to say something now and you’ll think I’m terrible: I hate being a stay-at-home mom”.

This lovely woman’s words inspired this Mother’s Day post.

It’s not the first time either of us have heard these – or similar – words spoken. Continue reading

Do you know what you need to be happier?

It’s always nice to hear from a previous client.

As therapists, we have a privileged opportunity to share a precious part of our clients’ journey through pain, crisis, vulnerability – but we usually do not get to hear about the “what happened next?”. Often, after the work is ‘done’, our minds wander back to our clients and we can only hope that things are going well.  Hope that our relationship however brief, had some positive influence, that they are happier now. 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

Detox your friendships: making healthy relationship choices

Did you know that friendships have an average shelf life of 7 years? The ones that last longer are the deeper friendships that are truly nourishing and good. They are worth your investment, because the joy, fun, trust, encouragement and support outweigh the irritations, the upset, the clashes (which are normal). Even if you rarely actually see eachother!

Cool.

But what about the friendships – and we’ve all had them – where the bad outweighs the good?? Continue reading