Posts by Patty Bechtold

rustic table, window, words_ life transition self-care, 5 ways to fill your cup, blog post from women’s circle facilitator Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

Life Transition Self-Care: 5 Ways to Fill Your Cup

I remember the moment like it was yesterday, even though it happened many years ago. I was sitting with a client who was in the midst of a complex life transition. She was feeling lost, confused and disoriented. In the middle of our conversation she looked up and said, “If you could take my hand,…

Read More
Photo: leather notebook on wood table, Words: free summer journaling series sign up at wiselifetherapy.com

You’re invited to: Journaling for Self Care

You’re invited to join me this summer for a free Wise Women Writing series where we’ll be journaling for self-care and exploring…  What Does My Heart Want this Summer? SIGN UP HERE: What Does My Heart Want this Summer? Journaling for self-care: let’s linger together. Let’s linger and forget ourselves. Let’s give ourselves time away from the…

Read More
photo, vine wood fence, words, holding space for yourself, what is yours to know and hold, blog post by Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

Holding Space for Yourself: What is Yours to Know and Hold and Keep

Today I’m writing about an intuitive, creative and metaphorical approach to holding space for yourself. I’ll explain what holding space means, and share my own recent experience of it. It may help you feel more in tune with your own deeper needs, deeper nature and deeper boundaries. Many wise words have been written about holding…

Read More
key on table, words, creating boundaries online, blog post by women's counselor Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

Creating Boundaries Online: What Needs Your Care and Tending?

This is a followup to my last post, where I wrote about my big aha related to the negative effects of screen time on women. It was inspired by Jenny Odell’s book, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy. Today I’ll share insights and strategies about creating boundaries with the online world. The idea…

Read More