Posts by Patty Bechtold

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The Mindful Way Through Compare and Despair

Compare and despair. You’ve probably experienced that, right? That moment when you compare something about yourself or your life to someone else’s. In that moment you might find yourself tunneling down into uncomfortable feelings of distress and dismay, perhaps even edging toward a kind of despair. Something gets triggered for you, or you sense something’s missing about…

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You’re invited to: Journaling for Self Care

You’re invited to join me for two free Wise Women Writing sessions this fall on October 22nd and December 3rd at 9:30am PST. We’re journaling for self-care and exploring…  Self-Care Journaling: Landscapes of Life Transition SIGN UP HERE: Self-Care Journaling for Life Transitions Journaling for self-care: let’s explore life transitions. For years now we’ve been living…

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You Are Doing the Best You Can: Thoughts from a Therapist

It’s okay. You are doing the best you can. How often do you say those words to yourself? As a therapist and coach I say them to my clients a lot. I believe we don’t hear these words often enough, or might even think that they’re throw away words when we do hear them. And…

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What Happens in a Women’s Journaling Group?

A circle of women may just be the most powerful force known to humanity. -Jeanette LeBlanc Have you ever wondered what actually happens in a women’s journaling group? It’s a question I’m asked a lot. Not only do I run a Meetup Group (Wise Women Writing), I also facilitate and guide an ongoing journaling group:…

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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,…

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