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Insights on why it's important to be you from Patty Bechtold, Counselor and life coach at in Santa Rosa CA

This just in: You only have to be you

This post is a followup to the one I wrote two weeks ago. The one where I said you don’t have to worry about becoming who you’re meant to be. So here’s the thing I want to add: You only have to be you. Like Martha Graham says in the quote below: there is only…

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Wisdom on becoming who you're meant to be from Patty Bechtold of Wiselife Therapy and Coaching in Santa Rosa CA

You don’t need to worry about becoming who you’re meant to be

On my trips around the internet this the past month, I’ve seen a quite a few programs and services that want to guide you to “becoming who you’re meant to be.” But you know what? You already are exactly who you’re meant to be. So please don’t let anyone suggest you’re not. Because there’s a…

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New women's writing group in Santa Rosa facilitated by Patty Bechtold, counselor, therapist and life coach

New: Women’s Group in Santa Rosa

As far as I’m concerned, there’s almost nothing better than a good women’s group. In fact, one of my very favorite things is circling up with like-minded women to share and create together. For about five years I had the pleasure of doing just that, guiding women’s wisdom circles and being a part of a…

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What do you do when there are no words?

It’s been a hard week for a lot of people. Me included. An anxious-making week. A depression-making week. An anger-making week. A week bereft of words, even though people everywhere are doing their best to assign words to it. But yesterday I was talking with a friend and almost in the same second we both…

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Why this counselor and life coach is not on Facebook. Yet.

Yes, it’s true. I’m not on Facebook. But it’s not because I’m a social recluse or a technology-averse Luddite. The truth is, I’m not on Facebook because of my clients, and how I’ve seen it affect their well-being. Actually, Facebook and I go way back. Back to the days before it even existed. When I…

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