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Santa Rosa psychotherapist Patty Bechtold writes about how to be your own self-care guide at wiselifetherapy.com

How to be your own self-care guide

The ubiquitous self-care guide: it’s everywhere.  I mean, it’s actually a thing. But I didn’t know that until yesterday. It all started when I was thinking about what to write today. I was curious to see if anyone else had written about being your own self-care guide. That’s when I discovered pages and pages of…

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Santa Rosa therapist and life coach Patty Bechtold explores the question of why self care is hard at wiselifetherapy.com

Self-care is still hard. Now what?

Not long ago I read a social media post from a woman who’s an expert on self-care. She wrote about how self-care is hard, even for her, and she explained how she’d been through a rough time with it lately. My heart went out to her and I could relate, because I’ve been there too,…

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The myth of making time for yourself

You hear it a lot right? The importance of making time for yourself. How, somehow, between work, family, home and everything else that’s on your plate, you need to find a way to squeeze making time for yourself in there. In fact, you need to make it a priority, and there are plenty of people out…

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Santa Rosa therapist and life coach Patty Bechtold explores how to cope when you just want to run away from everything wiselifetherapy.com

How to cope when you just want to run away from everything

Imagine this: You’re in the car, out on the open road, and suddenly you wonder what would happen if you just kept going. You feel a powerful urge to leave it all behind, because, well, life is complicated. And a part of you just wants to run away from everything. Have you ever yearned to…

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Santa Rosa Therapist Patty Bechtold of wiselifetherapy.com is writing about the best self help book for summer

The best self-help book for summer

First, a disclaimer. I’m not the perfect authority on the best self-help book for summer because I’m not exactly a self-help book person. They can feel too prescribed for me, too repetitive, too simple. Sometimes even too confusing. More often than not I end up feeling somewhat empty by the end of the book, like…

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