photo, vine wood fence, words, 4 creative ways to boost your mood when you're feeling down, blog post by Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

4 creative ways to boost your mood when you’re feeling down

Lately a lot of people have been telling me they’re feeling down. Or some similar version of that. Words like…feeling blah, in a funk, don’t feel like myself, kind of burned out. You get the picture. So in this post I’ll try to help you answer these questions: Am I feeling down or is this depression? Why…

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key on table, words, 25 heartfelt wise women quotes for midlife, blog post by Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

25 heartfelt wise women quotes for midlife

Can you believe that in my 13 years as a blog writer I’ve never put together a quote post? For some reason the stars have aligned today and I’ve gathered up 25 heartfelt wise women quotes for midlife. As I was sorting through the quotes I realized that I wished I’d done this sooner. Because…

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flowers on deck, words - You're invited to journaling for self care, blog post from life coach Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

You’re invited to: Journaling for Self Care

You’re invited to join me for a FREE summer gathering where we’ll be journaling for self-care. It’s called Unraveling the Road Ahead. Read more about it and sign up below. Have you ever picked up a notebook and a pen and just started writing? There you were, spilling your thoughts and feelings on the page. Then, almost…

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vine on white wall, words - are you wanting more or wanting less - blog post by Santa Rosa counselor Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

Are you wanting more or wanting less?

The question of wanting more. (It’s a common question, right?) We ask it often, of ourselves and others. We ask it almost automatically in some situations: Do you want more pie? Do you want more space? Yet in times of transition and change, asking what you want more of is far from simple. In fact,…

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wood table notebook words - make life in transition easier 14 journal prompts, blog post from life coach Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

Make life in transition easier: 14 journal prompts

How to make life in transition easier with 14 journal prompts. Hey, it’s spring again. Winter fades and spring brings buds and blooms and the promise of new beginnings, both internally and in the real world.  Spring, as you probably know, mirrors the psychological process of life in transition. It’s the essential call of self-renewal:…

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