Notebook on wood table, words-free journaling for self care workshop facilitated by Life Coach Patty Bechtold wiselifetherapy.com

You’re invited to: Journaling for Self Care

You’re invited to join me on January 22nd for a FREE winter gathering where we’ll be journaling for self-care to explore… What’s Ripening for You in 2022? SIGN UP HERE: What’s Ripening for You in 2022 Journaling for self-care: What do you need? What do you need at the end of one year and the…

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door in red brick wall, words - A therapist’s 100th blog post and a poem by Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

A Therapist’s 100th Blog Post and A Poem

Here I am today writing (and celebrating) my 100th blog post. It’s exactly five years since this website went live and I published my first blog post. I like the symmetry of that, even though it’s unexpected. Actually, I thought I’d reach my 100th blog post sooner. In the beginning I was aiming for 25…

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blue table, candle, watch, ink, key, words - getting lost and finding yourself again-blog post by Patty Bechtold, therapy for women, at wiselifetherapy.com

5 Practices for Getting Lost and Finding Yourself

Five Practices for Getting Lost and Finding Yourself, with Journaling Prompts During the past year I’ve been quietly celebrating 21 years as a therapist and life coach for women. It’s one of those significant milestones that deserves space here on my blog but I’ve struggled to know what to say about it. Also, I’ve felt…

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rustic table, window, words_ how to walk away from over responsibility, blog post from women’s life coach Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

Walk Away from Over Responsibility

I’ve seen women insist on cleaning everything in the house before they could sit down to write… and you know it’s a funny thing about housecleaning… it never comes to an end. Perfect way to stop a woman. A woman must be careful to not allow over-responsibility…to steal her necessary creative rests, riffs, and raptures.…

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mug on blue table, blog post from Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

It’s Time to Embrace Your Quiet Knowing

You have a quiet knowing deep within that has always been present. It’s there. It has always been there. It will always be there. It winds through the dusky-dawn junctions of knowing and not knowing. It’s of you. And in you. And circling through you. Always. Your quiet knowing that has always been present. But sometimes, without…

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