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ractices to work with your inner critic from Santa Rosa Therapist and Life Coach Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com, Santa Rosa CA

Is it time to practice being kinder to your inner critic?

Do you ever just get fed up with that critical voice within? Maybe sometimes you simply want to lash out and put it in its place and be done with it for good. The interesting thing is, though, that silencing it probably won’t help you feel any better or succeed in abolishing it. And perhaps…

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10 clues you're in a life transition from Therapist and Life Coach Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com, Santa Rosa CA

10 Clues You’re in a Life Transition

Lately I’ve been wondering: How do you know you’re in a life transition? What are the signs and clues leading up to it? When I look back on the past year, I notice pretty much all my clients have been in some sort of transition. It might not have been what initially brought them to…

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Thoughts on New Year's resolution anxiety from Therapist and Life Coach Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com in Santa Rosa CA

New Year’s Resolution Anxiety

We’re four days into 2018, and no doubt you’ve seen or heard something about New Year’s resolutions by now. Perhaps someone has asked you if you have any, or you might already have your own list. And maybe, if you’re prone to anxiety or have a history of worrying (like me), you could also be feeling…

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Winter solstice reflections and appreciations from Therapist and Life Coach Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com, Santa Rosa CA

Winter Solstice Appreciations from a Santa Rosa Therapist

Well, we’ve arrived at the solstice, the start of winter and the shortest day of the year. Here in Santa Rosa today, I’ve had a fabulous phone conversation with a dear friend, strolled the creekside path behind my house and lit candles as the darkness approaches. Sunset will officially descend at 4:54 pm, 10 minutes…

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Meaningful questions to help you reflect on the past year

Whew, what a year! Certainly one for the books, and I think, one worth reflecting on. Of course, I totally understand if you just want to close this particular book and move on. But before you do, consider for a minute that there’s actually some evidence that supports looking back on your year as a…

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