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Patty Bechtold, Santa Rosa Counselor & Coach, blogs about being vs. doing at wiselifetherapy.com

Being vs. Doing: Lessons from a Summer Moon

Little did we know what was waiting for us as we got in the car and started our journey home. And never could I have imagined that the moon had a lesson for me about being vs. doing. You see, it had been a long day of doing. In fact, on the scales of being…

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How to Find Your Inner Wild Woman

I know this is a blog post about finding your inner wild woman. But before we get to that, I just want to ask: Have your heard? Glenda Jackson is on Broadway playing King Lear. Well, actually the show just closed a few days ago. Still, the thought of it has excited me, seeing as…

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Free Live Virtual Summer Retreat: Join Us!

You’re invited to a virtual summer retreat: Writing into the Rhythms of Summer Solstice. And I’m delighted to be teaming up again with my dear friend, author and writing coach Charlotte Rains Dixon. Because…Summer! What better season for replenishing and renewing? As Sam Keen says… Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. Without a doubt summer…

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Santa Rosa therapist and life coach Patty Bechtold explores wisdom of savoring at wiselifetherapy.com

Building Happiness through the Wisdom of Savoring

The wisdom of savoring has been on my mind since the start of the year. That’s when I discovered that the words savor and wisdom share a root word (sapere). Sapere means to taste, and not just in the culinary sense. It’s a lovely invitation to taste all that life brings to us. And while I’m no etymologist, I imagine…

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Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold shares thoughts from a modern therapist at wiselifetherapy.com

Thoughts from a Modern Therapist

Until late last year, I’d never heard the term modern therapist. And when I saw a mention of it in my twitter feed, I thought it might refer to a therapist who uses the most up-to-date theories or modern techniques. My curiosity was piqued, so I clicked over. That’s when I discovered a meme about…

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