The soulful journal writing circle in Sonoma County offered by Patty Bechtold of wiselifetherapy.com

Soulful Journaling: Writing Circle for Women in Sonoma County

The whispers of your soul. You hear them, don’t you? Maybe you hear them when you’re feeling a little empty. Or when it seems like you’re just skimming the surface of life. And perhaps you’re tired of the routine, the endless to do’s. You’re so ready for something different. You’re pretty sure there’s more for you.…

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Santa Rosa psychotherapist Patty Bechtold writes about how to create a sense of belonging when you feel lonely at wiselifetherapy.com

How to Create a Sense of Belonging

We all yearn for a sense of belonging. Almost every woman I know, including me, is still making her way through some aspect of this. Sometimes the yearning for a sense of belonging feels like a lonely ache in our hearts. And today, as I gear up for the next round of the Wisdom Tending…

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Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold writes about the fear beneath the fear at wiselifetherapy.com

Moving Beyond the Fear Beneath the Fear

As a therapist and coach, women tell me things. And so often, women tell me two things in particular.  First, they tell me that they feel detached in some way from who they are. They long to reclaim something deep within themselves. It’s usually hard to name, but it might feel like an inner knowing or…

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Santa Rosa therapist and life coach Patty Bechtold blogs about how to take the gifts you give yourself at wiselifetherapy.com

How to Take the Gifts You Give Yourself

A few Sundays ago I was sitting at a table, lost in my own world. Paints, sponges, words, images were spread out before me. Journals stacked precariously near the edge of the table.  Definitely, I was making a mess, the good kind. The kind of mess that slows you down and brings you back to…

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Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold shares thoughts on how to stop information overload with five words at wiselifetherapy.com

5 Words to Help You Stop Information Overload

Last month I had what you might call an aha moment about information overload. I was reading an article online, tracking sentence after sentence, when I realized how strange I felt. I mean, the amount of space that was given to each small detail of this story was a bit overwhelming. In that moment I…

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