Women's counselor and life coach Patty Bechtold shares 11 ways to feel good about yourself at wiselifetherapy.com

How to feel good about yourself [11 things]

Well, 2020 was quite a year, wasn’t it? I don’t think we even know yet the toll that the emotional exhaustion has taken. And with all this in the background, it may be harder than usual to feel good about yourself.  Adding insult to injury is that even though it’s just 14 days into 2021, we…

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Patty Bechtold, therapist and life coach, writes about beginning again

Beginning Again: Rooted

Beginning again. Pausing. Rising and falling in ancient rhythms. Stopping. Silence. The lull of the earth’s rotation. The waves, moving in, moving out. The sun and moon orbiting, warming, pulling. Beginning again. Loose. Languid. Receiving. As the world turns so do you.  Swimming in pools of honey. Swimming in liquid sunlight. Clouds scattering across the…

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Santa Rosa Therapist Patty Bechtold writes about feeling like you don't fit in and explores words that can help at wiselifetherapy.com

Feeling like you don’t fit in?

Here we are almost at the end of 2020, and you might be feeling like you don’t fit in.  The holidays have arrived, but it all feels kind of surreal. Life goes on, but we’re in the midst of an unrelenting limbo. Times like these definitely provoke feelings that we don’t fit in. For ages…

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Caring and kindness: Shadow Work

I wrote this during a gathering of the Soulful Journal Writing Circle. My inspiration came from my circle sisters and from Joy Harjo’s beautiful poem (see below). Caring and kindness: Shadow Work We must take the utmost care and kindness in all things. Especially in the ways we see ourselves, know ourselves.  Inner caring and kindness is the…

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Nine ways to get through anxious times from Santa Rosa life coach & psychotherapist Patty Bechtold. www.wiselifetherapy.com

9 ways to feel better during anxious times

We’ve had some anxious times here in California lately. Still, we’re getting really good at packing our go bags and having them ready in case of evacuations or emergencies. And these days, you can find tons of online advice about just what needs to go in a go bag. But lately I’ve wondered if we need…

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