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Wisdom Tending: New Women’s Circle in Santa Rosa

The first time I sat down to guide a women’s circle, I knew I’d come home. It was like I’d stumbled on the secret password that opened the door to sisterhood, and entered into a beautiful room. A room that was so human and so old. It was the beginning of my great and growing love for…

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Santa Rosa therapist & life coach Patty Bechtold blogs about the hospital fantasy & other escape fantasies at wiselifetherapy.com

Let’s unpack the hospital fantasy

Have you heard of the hospital fantasy? I’ve known about it for a long while, but just recently learned it has an actual name. When I first started seeing clients back in the day, I was kind of surprised when they’d tell me about their hospital fantasies. Partly that’s because I don’t like hospitals, but…

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Santa Rosa psychotherapist Patty Bechtold writes about how to be your own self-care guide at wiselifetherapy.com

How to be your own self-care guide

The ubiquitous self-care guide: it’s everywhere.  I mean, it’s actually a thing. But I didn’t know that until yesterday. It all started when I was thinking about what to write today. I was curious to see if anyone else had written about being your own self-care guide. That’s when I discovered pages and pages of…

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Santa Rosa therapist and life coach Patty Bechtold explores the question of why self care is hard at wiselifetherapy.com

Self-care is still hard. Now what?

Not long ago I read a social media post from a woman who’s an expert on self-care. She wrote about how self-care is hard, even for her, and she explained how she’d been through a rough time with it lately. My heart went out to her and I could relate, because I’ve been there too,…

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The myth of making time for yourself

You hear it a lot right? The importance of making time for yourself. How, somehow, between work, family, home and everything else that’s on your plate, you need to find a way to squeeze making time for yourself in there. In fact, you need to make it a priority, and there are plenty of people out…

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