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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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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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