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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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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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Santa Rosa Life Coach Patty Bechtold writes about shadow work and opening to light and shadow, wiselifetherapy.com

Opening to Light and Shadow

Lately I’ve been swimming in light and shadow. It all started about three weeks ago, just as we were approaching the spring equinox, the sun hovering above the equator, day and night equal length. I couldn’t help noticing that the arrival of spring presents us with a gentle invitation to pause and explore the paradox…

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Santa Rosa counselor Patty Bechtold explores 10 ways writing soothes depression, wiselifetherapy.com

10 ways personal writing soothes depression

Writing every day helps me feel better. Writing soothes depression. Not long ago I wrote those words in my journal, after a month of writing consistently. No doubt you’ve had times in your life like I have, when you’ve felt sad, downhearted and unhappy. Writing, I’ve discovered, makes a difference. Perhaps you’ve also experienced, or…

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