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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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Santa Rosa counselor Patty Bechtold explains the different types of women's support groups at wiselifetherapy.com

Women’s Support Groups: What type is right for you?

Have you ever wondered about women’s support groups? Perhaps you’ve considered joining one, but aren’t exactly sure what you’re looking for. If so, you’re not alone. It can be difficult to sort through the many different offerings that provide group support to women. So this week I’m writing about four different types of groups that…

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Santa Rosa Counselor Patty Bechtold writes about how to find your inner glow, wiselifetherapy.com

Finding your inner glow

Your inner glow is like soft, amber light. Seeping under the door. Gently filling the room with its presence. Tender, undulating light. It is light in more ways than one. I think of those photos I’ve seen of Tuscany, the warm sunlight, entwining its fingers through the vineyards, reaching out to protect and support. The inner…

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Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold of wiselifetherapy.com writes about how to let things come to you, WiseLife Therapy & Coaching

How to let things come to you

Is this your year to let things come to you? Perhaps that sounds a bit passive. But as I’ve been pondering this lately I’ve come to the conclusion that letting things come to you is far from passive. It’s not exactly active either, at least not in the sense that we usually experience forward movement.…

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