Depression & Anxiety

rustic table, window, words_ how to walk away from over responsibility, blog post from women’s life coach Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

Walk Away from Over Responsibility

I’ve seen women insist on cleaning everything in the house before they could sit down to write… and you know it’s a funny thing about housecleaning… it never comes to an end. Perfect way to stop a woman. A woman must be careful to not allow over-responsibility…to steal her necessary creative rests, riffs, and raptures.…

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photo, vine wood fence, words, 4 creative ways to boost your mood when you're feeling down, blog post by Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

4 creative ways to boost your mood when you’re feeling down

Lately a lot of people have been telling me they’re feeling down. Or some similar version of that. Words like…feeling blah, in a funk, don’t feel like myself, kind of burned out. You get the picture. So in this post I’ll try to help you answer these questions: Am I feeling down or is this depression? Why…

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tree silouette words - how to change your perspective fast blog post by women's therapist Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

How to change your perspective fast

How to change your perspective fast: journaling from the top of the mountain. More than any other landscape, the mountains shift our perspective. What we see and know at the bottom of the mountain is not what we see and know at the top. –Mary Reynolds Thompson, Reclaiming the Wild Soul Last month in the…

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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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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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