Life Coaching & Career Coaching

Moving Away and Moving Toward: Writing Prompts for Year’s End

We’re in the flow of moving away and moving toward. Scroll down for the free workshop that goes with this blog post: How to Deepen Your Journaling Process. ***** The end of another year, another decade. The beginning of new ones, and who knows what they’ll bring? Most of the women I talk with these days…

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Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold blogs about what Courageous Living means at wiselifetherapy.com

Courageous Living Might Break Your Heart a Little

Courageous living: probably something you don’t think about too often. I didn’t either, until about two years ago when I came upon poet David Whyte’s 10 Questions that Have No Right to Go Away. Since then, I’ve returned to his questions to reflect and journal with them many times. And a few in particular keep pulling…

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Santa Rosa therapist and life coach Patty Bechtold blogs about why it's okay not to forgive at wiselifetherapy.com

Here’s Why It’s Okay Not to Forgive

Yes, it’s okay not to forgive. Because forgiveness is a very personal thing. Often it’s a lifelong journey. But definitely not an absolute requirement for a whole and happy life. In fact, with forgiveness, each person gets to apply their own personal meaning to it. And what might be forgiveness for one person wouldn’t seem so…

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The soulful journal writing circle in Sonoma County offered by Patty Bechtold of wiselifetherapy.com

Soulful Journaling: Writing Circle for Women in Sonoma County

The whispers of your soul. You hear them, don’t you? Maybe you hear them when you’re feeling a little empty. Or when it seems like you’re just skimming the surface of life. And perhaps you’re tired of the routine, the endless to do’s. You’re so ready for something different. You’re pretty sure there’s more for you.…

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Santa Rosa psychotherapist Patty Bechtold writes about how to create a sense of belonging when you feel lonely at wiselifetherapy.com

How to Create a Sense of Belonging

We all yearn for a sense of belonging. Almost every woman I know, including me, is still making her way through some aspect of this. Sometimes the yearning for a sense of belonging feels like a lonely ache in our hearts. And today, as I gear up for the next round of the Wisdom Tending…

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