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Caring and kindness: Shadow Work

I wrote this during a gathering of the Soulful Journal Writing Circle. My inspiration came from my circle sisters and from Joy Harjo’s beautiful poem (see below). Caring and kindness: Shadow Work We must take the utmost care and kindness in all things. Especially in the ways we see ourselves, know ourselves.  Inner caring and kindness is the…

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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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Therapist Patty Bechtold writes about how to create a self-care journal at wiselifetherapy.com

What goes in my self-care journal?

(Lately I’m sometimes called to write more personal blog posts that originate in my journal. This is one of them.) You might be wondering, what exactly makes a journal a self-care journal? I pondered this myself for a long time, sometimes wondering if I needed separate journals, one that was a “regular” journal and one…

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musings from a therapist's journal-Patty Bechtold writes about how our sense of time has changed during the pandemic at wiselifetherapy.com

My sense of time has a life of its own

(Lately I’m sometimes called to write more personal blog posts that originate in my journal. This is one of them.) It’s remarkable to me how we’re all having this shared experience of the shifting sense of time. I like that we’re in it together, that we’re noticing the vagaries of time right now. I’m glad…

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Patty Bechtold, life coach for women, blogs about your unlived life at wiselifetherapy.com

Is your unlived life calling to you?

Is your unlived life calling to you? Something’s shifted in the past few months and I see glimpses of it around me. I see women stepping back and lifting the covers on the unlived life, or the parts of themselves that don’t get much time and attention.  Some women have been able to slow down…

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