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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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Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold writes about the fear beneath the fear at wiselifetherapy.com

Moving Beyond the Fear Beneath the Fear

As a therapist and coach, women tell me things. And so often, women tell me two things in particular.  First, they tell me that they feel detached in some way from who they are. They long to reclaim something deep within themselves. It’s usually hard to name, but it might feel like an inner knowing or…

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