Life Transition & Grief

door in red brick wall, words_ how to begin again and again, blog post by Patty Bechtold therapist in Santa Rosa, wiselifetherapy.com

How to Begin Again…and Again

We’re well into January and I’m feeling surprisingly optimistic. Here’s why: I believe more and more women are finally turning toward the possibility of learning how to begin again. In other words, we know that the the old way of proclaiming “New Year, New You” just doesn’t work. We’ve also gotten wise to the false…

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, candle, watch, ink, key, words - how to explore the meaning of life through journaling by Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

How to Explore the Meaning of Life through Journaling

A major part of the meaning of life is contained in the very discovering of it. It is an ongoing experience of growth that involves a deepening contact with reality…the meaning of life cannot be told. It has to happen to a person. —Ira Progoff Today I’m taking a deep dive into the meaning of…

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7 Life Paradoxes to Help You Feel Better

Not long ago I bought a book of Zen koans. It was an impulse purchase, and I snatched it up without thinking much about it. It seemed like the perfect resource guide for these ambiguous, ambivalent times we’re living in. I’ve read that koans are helpful for understanding the paradoxical aspects of reality. And even…

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