Life Transition & Grief

rustic table, window, words_ life transition self-care, 5 ways to fill your cup, blog post from women’s circle facilitator Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

Life Transition Self-Care: 5 Ways to Fill Your Cup

I remember the moment like it was yesterday, even though it happened many years ago. I was sitting with a client who was in the midst of a complex life transition. She was feeling lost, confused and disoriented. In the middle of our conversation she looked up and said, “If you could take my hand,…

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Tree, words_ a simple way to discover your midlife season of life, blog post by Patty Bechtold therapy for women, wiselifetherapy.com

A Simple Way to Discover Your Midlife Season of Life

Your Midlife Season of Life Long ago, when I was a child, there was a song that used to be on the radio. September Song, by Kurt Weill. I remember my mother would pause when it started to play. I remember the wistful look on her face as she listened… Oh it’s a long, long…

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blue table, candle, watch, ink, key, words - getting lost and finding yourself again-blog post by Patty Bechtold, therapy for women, at wiselifetherapy.com

5 Practices for Getting Lost and Finding Yourself

Five Practices for Getting Lost and Finding Yourself, with Journaling Prompts During the past year I’ve been quietly celebrating 21 years as a therapist and life coach for women. It’s one of those significant milestones that deserves space here on my blog but I’ve struggled to know what to say about it. Also, I’ve felt…

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vine on white wall, words - are you wanting more or wanting less - blog post by Santa Rosa counselor Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

Are you wanting more or wanting less?

The question of wanting more. (It’s a common question, right?) We ask it often, of ourselves and others. We ask it almost automatically in some situations: Do you want more pie? Do you want more space? Yet in times of transition and change, asking what you want more of is far from simple. In fact,…

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wood table notebook words - make life in transition easier 14 journal prompts, blog post from life coach Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

Make life in transition easier: 14 journal prompts

How to make life in transition easier with 14 journal prompts. Hey, it’s spring again. Winter fades and spring brings buds and blooms and the promise of new beginnings, both internally and in the real world.  Spring, as you probably know, mirrors the psychological process of life in transition. It’s the essential call of self-renewal:…

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