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How to Find Your Inner Wild Woman

I know this is a blog post about finding your inner wild woman. But before we get to that, I just want to ask: Have your heard? Glenda Jackson is on Broadway playing King Lear. Well, actually the show just closed a few days ago. Still, the thought of it has excited me, seeing as…

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Free Live Virtual Summer Retreat: Join Us!

You’re invited to a virtual summer retreat: Writing into the Rhythms of Summer Solstice. And I’m delighted to be teaming up again with my dear friend, author and writing coach Charlotte Rains Dixon. Because…Summer! What better season for replenishing and renewing? As Sam Keen says… Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. Without a doubt summer…

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Santa Rosa therapist and life coach Patty Bechtold explores wisdom of savoring at wiselifetherapy.com

Building Happiness through the Wisdom of Savoring

The wisdom of savoring has been on my mind since the start of the year. That’s when I discovered that the words savor and wisdom share a root word (sapere). Sapere means to taste, and not just in the culinary sense. It’s a lovely invitation to taste all that life brings to us. And while I’m no etymologist, I imagine…

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Santa Rosa Life Coach Patty Bechtold writes about shadow work and opening to light and shadow, wiselifetherapy.com

Opening to Light and Shadow

Lately I’ve been swimming in light and shadow. It all started about three weeks ago, just as we were approaching the spring equinox, the sun hovering above the equator, day and night equal length. I couldn’t help noticing that the arrival of spring presents us with a gentle invitation to pause and explore the paradox…

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Free live virtual springtime retreat on March 18, 2019 at 5pm. Hosted by Santa Rosa life coach & psychotherapist Patty Bechtold. www.wiselifetherapy.com

Free live virtual springtime retreat: You’re invited!

You’re invited to a virtual springtime retreat: Writing into the Rhythms of Spring. And I’m delighted to be teaming up again with my dear friend, author and writing coach Charlotte Rains Dixon . The metaphor of spring renewal almost never fails to energize us. As poet Mary Oliver writes… Listen, everyone has a chance. Is it spring,…

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