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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

WRITING CIRCLE INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL: Try it one time for only $17 No obligation to continue if it’s not a good fit for you Limited Spaces Available on 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 12/4 Call or text 707-742-9844 to sign up ____________________________ The whispers of your soul. You hear them, don’t you? Maybe you hear them when you’re feeling…

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Santa Rosa therapist and life coach Patty Bechtold blogs about how to take the gifts you give yourself at wiselifetherapy.com

How to Take the Gifts You Give Yourself

A few Sundays ago I was sitting at a table, lost in my own world. Paints, sponges, words, images were spread out before me. Journals stacked precariously near the edge of the table.  Definitely, I was making a mess, the good kind. The kind of mess that slows you down and brings you back to…

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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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