Self-Esteem & Self-Compassion

mug on blue table, blog post from Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

It’s Time to Embrace Your Quiet Knowing

You have a quiet knowing deep within that has always been present. It’s there. It has always been there. It will always be there. It winds through the dusky-dawn junctions of knowing and not knowing. It’s of you. And in you. And circling through you. Always. Your quiet knowing that has always been present. But sometimes, without…

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key on table, words, 25 heartfelt wise women quotes for midlife, blog post by Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

25 heartfelt wise women quotes for midlife

Can you believe that in my 13 years as a blog writer I’ve never put together a quote post? For some reason the stars have aligned today and I’ve gathered up 25 heartfelt wise women quotes for midlife. As I was sorting through the quotes I realized that I wished I’d done this sooner. Because…

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Women's counselor and life coach Patty Bechtold shares 11 ways to feel good about yourself at wiselifetherapy.com

How to feel good about yourself [11 things]

Well, 2020 was quite a year, wasn’t it? I don’t think we even know yet the toll that the emotional exhaustion has taken. And with all this in the background, it may be harder than usual to feel good about yourself.  Adding insult to injury is that even though it’s just 14 days into 2021, we…

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Santa Rosa Therapist Patty Bechtold writes about feeling like you don't fit in and explores words that can help at wiselifetherapy.com

Feeling like you don’t fit in?

Here we are almost at the end of 2020, and you might be feeling like you don’t fit in.  The holidays have arrived, but it all feels kind of surreal. Life goes on, but we’re in the midst of an unrelenting limbo. Times like these definitely provoke feelings that we don’t fit in. For ages…

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Life coach and therapist Patty Bechtold blogs about finding solace in a writing prompt at wiselifetherapy.com

Finding solace in a writing prompt

Finding solace. Last month I was talking with a friend and she used the word solace. I remembered it was a word I loved. The essence of it. The sound of it, the way it lingers on your tongue. I thought about two books I’d read in the Before Times that had solace in their titles:…

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