Self-Esteem & Self-Compassion

Tree, words_ the mindful way through compare and despair, blog post by Patty Bechtold therapy for women, wiselifetherapy.com

The Mindful Way Through Compare and Despair

Compare and despair. You’ve probably experienced that, right? That moment when you compare something about yourself or your life to someone else’s. In that moment you might find yourself tunneling down into uncomfortable feelings of distress and dismay, perhaps even edging toward a kind of despair. Something gets triggered for you, or you sense something’s missing about…

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photo, vine wood fence, words, holding space for yourself, what is yours to know and hold, blog post by Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

Holding Space for Yourself: What is Yours to Know and Hold and Keep

Today I’m writing about an intuitive, creative and metaphorical approach to holding space for yourself. I’ll explain what holding space means, and share my own recent experience of it. It may help you feel more in tune with your own deeper needs, deeper nature and deeper boundaries. Many wise words have been written about holding…

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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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