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Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold shares 3 ways to cope with advice overload at wiselifetherapy.com

Advice Overload: 3 Ways to Cope

Hello and Happy New Year! I came back to work today and couldn’t help but notice that the advice machine is in full swing as it usually is in January. Yes, advice overload has arrived, yet again. You probably know how advice overload goes: a constant stream of advice aimed at women. Basically, the advice is…

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Journaling prompts from Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

Moving Away and Moving Toward: Writing Prompts for Year’s End

We’re in the flow of moving away and moving toward. The end of another year, another decade. The beginning of new ones, and who knows what they’ll bring? Most of the women I talk with these days are feeling a bit worn out at the end of 2019. And there are a bounty of reasons to feel…

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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

The whispers of your soul. You hear them, don’t you? Maybe you hear them when you’re feeling a little empty. Or when it seems like you’re just skimming the surface of life. And perhaps you’re tired of the routine, the endless to do’s. You’re so ready for something different. You’re pretty sure there’s more for you.…

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Santa Rosa psychotherapist Patty Bechtold writes about how to create a sense of belonging when you feel lonely at wiselifetherapy.com

How to Create a Sense of Belonging

We all yearn for a sense of belonging. Almost every woman I know, including me, is still making her way through some aspect of this. Sometimes the yearning for a sense of belonging feels like a lonely ache in our hearts. And today, as I gear up for the next round of the Wisdom Tending…

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Free live virtual retreat_ writing into the rhythms of summer wiselifetherapy.com

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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