Writing & Journaling

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Caring and kindness: Shadow Work

I wrote this during a gathering of the Soulful Journal Writing Circle. My inspiration came from my circle sisters and from Joy Harjo’s beautiful poem (see below). Caring and kindness: Shadow Work We must take the utmost care and kindness in all things. Especially in the ways we see ourselves, know ourselves.  Inner caring and kindness is the…

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Therapist Patty Bechtold writes about how to create a self-care journal at wiselifetherapy.com

What goes in my self-care journal?

(Lately I’m sometimes called to write more personal blog posts that originate in my journal. This is one of them.) You might be wondering, what exactly makes a journal a self-care journal? I pondered this myself for a long time, sometimes wondering if I needed separate journals, one that was a “regular” journal and one…

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Is it possible to return to normal?

(Lately I’m sometimes called to write more personal blog posts that originate in my journal. This is one of them.) Is it possible to return to normal? Saturday was one of those perfect days: intense blue sky, soft breezes, an almost too-warm sun. You could kind of forget about the fires and mayhem that began…

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musings from a therapist's journal-Patty Bechtold writes about how our sense of time has changed during the pandemic at wiselifetherapy.com

My sense of time has a life of its own

(Lately I’m sometimes called to write more personal blog posts that originate in my journal. This is one of them.) It’s remarkable to me how we’re all having this shared experience of the shifting sense of time. I like that we’re in it together, that we’re noticing the vagaries of time right now. I’m glad…

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life is a journey-musings from a therapist's journal from Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

Life is a journey and we’re definitely on it

(Lately I’m sometimes called to write more personal blog posts that originate in my journal. This is one of them.) We’ve all heard it before: life is a journey not a destination.  It seems a little obvious these days, and yet there’s a part of me that keeps hoping I’ll arrive at a destination far…

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