Writing & Journaling

Photo: leather notebook on wood table, Words: free summer journaling series sign up at wiselifetherapy.com

You’re invited to: Journaling for Self Care

You’re invited to join me this summer for a free Wise Women Writing series where we’ll be journaling for self-care and exploring…  What Does My Heart Want this Summer? SIGN UP HERE: What Does My Heart Want this Summer? Journaling for self-care: let’s linger together. Let’s linger and forget ourselves. Let’s give ourselves time away from the…

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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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blue table, candle, watch, ink, key, words_ how to welcome in your light and shadow selves, journaling activity, blog post by Patty Bechtold @wiselifetherapy.com

How to Welcome In Your Light and Shadow Selves

How to Welcome in Your Light and Shadow Selves: A Journaling Activity Have you heard about the light and shadow selves within you? It’s long been a popular psychological theory, originating with Carl Jung. At its core is the belief that our personalities carry both light and shadow within them, and that our journey through…

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Tree, words_ a simple way to discover your midlife season of life, blog post by Patty Bechtold therapy for women, wiselifetherapy.com

A Simple Way to Discover Your Midlife Season of Life

Your Midlife Season of Life Long ago, when I was a child, there was a song that used to be on the radio. September Song, by Kurt Weill. I remember my mother would pause when it started to play. I remember the wistful look on her face as she listened… Oh it’s a long, long…

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