Writing & Journaling

Notebook on wood table, words-free journaling for self care workshop facilitated by Life Coach Patty Bechtold wiselifetherapy.com

You’re invited to: Journaling for Self Care

You’re invited to join me on January 22nd for a FREE winter gathering where we’ll be journaling for self-care to explore… What’s Ripening for You in 2022? SIGN UP HERE: What’s Ripening for You in 2022 Journaling for self-care: What do you need? What do you need at the end of one year and the…

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door in red brick wall, words - A therapist’s 100th blog post and a poem by Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

A Therapist’s 100th Blog Post and A Poem

Here I am today writing (and celebrating) my 100th blog post. It’s exactly five years since this website went live and I published my first blog post. I like the symmetry of that, even though it’s unexpected. Actually, I thought I’d reach my 100th blog post sooner. In the beginning I was aiming for 25…

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door in red brick wall, words - 4 things to do when it feels like life is passing you by, blog post by Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

4 things to do when it feels like life is passing you by

You might think life is passing you by, especially in midlife. But trust me, it’s not. Because there is no way your life can pass you by. Take yesterday, for instance. Yesterday was a day. Getting up in the morning. Going to bed at night. And everything that happened in between. A rambling walk in…

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Northern California Life Coach + Therapist Patty Bechtold describes how to write to understand the meaning of life with Ira Progoff's stepping stones journaling activity, wiselifetherapy.com

How to journal your way into the meaning of life

A major part of the meaning of life is contained in the very discovering of it. It is an ongoing experience of growth that involves a deepening contact with reality…the meaning of life cannot be told. It has to happen to a person. —Ira Progoff Today I’m following up from my last post about the…

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Santa Rosa therapist and life coach Patty Bechtold writes about how the film Stranger than Fiction unearthed her softer inner voice at wiselifetherapy.com

My inner voice: Stranger than fiction

It was a time when we were nearing the end of 2020 and I was thinking about how unrelenting it had all been. Right about then my inner voice declared that if last year had been a book, it would have been named Unrelenting. And then I wondered what others might name it. I’ve been…

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