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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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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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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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Santa Rosa therapist and life coach Patty Bechtold explores the practice of beginning again at wiselifetherapy.com

How to Begin Again…and Again

We’re well into January, and I’m cautiously wanting to tell you I may finally be getting this thing about how to begin again. Seeing that every moment is an opportunity to begin again…and again. Of course, others have arrived here way before me and I’m definitely a novice. It doesn’t necessarily come easily either, but…

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Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold blogs about what Courageous Living means at wiselifetherapy.com

Courageous Living Might Break Your Heart a Little

Courageous living: probably something you don’t think about too often. I didn’t either, until two years ago when I discovered poet David Whyte’s 10 Questions that Have No Right to Go Away. Since then, I’ve returned to his questions to reflect and journal with them many times. And a few in particular keep pulling me back.…

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