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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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Santa Rosa therapist and life coach Patty Bechtold blogs about why it's okay not to forgive at wiselifetherapy.com

Here’s Why It’s Okay Not to Forgive

Yes, it’s okay not to forgive. Because forgiveness is a very personal thing. Often it’s a lifelong journey. But definitely not an absolute requirement for a whole and happy life. In fact, with forgiveness, each person gets to apply their own personal meaning to it. And what might be forgiveness for one person wouldn’t seem so…

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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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