Posts Tagged ‘life coaching santa rosa’

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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Santa Rosa therapist and life coach Patty Bechtold blogs about how to take the gifts you give yourself at wiselifetherapy.com

How to Take the Gifts You Give Yourself

A few Sundays ago I was sitting at a table, lost in my own world. Paints, sponges, words, images were spread out before me. Journals stacked precariously near the edge of the table.  Definitely, I was making a mess, the good kind. The kind of mess that slows you down and brings you back to…

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Santa Rosa Life Coach Patty Bechtold writes about shadow work and opening to light and shadow, wiselifetherapy.com

Opening to Light and Shadow

Lately I’ve been swimming in light and shadow. It all started about three weeks ago, just as we were approaching the spring equinox, the sun hovering above the equator, day and night equal length. I couldn’t help noticing that the arrival of spring presents us with a gentle invitation to pause and explore the paradox…

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7 life paradoxes that can help you feel better from Therapist and Life Coach Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com, Santa Rosa CA

7 life paradoxes to help you feel better

I just got a book of Zen koans. It was an impulse purchase, and I snatched it up without thinking much about it. It seemed like the perfect resource guide for these ambiguous, ambivalent times. I’ve read that koans are helpful for understanding the paradoxical aspects of reality. So even though I’m a koan novice,…

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Meaningful questions to help you reflect on the past year

Whew, what a year! Certainly one for the books, and I think, one worth reflecting on. Of course, I totally understand if you just want to close this particular book and move on. But before you do, consider for a minute that there’s actually some evidence that supports looking back on your year as a…

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