Posts Tagged ‘santa rosa counselor’

Tree, words_ the mindful way through compare and despair, blog post by Patty Bechtold therapy for women,

The Mindful Way Through Compare and Despair

Compare and despair. You’ve probably experienced that, right? That moment when you compare something about yourself or your life to someone else’s. In that moment you might find yourself tunneling down into uncomfortable feelings of distress and dismay, perhaps even edging toward a kind of despair. Something gets triggered for you, or you sense something’s missing about…

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The myth of making time for yourself

You hear it a lot right? The importance of making time for yourself. How, somehow, between work, family, home and everything else that’s on your plate, you need to find a way to squeeze making time for yourself in there. In fact, you need to make it a priority, and there are plenty of people out…

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10 things to tell yourself when self-compassion feels hard, from Therapist and Life Coach Patty Bechtold at, Santa Rosa CA

10 things to tell yourself when self-compassion feels hard

In my day-to-day work as a therapist and coach, there’s often a theme that appears. It weaves its way through a week or a month. It keeps showing up, like brightly colored yarn that stands out in a multi-colored shawl. Most recently, that strand of yarn has been all about the reality that for many…

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Wisdom on becoming who you're meant to be from Patty Bechtold of Wiselife Therapy and Coaching in Santa Rosa CA

You don’t need to worry about becoming who you’re meant to be

On my trips around the internet this the past month, I’ve seen a quite a few programs and services that want to guide you to “becoming who you’re meant to be.” But you know what? You already are exactly who you’re meant to be. So please don’t let anyone suggest you’re not. Because there’s a…

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Why this counselor and life coach is not on Facebook. Yet.

Yes, it’s true. I’m not on Facebook. But it’s not because I’m a social recluse or a technology-averse Luddite. The truth is, I’m not on Facebook because of my clients, and how I’ve seen it affect their well-being. Actually, Facebook and I go way back. Back to the days before it even existed. When I…

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