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

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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Santa Rosa Therapist Patty Bechtold of wiselifetherapy.com is writing about the best self help book for summer

The best self-help book for summer

First, a disclaimer. I’m not the perfect authority on the best self-help book for summer because I’m not exactly a self-help book person. They can feel too prescribed for me, too repetitive, too simple. Sometimes even too confusing. More often than not I end up feeling somewhat empty by the end of the book, like…

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Therapeutic writing as a self care practice

When you think about therapeutic writing, you might imagine an activity where you write about deep emotions, problems or traumas. And you would be right to think that, because there’s a well-researched writing activity that can be tremendously helpful for healing and lessening symptoms of depression and anxiety. However, there’s even more to love about…

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Winter solstice reflections and appreciations from Therapist and Life Coach Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com, Santa Rosa CA

Winter Solstice Appreciations from a Santa Rosa Therapist

Well, we’ve arrived at the solstice, the start of winter and the shortest day of the year. Here in Santa Rosa today, I’ve had a fabulous phone conversation with a dear friend, strolled the creekside path behind my house and lit candles as the darkness approaches. Sunset will officially descend at 4:54 pm, 10 minutes…

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