Posts Tagged ‘self-esteem counseling santa rosa’

Patty Bechtold, Therapist & Life Coach for women, writes about celebrating her business birthday at wiselifetherapy.com

It’s my business birthday and we just turned 20

It’s my business birthday. Exactly 20 years ago today I sat down with my very first private practice client.  I was six months out of grad school. Nervous but ready to claim myself as a counselor for people needing help with career and life transitions. I rented space in a therapist’s office. Only a few…

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Santa Rosa life coach & psychotherapist Patty Bechtold blogs about heartfelt desire at www.wiselifetherapy.com

Heartfelt Desire and the Passion Vine

True, heartfelt desire: what is it? And what’s the difference between everyday wanting and deep desire? These are actually questions that I ponder, because I have to admit I am wary of too much wanting.  Because sometimes it feels like there’s a drumbeat of wanting going on around us all the time. It’s propelled, in…

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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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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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