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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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Caring and kindness: Shadow Work

I wrote this during a gathering of the Soulful Journal Writing Circle. My inspiration came from my circle sisters and from Joy Harjo’s beautiful poem (see below). Caring and kindness: Shadow Work We must take the utmost care and kindness in all things. Especially in the ways we see ourselves, know ourselves.  Inner caring and kindness is the…

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Santa Rosa Therapist Patty Bechtold writes about how it may help to remember that death is inevitable during difficult times at wiselifetherapy.com

Does it help to remember that death is inevitable?

Does it help to remember that death is inevitable? Many wise ones throughout history have suggested we consult our mortality (rather than our fears and ambitions) during times of turbulence, tragedy and transition. So perhaps it’s important to remember that death is inevitable for all of us. And by this I don’t mean to diminish…

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Journaling prompts from Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

Moving Away and Moving Toward: Writing Prompts for Year’s End

We’re in the flow of moving away and moving toward. The end of another year, another decade. The beginning of new ones, and who knows what they’ll bring? Most of the women I talk with these days are feeling a bit worn out at the end of 2019. And there are a bounty of reasons to feel…

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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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