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"You have taught me to believe in myself and to take things slowly, one step at a time, keep sight of my goals, both short term and long term.

Your coaching style was both nuturing and motivating, you seemed to intuitively know some days what I needed most. Your caring and understanding was so appreciated and it came from the heart."

-Holly C.

I would recommend the Simplicity Course as an easy, practical way to start simplifying one's life. I especially liked the segments on Tolerations, Wardrobe, and Office and Paperwork.

Each day focuses on only one task, which is helpful to people who feel overwhelmed by the complexities of modern life and hardly know where to begin downshifting.

-Joan, New York

Beth has an uncanny way of, "reading between the lines" to see a person's heart. I appreciate how genuine she is.

I have already begun implementing her suggestions, and am dumbstruck at how well they are working. I am feeling so much more secure, and feel I am finally put onto a life path that will bring me joy for many years to come."

-Sue Halpern

I feel more focused and have an objective instead of aimlessly filling up the day.

-Shelli Segura



52 Tiny Changes

You've done it before. Tried to change your whole life in 30 days. Only to fizzle out at day 10 because it take too much time. Join me in making a small change each week and by the end of the year you will have made 52 improvements to your life!

52changes@encouragingcoach.com with 52 changes in the subject line. Or come here each week for a new change and some steps to help you along the way.

Tiny Change #10: Have a family night to play games, eat together, or do something fun as a family

This can be with your immediate family, extended family or friends that are more like family.

Pick an evening that seems to work best for your whole family. Mark it on the calendar. Now do something fun that your family will look forward to.

  • Go swimming
  • Go on a bike ride
  • Play monopoly
  • Read to kids
  • Go mini-golfing
  • Go out for ice cream
  • Build a fort
  • Hike through the woods
  • Watch the stars
  • Bake cookies
  • Take silly photos
  • Learn first aid
  • Skate
  • Visit neighbors
  • Family Film Night
  • Fly kites
  • Learn to sew
  • Play croquet
  • Tye Dye shirts

Ask your kids what they would love to do. I am sure they have tons of ideas! Some more places for ideas:

Heritage Builders 

Family Fun

Real Families, Real Fun

What night this week will you take to spend time with your family?


52 Tiny Changes Archive


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