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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 #13 Begin carrying a bottle of water with you to get your 8 glasses a day

Much of our loss of energy, could simply be because of dehydration. We drink so much coffee, tea and pop that our body cries out for water.

Here are some ideas to get your water in:

  • Find a water bottle you love
  • Keep water in a pitcher in the fridge, so cold water is always easy to get
  • Drink water when you go out to eat - that saves money from the overpriced beverages, too!
  • If you are drinking bottled water, find out which brand you prefer by tasting different kinds
  • Drink lemon water first thing in the morning
  • Always bring your water bottle when you exercise
  • Keep track of glasses of water you drank in a journal or PDA
  • Try the new flavored waters if you don't like the taste of plain water
More resources for you:

Are You Drinking Enough Water? How not enough water affects us

10 Tricks for Getting Enough Water From IVillage

Hydration Calculator Find out how much water you need to drink a day

How much glasses of water have you had today?


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