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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 #2 : Go to your favorite bookstore to pick out a journal and start writing

I am always amazed at the impact of journal writing. I was at Barnes and Noble with a friend the other day. We were talking about how sometimes problems keep going around and around in our head. This causes us to become stressed or lose sleep. But, once we write down our problems or the conversations we are having in our head, we can go on with our life.

When I lost a job, my head was so filled with anger, frustration and what I wanted to say to my boss. I couldn't think because my mind would automatically slip to those thoughts. Then I in my journal I wrote down the things I wanted to say to my boss, my frustrations, my anger. Once I emptied it onto the paper, my mind let go of it. A very freeing feeling.Then I was able to concentrate on other things, like where to go from there. I have been journaling since I was 13 and believe it kept my sanity more than once.

Other benefits of journaling:
  • Self-awareness
  • A life history
  • A place for dreams and goal-setting
  • A place to list your gratitudes
  • Improve your focus
  • Shows you patterns in your life
  • Identifies your values and what is important to you
  • Shows you where you need to improve your boundaries
  • Can be fun and a stress reliever
  • Helps you make decisions
  • Clarifies problem-solving
  • Helps you go through problems until you reach other solutions
  • Awakens your creativity
Here is a great article on beginning your journaling. It tells you how to choose your journal, where to write and how to get started. If you want to kick start your writing here are a year's worth of journaling prompts

What is on your mind?


52 Tiny Changes Archive




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