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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 #20: Enjoy nature- take a hike, sit on the beach, dance in the rain

Nature has a way of renewing us. I know when I have been locked up with the computer and haven't seen the light of day for awhile I feel "off". I feel disconnected with the world. Nature shows us the big picture of the world. It's hard to be self-centered while you look at the stars or look out at the vast ocean.

Today, I am taking the kids on a fall scavenger hunt. We are going to the nature trails with a list of things to find like mushrooms, a red leaf, a spider, etc. They had such a good time with this activities last year, that they begged me to take them this year too. My spirits are lifted just thinking about going outside.

Try to schedule at least half hour a week of outside time. It could be split up into little 5 minute outdoor walks.

Some outdoor ideas:
~Go to a park
~Hike some trails
~Visit a zoo
~Go for a bike ride
~Feed the ducks
~Observe a spider web
~Catch fireflies then let them go
~Name your flower
~Ski, sled, or snowball fight
~Look at animal tracks
~Hunt for 4 leaf clovers
~Play Frisbee on the beach
~Go horseback riding
~Look for shells or fossils
~Build a sand castle
~Make a container garden

Nature can nurture you indoors too with water fountains, flowers, plants and pets. This week find a way to let nature nurture you.

The Healing Power of Nature
Connecting with nature relieves stress and elevates spirits

How will you connect with nature?


52 Tiny Changes Archive


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