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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 #34. Pack a lunch instead of eating fast food

How often do you look down at your watch, realize it's way past lunch time and you're starved then run to the nearest fast food place.

Not the most healthy lunch is it? Certainly not satisfying. And rather expensive for every day.

Can you pack a lunch instead? See what facilities your workplace has. Some have cafeterias, lunch rooms, microwaves or refrigerators. Knowing the facilities can help you decide what to bring.

You can pack fresh fruit from the Farmer's Market, yogurt for your dairy, nuts and seeds for protein, maybe a bagel for energy. Turkey sandwhiches with carrot and broccoli.

Plan to take a lunch all this week.

And while you are taking a lunch, don't forget to take a lunch. Don't eat at your desk every day. Eat at the park, or have a quick bite then go to the library or take a walk then drink a smoothie.

Brown Bag Lunches From CNN
Healthy Lunches
In the Bag

What are you packing for lunch?


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