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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 #35. Memorize scripture, an inspirational quote, or a poem to give you a lift during the day

How you live your life has much to do with how you think.

What have you been feeding your mind lately? Have you been on a junk food diet with TV, bad news, negative self-talk and cynicism?

During your quiet time (week 5) experimenting with memorizing inspiration. Years ago people memorized long poems and Scripture passages, knowing that they could call upon this knowledge when they need it most. We seem to have lost this in recent history.

When you find something that has really helped or inspired you, write it down on an index card. Look at it throughout the day. Try memorizing it while you wait for your mail to download or water to boil.

Commit to a goal of memorizing one passage a week. Keep a pack of index cards with you to review often. Memorization doesn't have to be difficult. Don't let a block against memorizing stop you from infusing your mind with positive and powerful thoughts.

How to Memorize Poetry
How to Memorize Scripture

What would you like to memorize?


52 Tiny Changes Archive


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