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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 # 38: Take a big vacation once a year, and mini weekend vacations throughout the year-even if you are just staying home

Yesterday I did nothing. At least nothing "productive." I read, went on a bike ride with the kids, played Sorry with them, took a nap, watched a movie and that's about it.

I felt so good today. I was getting tons done. I just needed that time out.

I find it hard to believe that people with paid vacation, often don't even use it. Many think that if they go on vacation they will have to play catch up when they get back. What they don't factor in is how good they will feel coming back from vacation.

That's if you take an actual vacation, not hours at Disney World, see how many cities you can see in two weeks, move, move, move type of vacation.

If you go on one of those types, make sure you tag on at least 2-3 days at the end to veg out at home.

You don't even have to go anywhere on vacation. You can vacation at home, taking day trips to the beach or library. As long as you don't do work.

I saw that commercial where the lady is doing work on her laptop on a cruise ship. What kind of vacation is that?

And you don't need to wait for a two week vacation to relax. Try taking a few hours every weekend without an agenda, feeling free to do what you feel like.

So if you haven't taken a vacation yet, what are you waiting for?

Vacations Delay Death
Guilt Free Vacation

Where are you going on vacation?


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