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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 # 39: Go through your clothes and give away what you donít need, want or fit into

No, your closet isn't too small. There is just too much stuff in it. How many clothes do you need and how much is too much?

Cleaning out your closet doesn't have to be a boring chore. Have a fashion show with a friend or your kids. Turn on some music. Go into the "dressing room" and slip into your outfits. Twirl in front of the mirror/kids/friend. Ask their opinions and look honestly at the outfit yourself.

Does it fit? (Maybe when I was 18)

Is it a good color for you? (Is my face suppose to look more yellow?)

Do you like it? (And 'kind of' doesn't count)

Is it practical for your life/work situations? (Gone is the all cotton white shirt that never looks unwrinkled, even after being ironed)

Does it need mending? How long have you waited to mend it? Mend it by the end of the week or get rid of it. It's just taking up space.

In a little notepad note what colors really work for you and what styles seem to fit you best. Pleats or no pleats? What length of arms look best? Big patterns, little patterns or no patterns? This will help you with your future shopping.

Throw what you are getting rid of in a pile and the keepers in a different pile. Once you go through them, check out the article below on organizing your closet.

No time, energy or desire for a fashion show? Try this method of decluttering clothes. After washing clothes, put the newest clothes on the left of the closet. In the morning take clothes from the right. If the same shirt keeps getting passed over because you just don't want to wear it, that's a good one for the give away box. Still unsure? Actually wear it out. How does it make you feel?

And make a rule that for every new clothes item at least one clothes item has to go.


10 Steps to a Happy Clothes Closet

When are you going to do your fashion show?


52 Tiny Changes Archive



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