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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 # 48: Write a letter of appreciation to your significant other or a friend

I take my husband for granted too often. I forget to thank him for the little things he does, like filling my car up with gas, fixing my computer, tuning up the cars, taking care of the mowing and snowblowing, and all the other things he does for me and our family.

This past Sunday I woke up to French toast and bacon he was cooking. He did the dishes. He lit the bedroom up with candles. And he took my to a restaurant for lunch he knew I would like to eat at, even though he didn't care for it.

Have you ever fallen into the trap of , "Well, I do this, this and that and they never say thank you. Why should I?" If you play marriage or friendship as a contest, you will lose. Open your heart back up to see the blessings of your relationship. Share them. Grow closer together.

What does your spouse do for you, that often goes unnoticed by you? Or if you aren't married, do you have a friend that has been there for you and you would like to appreciate?

Writing down your thoughts, feelings and appreciation may be easier to do than saying them. Write a loving letter of appreciation. And keep an eye out for where you can say thanks, throughout the year.

How to write a letter of appreciation

Who will you appreciate?


52 Tiny Changes Archive



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