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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 #5 : Have a daily quiet time

How are your mornings? Do you wake up late, jump out of bed, hurry to get yourself and the kids ready and spend most of the morning a rushed mess? Or do you have a quiet time in the morning?

Now that you are waking up 1/2 hour earlier, you can use that time to get yourself ready for the day. It gives you a time to remember what is important. It prepares your thinking for what is ahead. You can journal, write, pray, read inspirational texts, meditate, breathe. Or you can try these quiet time ideas. Here is a six step plan for a quiet time.

Ask yourself great questions like "What am I excited about today?" "What am I grateful for?" "What am I committed to?" "Who do I love?" "What am I looking forward to today?" These types of questions put you into a great state of mind. Here are some more questions.You can also pick out a focus word for the day like: creativity, energy, joy, peace, love, enthusiasm. The focus word is to keep your mind on one of your values as you go throughout your day. In a traffic jam you can be glad your focus word for the day was patience.

What would having a morning quiet give you?


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