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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





-Do not wish to be anything but what you are and try to be that perfectly. -St. Francis De Sales


Encouraging Words
Sept 28, 2002

Welcome to Encouraging Words monthly newsletter. This FREE newsletter is designed to encourage you in creating a life so joyful and authentic, you radiate. Please pass it along to friends you would like to inspire.


Did you get a chunk of things done off your procrastination list last month? I bet you have a lot more energy now! Keep going on that list this month.


This month is my birthday, so every October I get the urge to evaluate my life. See what is working. Decide if I am living how I want to live. Here are some questions to help you with your own evaluation:

  1. Where do I see myself in the next year?
  2. What am I passionate about in my life right now?
  3. Am I living by my values? Is there any place I am not in integrity?
  4. Are my needs being met? Am I meeting the needs of those close to me?
  5. What are my strengths? Am I using them?
  6. Am I doing the best of my ability or is there a place I need to raise my standards?
  7. How are my boundaries with others? Do I often feel taken advantage of?
  8. Is my daily routine helping me or boring me? Is there anything I want to add or take away from my routine?
  9. What is standing in my way of doing my dream? What can I do about it?
  10. What am I tolerating in my life that is draining my energy?

Take Action: Ask your evaluation questions. Review your answers and decide what actions you want to take. Remember, you are creating YOUR life, not someone else's.

If you need help coming up with an action plan, e-mail me for a free e-coaching session at dargis@chartermi.net.


Self-Care Tips for October:
Visit a toy store
Watch a sunset or sunrise
Get a manicure or do your own nails
Spend a day in your pajamas

"He turns not back who is bound to a star." -Leonardo DeVinci


Relationship Ideas for October:
Take a fall walk in the woods with your family
Spend the night at a hotel with your spouse or by yourself
Buy or make someone their favorite food
Go to a concert or a play with a friend

"There's only one happiness in life, to love and be loved." -George Sand

I encourage you this month to be thankful for what you have, to enjoy those around you and to be honest with yourself.



Beth Dargis

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