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Our Lady of Weight Loss

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Of Vital Importance: Is your “Mouth of Chi” blocked, cluttered or just plain messy?

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Happiness Available – contact Janice Taylor, Life and Weight Loss SUCCESS Coach, Author, Artist, Positarian

Is your Mouth of Chi blocked, cluttered or just plain messy?  The Mouth of Chi* is a term used in Feng Shui*.   It references your front door, the primary point of entry into your home (or office or cubicle), whether you favor that door or another.   The Mouth of Chic is much like our physical mouth.

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Both The Mouth of Chi and your physical mouth are points of entry; both serve as boundaries between “inner” and “outer” worlds.   The Mouth of Chi is where energy, people and opportunity enter your home. Your physical mouth takes in food, air, and energy (chi).

If your Mouth of Chi is blocked, cluttered or just plain messy, it can block you from moving forward in life and have a negative effect. If it is bright, well lit, cheery and full of positive energy, your life is more likely to flow in a positive way. Good fortune, blessings and opportunities will be yours.

Similarly, when you fill your physical mouth with unhealthy foods, too much food, or bad air, it will block your energy and have a negative effect on your body. In addition, if you don’t take care of all that is in your mouth (gums, teeth, tongue, et al.), or if your words are peppered with negativity, another type of block will form, your energy and life flow will be compromised and your body will be negatively effected.

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Prior to learning about the Mouth of Chi, I confess that I hadn’t give much thought to the importance of ‘point of entry,’ nor had I even considered my physical mouth an entry point or boundary between the ‘inner’ and the ‘outer.’

Now, however, having a different level of awareness, I can’t help but to be mindful and give more thought and meaning to what I put in my mouth and what comes out of it, as well as keeping the entry way to my home well lit and clutter free!

For more (or less) on clutter, lighting, food, Feng Shui and Chi, join Our Lady of Weight Loss’s KICK in the TUSH Club/FB!

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Janice Taylor
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Beautiful Quote Day: Be an oxygen giving tree.

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Be Happier! – contact Janice Taylor, Life and Weight Loss Success Coach, Author, Artist, Positarian

Dearest Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, any and all who aspire to be positive, spread joy and live a happier life, I invite you to be an oxygen giving tree, which is far more gratifying and easier to do than you might think.

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First, read this oxygen giving quote. Please.

A person whose mind is free from negative thinking spreads a life-giving influence much the same way a tree gives oxygen.

Although [such a] man or woman may seem to go through the day doing nothing extraordinary, without them nothing would revitalize the atmosphere in which we think.

By being vigilant and not encouraging negative thoughts, all of us can offer this vital service – which benefits everybody.

– Eknath Easwaran, Words to Live By

You may want to read it again. I did. Several times, in fact, because I wanted to take it in on a cellular level.  After which I did my best to imagine what a negative free day might look like, sound like and feel like.

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I remembered and relived (in my mind’s eye) a snippet of my yesterday that was blissful, and every time I caught my mind manufacturing a negative thought, I replaced it with the feelings, the experience of my blissful moment, which in turn created a deep well of appreciation.

Naturally, it was around nature. Want bliss? Want positive energy to flow through you and travel out to the Universe? Commune with nature. Seriously, sometimes it really is that simple.

Here’s my blissful moment. During my morning walk around the wash (dry river bed), the smell of the fresh morning air, combined with a soft, cool breeze, and a fat (not using this word in a pejorative way) lizard who waved and smiled at me (I swear) as she ran across the path, brought forth a rush of pleasure, a sense of harmony, and sheer wonderment.

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It’s your turn now. Yes? Yes! Watch your thoughts, hear them, adjust them, bring forth a more positive attitude and see what could happen.  Let’s do our best to live a negative free day.  Simple enough?  Knowing full well that simple is not necessarily easy, but well worth the effort.

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Janice Taylor
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Screw the Bathroom Scale: 6 Ways to Build Self-Confidence

Your Gain Is My Pain!  Contact Janice Taylor, Weight Loss SUCCESS Coach, Hypnotherapist, Author, Artist, Positarian

Your Gain Is My Pain! Contact Janice Taylor, Weight Loss SUCCESS Coach, Hypnotherapist, Author, Artist, Positarian

How many of y’all weigh yourself the minute your feet hit the floor in the morning? Needless to say, if you are going to weigh yourself, do it first thing in the morning, when you are on “empty” … before you drink, eat or even breathe in too much air! And – oh sure – be sure to find the right spot on the floor. Note the number on the scales of injustice and then people … move on.

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If the number is on the low side, note it. If the number is on the high side, note it. Don’t give it too much juice either way. The numbers can be and are deceptive. They can bounce as much as 5 pounds in one day.

Remembering that a pound equals 3,500 calories, could you have eaten over 17,000 extra calories in one day? Hmmmmm … Not likely, even on a major binge. No one gains or loses 5 pounds in one day. But you’re still likely to hold onto that number and sink with it.

Does the love/hate relationship you have with the scale ever help you to lose weight? Doubtful! You are either feeling bad from a “bad” weigh-in or falsely elated!

It is vitally important to remember that you are more than a number on the scale. You might want to focus instead, on how you are feeling emotionally, on all the positive changes that you are making, on how you are beginning to feel different about yourself. You cannot weigh your self-esteem.

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When you weigh yourself, whether it’s daily or weekly or monthly, at the same time, build your self-confidence.

Here’s how!

Screw the Bathroom Scale: 6 Ways to Build Self-Confidence

  1. Take a deep breath.

Staying relaxed and being laid-back in general can help you see the bigger picture and not sweat the small stuff so much. It’s also a good frame of mind to be in when you’re taking a close look at the things you’re not so good at.

  1. Take inventory of your strengths.

Everybody’s good at something, and many people are good at quite a few things. Even if you don’t have a talent or strength that you’re aware of, you probably have some interests you can develop into strengths.

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Make a list of a few things you’re good at and a few things you’re interested in and would like to be better at. Share this list with your parents, an aunt or uncle, or a teacher you like and trust. They can probably help you find other things you’re good at, too, and help you come up with a plan for developing other skills and interests.

  1. Realize your limits.

Nobody’s perfect — not even close. It may not always seem this way, but it’s true. So if you weren’t born a good singer, a super athlete or an “A” student, that’s OK. You have a personality and a perspective on the world that’s all yours and entirely valuable.

  1. Stop putting yourself down. Now!

One of the biggest things that keeps people from achieving their goals — and feeling good about themselves — is negative self-talk. In other words, telling yourself that you’re a loser or a failure puts a big damper on your ability to get what you want and be who you want to be.

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If you don’t do well at a particular project or task, it doesn’t mean that you never will. Perhaps you weren’t prepared or the time simply wasn’t right. It doesn’t mean that you’re a lousy human being or that you’ll never succeed. It’s OK to be upset for a bit when things don’t go your way, but after a little while, let it go and move on. You’ll be that much closer to achieving what you want if you do.

  1. Celebrate progress and small victories.

Did you pass your driver’s test or give a killer speech despite feeling nervous? Did you go to the supermarket and load up on fruits and veggies? Give credit where credit’s due: You did it, and you rule! And guess what? You can tackle bigger, harder projects, too.

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  1. Pat yourself on the back every day.

Find a few small things that you did well each day. Whether it’s waking up on time, smiling at the dorky hall monitor or sending a card to your grandmother, a lot of good can be accomplished in one day — and it’s something to take pride in.

For more confidence building and irreverent weight loss, join Our Lady of Weight Loss’s KICK in the TUSH Club/FB!

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Janice Taylor
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Be a Good “Body Listener”

Step Out of Your Fat Suit! - contact Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, Guided Image Innovator, Weight Loss Artist, Author, Positarian

Step Out of Your Fat Suit! – contact Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, Guided Image Innovator, Weight Loss Artist, Author, Positarian

What does your body have to say about how you are living your life and the foods you are stuffing into her? Do you know? Hve you been paying attention? Or have you been overriding the sound judgment that your body has been trying to express?

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Be a Good ‘Body’ Listener.
How often do you really listen to your body? How often do you hear her moan and groan, “I’m stuffed, you can stop now,” but you choose to ignore her? How often does the sight or smell of food drown out her words of wisdom? How often do you drift off into a sugar-glazed coma?

It takes practice to be a good ‘body listener,’ but in being one you are not only sending a message to your body that you care, you are also putting yourself in a much better position to act responsibly.

Open Your Ears and Listen
Your assignment for today is to practice ‘intentional listening.’ Plan to sit with yourself before breakfast, lunch and dinner, if even just for a minute or two or three if you can. Close your eyes and respectfully ask your body, “How are you feeling today? Are you getting what you need? How can I help you? I am truly listening.”

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The Power Within
Just sit. Just listen. Make yourself available … to you! All the answers you need are within you and your body is just waiting for you to stop and listen! You may not have realized the power of listening yet, but this exercise will prove it to you

For more listening, hearing and talking join Our Lady of Weight Loss’s KICK in the TUSH Club/FB!

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Janice Taylor
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