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#Imperfectionism vs. Perfectionism : To Banish Imperfections Is to Destroy Expression

Imperfection or perfectionism comes up quite a lot in my work. People tell me that they are perfectionists. I encourage them to strive to be comfortable with imperfection; to see the beauty in flawed. In other words, instead of experiencing […]

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End the Madness: Create a Better _____ ?

People often begin their journey on the road to Sveltesville without fully knowing how they are going reach their goal(s). They “decide” to go on a “diet.” They want to lose weight. They are willing to change their relationship with […]

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Motivational Musing: Yes? Yes! Yes?

The great teachers tell us that you cannot start seeing or understanding anything when you start with “No.” “Why is that?” you ask. Because… …Starting with “Yes” does not mean that you jump in happily with a perfect 2-foot landing. […]

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Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 5 Ways to End Worry

According to the University of the West of England in Bristol, 34% of women recently have had a nightmare, as compared to 19% of the men who participated in their study.  Women, they found, are more likely to ponder, worry […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: Is Your Solar Plexus Singing the Fat Blues?

Is your solar plexus making you fat?   The celiac plexus, also known as the solar plexus, is a complex network of nerves (a plexus) located in the abdomen, where the celiac trunk, superior mesenteric artery, and renal arteries branch from […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish? What? Huh? Say WHAT?

Often, when people begin to look at their thoughts, behaviors and belief systems, as well as their “stay fat” strategies, they wonder, “Why do I do that?” “Why” indeed?  While I do believe it is useful to know why we […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: How Willing are You?

How far are you willing to go to achieve that which you say you so desperately want? To what length are you willing to go? It may sound extreme, but seriously folks—willingness is powerful! When people (people like you) decide […]

Beliefnet Feature: Fire Within — 8 Positive Things YOU Can Do In 30 Seconds

Call it what you will, Divine Intervention or Supreme Intelligence.  Beliefnet has the infinite reason to run the gallery piece that I created, wrote, worked hard on entitled:  “8 Positive Things You Can Do In 30 Seconds.” Here’s the start […]

#OneWord Thursday: 13 (a baker’s dozen) Quotes to Ignite Your #Inner-Child

This week I had two rich, fully satisfying and illuminating client conversations about the Inner Child. My inner-child, their inner-child, your inner-child is the divine child that lives within.  She reflects our true self. She is pure; she is beautiful. […]

Our Lady of Weight Loss’s A Baker’s Dozen: Thirteen Ways to Reward Yourself at the End of a Hard Day as you Revel in the Glory of Your Greatness!

Many of my clients tell me that they feel as if they are entitled to a treat after a long, hard day at work or a complicated day at home.  They say, “I deserve to have a piece of cake.” […]

#OneWord Thursday: 12 Ways to Fuel #Abundance

Do you live in abundance? Or, do you have a scarcity mentality? Read through these 12 quotes, ingest them on a cellular level and use them to move away from negativity, away from fear, toward love, gratitude and possibility. Sometimes, […]

Weighty Wisdom: 10 (no-diet) Healthy Home Tips

People tell me that they begin their diets (a.k.a. healthy living plans) by cutting back on or eliminating high fat and/or sugary foods. Sounds like a smart place to start? Maybe yes, but maybe no! Maybe, just maybe, a better […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 9 Fat-Melting Summertime Tips

Now that Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone and the official start of the beach season has kicked into gear, I thought it time to share my favorite summertime recipe for happiness.  These 9 tips can help you to […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: There Is No Future!

How do you know that there is a future?  Seriously Tushkateers.  It’s not as if anyone has ever been there.  (Am I right, or am I right?)  Yet, we imagine that there is a future and we visualize this future […]

Puzzled? Can You Wake Up Happy?

Last night, I set my internal alarm clock to “happy,” with an intention to “wake up happy.”  And when I did “wake up happy,” I smiled. I smiled and then I took in a deep breath.  I created joyful thoughts […]

Wisdom Wednesday: 6 Steps to Calm and Content

Did you know that your body is hereditarily designed to shift into fight or flight mode whenever you feel threatened?   In the old days (way old days), we felt frightened when the tiger eyed us as his next meal.  And […]

Miracle Cure: Walking Backwards Through Life

Looking for a fresh perspective on life?  Me, too!  Here, from Our Lady of Weight Loss a.k.a. Our Lady of Weightlessness, she who believes in the Power of All Things Light, an exercise for you to do that will give […]

#OneWord Thursday: Feel Your #Emotions

We’ve all heard that it’s best to feel them—to fully experience them—rather than stuff them down, bury ‘em deep within.  We’re talking about #Emotions!!! Why?  Because when we suppress our feelings we are simply “trying” to be happy.  And we […]

#OneWord Thursday: #YOU – 10 Quotes that Uncover, Expose, Manifest the Real You

Is your being Being authentically #you? Have #you tapped into the unconventional, unusual, perhaps outlandish #you; the genuine, bona fide #you? Here, Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Expert, 50 pound big-time winner (loser), and Our Lady […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 Quotes to Build #Confidence

Our confidence, or lack of, affects how we experience life, and what actions we take based on that experience.  When we are confident in who we are; when we feel good about ourselves, we make better choices, healthier choices.  We […]

#OneWord Thursday – 11 Quotes: Visit the Fringe of Eternity-Where #MYSTERY Exists

If our minds are always thinking, spinning words one after the next into “story,” sometimes comforting, sometimes terrifying; then how can we hear the wise voice of intuition? How can we be present and fully appreciate, be astonished by, marvel […]

#OneWord Thursday: End Emotional Eating, Be Here “NOW”

Question: Where are you? Answer:  Here Question:  What time is it? Answer:  Now Emotional eating is rooted in the “unpresent.”  If we could simply live in the moment, in the now, there would be no emotional eating.  When feeding an […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: Worry Less, Play More

Greetings!  I’m back from teaching my Feed Your Soul workshop at Rowe Camp and Conference Center, which was a full-all-out blast!  Amazing people in the group!   Because we were there to feed our souls, the word pleasure surfaced. We […]

#OneWord Thursday: “Identity” – 14 Juicy Quotes to Shape Your Story

Who are you?  What costume do you wear?   What story do you tell yourself about yourself? Who are you?  Really? As I head off to Rowe Camp and Conference Center to lead the workshop entitled “Feed Your Soul: Change Your […]

Spirit Story: Two Wolves

A Native American grandfather is talking to his grandson about how he feels about a tragedy in their village. “I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart.  One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one. The […]

#OneWord Thursday: Dissatisfaction

Does this quote ring true? If one’s life is so unsatisfying that an unhealthy activity brings a shred of happiness, it is nigh impossible to give it up unless something that brings greater happiness can be enjoyed in its stead. […]

#OneWord Thursday: Self-Love

I’m not quite sure why it is so difficult to ‘love thyself,’ the number one commandment of Our Lady of Weight Loss’ 10 Commandments of Permanent Fat Removal (a.k.a. weight loss) but apparently – it is! If you were to […]

Puzzled? Calorie-Free Cupcake Mandala

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss Puzzle, “Cupcake Mandala,” was inspired by the mandala, a Hindu or Buddhist graphic symbol of the universe. Loosely translated, “mandala,” a Sanskrit word means “circle.”  It represents wholeness.  It is a diagram that reminds […]

2013: The Year of Extreme Happiness

“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.” ~ W.M. Lewis Hello Tushkateers!   Before we move into this week’s KITT Club e-letter, allow me first to share a […]

In Memoriam: For death is but a passing phase of life

For death is but a passing phase of Life; A change of dress, a disrobing; A birth into the unborn again; A commencing where we ended; A starting where we stopped to rest; A crossroad of Eternity; A giving up […]

The Hospice Diaries: Transcending the Traditional

This morning, as I lie in bed, contemplating what the next few days might bring forth on all planes–physically, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually–what the days could look like, I begin to wonder how I could possibly best manage to “enjoy” them. […]

Facing Death: 10 Life Quotes

Because my mother had a stroke last week, and she is, so to speak, scripting her final chapter, which is currently overflowing with love, laughter and song, I can’t help but to think about life.   And as I do, as […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: 5 Ways to Be a Pillow-Offset Tough Times with Gentle Softness

It has been weeks since I sent out a fully loaded Kick in the Tush e-letter.  As both Christmas and New Year’s Day fell on a Tuesday, OLWL insisted that we take off. She headed off to some beach or […]

Love: Where Heaven Touches Earth

As some of you know — in my life — “life” is happening is a big way.  Life is happening in the form of death, as my 96 year-amazingly-awesome mother begins to leave us.  With a fully open and grateful […]

Puzzled? One Word Meditation

Pick a word, any word.    This week’s get jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: “One Word Meditation” is inspired by the word!  Any word! 1. Pick a word, any word. 2. Slowly repeat your chosen word in your mind’s eye. 3. […]

End World Prophecy: 6 Steps – Make Your Last Day Count

The doom-and-gloom-sayers, the end-of-the-world folk are predicting that the world will indeed end tomorrow, December 21, 2012, presumably prophesized by the Mayan calendar.  How will it end?  Will we fall into a black hole, will a monstrous asteroid hit the […]

Holiday Diet Tip: Eat This, Be Happy

As we head into December, with our extra long to do list in one hand, and invitations to holiday parties and feasts of plenty in the other hand, I thought it might be utterly useful to know what foods keep […]

How to … Live in Possibility, Be Joyful

We cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning; for what in the morning was true will in evening become a lie. ~ C.G. Jung A few weeks ago, Darling Husband (DH) and I went […]

Enthusiastic Failure !!!

Fear is without question the most common type of emotional block. There is … Fear of feeling stupid, Fear of asking dumb questions, Fear of success, Fear of intimacy, Fear of bankruptcy, Fear of rejection, Fear of death, Fear of […]

The Feed Your Soul Project: Week 10 – Pull Out the Mental Weeds

Are you ready to jump head first into week 10 of the Feed Your Soul Project?  Are you ready to …  pull out your mental weeds? Think happy thoughts and/or cultivate habit awareness?  Just imagine what your life could look […]

The Feed Your Soul Project: Week 9 – The Universe has shouted itself alive …

Needless to say (but I’ll say it anyway), I have been giving a great deal of thought to what ‘feeds the soul,’ from fun and quirky things to do, to books to read that enlighten and lift spirits, to decluttering, […]

9 Tips: Balanced and Harmonious Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal (she who guides me) is serious about weight loss, but not heavy! She asked me to share the following 9 tips with you that she feels will surely […]

The Feed Your Soul Project: Week 8 – Wish Upon a Star

Are you finding the “Feed Your Soul Project” as fulfilling as I am?  Sharing 200 Ways to Feed Your Soul (10 new ways each week) is soulfully challenging.  Happily, my unconscious mind has joined in the effort and is searching […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Is Your Life a Hobby?

  Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people’s criticisms, carry out your plan. ~ Paul J. Meyer Anachemowegan (from the Mohican […]

200 Ways to Feed Your Soul – Tips 51-60: Peel Off the False Mask

Howdy All!  It’s Soul-Full Thursday!  The day that we focus on enhancing our ability to live and love with enthusiasm; the day we focus on the little things in life that are oh so meaningful! Here follows Tips 51-60 (shooting […]

200 Ways to Feed the Soul: Tips 41-50: Do Less

A quarter of the way there, on my way to 200 Ways to Feed Your Soul, here follows tips 41-50; week 5! It is quite amazing!  As I said last week, the idea of creating 200 ways to feed your […]

8 Tips: How to Manifest Your Summer Weight Loss Dreams

They say that summertime weight loss is the easiest, because there’s more daylight to delight our souls and summer fruits to feast on! Here, Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach (weight loss expert) asks us to combine our bowls […]

Kick in the Tush Club: 7 Tips – Shed Worry, Shed Pounds

  Good Day TUSHKATEERS!!! Are YOU ready?  Are you READY to shed worry and shed the pounds that accompany it?  GREAT!!! Because, I have a number of Shed Worry/Shed Pounds Tips to share with you today!  BUT .. Before I […]

Video: Cat-Nap for Happiness

I love a good nap.  Sometimes it’s the only thing getting me up in the morning. ~ George Costanza, Seinfeld : George Sleeping Under His Desk The Exhausted Modern World. The modern world puts enormous value on being as productive […]

Weight Loss TIPS: Watch TV for the answers to your problems

A friend confessed that she frequently, throughout the day and sometimes throughout the night, visits her refrigerator, tugging on its door – opening and closing it – looking for an answer.  Sometimes she looks in the vegetable bin – sometimes […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: The WORST Thing that could happen …

Greetings Tushkateers and Friends of Tushkateers! It has been a glorious week, has it not?  A week of Easter eggs, Matzoh Brie, and Tulips, galore!  Yes, I took a long (lunch break) walk yesterday with my boyfriend (a.k.a. husband of […]

Breaking the Sugar Habit: Gandhi’s Story

Back in the day, in the 1930’s I believe, there was a young man who was obsessed with eating sugar.  His mother was concerned, knowing that sugar is a ‘bad’ habit and not good for the health of her son, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Is a Calorie Just a Calorie?

It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are – not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within – that you can begin to take control. ~ Oprah Winfrey Good day Tushkateers! Are […]

Weight Loss Motivation: 9 Quotes that Light the Fires of Acceptance

WHAT IS ACCEPTANCE? Buddhism’s first noble truth, “All life is suffering,” is an invitation for people to accept that suffering is a natural part of life.  The term “Kabbalah” literally means acceptance. Acceptance is the fifth stage of the Kubler-Ross […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: Take in Miracles, or Stand Still Like the Hummingbird

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. ~ Nathaniel Branden Hellloooooooooo Tushkateers and Tellurians (a.k.a. Earthlings)! Good day, hello and … I am slightly dazed and confused (even more than usual), as Peter and I […]

The Elder Care Blues: Where the Birds Scream

I telephone my mother.  Between sobs and screams, she gasps for air and says, “Come! Now! I need you.” I ask, “Are you dying?” This may seem callous, or even funny, but it is actually a good question, a fair […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: How to … Dream – Envision a You that You Choose

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.   Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. ~ Gloria Steinem Hellloooooooooo Tushkateers!!!  How excited are you that it is Tuesday and you are receiving a Kick in […]

4 Tips: Stress to Serenity … Now

We all experience stress. It is a natural and necessary part of life.  However, persistent stress that is not resolved is deemed ‘distress,’ and it can lead to anxiety, depression, diminished health and for us emotional eaters, extreme stress and […]

Leap Day: Take a Leap of Faith (if not today, when???)

We all have dreams – things that we want so intensely that we can taste them. Dreams that we can see in our mind’s eye and feel in our hearts. As excited and as enthusiastic as we may be, it […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: What’s Weighing YOU Down?

Howdy Tushkateers one n’ all! It’s 8:30 a.m. and I have already – this morning, in record breaking time – logged in a mammography – better known in this house as a mamme-O-gram.  My mother-in-law (may she rest in peace); […]

8 Simple Tips: Short Circuit Hunger-Causing Hormones

When we feel threatened or stressed, our neuroendocrine system kicks into high gear and releases a series of hormones. One of these is Cortisol, which gives us the biochemical strength we need to fight or flee our stressors. Back in […]

Play: JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle and Lose – Puppy Love (quotes included)

This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled Puppy Love, features the puppy (duh!)  Is there anything cuter?  (I can hear the kitten people starting to meow!) It was inspired by “Buddy,” a puppy who recently adopted my friends […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: STOP Trying to Be Positive

Greetings Tushkateers!!!  How are you on this fabulous morning (afternoon or evening, depending on your time zone)? I’m just ‘dandy’ – ‘peachy keen’ – maybe even ‘groovy.’ It’s not my style to toss out an empty “how are you?”  I […]

Play “She’s Got a Screw Loose” – Weight Loss Puzzle and Lose!

Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by the saying “she’s got a screw loose.” Have you ever wondered about the origin of the phrase she’s got a “screw loose?” The phrase, which means “something is wrong with […]

The Importance of Accountability: 5 Steps to Success

Accountability is one of the most powerful principles you can follow in your quest to lose weight, shed pounds, drop the excess, lighten up, declutter, write that novel, or be the best you ever.   Accountability will keep you on […]

The Chinese New Year: 10 Simple Steps to Good Luck and Abundance

The Chinese New Year, a 15-day annual celebration that coincides with the first New Moon of the year, begins on Monday, January 23rd.   It is an auspicious time of year, and when it is observed correctly, it ushers in a […]

News Alert: Paula Deen – Comes Out of the Closet

Paula Deen, the 64 year-old celebrity chef known for her rich Southern diet, is about to come out of the closet and announce that she does, indeed, have type 2 diabetes, a condition that is known to result from unhealthy […]

Friday the 13 Ways to Improve Your Luck

Praise be and good luck for Our Lady of Weight Loss (and me)!  Beliefnet is currently featuring our gallery (in a number of newsletters):  13 Ways to Improve Your Luck, which – of course – was inspired by Friday, the […]

Best e-Course: You 2012 – Luminous Authenticity

Since human life began, there has never been anyone like you—and there will never again be anyone else like you.  Yet despite special talents and great desire, many of us are stuck in limiting beliefs about who we are and […]

End of 2011 Etiquette QUIZ: How Ill-Mannered Are YOU?

Now that the basic family holidays are behind us – the food and  gift-giving, candle lighting, sugar-coated, glazed holidaze – I sat this morning, the last day of 2011, reliving and reflecting on some of the ‘highlights’ of these past […]

Beat the Stress: Do THIS Not THAT

This morning, I took a look at my ‘to-do’ list and screamed.  Okay, I didn’t really scream but there was an audible sigh!  So much to do, so little time!  How am I – how are YOU – going to […]

Happy Living Tip: How to Increase Happiness

I came across some research that suggests that whether you win the lottery or are paralyzed for life, you will return to your usual level of happiness after three to six month’s time.  It’s difficult to believe, isn’t it?  But […]

Is your mirror making you fat?

According to the laws and rules of Feng Shui (the Chinese art of placement and energy flow), mirrors represent the mind and influence our self-image, as they reflect back to us who and what we are. Here are some things […]

Balanced Life: How to Hear, See and Witness

No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen.” ~ Jewish Proverb Just Listen!  Imagine what it would be like if we really listened to each other? You know, instead of half-listening; instead of ‘sort of’ paying […]

Living In Sensuality: Sight, Smell, Sound, Touch and Taste

I was having a kick-tush conversation with one of my star clients (you are all stars) regarding sexuality and sensuality.  Certainly, weight can and does bring up issues with or concerns about sexuality; increased sexuality, decreased sexuality, et cetera.  But […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – One Click Away from Wellness???

well·ness noun the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort. What does “Wellness” look like to you?  As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, feel […]

Quick Weight Loss – Short Circuit Stress, Weight Gain, and Belly Fat

Stressed out and hungry?  When we feel threatened or stressed, our neuroendocrine system kicks into high gear and releases a series of hormones. One of these is Cortisol, which gives us the biochemical strength we need to fight or flee […]

Kick in the Tush Monday – THE WEIGH-in to LOVE

How often do you weigh yourself?  Does the number freak you out?  If it’s up, do you eat (more)?  If it’s down, do you eat (more)?  What to do? Giving up is not an option.  Nor is freaking out. Here’s […]

8 Positive Things You Can Accomplish in 30 Seconds

People tell me, “I don’t have the time to … “… go to the store and pick up fruits and vegetables. “… exercise.”  “… sit and breathe.” “… to be positive.” Really?  Too busy to be positive? Surely, you can […]

Balanced Life – Why You’ll Want to Unplug

Yesterday, I woke up.  Yes, presumably a good way to begin the day!  BUT, I was immediately met with the DRILLING! “They” were breaking up and tarring the streets.   The noise level, I am willing to bet, was close to […]

Summer Staycation: The Summer of Appreciating Where You Live!

Good Day Tushkateers!!!  It is officially summer.  Not so much because the summer solstice has come and gone; not so much because Memorial Day and July 4 have come and gone, but because this morning I woke up and declared […]

4 “Disappointing” Quotes that Inspire???

Disappointment: The feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the non-fulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations. While speaking to clients this week, the word ‘disappointment’ reared its head on several occasions. “I am disappointed that I only lost 3/4 of […]

The Most Powerful Weight Loss Tool is yours…

My friend, Tammy, told me that one summer, when she was a kid, she went to marine biology camp. And …  while wearing rubber hip boots, she got stuck in the mud. The more she struggled to pull herself out, […]

The Dash Diet – The ultimate sexy plan? Seriously?

When I ask people, “Why do you want to lose weight?” people often say, “Health and better energy.”   While this may be true, it is often not the primary reason (or solo reason) that they want to lose weight. They […]

How to Avoid Mistakes, Feeling Dumb and Uber-Frustration

Have you ever made a mistake?  (Of course, you have!  Who hasn’t?) Have you ever repeated the same mistake; you know – made ‘it’ again? (Of course, you have!  Who hasn’t?) Are you curious to know why people make mistakes?  […]

Chewing the Fat: What do your Fat Cells want YOU to change?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ What do you do after you lose weight (almost 100 lbs), and then start gaining it back (almost 30 lbs. back)?  I am still working out, which is a good thing. How do […]

Motivational Monday: 8 Tips For A Well Balanced Life

,,,, the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. No matter how carefully a project is planned, something may still ‘go wrong’ with it. When lucky, we experience a minor glitch; a glitch so small and short-lived that you hardly notice it – a transient fault that corrects itself. However, there are the times when a hornet’s nest of difficulties presents itself, and you need to change course, immediately, lest you get knocked off your tush! Here, Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, shares 8 ways to ‘keep balance.’

JigSaw Sunday: A Balanced Life, Take Two

If you were to exercise day n’ night, night n’ day – in other words, too much – and you did not take the time to rest, you would more than likely injure yourself. (Not in danger of that happening here! Do you get my drift? Are you picking up what I am putting down? Too much of a good thing, isn’t a good thing!

Motivational Monday: What does your “one nightstand” say about you?

As Dr. Rubin Naiman, sleep specialist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine, explained at the Weil on Wellness Program at Miraval Resort Spa, so aptly put it … “If sleep is a nightly get-away, then the nightstand is the overnight bag we carry at our side. We can learn a lot about a person and their travels by examining their bags.”

Rise & Grind Wednesday: Best Wake Up Ever – Acupressure Your Brain

If it’s Wednesday, it’s time to Rise and Grind! AND if you want to give a positive jolt to your morning, then try this quick scalp and facial massage.

The Miraval Experience: 8 Steps to Optimal Wellness with Andrew Weil, MD

Dr. Weil challenges the idea that old age has to be a time of decline and chronic illness. He believes that we can live well, live long and then – die expeditiously. Our goal should be to increase the number of healthy years a person lives, not simply the total number of years. To do this, we need to adopt a healthy lifestyle. The how to’s of what a healthy lifestyle means were covered, in depth.

Rise & Grind Wednesday: Waking Up on Groundhog Day

What does Groundhog Day have to do with weight loss? Our Lady of Weight Loss says, “All roads lead to weight loss!” If the winter is getting you down, you might eat! If you are longing for spring, you might make an extra trip to the fridge. If it’s grey outside and/or snowing, you may turn to food to add color to your life! Here follow 9 Groundhog Day Quotes for you to chew on, as you smile and stay steady on your healthy living journey!

Diet Tip Tuesday: Put a Mirror on the Fridge???

What do you think might happen if you placed a fridge on your refrigerator door? Do you think that it would deter you from opening it? If you were to hang mirrors in strategic locations in your home, do you think it would reflect your body and reinforce your resolve to change your image? Do you think that you would approach the mirror with love and kindness in your heart?

Anorexia: Isabelle Caro, French actress – Dead at 28 (Video)

While we may not be battling anorexia, let us pause and consider how obsessed we are – individually and collectively – with the idea of excess pounds. And as we form our list of resolutions for 2011, let’s consider taking ‘weight loss’ off our list and perhaps replacing it with ‘balance, health and harmony.’

Diet Tip Tuesday: Winter Solstice and Your Weight

With the advent of electricity, we have created an artificial light that reaches far into the winter nights; thus, allowing us to stay up later than we should and keeping us working harder than we ought to. We don’t allow ourselves time to rest and renew. Nor do we allow ourselves time to let our minds wander … to dream.

Motivational Monday – How to Change in 30 Seconds

Could it be that we are all that busy? So busy, rushed and stressed that we seriously don’t have time to breathe? Or think? Or reflect? Or take care of ourselves? As one of my star coaching clients – S. Tar. (yes, that is her real name) says, “We are not human beings; we are human runnings. I want to stop running; and start being.”

Interview: Fashion Icon Norma Kamali Weighs In on Body Image

Given the confluence of these rivers of wellness, weight loss and body image – NOW Foundation’s Love Your Body Day, The Inner Weigh documentary as well as Norma Kamali kicking off her wellness cafe series, I wondered what Norma Kamali thought of it all. Is the fashion industry to blame? I reached out, and here follows my interview with Norma!

6 Succulent Tips: How to Be In the Zone

Have you ever gotten so beautifully and intensely absorbed in an ‘action’ that time ceased to exist? You look up from the task at hand and two, three or more hours have mysteriously passed without your being aware of it? Join Janice Taylor, Your Weight Loss Success Coach, for a ‘flow experience.’

8 Ways to Be Yourself. Everyone Else is Already Taken.

As Oscar Wilde so brilliantly put it, “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” Some of us embrace the idea of being ourselves – a freeing concept – while others ‘try’ to be themselves – not exactly knowing who they are and a bit reluctant to put it out there! Here follow 8 kick-tush ways for you to be you!

How to Say Goodbye to Your Fat

With each ounce that you let go of, take a moment to say, “I thank you for traveling with me thus far, and now I’d like to say good-bye.” You might put your hand on your stomach, your hips or any other part of you that has been holding on to excess weight, as you say this, allowing yourself to get ‘in touch’ with your changing body.

Friday the 13th – Do you suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia?

Do you suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia also known as friggatriskaidekaphobia – an irrational fear of Friday the 13th – and/or triskaidekaphobia – an irrational fear of things associated with the number thirteen? Does the fact that today is Friday the 13th send chills down your spine?

5 Simple Steps: Declutter Your To Do List

This morning, while talking to Bethanny (the names have been changed to protect the innocent), she revealed that her ‘to do list’ was at least 18 miles long and that she was beginning to hyperventilate at just the thought of reading it. Where to begin? Where to end? Overwhelm had clearly set in! And reality, too. How much can one woman tackle?

7 Ways to Be Perfectly Imperfect

If perfectionism is interfering with your life, in any way (weigh), shape (pear shaped or apple) or form, I invite you to consider letting go of this potentially dangerous characteristic.

Stuck to Unstuck

Sometime last winter, my strategically placed Feng Shui water fountain went on the fritz. Instead of the sound and motion of gurgling water activating positive chi energy, bringing in prosperity and good luck, the fountain furiously spurted and spit water on my desktop. What to do???

July 4: Hop on the Weight Loss Freedom Train to Independence

Have you ever imagined waking up one fine day, happily and mysteriously naturally thin? I’ve always wanted to wake up naturally thin, so I could eat whatever I wanted. I thought freedom equaled eating with complete abandon. I hadn’t considered that freedom might be freedom from cravings or freedom from obsessing about food.

Sunday JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle: Butter Fly A Weigh, 3 Fats a Day

It’s Jigsaw Sundae (oops, Freudian slip) … Sunday! Our Lady of Weight Loss here with your weekly Get Jiggy, Keep Your Hands Busy puzzle!

WATCH THIS! Did Oprah Rig Votes Against Zach Anner?

People please! These rumors are getting to me. I’m about ready to eat something to stuff down the silliness of it all!!! But instead, I’m going to share Zach Anner’s video and slim down while I laugh it up!

Buy This. Not That. – The Bobble

One Bobble filter is equivalent to 300 water bottles. Imagine – that’s 300 plastic bottles that won’t go into the landfill. Not only will you save cash, but you will decrease your carbon footprint as you do your part to help save the planet.

JigSaw Sunday: a Tucson Sunflower

It’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Sunday! Keep your hands and mind busy and away from food!

Happiness Flash: Laughter an Aerobic Workout

Laugh Yourself Skinny. Laughter is one of the best aerobic exercises. One minute of mirthful laughter is equal to 6 minutes on the rowing machine.

Vernal (Spring) Equinox: How 23.4 degrees of sunlight and joy melt fat.

This week’s “Get Jiggy Weight Loss Jigsaw Puzzle” is inspired by the Vernal Equinox. At precisely 1:32 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (17:32 Universal Time), the Sun will cross directly over the Earth’s equator. In the Northern Hemisphere, with open arms; in the Southern Hemisphere, autumn arrives. Ponder that while you keep your hands and mind busy working Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss Puzzle!!! A miracle cure if ever there was one!

JigSaw Sunday: Pi Day, Albert Einstein, Your Brain

Today is Albert Einstein’s birthday, as well as Pi Day – an opportunity to revel in Pi, not Pie – and the theory of relativity. Relatively speaking, of course.

Daylight Savings Time 2010 – How to best survive the time change.

We are not just turning the clocks ahead by one hour! Tonight, we are also moving our internal clock and the many mechanisms that are governed by it, ahead by one hour, and therein lies the rub. Getting those inner-mechanisms to work on a time schedule!

Einstein Was Right: General Relativity and Your Bathroom Scale

Score one for Einstein and then score one for Our Lady of Weight Loss! Do you know what the scales really measure – scientifically that is?

The Story of Stuff – The video that went viral is now a book

Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach reports … For those familiar with the video that went viral, “The Story of Stuff” by Annie Leonard, you will be delighted to learn that Annie’s new book of the same name has hit the shelves! How does all that ‘Stuff’ affect your happiness and health … your weight?

1-Minute Video Cure: Major Energy Infusion

Life and Wellness Coach and fun expert, Janice Taylor, shares with you quick, effective and oh yes – fun – ways to boost your energy! Join in on the laughter.

Chilean Quake Shifts Earth’s Axis – Shorter Days Ahead

Chilling News: Just yesterday while discussing global warming, the end of winter, and the beginning of spring, I was remembering “Midnight Sun,” one of my favorite Twilight Zone episodes. And then I read that the Chilean earthquake shifted the Earth’s Axis, permanently creating shorter days and longer nights. Where are we headed? Will I never be able to put my winter coat away?

The JigSaw Puzzle Challenge: White Out (4 difficulty level)

Janice Taylor, weight loss artist and coach, visits MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) – a place where she spent several hours thinking about art, creativity (not food!). Here, she photographs an artist sketching the work of another artist. Artist to artist to artist. A creative passage. She hopes that you catch the Creative Weight Loss bug!

St. Valentine’s Day Recipes, Puzzles and Chocolate Covered Quotes

Get your downloadable St. Valentine’s hearts, jigsaw puzzles, to die for recipes and more here, NOW! Hurry! Janice Taylor makes weight loss fun!

A Video St. Valentine’s Day Card from Our Lady of Weight Loss

Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach & Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, invite you to join the Kick in the Tush Club and “be stupid together.” Happy Valentine’s Day.

Gratitude Girdle … Some days are better than others!

How to count your blessings, change your life and transform your girdle into an amazing piece of Weight Loss Art. Listen up and Lighten up with Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach and our country’s premiere weight loss artist!

Wear Red Day 2010 – Get your downloadable dress here!

Today is WEAR RED DAY 2010! Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, has designed the perfect downloadable red dress for you to wear on WEAR RED DAY 2010! Print it and drape yourself in it! Enjoy.

The 21 Day Cure – Blow the fat cells out of your mind!

Do want to once and for all get a grip on the food and weight thing? Do you want to feel comfortable in your body? Do you want to wake up happy and energized? Do you want to stop comparing yourself to others? Do you want to stop worrying about what others are thinking about you? Do you want to stop feeling inadequate? Do you want to feel self-confident? The answer to your problem is here!
Do you want to live a life you love?

Quick Weight Loss? With a snap?

Weight Loss Motivation 101: We can all relate to wanting things to change on a dime, to lose weight with the snap of a finger, can’t we? Our Lady of Weight Loss explains!

13 Tips – Jolt Your January Resolution

Hey! How IS that January resolution working for you? I’m wondering if you’re still on the wagon, or if you’ve fallen off the wagon, and then gotten back on again? Well, just in case you fell off and you’re feeling a bit bruised and discouraged and want some encouragement, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, have put together some really small baby steps that you can take today that will get you moving again!

Tough Love Weight Loss

In order to successfully embody a healthy lifestyle, one must build reserves in all areas of their lives, including their relationship sector. If you are overflowing with loving relationships, you will in turn feel better about yourself; perhaps even love yourself (woo hoo). You can fill yourself up with love! It’s way better than cake. Truly!

National Hug Day – the Rules for a Full Frontal Hug

Today is National Hugging Day! I’ve already hugged three people! And in doing so, I realized that hugging is a bit more complex than just grabbing someone and squeezing! Not everyone welcomes a full frontal hug! Go figure!!!

Celebrity Weight: Pierce Brosnan’s Wife Gets Fit for Her Man

While perusing the headlines this morning, I stumbled upon “Pier Brosnan’s Wife Gets Fit for Her Man!” Give ME a Break, I shouted!!! For more on the why’s and wherefore’s of weight loss and celebrity madness, read on!

National Popcorn Day – Make a popcorn frame!

It’s National Popcorn Day and rather than celebrating it by hitting the streets in search of a bucket or two of buttered caramel popcorn, I thought it the perfect opportunity to make a piece of Weight Loss Art™®!

Sunday Sermon: a visit from Our Lady of Self-Esteem, the patron saint of permanent self-confidence

Join with Our Lady of Self-eSteem, the patron saint of permanent self-confidence, sister of Our Lady of Weight Loss, as she moves us through a jigsaw puzzle that increases self-love!

Hot Picks: A furry bathroom scale that measures happiness!

How would you feel if you stepped on the scale in the morning and it always gave you a compliment? “you’re perfect,” “you’re gorgeous,” “you’re hot!” Here, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares the best and hottest weight loss product ever!

What? You forgot to eat?

When was the last time that you were so engrossed in an activity or passionately at play that you forgot to eat? Maybe, say – when you were 10? Playing with your Ken and Barbie dolls? If you find that you are all too often foraging for food, searching for snacks, or rummaging for rations, you need to get a life! A life filled with passion and play!!!

What’s does your eating ‘style’ say about you?

According to Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, who has devoted a great deal of time to examining the way in which people eat, there are 10 basic eating styles. What does your style say about you? Something to chew on!

The 21 Day Cure – Blow the fat cells out of your mind.

The 21 Day Cure: Blow the Fat Cells Out of Your Mind from your Weight Loss Coach, Janice Taylor, starts on Monday, January 11th. There’s still time to join with us as we blow the fat cells out of our minds!!! “Janice is a kooky genius …. see if her idiosyncratic plan works for you.” O, The Oprah Magazine

In 2010: How to reduce stress, promote harmony, eliminate toxic energy and lose weight.

Diet Resolutions 2010: Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach and 50-pound big-time-loser is here to tell you that the best way to begin anew is to make sure that the energy in your home is supporting your new healthy eating and living style. Learn how to reduce stress, promote harmony, eliminate toxic energy and lose weight!

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