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Eat This: Be Happy – 6 Super Mood Boosters

One thing I know for sure is that happiness is connected to two key mood regulators that our brains produce: serotonin and noradrenaline. Serotonin is a mood enhancer that has an effect on pain, pleasure, anxiety, panic, arousal, and sleep […]

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Eat This – Totally Satisfying: Caramelized Onion Tart

A friend unexpectedly rolled into town just in time to lunch with us.  It was kind of funny, because lunch was a “happening,” which is seldom the case. Generally speaking, it’s every man-for-himself, catch-as-catch-can, you-are-on-your-own-buddy.  For whatever reason, the mood […]

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12 Quotes: #Depression Robin Williams…Secret Sorrows

As we continue to grieve and try so very hard to wrap our minds around Robin Williams’s depression and suicide, I thought it useful to share quotes on melancholy, hopelessness and despair, written by some of our greatest writers that […]

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Best Weight Loss Tips: Are You Okay? Really?

If you spend the day (all of it or any part of it) pretending that you are happy when you are not, pretending to fit in when you don’t, pretending to be okay when you are not okay, I’d like […]

Chewing the Fat: How Mary Checked Her Frustrations and Fat At the Door

This week, Mary shares how she checked her frustrations and her fat at the door and blazed a thinner, more energized and happier trail!   Does Mary’s story ring true, carry weight, feel familiar?  What steps might you take toward creating […]

Are You Hungry? Or, Are You Hungry?

Are you hungry?  Or, are you hungry?  And, if you are hungry; are you physically hungry or emotionally hungry?   Seriously, emotional hunger and physical hunger are the two main types of hunger.  Familiarizing yourself with the cues associated with each […]

Hot Off the Press: Microsoft Bra to End Emotional Eating?

Holy Guacamole, Tushkateers!   Just the other day, I wondered aloud, “What will be the next big thing?  The next technological gadget that has the potential to change our lives.”   No sooner did those ‘want to know’ words leave my mouth, […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – 3 Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Recipes!!!

Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, and those who found their way on this page via divine intervention (whether they know it or not), dig it:  Thanksgiving foods do not have to be dripping in sugar and fat.  […]

#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 […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Best Gazpacho Ever

Q:  How amazing and magical is it when someone (a good friend, neighbor or even a relative) shows up at your front door with a bowl of somethin’ special that she (or he) has just whipped up to share with […]

#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 […]

Dysfunctional Chef: She’s Got a Peanut Butter Jones?

As I am about to head up to Rowe, Massachusetts this morning to teach my weekend workshop entitled “Feed Your Soul: Change Your Weight,” and I am thinking, “What can I pack for the train ride? For lunch, for a […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: “You Deserve ________ .”

Recently, a crumb-covered friend said to me, “I had a hard day.  I deserved the crumb cake.  I really did.”   Did she? Deserve? Crumb cake? “I deserve __________.”   I invite you to fill in the blank with something more than […]

Fun: Having any?

Honestly, I really do believe one of the reasons that I’ve been able to “not find” those 50 pounds I “lost” over 11 years ago, is because I put a great deal of emphasis and effort into having fun, playing […]

Breaking News: 5 Money Rituals for Today’s Financial 4th Quarter Blues

A New York Times breaking news alert made its way into my in-box this morning, reporting that the “U.S. economy contracted unexpectedly in the final quarter of 2012, hurt by weaker exports, a drop in military spending and a slower […]

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 […]

7 Truths about Naturally Thin People

As we blast our way into the holiday season, people increasingly say to me, “I wish I were naturally thin.”  Then I could eat as many holiday cookies, drink as much eggnog and slide as many sliders down the hatch […]

Are You Touch Starved?

When I heard that neuroscientists found that touch activates the brain’s cortex, which is linked to feelings of reward, my weight loss bells and whistles went off. People tell me (and back in the day, before I permanently removed over […]

12 Ways to Release Stress

Feeling Stressed? Here are 12 quotes that inspire, motivate and provide a “call to action.”  A call to action are words that urge the reader, listener or viewer — you —  to take immediate action.  Without action there is no […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 10 Tips – Surviving Hellish Times

If you’re going through Hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill Happy Day, Tushkateers!   As you know, it’s been a crazy week here on the east coast.  We were one of the lucky few who did not directly suffer the […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Depressed? Down a Stuffed Mushroom

Need a lift?  Down a Stuffed Mushroom!  Studies have shown that those of us those who suffer from depression tend to have low levels of folate. Spinach and other dark green leafy vegetables are some of the best natural sources […]

Shred Anger: 5 Steps to Forgiveness

How heavy is your dead weight a.k.a. anger and upset?  I’d read about a teacher who asked her students to bring a clear plastic bag and a sack of potatoes to class. For every person the student refused to forgive, […]

Depressed? Pop a Pumpkin Seed

Pumpkin Seeds?  The new anti-depressant?  If you think that pumpkins are only good for carving, or maybe a holiday pie, then think again. Pumpkin seeds are not only delicious, they are jam packed with nutrients that are needed to have […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 8 Tips – The Do’s and Dont’s of Toxic Friendships

Hellooooooo Tushkateers!   Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening!  Good good good … whatever time of day you might be tuning into this week’s Kick in the Tush Club e-letter, which happens to be overflowing with positivity, including but not […]

3 Halloween Tips: How to Avoid Temptation

Halloween is less than two weeks away, and I dare say, the “Just Say No to Candy” Halloween Plan just ain’t gonna’ cut it for most of us. And let me tell you why!  Because saying “no, thank you” takes […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Artificial Sweeteners Kills????

  “Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented, and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful. Such attitudes are active and definite factors in creating satisfactory conditions. Watch your manner of speech then if you […]

Jigsaw Weight Loss Puzzle and e-Card: The Healing Power of Pink

Are you ready to click through this week’s Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled Our Lady of Hot Pink Prayers? Did you know that pink is the color of love and affection? And, an antidote to sadness? And, quite possibly, an […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Monterey Jack Bread Pudding

This Dysfunctional Chef was blown away by this easy to prepare and very satisfying bread pudding! INGREDIENTS 3 large eggs 6 egg whites 2 cups milk * 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme pinch ground nutmeg salt n’ pepper to taste (easy […]

Quirky Wisdom: 5 Ways to Stop Worrying … about what others think !!!

I know for sure that the great majority of us spend a good deal of time wondering, speculating, considering and even worrying about what other people think of us. AND … … Sometimes we use this preoccupation to over-indulge, to […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – Bittneress Imprisons, Love Releases

  ” …. what of people who can’t feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren’t able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 5 Signs – Are You Self-Sabotaging?

Self sabotage is when we say we want something and then go about making sure that it doesn’t happen.  ~ Alyce P. Cornyn Bonjour, Good Day, Shalom and What’s up TUSHKATEERS!!!!  How goes it?  What’s happening in your neck of […]

A Baker’s Dozen: 13 Ways to Reward Yourself After a Hard Day and Night

 TURN A DEAF EAR TO CAKE 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.  “I deserve to have […]

Remembering Brother: It’s Raining in My Heart

Do you remember the song, “Raining In My Heart“?  I do, even though it’s before my ‘specific’ time.  I wasn’t a teenager, but my oldest brother (10 years my senior) was and he loved Buddy Holly, and that’s putting it […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: “Gastric Bypass Blues” Needs HELP!!!

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up. ~ Benjamin Franklin Howdy TUSHKATEERS!!!  How are you on this […]

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 […]

7 Disappointing Quotes that Inspire

Disappointment: The feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the non-fulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations. This week, while working with one of my clients, she had a major aHa moment!  She realized that one of the reasons that she […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: Brain Scans, Birthdays and Red Velvet Cake

The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.  ~ Maya Angelou How are YOU, Dear Tushkateer??!? It’s been quite the week here; chock-a-block with life. […]

Feed Your Soul, Change Your Weight: Remove the Stops (Tips 11-20)

Last week, I made a commitment to do my absolute best to list ten ways to FEED YOUR SOUL: Change Your Weight each and every week from the first week in May through to September.  I am inspired and motivated […]

KICK in the TUSH CLUB Tuesday: 6 Tips – How Genes Affect Your Weight

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. ~ Andre Gide Hello and How’s It Goin’ ??? … Tushkateers !!!  Last night, I got to ‘thinking!!!’ (Imagine that!!!) […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: The universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.

We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will.  Incredible.  The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one.  Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts. […]

Chewing the Fat: Fatter than Ever?

Want to lose weight, but you don’t know where to start? Being honest with yourself about how you feel, what the number of the scale says and what it means to you is your first step toward emotional freedom and […]

10 Tips: Happiness Centered Weight Loss

Given the messiness of life, the ups n’ downs, and our tendency to respond by eating, I am today sharing Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Top 10 Happiness Centered Weight Loss Tips, ‘happiness centered’ being the operative words.  We manifest […]

The Elder Care Blues: Waking Up Dead

The Cataract surgery did not go as well as expected.  Even though it ranks as one of the safest and simplest of surgeries; even though the literature reports that 99.5% of the population can see clearly as soon as the […]

Rejoice! Celebrate National Pig Day, National Peanut Butter Day … and Love

Today is a rather auspicious day.  It is, according to my sources at HolidayInsights.com, not only National Pig Day but National Peanut Butter Day as well (quite the combo, hey?), and according to my calendar, today is Peter’s and my […]

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); […]

The Doomsday Clock Strikes: Five Minutes to Midnight

There is a clock.  It’s called The Doomsday Clock.  Are you familiar with it?   I’ve pretty much chosen to live – happily – in my own little joyful bubble, and one of the ways that I have succeeded in doing […]

End Emotional Eating: 6 Steps Toward Healthy Thinking!

Thoughts become actions and actions produce results. With that in mind, it stands to reason that healthy thoughts ignite healthy actions, which in turn produce healthy results! Here follow 6 steps toward healthy thinking, from none other than Our Lady […]

Alec Baldwin: Tweeting for Sympathy, Fuming mad @AmAir! Will pizza w. extra toppings put fire out?

After reading several accounts of the now infamous Alec Baldwin story: “Alec gets booted off an American Airlines plane parked at gate due to his ‘Words with Friend’ addiction and refusal to turn off his electronic device.” Followed by his […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Cyber-Special, Quick Weight Loss

I had a friend whose family had dinner together. The mother would tuck you in at night and make breakfast in the morning. They even had a spare bike for a friend. It just seemed so amazing to me. ~ […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Holiday Bursts of Sugary Sweetness

It wasn’t until I permanently removed over 50 pounds and developed a taste for baked sweet potatoes plain and simple that I questioned the wisdom of creating a casserole that was topped with toasted white lumps of melted gooeyness. Seriously, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Who’s the Biggest Loser?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss,  My friend told me that her friend’s friend ‘permanently’ removed 35 pounds just by eating healthfully and by eating half of what she used to eat.  Half portions, I guess, you could call it.  […]

Depression: Journaling Your Way to Mental Health

Journaling is an ancient practice dating back, as far as we can see, to 10th Century Japan. It is a tradition that has been kept alive by teenagers and famous people, alike. And there is mounting evidence that journaling has […]

Dysfunctional Chef – Summer of Love Potion Pie

Today’s Righteous Recipe from your favorite Dysfunctional Chef (that’s me) is pretty much guaranteed to be a major hit, and it’s been said that it gets the mojo juices flowin’.   You dig? Are you picking up what I am putting […]

Body Image – Accurate?

Our body image (a.k.a. body esteem) is the picture we have of our physical body.  It is an inner view of our outer self.   It is formed by our awareness, imagination and emotions.  It is ever-shifting.  It changes depending upon […]

5 Ways to Keep a Problem

You may say that you want to tackle ‘the’ problem, solve it, handle it and move on, but If you have been ‘working on’ the same problem for more than, let’s say, a decade (is that enough time to tackle […]

Your Body is Talking to You. Are You Listening???

Have you ever wondered what your body might have to say about the way you live your life; more specifically, about the foods that you are stuffing down, down, down into ‘her???’ How often do you listen to your body?  […]

Chewing the Fat – Cravings Killing Your Plan???

Are Cravings Killing Your Plan??? Our Lady of Weight Loss seriously knows how YOU CAN put an end to it! She’s the patron saint of permanent weight loss!!!  She knows what she is talking about!!! Dear Our Lady of Weight […]

4 Steps: End Emotional Overeating

When Do You Put the Fork down, down, down?  How do you know when you are sated? Today, I am going to lay out some simple steps that will help you to STOP EATING!!! (Unless, of course you are legitimately […]

Motivational Monday – Sprinkle Seeds of Courage

Every great thing we set out to do requires courage.   As we endeavor to step out of our comfort zone, make an effort to change, take a step toward our dreams, we activate both our mind and spirit to draw […]

Emotional Eating: In the Mood for Love, Love, Love???

Want to hear something funny?  Yes, of course, you do!  And yes, the funny thing will bring us to love, love, love! My brother, whose primary residence is Dublin, told me that when he shared with his Irish friends that […]

Motivational Monday: 3 Keys to Listening to Your Body

When leading a workshop at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, my question to the group – “How do you know when you are sated?” – was met with dead silence. People looked at me like I was from Mars. I asked again, “How do you know when you sated? You know, when you are no longer hungry. How do you know when it’s time to stop eating?” “Ohhhhh …” said one of the participants. “When the Biggest Loser is over.”

Diet Tip Tuesday: Outside the Donut Box

You might want to give some thought to the color of your altar. This was a complicated decision for me. Although we are talking about weight loss here, for me – weight loss is a vehicle for reinvention and transformation. It’s as much about love, energy, health, spirit, creativity, self-control, and re-birth as actual pounds permanently removed. In which case any and all colors work.

Diet Tip Tuesday: Depressed, Defeated and Deprived?

Are you feeling depressed, defeated and deprived? Are you losing the battle of the bulge? Well, no need to despair. Your Weight Loss Success Coach, Janice Taylor, has the best ever diet tip to share with you, and she can pretty much promise that if you follow it, you will make this journey an easy (relatively speaking) one!

The 21 Day Cure: Feed Your Soul. Lose Weight.

Here, in – The 21 Day Cure: Feed Your Soul. Lose Weight. – Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, Hypnotherapist and 50 pound weight-loss-winner, reveals the secrets of permanent weight loss.

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.

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!

Kick in the Tush: How much Dead Weight are YOU holding onto?

Halfway through the 2nd round of said mind-altering heavily vodka’ed beverage, Uncle Sy began to wax poetically about his childhood. He shared one enchanting tale after the next, peppered with family photos and memorabilia. But, as all good things must come to an end, so did this happy afternoon.

Sandra Bullock Baby

I just love when life ‘delivers’ a happy surprise, and this morning it surely did. Enter the picture … drum roll please, Louis Bardo Bullock, son of Sandra!

How to Stop Suffering: Forgive and Move On

You have done something (perhaps you ate the entire bag of chips before you even got to the check-out counter), thought something (you want chocolate more than anything and will do anything – even drive 50 miles if you have to – to get your hands on a bar, especially dark chocolate), or felt something (you feel sad and lonely now that Betty Crocker no longer lives with you) . . .that you believe to be ‘bad.’

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

Food Addict?

Is it time to step up to the plate (so to speak), take an honest and courageous look at your life, and make a commitment to loving yourself? Are you ready to let go of belief systems and habits that no longer serve you? Are you ready to step into a healthier 2010?

Emotional eating: 3-Step Cure

Holidays got you feeling more emotional than usual? Are you reaching for food? Again? Here, Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, Author and Coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss bring you the 3-Step Cure! Read on!!!

Thanksgiving: Our Lady of Oral Fixation is In the House

Today, Our Lady of Weight Loss will be dining with her family. The eldest of the sisters, Our Lady of Oral Fixation will be seated next to Our Lady of Weight Loss. What might they say to each other? Only Our Lady knows!

Thanksgiving Survival KIT: Pills, booze or meditation music?

What will you bring to Thanksgiving that can help you navigate the screaming children? What will you bring that will keep you strong and able to say ‘no thank you’ to the heavily spiked Egg Nog when the slings and arrows of miss-communication are being sent your way? Seriously?! Janice Taylor and Our Lady of Weight Loss are here to help!

No Excuses November

Are you genetically cursed? Are you stressed or tired? Do you suffer from S.A.D.? It’s easy to get wrapped up in your stories and actually believe them, isn’t it? And further, use them as an excuse to eat and eat some more! Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor invite you to join with them for “No Excuses November!.”

10 Ways to Curb, Conquer and Control Nighttime Eating

Mindless eating occurs primarily at night, after dinner, when – after a long, sometimes difficult day – you sit down and relax. What to do? Understand it and plan for it!
Here, Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal share their 10 top secrets about how to end nighttime eating now!
10 Ways to Curb, Conquer and Control Nighttime Eating

Pumpkin Seeds: Natural Anti-Depressant

Studies in the US show that pumpkin seeds may help reduce hormone damage to the prostate, which in turn lessens the risk of developing prostate cancer. They’ve been used in certain areas of Europe to treat learning disorders. In China, pumpkin seeds are used to ward off depression, and pumpkin seed oil has been used for treatment of prostatitis.

Antidepressant Epidemic: How to Move Past Depression

I know from first hand experience that depression can move someone toward food. (Yes, this ‘happy idiot’ has had bouts of depression.) And I know – again from first hand experience – that ‘eating for depression’ is counter-productive and counter-intuitive. […]

12 Tips: How to have a great conversation

Work the room, chit the chatter, and leave the chips and dips behind. Our Lady of Weight Loss shares her 12 secret tips on how to have a great conversation.

National Lasagna Day

Our Lady of Weight Loss celebrates National Lasagna Day with a noodle and a prayer. Join her!

Michael Jackson: The complexity of being human.

As reports begin to filter in on the behind the scenes life of Michael Jackson, his alleged addiction to Demerol (a narcotic painkiller) and possible cause of death, his rumored marriage to Rwaramba (the children’s nanny), the number of plastic […]

In need of Comfort Food?

What if this Beliefnet blogger were to tell you that there is a healthy and guilt-free food readily available – sitting in your supermarket – waiting for you – that is more comforting than mac n’ cheese, chocolate pudding, whipped […]

Susan Boyle rushed to hospital: Was it worth it?

Just hours after falling from grace, from an expected sure thing, to second place in the Britain’s Got Talent finals, Susan Boyle was whisked off in an ambulance to a London clinic under police escort, reportedly for treatment of exhaustion. […]

9 Happy Weight Loss Tips from the patron saint of permanent fat removal

Hot off the top of the Huffington Post Living page … Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal (she who guides me) takes a light approach to weight loss. It is the patron saint’s mission […]

American Idol Finale: 6 Stress-Busting Snacks

I don’t know about you but this Beliefnet blogger is a bit concerned as to how she is going to get through tonight’s American Idol finale. It promises to be a star-studded nail-biter of an event. Will the stress of […]

Elizabeth Edwards: from public humiliation to new reality

This article, written by Beliefnet blogger Janice Taylor is featured in both The Huffington Post and USA Today! Read on and be sure to comment! People say that we only get ‘what we can handle,’ that there are ‘lessons to […]

Mother’s Day Recipes – Satisfying and Scrumptious (video included)

We are visiting my 93 year-young mother on Mother’s Day. While she lives along, drives and is A-okay in every way, she no longer cooks! (Not that she was much of a cook to being with … oops, don’t tell […]

OVERWEIGHT: Will It Kill You?

A new study led by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health reports that hundreds of thousands of deaths each year are due to diet and lifestyle. Below are the numbers of annual deaths in the United States due to […]

What If Weight Loss Were No Longer an Issue?

Food for thought … Now, just imagine … What IF weight loss were no longer an issue? What WOULD you do with all that time and energy? How often do you think about your weight? How often do you think […]

Adam Lambert: If I Can’t Have You … Tears Lost, Pounds Gained.

American Idol’s Adam Lambert delivered yet another powerful, original and absolutely mesmerizing performance last night! His emotionally intense delivery brought out the emotions in me. And while I sat in front of the television watching, breaking the number one rule […]

Failure is NOT an Option!

Our Lady of Weight Loss wants to know … … Are you afraid to commit to yourself fully? Are you terrified to lose weight, to fully take-in, ingest, go hog wild for your healthy living plan? Are you just plain […]

Emotional Eating ALERT!!!! YOU Deserve … Cake? Comfort? Love?

People tell me that they “deserve” cake, or a burger or fries, or a binge. They tell me that they have had a stressful day and “deserve” to, in effect, go hog wild! When you use food to comfort yourself, […]

QUIZ: Are YOU a Food Addict?

What characterizes a food addiction? Simply put, you no longer feel that you have the choice to stop eating. The foods seems stronger than you. The food also gives you a false sense of pleasure; pleasure that inevitably turns into […]

Dr. Laura: Mean-Spirited; Anti-Fat

Here’s what Kick in the Tush Club member, Nathanne, has to say about Dr. Laura and “her horrible attitude toward overweight people.” (She was inspired to speak out by last week’s post “Governor Paterson Declares War!” Dear Janice ~ The […]

American Idol Breakdown: Adam Lambert’s Mad World

Adam Lambert closed down American Idol last night singing “Mad World.” Another amazing performance, bringing Simon to his feet! Standing Ovation! However, American Idol ran 5 minutes over on the East Coast and for those who recorded the show, for […]

Star Jones: Addict, Depressed and Honest.

I’ve not been a fan of Star Jones, but I am now.I tuned into Oprah yesterday: “Fat to Thin (and possibly back again) In the Public Eye” (my title; not Oprah’s), which featured Valerie Bertinelli, Marie Osmond and Star Jones. […]

The Power of Gray: Six Succulent, Money-Making, Winning Ways to Power Up

I consider myself an optimistic person. When I was a very little girl the movie Pollyanna hit the screens and I loved it, and I took it in on a cellular level. Pollyanna starred Jane Wyman (Ronald Regan’s ex-wife), Karl […]

David Letterman Marries: Shared Stress?

David Letterman married his long-time main squeeze Regina Lasko. Will marriage change them? Will all this publicity add stress to their relationship? Janice Taylor, Life & Happiness Coach, has some tips on how to talk it out when you and […]

Money Matters: How to Get America’s Energy and Economy Flowing Freely Again

There is no doubt that we are in crisis. And yes, President Obama has assembled a kick-tush team of experts, and while these experts are diligently working day and night to implement a stimulus package to re-kindle the economy, I […]

Fear of Losing

A TASTY TIDBIT from the “Fill Up On Happiness e-Diet CURE.” Before you can fill up on happiness, you need to clear out the cobwebs. Join with us as we declutter our minds, physical environments and bodies and make room […]

Valentine’s Day: The Best Lover of All

Today is Valentine’s Day (as if you needed me to tell you!). And ‘they’ say that Valentine’s Day is for lovers. Well, that’s just swell if you have a lover, and even then it can go bust (manage your expectations […]

Sweet Anticipation: EATING HONEY with Pooh Bear.

Just now … while working on my Fill Up On Happiness e-Diet, I came across this quote from A.A. Milne that is so amazing, so useful, so brilliant, I just had to stop everything and post if for y’all right […]

Valentine’s Day JigSaw Puzzle

There are a few theories floating out there about the origins of St. Valentine’s Day. Here follows my favorite. It comes from Belarus*. It is believed in Belarus*, that St. Valentine’s Day originated from the story that upon rejection by […]

Say “Shhhhhh….” to the Scale of Injustice

Today, put the scale of injustice away and say to that voice in your mind that mocks the number and torments the soul … “shhhhhhh.” Forgive the dietary transgressions, forgive… … because with forgiveness comes empathy, understanding and forgiveness moves […]

Janice & Dr. Norris Weigh-In: Hungry for LAUGHTER?

Continuing the Dr. Norris and Janice ‘blog-O-sation’ … … Dr. Norris says, “OK. Stop. I’m all into making weight loss fun, but I need to get serious now. IS WHAT YOU’RE HUNGRY FOR … HEALTH? … or PLEASURE?” I don’t […]

Janice & Dr. Norris Weigh-In: What Are You Hungry For?

… continuing my ‘blog-O-sation’ with Dr. Norris … Let There Be Cake!!! Dr. Norris … speaking of mothers … have you seen the video of my 92-year-young mother, Harriet, Queen of Cake??? Oh My Goodness!!! Cake reigned supreme in our […]

Janice & Dr. Norris Weigh-In: What are YOU hungry for?

Hey Y’all …. Dr. Norris Chumley and this blogger were chatting last week on the phone (yup, on the phone – tre retro!), and we thought it would be fun to dish the dirt, chew the fat, blog-to-blog from time-to-time. […]

DIET Re-defined! from the Our Lady of Weight Loss Dictionary

Our Lady of Weight Loss spoke to me in my sleep last night. Actually, I wasn’t quite asleep. I was dozing … in the delicious half wake/half sleep state. Yum! SHE has been communicating with me in this fashion for […]

Get Jiggy with Our Lady (a puzzle): February LOVE … March MADNESS

It’s February 1. Hip Hip Hooray … the days are getting longer; the sun is feeling warmer and hope is in the air!!! February is a month of LOVE! Enjoy this week’s Get Jiggy with OLofWL Puzzle! Spread the word […]

Your NOT To Do List

People often ask me, “How do you do it all?” To which I respond, “What makes you think I do it all? I don’t. I can’t remember the last time I cleaned, for goodness sake.” Here’s how to clear your […]

BECAUSE: A Mighty Powerful Convincer

BECAUSE, YOU SAID SO!!! Chew on this: Which of the following three sentences is most likely to get you a raise? a. Boss, I’ll quit if I don’t get a raise. b. Boss, I need a raise now, please …[and […]

How to Build Your Self-Confidence Muscle

Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, in particular, weight loss. If we don’t feel good about ourselves; feel confident – what do we do? We head to the fridge. Stuff those feelings down. EAT! All […]

LEMON: Antidote to What Ails You

While we might believe that life is a linear journey, for most of us, it is a circuitous event. There are hills, valleys, twists and turns, set backs and leaps forward. There are the ‘plum’ experiences, and then, there are […]

Starve a Fever? Feed a Cold? Starve a Cold? Feed a Fever?

Oh Me, Oh My! “IT” came out of NOWHERE … I was feeling absolutely fine one moment and the very next I was overcome with aches, pains, fever, stuffy nose, cough! And I couldn’t remember if I was supposed to […]

Get Jiggy with OPRAH … Our Lady’s latest jigsaw puzzle!

While working on this portrait of Oprah, it took on a life of its own … … and somehow or another Marilyn Monroe and Jackie O., both tragic figures in their own way, showed up on the ‘canvas.’ The connection? […]

Be the SMARTEST SMARTASS Ever!

There are the SMARTEST Goals. And THEN … … and only THEN … there are SMART-ASS Goals. I thought that now might be a good time to revisit goal setting! After all, it is a New Year, and while I […]

Bob Greene, I Have 5 FAT-Burning Questions for YOU!!!

If you’ve been following the “Oprah Weight Gain, 200 Pounds of Pure Love Series,” then you know that Bob Greene, Oprah’s personal weight loss guru (who – to my knowledge – has not personally experienced the battle of the bulge) […]

Dear Oprah, Why Do YOU Want to Be Fat?

Dear Oprah, I am excited that you are launching your “Best Life” series this week. I have ‘inked’ your various shows and webinars on my calendar and plan to have pen and paper at hand to take notes. I am […]

EMOTIONAL EATING: 3-Step Cure

What is the single most common, biggest, most overwhelming and likely to occur challenge when it comes to weight loss? Emotional Eating! It takes more than a good plan, good intentions, and basic nutritional information to override the emotional tsunamis […]

Three Steps to LOVE

This Beliefnet Blogger is in a ‘love’ space. It didn’t just happen. I went to ‘love’ intentionally. It’s part of my diet plan. In order to successfully embody a healthy lifestyle, one must build reserves in all areas of their […]

Eat and Be Happy: Foods that Boost Your Happy Neurotransmitters

Serotonin, Dopamine and Norepinephrine by Janice Taylor As we head off to the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day feasts of plenty, I thought it might be useful to know what foods bring forth the best feelings. Yes, foods change the […]

Do YOU Suffer from Social Anxiety?

I received an email from a member of the Kick in the Tush Club, who greatly suffers when at social functions. Parties and gatherings bring forth extreme feelings of discomfort. In order to feel better, she eats. And sometimes she […]

7 Things that Sap Your Spiritual Energy

Non-Emotional Spirit Sappers! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach and 50 pound big-time-loser. Sometimes things get in our way and weigh us down, stop us from moving forward, muck up the works and inadvertently send us to the fridge, […]

Rude Remarks: How to Handle the Weight Loss Saboteur

Under Attack!! Rude Remarks that Ruffle My Feathers by Janice Taylor Every so often, someone says something to me about my newly found thinness that is upsetting and sends me reeling. (Yes, it’s been seven years since I permanently removed […]

The Best Ever Thanksgiving Survival Guide to Mental Health

How to survive Thanksgiving? Get through it without gaining 7 pounds of excess weight and 20 pounds of family baggage? Just follow these 10 tips and enjoy! The Best Ever Thanksgiving Survival Guide to Mental Health 1. Manage Your Expectations. […]

Holiday Blues: Turn a Thankful Cheek

Got the Holiday Blues? You’re not alone! Truth be told, the holidays are a tossed salad of emotions: happiness, sadness, anger, frustration, hunger, loneliness, joy, love, gratitude and loss – oh and the dressing is stress! True enough! Now that […]

A Special Christmas Diet TREAT! RUBY’S Weight Loss Journey

Gems of wisdom from the 500-pound Style Network star who’s on a quest to lose the weight and reclaim her life. Have you all seen Holly Lebowitz Rossi’s interview with Ruby Gettinger! Read on!!! Since she was 10 years old, […]

Christmas Tip #13: Ward off Cravings, Bingeing and Depression

It is particularly important to go into the ‘light’ during this time of year, when the sun sets earlier and earlier and we are less likely to get out. Too little sun light can activate cravings for fatty, high-calorie foods […]

Christmas Diet Tip #8: Keeping Perspective

Keeping Perspective: It’s NOT about your FAT; it’s about YOUR LIFE! Your weight, your diet, your exercise plan is just one slice of your life pie. Permanent weight loss is about living a balanced life. It’s about looking at all […]

Christmas Diet Tip #5: Trigger Foods

We all know that keeping a food diary is hugely important in the land of successful weight loss. And whilst it is important to record what you have eaten and how much you have eaten each and every day, you […]

Weight Loss Tip: Satisfy Food Cravings

Satisfy Food Cravings without Ditching Your Diet by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound big-time-loser. (Write Janice for a Free Life Consult.) Food Cravings are Normal! At one time or another, we […]

Got the ‘Burnt Out Blues?’ Feel Better In Under 15 Minutes

YES! YOU CAN … Move from Crappola to Incredible … from Rung Out Dish Rag to Woo Hoo Happy in Under 15 Minutes. by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write […]

The “Six Thinking Hats” Diet

“Six Thinking Hats” is a powerful technique that can help you to develop new ways of dealing with difficult situations, food or otherwise. ~ by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! […]

Emotional Eating Bail Out

Leave Your Rage On the Page by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound big-time-loser! (Write Janice for free consult) In these particularly precarious and nerve-wracking times of Wall Street meltdowns, […]

Relationship Rescue: Sharing Stress with Your Loved One

Sharing Stress with Your Main Squeeze by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for a Free Consult!) You are stressed to your last nerve. Things are piling up […]

Eleven Tips: Move Past Depression NOW!

Depression and Your Weight by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, Syndicated Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser. I know from first hand experience that depression can move someone toward food. (Yes, this ‘happy idiot’ has had bouts of […]

A Sunday Prayer: Silence the Saboteur

A Sunday Prayer by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, author, columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser.While traveling the Road to Sveltesville, one will undoubtedly ‘hear voices’ in their head that command them to ‘eat another slice of cake’ -or- […]

FLOW: Happiness Beyond Time and Space

Juicy and Tender Flow by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. Have you ever gotten so beautifully and intensely absorbed in an ‘action’ that time ceased to exist? You look up from the […]

LOVE Pure and Simple: No Sugar Coating Necessary

“Joy” says it best! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50 pound big-time-loser. Here follows an e-mail from Joy, a Kick in the Tush Club member, and fan of Our Lady of Weight Loss. Please […]

What Were YOU Expecting? Health? Happiness? Huh?

It’s All Good. Or is it? by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. (write Janice for free consult.) It is called the Pygmalion effect and it’s a fact: If you expect the worst, […]

Struggling, Stuck and Sick: What to do?

For Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Sake! WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE!!! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, author, columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. If your thoughts and words are steeped in negativity, if you are telling yourself that you are struggling, […]

Dead Weight: Lose It Now!

How much dead weight are you carrying around with you? by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, 50-pound big-time-loser I suspect you are unaware, as was I, that dead weight is heavy, both metaphorically and literally, and that we […]

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