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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 […]

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Puzzled? Go Outside, Smell the Dirt, Be Happy!

Have you ever heard of ART? Not as in art that artists create, or Art as in Art Garfunkel, but rather ART a.k.a. Attention Restoration Theory? ART asserts that people can mull over, chew over, focus and contemplate more keenly […]

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Click Yourself Thin: Say Goodbye to Your Last Temptation?

As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “The Last Temptation,” wave goodbye to the last temptation…your last temptation!  Send whatever might be tempting you to give up, derail, to lose focus on its way.  Send […]

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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 […]

Trending on Beliefnet: 21 Best Tips on Happiness

Are you looking for happiness? If  yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Your personal, in your head kind of happiness is a state of being that only you can create. Happiness is a choice that you make!  (Chew […]

21 Ways to Make Simple New Year’s Resolutions!

The New Year is upon us, and I am thrilled.  We now have an opportunity to look back on 2014 with loving-kindness, decide what we’d like to change and what goals we’d like to set, and move forward into a […]

New Year. New Story. New You!

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” ~ T.S. Eliot Hello Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and all […]

#OneWord Thursday: 9 Simple But Not Easy Quotes to Chew On This Holiday Season

One of the things both Our Lady of Weight Loss and I love to say about permanent weight loss a.k.a. weight removal a.k.a. slimming down (use whichever phrase fits you best) is that it is simple. That’s right. Weight loss […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 2015 – Manifesting Your Dreams

As the New Year approaches, we can’t help but to begin to review the happenings of this year, the things that we manifested and the things that we did not; the random happy happenings and the random not-so-fabulous happenings, and […]

Holiday Puzzle? Happiness Served Up Simple and Plentiful

This week’s Holiday Puzzled is brought to you by Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s cousin, Our Lady of Extreme Happiness.  OLofEH wants you to know that it is possible to choose happiness.  In fact, you can choose extreme happiness, feelings […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Reality Can Be Beaten With Enough Imagination.

This morning, I was pondering the concept of accepting reality, letting reality be reality and simply going with the flow vs. stomping my feet, pushing against and fighting the nature of what is, which sent me on a search for […]

You Cannot Hate Yourself This, Can You?

One thing I know for sure is that You Cannot Hate Yourself Thin.  No, really, you can’t. When you beat yourself up, you create another obstacle, another block, another impediment; another “thing” that gets in your way of weighing less […]

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.” […]

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 […]

#OneWord Thursday: 13 Quotes that #SparktheImagination

Yesterday, when working with one of my clients, I asked her to fill in the blank: “Imagine,” I said, “Imagine that it is the end of the day and you are feeling great…and then fill in the blank. “I am […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 5 Points of Lights that Lighten!

Morning Tushkateers, Today’s fully loaded Kick in the Tush e-newsletter was inspired by a conversation I had with a client, who—for good reason and without ceremony—tossed the chocolate bars. (For those who are gasping, she actually packed ‘em up and […]

Puzzled? Bitterness Imprisons

If you are feeling bitter, perhaps a tad hostile, argumentative, contentious, spiteful or even scrappy, then you might want to consider what  effect those bitter feelings are having on you. Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it. ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick […]

Tasty Tidbit: How to Measure Success?

How do you measure success? For some people, money is a sign of success; for others success is measured by their accomplishments, their relationships, the amount of happiness (another subjective happening), the deeds and services that they have carried out […]

70 Wants: Tell Me What YOU Want

Knowing that zeroing in on what you really, really want most definitely will help you to manifest it, I asked a gaggle of Tushkateers (members of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Kick in the Tush Club) to dig deep and […]

#OneWord Thursday: 9 #Possibility Quotes that Shatter and Transform

Recently, a star client of mine and I were discussing the importance, the necessity and the magic of “living in possibility.”   Often, I find that we stop ourselves with limiting thoughts. It is important to remember that each day presents […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Cultivating Happiness: 7 Ways to Toss Fear on Its Tush

Being happy takes courage. It can feel scary to imagine good things, to think happy thoughts. I suspect that there have been times in our lives that feeling fantastic, excited and happy to our core was quickly followed by fear. […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 Quotes – #Vision a Juicy and Joyful Life

When people come to me; when people work with me to manifest a better tomorrow, to release their false fears, to tune into their distinct song, to let their façade fall and fade away, to allow their authentic selves to […]

Puzzled? A Monday Cure: Dip. Into. Blue.

Puzzled?  Dip. Into. Blue. If you are seeking peace and tranquility (who isn’t?); if you are looking to promote both physical and mental heath, reduce stress, create a sense of calm, then dip into blue. Reverberate in its wisdom and […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Cry With a Pure Heart; See What Life Tastes Like

Did you know that crying is an effective way to cleanse the soul; a way to wash out the contained, confined emotions; both happy and sad, joyful and disappointing that sometimes lodge themselves deep within causing fatigue or pain, and […]

Anti-Gravity Song of the Week: Miranda Lambert’s Gravity is a B**ch

  Hey Y’all,  I was riding buckshot (Is that the expression? When you are riding upfront, on the passenger side?), DIL at the wheel, cruising the highway, filling her in on my Anti-Gravity Coaching techniques, explaining how much better it […]

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 […]

Puzzled? Experience WeightLessNess Beloved Crazy One!

Dearest Tushkateers (members of the KITT Club) and Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss,  How are you on this amazingly possibility filled, WeightLess Monday?   Ready to experience the full weight of WeightLessNess? As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy […]

#IAmSuffering – Are You?

Are You Suffering? The ‘agreed upon reality’ is that in order for you to lose weight that you must suffer. The consensus of opinion is that slimming down requires an inordinate amount of effort, self-discipline, and tremendous effort.  Ugh! Yes? […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How Seriously Selfish Are You?

Tushkateers, Seriously, how selfish are you?  Because…People tell me that they just don’t have time to take care of themselves; they say that there’s no time to do things that they need to do for themselves to be fully happy […]

Puzzled? What word frees you from the weight and pain of life?

Dear Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club) and Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss (the patron saint of permanent fat removal,   What word frees you from the weight and pain of life?  Yes, the word is […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 9 Steps to Waking Up Happy!!!

Jump out of bed, open your window, and scream with passion!! “I’m ALIVE!!!!!”  Because how we start our day is an important and yet overlooked part of Permanent Fat Removal. Truly, if you wake up feeling like c*** …. well, […]

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 […]

Couch Potato’s Dream: Burn Calories While Watching Movies

Dearest Couch Potato, I’ve got some splendid news for you!  University of Mississippi researchers found that ‘movie munchers’ ingested 28% more buttered popcorn when watching “Love Story” than those who watched the comedy “Sweet Home Alabama.” A Vanderbilt University study […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 5 Tax Day Money Rituals Sure to Manifest Mammoth Returns

Good Day Tushkateers,  Are you ready for a Kick in the Tush?  A money manifesting Kick in the Tush?  As today is Income Tax Day, Our Lady of Weight Loss and I share, here, with you the most powerful money […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 Keys to #Contentment

Learning to be content with where you are, what you are doing, what you have, who you are with and who you are is no easy task.  Yet, it is a task worth doing; a task that can create tremendous […]

How to ByPass the Noisy Confusion of Life

“Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.” ~Max Ehrmann While discussing self-care with one of my private […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: The One-Minute Vacation!

I am fairly certain that the most underutilized resource we have is our imagination, which is why I invite you to imagine.  Imagine a one minute vacation! Imagine what it might be like to live in a world where there […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: how to…Wake Up Happy

Howdy Tushkateers, Are you ready to WAKE UP???  Because this week’s KICK in the TUSH TUESDAY focuses on HOW to WAKE UP the right way, on the right side of bed, ready to go, all happy! The SECRET to WAKING […]

Puzzled? Imagine Pink Peonies and see what happens?

What kind of day might you imagine as you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Art Puzzle, entitled, “the pink peonies?” A spring day? A sunnier, warmer, more productive day?  Happier days? Click Here for happy imaginings!  […]

The Goddess of Forever Thin Delivering a Mighty KICK IN THE TUSH!

Once upon a time, a chubby young woman was wandering about in the Land of the Lost and Found Pounds, thinking self-deprecating thoughts when she ran into the Goddess of Forever Thin. She said, “Hi Goddess. You are wise, and […]

10 Quotes to Inspire Your #Reinvention

Essentially, when one says that they want to reinvent themselves, they are saying that there is something central to whom they are or what they do that they want to change.  While this process is relatively simple, it’s not easy.  […]

Kick In the Tush Tuesday: how to…End Stuckness Now

Greetings Tushkateers,  I have some mind-blowing news for you.  Are you ready?  Sitting down?  Okay…take in a deep breath and dig this:  you are not a noun.  You are not a thing.  Rather, you are a person who does things. […]

#OneWord to Live By: You are only afraid if you are not in #harmony with yourself.

For many #harmony is thought of as a tuneful sound, a combination of musical notes in a chord, a pleasing arrangement of parts; living in accord with others; an internal calm.  Here, 9 #harmony quotes to help you to define […]

Chewing the Fat: Depressed and Defeated?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss,   I just turned 60.  After ten years of lifting weights and lots of walking, I let myself “go,” as in I am out of shape.  And, sadly, the weight that I worked so hard […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: 7 Top Ways to De-Stress

Are you stressed? Irritable? Having trouble sleeping? Do you feel like screaming? Crying? Pouring a jug of water over your boss’s head? We all feel stressed from time to time, so it’s essential to have an arsenal of coping mechanisms […]

#OneWord: Infusion of #Positivity

Our Lady of Weight Loss thought that y’all might want an infusion of positivity to keep you moving positively forward in 2014!  Therefore, under her guidance, I gathered 10 #Positivity Quotes that will help you to dwell in the beauty […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Circa 1963 – 10 Commandments of Permanent Weight Loss

Happy 2014, Tushkateers!  How y’all doing?  So far, so good?  Maybe?  For those 60% who are experiencing “The Freeze,” is it cold enough for you?  OMG!!!  Just writing about it makes my fingers cold!   Please know that we (Our […]

Puzzled? Gumdrop and Cookie Offerings?

If bitterness wants to get into the act, offer it a cookie or a gumdrop.  No more than 50 calories, please.  After all, if we plump up Bitterness, it’s likely to be that much more bitter! As you click through […]

Post-Holiday Cure: Sniff Away the Cellulite?

Aromatherapy may not miraculously melt away the pounds, but there are heaps of evidence that aroma effects mood. And we all know how mood effects our eating! What is aromatherapy?  Aromatherapy means “treatment through senses.” It is based on the […]

A New Year’s Toast: 10 Simple Steps to Happy

In this New Year, 2014, let’s… Look at the sunny side of everything. Think happy, healthy and prosperous thoughts. Speak health, happiness and prosperity to all you meet. Be enthusiastic. Greet every creature you meet with a smile. Live in […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Happy Christmas and more…

Dearest Tushkateers,  From the bottom of our most GRATEFUL HEARTS, both Our Lady of Weight Loss and I wish you a very MERRY and extraordinarily HAPPY Holiday. We send you Platters Full of LOVE, JOY, POSITIVITY, Full-on ENERGY. We encourage […]

Puzzled? Peace of Mind?

According to the Dalai Lama, “In the final analysis, the hope of every person is peace of mind.” As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, send healing vibes to all you know, wishing them peace […]

Gratitude: Thanksgiving Side Dish or Main Event?

Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Chanukah, Happy Thanksgiviukkah one and all!!!  As Thanksgiving is about giving thanks and expressing gratitude, I thought I’d reprint a crowd favorite on the benefits of gratitude! Read, ingest, and think gratitude! THE HAPPY, HEALTHY and SLIMMING […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Surrender to the Present Moment

Imagine, just for a moment, what your life might look like if you stopped fighting, stopped hiding, stopped resisting life.  Imagine what it might feel like if you let go of trying to force the issue, if you stopped trying […]

#OneWord Thursday: The Fat-Burning Power of the #Compliment

Happy #OneWord Thursday Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and those who have mysteriously landed on this page (divine intervention for sure)!   Today’s word to meditate on, live by and utilize to the max is “compliment,” inspired by […]

Puzzled? How to…Delight in All Aspects of Creation

A most excellent “Coach Yourself Happy” question from Janice Taylor, Life & Happiness Coach, Weight Loss Expert (that’s me) to kick start this kick tush week:   If you were to “Delight in All Aspects of Creation,” which creations would you […]

Coach Yourself Happy: 6 Things that Bring Joy to Your Heart

The first coach-yourself-happy question of the day I’d like to pose – is “What 6 things bring joy to your heart, a sense of satisfaction to your soul and energy to your body?”  In other words, “What 6 things can […]

Write Away the Pounds: 5 Ways to Weigh Less

The Journal of the American Medical Association tells us that writing about stressful situations, stressful life events, even the stressors of daily living helps to reduce symptoms of asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. This is just one study in a growing […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 4 Steps to #Manifesting Everything You Want

You are a child of God.  Your playing small does not serve the world.  There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure about you.  We were born to manifest the glory of God that is […]

#OneWord Thursday – #Compassion – Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.

Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach, weight loss expert (that’s me) were discussing #Compassion!   Our Lady pointed out that ALL the major religions place great value on #Compassion. OLofWL noted that practicing compassion, […]

How Selfish are You? How Heavy is the Guilt?

People say that they simply do not have time to take care of themselves; they have no time to do the things that they need to do to be create happy and healthy lives. They tell me that they can’t […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How to Heal Your Soul

Slow down, take pleasure in the simple things of life, heal your soul from the wounds caused by the fast pace of society.  ~ Martin Suarez *** Good Day Tushkateers!  How are you on this glorious day; this most magnificent, […]

Puzzled? Extreme Happiness?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by “Extreme Happiness.”   Our Lady of Weight Loss defines Extreme Happiness as a supremely happy state of mind that brings forth feelings of elation, euphoria, joy, and bliss. There’s nothing […]

#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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How to End the Suffering!

Greetings, Hello, Hola, Que Pasa Tushkateers!?!  I know, I know…I wasn’t going to send out the BIG Tuesday Kick in the Tush again till after Labor Day weekend ’cause I’m on a vacation of sorts (vacation from doing too much–determined […]

#OneWord Thursday – 10 Quotes: #Hope filled Journey

Over the past few decades, research shows that one of the most powerful vehicles, one of the most potent tools, to get you “there,” the place that you so desire to be, where life is good and you have achieved […]

OneWord Thursday: 9 Quotes – How to Create an Amazing #VACATION

As I am “On Adventure” (vs. On #Vacation), I thought it a good idea to gather quotes that might help me to, inspire and motivate me to not only create an amazing “adventure,” but also help me to stay to […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 10 Best Summer Weight Loss Tips

As we head into August (could you believe? OMG, time flies), the heart and soul of the summer, I thought it a good time to share Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s 10 Best Summer Weight Loss Tips!   Read through, ingest, […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Worry Less, Play More – Manifest Miracles

  Enjoy life – there are no re-runs. – Shirl Lowery Helloooo Dear, Sweet Tushkateers!!!   How are you on this spectacular summer day? I am Ok! Even better than that:  I am A-Okay!  I have had an amazing week, and […]

#OneWord Thursday: Simple, Easy, Happy #Change #Change #Change

People want to know, how I permanently lost 50 pounds.  People ask, “What your secret?”   The answer is simple.  I changed.  I changed my thoughts, my beliefs, my behaviors; I dropped my “I can’t” baggage, and then I changed the […]

4 Tips: Increase Self-Confidence, Reduce Stress, Be Joyful, Lose it!

Because “You are What You Say (aloud and inside your mind),” and because positive self talk has the power to increase self-confidence, reduce stress and basically make your life infinitely more enjoyable, sending ripples of happiness throughout your world, I […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Depressed, Deprived, Defeated before you even begin?

“We are what we think.  All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” ~ Buddha Good Day Tushkateers!!! It suddenly occurred to me that this past week was my “lose it 4ever” anniversary.  […]

4 Energy Boosters

If you are feeling drowsy, dozy, listless, and want to feel instantly energized, then try any one or more of the following “Energy Boosters” and see what could happen! 1. OXYGENATE YOUR BODY … i.e. BREATHE.  I know, I’ve said […]

Warning: The 6 Benefits of Gratitude May Cause Happiness

It is our habit, our way of being, to quickly get accustomed to pleasant circumstances and the positive feelings that accompany those happy happenings.  Us human beings–you and me, yup all of us–are wired to seek newness, freshness, novelty. Think […]

#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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: WAKE UP!!! Be Happy, Lose Weight, Get Energized!

Wake UP!!!!!!!!! Tushkateers!  Guess what I did this morning, first thing?  Yes, I Woke UP!  HA!!!  Seriously Tushkateers, I woke up on the right side of bed.  I jumped out of bed (slight exaggeration), made my way to my office […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Acceptance-is the Weigh

Mysterious and magical things happen when we open our hearts and minds; when we see life “as it is;” as it truly is, without judgment, without surrender or resignation, without running away from, without story. Let go of the fight.  […]

9 tips: How to Lighten Up

When was the last time you had a side-splitting belly laugh?  A tear inducing, stomach aching, diaphragm exercising laugh?  I can tell you when I did, for sure, because I was ever so grateful for it, into it, aware of […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Empty Your Mental Junk Drawer

“I believe in roses. And I believe in putting roses into a vase and sitting the vase on the table. I believe in getting lost and being found, I believe in going barefoot, and in laughter! My religion is to […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: The Secret of Life-from Mediocrity to Genius

The ‘burning bush’ was not a miracle. It was a test. God wanted to find out if Moses could pay attention to something for more than a few minutes. When Moses did, God spoke. The trick is to pay attention […]

#OneWord Thursday: 12 Ways to Breathe In #Morning Happiness

Further my yesterday’s post, “3 Steps to Waking Up Happy,” here today a dozen “morning” quotes that can serve as morning affirmations, as well. Wash your mind with these magically filled, precious morning gems that can help you to tap […]

Tasty Tidbit: 3 Steps-How to Wake Up Happy

Would you like to wake up happy?  Here, from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of weightlessness, shares 3-steps to a happy morning! Did you know that your mind is 25 times more open to suggestion when you […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: True Happiness-Embrace Your Imperfections

We are all wonderful, beautiful wrecks.  That’s what connects us—that we’re all broken, all beautifully imperfect.  ~ Emilio Estevez Greetings, Salutations, Howdy and Hola Tushkateers, How are y’all doin’ this fabulous day?  Feeling accepting and happy with your SELF?   Based […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Mad Men Mac ‘n Cheese

As you probably know (you’d almost have to be dead not to), the season premiere of Mad Men is scheduled for this coming Sunday (check your local listings).  In its honor, I am planning a 1960’s themed dinner, which brings […]

#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 […]

#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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 9 Most Excellent Reasons to Smile

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Greetings, cheers … hello Tushkateers!  How are you on this happy day?  Joyful?  Smiling?  I am, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 9 Spring Lighter Dandelion Thoughts!

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. ~ Albert Einstein Happy Spring Tushkateers!   Can you hear the birds chirping? Louder than it was yesterday, yes?  […]

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 […]

Kick Tush Tuesday-10 Morning Affirmations: Love, Happiness and Positive Energy

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at. ~ Bruce Lee Greetings CowGirls and Tushakteers!    Yes, I am still in Tucson (another two weeks of cactus bliss), writing to […]

#OneWord Thursday: Vision

Your very first step toward creating a better tomorrow, your best life, is developing the capacity to picture it.  This vision will ignite a fire of passion, which will fuel your pledge to do whatever it takes to manifest your […]

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 […]

Body Esteem: 25 percent of your Self-Esteem

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.  Our body esteem not […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: 51 “One Size Fits All” Miracle Cures

Insanity:  Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. ~ Albert Einstein Tushkateers!  Howdy, Hi there, Hey, Hello …. How are you on this fine February morning (afternoon or evening)?  Just swell?  Ready to stop the […]

Puzzled? 3 Steps – Wake Up Happy

Are you wondering how to be happy?  Are you thinking that it would be marvelous, stupendous, nothing short of a miracle if you could, if you would, each and every morning, simply leap out of bed “happy.” Well, Our Lady […]

#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 […]

Governor Chris Christie Kicks Letterman’s Tush: Eat This!!!

The New Jersey governor, Chris Christie, poked fun of his “fat” self on David Letterman. Whether you think Govenor Christie’s weight is a potential hazard to his running for the presidency or not, I think we can all agree that […]

#OneWord Thursday: Adventure

This morning, while sitting and staring out the window, sipping that magical first cup of coffee, I witnessed a miracle.  The Sunrise.  The grey clouds cleared, the sun peeked out and the sky a magnificent shade of blue.  Another day, […]

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 […]

Puzzled: Simpler Times, Better Bathing Suits?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Simpler Times, Better Bathing Suits,” takes a nostalgic look at the early 1920’s and bathing suits of yore. Upfront and center, in the two white “suits” stand my mother and my aunt. […]

Winter Weight Loss: The Freeze Your Ass Off Diet

This morning, I awoke to a ridiculously cold 13 degrees.  My first thoughts were not particularly happy ones. “Geeze Louise, when I head out I am going to have to bundle up big time;  long underwear, a second pair of […]

New Year’s Toast: 3 Steps to Happiness

A New Year’s Toast from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal. Three steps to happiness. Make Toast.  Eat Toast.  Be Happy. Could happiness be that easy obtain, to create, to experience?    Yes! Sometimes […]

7 Things that Zap Your Spiritual Energy

Sometimes unseen forces zap our energy, nibble away at our resolve and either send us on an unfortunate detour or stop us entirely in our tracks, moving us away from manifesting our goals.  These “things” are not obvious to the […]

Happiness Tip 2013: Barefooted Bliss

The concept of earthing, a.k.a. grounding, is in simplest terms, waking barefoot.  And, in doing so you ground yourself to the earth, whose energy can help you to live a healthier and therefore happier life. On an intuitive level, it […]

2013: Pray with the Rocks

With love, appreciation and deepest gratitude for your faithful friendship, Our Lady of Weight Loss and I wish you the very best in 2013, AND we invite you to …       … Dream with Your Feet, bust a move, get […]

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 […]

Star Power: 7 Ways to Burn Bright

You are a star. Own It!  Our Lady of Weight Loss is 100% sure that you are a star. Feel confident in your stardom. Flaunt it, baby! It’s not only okay to own it – it’s the right thing to […]

6 Tips: Holiday Happiness Guide

I am having the most marvelous holiday season ever!  Seriously, I am!  It’s not that something grand or out-of-the-ordinary has happened.  On balance, it’s not so different than last year or the year before.  But somehow it feels different.  I […]

Weight Loss Puzzle: Contagious Attitude Worth Catching?

Chances are you’ve heard the expression, “When you smile, the whole world smiles with.”  Well, it’s true.  Our emotions are contagious and a happy smile can go a long way! The science of this phenomenon dates back to 400 B.C., […]

9 Tips: How to be Holiday SEXY

While reading through all the holiday season tips given by me and others that range from how to resist the urge to stuff yourself silly to not overspend your weigh (Freudian slip) into bankruptcy, I realized that somewhere between the […]

Happiness: 5 Reasons to Smile

One of the best things you can do for yourself and for everyone around you is to smile. Smiling brings oxygen to your brain, immediately makes you feel better, and sends out comforting messages to others. Smiling pulls people in […]

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Here we are, the first week in December.  December 4, to be exact, and you know what that signifies, don’t you? Aside from it being the anniversary of Turkish Sultan Suleiman occupying Baghdad in 1534? It’s the start date of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

AUDIO: Successful Weight Loss – 2 Minutes of Flat Belly Inspiration

Successful Weight Loss – Audio 92012 Listen up! This powerful 2-minute Successful Weight Loss meditation is all you need to get your upward spiral in motion. Successful Weight Loss – Audio 92012 That’s right … listen in the morning, the […]

5 Steps to Cultivating Self-Love

Are you ready to love yourself?  Are you ready to become fully alive? Are you ready to take responsibility for your experience and begin to lead a happy, full life.  Are you ready to not only create it but embrace […]

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 […]

PLAY JigSaw and Lose Weight: How to Pet a Dog!

Did you know that there is a step by step ‘how to’ guide for just about anything under the sun?  A right vs. wrong way to do things? Well, there is and this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle:  […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: The Path to Unconditional Happiness (audio)

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. ~ Agnes Repplier Greetings TUSHKATEERS!!!!  How are you on this fine September day?  Peachy keen?  Right as rain?  Happier than a hot […]

5 Steps to Happiness

1.  First There Was the Thought: When it comes to emotional baggage, we consciously experience a ‘feeling’ before we understand its trigger. When a strong feeling surfaces; a feeling that can ‘sink you,’ or ‘squash your enthusiasm;’ when a feeling […]

9 Reasons to Grimace or Smile … either way, it’s all good?

Ever walk down the street or through the park, in deep thought, with a scowl on your face and a furrowed brow, and some stranger takes it upon himself to yell out to you, “It can’t be that bad.  How […]

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 Club: National Simplify Your Life Week

The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence. ~ Norman Vincent Peale Helloooooo Beloved TUSHKATEERS!!!  Happy end of July/ first week in August!  And speaking of August!!!! Segueing straight into the week […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Best Sweet n’ Creamy Oatmeal … ever

Like a mad scientist, I have immersed myself into experimentation mode, assembling my personal best cooking tools, which include but are not limited to my beloved slow-cooker, spectacularly beautiful measuring cups from Anthropologie (wait for a sale to purchase), a […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Power Up and Fuel Me Up Happy

Greetings !  I wanted to remind y’all just how important breakfast is and not just because research shows that those who eat breakfast lose more weight than those who do not. More importantly, those who skip breakfast often find themselves […]

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 […]

PLAY and LOSE: JigSaw PARROTS, ROOSTERS & BUST FORMS, OH MY!

Parrots, Roosters and Bust Forms, OH My!  This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Parrots, Roosters and Bust Forms, Oh My!” pulls from a variety of colorful places, times and styles. While clicking through, remember – jigsaw puzzles burn […]

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 […]

13 Good LUCK! It is Summer and YES, I GOTTA LOSE WEIGHT TIPS: HOW to CALM DOWN, GET REAL and SURVIVE WEARING A BATHING SUIT!

Anyone’s life truly lived consists of work, sunshine, exercise, soap, plenty of fresh air, and a happy contented spirit. ~ Lillie Langtry Good Day TUSHKATEERS!!! How are y’all doing?  I must say; I am super duper fine.  It’s summer and […]

New York City Mayor Bloomberg Bans Super-Large Sodas: Our Lady of Weight Loss Offers Water and Pious Prayers

New York City Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday plans to ban the sale of sodas and other sugary beverages larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and entertainment venues. Upon hearing the news, Our Lady of Weight Loss thought it a good […]

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 […]

Feed Your Soul (Tips 31-40) : When Love Knocks, Open the Door

As promised, here are the next ten ways (Tips 31-40) to Feed Your Soul that will ultimately help you to change your health, change your weight.  Only 160 more to go, before I complete my 200 tip commitment to you […]

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 […]

200 Tips Feed Your Soul, Change Your Weight: Week 3 –

Here we go, straight into Week 3 of the  FEED YOUR SOUL: Change Your Weight series (from May through September).  I was initially inspired and motivated to do this because I am leading a workshop at Hollyhock, an absolutely phenomenal […]

Kick in the Tush Club: The True Meaning of Life

“We are visitors on this planet.  We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very most.  During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives.  If you contribute to other people’s […]

Weight Loss Strategy: 5 Pounds Thinner NOW!

Do YOU want to look 5 pounds thinner, be more confident, and feel happier than you do right NOW? Say YES and then read on and follow Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s brilliant ‘be thin’ strategy! True or False:  Good […]

FEED YOUR SOUL, Change Your Weight: Pray with the Rocks, the Pebbles, the Sand

In anticipation and preparation for my next workshop, “Feed Your Soul: Change Your Weight,” I’ve committed to listing 10 Ways to Feed Your Soul each week from now until the workshop, which is scheduled to begin on September 16 – […]

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