Music is powerful. A true gift that keeps on giving. Music activates the same feel good center of your brain that food does! Here, 5 ways that music can positively affect you! 1. Listen to music: Lose weight. (Wow, that […]
Music is powerful. A true gift that keeps on giving. Music activates the same feel good center of your brain that food does! Here, 5 ways that music can positively affect you! 1. Listen to music: Lose weight. (Wow, that […]
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 […]
What stops you? What stops you from achieving, from manifesting that which you want? What stops you, gets in your way, weighs you down? Whatever name you put to “it,” “it” is fear: fear of failure, fear of success, fear […]
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 […]
Dig it, Tushkateers (members of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s KICK in the TUSH Club), Nine billion years ago – give or take a few years — after the universe began — enough large atoms existed to not only create […]
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 […]
Are you ready, Tushkateers (members of Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s Kick in the Tush Club), to tap tap tap into the secrets of the Universe? I came across an excerpt from The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the […]
I’ve been thinking about the color yellow. It started when I randomly tossed a throw pillow on “the” chair, as in the new chair –not just any chair. The yellow perked up the browns, was a great contrast to the […]
Is there anything you might lose as a result of achieving your goal, weight loss or otherwise (other than excess weight)? In other words, are there any reasons (good or otherwise) not to change? Is there something that you fear […]
Yesterday, we flew from Tucson to the east coast with a change of plane in Dallas, where it was snowing like mad and the temperature was a brisk 28 degrees. Crazy weather? Yes! As we made our way from the […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Spiritual Inertia Served Warm? Have you ever wondered how it is that after decades of time-saving inventions and new technologies that “free time” has almost disappeared from our culture? “Lost time is never found again.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Spiritual Inertia? […]
“When once you have tasted flight you will always walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward: for there you have been and there you will always be.” – Henry Van Dyke Happy Kick Tush Tuesday! Recently, I started referring […]
Definition of a victim: a person to whom life happens. ~ Peter McWilliams Are You a Food Victim??? I hesitate to use the word “victim,” because it is such a strong word. But I’ve just got to ask … are […]
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 […]
Last Saturday, I was kibitzing with a new friend of mine. Having the “getting-to-know-you” chat. Asking questions like, “How many kids do you have?” “When did you move to Tucson?” You know, the basics. As Peter and I made our […]
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 […]
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 […]
Today is National Cousins Day! In celebration, of Cousins Day, I am dedicating this post to my cousins, who are way more like sisters to me. I hope that they’ll get a giggle and a kick! I hope you, too, […]
Could it be that when we make known our dreams to the Universe in writing or in words, spoken out loud loudly, that the Universe hears us? Could it be that when we truly believe in our dreams the Universe […]
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. […]
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? 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 […]
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 […]
Recently, I was hanging out with a few friends who are considerably younger than I, who haven’t fully ingested the fact that life doesn’t always go according to plan. In fact, life rarely mirrors our imaginings, which does not mean […]
How will YOU Show UP Today? A weighty Anti-Gravity Coaching question, indeed! People want to know, “What’s your secret to success? How did you manage to permanently remove (a.k.a. lose) over 50 pounds of excess weight? What do you eat?” […]
Dearest Tushkateers, I find myself, today, sitting under gray. No floating clouds, no variations in hue, nor a hint of sunlight; 360 degrees of light gray. While I appreciate the color gray, in all its glory, and say to myself, […]
As a 50-pound big-time loser, I understand the importance of play and its role (not jelly roll) in Permanent Fat Removal. Being playful most definitely improves your health and your well-being. Being Playful: 1. provides a ‘time-out’ from stressful situations, […]
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 […]
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? […]
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 […]
While this city girl was driving the local southwest highways in her dual exhaust 2003 Durango, she tuned into NPR and listened in on an interview with Diane Rehm and the celebrated author George Saunders. They spoke about the convocation […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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! […]
On this St. Valentine’s Day, I gathered what I thought to be a most excellent grouping of quotes about love that were on the more practical than mushy side. After all, in true love there is disagreement, miscommunication, differences, kisses, […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you are feeling the hustle and bustle of the holiday season (or the hustle n’ bustle of life-in-general), then please do take a moment to find a comfortable place to sit, read through these nine thoughtful quotes that shed […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Since human life began, there has never been anyone like you, nor – going forward – will there ever be anyone else like you. It is a mystery that in spite of one’s special talents so many people stay stuck […]
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 […]
Remember the old days when folks thought chocolate caused acne, rotted your teeth and made you fat? Boy-oh-boy, were they misguided or what?! Scientists now tell us that dark chocolate (the kind that contains 70% cocoa solids) is good for […]
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 […]
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 […]
You are Getting Sleepy Report – A recent study conducted by the Harvard Women’s Health Watch reports that sleep difficulties visit 75% of us at least a few nights per week. A short-lived bout of insomnia is nothing to worry […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Our Lady of Weight Loss, she who shines a bright #light on us as we go “Into the Lite,” and I were discussing “light;” the light within specifically, as well as how to gain access to this light, especially when […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Earth Day Buddha,” celebrates Earth Day, an environmental movement that began in 1970. This movement was designed to bring awareness to the importance of taking care of our Earth. Earth Day led to […]
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 […]
“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, […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Dancing Parrots, Flying Roosters,” was inspired by my recent visit to the southwest. Please note: Clicking burns calories, keeps the hands and mind busy (thus, out of the kitchen), and it is […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
One of my favorite things to do when having dinner parties — especially a holiday party — is to wrap the silverware in quotes! People unwrap their forks n’ knives and read their quotes aloud, pass them around. People want […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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., […]
One strategy that is sure to help you wake up thinner on new year’s day is to eat an apple 15 minutes before your meals! According to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, you can reduce your calorie intake by […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Yes, today is my birthday, and I am celebrating and experiencing it ‘modern day style’ – via social media. My Facebook page is amass with birthday greetings, which I must say is a splendid way to start the day! I’ve […]
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 […]
This week’s Get Jiggy WEIGHT LOSS JigSaw Puzzle, “The Hummingbird Miracle,” is being transmitted from 35,000 feet high into the sky! (I am on my way home! Woo Hoo!!) And yes, today’s technology is nothing short of a miracle; as […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Susan Keats, Contributor for The Succulent Wife and Seize-the-Day Propagandist is “not dead yet,” and that’s a good thing. A good thing for her, her family, for me and for anyone else wants or needs a jolt of inspiration, motivation […]
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 […]
National Hugging Day, which has become an internationally recognized observation that embraces hugging (pardon the pun), is but three days away (Saturday, January 21). So, I thought it a good time to roll out and review The Rules of The […]
Happy Kick in the Tush Tuesday, Tushkateers! How goes it? Are you kickin’ high and happy? Like a Rockette? I am, ’cause it was supposed to rain all day today and the sun is surprising shining bright. Will it remain […]
Perhaps, the 2012 ‘end of the world’ predictions aren’t so far off! After all, Dealbook reported that Hostess Brands, founded in 1930, home of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos filed for bankruptcy. Does that mean that Twinkies will be […]
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 […]
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 […]
Happy Global Warming??? Tushkateers!!! I am racked with guilt, Tushkateers! HELP! Here we are – closing in on mid-January – and the temperatures are still (praise be) unseasonably warm, and intellectually I know that this can not be a good […]
Happy New Year!!! Want to lose weight? Burn calories? Move your mind away from food and the kitchen? Then you have come to the right place!!! Our Lady of Weight Loss’s KICK in the TUSH CLUB offers a weekly Get […]
Research shows that when we help another, we are at the same time helping ourselves. Studies also show that laughter is a key ingredient to permanent fat removal! Therefore, Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent […]
Smile Big! It’s the holidays! Whether you are happy that it’s the holiday season or not; whether you can’t wait for it to be over, or not … smile! Smile BIG and the whole world smiles with you! The benefits […]
As we find ourselves knee deep in holiday feasts of plenty, I thought it might be useful to know what foods bring forth the best feelings. Yes, foods change the chemical structure in your brain, and therefore have an impact […]
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 […]
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anais Nin Greetings Tushkateers! I hope this absolutely spectacular October morning finds you happy! October might be my favorite month. It’s no longer hot, nor is it cold. A simple […]
Are you ready to pump your self-love muscle? Get it in shape, so that you are on auto-self love pilot? Seriously! Imagine what would it feel like if you loved yourself every moment of the day! Not in a crazy […]
“Psychologists found that if you put a pencil between your teeth while reading something, you’ll think the material funnier. That’s because your brain’s interpretation is influenced by the smile on your face. If you sit up straight, instead of slouching, […]
Today’s Sunday Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by my new 6-week e-summer CURE entitled “The Summer of Miracle Whips (and NO! I’m not talking about mayonnaise),” that is sure to – renew your spirit end negative self-talk end emotional […]
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not […]
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 […]
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!
I happened while searching for happiness on the Internet (where else would you look for happiness or anything else for that matter), hoping to order me some and have it delivered in time for Christmas, I stumbled upon “The Secret Society of Happy People.”
Halloween is 6 days away! Our Lady of Weight Loss thought a calorie chart might come in handy. See what you are getting yourself.
“Happiness lies at the intersection between pleasure and meaning. Whether at work or at home, the goal is to engage in activities that are both personally significant and enjoyable.” …. What activities are you engaged in that are both significant and enjoyable? That lie at the intersection between pleasure and meaning? Are you pursuing your dreams, your desires?
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!
Yesterday, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its report on obesity in America. And guess what? We’re fatter than ever. On the one hand, it is shocking to find that to be the case. We’re trying so […]
There are two things that we do that make us miserable; that cause great suffering … optional suffering. The first is to judge; the second is to have expectations.
Day 1 of my workshop entitled “Our Lady of Weight Loss enLIGHTens” was fabulous! On the one hand, it feels like we just got here, on the other hand, it feels as if we’ve all known each other forever!!! We’ve had deep and meaningful discussions about weight loss, reinvention and transformation. We worked through a good many issues and at the end of the day, there were big smiles all around. The good vibes from the smiles filled the room. The smile in it of itself was transformational! It got me to thinking about the importance of smiling. Did you know that …
If you want to permanently lose weight, remove those pounds, experience freedom from food obsession, then read this! Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares the true secret of her 50 pounds victory!
In a nutshell, in order to have optimal mental health, we need to take care of our bodies. Do you know how to best take care of your body? Our Lady of Weight Loss offers a Kick in the Tush!
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by a great pot of coffee! I just love my morning jolt of joe, and this morning’s was particularly delightful!
Last night, Siobhan Magnus was voted off American Idol. One of the things I like most about Siobhan is her authenticity, her level of comfort with herself. As Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” And Sioban did just that! I’m hoping we will see more of her!
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!
This week’s Get Jiggy JIGSAW Sunday, Tropical Spring Toss, will keep your hands and minds busy, out of the cookie jar and take you on a journey, straight into spring!
When we are energized, feeling good, hydrated, smiling and breathing in the poetry of life, we are less likely to gravitate towards food as a form of self-medication and more likely to open up to living la vida feliz … The Happy Life!
If Sue Sylvester, the fictional character played by actress Jane Lynch in the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee, can “Vogue,” why not you? Watch the video, Vogue with Sue Sylvester and burn calories!
Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, invites you to imagine what it must be like to lose 350 pounds and for the very first time be able to drive a car, use a normal sized seatbelt, wear a pair of jeans. Read Ruby’s story here. An in depth and moving interview from Beliefnet’s editor Holly Leibowitz Rossi.
The ‘Sandra Bullock pregnancy’ rumors have taken off like wildfire, the Internet ablaze. Reports are admittedly coming from unreliable sources …
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.
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!
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?
For those of us who are hooked on watching the Academy Awards, because we love movies, the glitz of Hollywood, or just because it is a time-honored tradition, here follow some of ‘award-wininng’ quotes from last night’s Oscars.
Happiness is a new supermarket overflowing with fresh fruit and vegetables! Join Dysfunctional Chef, Janice Taylor, as she whips up a Strawberry and Arugula Salad to die for. Simply delish!
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.
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?
Today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday. In celebration, your weight loss coach, Janice Taylor, serves up platters full of her favorite Dr. Seuss quotes that you might like to post, green recipes that feed the soul, minus the mold and videos that will get you through, so without further ado … read on!
Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, has a few “outside the donut box” weight loss tips that will blow your mind and melt the fat cells that include turning your bathroom into a meditation center, art gallery and no food zone! Tune in, melt fat!
Janice Taylor, weight loss coach, comments and questions Kelly Osbourne’s weight loss journey.
Want the skinny on how to rev up your engines, get energized, do cartwheels while smiling? Then, read on, because Janice Taylor has some amazingly simple tips to share with you!
If your girth is increasing while your happiness is decreasing; if you feel like you are about to explode and/or implode, then read this! Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares vital information that will blow the fat cells out of your mind.
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!
Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares information about the ‘green tea diet,’ sure to help you lose weight – fast!
Get your downloadable St. Valentine’s hearts, jigsaw puzzles, to die for recipes and more here, NOW! Hurry! Janice Taylor makes weight loss fun!
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.
Here, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares her Winter Wonderland, New York City February 2010 Snow Storm photos. Janice ventured out on the snowiest day of the year to snap, crackle and pop her weigh down! Get it! Get in your daily walk, no matter! Stimulate your brain, get the endorphins pumping, move your body!
Here, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares eight simple things that you can add to your daily routine that will burn an extra 100 calories. Think about it. If you do one of these things each day, rotating them if you like, at the end of one year you will have burned off 10 pounds.
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.
Listen UP and Lighten UP! Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss scoured the universe and have found a sister site, a place where you can go for the latest in news that helps you lose! Skinny Scoopers! You can thank them later! After you read on and lighten up!
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!
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!
Guilt can overwhelm us and block the rest of our emotions. In other words, you can become so consumed with feeling guilty that you are unable to fully feel joyful or fully feel dreadful! Are you ready to let go and MOVE ON?
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!!!
Are you thighs too small? A study conducted by the British Medical Journey of approximately 3,000 men and women between the ages of 35 to 65 with a thigh circumference of less than 23.6 inches “greatly increased” their risk of developing heart disease and dying prematurely!
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™®!
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!
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!
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!!!
Did you know that you can lose up to 18 pounds in one year, just by changing your plate size? Smaller bowls equal smaller numbers of the Scales of Injustice. More diet tips from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal. Your gain is her pain!
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!
n honor of 2010, Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, Artist and author, pulled together 10 of your favorite Our Lady of Weight Loss blog spots from 2009! They range from covering something – anything – in chocolate!!! to spiritual weight loss tips from Suzie Winfrey??? Hmmm … an interesting top 10 list that is sure to get you moving in the best ever direction for 2010!
Want to live a life you love? Here, Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach shares her 21 Simple Steps to Living a Life You Love!
Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, editor of the Kick in the Tush Club has created e-Postcards from the Diet Edge. Sure to inspire, motivate and bring a smile to your face! And guess what, Tushkateers? There’s no charge! Just send, smile and watch the fat melt!!!
The SUN is square Saturn! What does this mean? As far as this novice can tell, it means that this is the last astrological “decision point” of the year.
It is time, YES – right now – heck you’ve got time to read this, so you must have a moment to do some internal gazing … to take a deep look into the world of your spirit, first; then your spirit … and then answer these questions!
Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, Coach, Motivational Speaker and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal send their heartfelt love and wish you a very happy Christmas.
Ready to celebrate Festivus with the rest of us? Get your Pepperidge Farm cake and M&M’s and challenge the head of household to a wrestling match.
Here, Queen Jaw Jaw and Our Lady of Weight Loss chew the fat and with great style and verve share the ins and outs of being a Gabologist, a recession proof job!
In honor of National Covered in Anything Chocolate Day, I’ve gathered 25 fabulously rich and tasty chocolate quotes! You can now cover yourself in these fun thoughts, phrases, words and thoroughly enjoy one 1-oz. piece of dark chocolate, if you like, at 170 calories per ounce!
Are you spending Christmas alone? New Year’s Eve without a date? Kwanzaa with no one to celebrate? Lighting Chanukah candles solo? Take heart. You’re not the only one! Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, Coach and author to the rescue!
This Sunday JigSaw “Weight Loss” Art by Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, is inspired by the Sun. May the Sun shine on you. May the perfect happiness of heaven be yours.
Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist and Coach, shares with you a Christmas Song that is guaranteed to get you smiling and shakin’ your booty big time!
Laugh it up while you slim down! Want to play “The Traffic Light Game” with Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist & Coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal? Quick weight loss guaranteed?
A Winter Tip from Our Lady of Weight Loss: Too little sun light can activate cravings for fatty, high-calorie foods like cakes, cookies and chips. Lack of sunlight reduces the brain’s production of serotonin, the mood-boosting brain chemical that not only helps us to feel happy but also suppresses food cravings and bingeing!
Janice Taylor, 50 pound big-time-loser, Weight Loss Artist, Author & Coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, team up here and dish out “21 Tips: Thanksgiving Survival Guide.” A must read for any and all who are or who are not celebrating Thanksgiving. Either way – you’re gonna’ have to survive the day!
Did you hear? There’s an Eggo Waffle shortage and Oprah is saying good-bye to daytime talk TV! Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist and High Priestess of Permanent Weight Loss blames both ‘catastrophic’ happenings on the New Moon.
Janice Taylor, Weight Loss artist, author and coach, knows from experience (as I’m sure we all do) that when we start the day on a ‘crappy’ note, it makes it that much more difficult to muster up enough energy to make the best choices, food or otherwise! Here, she shares her secret on “How to Be a Happy Idiot.”
Kelly is dancing those pounds away for sure! She recently told E! News that she’s avoiding the scales of injustice. “If I start weighing myself I will start being like, ‘Maybe I shouldn’t eat so I could lose some more,’ I would go to that end. I would get obsessed with that fact that I was losing it and I would keep at it.”
Were you born under a lucky star? Is luck a random event? A force that brings good fortune or adversity? Or, is luck is the product of our own mental focus and attitudes? Here, Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor, present 13 Ways to Activate LUCK!
WARNING: The Holiday Dieter’s SHE-DEVIL is on the prowl! She revealed herself to Janice Taylor and Our Lady of Weight Loss yesterday, while they were, together, placing their ‘baked goods’ Thanksgiving order at the best bakery in all of NYC! What did they do? How did they combat the Dieter’s SHE DEVIL? Tune in and find out!
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