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

Is your Mouth of Chi blocked, cluttered or just plain messy?  The Mouth of Chi* is a term used in Feng Shui*.   It references your front door, the primary point of entry into your home (or office or cubicle), whether […]


9 Steps : How to Move from Fear to Love

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 […]


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

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


Listen and Lose !!! Sometimes it’s just that simple …

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 […]

Motivational Musing: Yes? Yes! Yes?

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

KICK in the TUSH TUESDAY: Fly High, Break Free, Be Happy

“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 […]

#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 […]

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

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!  […]

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 […]

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 […]

#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 […]

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 […]

#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 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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 26 Tips to Better Sleep

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 […]

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 […]

13 Tips: End Childhood Obesity, One Household at a Time

Healthy living, for adults or children alike, isn’t just about the foods that we eat.  It’s about being positive, nurturing relationships, and much more. Here, Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Expert and Our Lady of Weight Loss, […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

Jigsaw Puzzled? The Empress, Abundance Sensuality Creativity

How to utilize this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, inspired by The Empress, to manifest abundance, sensuality, creativity as well as inner and outer beauty! 1.  As you click through The Empress, become aware of your body, as […]

#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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Puzzled? One Word Meditation

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

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 […]

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., […]

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 […]

Play: Weight Loss Puzzle – What Color Increases Appetite

Orange is a healing color, a power color, a lucky color and … … my sources tell me that it increases the desire to eat, and  … … it also stimulates curiosity, enthusiasm and creativity. If change of any kind […]

Interview w. Award Winning Writer, Racelle Rosett: Dying, Living and Surviving Breast Cancer

Racelle Rosett, winner of the WGA award for thirtysomething, recipient of both the Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Prize for Jewish short fiction and the Lilith Fiction Prize, author of the critically acclaimed book “Moving Waters,” breast cancer survivor and blogger shares […]

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 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 […]

13 Fresh Start Diet Tips: End Cravings, End Hunger

Our Lady of Weight Loss has been ‘after’ me, nagging at me, telling me to put together a mega-list of diet/weight loss tips for y’all. (I’m telling you … she is quite the boss.) Thing is, I wanted to put […]

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 Julia Child Quotes: Celebrating 100 Years of Joyful Living

Yesterday, was the 100th anniversary of Julia Child’s birth.  American chef, author, and television personality, she is most remembered for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her first cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” as well as […]

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 […]

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 10 – Pull Out the Mental Weeds

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


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 […]

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

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

8 Tips: How to Manifest Your Summer Weight Loss Dreams

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

Kick in the Tush Club: 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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]

PLAY: Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle and Lose – Jon Hamm, Mad Men Go Bowling

  Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s cousin, the patron saint of strikes and spares, wants you to know that BOWLING BURNS calories and it is big fun.  In fact, so much fun and fabulous, Jon Hamm and his Mad Men […]

11 Quotes: God Is the Perfect Poet … in your pocket

In celebration of Poem In Your Pocket Day (Thursday, April 26), I have pulled together quotes about poetry that are sure to inspire a poem – or – at the very least, give a poetic feel to your day. And […]

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

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

PLAY: Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle and Lose! THIN a La MODE #Pocket Poem

  It is always a good idea to wear your ice cream on your head, rather than your hips!   ~ Janice Taylor   This week’s Get Jiggy WEIGHT LOSS JigSAW Puzzle, entitled Thin a La Mode is inspired by Poem […]

Video: Cat-Nap for Happiness

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

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

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

Breaking the Sugar Habit: Gandhi’s Story

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

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

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

Play: JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle and Lose It. The Hummingbird Miracle

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 […]

The Elder Care Blues: Where the Birds Scream

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

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

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

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 […]

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

Today is a rather auspicious day.  It is, according to my sources at, 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 […]

PLAY: Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – Lose It … Biscuit and Rabbit Thoughts

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled Biscuits & Rabbit Thoughts was inspired by the brilliant quote (above) by Nietzsche, which I know to be true because […]

8 Simple Tips: Short Circuit Hunger-Causing Hormones

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

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: She-Wolfs, Goat Sacrifices … What We Do for Love

Greetings Tushkateers … and a very Happy Valentine’s Day to YOU! As I am sure you are well aware, today is Valentine’s Day.  How exciting for both Our Lady of Weight Loss and me to celebrate the day with you! […]

10 Timeless Healthy Living Quotes: From Buddha (500 BC) to Persius (50 AD)

I stumbled upon a gaggle of  “Healthy Living Quotes” that I found interesting.  Not just because they were profound or struck a personal cord, but rather because the majority of them were said hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of years […]

The State of the Union: 5 Best Money Rituals … Guaranteed

President Obama delivered a fine State of the Union address last night, but OMG!!! … he forgot the MONEY RITUALS!!! Therefore, Our Lady of Weight Loss and I thought we’d share our 5 best money rituals with you!  They are […]

Cancer Survivor: Susan Keats is NOT Dead Yet! And … that’s a good thing.

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: 10 Simple Steps to Good Luck and Abundance

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

National Hugging Day: 11 Tips – Full Frontal Hugging

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Club: Standard Poodles, Paula Deen’s Disabetes, and the Inner Chubby Child speaks

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 […]

Friday the 13 Ways to Improve Your Luck

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

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – Happy Global Warming???

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 […]

JigSaw Puzzle: Clue – Birds of a Feather Lose Weight Together

Greetings!  There was a computer glitch in the air yesterday, so I wasn’t able to post Our Lady of Weight Loss’s weekly Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle that y’all love so much! A day late, but seriously – just […]

YOU 2012: Ignite the Flames of Desire

Whether you are into setting resolutions or not, there is a certain wave of energy that comes with the New Year.  It is a powerful energy that presents itself to you for its unmasking. And in this unmasking, you will […]

JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle: THE FOOL – Try a Leap of Faith instead of a Slice of Cake

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 […]

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

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

Happiness Therapy: Smile … It’s the Holidays.

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 […]

Top 3 Holiday Videos: Doggy Christmas, Hallelujah Flash Mob, Jewish Rock of Ages

Holy Macaroni!  Christmas is only 3 days away; we’re smack in the middle of Chanukah and Kwanzaa is right around the corner,too!  You know what that means don’t you?  It’s time to roll out and cue up the best holiday […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: New Resolutions – Be YOU, Everyone else is already taken!

  It’s KICK in the TUSH TUESDAY!!!  Every Tuesday, Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Artist, author of the Our Lady of Weight Loss books, and creator of the Kick in the Tush Club, shares a portion of […]

Happy Holiday Tips: Foods that Transmit Happiness

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 […]

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 […]

Beat the Stress: Do THIS Not THAT

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

Happy Living Tip: How to Increase Happiness

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

Balanced Life: How to Hear, See and Witness

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

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

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

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: “I’m Fat, I’m Miserable” advice that …

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 […]

Smile Therapy – The Pen in the Mouth Trick

“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, […]

Video – 2 Diet Tips from the Queen of Cake on her 95 Birthday

  Yesterday, we celebrated my mother, Harriet Taylor’s, 95th birthday.   She was kind enough to share her Top 2 Secret Diet Tips with us!  Please join with me in wishing Harriet a Happy Birthday (and many more)! Some of you […]

Summer Staycation: The Summer of Appreciating Where You Live!

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

Unexpected, No-Strings Attached Love

Most everyone appreciates a compliment, a word of encouragement, and a bit of recognition. I know, I do! Someone said something nice to me today and it made all the difference. (Thank you kind stranger!)  Positive and encouraging comments build […]

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 […]

Moon ALERT! Full Moon, Wolf Moon, Hunger Moon and Moon Pie

Before I head off into the land of no Internet (could you believe it??? on my way to lead a workshop at Rowe Camp), I wanted to make sure that y’all knew that the most amazing FULL MOON, HUNGER MOON, WOLF MOON is set to rise at sunset on Saturday, March 19. It is the BIGGEST MOON in almost two decades (that’s 20 years!).

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