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Take a Bach Break. Lose Weight… Sometimes it’s just that simple!

Here, 4 simple ways to give your genius a boost, which ultimately keeps your mind and/or body busy and out of the kitchen.  It’s a win/win/win.  Your genius gets a boost, you are occupied (and thus out of the kitchen) […]

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Self-Care : Selfish? Self-Indulgent? Necessary?

People tell me that there’s just no time to take care of their self. People say that there’s no time to do the things that they need to do to be fully happy and healthy. They tell me that they […]

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

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

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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 […]

10 Simple Steps: How to Survive a Tough Day

I was working with a client this morning who happened to be having a particularly tough day.  She was suffering. As we did our best to unpack, look at and ultimately work through her suffering; she let it go, which […]

End the Madness: Create a Better _____ ?

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

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. […]

Motivational Monday: The Psychology of Body 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 […]

Click Yourself Thinnish: Dogs Listen, do you?

This week’s Get Jiggy Sunday JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle entitled “Dogs Listen” was inspired by the most adorable gaggle of dogs that jumped into the water fountain at St. Phillips Square in Tucson today, who clearly were not listening!  Bravo […]

Jean Nidetch, founder Weight Watchers, Dies at 91

At the age of 91, Jean Nidetch, the founder of Weight Watchers, died today (Wednesday, April 29). Reportedly a compulsive eater, overeater, closet eater, yo-yo dieter, who was addicted to cookies, Jean struggled with her weight until one fateful day […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Showing Up Matters!

How will YOU Show UP Today?  How will YOU Create Your Today?  Weight questions, indeed! While food is obviously an integral part of permanent weight removal (a.k.a. weight loss, slimming down), the secret to your success is heavily linked to […]

Puzzled? How to Wear a Tomato

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by the tomato! I’ve been on a serious tomato kick. Actually a tomato, artichoke, and avocado kick. I’ve been chopping, mixing, blending them together first thing in the morning. Yes, […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Sunrise – Wake Up Already!!!

Greetings One n’ All (Tuskateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, fans, and those who serendipitously landed on this page), I am by nature a morning person, an early bird, and for this I am most grateful, as I […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: 4 Simple Steps to a Less Problematic Life

Just for a moment, imagine what your life might look like, sound like, feel like…even taste like…if your biggest challenge(s) no longer existed. They are not a part of your psyche, nor a part of your every day life. That’s […]

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 […]

To Sum You Up 420 : 70% beautiful, 75% naughty, 80% sweet, 95% sweet, 100 % lovely

Today is 420 a.k.a. National Weed Day, Marijuana Appreciation Day, National Smoke Day and Stoner’s Day. The origins of 420 are a bit cloudy, covered in smoke, hazy if you will. “You are 70% beautiful, 75% naughty, 80% sweet, 95% […]

#OneWord : 8 Quotes Guaranteed to Bring a Tear to the Eye!

Just the other night, a few friends were hanging out over “here” (as in my house).  One word led to the next, as words do, and for the life of me I can’t remember how the conversation turned to tears, […]

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

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

Puzzled? For Tax Week Relief: In Our Lady We Trust

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “In Our Lady We Trust,” is inspired by Tax Day, April 15, a time for many about money! As you click through this week’s puzzle, “In Our Lady We Trust,” think riches, […]

#OneWord – #Fear : How to Scare the Pants Off Yourself !?!

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 […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: Enough Already???

What will you do when you are rich enough, thin enough, smart enough, when you have enough? Seriously, if you are not seeking more, striving, pushing, accumulating, what will you do? I’m guessing, given the culture in which we leave, […]

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 […]

#OneWord: #Stardust and the Meaning of Life

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 […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish? What? Huh? Say WHAT?

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

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How to Tap Into the Secrets of the Universe

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 […]

#OneWord : What Shade of #Yellow Are You?

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 […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: Imagine Emptiness ?

What happens when you imagine emptiness; when you imagine that you have pitched, tossed, given your possessions permission to fly away until there is nothing left but elegant and luxurious emptiness?  What happens when you imagine your home spectacularly bare? […]

Puzzled? No Need to Shoot!

Reached your wit’s end, have you?  Well, there’s no need to shoot.  What to do?  Get a grip and move on! Sometimes it’s just that simple! As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “No Need […]

#OneWord: #Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.

Something is in the air! Something that makes me feel like smiling, singing, flying! What could it be? Spring? For real?   Yes, says your calendar. Here, from the Our Lady of Weight Loss Spring Happy Vault, 11 spring inspired quotes […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: How Willing are You?

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

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: I Want, You Want…Want Power?

Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, asked y’all “What do you want? What do you really, really want?” While that sounds like a simple question, it’s not an easy one to answer. People tend […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: To Quit or NOT to Quit

You might wonder what Patti Smith’s memoir, “Just Kids,” the story of her life with artist Robert Maplethorpe has to do with weight loss. Read on for the answer! One Indian summer day we dressed in our favorite things, me […]

Click Yourself Thin: How to IDENTIFY and REMOVE Obstables

What STOPS you from achieving that which you most definitely want to achieve?  What OBSTACLES are on, in and around your path? As you click through this week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSAW Puzzle: 1.  Think 2. Identify 3. Come […]

Simple Weight Loss: 10 Ways to Curb, Conquer and Control Nighttime Eating

In their infinite wisdom, Beliefnet.com has published a spectacular gallery piece (if I say so myself) that features 10 Ways to Curb, Conquer and Control Nighttime Eating, which is a weighty topic, for sure!  Many people say that they stay […]

Click Yourself THINNISH: How to Melt Fat Fast !!!

This week’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle is inspired by the oh-so-mighty weight loss tool, the BathTub where Our Lady of Melt Fat Fast also known as Our Lady of Fast Melting Fat (which do you prefer?) (Cousin to […]

Miracle Cure: The Freeze Your Ass Off Diet

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 […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: “How specifically?”

I often hear myself asking my clients, “How (what, where) specifically?” As in, “What specifically do you mean?” “How specifically are you going to achieve that goal? “Where specifically are you going to walk those 3 miles daily? “How specifically […]

#OneWord Thursday: Ready Set #Focus

Whatever your goal may be, weight loss or otherwise, in order to manifest it, you’re going to need to get focused and stay focused on it. Got it? Here, today from Our Lady of Weight Loss, she who does her […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: What’s important to you?

What’s important to you? What do you value? What do you care about? People have “things” (both material and immaterial) that are important to them in each and every area of their lives. In their relationships, in their work, in […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: What Is Letting Go? AND … how tight is your grip?

What is Letting Go?  Letting go is about taking action that results in significant change in your life and/or in the lives of others. It’s about letting go of the status quo. It’s about releasing your “self” in the form […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: How will losing weight affect…all things NOT you?

What effect will losing weight have on the wider systems in your life?  Wider systems include but are not limited to family, friends, work, neighborhood. No man is an island, Entire of itself … John Donne It is true, no-(wo)man […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: End Temptation Now!

The amount of temptation outside the home is enormous. First there’s the office, and the lure of the overflowing bowls of candy in the mailroom, the enticing chocolate chip cookies that your cubicle mate is munching on (rather loudly, I […]

#OneWord Thursday: 9 Quotes – #Progress Equals Happiness

Are you making progress? It has been said that those who experience that they are making progress are happier. Any type of progress will do! So…are you? Making progress? Here, 9 Quotes about Progress, from the Queen of Progress, that […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: What would losing weight give you…

What would losing weight give you that you wouldn’t otherwise have? What will losing weight do for you? People say, “My resolution is to lose weight.” To which, I reply? “What will achieving that goal give you and/or do for […]

Coach Yourself Thin: What STOPS YOU???

What stops you?  When you hear yourself saying, “I can’t,” stop talking and tune in. In all likelihood, there is a limiting belief lurking in the “fatty” recesses of your mind. Someone like you: “I can’t lose weight.” Ask yourself: […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Excuses, Excuses?

Good Day Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and those who have serendipitously and spontaneously arrived here, on this page…Divine intervention at its best!  (I digress, wander and deviate from the point once again!)  We are here today […]

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How FAT is YOUR Prefrontal Cortex?

We learn through repetition, which is why I am once again telling you to rid thyself and your home of those red-light, trigger foods. Here follows the nitty gritty of it all; the vital “How It Works” information for you […]

#OneWord Thursday: New Year, New #YOU!!!

Both Our Lady of Weight Lossand I are very much in “New Year, New You” (or in my case New Me) mode, which is why I gathered together these eight (8) “You” quotes. Read through, open your mind to the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 2015-Drowning in Drama?

Tushkateers, 2015 is but hours away. The New Year is upon us! And I am wondering if you are beginning to look back on 2014, with kindness of course, and deciding what you’d like to work on, change, and/or manifest. […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Chick Pea Curry

Hello All!  The Goddess of Cooking Healthy and Warm Dishes (cousin to Our Lady of Weight Loss) smacked me upside my head and said, “Hey, get thy slow cooker out of the closet and get busy. Winter is the perfect […]

Chewing the Fat: What’s Your Worst Thing Ever?

Dear OLofWL (a.k.a. Janice), Yesterday was truly an awful day, and I realized that if I want to permanently lose weight, then I must follow the Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s “bite it/write it” rule. In other words, “If I […]

Click Yourself Thin: Happy and Delicious Weight Loss

Click Yourself Thin this holiday season with  Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Happy and Delicious Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzles!  She created a zillion of them (slight exaggeration) for you to click through, so that you can keep your hands and […]

#OneWord Thursday: An Invitation to Lower Your #Expectations

Holidays are essentially just like any other day. They are filled with their ups, downs, glitches and unexpected happenings.  Whatever your expectations, I invite you to lower them now!!! Here, 10 Lower Your EXPECTATIONS Quotes! #LowerYourExpectations “When you stop expecting […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Out of Control? You are not alone…

Happy #KickTushTuesday, #Tushkateers! During this holiday season, people are reaching out to me, reporting in and letting me know that they feel “Out of Control!”  Seriously OOC (a new diagnosis for the DSM5?) due to the food, stress and happiness […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How Did She Lose 60 Pounds…one word answer?

One of my star clients, who just happened to have permanently removed over 60 pounds of excess weight, told me that one of the most important components to her success was—in one word—diligence! That’s right folks. She did not talk […]

#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 […]

Puzzled? Monday, Monday?

Monday, Monday?   Our Lady of Weight Loss wants to know.  Is today The Monday that you’ve been talking about?  You know, the Monday, the Date that you were going to Catch Up On All Matters that Warranted Action?  The Monday […]

15 Halloween Quotes: Lick Something Sweet, Laugh Like a Witch, Zuk Blood

Whether you “vant to zuk blood,” or laugh like a witch, or even lick something sweet, here are 15 Halloween Quotes that will put you in the mood! Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue […]

Double Feature: Sweet Surrender Guide to Halloween and No Sugar Halloween Treats

Two for the price of one!  Your Sweet Surrender Guide to Halloween and some ideas for No Sugar Halloween Treats! Tushkateer Judy R. sent me a few photos of the Trick or Treat bag that she created along with the […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Halloween, Primary Point of Entry to the Holiday Season?

As Halloween (which is—by the way—but a few days away) signifies for the majority of us the beginning of the holiday season, I thought it appropriate to talk about the mouth. Yes, the mouth! Your mouth, my mouth, the mouth […]

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.” […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Turnips, Weight Loss Handicaps and Gym Bunnies?

Our Lady of Weight Loss is well aware that some of us have bigger challenges to overcome than others, so she had me design a formula for computing our weight loss handicaps, enabling us to compete with those with high […]

Puzzled? She Pulled a Rabbit Out of Her Hat?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “She Pulled a Rabbit Out of Her Hat,” is inspired by YOU; she who on a daily basis pulls a rabbit out of her hat! She who does the unexpected. As you […]

Eat This: Be Happy – Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Nachos

If you want to whip up something to impress your overnight guests (or, if you want to whip up something to impress yourself), try this marvelously delish dish!  Guaranteed to keep you sated and smiling for hours to come! Huevos […]

#OneWord Thursday: 12 Ways to Fuel #Abundance

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

A Quick Fix!

Sometime last winter, my strategically placed Feng Shui water fountain went on the fritz. It was in need of a quick fix! Instead of the sound and motion of gurgling water activating positive chi energy, bringing in prosperity and good […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Autumnal Hypnagogia – How to touch the sun, reach for the stars, open your heart, follow your dreams!

Today, on this very special autumnal Kick Tush Tuesday, I’d like to share a story with you!  Not the usual blog post that you might expect from me.  I’m trying something new (shaking it up!).  I hope you like it.  […]

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 #Synchronistic Happenings, Meaningful Coincidences, Cubic Centimeters of Chance

Lately, I’ve noticed a few happenings in my life that seemed to neatly fall into the category of “synchronistic.” For instance, an art studio that I first imagined (as in visualized and noted in my journal) five years ago mysteriously […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Under Attack?

Are you under attack? Every so often, someone says something to me about my newly found thinness that is upsetting and sends me reeling. Yes, it’s been nearly thirteen–lucky 13–years since I permanently removed over 50 pounds, but it still […]

Puzzled? 3 Eggs Splatter…

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “3 Eggs Splattered?” is both a jigsaw puzzle and a riddle (of sorts)! You’ve decided to make scrambled eggs for breakfast. You take three eggs from the refrigerator. As you are oh […]

Best Weight Loss Strategy: Stop it! Slow it! Add it???

Want to play a game that will blow the fat cells out of your mind and more!  It’s called the Traffic Light Game and here’s how you play! FYI … 

It was taught to me by one of my star […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Spiritual Inertia Served Warm?

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? […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.

While in a poetic state of mind, I wondered if poetry were a reduction sauce might its flavor be an intensified form of “seeing;” a way of acutely observing the physical landscapes, both personal and geographic, of our lives. Might […]

How to Turn Extreme Happiness Into Misery In Under One Minute

“When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad.”  ~Lao Tzu I don’t know about you (although I could make a guess), but I have super powers […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: The End of Summer Blues — 24 Ways to Refresh, Renew, Revitalize

It’s not that I want to rush the summer away, or prematurely much less hastily move us into the coolness of autumn, or the coldness of winter, but I am concerned that the shorter the days and the longer the […]

Puzzled? Suck On a Lemon!

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, Lemon Cravings, is not only a puzzle that can help you to click the weight away; it’s also a weight loss tasty tidbit! Click through “Lemon Cravings.”  Watch the words create a […]

Quirky Wisdom: Stressed? Irritable? Cranky?

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 is essential to have an arsenal of coping […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: #1 KILLER of Grand Plans, Great Schemes and Groovy Dreams!!!

Morning Tushkateers,  How is your September shaping up? Mine is kind of groovy.  After decades of living in New York City, a lifetime of wearing our New Yorker identity with pride, we (my man and me) are officially tourists!  We […]

Puzzled? Who are the Semi-Unconscious Twins?

As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Semi-Unconscious Twins,” tune into your conscious mind, the one that is awake and aware and telling you (maybe screaming at you?) that now is the time for you […]

Puzzled? How Heavy Is Your Mental Junk?

The week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “How heavy is your mental junk?” points a weighty finger at our negative thoughts, bad news, and the “He said, She said” gossip that clutters your minds, a.k.a. A.k.a. mental junk!  In […]

Eat This – Totally Satisfying: Caramelized Onion Tart

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

#OneWord Thursday: How to Illuminate this #NOW!

Being human, inhabiting the moment; is no easy task. Our minds spin tales of the past, look toward the future, while today hollers, howls, tries so hard to get our attention. In a flash today becomes yesterday, precious moments missed. […]

Chewing the Fat: Quick Fixes? For or Against?

It’s time to Chew the Fat with Our Lady of Weight Loss!  Up for discussion?  Quick fixes.  For or against? Read On and Weigh In! Dear OLofWL ~ I ‘googled’ QUICK WEIGHT LOSS and HOW TO LOSE 20 POUNDS FAST […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: An Experiment–Let’s Get Miserable!

“When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad.” ~Lao Tzu How we make ourselves MISERABLE!!! There are two things that we do that make us miserable; […]

Eat This: Lose Weight — Back-On-the Bandwagon Baked Beans

Just in case you fall off the weight loss bandwagon, and I’m not saying you will, but just in case, here’s a recipe that has magical powers.  It will get you back on the bandwagon.  It’s delicious, easy to make, […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Loss – Letting Go Is the Lesson

I’ve often wondered how the words “weight loss” resonate with our psyche. The mere mention of either word often brings forth a myriad of uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. Imagine the two strung together. Over the years, as a Weight Loss […]

What Happens If You Don’t Have Loving Parents?

If you don’t have loving parents, then you had better learn to be a loving parent to yourself. ~ Anonymous Life is about love. Plain n’ simple! Love is the foundation of self-esteem. It is love that heals. Loving yourself […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Are You a Food Victim?

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 […]

#Puzzled? No Need to Shoot!

As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “No Need to Shoot,” remember:  No matter what dietary transgression may have taken place, no matter what the scales of injustice are registering, there’s no need to shot.  […]

Prickly Prayer: Dear Our Lady of the Hair Trigger?

This morning,  while thumbing through a copy of Our Lady of Weight Loss:  Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal, I came across a Prickly Prayer that hit the trigger spot, so to speak.   It […]

#OneWord Thursday: 9 Quotes – Fear Builds Walls Instead of #Bridges

Continuing with yesterday’s thoughts on Creative Bridge Building, manifesting a better life, journeying toward our dreams, here are 9 quotes that can further inspire. 9 Quotes: Fear Builds Walls Instead of #Bridges Fear builds walls instead of bridges. I want […]

Creative Bridge Building: 2 Steps from Dreams to Reality

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” ~ Joseph F. Newton When people ask me what I “do,” I tell them that I build bridges. “Not like The Queensboro Bridge or the Golden Gate Bridge,” I say, […]

#KickTush: 5 Happy Steps – Smile and The Scales Of Injustice Will Smile with You?

Recently, a client confessed that the number on the scales of injustice determines her mood for the day.  She is not alone, is she?  For those who have way too much invested in “that” number, here are some tips on […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Sweet Potato Salad

Last night, we went to a small gathering; a dinner party. Big fun! Aside from the 5 yum food, the great conversation, giggles, chortles and belly laughs, we climbed up onto the roof and looked down on Tucson. What a […]

12 Quotes: #Depression Robin Williams…Secret Sorrows

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

Chewing the Fat: Miss Chocolate Chiffon Calling Your Name?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I was sitting at my desk, feeling just fine, minding my own business, thinking about work, all the things that I needed to do, and then out of nowhere. I swear, out of […]

Depression: 11 Ways to Reignite Your Joie de Vivre

After yesterday’s shockingly sad news about the death of Robin Williams, his alleged suicide, and the knowledge that he was battling severe depression, each and every person I spoke to brought the topic “depression” to the table.   Those conversations informed […]

#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 […]

What’s Normal? Are You Comfortable In Your Own Skin?

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 […]

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 […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 Quotes to Fearlessly Move Into the #Unknown

Fear of the #unknown may find you frozen: Frozen in your tracks, terrified of the uncertainty of what is to come. So fearful that you remain where you are, a place that feels, in some way, shape or form lacking. […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Just How Negative Are You?

Have you ever heard the expression “You are what you eat?” Yes? Well, Our Lady of Weight Loss has a different spin on things. She says, “You are what you say.” Our Lady of Weight Loss wisely points out that […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Are Alien Forces Force Feeding You?

“Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for […]

#OneWord Thursday: Do you have the courage to #Dream?

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 […]

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Do You Suffer from Confirmatory Bias Disorder?

Have you heard of the term “Confirmatory Bias?” It is a psychological term that references a certain type of selective thinking. Most of our opinions and our beliefs – particularly about ourselves – are formed when we are young. We […]

Puzzled? Coffee First, Bastille Day to Follow!

Coffee First, Tushkateers!  Bottoms Up!  We’re about to kick start and kick tush, get in gear, get jiggy and celebrate Bastille Day!  That’s right…today is La Fête Nationale. On July 14, 1789, citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille, a fortress […]

#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 […]

The Iceberg Metaphor: How Deep Does Your Fat Go?

The Iceberg Metaphor is a model that is used by behavioral scientists, therapist and hypno-therapists alike.  It explains how our ‘way of being and doing’ is driven by our thinking and feeling states, as well as our unconscious mind. Consider this:  […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 Quotes – Going #Home. Can you? Really?

What does “home” mean to you? Is it a place or a feeling? It is a place of is it the people in the place? Or is it the people with whom you live, the friends that you have the […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 5 Questions to Your Authentic Voice

Hey there, Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and anyone else who happens to land on this page (hoping it was a smooth landing),   A few weeks back, I was deep in declutter mode, tossing as much as […]

#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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: A Devilishly Daunting Tomorrow?

People often tell me that they are trying to control their eating. Control their inclinations, their impulses, their evil ways; their thoughts, their emotions, their actions. They are trying to exercise restraint or direction over; to dominate, to command, 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 […]

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: How Dysfunctional Are You?

Do you think that your need to be fixed?  Because, I am here to tell you that there is nothing wrong with you!  That’s right.  There. Is. Nothing. Wrong. With. You.  Nothing needs to be ‘fixed.‘  Nothing! You simply need […]

Friday the 13th: 13 Ways to Create Good Luck

Because today is Friday the 13th, a day that is associated with bad luck, I thought it a good idea to take a look at luck!  Most especially, how to avoid bad luck, ward off evil spirits, and finally, how […]

An Anti-Gravity Life – 11 Heaven on Earth, Miracle Making, Life Is to Be Lived Quotes

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 […]

10 Anti-Gravity Quotes that Lighten: Clutter Is Stuck Energy.

Continuing with this week’s wildly popular “Kick Tush Tuesday: Decluttering with the Queen of Knives…Caution. Sharp Knives Ahead,” here follows 10 clutter quotes that mysteriously and magically will help you to change your mental map, experience your ‘stuff’ in a […]

Anti-Gravity Coaching Question: How Will You Show UP?

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?”  […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Decluttering with the Queen of Knives- Caution Sharp Knives Ahead

  Hola Tushkateers,  Que tal?  Que pasa?  Whassup?  How’s it goin’? All A-Okay here.  If you have been reading my almost daily posts on Beliefnet.com/OurLadyofWeightLoss or the KITT Club/FB, you may have heard me speak about my declutter project.  Yes, […]

Anti-Gravity Salad: Baby Spinach and Apple

Gravity, as you surely remember, is the attractive force between objects.  The number of the scales of injustice measures that force.  The higher the number, the more the very attractive force between you and Earth. Gravity holds you to planet […]

#OneWord Thursday: Step Into a Square of #Sunshine

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, […]

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 […]

#OneWord Thursday: A Platter of #Gratitude to Feast On

Gratitude is being able to deeply appreciate all that one has without holding onto it for dear life.   I say “Thank you,” and  I let it go. OMG Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club) and Devotees of […]

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 […]

#OneWord Thursday – Into the #Light: 13 Luminous Quotes that Shine Forth, Ignite Love, Fuel Hope

Recently, Our Lady of WeightLessNess (a.k.a. Our Lady of Weight Loss) and I had a very interesting conversation that shed light on what we are truly about, what we stand for, what we want for people.  People like you.  And […]

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

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

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Platters of Punishment vs. Forgiveness: You Decide!

Dear Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club) and devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss,  A show of hands, please!  How many of us have been known to scoff down one piece of cake, beat ourselves up, […]

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 […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Kindness Is Everything In Life, Isn’t it?

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 […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: There Is No Future!

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

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Any Virgins Out There???

Are there any Weight Loss Virgins amongst us?  Any Virgins out there???  I’m assuming not so many. But if you are a Weight Loss Virgin please do raise your hand, and yell out as loud as you can, “VIRGIN here!”  […]

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 […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Money #Money #Money – Show Me the $$$

Hello Tushkateers,  This morning, I woke up with money on my mind.  It could be because this past Tuesday was April 15, Tax Day.  It could be because yesterday’s mail delivery was chock-full of bills.  Or, it could be because […]

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? A Tax Day Full Moon Money Ritual !!!

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “In Our Lady We Trust,” was inspired by the full moon, scheduled to appear in all its fullness glory on Tax Day, April 15, a time for many about money, and the […]

Wisdom Wednesday: 6 Steps to Calm and Content

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

#KickTush Tuesday: 5 Ways to a Beautifully Landscaped Interior

As today is #KickTush Tuesday, I’d like to give you a Kick in the Tush!  One that changes your internal landscape, and I don’t mean “move your stomach to a new location,” although that is an interesting idea. Recently Our […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Courage…giving reality to your personal values.

This past week, while walking through a real bookstore (vs. chair or online happening), I picked up a copy of “The Courage to Create” by Rollo May, a brilliant exploration of creativity.  The first chapter speaks to the different types […]

25 Things to Do Instead of Eat

When was the last time that you were so engrossed in an activity or passionately at play that you forgot to eat? Maybe, say – when you were 10? Playing with your Ken and Barbie dolls? If you find that […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: What to do when people ‘peeve you off?’

Greetings Tushkateers!  How are y’all doing on this Kick Tush Tuesday?  I’m okay.  A-okay.  Fabulous, in fact, and that’s not to say that every single moment of my life is a cake-walk or a sweet treat.  There are little minefields […]

#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 […]

7 Quotes: Pondering the Meaning of Life

Yesterday, while flying 35,000 feet high in the sky, from the west coast to the east coast, I was afforded five quiet hours to spend productively, and so I pondered the meaning of life. Is there life elsewhere in this […]

St. Valentine’s Day: 11 Love Quotes

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, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: how to…Turn Dreams Into Reality

Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the “right stuff” to turn our dreams into reality. ~ James Womack Greetings Tushkateers,  I hope this KITT Club e-newsletter finds you well on this fabulous wintery morning!  I […]

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. […]

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 […]

#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 […]

Chewing the Fat: Our Lady says, “Drop the excuses!!!”

Dear Janice (a.k.a. Our Lady of Weight Loss) ~ I’m ttrryyiinngg to re-adjust my thinking, reframe my feelings about exercise.  For instance, experiencing that exercise is “play time” rather than the drudgery that it is! At the same time, I […]

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 […]

Best Weight Loss Video: What Foods Do YOU Find Irresistible?

Hello Tushkateers!  Today, the Best Weight Loss Video EVER, from the Our Lady of Weight Loss archives!  “What Foods Do YOU Find Irresistible?” Laugh it up while you slim down!  Hungry for more laughter?  Then join Our Lady of Weight […]

Quotes to Chew On- New Year: New You? Really? Again?

My email inbox overflows with links to articles and course offerings; variations on a theme: “New Year: New You.”   And I wonder, “A new and improved me? Again? What’s wrong with the old me?  Am I not…Thin enough?  Active enough?  […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Drop 5 – Be Happy and Merry

“What ho!” I said. “What ho!” said Motty. “What ho! What ho!” “What ho! What ho! What ho!” After that it seemed rather difficult to go on with the conversation.” ? P.G. Wodehouse, My Man Jeeves Dearest Most Fabulous, Amaze […]

Weighty Wisdom: Roadmap to Freedom

“Being diligent in your practice should not depend on your mood of the moment. Whether your meditation session is enjoyable or irritating, easy or hard, the important thing is to persevere. It is when you don’t feel like meditating that […]

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: #Visualize a Happy Holiday In the Bath

Today, dear Tushkateers, devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and those who have serendipitously landed on this page, is a holiday: Bathtub Party Day! In honor of this auspicious holiday and in keeping with our #OneWord Thursday tradition, today […]

Video: How to Get Back on It and Lose It…FAST

From the Our Lady of Weight Loss archives…The perfect post and video that can put you back on track after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend! Enjoy!!! Just yesterday, I was talking to “Mary” (yes, I work with my beloved clients on […]

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 […]

Thanksgiving: You and Your Relatives!

Remember: No one has read the script that you have written for them; nor have you read the script that they have written for you. Holidays are essentially just like any other day. They are filled with their ups, downs, […]

Puzzled? How to…Click Your Weigh through Halloween

How are you going to survive Halloween without gaining weight?  By clicking your way (weigh) through! Keeping both your mind and your hands busy is one fab strategy that works! Click through Halloween Orange! Send Halloween Orange, the e-card to […]

#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 […]

#OneWord Thursday: How to #Manifest

Are you ready to focus on How to #Manifest what you want, what you really, really want! It’s been the theme of this week and last week for Our Lady of Weight Loss, and me too, and you too?  We […]

Miracle Cure: Walking Backwards Through Life

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

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Tip #5-Manifesting Dreams

Never let life impede on your ability to manifest your dreams.  Dig deeper into your dreams and deeper into yourself and believe that anything is possible, and make it happen. ~ Corin Nemec Tip #5: Manifesting Dreams: A Side of […]

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 Tush Tuesday: 7 Tips – What to Do When Feeling Judged?

Every so often, someone says something to me about my newly found thinness that is upsetting and sends me reeling. (Yes, it’s been twelve years since I permanently removed over 50 pounds, but it still feels newly found. Until I […]

#OneWord Thursday: #NeverGiveUp

As promised in my yesterday’s blog post entitled: How the Angel of Defeatism Inspired, which was essentially about “Never Giving Up,” here are 9 quotes to help you to move forward, get on with it, pick up where you left […]

Negative Role Models Rock: How the Angel of Defeatism Inspired

Just yesterday, when I took a much-needed break from working hard on my latest art masterpiece, a self-portrait soon to be unveiled, entitled: Miss Frozen Peas, 2013, I encountered a young man playing the Sitar. Mr. Sitar-Player had seated himself […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 10 Tips – How to Set “No Fail” Autumn Goals

Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~ Carl Bard Dearest Tushkateers,  Happy September!  Happy back to school.  Happy autumn leaves, Happy new beginnings!  […]

#OneWord Thursday: What’s Your #Story

What’s your #story?  Your “I’m Fat” story?  Your “I just can’t lose it” story? My story starts when I was born–born fat.  I was the only baby in the hospital nursery to gain weight.  Babies generally speaking lose their first […]

Easy Weight Loss: How to Change Your Relationship With Food

  Our Lady of Weight Loss wants me to encourage you to think about taste, because “Taste is No Small Thing.” Dig It:  Taste is always with us, ever present. Even when you detect “no taste,” there is a flavor […]

#OneWord Thursday: Dare to Be #You

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 […]

#OneWord Thursday: The #Healing Connection

One of the most important parts of healing oneself is to recognize and be acquainted with the powerful relationship between your mind and your body. Here follow 10 quotes to help you make The #Healing Connection! As my sufferings mounted […]

#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 […]

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: 10 #Judgment Quotes: Just How Heavy and Unnecessary?

As a Life Coach and Weight Loss Success Coach, I see, hear and feel people judging themselves and others consistently, continually, constantly, relentlessly in negative, unfair and harmful ways.  #Judgment, Oy! Take heed:  If you want to permanently let go […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: All Is Forgiven, Move On?

Recently, I was speaking with a client who was very (very!) upset! “I weighed 170 last week,” she said,  “and this morning, I weighed 173.”   Apparently, she had what she considered to be a horrific week and for a myriad […]

#OneWord: Does Your Soul Know the Geography of Your #DESTINY?

Is everything predetermined; the beginning as well as the end?  Does your soul know the geography of your destiny?  Are you where you are supposed to be? Does destiny relate to the probable to almost certain future, allowing for change […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: 5 Reasons Why Your Weight is Still a Problem

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

#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 […]

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, […]

#OneWord Thursday-EINSTEIN: 13 “Einstein” Quotes that Feed the Brain

In celebration of Albert Einstein’s birthday (March 14) and Pi Day, here follows a Baker’s Dozen Einstein Quotes to chew on!  Serve brain food! Einstein Quotes: Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on […]

Spirit Story: Two Wolves

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

#OneWord Thursday: 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 […]

#OneWord Thursday: Dissatisfaction

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

The Hospice Diaries: Transcending the Traditional

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

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

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

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