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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 […]

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Coach Yourself Thinnish: Say What? Lose What?

Is there anything you might lose as a result of achieving your goal, weight loss or otherwise (other than excess weight)? In other words, are there any reasons (good or otherwise) not to change? Is there something that you fear […]

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Best Weight Loss Tip: 20 Minutes Heaven or Hell…You Decide!

Did you know?  It takes 20 minutes before our brain catches up to our stomach and realizes that it’s full.  When we down the vittles fast, our brain doesn’t realize that we’ve ingested 800 calories (or more) in under three […]

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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: 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 […]

#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 […]

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 […]

#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. […]

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; […]

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 […]

#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 […]

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!”  […]

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: Have #Patience, Know Thy Grass

If I had a nickle every time someone told me that they weren’t losing weight fast enough, or that they weren’t manifesting their dreams soon enough, or they weren’t being who they are not yet but want to be today […]

Feed Your Soul: How to Make Better Choices

Sometimes we do things, both consciously and unconsciously, that we imagine will soothe, comfort and feed our souls, while in fact, they do not.   Instead, these acts, these experiences that we create knock us off balance; these acts pull us […]

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

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

Quirky Wisdom: What’s Eating You? Depleting Your Soul Energy?

Have you ever noticed that some of the things that we think, we imagine, we hope will have a restorative and restful impact do not. Sometimes what we do, the activities we partake in support unconscious behavior vs. awareness, mindfulness […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Drop the Guilt-Lose Weight

“Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously and never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture!” ~ Dr. Norman Vincent Peale Dearest Tushkateers,   How […]

#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 […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Listen to the Nighttime Fall

A follow up to my Tuesday’s Kick Tush post, “The 7 Don’ts of Listening,” I decided to dedicate this week to listening:  to people, to pets, to the rustling trees, the chirping birds, to my thoughts, to the nighttime fall; […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: The 7 Don’ts of Listening

No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen. ~ Jewish Proverb Imagine Dear Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and anyone else who has landed on these pages, what it would be like if […]

#Puzzled? In search of Weight Loss Nirvana?

While clicking through this weeks Puzzled? In Search of Nirvana, imagine living in the Transcendent State of Nirvana, where there is neither suffering nor desire. “If bliss is to scratch an itch, what greater bliss, no itch at all?  So […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 8 Steps to Easy Weight Loss

Good Day Tushkateers, How are you on this bird-chirping morning?  I am (we are) in Tucson, celebrating my birthday.  A week long celebration, which kicked into gear last weekend in Manhattan and has now migrated to the southwest along with […]

#OneWord Thursday – 11 Quotes: Visit the Fringe of Eternity-Where #MYSTERY Exists

If our minds are always thinking, spinning words one after the next into “story,” sometimes comforting, sometimes terrifying; then how can we hear the wise voice of intuition? How can we be present and fully appreciate, be astonished by, marvel […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: 17 Tips – Listen to Your Body

Now is the time to make good use of time. Today is the day to begin a perfect day. ~ Sri Chimnoy Greetings Tushkateers!    How are YOU this fine day? Over these past few weeks, my body, my mind […]

#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 […]

Mom Had a Stroke

This past Saturday evening, my 96 year-young-at-heart mother, Harriet, suffered a massive stroke while on the telephone with my husband. Mom was happily chatting away with her favorite (and only) son-in-law, sharing all the news of her day.  She’d attended […]

Download: Thanksgiving Calorie Guide

  A Sinfully Satisfying “Tasting” Guide to Thanksgiving from Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor to you, with love. Downloadable for the road! Thanksgiving Calorie Guide Ready to change your mind?  Try this miracle cure on for size! […]

JigSaw Meditation? 10 Simple Steps to Inner Peace

This week’s JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by Our Lady of Om, who invites you to not only click through “Ommmmmm”, but also to join her in a simple breathing meditation. Here, a simple Breathing Meditation from Our Lady of Om. […]

PLAY Zen Weight Loss Riddle: Where Did the Glue Go?

Where did the glue go?  A Zen Riddle from Our Lady of Weight Loss (via Rita Rudner)! Good question, no?  Very Zen, indeed! This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle:  Where Did the Glue Go? is designed to keep […]

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Club: What is VELLEITY and do you SUFFER from IT??? Probably!!!

Listen to the mustn’ts, child.  Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me … Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. ~ Shel Silverstein Hellooooo TUSHKATEERS!!!!  […]

Kick in the Tush Club: National Simplify Your Life Week

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

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 […]

The Feed Your Soul Project: Week 9 – The Universe has shouted itself alive …

Needless to say (but I’ll say it anyway), I have been giving a great deal of thought to what ‘feeds the soul,’ from fun and quirky things to do, to books to read that enlighten and lift spirits, to decluttering, […]

The Feed Your Soul Project: Week 8 – Wish Upon a Star

Are you finding the “Feed Your Soul Project” as fulfilling as I am?  Sharing 200 Ways to Feed Your Soul (10 new ways each week) is soulfully challenging.  Happily, my unconscious mind has joined in the effort and is searching […]

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 […]

Chocolate Lovers: 10 Ways to Sacred Roots, Love and Sex

A great many of us are chocolate lovers and have been known to indulge and sometimes even over-indulge. One modest square of chocolate leads to another, and while we fight the urge, in the end, we mysteriously find ourselves holding […]

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

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

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

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

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 – […]

Weight Loss Tip: How to Read the Restaurant Menu

  This morning, one of my star clients (you are all stars) said to me, “Janice, your restaurant tip did the trick.  I’ve not been able to make good choices, but now I can!” What advice had I given my […]

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

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

Play: Get Jiggy Weight Loss Puzzle and LOSE! Problems Solutions here.

This week’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle is entitled “Problems/Solutions.”  If there is a problem, there must be a solution, no? Before you click through your problem and move to solution, read through these fabulous quotes that will bring […]

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, […]

Weighty Confessions: Bare Your Soul, Lose Weight

As we all know, but from time to time benefit from being reminded … … those who reach their weight loss goals are the people who get back on the wagon again and again. Those who succeed experience setbacks as […]

Weight Loss Motivation: 9 Quotes that Light the Fires of Acceptance

WHAT IS ACCEPTANCE? Buddhism’s first noble truth, “All life is suffering,” is an invitation for people to accept that suffering is a natural part of life.  The term “Kabbalah” literally means acceptance. Acceptance is the fifth stage of the Kubler-Ross […]

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 […]

4 Tips: Stress to Serenity … Now

We all experience stress. It is a natural and necessary part of life.  However, persistent stress that is not resolved is deemed ‘distress,’ and it can lead to anxiety, depression, diminished health and for us emotional eaters, extreme stress and […]

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