Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss

A Quick Fix!

Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Anti-Gravity Coach, Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian

Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Anti-Gravity Coach, Hypnotherapist, Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian

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 luck, the fountain furiously spurted and spit water on my desktop.

Every once in awhile, I plugged it in and played with the wire, pulling it to the left and then the right, hoping for less sputtering. But no.

Spatter it did, and so, there it sat, stagnating in the corner of my office, until this morning, when my husband wandered in and casually inquired. “Why isn’t your fountain plugged in?”

He lifted the top, took the tiny engine in his hand and simply moved the setting from high to low. Fixed! A miracle! Water flowing, at the same time soothing and energizing chi filled the room.

And now I wonder. How many other things in my life could be adjusted by simply moving a switch from high to low, or low to high, or on to off?

How many simple adjustments could be made that would make life add flow and balance to my life? To your life?

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Spread the Word-–NOT the icing!

Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach,
Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian
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Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Autumnal Hypnagogia – How to touch the sun, reach for the stars, open your heart, follow your dreams!

"Your gain is my pain. Call me."  ~  Janice Taylor,  Anti-Gravity Coach, Helping You to Rise Above and Go Beyond (self-Imposed) Limitations

“Your gain is my pain. Call me.” ~ Janice Taylor, Anti-Gravity Coach, Helping You to Rise Above and Go Beyond (self-Imposed) Limitations

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.  And if not, that’s okay, too!  I’m happy to explore and not (too) afraid to fall flat on my face and fail.  I swear, I’m NOT!

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Autumnal Hypnagogia: Touch the sun, reach for the stars, open your heart, follow your dreams!

It was a particularly crisp and sunny autumn day.  Mary set out from her secluded cabin, from where she had purposely hunkered down in silence for nearly seven days, to roam through the green and grassy trails that twisted through acres and acres of colorful woods.

In the stillness of the moment, not a soul in sight, she drank in the various autumn colors; allowing them to penetrate her very being.

She found that the autumnal oranges and reds energized, the yellow brought a smile to her face, the purples and browns gave way to philosophical thoughts and tired eyes.

And when those tired eyes became too heavy to keep open for too long, she found a grassy spot beneath a tree under which she curled up and allowed herself to drift, and drift some more, until she came to that mysterious line where you are both awake and asleep.

This borderland state is called hypnagogia.  It is a place of transition; a space that is rapt with images, symbols and words that captivate the mind as they move you from wakefulness to sleep.

Hypnagogia whispers to you as it gradually, bit by bit, lets go of or barely brushes up against your conscious mind.  It is a process much like sunset and sunrise, which darken and brighten respectively, not in a flash, but slowly and mysteriously over the span of minutes.

Mary was holding on and letting go all at once.  Holding onto the warmth of the sun, the crisp autumn air, the fall colors; as she, at the same time, became aware of a golden angel, standing fully upright, arms slightly raised from her side, palms out toward her, golden hair flowing long down, beautifully framing her face.

As not to startle Mary, the angel softly whispered, “Touch the sun. Do not be afraid. Reach for the stars. Do not be afraid. Open your heart. Do not be afraid. Follow your dreams. Do not be afraid.  The sun, the stars, your heart and your dreams cannot harm you. Touch the sun. You are safe.  Reach for the stars.  You are safe.  Open your heart.  You are safe.  Follow your dreams.  You are safe.  Go Beyond. You are safe.”

The outer autumnal world drifted into the world of sleep and the Angel’s words made their way into the world of wakefulness.  The two worlds mingled, mixed and merged until there was but one world.

Mary slowly stretched, stood and with an open heart and a lightness of being that she did know existed, she made her way back through the wood to the cabin, forever changed.

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On this superbly exquisite autumnal day, both Our Lady of Weight Loss and I encourage you to touch the sun, reach for the stars, open your heart, and follow your dreams.

Go beyond. Rise above. You are safe.
Levitate through life with me.

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Spread the Word-–NOT the icing!

Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach,
Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian
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Puzzled? A JigSaw Mind Twister – “You Can Never Lick Cake”

You Can Never Lick Cake by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian

You Can Never Lick Cake by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “You Can Never Lick Cake,” can be interpreted in more than one way.  How do you hear it?  “Never lick” or “never lick?”

Chew on that as you click through:  “You Can Never Lick Cake

And send to a friend:  Never Lick e-Card

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Spread the Word-–NOT the icing!

Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach,
Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian
——————————————————————————-
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visit Janice: Our Lady of Weight Loss
Sign up for the Kick in the Tush Club newsletter!

Eat This: Be Happy – 6 Super Mood Boosters

Smile Therpy by Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian

Smile Therapy by Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian

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 patterns. Noradrenaline is a chemical that elevates our moods and affects stress and anxiety. The more concentrated the amounts of these two chemicals, the happier we are!

How does food happily enter this happy picture?

Recent research has confirmed that there is a link between eating certain foods and feeling better, happier and relaxed!

What are these “happy” foods?

These foods are proteins and (hold still your heart) our beloved carbohydrates! Carbohydrates carry a key amino acid, tryptophan, to our brains. Once there, tryptophan does its thing, and both serotonin and noradrenaline are produced. Our moods are given a bit of boost.

Feeling Blue? Here, from the
Our Lady of Weight Loss Happy Eating Vault:

Six Secret Foods that Boost, Lift, and Give a Bounce

Bananas.  They are loaded with magnesium, which reduced anxiety and helps you to sleep better.

Orange Juice.  Two glasses of freshly squeezed orange juice can help to lessen nervousness and bad moods. Lack of vitamin C, which affects noradrenaline levels, can make you crabby!

Brazilian Walnuts. A hard nut to crack and find! Nevertheless, they are rich in selenium, which is related to a pleasant disposition. (I “ask” all visitors, particularly relatives, eat two upon entering my home.)

Chocolate. Ninety percent of women crave chocolate. (HUGE surprise.) It does have a soothing effect and seems to bring pleasure. Stick with dark chocolate and small amounts. Savor it!

Turkey.  This protein is a great source of tyrosine amino acid, which produces dopamine and noradrenaline and is great for relaxation and sleeping. Who hasn’t fallen asleep after Thanksgiving turkey?

Water. Dehydration is a common cause of feeling tired, cranky, and depressed. When the body is dehydrated, the blood flow to the organ slows and functions decrease. Goodness gracious, that’s scary. Bottoms up!

Other than eating bananas, what might increase your level of happiness? Bring it up just one notch?

Step into the “Lite.” Our Lady of Weight Loss is with you every ounce of the weigh!

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Spread the Word-–NOT the icing!

Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach,
Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian
——————————————————————————-
For the best life, wellness and weight loss wisdom,
visit Janice: Our Lady of Weight Loss
Sign up for the Kick in the Tush Club newsletter!

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