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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
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#OneWord Thursday: 13 #Synchronistic Happenings, Meaningful Coincidences, Cubic Centimeters of Chance

Cubic Centimeters of Chance  - photograph by Janice Taylor, Weight-Loss Artist / Self-Help Artist

Cubic Centimeters of Chance – photograph by Janice Taylor, Weight-Loss Artist / Self-Help Artist

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 showed up this week just as I needed to leave the studio that I am currently occupying. Is that a meaningful happening, or what?

In honor of this “synchronistic” event, I thought I’d take a deeper look into the meaning of the word, gather a few quotes and step back for more synchronistic happenings!

Here, 13 (A Baker’s Dozen) Synchronistic Quotes – Experience the Miraculous!

According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous. (quoted by Carol Lynn Pearson in Consider the Butterfly)” ~ Deepak Chopra “Synchrodestiny: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence to Create Miracles”

All of us, whether or not we are warriors, have a cubic centimeter of chance that pops out in front of our eyes from time to time. The difference between an average man and a warrior is that the warrior is aware of this, and one of his tasks is to be alert, deliberately waiting, so that when his cubic centimeter pops out he has the necessary speed, the prowess, to pick it up. ~ Carlos Castaneda

Coincidences give you opportunities to look more deeply into your existence. ~ Doug Dillon
As soon as we notice that certain types of event “like” to cluster together at certain times, we begin to understand the attitude of the Chinese, whose theories of medicine, philosophy, and even building are based on a “science” of meaningful coincidences. The classical Chinese texts did not ask what causes what, but rather what “likes” to occur with what. ~ M.L. von Franz

At various points in our lives, or on a quest, and for reasons that often remain obscure, we are driven to make decisions, which prove with hindsight to be loaded with meaning. ~ Swami Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras

Synchronistic meetings are like mirrors that reflect something of ourselves. If we want to grow spiritually, all we have to do is take a good look. Synchronicity holds the promise that if we want to change inside, the patterns of our external life will change as well. ~ Jean Shinoda Bolen

I am open to the guidance of synchronicity, and do not let expectations hinder my path. ~ Dalai Lama

Synchronicity hints at the unified world behind the illusory veil of the material universe. ~ Roger S. Jones

Synchronicity reveals the meaningful connections between the subjective and objective world. ~ Carl Jung

Whether we name divine presence synchronicity, serendipity, or graced moment matters little. What matters is the reality that our hearts have been understood. Nothing is as real as a healthy dose of magic, which restores our spirits. ~ Nancy Long

Synchronistic events offer us perceptions that may be useful in our psychological and spiritual growth and may reveal to us, through intuitive knowledge, that our lives have meaning. ~ Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, The Tao of Psychology

There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny. ~ Friedrich Schiller

synchronicity is the manifestation in the physical world of the connections that are forming in the invisible world all the time. It is the energy that sustains the cosmos, moves the atoms, and breathes in our cells, making itself known to us so we remember that the Divine is always at work within and for us. It is proof that we are made from more than the flesh and bones of our dense materiality – that we are part of a larger, unseen picture. … we are like islands, in the sea, separated on the surface but connected in the deep. We are all in the dance together.” – Agapi Stassinopoulos

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Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach,
Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian
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Water: Nature’s Cure-All?

Water natures wonder We are waterCould it be possible?  Is Water Nature’s Cure-All?  Read on, drink in and cure all!

Did you know…that aside from quenching your thirst, drinking the right amount of water can benefit your overall health in countless other ways?

From aiding weight loss to boosting productivity, let’s look at how water can improve your health.

Did you know that…
We Are Water? Okay, mostly water!

We are 60% water.
Our blood is 92% water.
Our brain—73% water.
Our heart—73% water.
Our lungs—83% water.
Our skin—64% water.
Our muscles–79% water.
Our kidneys—79% water.
Our bones—31% water.

For full details on water and the benefits of water, including but not limited to weight loss, boosting brain power and productivity, preventing tiredness, visit Master of Health Administration who so graciously supplied me with the graphics and the information!

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Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach,
Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian
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Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Under Attack?

"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, Life & Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian

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 feels “newly found.” Until I have lived more years thin than fat I shall consider myself newly thin.

Attacks have been made on my weigh-of-life.  Some people are critical of my eating style, some critical of my tight jeans, and some lash out over my arched eyebrows.

Danger: Emotional Spill, Do Not Enter!
I suspect that the attacker is more than likely overcome by a flurry of uncomfortable feelings. If the aggressor feels threatened by your new lifestyle, your new svelteness, your beauty, your calm, your fabulousness or just by the very fact that something has changed, they may lash out. Their emotions might spill over and out!

What to do? Take six steps back and walk away.

Step 1: Stay cool man, real cool. – No point in escalating the negative vibes.
Step 2: How someone feels about you or what they say about you is actually  none of your business. It’s all happening in their head, in that space between their ears.  Therefore, it belongs to them, not you!
Step 3: Do NOT counter attack. If you feel compelled to say something, simply express how you felt when they said what they said. You do not want to escalate the “war.”
Step 4: Take in a deep breath.
Step 5: Smile.
Step 6: Walk away.

Remember, you cannot control other people’s actions, but you can control your response to their actions!

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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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