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Financial Crisis Aside: The Power of the Presidential Smile

I watched the President’s address last night and wow! I could not help but to be positively and happily affected by all the infectious smiles from both sides of the aisle – in particular both President Obama’s smile and Vice President Biden’s smile.
Did you know that one of the best things you can do for yourself and for everyone around you is to smile? Smiling brings oxygen to your brain, immediately makes you feel better, and sends out comforting messages to others. (Last night’s speech was comforting, wasn’t it?) Smiling pulls people in nice and close.
A true smile comes from genuine pleasure. Two sets of facial muscles are used to create this smile. The first set is in the cheeks that pull up the corners of the mouth; the second set is around the eyes. These muscles cause the eyes to narrow and crinkle.
Smiling can make you look like an inviting, accepting, likable and pleasant person (even if you’re not). When you first meet someone, if you don’t smile that person is likely to think that you’re not interested in or attracted to them. They may even think you are a cold potato. So, even if you’re feeling blue or simply not in the mood to smile, do yourself a favor – smile anyway. Fake it until you make it!
The health benefits of smiling are plentiful.
Smiling …
-increases the production of endorphins, natural pain killers and serotonin, a hormone that regulates your mood;
-boosts your immune system and increases the number and activity of -antibodies that fight infection;
-lowers your blood pressure;
-helps you to relax;
-relieves stress;
-enhances respiratory function;
-exercises 15-26 facial muscles;
-makes you look younger as it lifts the face; and
-fires up various parts of the brain!
More fabulous facts about smiling that are sure to make you smile ~
- 72% of people think that those who smile frequently are confident and successful;
- 86% of people are more likely to talk to strangers if they are smiling;
- bosses are 12% more likely to promote people who smile a lot;
- research shows that 65% of communication is non-verbal (some say even higher); and
- studies show that happiness is a by-product of smiling, not that those who are happy smile as most people assume.
Side Note: “In ancient China, the Taoists taught that a constant inner smile, a smile to oneself, insured health, happiness and longevity. Why? Smiling to yourself is like basking in love: you become your own best friend. Living with an inner smile is to live in harmony with yourself.” -Mantak Chia
The simple act of smiling can change your day.
Spread the happy word … NOT the icing!
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Life & Happiness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
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“Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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Pancakes Today: Lent Tomorrow

Batter Up!!! Pancake Tuesday known also as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, is celebrated the day before the beginning of Lent. This is the time that we remember the forty days that Jesus spent in the desert. It is also known as Shrove Tuesday, from the word shriven, which means ‘you are cleansed of your sins before Lent begins.’
Several centuries ago, the English traditionally used up all the fat and flour before the fasting of Lent began and pancakes were the best way to do this. Thus, Pancake Tuesday!

Low-Fat and Sugar-Free Pancakes
Ingredients:

2 egg whites *
1 egg *
1 cup buttermilk *
2 to 3 tbsp. natural applesauce (no sugar) *
1 cup flour *
1 tsp. baking powder *
1/2 tsp. baking soda *
1/2 tsp. salt *
1/4 cup blueberries

Directions: Mix ingredients together. Spray griddle with Pam. Pour batter onto hot griddle. Serve with spreadable fruit (no sugar) or applesauce or nothing – just plain. YUM.

Spread the word … NOT the icing!
Janice

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Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
Sign-Up for THE FILL UP ON HAPPINESS e-DIET program
For more motivation and inspiration, join the Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
Pick up a copy of Janice’s latest: All Is Forgiven, Move ON ~ Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville!
“Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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Fear of Losing

Fat Suit.jpg
A TASTY TIDBIT from the “Fill Up On Happiness e-Diet CURE.” Before you can fill up on happiness, you need to clear out the cobwebs. Join with us as we declutter our minds, physical environments and bodies and make room for happiness!!!
I’ve been wearing a fat suit since birth. (Or was – best to be aware of the words we use and how they affect our unconscious minds and behaviors!) Yes, I was the only baby who gained weight in the hospital nursery, an ominous sign, and by the time I was 8 years old, I weighed 112 pounds. Thankfully my friend Belinda (name changed to protect the innocent) weighed 113 pounds. She was the fat one! And the rest is FATstory, as they say!
You could say that wearing a fat suit was my identity. It was all I’d ever known. I was the fat girl. I was the fat girl who was always (and I mean always) picked last in gym. I was the girl that the kids called “Fatty Lu.” I was fat. Some of us are born with ‘fat issues;’some collect them along the way.
I understand that we want to lose that weight soooo badly that we can taste it! (HA!) But if you don’t know the person who resides underneath the fat, if you so closely identify with the excess layers, if the fat is protecting ‘you’ in any way, shape or form, it is difficult to imagine any other weigh.
These excess layers of fat keep you safe from:

  • Unwanted sexual advances,
  • Pressure to succeed in a career,
  • Not liking who you are,
  • Being rejected for reasons other than being fat,
  • Being truly unhappy (what is you are thin and look at your new self and are stillunhappy?)
  • Embarrassment of not being able to play sports … and more!
    What do those extra layers do for you?
    At the end of the day, both literally and figuratively (how do you feel at the end of each and every day? and how will you feel at the living end?), holding onto your ‘fat identity’, being paralyzed by fear, is NOT living.
    What to do?
    Change your lifestyle, as slowly and safely as possible, allowing these small changes to start to move you toward a happy identity!
    Spread the word … NOT the icing!
    Janice

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    Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
    Sign-Up for THE FILL UP ON HAPPINESS e-DIET program
    For more motivation and inspiration, join the Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
    Pick up a copy of Janice’s latest: All Is Forgiven, Move ON ~ Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville!
    “Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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    Follow Janice on Twitter:
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  • CURE Fear of Fat! (jigsaw puzzle included)

    Click to Mix and Solve
    Do You Suffer From: FatSuitAphobia??? by Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach/Weight Loss Artist
    As you know, I have created a program called “Fill Up On Happiness e-diet.” It’s a kick-tush e-coaching program that will blow the fat cells right out of your mind! One of the things we are looking at is FEAR!!! Oh, we are brave. Are we not???
    Fear of Fat, Fear of Losing Fat … which of course, inspired the above jigsaw puzzle!
    Enjoy! Be Happy! Take on FatSuitAphobia and Take Off YOUR Fat-Suit.
    Spread the word … NOT the icing!
    Janice

    ———————————————————
    Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
    Sign-Up for THE FILL UP ON HAPPINESS e-DIET program
    For more motivation and inspiration, join the Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
    Pick up a copy of Janice’s latest: All Is Forgiven, Move ON ~ Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville!
    “Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
    ART heart.jpg about Janice
    Follow Janice on Twitter:
    Facebook!

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