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Friday 13: Improve Your Luck

Friday the 13th: Luck By Chance? by Janice Taylor
Luck is thought to happen by chance; it’s not thought to be something you can plan for or obtain by intention. Some say luck is decided by our fates, or believe that some fortunate souls are mysteriously born under a lucky star.
At quick glance, it might look like there is truth to that. After all, some people’s lives overflow with abundance, vitality, successful careers, and loving relationships.
However, luck is not just a random event. Webster’s Dictionary defines luck as “a force that brings good fortune or adversity; a force that operates for or against an individual.” So, if luck is a force, you should be able to tap into it … at any time!
After a great deal of research and experimentation, I am here to tell you that there are ways in which you can tap into positive force and improve your luck. Indeed, luck is the product of our own mental focus and attitudes. Imagine now that by changing your focus, you can intentionally increase the amount of luck you experience in all areas of life.
Click for Beliefnet’s newest gallery: 13 ways to improve your luck.
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.
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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How to Make 1001 Friends

It’s official!!! I have 1,001 friends! AMAZING!!!
True – many of my new friends are ‘virtual’ friends; people with whom I communicate on-line and not necessarily in person. Nevertheless, a friend is a friend, and I am grateful to call each and every one of these 1,001 Beliefnet members my friend!

“Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there.” ~ Anonymous

That beautiful quote says it all. It’s just how I feel about all of you. You are there! I might not see you, but when I need you, or want to share a funny moment or interesting thought, you are there! And I thank you for that!!!
I shared this amazing news with one of my best friends (an invisible friend at that!), Our Lady of Weight Loss, and she suggested I share some of the following “friend-making” tips with you!

How to Make Friends – Cyber or Otherwise!

1. Be Yourself. As Oscar Wilde says, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Each and everyone of us has our unique qualities, style of dress, way of being. Celebrate You! Share the Real You! In person and on-line!
2. Smile. This one may sound simple, but if you give off an ‘approachable vibe’ (virtual or live), you may find that more and more people are miraculously and mysteriously – approaching you!
3. Surround Yourself with Positive People! Often, negative people will just weigh you down and sap your energy. Be kind, but steer clear of those who are dragging you down.
4. Say Hello. I understand that it may be a stretch for those of us who are shy, but best to get out there and introduce yourself to people. Find a group like the Kick in the Tush Club (on Beliefnet or in your neighborhood) to join! And jump right on to the boards and say “Hey there!” (With a smile on your face.)
5. Speak Kindly. Say nice things about your friends and watch how many more gravitate to you. Again, positivity rules!
Sooooo, if you are my friend, THANKS!!! And if you’re not … let’s be friends! I’m hoping for 2,000 strong!
Links: Tomorrow is Friday the 13th … in honor:
13 Ways to Improve Your Luck
Spread the 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.
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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Kelly Clarkson’s Weight Gain

My, my … the tongues sure are a waggin’! The amount of stories on the web about Kelly Clarkson’s weight gain/ and the “is she pregnant?” queries this morning is ridiculous! Nevertheless, I feel compelled to add my two cents. Yes, she gained weight, but so what? Kelly is beautiful, talented and real. Perhaps, she’s not meant to be stick, Hollywood thin. Furthermore, why are we more obsessed with American Idol’s Kelly Clarkson than Rush Limbaugh? He’s gained more than a few pounds. In fact, he’s reached an unhealthy level of obesity! And he’s not beautiful, talented or real!!! What do you think about Kelly? about Rush? and celebrity weight gain?Do we all have to be stick-thin??? Weigh-in please! Comment below.Spread the weighty word … NOT the icing!Janice———————————————————————————-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.Sign-Up for THE FILL UP ON HAPPINESS e-DIET programFor 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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Out for Blood? Blood Orange Recession Proof Recipes, that is.

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Whether or not you have had the pleasure of cutting into a perfectly ripe blood orange and experienced its ruby juices squirting out, dripping down and soaking into its skin, followed by a taste explosion, or not, you will love these simple, colorful and scrumptious guilt-free, recession proof recipes. Enjoy!!!
Roasted Beet and Blood Orange Salad
Ingredients: 2 pounds gold beets * 2 pounds red beets * extra virgin olive oil * salt and freshly ground pepper * 6 blood oranges * 1/2 pound baby spinach * 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees * wash beets * trim the tops and roots from the beets * place the beets on a large enough piece of aluminum foil to fold over and seal (red beets on one sheet; gold beets on another) * drizzle with extra virgin olive oil * seal the foil * place both beet packages on sheet tray and roast in preheated oven for approximately 1.5 hours; until beets are easily pierced with a knife. * allow beets to cool and then peel. (FYI … beets are messy; this is a really great way to roast ‘em).
NOW … Peel blood oranges * remove all the pith * slice into 1/4 inch rounds. * wash the spinach well and dry * cut cooled beets into wedges (first the red and then the gold, keeping them separate less they ‘bleed’ into each other) * toss each with sherry vinegar * season with salt and pepper * let marinade a few hours. * In large bowl, toss beets and their juices together * add orange segments * toss gently * add spinach and toss extra gently! * salt and pepper to taste. Serves 6
Blood Orange Omelet
Ingredients: 3 blood oranges * 3 egg whites * 1 egg * lemon juice from 1/2 fresh lemon * 3 tablespoons orange juice (blood or otherwise) * non-stick spray * 2 tablespoons powdered sugar. * salt * 1/2 tablespoon of butter.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. * Peel blood oranges; remove pith, cut into slices lengthwise. * Beat one whole egg with salt, pepper and lemon and orange juices until thick and lemon-colored. * Beat egg whites until stiff, cutting and folding them into the first egg mixture. * Spray medium size skillet/pan. * Heat pan over medium to low flame. * Melt butter in pan. * Pour mixture into pan evenly. * Cook slowly (low heat). * When ‘puffy’ and delicately browned underneath, place omelet in oven and bake until top is light brown.
NOW … woo hoo, the fun part. Place omelet on plate; fold in 1/3 of the slices of orange. * Sprinkle with 1/2 powdered sugar. * Place remaining oranges around omelet and sprinkle with the remaining sugar. Serves 4.
Blood Orange Mimosa
Ingredients: 1 cup fresh blood orange juice from about 6 blood oranges * champagne, chilled.
Instructions: Pour 1/4 cup juice into each of the 4 champagne glasses. Slowly add champagne. Serves 4.
Here are some interesting Blood Orange Facts:
The Facts!

  • Blood oranges, originally from Sicily, are juicy, sweet and have a dark red interior.
  • Blood oranges’ red color comes from a pigment called anthocyanin. It is not generally found in citrus fruits, but is found more commonly in red fruits and flowers.
  • Depending on the variety, the outside may also have dark washes of red running through it.
  • And for more Recession Proof recipes!
    Recession Proof Stress Busters
    Recession Proof Laughs
    A Guide to Oranges
    Spread the 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.
    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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