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#OneWord Thursday: #Courage…giving reality to your personal values.

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A Double Dose of Courage by Janice Taylor, Weight Loss / Self-Help Artist

This past week, while walking through a real bookstore (vs. chair or online happening), I picked up a copy of “The Courage to Create” by Rollo May, a brilliant exploration of creativity.  The first chapter speaks to the different types of courage:  physical courage, moral courage, social courage and creative courage.

The word—courage—derived from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning heart– appeared over and over again, which inspired me to read more about courage, which ultimately brought me to a few quotes about #courage!

Therefore, this week’s #OneWord Thursday centers around Courage:

10 Quotes—#COURAGE…giving reality to your personal values.

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~ E.E. Cummings

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. ~ Coco Chanel

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. ~ Nora Ephron

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. ~ Anais Nin

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear. ~ Mark Twain

Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. ~ Maya Angelou

Freedom lies in being bold. ~ Robert Frost

Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. ~ Rumi

Courage is grace under pressure. ~ Ernest Hemingway

Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it. ~ Ann Landers

What do you think about courage?  How courageous are you?

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Spread the word–NOT the icing,

Janice Taylor, Life & Happiness Coach, Author, Artist, Positarian
wise * fun * utterly useful
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visit Janice:  Our Lady of Weight Loss
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25 Things to Do Instead of Eat

CUREWhen was the last time that you were so engrossed in an activity or passionately at play that you forgot to eat? Maybe, say – when you were 10? Playing with your Ken and Barbie dolls?

If you find that you are all too often foraging for food, searching for snacks, or rummaging for rations, you need to get a life! A life filled with passion and play!

Truth be told, human beings are passionate and when that enthusiastic energy isn’t actively pursued or channeled into one thrilling adventure or another, we can and do get lost in food thoughts and well, food!

While you are figuring out what your passion might be, here are some activities that will move you away from food thoughts and toward life! Let’s get your ‘upward’ spiral in motion. Get the positive energy swirling.

First -

1.  Turn off the TV! According to a study from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington, women who watched television for more than two hours a day suffered from higher rates of depression than those who used their time wisely, say by … picking up a book!

-and/or-

2. Create a playlist for your i-Pod of mp3 or is it mp4?
3. Play games with your friends and relatives. Dominoes is big time fun!
4. Organize old photos.
5. Craft yourself silly.
6. Make a Mac & Cheese Altar to Our Lady of Weight Loss!
7. Take a walk.
8. Soak in a hot tub.
9. Visit a museum.
10. Do a crossword puzzle.
11. Learn a new language.
12. Take a dance class.
13. Write a weight loss haiku.
14. Learn something new.
15. Travel to a foreign land.
16. Make up a story.
17. Declutter.
18. Have sex (protected, legal, etc.!)
19. Lift weights.
20. Stretch.
21. Do Yoga.
22. Take a nap.
23. Call a friend.
24. Walk your dog; walk your neighbor’s dog.
25. Meditate.

What might you do to start your upward spiral swirling happily into the living?

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Spread the word–NOT the icing,

Janice Taylor, Life & Happiness Coach, Author, Artist, Positarian
wise * fun * utterly useful
———————————————————————————-
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 e-newsletter

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Kick in the Tush Tuesday: What to do when people ‘peeve you off?’

kick in the tush club 1:2 logoGreetings Tushkateers!  How are y’all doing on this Kick Tush Tuesday?  I’m okay.  A-okay.  Fabulous, in fact, and that’s not to say that every single moment of my life is a cake-walk or a sweet treat.  There are little minefields here there and everywhere.  Like when people say…well, let’s just say, ‘mindless things’ to peeve me off. (Peeve Off: An attempt at not being too crass.)

For instance, while boarding a plane via a slow moving line, the ‘gentleman’ behind me says, “I sure hope no fat people sit next to me.”  To which I replied with daggers shooting out of my eyes, “I’m a thin person in a fat body.  I represent.  Watch it buddy.”  Of course, he had no idea what I meant.  But still…my buttons were pushed and he got the idea.

And then there was a friend who said to me, “You know, you were nicer when you were fat.”  Really?  Really?  Are you kidding me?  I made it clear that it wasn’t that I was nicer; it was more like I wasn’t a doormat willing to go along with his agenda.

True enough.  Even though I permanently removed my excess weight 13 years ago—a baker’s dozen—people still make anti-fat comments that push my buttons.   Some people attack my slow eating style (not done yet???) and there was that one person who was critical of my style, my tight jeans. (It’s not like my jeans are that tight…what are they even talking about?)

As you journey toward and arrive at Sveltesville, it’s important to note that when people change in any way, shape or form, the change can upset other people’s apple carts.. On a subtle and even unconscious level, their universe looks different.  They are unnerved.

It’s important to remember that it’s not about you; it’s about them and their skewed vision of things.

The “attacker” is more than likely overcome by a flurry of uncomfortable feelings.  If they feel threatened by your new lifestyle, your new svelteness, your beauty, your calm, your fabulous hair … anything … they may lash out. Their emotions are spilling out and over.

What to do when people spill out and over and, in the process, ‘peeve you off?’ 

  1. Stay cool man, real cool. – No point in escalating the negative vibes.
  1. Remember – it’s not about you. You are not responsible for other people’s issues.
  1. Do NOT counter attack.  I know; it is tempting.  You think that if you tell that person off, you’ll feel better, and maybe for a nanosecond you do, but ultimately you are a kind, general, compassionate person and it’s best if you simply express how you feel about what they said.
  1. Take in a deep breath.  Exhale.  Inhale. Exhale.  Again!
  2. Smile and walk away.
  1. Control Your State of Mind.  Remember, dear Tushkateers, you may have some influence with regard to others, but you cannot, you do not control them.  Their actions are their own. Tend to your own ‘inner garden.’
  2. Share Your Experiences.  Let these ‘insults’ and micro-aggressions go.  Tell a friend.  Leave a comment.

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Spread the word–NOT the icing,

Janice Taylor, Life & Happiness Coach, Author, Artist, Positarian
wise * fun * utterly useful
———————————————————————————-
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 e-newsletter

Puzzled? Smoke on Your Pipe and Ponder: One Bite…More or Less?

One Bite OLofWL copyThis week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle ponders the “One Bite” theory as it invites you to “Smoke on Your Pipe and Ponder: One Bite…More or Less?”

Is “One Bite” enough to satisfy?  Enough to allow you to let go of those pesty feelings of deprivation?  Or will “One Bite” set you down, down, down into the Valley of No Return?

Click through, as you … Smoke on Your Pipe and Ponder:  One Bite…More or Less?

Send “Smoke On Your Pipe” e-card to a friend!

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Spread the word–NOT the icing,

Janice Taylor, Life & Happiness Coach, Author, Artist, Positarian
wise * fun * utterly useful
———————————————————————————-
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 e-newsletter

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