F.A.T.T. (Fat-Free and Tantalizingly Tasty) Chats with Cool Cats from Janice Taylor, Beliefnet BloggerAs the world of God would mysteriously have it, a few weeks ago I was having a conversation with my â€˜spiritual adviser,â€™ Kathryn. We were discussing how I grew up down the block from a convent and how powerful the images of Mary are to me. She suggested that when I later that day walked past St. Paulâ€™s Church (itâ€™s down the block from my present home), that I stop by and ask Mary what she wanted for me. I promised to do so, because I love Kathryn and cherish our conversations. (Truthfully, I knew I had a busy day and wasn’t entirely committed to it. But once I promise something, I do it.)Fast forward, later that day, as I was walking past the church, running quite late, I barely paused and said aloud, â€œI promised Kathryn Iâ€™d stop by and ask you whatâ€™s next â€¦ so let me know.â€ And then I literally ran to the subway to make up the time. When I got home that evening, I was surprised (silly me, I asked for it) to find an invitation under my door to my neighborâ€™s birthday party. We are friendly neighbors and clearly like each other, but we havenâ€™t gone to the movies together, sat around and chewed the fat, been girlfriends. Happily, I accepted. (Yea, friends are wonderful.)Fast forward, the party. More happy news – many of the guests were members of Christine’s church choir. I was treated to an evening of interesting and meaningful conversation and song. Yes, the choir sang for Christineâ€™s birthday. Amazing! And most incredibly of all, I met Joe Simmons, who had the honor of singing for the Pope at Yankee Stadium. One thing led to another … Here follows my interview with Joe. (Iâ€™m guessing I should stop by St. Paulâ€™s again, and clearly the style of delivery doesnâ€™t matter. A shout out brought me that much closer to my neighbor, Christine, and Joe Simmons, an extraordinary person and cantor!)Joe Simmons’ Thoughts on Singing for the Papal Mass in Yankee StadiumJT: One thing I know for sure is that the spirit lives in the song. It takes us to places we may not otherwise travel. What are your feelings about the spirit that lives in the song? Continue Reading This Post »
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About Our Lady Of Weightloss"Janice Taylor is a 'kooky genius'"
~ O, The Oprah Magazine
Janice Taylor is a Weight Loss Coach and Certified Hypnotist, author, artist and motivational speaker. She is the author of Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal and All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our Lady of Weight Loss's 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville (publication date May 15, 2008). Janice is also the creator of the popular e-newsletter Kick in the Tush Club and a 50-pound big-time-loser.
Books By Janice:
- Eat This: Lose Weight – Divinely Pious Pears
- Weighty Confession: Forgive Me for I Have Sinned
- Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Rejoice, Your Motivation Is in the Toilet?
- Puzzled? By the #Root
- Eat This: Lose Weight – Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss-Green Eggs and Ham Recipe
- 7 Quotes: Pondering the Meaning of Life
- Weight Loss Sins: How Much Do Thong Underpants Weigh?
- Kick in the Tush Tuesday: how to…Wake Up Happy
- Puzzled? Wise words from the Dowager Countess of Grantham
- Eat This: Lose Weight – Flat not Fat Belly Chili