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#OneWord : 8 Quotes Guaranteed to Bring a Tear to the Eye!

Just the other night, a few friends were hanging out over “here” (as in my house).  One word led to the next, as words do, and for the life of me I can’t remember how the conversation turned to tears, […]

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#OneWord – #Fear : How to Scare the Pants Off Yourself !?!

What stops you? What stops you from achieving, from manifesting that which you want? What stops you, gets in your way, weighs you down? Whatever name you put to “it,” “it” is fear: fear of failure, fear of success, fear […]

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#OneWord: #Stardust and the Meaning of Life

Dig it, Tushkateers (members of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s KICK in the TUSH Club), Nine billion years ago – give or take a few years — after the universe began — enough large atoms existed to not only create […]

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#OneWord : What Shade of #Yellow Are You?

I’ve been thinking about the color yellow. It started when I randomly tossed a throw pillow on “the” chair, as in the new chair –not just any chair.  The yellow perked up the browns, was a great contrast to the […]

#OneWord: #Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.

Something is in the air! Something that makes me feel like smiling, singing, flying! What could it be? Spring? For real?   Yes, says your calendar. Here, from the Our Lady of Weight Loss Spring Happy Vault, 11 spring inspired quotes […]

#OneWord Thursday: 11 #Energy Quotes – Energize, Invigorate and Strengthen

Often, when I ask, “What will losing weight give you that you wouldn’t otherwise have?” people answer, “energy.”  I suspect that we’d all like to remove whatever is mucking up, blocking, getting in the way (weigh) of, stopping our energy […]

#OneWord Thursday: Ready Set #Focus

Whatever your goal may be, weight loss or otherwise, in order to manifest it, you’re going to need to get focused and stay focused on it. Got it? Here, today from Our Lady of Weight Loss, she who does her […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Winter Blues?

There are some folk who love winter. (Go figure!) And then there are some folk who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, who feel those winter blues like there’s no tomorrow. Here, Our Lady of Weight Loss shares 12 quotes to […]

#OneWord Thursday: How to #Survive!

Our Lady of Weight Loss and I were having a rather deep conversation about survival; exploring and observing how we all have different ways that we’ve developed over the years to navigate life. Some of us become introverts, some extroverts, […]

#OneWord Thursday: New Year, New #YOU!!!

Both Our Lady of Weight Lossand I are very much in “New Year, New You” (or in my case New Me) mode, which is why I gathered together these eight (8) “You” quotes. Read through, open your mind to the […]

#OneWord Thursday: 9 Simple But Not Easy Quotes to Chew On This Holiday Season

One of the things both Our Lady of Weight Loss and I love to say about permanent weight loss a.k.a. weight removal a.k.a. slimming down (use whichever phrase fits you best) is that it is simple. That’s right. Weight loss […]

#OneWord Thursday: An Invitation to Lower Your #Expectations

Holidays are essentially just like any other day. They are filled with their ups, downs, glitches and unexpected happenings.  Whatever your expectations, I invite you to lower them now!!! Here, 10 Lower Your EXPECTATIONS Quotes! #LowerYourExpectations “When you stop expecting […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Holiday Quotes – Blessed Is the Season

Our Lady of Weight Loss insisted that I share her fun holiday idea!  She just loves to type out her favorite holiday quotes in a pretty font.  Then she prints the page, cuts the quotes into strips, and finally, she […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How Did She Lose 60 Pounds…one word answer?

One of my star clients, who just happened to have permanently removed over 60 pounds of excess weight, told me that one of the most important components to her success was—in one word—diligence! That’s right folks. She did not talk […]

26 Thanksgiving Quotes — After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.

A few years ago, I started a fun Thanksgiving tradition! I asked those who would be celebrating with us to email me their favorite Thanksgiving quote a few days prior to the festivities, giving me to time to get my […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Reality Can Be Beaten With Enough Imagination.

This morning, I was pondering the concept of accepting reality, letting reality be reality and simply going with the flow vs. stomping my feet, pushing against and fighting the nature of what is, which sent me on a search for […]

15 Halloween Quotes: Lick Something Sweet, Laugh Like a Witch, Zuk Blood

Whether you “vant to zuk blood,” or laugh like a witch, or even lick something sweet, here are 15 Halloween Quotes that will put you in the mood! Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue […]

#OneWord Thursday: 13 (a baker’s dozen) Quotes to Ignite Your #Inner-Child

This week I had two rich, fully satisfying and illuminating client conversations about the Inner Child. My inner-child, their inner-child, your inner-child is the divine child that lives within.  She reflects our true self. She is pure; she is beautiful. […]

#OneWord Thursday: 12 Ways to Fuel #Abundance

Do you live in abundance? Or, do you have a scarcity mentality? Read through these 12 quotes, ingest them on a cellular level and use them to move away from negativity, away from fear, toward love, gratitude and possibility. Sometimes, […]

#OneWord Thursday: The capacity for #friendship is God’s way of apologizing for our families.

Since we moved cross-country, from New York City to Tucson, “friends and friendship” have been on my mind.  As we left New York City, we said see you soon to our dear, old friends, with a deep-seated intention of staying […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.

While in a poetic state of mind, I wondered if poetry were a reduction sauce might its flavor be an intensified form of “seeing;” a way of acutely observing the physical landscapes, both personal and geographic, of our lives. Might […]

#OneWord Thursday: Say #YES to Love

The great teachers tell us that you cannot start seeing or understanding anything when you start with “no.” Here, 10 quotes to an inspire a wholehearted yes to the present moment, yes to life, yes to love! “Always say ‘yes’ […]

#OneWord Thursday: How to Illuminate this #NOW!

Being human, inhabiting the moment; is no easy task. Our minds spin tales of the past, look toward the future, while today hollers, howls, tries so hard to get our attention. In a flash today becomes yesterday, precious moments missed. […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Loss – Letting Go Is the Lesson

I’ve often wondered how the words “weight loss” resonate with our psyche. The mere mention of either word often brings forth a myriad of uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. Imagine the two strung together. Over the years, as a Weight Loss […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Are You a Food Victim?

Definition of a victim:  a person to whom life happens. ~ Peter McWilliams Are You a Food Victim???  I hesitate to use the word “victim,” because it is such a strong word. But I’ve just got to ask … are […]

#OneWord Thursday: 9 Quotes – Fear Builds Walls Instead of #Bridges

Continuing with yesterday’s thoughts on Creative Bridge Building, manifesting a better life, journeying toward our dreams, here are 9 quotes that can further inspire. 9 Quotes: Fear Builds Walls Instead of #Bridges Fear builds walls instead of bridges. I want […]

12 Quotes: #Depression Robin Williams…Secret Sorrows

As we continue to grieve and try so very hard to wrap our minds around Robin Williams’s depression and suicide, I thought it useful to share quotes on melancholy, hopelessness and despair, written by some of our greatest writers that […]

#OneWord Thursday: 13 Quotes that #SparktheImagination

Yesterday, when working with one of my clients, I asked her to fill in the blank: “Imagine,” I said, “Imagine that it is the end of the day and you are feeling great…and then fill in the blank. “I am […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 Quotes to Fearlessly Move Into the #Unknown

Fear of the #unknown may find you frozen: Frozen in your tracks, terrified of the uncertainty of what is to come. So fearful that you remain where you are, a place that feels, in some way, shape or form lacking. […]

#OneWord Thursday: 11 #Cousins Day Quotes

Today is National Cousins Day!  In celebration, of Cousins Day, I am dedicating this post to my cousins, who are way more like sisters to me.  I hope that they’ll get a giggle and a kick! I hope you, too, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Are Alien Forces Force Feeding You?

“Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for […]

#OneWord Thursday: Do you have the courage to #Dream?

Could it be that when we make known our dreams to the Universe in writing or in words, spoken out loud loudly, that the Universe hears us? Could it be that when we truly believe in our dreams the Universe […]

#OneWord Thursday: 9 #Possibility Quotes that Shatter and Transform

Recently, a star client of mine and I were discussing the importance, the necessity and the magic of “living in possibility.”   Often, I find that we stop ourselves with limiting thoughts. It is important to remember that each day presents […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 Quotes – Going #Home. Can you? Really?

What does “home” mean to you? Is it a place or a feeling? It is a place of is it the people in the place? Or is it the people with whom you live, the friends that you have the […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 Quotes – #Vision a Juicy and Joyful Life

When people come to me; when people work with me to manifest a better tomorrow, to release their false fears, to tune into their distinct song, to let their façade fall and fade away, to allow their authentic selves to […]

An Anti-Gravity Life – 11 Heaven on Earth, Miracle Making, Life Is to Be Lived Quotes

Recently, I was hanging out with a few friends who are considerably younger than I, who haven’t fully ingested the fact that life doesn’t always go according to plan. In fact, life rarely mirrors our imaginings, which does not mean […]

10 Anti-Gravity Quotes that Lighten: Clutter Is Stuck Energy.

Continuing with this week’s wildly popular “Kick Tush Tuesday: Decluttering with the Queen of Knives…Caution. Sharp Knives Ahead,” here follows 10 clutter quotes that mysteriously and magically will help you to change your mental map, experience your ‘stuff’ in a […]

A baker’s dozen…13 #MayaAngelou Quotes to Live By

The news that Maya Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Wednesday, spread like wildfire.  Together, we mourn the loss of a giant, a warrior. At the age of 86, her spirit left her body, but her […]

#OneWord Thursday: Step Into a Square of #Sunshine

Dearest Tushkateers,  I find myself, today, sitting under gray. No floating clouds, no variations in hue, nor a hint of sunlight; 360 degrees of light gray.  While I appreciate the color gray, in all its glory, and say to myself, […]

#OneWord Thursday: A Platter of #Gratitude to Feast On

Gratitude is being able to deeply appreciate all that one has without holding onto it for dear life.   I say “Thank you,” and  I let it go. OMG Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club) and Devotees of […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Kindness Is Everything In Life, Isn’t it?

While this city girl was driving the local southwest highways in her dual exhaust 2003 Durango, she tuned into NPR and listened in on an interview with Diane Rehm and the celebrated author George Saunders.  They spoke about the convocation […]

#OneWord Thursday – Manifesting #Blessings

One of the things we have been exploring this week (exploring vs. trying to make happen) is ‘How to Wake Up Happy.’  We’ve kicked ourselves in the tush as we “Puzzled?” our way through the topic.  Today, Our Lady of […]

#IamTrying … to Blow the Fat Cells Out of Your Mind

Recently, I was chewing the fat with one of my star clients (you’re all stars), Millie (the names have been changed…) who’d successfully and permanently removed over 30 pounds two years ago.  She’d contacted me because the circumstances of her […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Money #Money #Money – Show Me the $$$

Hello Tushkateers,  This morning, I woke up with money on my mind.  It could be because this past Tuesday was April 15, Tax Day.  It could be because yesterday’s mail delivery was chock-full of bills.  Or, it could be because […]

#OneWord Thursday: Have #Patience, Know Thy Grass

If I had a nickle every time someone told me that they weren’t losing weight fast enough, or that they weren’t manifesting their dreams soon enough, or they weren’t being who they are not yet but want to be today […]

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

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 […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 Keys to #Contentment

Learning to be content with where you are, what you are doing, what you have, who you are with and who you are is no easy task.  Yet, it is a task worth doing; a task that can create tremendous […]

12 Quotes In Celebration: Happy Birthday Einstein!

In celebration of Albert Einstein’s birthday (March 14) and Pi Day, here follows a Baker’s Dozen Einstein Quotes to chew on!  Serve brain food! Einstein Quotes: Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: The One-Minute Vacation!

I am fairly certain that the most underutilized resource we have is our imagination, which is why I invite you to imagine.  Imagine a one minute vacation! Imagine what it might be like to live in a world where there […]

7 Quotes: Pondering the Meaning of Life

Yesterday, while flying 35,000 feet high in the sky, from the west coast to the east coast, I was afforded five quiet hours to spend productively, and so I pondered the meaning of life. Is there life elsewhere in this […]

Puzzled? Wise words from the Dowager Countess of Grantham

Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “The Dowager Countess Speaks,” is inspired by and in celebration of the oh-so-wise words from the Dowager Countess of Grantham, Downton Abbey. “Give him a date for when Mary’s out of mourning.  No […]

8 Moment of Zen Cowgirl Style Quotes

This week’s collection of curious quotes to chew on, “8  Moment of Zen Cowgirl Style Quotes” is inspired by the Tucson Rodeo Parade.  Yes, folks, this morning, bright n’ early—at 6:45 a.m.—we headed downtown to South Tucson to watch the […]

St. Valentine’s Day: 11 Love Quotes

On this St. Valentine’s Day, I gathered what I thought to be a most excellent grouping of quotes about love that were on the more practical than mushy side.   After all, in true love there is disagreement, miscommunication, differences, kisses, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: how to…Turn Dreams Into Reality

Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the “right stuff” to turn our dreams into reality. ~ James Womack Greetings Tushkateers,  I hope this KITT Club e-newsletter finds you well on this fabulous wintery morning!  I […]

#OneWord Thursday: Just Because You Had a #Thought Doesn’t Mean It’s a Good One

We think constantly, all the time; every second, every minute of the day at the rate of 60,000 to 80,000 words per minute.   Most thoughts drift in and out and leave no lasting impression.  Some thoughts have ‘sticking’ power.  Those […]

Puzzled? The Secret Powers of Your Inner Goddess

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled: “Goddess,” is inspired by a trip to “Cosanti,” the gallery and studio of Italian-American architect Paolo Soleri, which is located in Paradise Valley, Arizona.  The space is overflowing with experimental earth-formed […]

10 Quotes to Inspire Your #Reinvention

Essentially, when one says that they want to reinvent themselves, they are saying that there is something central to whom they are or what they do that they want to change.  While this process is relatively simple, it’s not easy.  […]

#OneWord to Live By: You are only afraid if you are not in #harmony with yourself.

For many #harmony is thought of as a tuneful sound, a combination of musical notes in a chord, a pleasing arrangement of parts; living in accord with others; an internal calm.  Here, 9 #harmony quotes to help you to define […]

#OneWord: Infusion of #Positivity

Our Lady of Weight Loss thought that y’all might want an infusion of positivity to keep you moving positively forward in 2014!  Therefore, under her guidance, I gathered 10 #Positivity Quotes that will help you to dwell in the beauty […]

10 Inspiring Quotes to Start 2014

The New Year is but a few hours away, affording us an opportunity to imagine an inspired fresh start; a year of new ideas that stretch the mind, open the heart, encourage curiosity and creativity, playfulness, kindness and love. Here, […]

Puzzled? Get Jiggy JigSaw: Floating Mary?

“I wasn’t raised Catholic; I just really like the image of a neutral and benign Mary floating around somewhere, being nice to people.” ~ Moby *** After I put the finishing touches on my artwork entitled, “Floating Mary,” I thought, […]

Quotes to Chew On- New Year: New You? Really? Again?

My email inbox overflows with links to articles and course offerings; variations on a theme: “New Year: New You.”   And I wonder, “A new and improved me? Again? What’s wrong with the old me?  Am I not…Thin enough?  Active enough?  […]

#OneWord Thursday: Just #Sitting Around? Good Job!

If you are feeling the hustle and bustle of the holiday season (or the hustle n’ bustle of life-in-general), then please do take a moment to find a comfortable place to sit, read through these nine thoughtful quotes that shed […]

Weighty Wisdom: Roadmap to Freedom

“Being diligent in your practice should not depend on your mood of the moment. Whether your meditation session is enjoyable or irritating, easy or hard, the important thing is to persevere. It is when you don’t feel like meditating that […]

Puzzled? Peace of Mind?

According to the Dalai Lama, “In the final analysis, the hope of every person is peace of mind.” As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, send healing vibes to all you know, wishing them peace […]

#OneWord Thursday: 22 #Thanksgiving Quotes from My Table to Yours…From Serious to Silly to Side-splitting

Our Lady of Weight Loss and I had a meeting of the creative minds last night and decided that we would, once again, write out our favorite Thanksgiving quotes on pretty strips of paper and sprinkle them across the Thanksgiving […]

#OneWord Thursday: Love is the Soul of #Genius

They say that each and every one of us is born with a special gift, a specific genius.   Sometimes, however, we don’t see it.  We tend to bury our genius under low-self esteem, or focus on other people’s genius.  “Oh […]

#OneWord Thursday: The Fat-Burning Power of the #Compliment

Happy #OneWord Thursday Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and those who have mysteriously landed on this page (divine intervention for sure)!   Today’s word to meditate on, live by and utilize to the max is “compliment,” inspired by […]

Commitment: Unlock the Door of Imagination, Turn Dreams Into Reality

Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the “right stuff” to turn our dreams into reality. ~ James Womack I had a curious conversation with star client CM … I asked CM, “On a scale from […]

#OneWord Thursday: Now Is the #TIME

People say that the one thing that is getting in their way of weighing less; one thing that they just didn’t have enough of is #Time. “I don’t have the time to go to the store and pick up fruits […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Listen to the Nighttime Fall

A follow up to my Tuesday’s Kick Tush post, “The 7 Don’ts of Listening,” I decided to dedicate this week to listening:  to people, to pets, to the rustling trees, the chirping birds, to my thoughts, to the nighttime fall; […]

#OneWord Thursday: How to #Manifest

Are you ready to focus on How to #Manifest what you want, what you really, really want! It’s been the theme of this week and last week for Our Lady of Weight Loss, and me too, and you too?  We […]

Puzzled? The Soul has Illusions…

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “The Soul has Illusions…” gives us something to chew on. An illusion is something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality. Our Lady of Weight Loss wonders, “Just […]

#OneWord Thursday – #Compassion – Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.

Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach, weight loss expert (that’s me) were discussing #Compassion!   Our Lady pointed out that ALL the major religions place great value on #Compassion. OLofWL noted that practicing compassion, […]

#OneWord Thursday: #NeverGiveUp

As promised in my yesterday’s blog post entitled: How the Angel of Defeatism Inspired, which was essentially about “Never Giving Up,” here are 9 quotes to help you to move forward, get on with it, pick up where you left […]

Puzzled? A Year of Miracles?

Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, A Year of Miracles, was inspired by an amazing quote from Pablo Picasso! “Everything is a miracle.  It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one’s bath like a lump of […]

#OneWord Thursday: What’s Your #Story

What’s your #story?  Your “I’m Fat” story?  Your “I just can’t lose it” story? My story starts when I was born–born fat.  I was the only baby in the hospital nursery to gain weight.  Babies generally speaking lose their first […]

#OneWord Thursday: Dare to Be #You

Since human life began, there has never been anyone like you, nor – going forward – will there ever be anyone else like you.  It is a mystery that in spite of one’s special talents so many people stay stuck […]

#OneWord Thursday – 10 Quotes: #Hope filled Journey

Over the past few decades, research shows that one of the most powerful vehicles, one of the most potent tools, to get you “there,” the place that you so desire to be, where life is good and you have achieved […]

#OneWord Thursday: In Search of #Bliss

In search of bliss?  The highest degree of happiness, blessedness, exalted felicity, heavenly joy?   Me, too!  And—I can tell you with certainty that beating your self up is not the way to find bliss. Give yourself a break.  It took […]

#Puzzled? In search of Weight Loss Nirvana?

While clicking through this weeks Puzzled? In Search of Nirvana, imagine living in the Transcendent State of Nirvana, where there is neither suffering nor desire. “If bliss is to scratch an itch, what greater bliss, no itch at all?  So […]

OneWord Thursday: 9 Quotes – How to Create an Amazing #VACATION

As I am “On Adventure” (vs. On #Vacation), I thought it a good idea to gather quotes that might help me to, inspire and motivate me to not only create an amazing “adventure,” but also help me to stay to […]

#OneWord Thursday: The #Healing Connection

One of the most important parts of healing oneself is to recognize and be acquainted with the powerful relationship between your mind and your body. Here follow 10 quotes to help you make The #Healing Connection! As my sufferings mounted […]

#OneWord Thursday: Simple, Easy, Happy #Change #Change #Change

People want to know, how I permanently lost 50 pounds.  People ask, “What your secret?”   The answer is simple.  I changed.  I changed my thoughts, my beliefs, my behaviors; I dropped my “I can’t” baggage, and then I changed the […]

#OneWord Thursday: Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a #walk.

#Walk it off!  Studies from both the University of South Carolina and University of Tennessee showed that people who walk fewer than 5,000 steps per day were heavier than those who walked at least 9,000 steps; and those who upped […]

#OneWord Thursday: Let #FREEDOM Ring

In celebration of the 4th of July, Independence Day 2013, Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Expert, decided to zero in on, to focus on this one word: #Freedom!  A word that […]

#OneWord Thursday: #YOU – 10 Quotes that Uncover, Expose, Manifest the Real You

Is your being Being authentically #you? Have #you tapped into the unconventional, unusual, perhaps outlandish #you; the genuine, bona fide #you? Here, Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Expert, 50 pound big-time winner (loser), and Our Lady […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Acceptance-is the Weigh

Mysterious and magical things happen when we open our hearts and minds; when we see life “as it is;” as it truly is, without judgment, without surrender or resignation, without running away from, without story. Let go of the fight.  […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 #Judgment Quotes: Just How Heavy and Unnecessary?

As a Life Coach and Weight Loss Success Coach, I see, hear and feel people judging themselves and others consistently, continually, constantly, relentlessly in negative, unfair and harmful ways.  #Judgment, Oy! Take heed:  If you want to permanently let go […]

#OneWord Thursday: Shine a Bright #LIGHT on the #Light Within

Our Lady of Weight Loss, she who shines a bright #light on us as we go “Into the Lite,” and I were discussing “light;” the light within specifically, as well as how to gain access to this light, especially when […]

#OneWord Thursday: #STUCK to Unstuck

Are you feeling as if you are spinning your wheels and getting nowhere fast?  Are you stuck in the mud? What do you do when you feel stuck or trapped?  Flail, flounder, flap, struggle, resist?  Maybe even throw your weight […]

#OneWord Thursday: What is your #style? Inner-style? Spiritual style?

What is your style?  Inner-style?  Spiritual style?  What is style?  Style is a combination of self-awareness, self-knowledge, personality and fashion. True style, inner-style, spiritual-style requires that one feels comfortable in their own skin, at home in their body. Your outer-style […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 Quotes that Inspire the #Body

Our inner guidance comes to us through our feelings and body wisdom first — not through intellectual understanding. ~ Christiane Northrup Because thoughts come from our head, and said thoughts tend to be loud (very loud), we are inclined to […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 Quotes to Build #Confidence

Our confidence, or lack of, affects how we experience life, and what actions we take based on that experience.  When we are confident in who we are; when we feel good about ourselves, we make better choices, healthier choices.  We […]

#OneWord Thursday: 12 Ways to Breathe In #Morning Happiness

Further my yesterday’s post, “3 Steps to Waking Up Happy,” here today a dozen “morning” quotes that can serve as morning affirmations, as well. Wash your mind with these magically filled, precious morning gems that can help you to tap […]

#OneWord Thursday: Dove Sketches – The First Stab of #Beauty

Have you seen the very brilliant, gone viral, new Dove commercial entitled, “Dove Real Beauty Sketches?”  #WeAreBeautiful The commercial did an amazing job of illustrating that your every day woman perceives herself as less attractive than she is (even ugly).  […]

#OneWord: Does Your Soul Know the Geography of Your #DESTINY?

Is everything predetermined; the beginning as well as the end?  Does your soul know the geography of your destiny?  Are you where you are supposed to be? Does destiny relate to the probable to almost certain future, allowing for change […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: 5 Reasons Why Your Weight is Still a Problem

You may say that you want to tackle ‘the’ problem, solve it, handle it and move on, but If you have been working on the same problem for more than, let’s say, a decade (is that enough time to tackle […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: how to … Live in Hope, Not Fear

Dearest Tushkateers, Yesterday, after an absolutely lovely and peaceful afternoon walk through the Conservatory Gardens in Central Park, Peter and I returned home, turned on our respective media devices and were blasted by one deeply disturbing headline after the next–as […]

Puzzled? Will It End in Mystery?

“It Began in Mystery; It Will End in Mystery.“ This week’s get jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by the mysterious nature of it all! “…. There are certain times, when, as on the whisper of the wind, there […]

#OneWord Thursday – 11 Quotes: Visit the Fringe of Eternity-Where #MYSTERY Exists

If our minds are always thinking, spinning words one after the next into “story,” sometimes comforting, sometimes terrifying; then how can we hear the wise voice of intuition? How can we be present and fully appreciate, be astonished by, marvel […]

#OneWord Thursday: End Emotional Eating, Be Here “NOW”

Question: Where are you? Answer:  Here Question:  What time is it? Answer:  Now Emotional eating is rooted in the “unpresent.”  If we could simply live in the moment, in the now, there would be no emotional eating.  When feeding an […]

#OneWord Thursday-EINSTEIN: 13 “Einstein” Quotes that Feed the Brain

In celebration of Albert Einstein’s birthday (March 14) and Pi Day, here follows a Baker’s Dozen Einstein Quotes to chew on!  Serve brain food! Einstein Quotes: Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on […]

#OneWord Thursday: Vision

Your very first step toward creating a better tomorrow, your best life, is developing the capacity to picture it.  This vision will ignite a fire of passion, which will fuel your pledge to do whatever it takes to manifest your […]

#OneWord Thursday: Quiet – A happy life must be a quiet life.

One of my favorite stories that illustrates the importance of quiet is about Michelangelo, the great artist.   It is said that one day back in the day, a prince visited Michelangelo in his studio and found him staring at an […]

#OneWord Thursday: Self-Love

I’m not quite sure why it is so difficult to ‘love thyself,’ the number one commandment of Our Lady of Weight Loss’ 10 Commandments of Permanent Fat Removal (a.k.a. weight loss) but apparently – it is! If you were to […]

Facing Death: 10 Life Quotes

Because my mother had a stroke last week, and she is, so to speak, scripting her final chapter, which is currently overflowing with love, laughter and song, I can’t help but to think about life.   And as I do, as […]

8 Christmas Quotes: Wrap Your Holiday in Ho Ho Ho Happiness!

One of my favorite things to do when having dinner parties — especially a holiday party — is to wrap the silverware in quotes!  People unwrap their forks n’ knives and read their quotes aloud, pass them around.  People want […]

2013: Pray with the Rocks

With love, appreciation and deepest gratitude for your faithful friendship, Our Lady of Weight Loss and I wish you the very best in 2013, AND we invite you to …       … Dream with Your Feet, bust a move, get […]

Quotes: 6 Steps to a Miracle

If you want to make your dreams come true, including but not limited to permanent weight loss, then you are going to need to wake up. Here, Janice Taylor (that’s me) shares 10 quotes that will help you to WAKE […]

12 Ways to Release Stress

Feeling Stressed? Here are 12 quotes that inspire, motivate and provide a “call to action.”  A call to action are words that urge the reader, listener or viewer — you —  to take immediate action.  Without action there is no […]

A Platter Full of Weight Loss Motivation … Quotes to Chew On

This past week, on the Kick in the Tush Club/Facebook page, Tushkateers from across the land expressed their personal struggle with staying motivated.  One day they’re all in, excited, doing the happy inspiration dance and then, the next, they have […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – How to … Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8

  Never use violence of any kind. Never threaten violence in any way. Never even think violent thoughts. Never argue because it attacks another’s opinion. Never criticize because it attacks another’s ego. And your success is guaranteed. ~ Mohandas Gandhi […]

PLAY: Weight Loss Puzzle – How many pounds does bitterness weigh?

Feeling bitter?  A tad hostile? Perhaps argumentative, contentious, spiteful or even scrappy? If yes, then you can metaphorically offer your bitterness, or his or her bitterness, a cookie or a gumdrop. Or – if you take the literal route, and […]

5 Steps to Cultivating Self-Love

Are you ready to love yourself?  Are you ready to become fully alive? Are you ready to take responsibility for your experience and begin to lead a happy, full life.  Are you ready to not only create it but embrace […]

PLAY JigSaw and Lose Weight: How to Pet a Dog!

Did you know that there is a step by step ‘how to’ guide for just about anything under the sun?  A right vs. wrong way to do things? Well, there is and this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle:  […]

PLAY Zen Weight Loss Riddle: Where Did the Glue Go?

Where did the glue go?  A Zen Riddle from Our Lady of Weight Loss (via Rita Rudner)! Good question, no?  Very Zen, indeed! This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle:  Where Did the Glue Go? is designed to keep […]

11 Powerful Quotes: Love Your Body

“Our inner guidance comes to us through our feelings and body wisdom first — not through intellectual understanding.” ~ Christiane Northrup Because thoughts come from our head, and said thoughts tend to be loud (very loud), we are inclined to […]

9 Julia Child Quotes: Celebrating 100 Years of Joyful Living

Yesterday, was the 100th anniversary of Julia Child’s birth.  American chef, author, and television personality, she is most remembered for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her first cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” as well as […]

Kick in the Tush Club: 4 Tips … How to Spread Your Wings and FLY!

You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life? ~ Rumi TUSHKATEERS!!! Greetings to YOU, one n’ all!!!!    Are you ready for yet another fabulous August day!!!   Are you ready to spread your wings and fly through the […]

The Feed Your Soul Project: Week 9 – The Universe has shouted itself alive …

Needless to say (but I’ll say it anyway), I have been giving a great deal of thought to what ‘feeds the soul,’ from fun and quirky things to do, to books to read that enlighten and lift spirits, to decluttering, […]

PLAY: The Kookiest Cuckoo, Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle

A few weeks ago, a major league huge, prehistoric looking bird came a tappin’ on my front window.  Needless to say, this CityGrrl had no idea what it was – other than a bird. So, I quickly sent out an […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Is Your Life a Hobby?

  Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people’s criticisms, carry out your plan. ~ Paul J. Meyer Anachemowegan (from the Mohican […]

PLAY: Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – Rooster Today, Feather Duster Tomorrow

“Rooster today, feather duster tomorrow.” ~ Russian Proverb Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by the confluence of two events: 1.  I was walking through the ‘hood, and much to my surprise and delight, a neighbor of […]

200 Ways to Feed Your Soul – Tips 51-60: Peel Off the False Mask

Howdy All!  It’s Soul-Full Thursday!  The day that we focus on enhancing our ability to live and love with enthusiasm; the day we focus on the little things in life that are oh so meaningful! Here follows Tips 51-60 (shooting […]

13 Good LUCK! It is Summer and YES, I GOTTA LOSE WEIGHT TIPS: HOW to CALM DOWN, GET REAL and SURVIVE WEARING A BATHING SUIT!

Anyone’s life truly lived consists of work, sunshine, exercise, soap, plenty of fresh air, and a happy contented spirit. ~ Lillie Langtry Good Day TUSHKATEERS!!! How are y’all doing?  I must say; I am super duper fine.  It’s summer and […]

Feed Your Soul (Tips 31-40) : When Love Knocks, Open the Door

As promised, here are the next ten ways (Tips 31-40) to Feed Your Soul that will ultimately help you to change your health, change your weight.  Only 160 more to go, before I complete my 200 tip commitment to you […]

200 Tips Feed Your Soul, Change Your Weight: Week 3 –

Here we go, straight into Week 3 of the  FEED YOUR SOUL: Change Your Weight series (from May through September).  I was initially inspired and motivated to do this because I am leading a workshop at Hollyhock, an absolutely phenomenal […]

Feed Your Soul, Change Your Weight: Remove the Stops (Tips 11-20)

Last week, I made a commitment to do my absolute best to list ten ways to FEED YOUR SOUL: Change Your Weight each and every week from the first week in May through to September.  I am inspired and motivated […]

11 Quotes: God Is the Perfect Poet … in your pocket

In celebration of Poem In Your Pocket Day (Thursday, April 26), I have pulled together quotes about poetry that are sure to inspire a poem – or – at the very least, give a poetic feel to your day. And […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: The WORST Thing that could happen …

Greetings Tushkateers and Friends of Tushkateers! It has been a glorious week, has it not?  A week of Easter eggs, Matzoh Brie, and Tulips, galore!  Yes, I took a long (lunch break) walk yesterday with my boyfriend (a.k.a. husband of […]

Play: Get Jiggy Weight Loss Puzzle and LOSE! Problems Solutions here.

This week’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle is entitled “Problems/Solutions.”  If there is a problem, there must be a solution, no? Before you click through your problem and move to solution, read through these fabulous quotes that will bring […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Is a Calorie Just a Calorie?

It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are – not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within – that you can begin to take control. ~ Oprah Winfrey Good day Tushkateers! Are […]

Weight Loss Motivation: 9 Quotes that Light the Fires of Acceptance

WHAT IS ACCEPTANCE? Buddhism’s first noble truth, “All life is suffering,” is an invitation for people to accept that suffering is a natural part of life.  The term “Kabbalah” literally means acceptance. Acceptance is the fifth stage of the Kubler-Ross […]

Play: JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle and Lose It. The Hummingbird Miracle

This week’s Get Jiggy WEIGHT LOSS JigSaw Puzzle, “The Hummingbird Miracle,” is being transmitted from 35,000 feet high into the sky!  (I am on my way home! Woo Hoo!!) And yes, today’s technology is nothing short of a miracle; as […]

PLAY: Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – Lose It … Biscuit and Rabbit Thoughts

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled Biscuits & Rabbit Thoughts was inspired by the brilliant quote (above) by Nietzsche, which I know to be true because […]

Play: JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle and Lose – Puppy Love (quotes included)

This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled Puppy Love, features the puppy (duh!)  Is there anything cuter?  (I can hear the kitten people starting to meow!) It was inspired by “Buddy,” a puppy who recently adopted my friends […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: STOP Trying to Be Positive

Greetings Tushkateers!!!  How are you on this fabulous morning (afternoon or evening, depending on your time zone)? I’m just ‘dandy’ – ‘peachy keen’ – maybe even ‘groovy.’ It’s not my style to toss out an empty “how are you?”  I […]

10 Timeless Healthy Living Quotes: From Buddha (500 BC) to Persius (50 AD)

I stumbled upon a gaggle of  “Healthy Living Quotes” that I found interesting.  Not just because they were profound or struck a personal cord, but rather because the majority of them were said hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of years […]

New Year’s Resolutions: 10 Reflective Quotes from the Masters

Alice came to a fork in the road. “Which road do I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” responded the Cheshire cat. “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.” ~Lewis Carroll, Alice […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – Holiday Grief: 4 Steps to Faith

Greetings and Salutations Tushkateers!!! How’s it going?  Have you lost your Holiday Mind yet?  This past weekend, the ‘kids’ came for a visit (they’re like soooo old, they’re hardly kids, but they’re my kids, so they will forever be ‘the […]

Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 8 Best Thanksgiving Quotes

Our Lady of Weight Loss and I had a meeting of the creative minds last night and decided that it would be fun (and useful) to take the following Thanksgiving quotes (our favorites), write them out on pretty strips of […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: Impossible (or possible) Weight Loss?

“There is no use trying,” said Alice. “One can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen.  “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve […]

10 Inspirational Quotes: How to Take One Step At a Time

Feeling Overwhelmed?  Not exactly sure how to ‘start’ anew?   Where to begin? If the prospect of change feels overwhelming to you, then consider taking one step at a time. You may have heard the expression  – Take One Step […]

17 Work Quotes that Work: Sand dunes are the work of sea and wind.

This morning I was faced with a mountain of work.  Papers to sort through, articles to read, and more! My brain took one look at it all and took a negative turn to the right (as if my brain is […]

13 Quotes – Honoring Mother Theresa’s 101st Birthday

As I understand it, when Mother Theresa was asked if she would march in an anti-war protest, she declined.  She said, however, that she would march for peace.  We manifest what we focus on.  Focusing on war even in the […]

Quotes to Bust Bad Habits Contributing to Weight Gain

This morning, while writing my cheery good morning note to Tushkateers across the land (see Kick in the Tush Club; you too can be a Tushkateer!), I included the following quote from Mark Twain, which I absolutely adore.  I hope […]

4 “Disappointing” Quotes that Inspire???

Disappointment: The feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the non-fulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations. While speaking to clients this week, the word ‘disappointment’ reared its head on several occasions. “I am disappointed that I only lost 3/4 of […]

Birthday Quotes

Want to know a secret?  Promise not to tell?  Today is my birthday!  29 again?  Maybe! In celebration of birthdays and unbirthdays, here are 9 of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s favorite birthday quotes! “Because time itself is like a […]

Mother’s Day Quotes – God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. . .

You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back.  ~ William D. Tammeus Mothers hold their children’s […]

What’s your favorite Elizabeth Taylor quote?

Elizabeth Taylor, an extraordinary talented actress, who is also remembered for her beauty, brains, courage, and wit, throughout the years offered both honest and wise quotes. What’s your favorite quote?  Please weigh-in below, and if your favorite is not here, […]

Motivational Monday: 10 Quotes to INSPIRE YOUR BODY

What happens when we live in our heads? We disconnect from our bodies. That’s what happens! We disconnect from our bodies. We lose touch with our bodies and the fact, yes the fact, is that our bodies know us better than our minds do. Here follow 10 quotes that will help to reconnect!

Rise and Grind WEDNESDAY: Celebrating Dr. Seuss – birthday pancakes, quotes and more!

Today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday! What a great way to spin this day!A happy and special occasion all the way!Indeed, it is one that both Our Lady of Weight Loss and I wish would shine in the sun! Families would […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes that ignite our passions

Quotes have the power to help us make it through the day; they have the power to motivate, to inspire, they have the power to create change. The right words at the right time spoken by the right person can change the trajectory of our lives; they can help shift perspective and create paradigm shifts.

Rise & Grind Wednesday: A POLL – Cinnamon Flavored WAKE UP Quotes

“I like cinnamon rolls, but I don’t always have time to make a pan. That’s why I wish they would sell cinnamon roll incense. After all I’d rather light a stick and have my roommate wake up with false hopes.” ~ Mitch Hedberg

Thanksgiving Quotes and Prayers for Your Table

From Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, a fun Thanksgiving craft project that’s easy and will bring a smile to your face! … A few years ago, I started a fun Thanksgiving tradition! I asked those who would be celebrating with us to email me their favorite Thanksgiving quote a few days prior to the festivities, giving me to time to get my creative juices in gear!

2010 Veterans Day: Quotes to Inspire

In honor of Veterans Day 2010, 15 quotes that give pause for reflection.

10 Quotes: Love Your Body

The NOW Foundation launches its “Love Your Body” campaign this Wednesday, October 20. In recognition here follows 10 of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s favorite Love Your Body quotes - to inspire and to ignite self-love!

Wizard of Oz quotes to live by

71 years ago today, the musical fantasy film, “The Wizard of Oz” hit the screens, and people from all over the world have not only been enjoying it ever since, but also taking in its wisdom. Here follow Our Lady of Weight Loss’s top 10 quotes that inspire, motivate … guaranteed to make you smile.

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