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Motivational Musing: Yes? Yes! Yes?

The great teachers tell us that you cannot start seeing or understanding anything when you start with “No.” “Why is that?” you ask. Because… …Starting with “Yes” does not mean that you jump in happily with a perfect 2-foot landing. […]

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Coach Yourself Thinnish: 4 Simple Steps to a Less Problematic Life

Just for a moment, imagine what your life might look like, sound like, feel like…even taste like…if your biggest challenge(s) no longer existed. They are not a part of your psyche, nor a part of your every day life. That’s […]

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Kick in the Tush Tuesday: #Stop-Stopping

How do you fail? How do you fail at losing weight a.k.a. permanent fat removal or—for that matter—any other goal?  The simple answer is that you stop. You stop. You give up. You stop. You lose momentum. You stop. You […]

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21 Ways to Make Simple New Year’s Resolutions!

The New Year is upon us, and I am thrilled.  We now have an opportunity to look back on 2014 with loving-kindness, decide what we’d like to change and what goals we’d like to set, and move forward into a […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 2015 – Manifesting Your Dreams

As the New Year approaches, we can’t help but to begin to review the happenings of this year, the things that we manifested and the things that we did not; the random happy happenings and the random not-so-fabulous happenings, and […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Autumnal Hypnagogia – How to touch the sun, reach for the stars, open your heart, follow your dreams!

Today, on this very special autumnal Kick Tush Tuesday, I’d like to share a story with you!  Not the usual blog post that you might expect from me.  I’m trying something new (shaking it up!).  I hope you like it.  […]

What Happens If You Don’t Have Loving Parents?

If you don’t have loving parents, then you had better learn to be a loving parent to yourself. ~ Anonymous Life is about love. Plain n’ simple! Love is the foundation of self-esteem. It is love that heals. Loving yourself […]

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: 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 […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Cry With a Pure Heart; See What Life Tastes Like

Did you know that crying is an effective way to cleanse the soul; a way to wash out the contained, confined emotions; both happy and sad, joyful and disappointing that sometimes lodge themselves deep within causing fatigue or pain, and […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: There Is No Future!

How do you know that there is a future?  Seriously Tushkateers.  It’s not as if anyone has ever been there.  (Am I right, or am I right?)  Yet, we imagine that there is a future and we visualize this future […]

Wisdom Wednesday: 6 Steps to Calm and Content

Did you know that your body is hereditarily designed to shift into fight or flight mode whenever you feel threatened?   In the old days (way old days), we felt frightened when the tiger eyed us as his next meal.  And […]

#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 […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: The Flat Belly Connection-Bats in Your Belfry, Butterflies in Your Belly!

Greetings Tushkateers,   How are y’all on this absolutely spectacular day?  I am peachy keen.  My daughter and her man have been visiting us, here in Tucson, for the past week.  They leave today.  (Sob, sob…don’t go…don’t leave mommy!!!)   And, […]

The Goddess of Forever Thin Delivering a Mighty KICK IN THE TUSH!

Once upon a time, a chubby young woman was wandering about in the Land of the Lost and Found Pounds, thinking self-deprecating thoughts when she ran into the Goddess of Forever Thin. She said, “Hi Goddess. You are wise, and […]

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.  […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Happy Christmas and more…

Dearest Tushkateers,  From the bottom of our most GRATEFUL HEARTS, both Our Lady of Weight Loss and I wish you a very MERRY and extraordinarily HAPPY Holiday. We send you Platters Full of LOVE, JOY, POSITIVITY, Full-on ENERGY. We encourage […]

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?  […]

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: #Surrender to the Present Moment

Imagine, just for a moment, what your life might look like if you stopped fighting, stopped hiding, stopped resisting life.  Imagine what it might feel like if you let go of trying to force the issue, if you stopped trying […]

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 – #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: 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 […]

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 […]

#OneWord Thursday: “Identity” – 14 Juicy Quotes to Shape Your Story

Who are you?  What costume do you wear?   What story do you tell yourself about yourself? Who are you?  Really? As I head off to Rowe Camp and Conference Center to lead the workshop entitled “Feed Your Soul: Change Your […]

Spirit Story: Two Wolves

A Native American grandfather is talking to his grandson about how he feels about a tragedy in their village. “I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart.  One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one. The […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: 51 “One Size Fits All” Miracle Cures

Insanity:  Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. ~ Albert Einstein Tushkateers!  Howdy, Hi there, Hey, Hello …. How are you on this fine February morning (afternoon or evening)?  Just swell?  Ready to stop the […]

#OneWord Thursday: Adventure

This morning, while sitting and staring out the window, sipping that magical first cup of coffee, I witnessed a miracle.  The Sunrise.  The grey clouds cleared, the sun peeked out and the sky a magnificent shade of blue.  Another day, […]

2013: The Year of Extreme Happiness

“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.” ~ W.M. Lewis Hello Tushkateers!   Before we move into this week’s KITT Club e-letter, allow me first to share a […]

The Hospice Diaries: Transcending the Traditional

This morning, as I lie in bed, contemplating what the next few days might bring forth on all planes–physically, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually–what the days could look like, I begin to wonder how I could possibly best manage to “enjoy” them. […]

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 […]

JigSaw Meditation? 10 Simple Steps to Inner Peace

This week’s JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by Our Lady of Om, who invites you to not only click through “Ommmmmm”, but also to join her in a simple breathing meditation. Here, a simple Breathing Meditation from Our Lady of Om. […]

5 Steps to Happiness

1.  First There Was the Thought: When it comes to emotional baggage, we consciously experience a ‘feeling’ before we understand its trigger. When a strong feeling surfaces; a feeling that can ‘sink you,’ or ‘squash your enthusiasm;’ when a feeling […]

Kick in the Tush Club: What is VELLEITY and do you SUFFER from IT??? Probably!!!

Listen to the mustn’ts, child.  Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me … Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. ~ Shel Silverstein Hellooooo TUSHKATEERS!!!!  […]

Remembering Brother: It’s Raining in My Heart

Do you remember the song, “Raining In My Heart“?  I do, even though it’s before my ‘specific’ time.  I wasn’t a teenager, but my oldest brother (10 years my senior) was and he loved Buddy Holly, and that’s putting it […]

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, […]

7 Disappointing Quotes that Inspire

Disappointment: The feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the non-fulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations. This week, while working with one of my clients, she had a major aHa moment!  She realized that one of the reasons that she […]

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 […]

200 Ways to Feed the Soul: Tips 41-50: Do Less

A quarter of the way there, on my way to 200 Ways to Feed Your Soul, here follows tips 41-50; week 5! It is quite amazing!  As I said last week, the idea of creating 200 ways to feed your […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: Brain Scans, Birthdays and Red Velvet Cake

The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.  ~ Maya Angelou How are YOU, Dear Tushkateer??!? It’s been quite the week here; chock-a-block with life. […]

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: Pray with the Rocks, the Pebbles, the Sand

In anticipation and preparation for my next workshop, “Feed Your Soul: Change Your Weight,” I’ve committed to listing 10 Ways to Feed Your Soul each week from now until the workshop, which is scheduled to begin on September 16 – […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: How to … Dream – Envision a You that You Choose

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.   Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. ~ Gloria Steinem Hellloooooooooo Tushkateers!!!  How excited are you that it is Tuesday and you are receiving a Kick in […]

13 Steps: A Guide to Mindful Nighttime Eating

This morning, while working with one of my star clients (you are all stars), the topic “nighttime eating” – once again – surfaced. Since a good many of us find nighttime eating one of  the biggest ‘permanent weight removal’ challenges, […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: Sing HIS Being Simply By Being

Every Riven Thing God goes, belonging to every riven thing he’s made sing his being simply by being the thing it is: stone and tree and sky, man who sees and sings and wonders why …. Christian Wimans  Greetings and […]

The Elder Care Blues: Waking Up Dead

The Cataract surgery did not go as well as expected.  Even though it ranks as one of the safest and simplest of surgeries; even though the literature reports that 99.5% of the population can see clearly as soon as the […]

Leap Day: Take a Leap of Faith (if not today, when???)

We all have dreams – things that we want so intensely that we can taste them. Dreams that we can see in our mind’s eye and feel in our hearts. As excited and as enthusiastic as we may be, it […]

The Elder Care Blues: WAKING UP ‘DOWN’

There is a borderland state called hypnagogia. It is a place of transition; a space that is rapt with images, symbols and words that captivate the mind as they move you from wakefulness to sleep (referred to as hypnagogic) and, […]

The Elder Care Blues: Things Could Be Worse … and, they will be.

The thing about life is that life has a life of its own, and you just never know when ‘life’s life’ is going to show up and where ‘it’ is going to take you.   For the most part the unexpected […]

The State of the Union: 5 Best Money Rituals … Guaranteed

President Obama delivered a fine State of the Union address last night, but OMG!!! … he forgot the MONEY RITUALS!!! Therefore, Our Lady of Weight Loss and I thought we’d share our 5 best money rituals with you!  They are […]

Cancer Survivor: Susan Keats is NOT Dead Yet! And … that’s a good thing.

Susan Keats, Contributor for The Succulent Wife and Seize-the-Day Propagandist is “not dead yet,” and that’s a good thing.  A good thing for her, her family, for me and for anyone else wants or needs a jolt of inspiration, motivation […]

National Hugging Day: 11 Tips – Full Frontal Hugging

National Hugging Day, which has become an internationally recognized observation that embraces hugging (pardon the pun), is but three days away (Saturday, January 21).  So, I thought it a good time to roll out and review The Rules of The […]

Best e-Course: You 2012 – Luminous Authenticity

Since human life began, there has never been anyone like you—and there will never again be anyone else like you.  Yet despite special talents and great desire, many of us are stuck in limiting beliefs about who we are and […]

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 […]

Happy Holiday Tips: Foods that Transmit Happiness

As we find ourselves knee deep in holiday feasts of plenty, I thought it might be useful to know what foods bring forth the best feelings. Yes, foods change the chemical structure in your brain, and therefore have an impact […]

21 Tips: How to Make It a Happy Holiday

I understand that we think ’tis the season to over-indulge, stuff ourselves silly and stress ourselves out,’ but it really doesn’t have to be. Our Lady of Weight Loss to the Rescue! 21 Tips: Make It a Happy Holiday Tip […]

Beat the Stress: Do THIS Not THAT

This morning, I took a look at my ‘to-do’ list and screamed.  Okay, I didn’t really scream but there was an audible sigh!  So much to do, so little time!  How am I – how are YOU – going to […]

Bite of the Big Apple: Win a Trip to New York City

Holy Guacamole, Beliefnet peeps, Tushkateers throughout the land and anyone else who has managed to land on this page (consider it divine inspiration)! You CAN win a trip to New York City, land of bright lights, Broadway shows, shopping galore, […]

How to Remove Obstacles, Big or Small (easier than you think)

It is said that wherever there is Ganesh, there is success and prosperity; and wherever there is success and prosperity, there is a Ganesh. Ganesh, the Hindu deity, is the lord of wisdom, intelligence, education, luck and fortune, gates, doors, […]

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