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 […]
“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 […]
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!!!! […]
We cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning; for what in the morning was true will in evening become a lie. ~ C.G. Jung A few weeks ago, Darling Husband (DH) and I went […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled “Our Lady of the Squash Blossoms” was inspired by squash blossoms! Did you know that summer squash blossoms? And that those blossoms are edible? Bright orange Squash Blossoms are primarily found […]
People call me, text me, email me, and sometimes even send massively long missives the old fashioned way, via the United States Postal Service, to let me know that they not only want to change, but they are ready to […]
Chewing the FAT with Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal Dear OLofWL ~ I’ve heard you say that one should, if one really wants to lose weight, “make your home your safe haven.” What […]
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about. ~ Albert Einstein Hi there, hey there, ho there … TUSHKATEERS!!! Oh […]
Greetings my fellow chefs, functional or dysfunctional, ‘into’ bread or not, either way, you are going to love, love, love this uber-delish, healthy and fabulously colorful and beautiful recipe! Are you ready??? Good!!! Here we go!!! She’s a Stacked Triple […]
Ever walk down the street or through the park, in deep thought, with a scowl on your face and a furrowed brow, and some stranger takes it upon himself to yell out to you, “It can’t be that bad. How […]
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 life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence. ~ Norman Vincent Peale Helloooooo Beloved TUSHKATEERS!!! Happy end of July/ first week in August! And speaking of August!!!! Segueing straight into the week […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle and (bonus) Prickly Prayer was inspired by a wall of paddle cactus that I happened to stumble upon (not into, thank goodness, otherwise OUCH!) that was overflowing with its precious fruit, prickly […]
Like a mad scientist, I have immersed myself into experimentation mode, assembling my personal best cooking tools, which include but are not limited to my beloved slow-cooker, spectacularly beautiful measuring cups from Anthropologie (wait for a sale to purchase), a […]
New research from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, indicates that women who faithfully keep a food journal (operative word here … faithfully), who avoid skipping meals and limit eating in restaurants, lose more weight than those who do […]
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. ~ Albert Camus TUSHKATEERS!!! Are you ready for a gentle, positive, and happy Kick in the Tush that shifts your mental map, changes your perspective and your point […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – “Sunflower Girl” – was inspired by the Sunflower. The sunflower stands tall. She keeps her face looking toward sunshine, thus eliminating shadows. With her head full of seeds, she is readied […]
One way to start to implement change and activate the power within is to send a new message to your unconscious. A strong message, that at the same time not only respects how your unconscious mind has been protecting you […]
Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either. ~ Bodhidharma TUSHKATEERS!!! Helloooooo!!! Howdy Do! … AND – guess where I am right now! 35,000 miles high in the sky; finishing this week’s […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Watermelon Straight Up, Please” was inspired by the watermelon!!! Here follows some interesting information about the watermelon for you to chew on, whilst you click through the puzzle. Remember, clicking burns calories. […]
Greetings ! I wanted to remind y’all just how important breakfast is and not just because research shows that those who eat breakfast lose more weight than those who do not. More importantly, those who skip breakfast often find themselves […]
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart …. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Jung Howdy and Hey There TUSHKATEERS!!! I trust y’all made it through Independence Day in […]
Does your home support your goals? Is your fridge stocked with the ‘right’ stuff? “Make Your Home Your Safe Haven“ is one of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s BASIC Rules. Because … … if your home does not support you, […]
Are you ready to jump head first into week 10 of the Feed Your Soul Project? Are you ready to … pull out your mental weeds? Think happy thoughts and/or cultivate habit awareness? Just imagine what your life could look […]
Save Me from Myself 4th of July Sexy Cucumber Salad: Whenever there’s a gathering and the temptation to eat more than I really want seems likely, I whip up a salad or two and bring with. Sometimes I share; sometimes […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled PIG CROSSING, is inspired by the 4th of July, Independence Day! Are you ready for the marching bands, parades, fireworks, and the BBQs? Last year more than 80 million folk participated […]
I just returned from the corner fruit stand where I scored 2 pounds of fresh cherries, just in time to ‘cook up’ a fabulous lunch. Well … I don’t mean to imply that I am going to actually cook, as […]
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, […]
Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal (she who guides me) is serious about weight loss, but not heavy! She asked me to share the following 9 tips with you that she feels will surely […]
I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up. ~ Benjamin Franklin Howdy TUSHKATEERS!!! How are you on this […]
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 […]
Want to help your man lower his risk of prostate cancer? Then, according to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, you best feed him tomatoes! Ripe, juicy, red tomatoes! From the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens here follows […]
Are you finding the “Feed Your Soul Project” as fulfilling as I am? Sharing 200 Ways to Feed Your Soul (10 new ways each week) is soulfully challenging. Happily, my unconscious mind has joined in the effort and is searching […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Did you know that approximately ninety percent of Americans believe in God? And 67% of Americans are overweight (1/3 of which are obese). For those who believe and are overweight, I am wondering … Do you believe that it God’s […]
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 […]
This week’s GET JIGGY Weight LOSS JigSaw Puzzle, entitled “ENRICHED? That’s RICH” is inspired by “enriched white flour!” As it happened, I was reading, once again, about the ills of enriched, processed foods; which as it turns out can be […]
New York City Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday plans to ban the sale of sodas and other sugary beverages larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and entertainment venues. Upon hearing the news, Our Lady of Weight Loss thought it a good […]
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 […]
A great many of us are chocolate lovers and have been known to indulge and sometimes even over-indulge. One modest square of chocolate leads to another, and while we fight the urge, in the end, we mysteriously find ourselves holding […]
Do you want to manifest deep, lasting and significant change? Do you want to permanently remove those excess pounds? Do you want to step out of your fat suit? Then you must journey inward, take a good honest look at […]
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 […]
They say that summertime weight loss is the easiest, because there’s more daylight to delight our souls and summer fruits to feast on! Here, Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach (weight loss expert) asks us to combine our bowls […]
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. […]
This week’s Dysfunctional Chef Recipe shines the spotlight on blackberries, a.k.a. “black caps,” an extraordinarily healthy food. Black Caps are high in antioxidants, a substance that protects the body by neutralizing free radicals or unstable oxygen molecules, which are known […]
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 […]
Yes, today is my birthday, and I am celebrating and experiencing it ‘modern day style’ – via social media. My Facebook page is amass with birthday greetings, which I must say is a splendid way to start the day! I’ve […]
“We are visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very most. During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives. If you contribute to other people’s […]
Angel of Flower Power, our this week’s Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by the wise words of the Buddha … … “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” Remember – […]
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 […]
ARE YOU READY TO NEUTRALIZE THE NEGATIVE ??? Greetings Tushkateers!!! How are y’all doing? I’m feeling pretty, pretty good (a la Larry David / Curb Your Enthusiasm). I woke up this morning (a good start, wouldn’t you say?), and as […]
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 – […]
This morning, one of my star clients (you are all stars) said to me, “Janice, your restaurant tip did the trick. I’ve not been able to make good choices, but now I can!” What advice had I given my […]
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. ~ Andre Gide Hello and How’s It Goin’ ??? … Tushkateers !!! Last night, I got to ‘thinking!!!’ (Imagine that!!!) […]
Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s cousin, the patron saint of strikes and spares, wants you to know that BOWLING BURNS calories and it is big fun. In fact, so much fun and fabulous, Jon Hamm and his Mad Men […]
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 […]
Good Day TUSHKATEERS!!! Are YOU ready? Are you READY to shed worry and shed the pounds that accompany it? GREAT!!! Because, I have a number of Shed Worry/Shed Pounds Tips to share with you today! BUT .. Before I […]
Are ‘cravings’ a gateway to binging? It’s worse than we thought! “They” (as in researchers and scientists) tell us that not only can giving into cravings tip the Scales of Injustice into the wrong direction, but food cravings have been […]
Tushkateers! Hey there and howdy do!!! Goodness gracious me, it’s TAX Day! For those of you who haven’t filed yet, haven’t mailed the checks that are sitting on the dining room table; for those of you who are hyperventilating and […]
A friend confessed that she frequently, throughout the day and sometimes throughout the night, visits her refrigerator, tugging on its door – opening and closing it – looking for an answer. Sometimes she looks in the vegetable bin – sometimes […]
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 […]
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 […]
Back in the day, in the 1930’s I believe, there was a young man who was obsessed with eating sugar. His mother was concerned, knowing that sugar is a ‘bad’ habit and not good for the health of her son, […]
My client, who has already permanently removed a good 20 pounds of excess baggage, is nearing her goal weight: only 3.6 pounds to go. She is hoping to reach her ‘magic’ number before her next birthday, which is a short […]
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 […]
Passover starts on April 6 and it goes all the way through 14, and Our Lady of Weight Loss admittedly is a Matzo Brie freak! She started heating up the skillet this past Sunday. Seriously! She will whip up a […]
This morning, I innocently took a walk to the local convenience store to pick up a few much needed items. Upon entering, I was bombarded with Easter candy! To the left of me, to the right of me, down the […]
Greetings Foodies one n’ all! Today’s Dysfunctional Chef recipe is a gourmet treat that weighs-in at under 350 calories per serving! Amazing, no? A healthy mix of comforting pasta and shiitake mushrooms (an anti-inflammatory food). Serve with big salad, […]
As we all know, but from time to time benefit from being reminded … … those who reach their weight loss goals are the people who get back on the wagon again and again. Those who succeed experience setbacks as […]
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 […]
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. ~ Nathaniel Branden Hellloooooooooo Tushkateers and Tellurians (a.k.a. Earthlings)! Good day, hello and … I am slightly dazed and confused (even more than usual), as Peter and I […]
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 […]
Chewing the Fat … Our Lady of Weight Loss and Dave Chew the Fat … and passages from the Bible appear! Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I gave up the beer and started working at a gym. I […]
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 […]
After forty years (yes 40!) of breakfast related studies that show without a doubt that kick-starting your day with breakfast is the healthy thing to do – for children and adults alike – people still tell me . . . […]
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, […]
We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts. […]
Want to lose weight, but you don’t know where to start? Being honest with yourself about how you feel, what the number of the scale says and what it means to you is your first step toward emotional freedom and […]
Given the messiness of life, the ups n’ downs, and our tendency to respond by eating, I am today sharing Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Top 10 Happiness Centered Weight Loss Tips, ‘happiness centered’ being the operative words. We manifest […]
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 […]
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 […]
Seriously folks, you could not possibly believe that the 20 to 2 vote from the FDA that came wiggling, jiggling and rolling on in approving the latest magic weight loss pill, Qnexa, from pretty much the same members of the […]
“He who goes to bed hungry dreams of pancakes.” ~ Proverb Greetings Tushkateers & BRACE YOURSELVES … today is Pancake Tuesday! a.k.a. Fat Tuesday a.k.a. Shrove Tuesday, a.k.a. Mardi Gras and finally a.k.a. – my personal fav – Bursting Tuesday, […]
The Chinese New Year, a 15-day annual celebration that coincides with the first New Moon of the year, begins on Monday, January 23rd. It is an auspicious time of year, and when it is observed correctly, it ushers in a […]
Happy Kick in the Tush Tuesday, Tushkateers! How goes it? Are you kickin’ high and happy? Like a Rockette? I am, ’cause it was supposed to rain all day today and the sun is surprising shining bright. Will it remain […]
There is a clock. It’s called The Doomsday Clock. Are you familiar with it? I’ve pretty much chosen to live – happily – in my own little joyful bubble, and one of the ways that I have succeeded in doing […]
Happy Global Warming??? Tushkateers!!! I am racked with guilt, Tushkateers! HELP! Here we are – closing in on mid-January – and the temperatures are still (praise be) unseasonably warm, and intellectually I know that this can not be a good […]
I’ve been thinking. Can you smell the wood burning? (Something my father used to say.) Yes, I’ve been thinking about resolutions and why it is that so many people start out on fire but ultimately fail to reach their goals. […]
Whether you are into setting resolutions or not, there is a certain wave of energy that comes with the New Year. It is a powerful energy that presents itself to you for its unmasking. And in this unmasking, you will […]
Happy New Year!!! Want to lose weight? Burn calories? Move your mind away from food and the kitchen? Then you have come to the right place!!! Our Lady of Weight Loss’s KICK in the TUSH CLUB offers a weekly Get […]
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 […]
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 […]
Thoughts become actions and actions produce results. With that in mind, it stands to reason that healthy thoughts ignite healthy actions, which in turn produce healthy results! Here follow 6 steps toward healthy thinking, from none other than Our Lady […]
Are you a ‘Food Addict?’ Is your weight stopping you from moving forward? Please take an honest look at the following questions and answer, ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ 1. Do you find that you have no ‘stopping mechanism’ and even though […]
Smile Big! It’s the holidays! Whether you are happy that it’s the holiday season or not; whether you can’t wait for it to be over, or not … smile! Smile BIG and the whole world smiles with you! The benefits […]
It’s KICK in the TUSH TUESDAY!!! Every Tuesday, Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Artist, author of the Our Lady of Weight Loss books, and creator of the Kick in the Tush Club, shares a portion of […]
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 […]
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 […]
How will you navigate the holiday table? Are you planning on saying “No, thank you” to everything? Really? Everything? Or – are you planning on saying “Yes, thanks” to everything? Really? Are you sure that you want to do that? […]
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 […]
Last night, I had a dream! Our Lady of Weight Loss was standing on the corner of 42nd Street and Broadway singing, “Ho Ho Ho,” as she handed out little bags of stardust to those who passed by. It was […]
People tend to cultivate strange (or should I say, even stranger) eating habits during the holiday season. Our routines are turned upside down. Temptation is here, there and everywhere. Between one thing and the other, some of us mysteriously […]
Whenever you fall, pick something up. ~Oswald Avery Side note before we begin: As I was about to proof read this and make sure that I’m not sending half-baked thoughts and sentences to you, my mother (95.5 years young) telephoned […]
Today, here, right NOW!!! Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal wants to share with you The Best Weight Loss Affirmation EVER! After speaking to Tushkateers* and Our Lady of Weight Loss fans across the […]
Oh My Darling, Oh My Darling, Oh My Darling Clementine! Clementines are in season! Yesterday, when I walked into the supermarket and saw the boxes of clementines piled high, I nearly cried tears of joy. I mean it!!! I heart […]
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 […]
I came across some research that suggests that whether you win the lottery or are paralyzed for life, you will return to your usual level of happiness after three to six month’s time. It’s difficult to believe, isn’t it? But […]
I had a friend whose family had dinner together. The mother would tuck you in at night and make breakfast in the morning. They even had a spare bike for a friend. It just seemed so amazing to me. ~ […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is loosely inspired by the Queen of Pentacles (Tarot). I was reading about the Queen of Pentacles and the words that were used to described her, including but not limited to “festive, […]
It may (or may not) be difficult to believe (depending on what’s happening in your kitchen), but even though Thanksgiving was three (count em’ 3) days ago, people are still eating. And I don’t mean that they are eating […]
Both Our Lady of Weight Loss and I are heading to the Bronx Zoo this morning, with my husband and the ‘kids.’ (The kids are adults now and as it turns out, we’re all pretty much the same age. […]
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 […]
Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. ~ Native American Saying Greetings Tushkateers!!! I received a number of emails this week that basically asked: “How can I make it through Thanksgiving without gaining weight, falling off the wagon […]
WARNING: Here follows – Thanksgiving Calories: A comprehensive, truthful, mind-spinning guide that you just might not like!!! This week’s GET JIGGY WEIGHT LOSS JIG SAW PUZZLE, The Best Ever Calorie Guide to the Holidays, is inspired – of course […]
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds. ~Aesop Our body image (a.k.a. body esteem) is the picture we have of our physical body. It is an inner view of our outer self. It is formed by our […]
“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.” – Buddha Greetings Tushkateers!!! I received an email […]
Greetings Tushkateers*!!! Boo Hoo or just Boo? IF you still have candy in your house, then toss it NOW! I’ll wait … yup. I’m just gonna’ sit here (all day if I have to) and wait till you’ve given it […]
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, […]
Want to know what magazine offer up platters of some of the ‘best,’ tastiest and healthiest recipes? Here’s a hint: it’s not a recipe magazine, a women’s magazine, nor a diet magazine. It’s a ‘living in the west’ magazine, called […]
Boo! Tushkateers, Are you ready for the pre-Halloween edition of the Kick in the Tush Club e-letter? Are you ready to see how many calories are in candy corn? We are but a few days away from Halloween. Are you […]
I was having a kick-tush conversation with one of my star clients (you are all stars) regarding sexuality and sensuality. Certainly, weight can and does bring up issues with or concerns about sexuality; increased sexuality, decreased sexuality, et cetera. But […]
My client, Cyndi, told me that one of two things happen when she gets on the scale. If she’s lost weight, she says, “Yeah!” and eats. If she gains weight, she says, “Why bother.” And she eats. Sound familiar? What […]
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss, My friend told me that her friend’s friend ‘permanently’ removed 35 pounds just by eating healthfully and by eating half of what she used to eat. Half portions, I guess, you could call it. […]
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 […]
Journaling is an ancient practice dating back, as far as we can see, to 10th Century Japan. It is a tradition that has been kept alive by teenagers and famous people, alike. And there is mounting evidence that journaling has […]
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anais Nin Greetings Tushkateers! I hope this absolutely spectacular October morning finds you happy! October might be my favorite month. It’s no longer hot, nor is it cold. A simple […]
The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. ~ Arnold J. Toynbee Greetings Tushkateers! I received a most interesting email from Tushkateer Nancy! Nancy writes – referencing our 21 Day Miracle Cure: Want Power – “Have […]
This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSawPuzzle was inspired by the displays of pears in the local market, a reminder that autumn is here! Apples, pears – oh my! A new season; a new beginning! A man’s worth has its […]
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 […]
This week I was contacted by none other than Chef Jenny herself ; Chef and Radio Show Host (Green Tea and Honey Radio Show). Jenny said . . . . “First, let me tell you how much I love you! […]
When I was a little girl, say 7 years old or so, I often visited the convent of Our Lady of the Snows in Blue Point, Long Island. My father was a ‘druggist’ (old school name for pharmacist), and my […]
Good Turn Daily – If you are a true scout, until you have performed your act of kindness your day is dark. You are as unhappy as is the grown-up who has begun his day without shaving or reading the […]
Planning? What is it good for? Absolutely everything! Yet, we resist. There are those of us who exhibit quite a bit of resistance around planning our meals, making time for food shopping, and exercise. Is it really that complicated to […]
Greetings Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club), It’s Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday! Are you ready for your Kick? Something that will inspire, motivate and leave a bit of a sting to remember me by? Well, […]
This week’s GET JIGGY WEIGHT LOSS JigSAW PUZZLE is inspired by the immortal words of Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal. “There is no such thing as WILL POWER; there is only WANT POWER. […]
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, […]
Dear Tushkateers, We made it through the storm! The Hurricane of all hurricanes, Irene, which – as it turned out here in NYC – wasn’t soooo bad. Praise Be! Still, we had our own hurricane of sorts. Hurricane Harriet! Mother […]
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 […]
Can you imagine? Back in the day, we were naive enough to believe that La Parle Obesity Soap reduced fat, without dieting or gymnastics. (Gymnastics!!! wow, not exercise. I’m having a flash back to ‘gym’ class, and the gymnastic portion […]
This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by Sunday, which comes from the Latin – dies solis – which means “sun’s day,” the name of a pagan Roman holiday. It is also called Dominica, Latin for The […]
Are you ready to pump your self-love muscle? Get it in shape, so that you are on auto-self love pilot? Seriously! Imagine what would it feel like if you loved yourself every moment of the day! Not in a crazy […]
well·ness noun the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort. What does “Wellness” look like to you? As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, feel […]
If the quote fits, wear it!!! This morning, when I stumbled upon the quote “America’s number one energy crisis is Monday morning,” I just had to laugh. I’m having a bit of an energy crisis, myself. I spent the weekend […]
Today’s Righteous Recipe from your favorite Dysfunctional Chef (that’s me) is pretty much guaranteed to be a major hit, and it’s been said that it gets the mojo juices flowin’. You dig? Are you picking up what I am putting […]
Our body image (a.k.a. body esteem) is the picture we have of our physical body. It is an inner view of our outer self. It is formed by our awareness, imagination and emotions. It is ever-shifting. It changes depending upon […]
Dear OLofWL ~ I can’t even begin to tell you how discouraged I am. Soooo discouraged. I got on the scale this morning, and I’ve only lost 2 pounds over the past two weeks. This is slower than molasses! I […]
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~ Lao Tzu While ‘networking’ at a breakfast gathering, I paid attention to how I introduced myself to others. Sometimes I was “Janice Taylor, Life and […]
A belief system is a series of ideas that your mind has organized in order to project an image of what is ‘real.’ It encompasses everything you think about yourself, others and the world-at-large. It is filled with should have’s […]
Last night, Peter and I went to the movies!!! Yippee!!! I do love a good movie; and I do like a bad movie. Movies are amazing! I highly recommend BUCK; the story of Buck Brannaman – an unsung hero. It […]
Did you know that Christopher Columbus called papayas the “fruit of the angels?” True enough!!! And it’s no wonder, because papayas are at the same time both deliciously sweet and musky. I’ve been told that this spherical or pear-shaped fruit […]
Stop saying the following words and/or phrases and you will lose it!!! Sometimes, we unknowingly toss words and phrases about that can and do have a negative impact. I thought it ‘utterly useful’ to review some of these words today. […]
Sometimes (99% of the time???), we get so caught up in our busy lives and our weight loss efforts; so happy with our new, healthy way of being, and enthralled by the “shrinking of the body,” that we forget to […]
I know from first hand experience that depression can move someone toward food. And I know – again from first hand experience – that ‘eating for depression’ is counter-productive and counter-intuitive. Gaining weight only serves to intensity the depression and […]
As Erma Bombeck so brilliantly stated, “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and […]
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 […]
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I just love your humor and creativity!! I have a question. I was 5′ 4″ and now I am 5′ 2″ and weigh 133 pounds, but I want to get down to what […]
Have you ever wondered what your body might have to say about the way you live your life; more specifically, about the foods that you are stuffing down, down, down into ‘her???’ How often do you listen to your body? […]
Even thought I know that water is essential to life, that it is key to my health, that it reduces cravings, and that it is a weight loss tool like no other; even though I know that it the most […]
“Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one’s bath like a lump of sugar.” ~ Pablo Picasso!!! Hellloooooooo Tushkateers!!! Happy Summer!!! I just realized that today is the Summer Solstice! (The first […]
Are Cravings Killing Your Plan??? Our Lady of Weight Loss seriously knows how YOU CAN put an end to it! She’s the patron saint of permanent weight loss!!! She knows what she is talking about!!! Dear Our Lady of Weight […]
A few months ago, I was asked to give a motivational speech at a ‘healthy eating’ conference. Needless to say, I was delighted, and I delivered in true Our Lady of Weight Loss form. After my talk, I milled about […]
My friend, Tammy, told me that one summer, when she was a kid, she went to marine biology camp. And … while wearing rubber hip boots, she got stuck in the mud. The more she struggled to pull herself out, […]
While scripting a hypno-meditation with the intent of bringing awareness and relaxation to the body (which I plan to record and share at my “Feed Your Soul” workshop at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies), I realized that we all know […]
Today’s Sunday Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by my new 6-week e-summer CURE entitled “The Summer of Miracle Whips (and NO! I’m not talking about mayonnaise),” that is sure to – renew your spirit end negative self-talk end emotional […]
The SUMMER of MIRACLE WHIPS a 6 week e-coaching solution Janice Taylor, your Life & Weight Loss Success Coach has DECLARED this The Summer of Miracle Whips (and, NO! I’m not talking about mayonnaise) … In […]
Before I share with you my secret to losing weight while the Idols sing, let’s have a brief discussion about the show itself! The finale. The tour de force, the show of all shows, featuring some of the most amazing […]
Every great thing we set out to do requires courage. As we endeavor to step out of our comfort zone, make an effort to change, take a step toward our dreams, we activate both our mind and spirit to draw […]
“In this day and age, people’s lives are filled with so much stress and activities,” says Kathleen Thurston, a Buddhist meditation instruction and Feng Shui consultant …. “that we actually think that multi-tasking is an asset. Yet it is just […]
Most everyone appreciates a compliment, a word of encouragement, and a bit of recognition. I know, I do! Someone said something nice to me today and it made all the difference. (Thank you kind stranger!) Positive and encouraging comments build […]
In honor of National Prayer Day, Our Lady of Weight Loss asked me to share this prayer from her book, “Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal.” […]
If you’re like me, living a balanced and healthy lifestyle isn’t easy and it’s hard finding answers to these really tough questions…
* How can I decrease stress and increase energy?
* How can I achieve better health at any age?
* High carb, low carb, raw food, what’s best?
* How can I create healthier relationships?
* What is whole health?
Today, Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, shares 5 tips to St. Valentine’s (self) Love. Janice said, “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!”
Dr. Weil challenges the idea that old age has to be a time of decline and chronic illness. He believes that we can live well, live long and then – die expeditiously. Our goal should be to increase the number of healthy years a person lives, not simply the total number of years. To do this, we need to adopt a healthy lifestyle. The how to’s of what a healthy lifestyle means were covered, in depth.
f this tsunami of gloomy feelings comes at the end of a cold or dreary January, after feeling so high and so sure that this year would be the year, forgetaboutit. We have hit into the trifecta of upset: Broken resolve, busted zippers, heavy hearts.
Whether you are menopausing, peri-menopausing, post-menopausing or NOT, you’ll want to tune into one of the best ever, breeze-through-life interviews with Janice Taylor and Lela Bryan of Menopause Summit 2. Slim Down While You Laugh It Up.
The right kind of question, or a ‘good’ question, can lead you to success vs. the wrong kind of question, or ‘bad’ question that can send you spinning into the abyss, the black hole – as it were.
It’s not too late to WAKE UP Thinner, Happier and more energized on New Year’s Day! Join with Janice Taylor, your weight loss success coach and – well – just do it! Now!! If you’ve tried the rest, now it’s time to succeed with the best!
Could it be that we are all that busy? So busy, rushed and stressed that we seriously don’t have time to breathe? Or think? Or reflect? Or take care of ourselves? As one of my star coaching clients – S. Tar. (yes, that is her real name) says, “We are not human beings; we are human runnings. I want to stop running; and start being.”
I had yet another epiphany this morning, another revolutionary thought about ‘body image.’ I wondered what it would be like to be thankful and grateful for the parts of my body that I don’t like.
Here’s what you need to know about the essence of being human. You are important. You are valuable. Your core self is unique and fundamentally right and whole and complete. Complete in the sense that you arrive into this world ‘fully loaded,’ fully equipped with what you need. There is nothing ‘only’ about you!
Can you have your cake, eat it, too and lose weight? A tasty question to chew on from your Weight Loss Success Coach, Janice Taylor.
According to the ancient Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui, your kitchen is the central part of your home that provides nourishment and sustains life. Here, Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, shares some very interesting tips that are sure to get your Feng Shui energy moving!
Janice Taylor, your Life & Weight Loss Success Coach, wants to know – how much weight loss drama have you participated in and/or created this week?
Here, in – The 21 Day Cure: Feed Your Soul. Lose Weight. – Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, Hypnotherapist and 50 pound weight-loss-winner, reveals the secrets of permanent weight loss.
For over 45 years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity’s expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries. Following her death she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. (Source: Wikipedia) Here follow a dozen quotes that fill the soul.
As Oscar Wilde so brilliantly put it, “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” Some of us embrace the idea of being ourselves – a freeing concept – while others ‘try’ to be themselves – not exactly knowing who they are and a bit reluctant to put it out there! Here follow 8 kick-tush ways for you to be you!
With each ounce that you let go of, take a moment to say, “I thank you for traveling with me thus far, and now I’d like to say good-bye.” You might put your hand on your stomach, your hips or any other part of you that has been holding on to excess weight, as you say this, allowing yourself to get ‘in touch’ with your changing body.
Prior to learning about the Mouth of Chi, I confess that I hadn’t give much thought to the importance of entry points, nor had I even considered my physical mouth an entry point or boundary. Now, with a different level of awareness, I will be mindful and give more thought and meaning to what I put in my mouth and what comes out of it.
The Hermitess stands alone in her trust that she can nurture herself. She understands that it is time to choose a path that moves her away from comfort foods, away from society’s view on food, diet and body type and size and towards her own compelling future.
If perfectionism is interfering with your life, in any way (weigh), shape (pear shaped or apple) or form, I invite you to consider letting go of this potentially dangerous characteristic.
Can’t stop yourself from reaching for those cookies? Well … It’s NOT that there’s something wrong with you; it’s NOT that you have no will power – maybe you’re just stressed.
Did Bill lose those 15 pounds or permanently remove them? Will he find them again? Will they move back in? Here, your Weight Loss Coach, Janice Taylor weighs-in on the difference between wedding weight loss and permanent fat removal!
In celebration of Summer Solstice, Our Lady of Weight Loss shares her best “Chase the Devil” Away ritual. Add fire, color and happiness to your life NOW.
A bunch of years ago I stumbled upon Nancy, the star of Ernie Bushmiller’s comic strip of the same name, “Nancy.” As I remember it, Nancy was pictured with a box of cookies in one hand and a hammer in the other. Her aunt was yelling from another room. “Don’t spoil your appetite. Dinner will be ready soon.” To which Nancy replied, “I’m only eating the crumbs.”
I ran into the Buddha on the Road to Sveltesville, and I said, “Buddha, I’ve been thinking that I great way to begin to lose weight would be to eliminate high fat and sugary foods. What do you think?” And the Buddha replied, “Maybe!” What did the Buddha mean? …. Here follows some new thinking on how to move from heavy to light that has nothing to do with fat or sugar!!!
I promise you that as you take the time to be honest, be brave, look deep and write down at least 50 things that you are tolerating, putting up with and/or STOMACHING, you will find yourself in a new place. A place where you can see, feel, experience and even taste your ‘lite.’ What are you putting up with? Tolerating? Stomaching? What is weighing you down? Leave it at the Our Lady of Weight Loss Altar, alter your thinking … lighten your load!
Day 1 of my workshop entitled “Our Lady of Weight Loss enLIGHTens” was fabulous! On the one hand, it feels like we just got here, on the other hand, it feels as if we’ve all known each other forever!!! We’ve had deep and meaningful discussions about weight loss, reinvention and transformation. We worked through a good many issues and at the end of the day, there were big smiles all around. The good vibes from the smiles filled the room. The smile in it of itself was transformational! It got me to thinking about the importance of smiling. Did you know that …
What if your current challenge was no longer a problem and you were free to live a life that you love? Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, coaching to you – live – from her workshop “Our Lady of Weight Loss enLightens!”