Imperfection or perfectionism comes up quite a lot in my work. People tell me that they are perfectionists. I encourage them to strive to be comfortable with imperfection; to see the beauty in flawed. In other words, instead of experiencing […]
Imperfection or perfectionism comes up quite a lot in my work. People tell me that they are perfectionists. I encourage them to strive to be comfortable with imperfection; to see the beauty in flawed. In other words, instead of experiencing […]
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. […]
Greetings One n’ All (Tuskateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, fans, and those who serendipitously landed on this page), I am by nature a morning person, an early bird, and for this I am most grateful, as I […]
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 […]
According to the University of the West of England in Bristol, 34% of women recently have had a nightmare, as compared to 19% of the men who participated in their study. Women, they found, are more likely to ponder, worry […]
Is your solar plexus making you fat? The celiac plexus, also known as the solar plexus, is a complex network of nerves (a plexus) located in the abdomen, where the celiac trunk, superior mesenteric artery, and renal arteries branch from […]
Have you ever heard of ART? Not as in art that artists create, or Art as in Art Garfunkel, but rather ART a.k.a. Attention Restoration Theory? ART asserts that people can mull over, chew over, focus and contemplate more keenly […]
Often, when people begin to look at their thoughts, behaviors and belief systems, as well as their “stay fat” strategies, they wonder, “Why do I do that?” “Why” indeed? While I do believe it is useful to know why we […]
This week’s Puzzled? was inspired by Our Lady of the Deep and Cleansing Breath, she who is curious to know: “When was the last time you noticed yourself breathing? “When was the last time you were awed and grateful for […]
The Journal of the American Medical Association tells us that writing about stressful situations, stressful life events, even the stressors of daily living helps to reduce symptoms of asthma and rheumatoid arthritis, and the effects of writing are long lasting. […]
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 […]
Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, asked y’all “What do you want? What do you really, really want?” While that sounds like a simple question, it’s not an easy one to answer. People tend […]
Is there anything you might lose as a result of achieving your goal, weight loss or otherwise (other than excess weight)? In other words, are there any reasons (good or otherwise) not to change? Is there something that you fear […]
Unplug, do nothing and simply be. Imagine what it might be like to live in a world where there is no Internet, no computer, no iPhone, no iPad, no Microsoft tablet, no YouTube, no telephone, no radio, no television – […]
As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “The Last Temptation,” wave goodbye to the last temptation…your last temptation! Send whatever might be tempting you to give up, derail, to lose focus on its way. Send […]
Call it what you will, Divine Intervention or Supreme Intelligence. Beliefnet has the infinite reason to run the gallery piece that I created, wrote, worked hard on entitled: “8 Positive Things You Can Do In 30 Seconds.” Here’s the start […]
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 […]
Did you know that Normal Barbie a.k.a. Cellulite Barbie a.k.a. Lammily has arrived? Over the years, Mattel, the maker of Barbie, has received truckloads of criticism about her unrealistic body type. You know, her perky breasts, petite waist, perfectly rounded […]
Many of my clients tell me that they feel as if they are entitled to a treat after a long, hard day at work or a complicated day at home. They say, “I deserve to have a piece of cake.” […]
Sometime last winter, my strategically placed Feng Shui water fountain went on the fritz. It was in need of a quick fix! Instead of the sound and motion of gurgling water activating positive chi energy, bringing in prosperity and good […]
One thing I know for sure is that happiness is connected to two key mood regulators that our brains produce: serotonin and noradrenaline. Serotonin is a mood enhancer that has an effect on pain, pleasure, anxiety, panic, arousal, and sleep […]
Spiritual Inertia Served Warm? Have you ever wondered how it is that after decades of time-saving inventions and new technologies that “free time” has almost disappeared from our culture? “Lost time is never found again.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Spiritual Inertia? […]
“When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad.” ~Lao Tzu I don’t know about you (although I could make a guess), but I have super powers […]
“When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad.” ~Lao Tzu How we make ourselves MISERABLE!!! There are two things that we do that make us miserable; […]
After yesterday’s shockingly sad news about the death of Robin Williams, his alleged suicide, and the knowledge that he was battling severe depression, each and every person I spoke to brought the topic “depression” to the table. Those conversations informed […]
Morning Tushkateers, Today’s fully loaded Kick in the Tush e-newsletter was inspired by a conversation I had with a client, who—for good reason and without ceremony—tossed the chocolate bars. (For those who are gasping, she actually packed ‘em up and […]
If you spend the day (all of it or any part of it) pretending that you are happy when you are not, pretending to fit in when you don’t, pretending to be okay when you are not okay, I’d like […]
The Iceberg Metaphor is a model that is used by behavioral scientists, therapist and hypno-therapists alike. It explains how our ‘way of being and doing’ is driven by our thinking and feeling states, as well as our unconscious mind. Consider this: […]
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 […]
Hey there, Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and anyone else who happens to land on this page (hoping it was a smooth landing), A few weeks back, I was deep in declutter mode, tossing as much as […]
People tell me that they begin their diets (a.k.a. healthy living plans) by cutting back on or eliminating high fat and/or sugary foods. Sounds like a smart place to start? Maybe yes, but maybe no! Maybe, just maybe, a better […]
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 […]
Hola Tushkateers, Que tal? Que pasa? Whassup? How’s it goin’? All A-Okay here. If you have been reading my almost daily posts on Beliefnet.com/OurLadyofWeightLoss or the KITT Club/FB, you may have heard me speak about my declutter project. Yes, […]
Now that Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone and the official start of the beach season has kicked into gear, I thought it time to share my favorite summertime recipe for happiness. These 9 tips can help you to […]
As a 50-pound big-time loser, I understand the importance of play and its role (not jelly roll) in Permanent Fat Removal. Being playful most definitely improves your health and your well-being. Being Playful: 1. provides a ‘time-out’ from stressful situations, […]
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 […]
Tushkateers, Seriously, how selfish are you? Because…People tell me that they just don’t have time to take care of themselves; they say that there’s no time to do things that they need to do for themselves to be fully happy […]
Dear Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club) and devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, A show of hands, please! How many of us have been known to scoff down one piece of cake, beat ourselves up, […]
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 […]
Dearest Couch Potato, I’ve got some splendid news for you! University of Mississippi researchers found that ‘movie munchers’ ingested 28% more buttered popcorn when watching “Love Story” than those who watched the comedy “Sweet Home Alabama.” A Vanderbilt University study […]
Good Day Tushkateers, Are you ready for a Kick in the Tush? A money manifesting Kick in the Tush? As today is Income Tax Day, Our Lady of Weight Loss and I share, here, with you the most powerful money […]
Sometimes we do things, both consciously and unconsciously, that we imagine will soothe, comfort and feed our souls, while in fact, they do not. Instead, these acts, these experiences that we create knock us off balance; these acts pull us […]
JUDGING Machines: Me (for sure) and YOU, too??? I suspect that when you pay attention to your thoughts and note each and every time you judge something, judge anything (from … the coffee is good – to- oh no, it’s […]
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, […]
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 […]
Aromatherapy may not miraculously melt away the pounds, but there are heaps of evidence that aroma effects mood. And we all know how mood effects our eating! What is aromatherapy? Aromatherapy means “treatment through senses.” It is based on the […]
Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Chanukah, Happy Thanksgiviukkah one and all!!! As Thanksgiving is about giving thanks and expressing gratitude, I thought I’d reprint a crowd favorite on the benefits of gratitude! Read, ingest, and think gratitude! THE HAPPY, HEALTHY and SLIMMING […]
Never let life impede on your ability to manifest your dreams. Dig deeper into your dreams and deeper into yourself and believe that anything is possible, and make it happen. ~ Corin Nemec Tip #5: Manifesting Dreams: A Side of […]
The Journal of the American Medical Association tells us that writing about stressful situations, stressful life events, even the stressors of daily living helps to reduce symptoms of asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. This is just one study in a growing […]
Just yesterday, when I took a much-needed break from working hard on my latest art masterpiece, a self-portrait soon to be unveiled, entitled: Miss Frozen Peas, 2013, I encountered a young man playing the Sitar. Mr. Sitar-Player had seated himself […]
Because “You are What You Say (aloud and inside your mind),” and because positive self talk has the power to increase self-confidence, reduce stress and basically make your life infinitely more enjoyable, sending ripples of happiness throughout your world, I […]
Wake UP!!!!!!!!! Tushkateers! Guess what I did this morning, first thing? Yes, I Woke UP! HA!!! Seriously Tushkateers, I woke up on the right side of bed. I jumped out of bed (slight exaggeration), made my way to my office […]
Recently, I was speaking with a client who was very (very!) upset! “I weighed 170 last week,” she said, “and this morning, I weighed 173.” Apparently, she had what she considered to be a horrific week and for a myriad […]
Greetings! I’m back from teaching my Feed Your Soul workshop at Rowe Camp and Conference Center, which was a full-all-out blast! Amazing people in the group! Because we were there to feed our souls, the word pleasure surfaced. We […]
How to utilize this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, inspired by The Empress, to manifest abundance, sensuality, creativity as well as inner and outer beauty! 1. As you click through The Empress, become aware of your body, as […]
“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 […]
For death is but a passing phase of Life; A change of dress, a disrobing; A birth into the unborn again; A commencing where we ended; A starting where we stopped to rest; A crossroad of Eternity; A giving up […]
It has been weeks since I sent out a fully loaded Kick in the Tush e-letter. As both Christmas and New Year’s Day fell on a Tuesday, OLWL insisted that we take off. She headed off to some beach or […]
A New Year’s Toast from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal. Three steps to happiness. Make Toast. Eat Toast. Be Happy. Could happiness be that easy obtain, to create, to experience? Yes! Sometimes […]
The concept of earthing, a.k.a. grounding, is in simplest terms, waking barefoot. And, in doing so you ground yourself to the earth, whose energy can help you to live a healthier and therefore happier life. On an intuitive level, it […]
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 […]
One of the best things you can do for yourself and for everyone around you is to smile. Smiling brings oxygen to your brain, immediately makes you feel better, and sends out comforting messages to others. Smiling pulls people in […]
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 […]
TURN A DEAF EAR TO CAKE Many of my clients tell me that they feel as if they are entitled to a treat after a long, hard day at work or a complicated day at home. “I deserve to have […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!!!) […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I telephone my mother. Between sobs and screams, she gasps for air and says, “Come! Now! I need you.” I ask, “Are you dying?” This may seem callous, or even funny, but it is actually a good question, a fair […]
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 […]
Howdy Tushkateers one n’ all! It’s 8:30 a.m. and I have already – this morning, in record breaking time – logged in a mammography – better known in this house as a mamme-O-gram. My mother-in-law (may she rest in peace); […]
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 […]
When we feel threatened or stressed, our neuroendocrine system kicks into high gear and releases a series of hormones. One of these is Cortisol, which gives us the biochemical strength we need to fight or flee our stressors. Back in […]
“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, […]
Accountability is one of the most powerful principles you can follow in your quest to lose weight, shed pounds, drop the excess, lighten up, declutter, write that novel, or be the best you ever. Accountability will keep you on […]
Praise be and good luck for Our Lady of Weight Loss (and me)! Beliefnet is currently featuring our gallery (in a number of newsletters): 13 Ways to Improve Your Luck, which – of course – was inspired by Friday, the […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen.” ~ Jewish Proverb Just Listen! Imagine what it would be like if we really listened to each other? You know, instead of half-listening; instead of ‘sort of’ paying […]
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 […]
Stressed out and hungry? When we feel threatened or stressed, our neuroendocrine system kicks into high gear and releases a series of hormones. One of these is Cortisol, which gives us the biochemical strength we need to fight or flee […]
How often do you weigh yourself? Does the number freak you out? If it’s up, do you eat (more)? If it’s down, do you eat (more)? What to do? Giving up is not an option. Nor is freaking out. Here’s […]
People tell me, “I don’t have the time to … “… go to the store and pick up fruits and vegetables. “… exercise.” “… sit and breathe.” “… to be positive.” Really? Too busy to be positive? Surely, you can […]
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 […]
“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 […]
Yesterday, we celebrated my mother, Harriet Taylor’s, 95th birthday. She was kind enough to share her Top 2 Secret Diet Tips with us! Please join with me in wishing Harriet a Happy Birthday (and many more)! Some of you […]
Yesterday, I woke up. Yes, presumably a good way to begin the day! BUT, I was immediately met with the DRILLING! “They” were breaking up and tarring the streets. The noise level, I am willing to bet, was close to […]
Good Day Tushkateers!!! It is officially summer. Not so much because the summer solstice has come and gone; not so much because Memorial Day and July 4 have come and gone, but because this morning I woke up and declared […]
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 […]
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, […]
Have you ever made a mistake? (Of course, you have! Who hasn’t?) Have you ever repeated the same mistake; you know – made ‘it’ again? (Of course, you have! Who hasn’t?) Are you curious to know why people make mistakes? […]
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ What do you do after you lose weight (almost 100 lbs), and then start gaining it back (almost 30 lbs. back)? I am still working out, which is a good thing. How do […]
When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free. ~ Catherine Ponder How Much […]
Want to hear something funny? Yes, of course, you do! And yes, the funny thing will bring us to love, love, love! My brother, whose primary residence is Dublin, told me that when he shared with his Irish friends that […]
,,,, the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. No matter how carefully a project is planned, something may still ‘go wrong’ with it. When lucky, we experience a minor glitch; a glitch so small and short-lived that you hardly notice it – a transient fault that corrects itself. However, there are the times when a hornet’s nest of difficulties presents itself, and you need to change course, immediately, lest you get knocked off your tush! Here, Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, shares 8 ways to ‘keep balance.’
If you were to exercise day n’ night, night n’ day – in other words, too much – and you did not take the time to rest, you would more than likely injure yourself. (Not in danger of that happening here! Do you get my drift? Are you picking up what I am putting down? Too much of a good thing, isn’t a good thing!
How will you utilize your extra hour; the hour that you will have ‘gained’ this weekend? Will you shake off your tale feathers and take a long walk into the ‘light?’ Will you allow the ‘light’ to shine bright or will you set your dial to dim? How will you best use your extra hour? Weigh-in Here!
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.
What does Groundhog Day have to do with weight loss? Our Lady of Weight Loss says, “All roads lead to weight loss!” If the winter is getting you down, you might eat! If you are longing for spring, you might make an extra trip to the fridge. If it’s grey outside and/or snowing, you may turn to food to add color to your life! Here follow 9 Groundhog Day Quotes for you to chew on, as you smile and stay steady on your healthy living journey!
This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is all about WELLNESS!!! Wellness, a curious concept. What does wellness mean to you? Click through and weigh-in!
What do you think might happen if you placed a fridge on your refrigerator door? Do you think that it would deter you from opening it? If you were to hang mirrors in strategic locations in your home, do you think it would reflect your body and reinforce your resolve to change your image? Do you think that you would approach the mirror with love and kindness in your heart?
I recently had the pleasure of meeting herbologist, sleep expert, and creator of “Escape to Sleep” tonic, Geraldine O’Keefe. Because I know that getting the right amount of restful sleep is an important part of permanent weight loss, as well as an integral part of our mental health, I asked Geraldine to please impart some sleep wisdom upon me (so that I could pass it on to you)! If you want to live longer, be productive, mentally sharp, emotionally balanced, and full of energy all the day long, then read on!
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.”
Given the confluence of these rivers of wellness, weight loss and body image – NOW Foundation’s Love Your Body Day, The Inner Weigh documentary as well as Norma Kamali kicking off her wellness cafe series, I wondered what Norma Kamali thought of it all. Is the fashion industry to blame? I reached out, and here follows my interview with Norma!
Have you ever gotten so beautifully and intensely absorbed in an ‘action’ that time ceased to exist? You look up from the task at hand and two, three or more hours have mysteriously passed without your being aware of it? Join Janice Taylor, Your Weight Loss Success Coach, for a ‘flow experience.’
We can’t blame our children for wanting to hit those devil-filled vending machines, can we? But we can take action and help put and keep our children on the healthy path!
Here are some thoughtful tips on how to keep your children happy and healthy in the face of school (lunches).
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.
Do you suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia also known as friggatriskaidekaphobia – an irrational fear of Friday the 13th – and/or triskaidekaphobia – an irrational fear of things associated with the number thirteen? Does the fact that today is Friday the 13th send chills down your spine?
Sometime last winter, my strategically placed Feng Shui water fountain went on the fritz. Instead of the sound and motion of gurgling water activating positive chi energy, bringing in prosperity and good luck, the fountain furiously spurted and spit water on my desktop. What to do???
Just as I was ‘getting’ and ‘living’ the Buddhist principle of “Right Speech,” the third of the eight path factors in the Noble Eightfold Path, along come Lindsay, Bristol and Mel. Too juicy to pass it up!
Food for Thought: If you don’t know the person who resides underneath the fat, if you so closely identify with the excess layers, if the fat is protecting ‘you’ in any way, shape or form, it is difficult to imagine any other weigh or way.
Yes, you are on a healthy living Adventure (with a capital “A”). With a little willingness to experiment and a roll of duct-tape (huh? See video below) … you too can cook up the most amazing dishes that are more delish and satisfying than you ever imagined.
We prefer mindless dieting to mindful eating. We want someone to tell us what to do. Serve up a simple plan, if you will. We intellectually understand that there is no ‘magic bullet,’ but we still cling to the hope that there is one. And, so we are willing to entertain yet another fad diet. Enter the picture …
Get Jiggy Weight Loss Puzzles keep your hands and mind busy (and out of the cookie jar). Enjoy this week’s puzzle: Up Close and Personal with Leaf.
Have you ever imagined waking up one fine day, happily and mysteriously naturally thin? I’ve always wanted to wake up naturally thin, so I could eat whatever I wanted. I thought freedom equaled eating with complete abandon. I hadn’t considered that freedom might be freedom from cravings or freedom from obsessing about food.
It’s Jigsaw Sundae (oops, Freudian slip) … Sunday! Our Lady of Weight Loss here with your weekly Get Jiggy, Keep Your Hands Busy puzzle!
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!
Were prescriptions drugs involved in Simon Monjack’s shocking death? Learn more about our country’s fastest growing addiction.
In a nutshell, in order to have optimal mental health, we need to take care of our bodies. Do you know how to best take care of your body? Our Lady of Weight Loss offers a Kick in the Tush!
In order to permanently remove your excess weight, you’ve got to suffer, right? Wrong!!! I am here to assure you that Permanent Fat Removal does not equal suffering! It’s totally optional!
Did you know that today, May 10, is Clean Up Your Room Day? I invite you to join with Janice Taylor, Our Lady of Weight Loss and all the Tuskateers who are knocking out
three birds with one stone. Burn calories, lose weight, and live clean!
This morning, as I gather my ‘stuff’ (camera, gift for mom, healthy snacks) to head off into the sunrise to visit my 94 year-young mother, I am reminded of this video that I shot 2 short years ago. Not much has changed. My mother still sits in her apartment, doing her solo act. She did finally stop driving herself to and fro the supermarket this past year. She said it was like having a limb chopped off, but she felt it necessary. Her reflexes aren’t exactly what they used to be, and she certainly didn’t want to put anyone else in danger. Brava that she came to this conclusion on her own!
From the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens … here follows two of my best Our Lady of Weight Loss approved Cinco de Mayo recipes. A bit tweaked, but still celebratory! Enjoy!!!
It’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Sunday! Keep your hands and mind busy and away from food!
Before we get all sucked in by the salacious headlines that our President had an affair with campaign aide Vera Baker, let’s look at the ‘facts,’ and remember to focus on our priorities.
Oprah, I’m on board. No Phone Day Zone, it is! And Oprah, while we’re at it, Our Lady of Weight Loss suggests that you make your car a “NO FOOD ZONE.” Seriously folks, think of the calories saved, as well as moneys saved from not having to have your inner-car cleaned out!
Last night, Siobhan Magnus was voted off American Idol. One of the things I like most about Siobhan is her authenticity, her level of comfort with herself. As Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” And Sioban did just that! I’m hoping we will see more of her!
I just love when life ‘delivers’ a happy surprise, and this morning it surely did. Enter the picture … drum roll please, Louis Bardo Bullock, son of Sandra!
I was talking to one of my star weight loss clients (you are all stars), who has permanently lost over 35 pound. Yes, JB is thrilled about that, but she is still having difficulty loving herself, because she’s kind of down on her thighs. They are not perfect thighs. They are not stick thin thighs like you see in the magazines; they are not air-brushed thighs. After an interesting conversation that was filled with aha moments, I decided to share a few tips on how to love yourself, love your thighs.
This week’s Get Jiggy Sunday JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle was inspired by the dogs that jumped into the water fountain at St. Phillips Square in Tucson today. Bravo Doggies!!!
Medical Marijuana – used by patients for cancer, AIDS, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and Lou Gehrig’s disease is legal in Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada and 14 states; Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. Will you demonstrate today?
This week’s Get Jiggy JIGSAW Sunday, Tropical Spring Toss, will keep your hands and minds busy, out of the cookie jar and take you on a journey, straight into spring!
When we are energized, feeling good, hydrated, smiling and breathing in the poetry of life, we are less likely to gravitate towards food as a form of self-medication and more likely to open up to living la vida feliz … The Happy Life!
If Sue Sylvester, the fictional character played by actress Jane Lynch in the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee, can “Vogue,” why not you? Watch the video, Vogue with Sue Sylvester and burn calories!
Video alert: Have you heard about Iowa High School Junior Elizabeth Rasmuson’s brilliant use of gum wrappers? She used the white and blue Wrigley’s “5” wrappers to make her prom dress! And her boyfriend, Jordon Weaver, weaved himself a gum wrapper vest!
I hear tell that Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson is losing it! Pounds that is!
Jennifer, on behalf of WeightWatchers, kicked off a national ad campaign last Sunday “I decided to do Weight Watchers. I feel like I’ve conquered the world.” says the lovely and voluptuous Jennifer. In addition to getting the big payola …
I’m not sure how “No Housework Day” originated or when it was first celebrated. I am imagining that a woman who was tired of her daily chores, tired of the dust reappearing, that a woman who was more than likely being taken for granted threw her arms up in the air, took in a deep breath and proclaimed …
Kelly Osbourne danced away 42 pounds last season. Jennie Garth, Mya , Mel B. from the Spice Girls, Jane Seymour, Lisa Rina and Marie Osmond (while on Nutrisystems) toned their arms, lifted their butts, and dropped at least 100 pounds (combined total). Niecy Nash, however, star of “Reno 911″ is dedicating her dance performance to “thick girls everywhere.” And instead shedding tears for love.
Sandra Bullock and Jesse James have a prenup that specifically states that he gets no money in a divorce if he cheats.
This week’s “Get Jiggy, Stay Busy and Lose Weight Jigsaw Puzzle” was inspired by my recent trip to Tucson, Arizona. I’m fascinated by the cactus, the saguaros, in particular, whose flowers bloom at night and are pollinated by bats!
Here, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach provides vital Easter candy information! Something to consider on Easter Day (and the days that follow).
Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, invites you to imagine what it must be like to lose 350 pounds and for the very first time be able to drive a car, use a normal sized seatbelt, wear a pair of jeans. Read Ruby’s story here. An in depth and moving interview from Beliefnet’s editor Holly Leibowitz Rossi.
Foolish and fool proof April Fool’s Day quotes! Don’t give cherries to pigs or advice to fools … and much more from Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, on a mission to lighten!
You have done something (perhaps you ate the entire bag of chips before you even got to the check-out counter), thought something (you want chocolate more than anything and will do anything – even drive 50 miles if you have to – to get your hands on a bar, especially dark chocolate), or felt something (you feel sad and lonely now that Betty Crocker no longer lives with you) . . .that you believe to be ‘bad.’
From the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens – Matzo Brie! There are two matzo brie camps; those who fervertly believe that soaking the matzo in cold water before frying is the only way to go, and those who follow the hot water recipes. Either way, matzo brie (much like french toast) is delicious!
Imagine … El Al Airlines will be serving up some 650 pounds of gefilte fish, 400 pounds of smoked salmon, 28 gallons of horseradish, 325 pounds of smoked trout, 275 pounds of assorted chocolates and more than 45,500 packages of individually wrapped matzo on their nonstop flights from New York alone. (Recipes … to follow).
People say, “I really don’t understand why I am always hungry. It’s this crazy thing, like an alien has taken over.” People ask, “Can you shed ‘lite’ on this unexplained phenomenon? How can I slay the dragon? Or at least train my appetite dragon?”
What would Jesus eat and just how much? Just how big were the plates at the Last Supper?
Laugh Yourself Skinny. Laughter is one of the best aerobic exercises. One minute of mirthful laughter is equal to 6 minutes on the rowing machine.
Leave your judgment, lectures and nagging at the door. Encourage and support your children to live their best life.
Kirstie Alley’s Big Life: A review from Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, author and 50 pound big-time-loser. “Hopefully, Kirstie will get her groove back and future episodes will include some useful weight loss information, and a more interesting life that motivates and inspires. So far, only Kirstie is big; not her life.
This week’s “Get Jiggy Weight Loss Jigsaw Puzzle” is inspired by the Vernal Equinox. At precisely 1:32 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (17:32 Universal Time), the Sun will cross directly over the Earth’s equator. In the Northern Hemisphere, with open arms; in the Southern Hemisphere, autumn arrives. Ponder that while you keep your hands and mind busy working Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss Puzzle!!! A miracle cure if ever there was one!
Knowing full well that water is the healing elixir of all time, I have been on a mega-water kick, telling any and all who will listen to me that it’s important – actually crucial to drink water.
Have you ever questioned whether your inspiration, insight or sudden shift in experience was the result of receiving divine guidance or communication?
Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Coach, shares her best ever Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe. Needless to say – it is extraordinarily delicious, and it’s Our Lady of Weight Loss approved! Low in calories. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Our thoughts and words create our realities. They determine what we focus on, how we direct our attention, and how we use our mental and emotional energies. What words do you use? How to they inform, color and create your reality?
Today is Albert Einstein’s birthday, as well as Pi Day – an opportunity to revel in Pi, not Pie – and the theory of relativity. Relatively speaking, of course.
We are not just turning the clocks ahead by one hour! Tonight, we are also moving our internal clock and the many mechanisms that are governed by it, ahead by one hour, and therein lies the rub. Getting those inner-mechanisms to work on a time schedule!
Score one for Einstein and then score one for Our Lady of Weight Loss! Do you know what the scales really measure – scientifically that is?
Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach reports … For those familiar with the video that went viral, “The Story of Stuff” by Annie Leonard, you will be delighted to learn that Annie’s new book of the same name has hit the shelves! How does all that ‘Stuff’ affect your happiness and health … your weight?
The best in Celebrity Weight … Hot off the Dancing With the Stars dance floor! The pairings!!! Who will dance with whom and who is your fav?
For those of us who are hooked on watching the Academy Awards, because we love movies, the glitz of Hollywood, or just because it is a time-honored tradition, here follow some of ‘award-wininng’ quotes from last night’s Oscars.
It’s GET JIGGY SUNDAY!!! Want a fun way exercise your brain? To weigh less? To keep your hands and mind busy and out of the cookie jar? Then GET JIGGY with Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach! A jigsaw puzzle that delites!
Happiness is a new supermarket overflowing with fresh fruit and vegetables! Join Dysfunctional Chef, Janice Taylor, as she whips up a Strawberry and Arugula Salad to die for. Simply delish!
Life and Wellness Coach and fun expert, Janice Taylor, shares with you quick, effective and oh yes – fun – ways to boost your energy! Join in on the laughter.
Chilling News: Just yesterday while discussing global warming, the end of winter, and the beginning of spring, I was remembering “Midnight Sun,” one of my favorite Twilight Zone episodes. And then I read that the Chilean earthquake shifted the Earth’s Axis, permanently creating shorter days and longer nights. Where are we headed? Will I never be able to put my winter coat away?
Today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday. In celebration, your weight loss coach, Janice Taylor, serves up platters full of her favorite Dr. Seuss quotes that you might like to post, green recipes that feed the soul, minus the mold and videos that will get you through, so without further ado … read on!
Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, has a few “outside the donut box” weight loss tips that will blow your mind and melt the fat cells that include turning your bathroom into a meditation center, art gallery and no food zone! Tune in, melt fat!
From Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach: This week’s JigSaw puzzle was inspired by my exploring ‘aspirin.’ A puzzle of its own kind! Who should take aspirin, how much, does it prevent heart attacks, strokes?
Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, turns to Marion Nestle, Ph.D., author of Food Politics and What to Eat, to get the skinny on sugar.
Janice Taylor, weight loss coach, comments and questions Kelly Osbourne’s weight loss journey.
In celebration, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares her favorite 100 calorie pancake recipe with you, as well as a few tips on how to make the best pancake ever! Enjoy your holiday.
Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares information about the ‘green tea diet,’ sure to help you lose weight – fast!
The Yin and Yang of Lent!!! What are you giving up for Lent; what are you gaining from Lent? Our Lady of Weight Loss leads the way!
Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal shares “The 3 Step Diet,” which inevitably leads you straight into the arms of a gooey grilled cheese sandwich!
Get your downloadable St. Valentine’s hearts, jigsaw puzzles, to die for recipes and more here, NOW! Hurry! Janice Taylor makes weight loss fun!
Here, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares her Winter Wonderland, New York City February 2010 Snow Storm photos. Janice ventured out on the snowiest day of the year to snap, crackle and pop her weigh down! Get it! Get in your daily walk, no matter! Stimulate your brain, get the endorphins pumping, move your body!
How to count your blessings, change your life and transform your girdle into an amazing piece of Weight Loss Art. Listen up and Lighten up with Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach and our country’s premiere weight loss artist!
Playtime at the Kick in the Tush Club: This week, Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, Coach – she who makes weight loss fun – offers up platters full of Pomegranate Hearts, Rosemary Capellini, Sage Advice and more!
Today is WEAR RED DAY 2010! Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, has designed the perfect downloadable red dress for you to wear on WEAR RED DAY 2010! Print it and drape yourself in it! Enjoy.
Listen UP and Lighten UP! Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss scoured the universe and have found a sister site, a place where you can go for the latest in news that helps you lose! Skinny Scoopers! You can thank them later! After you read on and lighten up!
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