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Listen and Lose !!! Sometimes it’s just that simple …

Music is powerful. A true gift that keeps on giving.  Music activates the same feel good center of your brain that food does!  Here, 5 ways that music can positively affect you! 1. Listen to music: Lose weight. (Wow, that […]

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End the Madness: Create a Better _____ ?

People often begin their journey on the road to Sveltesville without fully knowing how they are going reach their goal(s). They “decide” to go on a “diet.” They want to lose weight. They are willing to change their relationship with […]

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Motivational Monday: The Psychology of Body Esteem

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. Our body esteem […]

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Coach Yourself Thinnish: Expect a Miracle

If there was a miracle tonight, as in right now, how would you know? If there was a miracle tonight, perhaps unfolding in all its glory while you were sleeping, and you woke up to a world to your specifications, […]

Click Yourself Thinnish: Dogs Listen, do you?

This week’s Get Jiggy Sunday JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle entitled “Dogs Listen” was inspired by the most adorable gaggle of dogs that jumped into the water fountain at St. Phillips Square in Tucson today, who clearly were not listening!  Bravo […]

Jean Nidetch, founder Weight Watchers, Dies at 91

At the age of 91, Jean Nidetch, the founder of Weight Watchers, died today (Wednesday, April 29). Reportedly a compulsive eater, overeater, closet eater, yo-yo dieter, who was addicted to cookies, Jean struggled with her weight until one fateful day […]

To Sum You Up 420 : 70% beautiful, 75% naughty, 80% sweet, 95% sweet, 100 % lovely

Today is 420 a.k.a. National Weed Day, Marijuana Appreciation Day, National Smoke Day and Stoner’s Day. The origins of 420 are a bit cloudy, covered in smoke, hazy if you will. “You are 70% beautiful, 75% naughty, 80% sweet, 95% […]

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

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

Puzzled? For Tax Week Relief: In Our Lady We Trust

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “In Our Lady We Trust,” is inspired by Tax Day, April 15, a time for many about money! As you click through this week’s puzzle, “In Our Lady We Trust,” think riches, […]

Puzzled? Go Outside, Smell the Dirt, Be Happy!

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 […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish? What? Huh? Say WHAT?

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 […]

Puzzled? No Need to Shoot!

Reached your wit’s end, have you?  Well, there’s no need to shoot.  What to do?  Get a grip and move on! Sometimes it’s just that simple! As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “No Need […]

Click Yourself Thinnish: Springtime Romance, Courage and Strength?

Given this past winter, I would imagine that you are ready for the big thaw and some spring time romance! As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy WeightLoss JigSaw Click Yourself Thinnish Puzzle, “Springtime Romance,” think loving thoughts and […]

#OneWord Thursday: Ready Set #Focus

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

Puzzled? Chew on Buddha’s Words?

Today’s JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by the Buddha’s words – Our body is … a vehicle for awakening. Take good care of it. Chew on the Buddha’s words as you not only click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss […]

Weighty Confession: Aspirin and a Loaf of Bread

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss, Forgive Me, For I Have Sinned! I woke up with a killer headache. For whatever reason, I stumbled into the kitchen for relief (aspirin and a loaf of bread, a mighty combo?).  There it […]

Coach Yourself Thin: What STOPS YOU???

What stops you?  When you hear yourself saying, “I can’t,” stop talking and tune in. In all likelihood, there is a limiting belief lurking in the “fatty” recesses of your mind. Someone like you: “I can’t lose weight.” Ask yourself: […]

Click Yourself Thin: Say Goodbye to Your Last Temptation?

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 […]

#OneWord Thursday: How to #Survive!

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

New Year. New Story. New You!

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” ~ T.S. Eliot Hello Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and all […]

2015: The Good Karma Puzzle

As the New Year approaches, Our Lady of Weight Loss wishes you wealth, prosperity, light, wisdom, fortune, fertility, generosity and courage and more!  She’s fairly certain, as am I, that if you click through “2015: Good Karma Puzzle,” then you […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 10 Holiday Commandments

Ho, Ho – Hold on there! I know…we are but a week away from the New Year, Christmas is around the corner and it could be oh-so-easy to throw your hands up in the air and say, “It’s okay. It’s […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 2015 – Manifesting Your Dreams

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

How to EAT (until sated), DRINK (in moderation), and BE GRATEFUL (in excess).

Dearest Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss,  I have a Thanksgiving Challenge for you!  It serendipidously presented itself to me, which means that it did not come from me but rather through me.  The idea to share with […]

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

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

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

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

Our Lady of Weight Loss’s A Baker’s Dozen: Thirteen Ways to Reward Yourself at the End of a Hard Day as you Revel in the Glory of Your Greatness!

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.” […]

Puzzled? She Pulled a Rabbit Out of Her Hat?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “She Pulled a Rabbit Out of Her Hat,” is inspired by YOU; she who on a daily basis pulls a rabbit out of her hat! She who does the unexpected. As you […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

12 Quotes: #Depression Robin Williams…Secret Sorrows

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

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 5 Points of Lights that Lighten!

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 […]

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

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

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Zero Will Power? 100% Fat? Seriously?

On this fabulous, Kick Tush Tuesday, I am sharing with you an email that I suspect a great many of us can relate to.  So read on, relate to, ingest, tell your truth, and then…levitate through life with me!  Sometimes […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How Seriously Selfish Are You?

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 […]

VIDEO – Mother’s Day Message from 92 year old Queen of Cake

This video is from the Kick in the Tush Club archives.  A video starring my mother, Harriet Taylor, who passed away in January 2013 at the 96 years young.   We shot this video when she was 92 years young.  […]

Puzzled? You May NEVER Lick Cake … or CAN you?

Dear Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club) and Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, As most of you know, I permanently removed over 50 pounds 13 years ago (a baker’s dozen!!!) with Our Lady of Weight […]

#KickTush Tuesday: 5 Ways to a Beautifully Landscaped Interior

As today is #KickTush Tuesday, I’d like to give you a Kick in the Tush!  One that changes your internal landscape, and I don’t mean “move your stomach to a new location,” although that is an interesting idea. Recently Our […]

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

This past week, while walking through a real bookstore (vs. chair or online happening), I picked up a copy of “The Courage to Create” by Rollo May, a brilliant exploration of creativity.  The first chapter speaks to the different types […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 Keys to #Contentment

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

12 Quotes In Celebration: Happy Birthday Einstein!

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

Puzzled? Is Your Body a Vehicle for Awakening???

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Awakening,” is inspired by the Buddha. Our body is a vehicle for awakening.  Treat it with care. ~ The Buddha As you click through “Awakening” chew on coming into awareness, realization, reviving… […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Rejoice, Your Motivation Is in the Toilet?

This morning, one of my star clients (you’re all stars) confessed that she was having a difficult time keeping her focus, determination, commitment and motivation up front and central to her day.    Who amongst us hasn’t felt that way from […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss-Green Eggs and Ham Recipe

In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, Our Lady of Weight Loss and I would like to take this opportunity to share our favorite Green Eggs and Ham recipe! Green Eggs n’ Ham, Our Lady of Weight Loss Style Ingredients: non-stick […]

Puzzled? Wise words from the Dowager Countess of Grantham

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

8 Moment of Zen Cowgirl Style Quotes

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

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: The Scales Gone Crazy?

Recently, I visited my doctor.  On the way into the exam room, in the hallway, we (his nurse and I) passed the menacing scales of injustice. She said, in an authoritarian tone I might add, “Hop on the scale.” To […]

Puzzled? St. Valentine’s Gift List

St. Valentine’s Day is around the corner and I’ve been rackin’ my brains not only as to what gift I might like, but what non-food gifts to give.  (Yes, I said “non-food.”) Valentine gifts for friends, family, neighbors…for all! While […]

How Long Have You Been Naked: An Interview with Pamela Shields, Artist

An Interview with Pamela Shields, Artist NAKED:  The Masturbation Series Pamela Shields, artist, is presenting, for the first time, her ‘Masturbation Series’ of large drawings.  Frank discussion or depiction of a woman as a sexual being, rather than as a […]

10 Quotes to Inspire Your #Reinvention

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

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

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

A New Year’s Toast: 10 Simple Steps to Happy

In this New Year, 2014, let’s… Look at the sunny side of everything. Think happy, healthy and prosperous thoughts. Speak health, happiness and prosperity to all you meet. Be enthusiastic. Greet every creature you meet with a smile. Live in […]

10 Inspiring Quotes to Start 2014

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

Gratitude: Thanksgiving Side Dish or Main Event?

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 […]

Write Away the Pounds: 5 Ways to Weigh Less

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 […]

Easy Weight Loss: How to Change Your Relationship With Food

  Our Lady of Weight Loss wants me to encourage you to think about taste, because “Taste is No Small Thing.” Dig It:  Taste is always with us, ever present. Even when you detect “no taste,” there is a flavor […]

Puzzled? The Watermelon Angel

Puzzled by Watermelon? The Watermelon Angel is here to share some vital information about the Watermelon, a vine-like flowering plant that hails from southern Africa. Watermelon weighs in at approximately 50 calories per cup (a good amount of bang for […]

#OneWord Thursday: In Search of #Bliss

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

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: WAKE UP!!! Be Happy, Lose Weight, Get Energized!

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 […]

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

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

Kick Tush Tuesday: Having Weight Loss Fun Yet? Non-Piggy Bank!

Good Day Tushkateers!  Greetings, Salutations, Happy June and more! Yes, it’s been a few weeks since last we met (via a fully loaded Kick in the Tush Club e-letter)!  There was the Memorial Day weekend; followed by a rather long […]

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

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

Puzzled? The Gambel Quail weighs-in on weight loss

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by the Gambel Quail – one of Tucson’s finest! Gregarious, jaunty, plumed topknot, weighing in at a mere 5.7 ounces – the Gambel Quail is ever present. The mommy and […]

#OneWord Thursday: #STUCK to Unstuck

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

Best Weight Loss Tips: Set Your Table for Change!

Here, today, right NOW, Our Lady of Weight Loss shares some of her best non-food weight loss tips!  Tips that set the stage for change, and set your table for success! Use dark, small plates! Studies show that people will […]

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

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

Eat This, Lose Weight: Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding

Is dessert a food group?  Is comfort food a food group?  If they were, this recipe would be included in both categories!  This Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding recipe is old-fashion, lip-smackin’ good!  Try it for size Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding (slow cooker, […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Love is the Greatest Refreshment

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.  ~ Pablo Picasso Greetings Tushkateers!   OMG! OMG! OMG!  St. Valentine’s Day is a mere two sleeps away (two days in grown-up talk); the official day of love.  Romantic love, primarily.  But for me […]

Breaking News: 5 Money Rituals for Today’s Financial 4th Quarter Blues

A New York Times breaking news alert made its way into my in-box this morning, reporting that the “U.S. economy contracted unexpectedly in the final quarter of 2012, hurt by weaker exports, a drop in military spending and a slower […]

Puzzled: Simpler Times, Better Bathing Suits?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Simpler Times, Better Bathing Suits,” takes a nostalgic look at the early 1920’s and bathing suits of yore. Upfront and center, in the two white “suits” stand my mother and my aunt. […]

Winter Weight Loss: The Freeze Your Ass Off Diet

This morning, I awoke to a ridiculously cold 13 degrees.  My first thoughts were not particularly happy ones. “Geeze Louise, when I head out I am going to have to bundle up big time;  long underwear, a second pair of […]

In Memoriam: For death is but a passing phase of life

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 […]

Facing Death: 10 Life Quotes

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

Kick Tush Tuesday: 5 Ways to Be a Pillow-Offset Tough Times with Gentle Softness

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 […]

Happiness Tip 2013: Barefooted Bliss

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 […]

Quotes: 6 Steps to a Miracle

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

7 Truths about Naturally Thin People

As we blast our way into the holiday season, people increasingly say to me, “I wish I were naturally thin.”  Then I could eat as many holiday cookies, drink as much eggnog and slide as many sliders down the hatch […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Busted Zippers, Broken Dreams

How are you on this fine morning?  Did you wake up and say, “I’m alive!” with reverence, acknowledging that each new day is a miracle?  Me neither!  Not first thing, anyway.  A rather large honkin’ vehicle road past my NYC […]

Listen: Weight Loss Audio – The Motivational Moso

Listen to this Weight Loss Audio – The Motivational Moso, which was recorded to inspire, motivate and energize you, so that you can easily and effortlessly move toward your weight loss goals. After you listen in, consider the length of […]

Kick in the Tush Club – 6 Motivational Steps: Never, Never, Never, Never Give Up

Never, never, never, never give up. ~ Winston Churchill OMG Tushkateers!   Of all days for my Internet connection to crash – on Kick in the Tush Tuesday – but that’s what happened yesterday and that’s where I was … […]

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

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

Interview w. Award Winning Writer, Racelle Rosett: Dying, Living and Surviving Breast Cancer

Racelle Rosett, winner of the WGA award for thirtysomething, recipient of both the Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Prize for Jewish short fiction and the Lilith Fiction Prize, author of the critically acclaimed book “Moving Waters,” breast cancer survivor and blogger shares […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

13 Fresh Start Diet Tips: End Cravings, End Hunger

Our Lady of Weight Loss has been ‘after’ me, nagging at me, telling me to put together a mega-list of diet/weight loss tips for y’all. (I’m telling you … she is quite the boss.) Thing is, I wanted to put […]

Play: Weight Loss JigSaw – Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.

This morning, while perusing the Internet in search of inspired and inspiring quotes that motivate, provide a jolt of energy, help me to move from here to there … … In this case, from summer to autumn (as we are […]

How to … Live in Possibility, Be Joyful

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 […]

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

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

Remembering Brother: It’s Raining in My Heart

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

Kick in the Tush Club: National Simplify Your Life Week

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 […]

PLAY, TOSS and LOSE: Weight Loss JigSaw Sunflower Girl Salad

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 […]

Weight Loss Motivation: How Many Eggs Does It Take to Lose “It?”

A Weight Loss Riddle:  You’ve decided to make scrambled eggs for breakfast. You take three eggs from the refrigerator. As you are oh so gracefully moving toward the counter, one falls from your hand and smashes on the floor. What […]

Want to Activate the Power Within?

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Club: Best Healthy Eats Issue Ever

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 […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Power Up and Fuel Me Up Happy

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 […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Secretly Slenderizing Summer Ratatouille

When people ask me how I permanently removed over 50 pounds (11 years ago – my oh my, how time flies), I tell them that first and foremost I changed my mind (as Albert Einstein says, “You cannot solve a […]

Play and Lose: Jigsaw Puzzle – July 4th Pig Crossing (Grill It recipes included)

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 […]

7 Disappointing Quotes that Inspire

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

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: 7 Points of LITE: Depressed, Defeated, Diabetic Seeks HELP!

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – Life’s Little Instruction Book, […]

God’s Plan? 90% of Americans believe in God, 67% of Americans are Overweight

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 […]

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

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

Play and Lose: Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – Angel of Flower Power

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 – […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Elder Care Blues: Where the Birds Scream

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 […]

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

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

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: The universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.

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. […]

10 Tips: Happiness Centered Weight Loss

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 […]

The Elder Care Blues: Waking Up Dead

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

Rejoice! Celebrate National Pig Day, National Peanut Butter Day … and Love

Today is a rather auspicious day.  It is, according to my sources at HolidayInsights.com, not only National Pig Day but National Peanut Butter Day as well (quite the combo, hey?), and according to my calendar, today is Peter’s and my […]

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

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

Dysfunctional Chef: You say POTATO Frittata (I say potato Frittata)

You say potato, I say POTATO Frittata is a spectacularly delish dish that weighs in at under 300 calories per serving!  And, if done right, with loving kindness in your heart and a steady hand, it is also a work […]

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

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

Qnexa : 10% of Your Body Weight Lost in Exchange for Birth Defects and Heart Problems ???

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 […]

The Elder Care Blues: WAKING UP ‘DOWN’

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

Fat is Folly: 4 Steps to Postive Self-Talk

You have been embedding negative and/or positive self talk patterns into the deepest parts of your mind since early childhood.  Those self-talk patterns have take hold and have deeply affected you, so much so that you are what you say! […]

Chewing the Fat: What to do when FOOD Calls Your Name???

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~  I really don’t quite understand it, but food – in particular – sweets with a heavy emphasis on chocolate – has a crazy kind of power of me.  It knows my name and […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: She-Wolfs, Goat Sacrifices … What We Do for Love

Greetings Tushkateers … and a very Happy Valentine’s Day to YOU! As I am sure you are well aware, today is Valentine’s Day.  How exciting for both Our Lady of Weight Loss and me to celebrate the day with you! […]

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

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

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: Hot Biscuits … Come n’ get ’em

Did you know that one little biscuit is somewhere between 120 and 180 calories?  (Source: CalorieCount/About.com) One of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Golden Rules of Permanent Fat Removal is to check the nutritional information before chowing down.   No guilt.  […]

Kick in the Tush Club: Standard Poodles, Paula Deen’s Disabetes, and the Inner Chubby Child speaks

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 […]

Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: She Wears a Mean Pineapple

Today’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by a pineapple that was sitting happily on my table.  As I began to slice it, I became curious. Where did it come from?  How many people did it take to […]

Inner Chubby Child: Remembering Twinkie

Perhaps, the 2012 ‘end of the world’ predictions aren’t so far off!  After all, Dealbook reported that Hostess Brands, founded in 1930, home of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos filed for bankruptcy. Does that mean that Twinkies will be […]

Friday the 13 Ways to Improve Your Luck

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – Happy Global Warming???

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 […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Roast Vegetables, Add Peas, Take Politic-O-Matic Quiz Until Tender

While you are roasting vegetables and eagerly awaiting your onions and carrots to soften, log onto Beliefnet and take the Politic-OMatic Quiz.  An interesting buffet of political questions are presented to you that assess your beliefs and values in order […]

YOU 2012: Ignite the Flames of Desire

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 […]

Best e-Course: You 2012 – Luminous Authenticity

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

End of 2011 Etiquette QUIZ: How Ill-Mannered Are YOU?

Now that the basic family holidays are behind us – the food and  gift-giving, candle lighting, sugar-coated, glazed holidaze – I sat this morning, the last day of 2011, reliving and reflecting on some of the ‘highlights’ of these past […]

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

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

End Emotional Eating: 6 Steps Toward Healthy Thinking!

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 […]

QUIZ: Are YOU a Food Addict?

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 […]

Top 3 Holiday Videos: Doggy Christmas, Hallelujah Flash Mob, Jewish Rock of Ages

Holy Macaroni!  Christmas is only 3 days away; we’re smack in the middle of Chanukah and Kwanzaa is right around the corner,too!  You know what that means don’t you?  It’s time to roll out and cue up the best holiday […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: New Resolutions – Be YOU, Everyone else is already taken!

  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 […]

Happy Holiday Tips: Foods that Transmit Happiness

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

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

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

Alec Baldwin: Tweeting for Sympathy, Fuming mad @AmAir! Will pizza w. extra toppings put fire out?

After reading several accounts of the now infamous Alec Baldwin story: “Alec gets booted off an American Airlines plane parked at gate due to his ‘Words with Friend’ addiction and refusal to turn off his electronic device.” Followed by his […]

Holiday Diet: Cultivating Strange Eating Habits

  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 […]

Beat the Stress: Do THIS Not THAT

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

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: Festive, Stylish, Sensual

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, […]

VIDEO: 8 steps – How to Get Back on the Weight Loss Wagon NOW!!!

  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 […]

Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 8 Best Thanksgiving Quotes

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

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – A Thousand Battles: Angels, Demons, Heaven, Hell

“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 […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – Burn Bright, Color Me Red

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled “Color Me RED!” is inspired by the color red! RED is a STIMULANT … it increases enthusiasm, stimulates energy, encourages action and confidence, and it provides a sense of protection from […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: My Big Fat Holiday A**

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Mindful Candy Diet

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 […]

Dysfunctional Chef – Sultry, Sexy Potato Salad

Greetings One n’ All!  I’m uber-excited about my new way of cooking:  combining healthy ingredients (always), creating recipes that won’t ‘weigh you down,’ (always) and NOW adding a sultry and sexy twist. What makes these recipes sultry and sexy?  It’s […]

Living In Sensuality: Sight, Smell, Sound, Touch and Taste

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 […]

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

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

Depression: Journaling Your Way to Mental Health

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 […]

JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle: October Orange

This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by the Boys of October! When my father was a little boy a thousand years ago :), he could see Yankee Stadium from his window!  Imagine the excitement … back […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday : 4 Letter Words that weigh us down, down, down

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 […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: She’s Got Quite a Pear

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 […]

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

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

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – Psycho Over Pizza (a true confession)

Greetings and Salutations Tushkateers!   It is my habit to pause, think (imagine that) and review the events of the week, before I write you. Has anything happened during the week that is ‘shareable?’ Anything happen that might be useful […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: how to … Install Empowering Habits

This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is entitled “Install Empowering Habits.” I don’t know if you know this or not – but listen up – because this is a ‘learning’ that can change your life. The Learning: You […]

Motivational Monday: Betrayal of the Worst Kind? Are You Guilty???

“Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.” ~ Joseph Joubert Ought oh!!!!  How genius am I if I begin great works but don’t finish them? When we say that we are going to do something (like ‘get healthy’ or […]

Kick in the Tush Monday – THE WEIGH-in to LOVE

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 […]

A Penny to Change Your Thoughts?

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 […]

Get 100% Inspired: Buck, The Horse Whisperer meets Einstein?

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 […]

How to Say Goodbye to Your Fat – for good!!!

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 […]

Summer Staycation: The Summer of Appreciating Where You Live!

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 […]

Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – Pig Crossing

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled PIG CROSSING, was inspired by all time grilling going on, up and down the block today. Remember … clicking through your weekly JigSaw Weight Loss puzzle burns calories and keeps both […]

July 4 – Permission to Pig Out???

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 […]

Chewing the Fat – How Much Should YOU Weigh?

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 […]

Coach Yourself Thin – How do you stop …

It takes a lot of energy for a person to stay stuck, to keep a problem firmly alive and in place. How do you stop yourself from permanently losing weight? People say, “No matter what I do, I can’t lose […]

The Most Powerful Weight Loss Tool is yours…

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, […]

JigSaw Sunday – The Summer of Miracle Whips (quotes, cures and puzzles)

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 […]

National Donut Day – Krispie Kreme and Dunkin Donuts give away ‘free’ donuts? Free? Really?

Today is National Donut Day.   Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts are giving away ‘free’ donuts, but are they really free??? National Donut Day was created by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor American women who served donuts to soldiers […]

How to Avoid Mistakes, Feeling Dumb and Uber-Frustration

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?  […]

Want Power vs. Will Power?

Did you know that there’s no such thing as will power? No, there’s not. There’s only want power. And please, feel free to quote me on that!!! “There is no such thing as will power, only want power.” ~ Janice […]

Weight Loss Overwhelm: Mental Clutter

“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 […]

Stay Fat Tuesday – Are you stressed out and hungry?

There are thousands of causes for stress, and one antidote to stress is self-expression. ~ Garson Kanin Stressed out and hungry? When we feel threatened or stressed, our neuroendocrine system kicks into high gear and releases a series of hormones. […]

Motivational Monday: FREE Weight Loss e-Cards!

Our Lady of Weight Loss wanted me to be sure to tell you that she created an entire page of FREE Weight Loss e-Cards for you to send to your weight loss pals that are sure to motivate, inspire and […]

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

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

Video – Having an Emotional Meltdown?

Having a MELTDOWN? Feeling moody? Irritable? Uptight? Having difficulty making decisions? Can’t relax? Before you head to the fridge, watch this video!!! Slim Down While You Laugh It Up!!!   Spread the word … NOT the icing, Janice Taylor wise […]

9 Steps – How to Surrender to Love

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not […]

JigSaw Sunday – Our Lady of the Easter Bonnet

Today’s Get Jiggy Sunday Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by the Easter Parade! In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it … You’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade! True Enough!!!  Enjoy clicking through this […]

Relationship Rescue – Leaving My Husband (VIDEO)

Greetings Tushkateers*!   For your viewing pleasure, Janice Taylor – your Weight Loss Success Coach – delivers a video that is fun, wise and utterly useful; a video-blog that we are sure will have a positive impact not only on your […]

Motivational Monday – There is, within YOU, a Weight Loss WARRIOR!

I have in the past written about the difference between being assertive and aggressive – and advocated for the assertive side of life – stating that there’s no need to bring the police into the picture!!!!  (Referencing an incident I […]

17 Day Diet vs. Our Lady of Weight Loss

Whether or not you decide to follow the 17 Day Diet Plan (the new hot fat-melting plan on the block), you need to know that it’s not about the food – it’s not about your fat – it’s about your […]

JigSaw Sunday: A Balanced Life, Take Two

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!

Motivational Monday: 10 Quotes to INSPIRE YOUR BODY

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

Dysfunctional Chef FRIDAY: Whipping Up Asparagus Facts, Folklore and Food

First, the fascinating facts that make for most excellent “Table Talk.” Followed by the recipe – Roasted Chick Peas and Asparagus with Mint. A non-meat, protein powerhouse of a meal! Please note that it takes approximately 4 years to produce a sizable crop of asparagus. So – when eating – please consider slowly down and appreciating its journey!

stay FAT TUESDAY – Crumbs Don’t Count

Sometimes, when biting, tasting and licking other people’s foods, I have to stop myself and say to myself, “You might not be counting what you’re eating, but your body has a built-in calorie counter. Who are you foolin’?”

JigSaw Sunday: 3 Steps to Will Power from the Queen of Cups

The Queen of Cups encourages you to put down your fork, push away from the table and move toward a creative project. Keep your eyes and your ears and most importantly your heart open, as opportunity is about to knock of your door.

Motivational Monday: The 10 Truths about Chocolate

Since a great many of us are chocolate lovers and have been known to indulge and sometimes even over-indulge, I thought I’d share The 10 Truths of the Power of Chocolate that can help to (moderately) indulge, savor the flavor, incorporate, live with and love chocolate on a daily basis, as you stay healthy, wealthy and wise! Sounds good, yes? Great!!

Dysfunctional Chef Friday: American Idol White Bean Stew

Last night, while watching Hollywood Week on American Idol, I whipped up a batch of my best White Bean Stew. Just as Casey Abrams’ was up at the mike, singing and a strumming “Georgia On My Mind,” I was dishing out the bean stew (with a simple salad). It was extraordinary! The stew, the salad and Casey Abrams.

JigSaw Sunday: St. Valentine Tale – the Rabbit and the Queen

It’s all in the interpretation. What is the Rabbit really saying to the Queen? Is the “Be My Valentine” invitation infused with love or laced with sarcasm? Is the Queen’s response accepting or rejecting? Weigh in! What’s your take??? Love vs. Sarcasm?

A Video St. Valentine Card from the patron saint of permanent fat removal

Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal (a.k.a. weight loss) wish you a Happy St. Valentine’s Day.
In honor of St. Valentine’s Day … let’s

Rise & Grind Wednesday: Adopt a Morning Mantra … watch the fat melt away

Imagine waking up happy, starting the day with a smile on your face! You slip on your cozy slippers and make your way into the kitchen, where you are met with a hot bowl of steel cut oats, a bowl of fresh fruit, a poached egg perhaps (yum, I’m getting hungry). You sit at the table and before you eat (and/or afterwards – your choice) you chant your morning mantra and the fat mysteriously melts away!!!

JigSaw Sunday: Lakshmi, Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity (quotes and puzzle)

This week’s GET JIGGY WEIGHT LOSS JIGSAW PUZZLE is inspired by an inspired meeting between Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, and Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity. They recently bumped into each other under the third cactus to the left of the Sonoran Desert Museum

Diet Tip Tuesday: The One Less is More Plan

Instead of going cold turkey and saying no to every slice of cake, cookie and fry, which may ultimately lead to feelings of deprivation, defeat and depression, how about eating just one less a day. That’s right … just one less!

Motivational Monday: Altered States of Illuminated Wellness

“Be Well” is an artfully vague term.
What does “be well” mean? What makes you feel well? What does wellness look like to you? The aspects of wellness that are yours and yours alone have a magical quality to them. They warm your heart; the illuminate your soul.

JigSaw Sunday: What is the Wellness Cure?

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!

Diet Tip Tuesday: Put a Mirror on the Fridge???

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?

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