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How to Let Go of Who You Are and Become What You Might Be!

Label Me Quirky: Last week, while “networking” (as they say) at a “wellness event,” I took note of the way I introduced myself to my fellow attendees. “Hi, I am Janice Taylor. I am a life and wellness coach, a […]


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% […]


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

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


10 Quotes to Inspire Your #Reinvention

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

Kick In the Tush Tuesday: how to…End Stuckness Now

Greetings Tushkateers,  I have some mind-blowing news for you.  Are you ready?  Sitting down?  Okay…take in a deep breath and dig this:  you are not a noun.  You are not a thing.  Rather, you are a person who does things. […]

The 10 Commandments: Thou Shalt Drink Enough Water to Frighten Noah

As we happily head out to party, let’s remember to read through, ingest, and practice the 10 Commandments of Holiday Weight Loss graciously and generously presented to us by Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent weight […]

#OneWord Thursday: How to #Manifest

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

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, […]

Moon ALERT! Full Moon, Wolf Moon, Hunger Moon and Moon Pie

Before I head off into the land of no Internet (could you believe it??? on my way to lead a workshop at Rowe Camp), I wanted to make sure that y’all knew that the most amazing FULL MOON, HUNGER MOON, WOLF MOON is set to rise at sunset on Saturday, March 19. It is the BIGGEST MOON in almost two decades (that’s 20 years!).

Sunday JigSaw: Ultimate Craving Cure

Complete this Get Jiggy Jigsaw Puzzle and the ultimate way to weigh less and finally, once and for all, put an end to those sweet tooth cravings that are sabotaging your weight loss efforts will be revealed!!!

Big Butter Jesus. Melt down or Godwink?

This morning, when I read that the King of Kings Statue, a.k.a. Touchdown Jesus or Big Butter Jesus, which lived on the grounds of Solid Rock church was reportedly struck by lightening at midnight on June 15, I thought “what a coincidence.” …..

American Idol Winner – A surprise?!?

Who won American Idol? And just how important is it to believe in yourself? Hungry for motivation? Read on!

Simon Monjack, Brittany Murphy’s husband found dead

Were prescriptions drugs involved in Simon Monjack’s shocking death? Learn more about our country’s fastest growing addiction.

Who Got Kicked Off American Idol May 19?

Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Coach, wants to know how American Idol’s Casey James’ miraculous recovery from his motor cycle accident inspires you, motivates you to move forward? Want power or will power?

Mother’s Day Tribute: A Video (of and for my 94 year old mom)

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!

Obama Affair (not so fast)

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.

Crystal Bowersox: Betrayal. Apologies. Tears.

After a full week of headlines, the dread-locked singer and American Idol frontrunner, Crystal Bowersox (a.k.a. Mama Sox) last night served up platters full of soul, gratitude and love.

420 is National Weed Day

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?

Sex Tips: Sandra Bullock, Jesse James and the Tattoo Artist

Now, less than two weeks later after the Oscars, that fairy tale (I guess it was a fairy tale) has morphed into a story of betrayal and a nightmare for Sandra. Jesse James, her husband of five years, host of Monster Garage, has allegedly been cheating on Sandra with tattoo artist, Michelle ‘Bombshell’ Mcgee.

Pretty Wild language: How to Pull Out the Stops

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?

Einstein Was Right: General Relativity and Your Bathroom Scale

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?

The Story of Stuff – The video that went viral is now a book

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?

Dancing With the Stars 2010 – The ‘Pairings’

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?

Dysfunctional Chef: Strawberry & Arugula Salad Recipe

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!

1-Minute Video Cure: Major Energy Infusion

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.

Michael Blosil – Marie Osmond’s son commits suicide

I am saddened to report that Marie Osmond’s 18 year old son, Michael Blosil, jumped to his death on Friday night, in Los Angeles. He was found dead on the ground below an apartment balcony.

What? You forgot to eat?

When was the last time that you were so engrossed in an activity or passionately at play that you forgot to eat? Maybe, say – when you were 10? Playing with your Ken and Barbie dolls? If you find that you are all too often foraging for food, searching for snacks, or rummaging for rations, you need to get a life! A life filled with passion and play!!!

In 2010: How to reduce stress, promote harmony, eliminate toxic energy and lose weight.

Diet Resolutions 2010: Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach and 50-pound big-time-loser is here to tell you that the best way to begin anew is to make sure that the energy in your home is supporting your new healthy eating and living style. Learn how to reduce stress, promote harmony, eliminate toxic energy and lose weight!

The Fool’s New Year – Fat-melting puzzle with a side of guilt-free comfort food)

Take a leap of faith right off that cake, straight into 2010! Our Lady of Weight Loss, patron saint of Permanent Fat Removal and Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach and 50 lb. big-time-loser, invite you to join with them as they follow the lead of The Fool.

Tylenol Recall

Head’s up for all Our Lady of Weight Loss devotees and Tushkateers (and the rest of you, as well)… there’s been a Tylenol Recall. Read-up and re-call.

21 Simple Steps to Living a Life You Love

Want to live a life you love? Here, Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach shares her 21 Simple Steps to Living a Life You Love!

Festivus for the Rest of Us!

Ready to celebrate Festivus with the rest of us? Get your Pepperidge Farm cake and M&M’s and challenge the head of household to a wrestling match.

Alice In Wonderland

Alice asked, “Which road do I take?” The Cheshire Cat answered, “Where do you want to go?” Alice said, “I don’t know.” “Then,” said the Cheshire cat, “it doesn’t matter. If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach asks, “What road will you take? Do you know where you are going?”

National Cookie Day. Celebrating Kooky Cookies

Kick in the Tush Club member Martha C., sent me the following to-die-for spinach cookie recipe. She said that she got it from her sister, who got it from a friend, who got it from a neighbor! In other words, I have no idea where it originated, but it’s my turn to pass it on!

Maya Angelou taken to Los Angeles Hospital? Phenomenal Woman

A friend telephoned this morning and told me that Maya Angelou has been taken to Los Angeles Hospital. We, a group, went to hear Maya speak last year. All hardcore, diehard fans, we ingested every poetic and meaningful word that she uttered. And so, together, we are now praying that Maya gets well fast. Pray with us for Maya Angelou is an American treasure.

Pampering 101: Cookies and Milk

Tips on cookies, milk and break times: “Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.” ~ Barbara Jordan

Autumnal Equinox 2009 : Recipes

Happiness is a warm belly! From the Our Lady of Weight Loss Kitchens … 10 recipes to warm your soul this autumn.

Insomnia Cookies: 25 Tips to Better Sleep

Are you getting enough sleep? Restful sleep? Tired? Maybe even exhausted? The Our Lady of Weight Loss Snooze Factory has 25 tips for you that are sure to help!


Required Weight Loss Reading: Will the Biggest Loser make YOU Fatter? The new contestants go mano a mano. Will they reach their goals? Will YOU?

Flaming Lips: No Licking Allowed

Lips are amazing. They help us to eat, talk, smile, and express emotions. And, most importantly, they were made for kissing!

What did you have for breakfast today?

Maybe y’all think that if you don’t eat breakfast, you just saved yourself 300 calories and are that much closer to that skinny-minnie body that you’re after. Sorry to be the one to tell you, but it just doesn’t work that way!

6 Billion Pounds Overweight: Dr. Ian Smith gives America a kick in the tush

“The food industry has huge culpability as to why we in America find ourselves where we are,” Dr. Ian said. “The food industry is not a non-profit agency. They are in it for the profits.”

09 09 09: 9 tips, 9 pounds in 9 minutes

It’s 09 09 09 Our Lady of Weight Loss has 9 tips to share with you that can help you to lose 9 pounds in 9 minutes.

Obama Speech: Get back on the wagon presidential style.

The holiday weekend is over. It’s time to get serious! This weight loss riddle will get you back on track, back on the wagon … presidential style.

5 Tips: Happy Zaps of Color (end the summer blues)

Got the end of summer blues? Here are 5 happy zaps of color from Our Lady of Weight Loss, sure to lighten your mood and bring energy to your day.

Your NOT To Do List

People often ask me, “How do you do it all?” To which I respond, “What makes you think I do it all? I don’t. I can’t remember the last time I cleaned, for goodness sake.” Here’s how to clear your […]

BECAUSE: A Mighty Powerful Convincer

BECAUSE, YOU SAID SO!!! Chew on this: Which of the following three sentences is most likely to get you a raise? a. Boss, I’ll quit if I don’t get a raise. b. Boss, I need a raise now, please …[and […]

Reality Bites (doesn’t it?)

Halloween Candy: here, there and everywhere … Already! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for a free life consult) Oh … My Goodness Gracious Me!!!! I went to […]

Tell the Truth: Crumbs Don’t Count!

Who’s Foolin’ Who? by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser!! (write Janice for a Free Consult!) Self Talk: Sometimes, when biting, tasting and licking other people’s foods, I have to stop […]

Shells, Penne, Spirals-Oh My! 3 Righteous Recipes from Our Lady’s Kitchen.

I heart pasta! I do!! By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Syndicated Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! Fun Factoid: Thomas Jefferson is credited with introducing macaroni to the United States, he fell in love with […]

Eleven Tips: Move Past Depression NOW!

Depression and Your Weight by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, Syndicated Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser. I know from first hand experience that depression can move someone toward food. (Yes, this ‘happy idiot’ has had bouts of […]

Miracle Pears – Always Delicious and Nutritious

She’s Got Quite a Pear! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Syndicated Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser!! But square-cut or pear-shape, these rocks don’t lose their shape! ~ Leo Robin (1900-1984), U.S. songwriter. “Diamonds Are […]

FLOW: Happiness Beyond Time and Space

Juicy and Tender Flow by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. Have you ever gotten so beautifully and intensely absorbed in an ‘action’ that time ceased to exist? You look up from the […]

Betty Boop: Sexy, Dangerous and Spreading Sugar In the Ghetto

Betty Boop No Longer Virtuous by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author of the Our Lady of Weight Loss books, and 50-pound big-time-loser. Betty Boop, the first and quite possibly the most famous animated sex symbol was […]

Weight Loss Motivation: How to Stay Permanently Inspired and Jazzed

How to Stay Permanently Jazzed? Diet Like an Olympic Swimmer. by Janice Taylor, Hypno-Coach*, Author, 50-pound big-time-loser! As is the case with many of us, we decide to lose weight because we are disgusted, depressed, in self-hating mode and vow […]

This Is NUTS!!!!

This Beliefnet blogger went nuts when she thought her beloved nuts were not going to accompany her on the road to Sveltesville … Until … Our Lady of Weight Loss whispered to her, “True enough, little nutty one. Nuts are […]

The Laws of Unattraction!

<img alt="ART%20Stop.jpg" src="" width="293" height="450" style="float:left;margin7px;" The Laws of Unattraction: Top 10 Appealing, Eye-Catching and Attractive Tips On How to STOP Being Unattractive from Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger. Chances are you’ve heard about the Laws of Attraction. The basic concept […]

Your Weekly Jiggy Jig Saw Puzzle and a 4 1/2 Pound Steak

The Forgiveness Tour continues … I am writing to you as I make my way from one fabulous Texas city to another. People are friendly, the sun is shining, the coffee, Praise Be! is strong! and I’ve learned quite a […]

Have Mercy on My Soul: Am I a Bad Cat Mother? You decide!

<img alt="ART%20cat.jpg" src="" width="317" height="216" style="float:left;margin7px;" BAD CAT MOTHER: Why hath thou forsaken me? by Janice Taylor for Beliefnet I speak not of Mary, God, my angels, my husband nor my children. I speak of my cat, Rayne. Rayne, cat […]

Yours in Tears – in response to Therese, Beyond Blue!

I read Therese’s Beyond Blue post (re: crying in the office) and responded to it! Here follows my response … particularly important for those who want to weigh-less. If you want to/need to/have to cry, let it out … don’t […]

Skin Me Five

<img alt="ART%20Skin%20Me%20Five2.jpg" src="" width="252" height="206" style="float:left;margin:5px;" Beliefnet designed the most amazingly fantastic skin for my home Our Lady of Weight Loss page. It's fabulous!!! I hope you will visit my OurLadyofWeightLoss page and feel free to use the same skin. […]

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