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#OneWord : What Shade of #Yellow Are You?

I’ve been thinking about the color yellow. It started when I randomly tossed a throw pillow on “the” chair, as in the new chair –not just any chair.  The yellow perked up the browns, was a great contrast to the […]

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Miracle Cure: The Freeze Your Ass Off Diet

Yesterday, we flew from Tucson to the east coast with a change of plane in Dallas, where it was snowing like mad and the temperature was a brisk 28 degrees.  Crazy weather? Yes! As we made our way from the […]

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Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Sugar Addict?

Sugar Addict?  Sugar addiction is no joke. For many years, researchers and doctors did not believe that you could get hooked on an innocent piece of candy or sugar-filled cookie, but now studies that scientists have been compiling over the […]

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Puzzled? Be a Foto-Food Journalist! Lose Weight!

While thumbing through old photos with Our Lady of Weight Loss at my side, I came across “Food Journal Apples,” which I snapped while sitting on a bench in front of ABC Carpets (New York City store that inspires. If […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: What’s important to you?

What’s important to you? What do you value? What do you care about? People have “things” (both material and immaterial) that are important to them in each and every area of their lives. In their relationships, in their work, in […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Excuses, Excuses?

Good Day Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and those who have serendipitously and spontaneously arrived here, on this page…Divine intervention at its best!  (I digress, wander and deviate from the point once again!)  We are here today […]

Beliefnet Feature: Fire Within — 8 Positive Things YOU Can Do In 30 Seconds

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 […]

Trending on Beliefnet: 21 Best Tips on Happiness

Are you looking for happiness? If  yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Your personal, in your head kind of happiness is a state of being that only you can create. Happiness is a choice that you make!  (Chew […]

21 Ways to Make Simple New Year’s Resolutions!

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

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 2015-Drowning in Drama?

Tushkateers, 2015 is but hours away. The New Year is upon us! And I am wondering if you are beginning to look back on 2014, with kindness of course, and deciding what you’d like to work on, change, and/or manifest. […]

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 […]

Chewing the Fat: What’s Your Worst Thing Ever?

Dear OLofWL (a.k.a. Janice), Yesterday was truly an awful day, and I realized that if I want to permanently lose weight, then I must follow the Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s “bite it/write it” rule. In other words, “If I […]

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 […]

Click Yourself Thin: Happy and Delicious Weight Loss

Click Yourself Thin this holiday season with  Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Happy and Delicious Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzles!  She created a zillion of them (slight exaggeration) for you to click through, so that you can keep your hands and […]

#OneWord Thursday: An Invitation to Lower Your #Expectations

Holidays are essentially just like any other day. They are filled with their ups, downs, glitches and unexpected happenings.  Whatever your expectations, I invite you to lower them now!!! Here, 10 Lower Your EXPECTATIONS Quotes! #LowerYourExpectations “When you stop expecting […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Out of Control? You are not alone…

Happy #KickTushTuesday, #Tushkateers! During this holiday season, people are reaching out to me, reporting in and letting me know that they feel “Out of Control!”  Seriously OOC (a new diagnosis for the DSM5?) due to the food, stress and happiness […]

Holiday Puzzle? Happiness Served Up Simple and Plentiful

This week’s Holiday Puzzled is brought to you by Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s cousin, Our Lady of Extreme Happiness.  OLofEH wants you to know that it is possible to choose happiness.  In fact, you can choose extreme happiness, feelings […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How to Lose 10 Pounds in 3 Minutes?

Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club), devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, How would you like to drop 10 pounds in 3 minutes? “Impossible,” you say. Short of chopping off your head, you are right. But […]

Thanksgiving QUIZ: How Ill-Mannered Are YOU?

Dearest Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, Tushkateers and all who have mysteriously landed on this page, as Thanksgiving is around the corner and you and your families will be gathering around the dining room table,  Our Lady of […]

You Cannot Hate Yourself This, Can You?

One thing I know for sure is that You Cannot Hate Yourself Thin.  No, really, you can’t. When you beat yourself up, you create another obstacle, another block, another impediment; another “thing” that gets in your way of weighing less […]

Puzzled? Monday, Monday?

Monday, Monday?   Our Lady of Weight Loss wants to know.  Is today The Monday that you’ve been talking about?  You know, the Monday, the Date that you were going to Catch Up On All Matters that Warranted Action?  The Monday […]

#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.” […]

KICK in the TUSH TUESDAY: Fly High, Break Free, Be Happy

“When once you have tasted flight you will always walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward: for there you have been and there you will always be.” – Henry Van Dyke Happy Kick Tush Tuesday! Recently, I started referring […]

#OneWord Thursday: 13 Quotes that #SparktheImagination

Yesterday, when working with one of my clients, I asked her to fill in the blank: “Imagine,” I said, “Imagine that it is the end of the day and you are feeling great…and then fill in the blank. “I am […]

What’s Normal? Are You Comfortable In Your Own Skin?

Last Saturday, I was kibitzing with a new friend of mine. Having the “getting-to-know-you” chat. Asking questions like, “How many kids do you have?” “When did you move to Tucson?” You know, the basics. As Peter and I made our […]

#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 […]

Anti-Gravity Song of the Week: Miranda Lambert’s Gravity is a B**ch

  Hey Y’all,  I was riding buckshot (Is that the expression? When you are riding upfront, on the passenger side?), DIL at the wheel, cruising the highway, filling her in on my Anti-Gravity Coaching techniques, explaining how much better it […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 9 Fat-Melting Summertime Tips

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 […]

#IAmSuffering – Are You?

Are You Suffering? The ‘agreed upon reality’ is that in order for you to lose weight that you must suffer. The consensus of opinion is that slimming down requires an inordinate amount of effort, self-discipline, and tremendous effort.  Ugh! Yes? […]

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 […]

#OneWord Thursday – Into the #Light: 13 Luminous Quotes that Shine Forth, Ignite Love, Fuel Hope

Recently, Our Lady of WeightLessNess (a.k.a. Our Lady of Weight Loss) and I had a very interesting conversation that shed light on what we are truly about, what we stand for, what we want for people.  People like you.  And […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Platters of Punishment vs. Forgiveness: You Decide!

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, […]

Puzzled? What word frees you from the weight and pain of life?

Dear Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club) and Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss (the patron saint of permanent fat removal,   What word frees you from the weight and pain of life?  Yes, the word is […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Kindness Is Everything In Life, Isn’t it?

While this city girl was driving the local southwest highways in her dual exhaust 2003 Durango, she tuned into NPR and listened in on an interview with Diane Rehm and the celebrated author George Saunders.  They spoke about the convocation […]

#OneWord Thursday – Manifesting #Blessings

One of the things we have been exploring this week (exploring vs. trying to make happen) is ‘How to Wake Up Happy.’  We’ve kicked ourselves in the tush as we “Puzzled?” our way through the topic.  Today, Our Lady of […]

Puzzled? Can You Wake Up Happy?

Last night, I set my internal alarm clock to “happy,” with an intention to “wake up happy.”  And when I did “wake up happy,” I smiled. I smiled and then I took in a deep breath.  I created joyful thoughts […]

Couch Potato’s Dream: Burn Calories While Watching Movies

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

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

10 Quotes to Inspire Your #Reinvention

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

Kick 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. […]

#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 […]

Chewing the Fat: Depressed and Defeated?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss,   I just turned 60.  After ten years of lifting weights and lots of walking, I let myself “go,” as in I am out of shape.  And, sadly, the weight that I worked so hard […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Circa 1963 – 10 Commandments of Permanent Weight Loss

Happy 2014, Tushkateers!  How y’all doing?  So far, so good?  Maybe?  For those 60% who are experiencing “The Freeze,” is it cold enough for you?  OMG!!!  Just writing about it makes my fingers cold!   Please know that we (Our […]

Puzzled? Gumdrop and Cookie Offerings?

If bitterness wants to get into the act, offer it a cookie or a gumdrop.  No more than 50 calories, please.  After all, if we plump up Bitterness, it’s likely to be that much more bitter! As you click through […]

Post-Holiday Cure: Sniff Away the Cellulite?

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 […]

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 […]

Best Weight Loss Video: What Foods Do YOU Find Irresistible?

Hello Tushkateers!  Today, the Best Weight Loss Video EVER, from the Our Lady of Weight Loss archives!  “What Foods Do YOU Find Irresistible?” Laugh it up while you slim down!  Hungry for more laughter?  Then join Our Lady of Weight […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Happy Christmas and more…

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

Puzzled? Get Jiggy: Want Power Rule!

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Want Power Rules!” is meant to inspire clarity and give you a Kick in the Tush! As many of you know, I believe in “Want Power!”  I believe in being clear and […]

Quotes to Chew On- New Year: New You? Really? Again?

My email inbox overflows with links to articles and course offerings; variations on a theme: “New Year: New You.”   And I wonder, “A new and improved me? Again? What’s wrong with the old me?  Am I not…Thin enough?  Active enough?  […]

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Drop 5 – Be Happy and Merry

“What ho!” I said. “What ho!” said Motty. “What ho! What ho!” “What ho! What ho! What ho!” After that it seemed rather difficult to go on with the conversation.” ? P.G. Wodehouse, My Man Jeeves Dearest Most Fabulous, Amaze […]

#OneWord Thursday: Just #Sitting Around? Good Job!

If you are feeling the hustle and bustle of the holiday season (or the hustle n’ bustle of life-in-general), then please do take a moment to find a comfortable place to sit, read through these nine thoughtful quotes that shed […]

Weighty Wisdom: Roadmap to Freedom

“Being diligent in your practice should not depend on your mood of the moment. Whether your meditation session is enjoyable or irritating, easy or hard, the important thing is to persevere. It is when you don’t feel like meditating that […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Drop the Guilt-Lose Weight

“Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously and never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture!” ~ Dr. Norman Vincent Peale Dearest Tushkateers,   How […]

Puzzled? Peace of Mind?

According to the Dalai Lama, “In the final analysis, the hope of every person is peace of mind.” As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, send healing vibes to all you know, wishing them peace […]

Puzzled? 9 Tips: Have a Sexy Holiday

Are you feeling 5 Minutes to Never Sexy?  After the biggest food holiday of the year?  It is time to move on and get back to healthy eating, healthy living and being sexy! While you click through today’s Get Jiggy […]

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 […]

#OneWord Thursday: 22 #Thanksgiving Quotes from My Table to Yours…From Serious to Silly to Side-splitting

Our Lady of Weight Loss and I had a meeting of the creative minds last night and decided that we would, once again, write out our favorite Thanksgiving quotes on pretty strips of paper and sprinkle them across the Thanksgiving […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – Thanksgiving Madness: 10 Ways to Eliminate Emotional Eating on the Biggest Food Day of the Year!

Tushkateers!    How’s your Thanksgiving Mental Health hanging?   Things have been pretty calm around here.  No fuss about Thanksgiving; no big concerns about the holidaze glaze until this past week.  I spoke with several coaching clients, all of whom were […]

Puzzled? How to…Delight in All Aspects of Creation

A most excellent “Coach Yourself Happy” question from Janice Taylor, Life & Happiness Coach, Weight Loss Expert (that’s me) to kick start this kick tush week:   If you were to “Delight in All Aspects of Creation,” which creations would you […]

#OneWord Thursday: Now Is the #TIME

People say that the one thing that is getting in their way of weighing less; one thing that they just didn’t have enough of is #Time. “I don’t have the time to go to the store and pick up fruits […]

Coach Yourself Happy: 6 Things that Bring Joy to Your Heart

The first coach-yourself-happy question of the day I’d like to pose – is “What 6 things bring joy to your heart, a sense of satisfaction to your soul and energy to your body?”  In other words, “What 6 things can […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Tip #5-Manifesting Dreams

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 […]

9 Platters Full of Autumn Weight Loss Tips

Dearest Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, Tushkateers, and all who have divinely landed on this page, I urge you to NOT wait until January to lose weight!  There’s something about the crisp cool fall air that shouts, “Start […]

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 […]

How Selfish are You? How Heavy is the Guilt?

People say that they simply do not have time to take care of themselves; they have no time to do the things that they need to do to be create happy and healthy lives. They tell me that they can’t […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How to Heal Your Soul

Slow down, take pleasure in the simple things of life, heal your soul from the wounds caused by the fast pace of society.  ~ Martin Suarez *** Good Day Tushkateers!  How are you on this glorious day; this most magnificent, […]

Puzzled? Extreme Happiness?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by “Extreme Happiness.”   Our Lady of Weight Loss defines Extreme Happiness as a supremely happy state of mind that brings forth feelings of elation, euphoria, joy, and bliss. There’s nothing […]

#OneWord Thursday: Feel Your #Emotions

We’ve all heard that it’s best to feel them—to fully experience them—rather than stuff them down, bury ‘em deep within.  We’re talking about #Emotions!!! Why?  Because when we suppress our feelings we are simply “trying” to be happy.  And we […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How to End the Suffering!

Greetings, Hello, Hola, Que Pasa Tushkateers!?!  I know, I know…I wasn’t going to send out the BIG Tuesday Kick in the Tush again till after Labor Day weekend ’cause I’m on a vacation of sorts (vacation from doing too much–determined […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 10 Best Summer Weight Loss Tips

As we head into August (could you believe? OMG, time flies), the heart and soul of the summer, I thought it a good time to share Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s 10 Best Summer Weight Loss Tips!   Read through, ingest, […]

Puzzled? Cure Sadness: The Color Purple

Cure Sadness: “THE COLOR PURPLE“, today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, was taken during my yesterday’s morning walk. It is believed that The Color Purple has the power to transform, to heal melancholy, to bring spiritual insights and renewal.  […]

#OneWord Thursday: Simple, Easy, Happy #Change #Change #Change

People want to know, how I permanently lost 50 pounds.  People ask, “What your secret?”   The answer is simple.  I changed.  I changed my thoughts, my beliefs, my behaviors; I dropped my “I can’t” baggage, and then I changed the […]

4 Energy Boosters

If you are feeling drowsy, dozy, listless, and want to feel instantly energized, then try any one or more of the following “Energy Boosters” and see what could happen! 1. OXYGENATE YOUR BODY … i.e. BREATHE.  I know, I’ve said […]

Warning: The 6 Benefits of Gratitude May Cause Happiness

It is our habit, our way of being, to quickly get accustomed to pleasant circumstances and the positive feelings that accompany those happy happenings.  Us human beings–you and me, yup all of us–are wired to seek newness, freshness, novelty. Think […]

9 tips: How to Lighten Up

When was the last time you had a side-splitting belly laugh?  A tear inducing, stomach aching, diaphragm exercising laugh?  I can tell you when I did, for sure, because I was ever so grateful for it, into it, aware of […]

Puzzled? “Chuga-Squeak” speaks

“Chuga-squeak, Chuga-squeak,” repeats the Grackle. Our Tucson courtyard, amass in Palm, Olive, Mesquite and Cyprus trees, is home to the Grackle. The Grackle is longer than most blackbirds, slimmer than most crows.   Grackle males are colorful; very iridescent with their […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: The Secret of Life-from Mediocrity to Genius

The ‘burning bush’ was not a miracle. It was a test. God wanted to find out if Moses could pay attention to something for more than a few minutes. When Moses did, God spoke. The trick is to pay attention […]

#OneWord Thursday: 12 Ways to Breathe In #Morning Happiness

Further my yesterday’s post, “3 Steps to Waking Up Happy,” here today a dozen “morning” quotes that can serve as morning affirmations, as well. Wash your mind with these magically filled, precious morning gems that can help you to tap […]

Tasty Tidbit: 3 Steps-How to Wake Up Happy

Would you like to wake up happy?  Here, from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of weightlessness, shares 3-steps to a happy morning! Did you know that your mind is 25 times more open to suggestion when you […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Beauty is Not Caused; It Is

Greetings!  Get thy May Pole out of storage, Tushkateers!  May Day is swiftly upon us.  It is time to grab hold of the ribbon and dance! Yes?!  It may be well worth the effort.  Not just for the sheer joy […]

#OneWord Thursday: Dove Sketches – The First Stab of #Beauty

Have you seen the very brilliant, gone viral, new Dove commercial entitled, “Dove Real Beauty Sketches?”  #WeAreBeautiful The commercial did an amazing job of illustrating that your every day woman perceives herself as less attractive than she is (even ugly).  […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: All Is Forgiven, Move On?

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: True Happiness-Embrace Your Imperfections

We are all wonderful, beautiful wrecks.  That’s what connects us—that we’re all broken, all beautifully imperfect.  ~ Emilio Estevez Greetings, Salutations, Howdy and Hola Tushkateers, How are y’all doin’ this fabulous day?  Feeling accepting and happy with your SELF?   Based […]

Puzzled? Earth Day Buddha, “Shower with your partner.”

Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Earth Day Buddha,” celebrates Earth Day, an environmental movement that began in 1970. This movement was designed to bring awareness to the importance of taking care of our Earth.  Earth Day led to […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: Worry Less, Play More

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 […]

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

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

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 9 Most Excellent Reasons to Smile

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Greetings, cheers … hello Tushkateers!  How are you on this happy day?  Joyful?  Smiling?  I am, […]

#OneWord Thursday: 12 Quotes that Scatter JOY

Join with Our Lady of Weight Loss and me (Janice Taylor), as we “scatter joy,” feed our (collective) soul, and practice Happiness!   Let JOY lead the way (weigh) this week!!! “Scatter joy!” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson “There is no beautifier […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: “You Deserve ________ .”

Recently, a crumb-covered friend said to me, “I had a hard day.  I deserved the crumb cake.  I really did.”   Did she? Deserve? Crumb cake? “I deserve __________.”   I invite you to fill in the blank with something more than […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 9 Spring Lighter Dandelion Thoughts!

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. ~ Albert Einstein Happy Spring Tushkateers!   Can you hear the birds chirping? Louder than it was yesterday, yes?  […]

JigSaw Monday: There Ain’t No Journey?

Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “There Ain’t No Journey,” reminds us that we are on a journey. As long as we are alive, we are headed somewhere. How will our today’s  journey unfold?  Will we have learned from […]

Spirit Story: Two Wolves

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

Kick Tush Tuesday-10 Morning Affirmations: Love, Happiness and Positive Energy

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at. ~ Bruce Lee Greetings CowGirls and Tushakteers!    Yes, I am still in Tucson (another two weeks of cactus bliss), writing to […]

#OneWord Thursday: Vision

Your very first step toward creating a better tomorrow, your best life, is developing the capacity to picture it.  This vision will ignite a fire of passion, which will fuel your pledge to do whatever it takes to manifest your […]

Fun: Having any?

Honestly, I really do believe one of the reasons that I’ve been able to “not find” those 50 pounds I “lost” over 11 years ago, is because I put a great deal of emphasis and effort into having fun, playing […]

Puzzled? Send a Weird, Phallic, Prickly postcard to a friend!

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by a photo I took at Tohono Chul Gardens in Tucson, which FB friend Trudy said was “weird, phallic & prickly!”  Trudy’s right!!! Remember: 1.  clicking burns calories. 2.  Time […]

Body Esteem: 25 percent of your Self-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 not […]

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

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

Puzzled? 3 Steps – Wake Up Happy

Are you wondering how to be happy?  Are you thinking that it would be marvelous, stupendous, nothing short of a miracle if you could, if you would, each and every morning, simply leap out of bed “happy.” Well, Our Lady […]

Quiz: Are you a “fat” doormat?

Our Lady of Weight Loss invites you to take her ‘doormat quiz,’ and determine whether you are super-empowered, strong enough, somewhat stable, or the “biggest namby-pamby ever!” *** This morning, while sipping (okay, gulping down) my first cup of coffee […]

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 […]

Governor Chris Christie Kicks Letterman’s Tush: Eat This!!!

The New Jersey governor, Chris Christie, poked fun of his “fat” self on David Letterman. Whether you think Govenor Christie’s weight is a potential hazard to his running for the presidency or not, I think we can all agree that […]

Kick Tush Tuesday – 6 Steps: Let Go of Extra Heavy Weight a.k.a. The Lettuce is to Blame

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce.  Yet […]

#OneWord Thursday: Adventure

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

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 […]

2013: The Year of Extreme Happiness

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

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 […]

New Year’s Toast: 3 Steps to Happiness

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 […]

Puzzled? One Word Meditation

Pick a word, any word.    This week’s get jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: “One Word Meditation” is inspired by the word!  Any word! 1. Pick a word, any word. 2. Slowly repeat your chosen word in your mind’s eye. 3. […]

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 […]

8 Christmas Quotes: Wrap Your Holiday in Ho Ho Ho Happiness!

One of my favorite things to do when having dinner parties — especially a holiday party — is to wrap the silverware in quotes!  People unwrap their forks n’ knives and read their quotes aloud, pass them around.  People want […]

2013: Pray with the Rocks

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 […]

Star Power: 7 Ways to Burn Bright

You are a star. Own It!  Our Lady of Weight Loss is 100% sure that you are a star. Feel confident in your stardom. Flaunt it, baby! It’s not only okay to own it – it’s the right thing to […]

Puzzle: The Origins of Ho Ho Ho

“Ho ho ho” is a rendition of a particular type of deep-throated chortle, chuckle or laugh which is of Gaelic origin. Ho Ho Ho is known to be the laugh of Jabba the Hutt, The Happy Mask Salesman, Doctor Ivo […]

6 Tips: Holiday Happiness Guide

I am having the most marvelous holiday season ever!  Seriously, I am!  It’s not that something grand or out-of-the-ordinary has happened.  On balance, it’s not so different than last year or the year before.  But somehow it feels different.  I […]

Weight Loss Puzzle: Contagious Attitude Worth Catching?

Chances are you’ve heard the expression, “When you smile, the whole world smiles with.”  Well, it’s true.  Our emotions are contagious and a happy smile can go a long way! The science of this phenomenon dates back to 400 B.C., […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Shed 15 Fast-Holiday Food Tip and Recipe

One strategy that is sure to help you wake up thinner on new year’s day is to eat an apple 15 minutes before your meals! According to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, you can reduce your calorie intake by […]

9 Tips: How to be Holiday SEXY

While reading through all the holiday season tips given by me and others that range from how to resist the urge to stuff yourself silly to not overspend your weigh (Freudian slip) into bankruptcy, I realized that somewhere between the […]

Happiness: 5 Reasons to Smile

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 […]

Holiday Diet Tip: Eat This, Be Happy

As we head into December, with our extra long to do list in one hand, and invitations to holiday parties and feasts of plenty in the other hand, I thought it might be utterly useful to know what foods keep […]

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 […]

Quirky Wisdom: 5 Ways to Stop Worrying … about what others think !!!

I know for sure that the great majority of us spend a good deal of time wondering, speculating, considering and even worrying about what other people think of us. AND … … Sometimes we use this preoccupation to over-indulge, to […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – Bittneress Imprisons, Love Releases

  ” …. what of people who can’t feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren’t able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 5 Signs – Are You Self-Sabotaging?

Self sabotage is when we say we want something and then go about making sure that it doesn’t happen.  ~ Alyce P. Cornyn Bonjour, Good Day, Shalom and What’s up TUSHKATEERS!!!!  How goes it?  What’s happening in your neck of […]

PLAY JigSaw and Lose Weight: How to Pet a Dog!

Did you know that there is a step by step ‘how to’ guide for just about anything under the sun?  A right vs. wrong way to do things? Well, there is and this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle:  […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: The Path to Unconditional Happiness (audio)

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. ~ Agnes Repplier Greetings TUSHKATEERS!!!!  How are you on this fine September day?  Peachy keen?  Right as rain?  Happier than a hot […]

5 Steps to Happiness

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

9 Reasons to Grimace or Smile … either way, it’s all good?

Ever walk down the street or through the park, in deep thought, with a scowl on your face and a furrowed brow, and some stranger takes it upon himself to yell out to you, “It can’t be that bad.  How […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Best Sweet n’ Creamy Oatmeal … ever

Like a mad scientist, I have immersed myself into experimentation mode, assembling my personal best cooking tools, which include but are not limited to my beloved slow-cooker, spectacularly beautiful measuring cups from Anthropologie (wait for a sale to purchase), a […]

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 […]

The Feed Your Soul Project: Week 10 – Pull Out the Mental Weeds

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 […]

The Feed Your Soul Project: Week 9 – The Universe has shouted itself alive …

Needless to say (but I’ll say it anyway), I have been giving a great deal of thought to what ‘feeds the soul,’ from fun and quirky things to do, to books to read that enlighten and lift spirits, to decluttering, […]

200 Ways to Feed Your Soul – Tips 51-60: Peel Off the False Mask

Howdy All!  It’s Soul-Full Thursday!  The day that we focus on enhancing our ability to live and love with enthusiasm; the day we focus on the little things in life that are oh so meaningful! Here follows Tips 51-60 (shooting […]

Feed Your Soul (Tips 31-40) : When Love Knocks, Open the Door

As promised, here are the next ten ways (Tips 31-40) to Feed Your Soul that will ultimately help you to change your health, change your weight.  Only 160 more to go, before I complete my 200 tip commitment to you […]

200 Tips Feed Your Soul, Change Your Weight: Week 3 –

Here we go, straight into Week 3 of the  FEED YOUR SOUL: Change Your Weight series (from May through September).  I was initially inspired and motivated to do this because I am leading a workshop at Hollyhock, an absolutely phenomenal […]

The Origins of Birthday Cake

Yes, today is my birthday, and I am celebrating and experiencing it ‘modern day style’ – via social media.  My Facebook page is amass with birthday greetings, which I must say is a splendid way to start the day!  I’ve […]

Kick in the Tush Club: The True Meaning of Life

“We are visitors on this planet.  We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very most.  During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives.  If you contribute to other people’s […]

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 […]

Weight Loss Strategy: 5 Pounds Thinner NOW!

Do YOU want to look 5 pounds thinner, be more confident, and feel happier than you do right NOW? Say YES and then read on and follow Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s brilliant ‘be thin’ strategy! True or False:  Good […]

FEED YOUR SOUL, Change Your Weight: Pray with the Rocks, the Pebbles, the Sand

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

Weight Loss Tip: How to Read the Restaurant Menu

  This morning, one of my star clients (you are all stars) said to me, “Janice, your restaurant tip did the trick.  I’ve not been able to make good choices, but now I can!” What advice had I given my […]

11 Quotes: God Is the Perfect Poet … in your pocket

In celebration of Poem In Your Pocket Day (Thursday, April 26), I have pulled together quotes about poetry that are sure to inspire a poem – or – at the very least, give a poetic feel to your day. And […]

Kick in the Tush Club: 7 Tips – Shed Worry, Shed Pounds

  Good Day TUSHKATEERS!!! Are YOU ready?  Are you READY to shed worry and shed the pounds that accompany it?  GREAT!!! Because, I have a number of Shed Worry/Shed Pounds Tips to share with you today!  BUT .. Before I […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: Take in Miracles, or Stand Still Like the Hummingbird

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 […]

Chewing the Fat: Fatter than Ever?

Want to lose weight, but you don’t know where to start? Being honest with yourself about how you feel, what the number of the scale says and what it means to you is your first step toward emotional freedom and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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

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

The Chinese New Year: 10 Simple Steps to Good Luck and Abundance

The Chinese New Year, a 15-day annual celebration that coincides with the first New Moon of the year, begins on Monday, January 23rd.   It is an auspicious time of year, and when it is observed correctly, it ushers in a […]

National Hugging Day: 11 Tips – Full Frontal Hugging

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our Lady of Weight Loss e-CARDS: You May Never Lick Cake

  Research shows that when we help another, we are at the same time helping ourselves. Studies also show that laughter is a key ingredient to permanent fat removal! Therefore, Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent […]

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 […]

Happiness Therapy: Smile … It’s the Holidays.

Smile Big!  It’s the holidays! Whether you are happy that it’s the holiday season or not; whether you can’t wait for it to be over, or not … smile!  Smile BIG and the whole world smiles with you!  The benefits […]

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 […]

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