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Beautiful Quote Day: Be an oxygen giving tree.

Dearest Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, any and all who aspire to be positive, spread joy and live a happier life, I invite you to be an oxygen giving tree, which is far more gratifying and easier […]


Screw the Bathroom Scale: 6 Ways to Build Self-Confidence

How many of y’all weigh yourself the minute your feet hit the floor in the morning? Needless to say, if you are going to weigh yourself, do it first thing in the morning, when you are on “empty” … before […]


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 […]


This Friendship Day: How to Dump Your Toxic Friends :)

Hellooooooo Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, and those who through divine inspiration have landed on this page.  Did you know that August 2 is Friendship Day? I heard it on NPR just this morning so it must […]

Green Tea helps to …. Burn Fat NOW!

The Zen master Hakuin used to tell his students about an old woman who owned a tea shop in the village. She was skilled in the tea ceremony, Hakuin said, and her understanding of Zen was superb. Many students wondered […]

Does NAMBY-PAMBY Fit You? -or- Buy a Doormat; Don’t Be One!

This very morning, while sipping (okay, gulping down) our first cup of coffee (ahhhhh–here comes that first cup morning rush), Our Lady of Weight Loss and I simultaneously  clicked on, as in opened the link to, one of my favorite […]

Take a Bach Break. Lose Weight… Sometimes it’s just that simple!

Here, 4 simple ways to give your genius a boost, which ultimately keeps your mind and/or body busy and out of the kitchen.  It’s a win/win/win.  Your genius gets a boost, you are occupied (and thus out of the kitchen) […]

Morning Chew: The Epictetus Cure

Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle: some things are within our control, and some things are not. It is only after you have faced up to this fundamental rule and learn to distinguish between what […]

Self-Care : Selfish? Self-Indulgent? Necessary?

People tell me that there’s just no time to take care of their self. People say that there’s no time to do the things that they need to do to be fully happy and healthy. They tell me that they […]

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 […]

Motivational Musing: Yes? Yes! Yes?

The great teachers tell us that you cannot start seeing or understanding anything when you start with “No.” “Why is that?” you ask. Because… …Starting with “Yes” does not mean that you jump in happily with a perfect 2-foot landing. […]

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 […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Sunrise – Wake Up Already!!!

Greetings One n’ All (Tuskateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, fans, and those who serendipitously landed on this page), I am by nature a morning person, an early bird, and for this I am most grateful, as I […]

#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, […]

#OneWord – #Fear : How to Scare the Pants Off Yourself !?!

What stops you? What stops you from achieving, from manifesting that which you want? What stops you, gets in your way, weighs you down? Whatever name you put to “it,” “it” is fear: fear of failure, fear of success, fear […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: Enough Already???

What will you do when you are rich enough, thin enough, smart enough, when you have enough? Seriously, if you are not seeking more, striving, pushing, accumulating, what will you do? I’m guessing, given the culture in which we leave, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: It’s NOT About Your Fat; It IS About Your Life

Just the other day, I was talking to a client and sharing the metaphor some of you may have read in my book All Is Forgiven, Move On or heard me speak about on the radio. I thought it worth […]

#OneWord: #Stardust and the Meaning of Life

Dig it, Tushkateers (members of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s KICK in the TUSH Club), Nine billion years ago – give or take a few years — after the universe began — enough large atoms existed to not only create […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How to Tap Into the Secrets of the Universe

Are you ready, Tushkateers (members of Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s Kick in the Tush Club), to tap tap tap into the secrets of the Universe? I came across an excerpt from The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the […]

Puzzled? Our Lady of the Deep Cleansing Breath wants to know…

This week’s Puzzled? was inspired by Our Lady of the Deep and Cleansing Breath, she who is curious to know: “When was the last time you noticed yourself breathing?  “When was the last time you were awed and grateful for […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: Imagine Emptiness ?

What happens when you imagine emptiness; when you imagine that you have pitched, tossed, given your possessions permission to fly away until there is nothing left but elegant and luxurious emptiness?  What happens when you imagine your home spectacularly bare? […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Strengthen Your Immune System

The Journal of the American Medical Association tells us that writing about stressful situations, stressful life events, even the stressors of daily living helps to reduce symptoms of asthma and rheumatoid arthritis, and the effects of writing are long lasting. […]

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 […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: Say What? Lose What?

Is there anything you might lose as a result of achieving your goal, weight loss or otherwise (other than excess weight)? In other words, are there any reasons (good or otherwise) not to change? Is there something that you fear […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: To Quit or NOT to Quit

You might wonder what Patti Smith’s memoir, “Just Kids,” the story of her life with artist Robert Maplethorpe has to do with weight loss. Read on for the answer! One Indian summer day we dressed in our favorite things, me […]

Click Yourself Thin: How to IDENTIFY and REMOVE Obstables

What STOPS you from achieving that which you most definitely want to achieve?  What OBSTACLES are on, in and around your path? As you click through this week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSAW Puzzle: 1.  Think 2. Identify 3. Come […]

#OneWord Thursday: 11 #Energy Quotes – Energize, Invigorate and Strengthen

Often, when I ask, “What will losing weight give you that you wouldn’t otherwise have?” people answer, “energy.”  I suspect that we’d all like to remove whatever is mucking up, blocking, getting in the way (weigh) of, stopping our energy […]

Simple Weight Loss: 10 Ways to Curb, Conquer and Control Nighttime Eating

In their infinite wisdom, has published a spectacular gallery piece (if I say so myself) that features 10 Ways to Curb, Conquer and Control Nighttime Eating, which is a weighty topic, for sure!  Many people say that they stay […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Do Nothing. Lose Weight.

Unplug, do nothing and simply be. Imagine what it might be like to live in a world where there is no Internet, no computer, no iPhone, no iPad, no Microsoft tablet, no YouTube, no telephone, no radio, no television – […]

Click Yourself THINNISH: How to Melt Fat Fast !!!

This week’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle is inspired by the oh-so-mighty weight loss tool, the BathTub where Our Lady of Melt Fat Fast also known as Our Lady of Fast Melting Fat (which do you prefer?) (Cousin to […]

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 […]

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: What Is Letting Go? AND … how tight is your grip?

What is Letting Go?  Letting go is about taking action that results in significant change in your life and/or in the lives of others. It’s about letting go of the status quo. It’s about releasing your “self” in the form […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: How will losing weight affect…all things NOT you?

What effect will losing weight have on the wider systems in your life?  Wider systems include but are not limited to family, friends, work, neighborhood. No man is an island, Entire of itself … John Donne It is true, no-(wo)man […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: End Temptation Now!

The amount of temptation outside the home is enormous. First there’s the office, and the lure of the overflowing bowls of candy in the mailroom, the enticing chocolate chip cookies that your cubicle mate is munching on (rather loudly, I […]

#OneWord Thursday: 9 Quotes – #Progress Equals Happiness

Are you making progress? It has been said that those who experience that they are making progress are happier. Any type of progress will do! So…are you? Making progress? Here, 9 Quotes about Progress, from the Queen of Progress, that […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: What would losing weight give you…

What would losing weight give you that you wouldn’t otherwise have? What will losing weight do for you? People say, “My resolution is to lose weight.” To which, I reply? “What will achieving that goal give you and/or do for […]

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: […]

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 […]

#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, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How FAT is YOUR Prefrontal Cortex?

We learn through repetition, which is why I am once again telling you to rid thyself and your home of those red-light, trigger foods. Here follows the nitty gritty of it all; the vital “How It Works” information for you […]

Puzzled? How Moso Magic Blows the Fat Cells Out of Your Mind!

Dearest Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss,  Here is a truth (not just a story) about the Moso Bamboo Plant and your weight that will blow the fat cells out of your mind.  Read through, ingest on a cellular […]

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. […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Chick Pea Curry

Hello All!  The Goddess of Cooking Healthy and Warm Dishes (cousin to Our Lady of Weight Loss) smacked me upside my head and said, “Hey, get thy slow cooker out of the closet and get busy. Winter is the perfect […]

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 […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Holiday Quotes – Blessed Is the Season

Our Lady of Weight Loss insisted that I share her fun holiday idea!  She just loves to type out her favorite holiday quotes in a pretty font.  Then she prints the page, cuts the quotes into strips, and finally, she […]

How Can You Recharge Your Tired Self During the Holiday Season?

Fatigue can whack us upside our heads any time of year, any time of day, especially during the holidays. So much to do. So little time.  Am I right or am I right?  I’m exhausted just thinking about how tired […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How Did She Lose 60 Pounds…one word answer?

One of my star clients, who just happened to have permanently removed over 60 pounds of excess weight, told me that one of the most important components to her success was—in one word—diligence! That’s right folks. She did not talk […]

aHA Video: How to GET BACK on the WAGON FAST!!!

Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach (that’s me) shares the aHA of permanent weight removal aHA’s in this Get Back On It video!  Tune it and lose it! Weight Loss Served Up Simple and With a Smile! Janice Sign up for […]

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 […]

SAY WHAT? Student Refuses To Be Weighed; Sent to Principal

Did you hear about Ireland Hobert-Hoch, the student from Southeast Polk Junior High in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, who refused to get on the scale to have her height and her weight recorded and was promptly sent to the principal’s office? […]

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Beware the Slippery Slope

Howdy Tushkateers!  Today, on this Kick Tush Tuesday, a Public Service Announcement from none other than Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal.  She wants to know … Are your Halloween celebrations over? Did you […]

Double Feature: Sweet Surrender Guide to Halloween and No Sugar Halloween Treats

Two for the price of one!  Your Sweet Surrender Guide to Halloween and some ideas for No Sugar Halloween Treats! Tushkateer Judy R. sent me a few photos of the Trick or Treat bag that she created along with the […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Halloween, Primary Point of Entry to the Holiday Season?

As Halloween (which is—by the way—but a few days away) signifies for the majority of us the beginning of the holiday season, I thought it appropriate to talk about the mouth. Yes, the mouth! Your mouth, my mouth, the mouth […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Turnips, Weight Loss Handicaps and Gym Bunnies?

Our Lady of Weight Loss is well aware that some of us have bigger challenges to overcome than others, so she had me design a formula for computing our weight loss handicaps, enabling us to compete with those with high […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Autumnal Hypnagogia – How to touch the sun, reach for the stars, open your heart, follow your dreams!

Today, on this very special autumnal Kick Tush Tuesday, I’d like to share a story with you!  Not the usual blog post that you might expect from me.  I’m trying something new (shaking it up!).  I hope you like it.  […]

#OneWord Thursday: 13 #Synchronistic Happenings, Meaningful Coincidences, Cubic Centimeters of Chance

Lately, I’ve noticed a few happenings in my life that seemed to neatly fall into the category of “synchronistic.” For instance, an art studio that I first imagined (as in visualized and noted in my journal) five years ago mysteriously […]

#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 […]

How to Turn Extreme Happiness Into Misery In Under One Minute

“When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad.”  ~Lao Tzu I don’t know about you (although I could make a guess), but I have super powers […]

Puzzled? Suck On a Lemon!

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, Lemon Cravings, is not only a puzzle that can help you to click the weight away; it’s also a weight loss tasty tidbit! Click through “Lemon Cravings.”  Watch the words create a […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: #1 KILLER of Grand Plans, Great Schemes and Groovy Dreams!!!

Morning Tushkateers,  How is your September shaping up? Mine is kind of groovy.  After decades of living in New York City, a lifetime of wearing our New Yorker identity with pride, we (my man and me) are officially tourists!  We […]

#OneWord Thursday: Say #YES to Love

The great teachers tell us that you cannot start seeing or understanding anything when you start with “no.” Here, 10 quotes to an inspire a wholehearted yes to the present moment, yes to life, yes to love! “Always say ‘yes’ […]

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 […]

#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 […]

Best Weight Loss Tips: Are You Okay? Really?

If you spend the day (all of it or any part of it) pretending that you are happy when you are not, pretending to fit in when you don’t, pretending to be okay when you are not okay, I’d like […]

Tasty Tidbit: How to Measure Success?

How do you measure success? For some people, money is a sign of success; for others success is measured by their accomplishments, their relationships, the amount of happiness (another subjective happening), the deeds and services that they have carried out […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Are Alien Forces Force Feeding You?

“Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for […]

#OneWord Thursday: Do you have the courage to #Dream?

Could it be that when we make known our dreams to the Universe in writing or in words, spoken out loud loudly, that the Universe hears us? Could it be that when we truly believe in our dreams the Universe […]

70 Wants: Tell Me What YOU Want

Knowing that zeroing in on what you really, really want most definitely will help you to manifest it, I asked a gaggle of Tushkateers (members of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Kick in the Tush Club) to dig deep and […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Do You Suffer from Confirmatory Bias Disorder?

Have you heard of the term “Confirmatory Bias?” It is a psychological term that references a certain type of selective thinking. Most of our opinions and our beliefs – particularly about ourselves – are formed when we are young. We […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 Quotes – Going #Home. Can you? Really?

What does “home” mean to you? Is it a place or a feeling? It is a place of is it the people in the place? Or is it the people with whom you live, the friends that you have the […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 5 Questions to Your Authentic Voice

Hey there, Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and anyone else who happens to land on this page (hoping it was a smooth landing),   A few weeks back, I was deep in declutter mode, tossing as much as […]

#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: A Devilishly Daunting Tomorrow?

People often tell me that they are trying to control their eating. Control their inclinations, their impulses, their evil ways; their thoughts, their emotions, their actions. They are trying to exercise restraint or direction over; to dominate, to command, to […]

Weighty Wisdom: 10 (no-diet) Healthy Home Tips

People tell me that they begin their diets (a.k.a. healthy living plans) by cutting back on or eliminating high fat and/or sugary foods. Sounds like a smart place to start? Maybe yes, but maybe no! Maybe, just maybe, a better […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How Dysfunctional Are You?

Do you think that your need to be fixed?  Because, I am here to tell you that there is nothing wrong with you!  That’s right.  There. Is. Nothing. Wrong. With. You.  Nothing needs to be ‘fixed.‘  Nothing! You simply need […]

Friday the 13th: 13 Ways to Create Good Luck

Because today is Friday the 13th, a day that is associated with bad luck, I thought it a good idea to take a look at luck!  Most especially, how to avoid bad luck, ward off evil spirits, and finally, how […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Decluttering with the Queen of Knives- Caution Sharp Knives Ahead

  Hola Tushkateers,  Que tal?  Que pasa?  Whassup?  How’s it goin’? All A-Okay here.  If you have been reading my almost daily posts on or the KITT Club/FB, you may have heard me speak about my declutter project.  Yes, […]

Anti-Gravity Wednesday: How to Strut Your Stuff While Wearing a Bathing Suit?

This past weekend (yes, Memorial Day Weekend), Our Lady of Weight Loss and I headed to the beach.  It was too cool for a swim, for sure, and too traumatic to step into a bathing suit, for sure.  For both […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How Being Silly Intensifys Charisma

As a 50-pound big-time loser, I understand the importance of play and its role (not jelly roll) in Permanent Fat Removal. Being playful most definitely improves your health and your well-being. Being Playful: 1. provides a ‘time-out’ from stressful situations, […]

#OneWord Thursday: A Platter of #Gratitude to Feast On

Gratitude is being able to deeply appreciate all that one has without holding onto it for dear life.   I say “Thank you,” and  I let it go. OMG Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club) and Devotees of […]

#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, […]

#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 […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: There Is No Future!

How do you know that there is a future?  Seriously Tushkateers.  It’s not as if anyone has ever been there.  (Am I right, or am I right?)  Yet, we imagine that there is a future and we visualize this future […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Any Virgins Out There???

Are there any Weight Loss Virgins amongst us?  Any Virgins out there???  I’m assuming not so many. But if you are a Weight Loss Virgin please do raise your hand, and yell out as loud as you can, “VIRGIN here!”  […]

#IamTrying … to Blow the Fat Cells Out of Your Mind

Recently, I was chewing the fat with one of my star clients (you’re all stars), Millie (the names have been changed…) who’d successfully and permanently removed over 30 pounds two years ago.  She’d contacted me because the circumstances of her […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 9 Steps to Waking Up Happy!!!

Jump out of bed, open your window, and scream with passion!! “I’m ALIVE!!!!!”  Because how we start our day is an important and yet overlooked part of Permanent Fat Removal. Truly, if you wake up feeling like c*** …. well, […]

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 […]

Wisdom Wednesday: 6 Steps to Calm and Content

Did you know that your body is hereditarily designed to shift into fight or flight mode whenever you feel threatened?   In the old days (way old days), we felt frightened when the tiger eyed us as his next meal.  And […]

#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: Have #Patience, Know Thy Grass

If I had a nickle every time someone told me that they weren’t losing weight fast enough, or that they weren’t manifesting their dreams soon enough, or they weren’t being who they are not yet but want to be today […]

Feed Your Soul: How to Make Better Choices

Sometimes we do things, both consciously and unconsciously, that we imagine will soothe, comfort and feed our souls, while in fact, they do not.   Instead, these acts, these experiences that we create knock us off balance; these acts pull us […]

25 Things to Do Instead of 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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 10 Ways to Survive the Many and Unpredictable Pitfalls of Life

Howdy Tushkateers,  I received an email from Tushkateer Jo McC, she who is apparently “sinking fast.”  Please read through and let us know how you might deal with the major ups n’ downs that life presents! Oy vey! Dear OLofWL […]

Puzzled? hot biscuits here…will you or won’t you?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “hot biscuits here,” gives pause for thought.  Will you or won’t you? A word to the wise from Our Lady of Weight Loss herself.  Think before chewing, Tushkateers!!!  Think! Click! Lose! As […]

Weighty Confession: Forgive Me for I Have Sinned

Cin from Sin City confesses to Our Lady of Weight Loss and is forgiven!  You, too, can receive forgiveness from the patron saint of permanent fat removal. Simply leave your sin in the comment section below and know that All […]

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 […]

Weight Loss Sins: How Much Do Thong Underpants Weigh?

Today, Our Lady of Weight Loss offers a tasty tidbit of weight loss levity. “Thunder Pants,” confesses her ‘weighty sins’ and receives forgiveness. What’s your dietary sin? Lighten your load here! Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ Forgive me […]

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, […]

Quirky Wisdom: How to Be the SMARTest SmartASS?

Seriously, who wouldn’t want to be the smartest smartASS in town? There are SMART Goals and then … There are the SMARTEST Goals. And THEN and only THEN… there are SMART-ASS Goals. When I first started my journey on the […]

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 […]

#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 […]

Puzzled? Tough Choices: Fruit or Cake or Fruitcake?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled:  “Tough Choices: Fruit or Cake?” by Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist (that’s me), gives food for thought. As you click through, contemplate your choices, weave them into your path, see where […]

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 […]

Puzzled? Get Jiggy JigSaw: Floating Mary?

“I wasn’t raised Catholic; I just really like the image of a neutral and benign Mary floating around somewhere, being nice to people.” ~ Moby *** After I put the finishing touches on my artwork entitled, “Floating Mary,” I thought, […]

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 […]

Hot Off the Press: Microsoft Bra to End Emotional Eating?

Holy Guacamole, Tushkateers!   Just the other day, I wondered aloud, “What will be the next big thing?  The next technological gadget that has the potential to change our lives.”   No sooner did those ‘want to know’ words leave my mouth, […]

Video: How to Get Back on It and Lose It…FAST

From the Our Lady of Weight Loss archives…The perfect post and video that can put you back on track after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend! Enjoy!!! Just yesterday, I was talking to “Mary” (yes, I work with my beloved clients on […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Bubala, Thanksgiving Latkes a MUST!

Bubala, sweetheart, darling, did you know that the first day of the eight-day Jewish festival of light, Hanukkah, falls on  Thanksgiving!  It is a once-in-a-lifetime happening!  The last time Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlapped was in 1888 and the next time […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 10 Ways to Control and Conquer…Nighttime Eating

Helloooo Tushkateers!    How are you on this most amazing day?  “What’s amazing about it,” you ask?  Well, for one thing, the sun, the clouds, the wind, the birds, the air, the water–all elements are freely flowing–and we get to […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 5 Steps – To Thin Genes

Dearest Tushkateers,  How are you all doing?  I’ve missed you terribly.  It’s been three weeks since I sent out a Fully-Loaded KICK newsletter!  We (as in OLofWL and I) were on vacation, and then I realized that it was Columbus […]

#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 […]

Puzzled? How to Create Good Weight Loss Karma

As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Autumn Leaf,” you begin to appreciate Mother Nature’s ability to explode a variety of autumn leaves that are bursting with fall colors–the vivid yellows, orgasmic oranges, and rip-roaring […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Listen to the Nighttime Fall

A follow up to my Tuesday’s Kick Tush post, “The 7 Don’ts of Listening,” I decided to dedicate this week to listening:  to people, to pets, to the rustling trees, the chirping birds, to my thoughts, to the nighttime fall; […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: The 7 Don’ts of Listening

No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen. ~ Jewish Proverb Imagine Dear Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and anyone else who has landed on these pages, what it would be like if […]

Puzzled? Listening for Unexpected Wisdom

Puzzled?  Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. When people really listen to each other in a quiet, fascinated attention, the creative fountain inside each of us begins to spring and cast up new thoughts and unexpected […]

Puzzled? The Soul has Illusions…

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “The Soul has Illusions…” gives us something to chew on. An illusion is something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality. Our Lady of Weight Loss wonders, “Just […]

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 […]

#OneWord Thursday – #Compassion – Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.

Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach, weight loss expert (that’s me) were discussing #Compassion!   Our Lady pointed out that ALL the major religions place great value on #Compassion. OLofWL noted that practicing compassion, […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: 7 Tips – What to Do When Feeling Judged?

Every so often, someone says something to me about my newly found thinness that is upsetting and sends me reeling. (Yes, it’s been twelve years since I permanently removed over 50 pounds, but it still feels newly found. Until I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Puzzled? The Zig Zag Diet

Roger Babson (first to mathematically analyze stock), relied upon his experience of the stock market that change is not uniform.  Change goes through peaks and valleys like the stock market.  And so does the number of the Scales of Injustice. […]

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, […]

#OneWord Thursday: The #Healing Connection

One of the most important parts of healing oneself is to recognize and be acquainted with the powerful relationship between your mind and your body. Here follow 10 quotes to help you make The #Healing Connection! As my sufferings mounted […]

4 Tips: Increase Self-Confidence, Reduce Stress, Be Joyful, Lose it!

Because “You are What You Say (aloud and inside your mind),” and because positive self talk has the power to increase self-confidence, reduce stress and basically make your life infinitely more enjoyable, sending ripples of happiness throughout your world, I […]

#OneWord Thursday: #YOU – 10 Quotes that Uncover, Expose, Manifest the Real You

Is your being Being authentically #you? Have #you tapped into the unconventional, unusual, perhaps outlandish #you; the genuine, bona fide #you? Here, Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Expert, 50 pound big-time winner (loser), and Our Lady […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Confused, Lethargic, Stuck in the Past?

Helloooooo Tushkateers! How are you on this fine mid-June day?  I am well, and awake; even energized!  I’ve been decluttering (again and again still), tossing like mad.  Letting go of “stuff” and things; and the more I toss, the lighter […]

Puzzled? Knitted or Knot: 80 calories per hole

This morning, I took a very early morning walk to Dunkin’ Donuts for a cuppa coffee (could you believe we ran out, here, at home…oy!). I made my way to the front of the line, to the counter.  And, as […]

#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 […]

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 […]

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: #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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Obsessed with Food? Enter at your own risk.

Greetings Tushkateers,  Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, and you’ve maxed out on BBQ, burgers, hot dogs and cake in the shape of the flag, I thought you’d be interested in knowing where you can safely retreat to, […]

#OneWord Thursday: What is your #style? Inner-style? Spiritual style?

What is your style?  Inner-style?  Spiritual style?  What is style?  Style is a combination of self-awareness, self-knowledge, personality and fashion. True style, inner-style, spiritual-style requires that one feels comfortable in their own skin, at home in their body. Your outer-style […]

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: 10 Quotes that Inspire the #Body

Our inner guidance comes to us through our feelings and body wisdom first — not through intellectual understanding. ~ Christiane Northrup Because thoughts come from our head, and said thoughts tend to be loud (very loud), we are inclined to […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 8 Steps to Easy Weight Loss

Good Day Tushkateers, How are you on this bird-chirping morning?  I am (we are) in Tucson, celebrating my birthday.  A week long celebration, which kicked into gear last weekend in Manhattan and has now migrated to the southwest along with […]

Mean Girl Confesses Weighty Sins

How mean are you? To others? To yourself? Our Lady of Weight Loss has received hundreds, actually thousands of emails from readers who “confess” their self-sabotaging and mean-spirited words, which are sadly and unfortunately directed at themselves! Dear Our Lady […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

#OneWord: Does Your Soul Know the Geography of Your #DESTINY?

Is everything predetermined; the beginning as well as the end?  Does your soul know the geography of your destiny?  Are you where you are supposed to be? Does destiny relate to the probable to almost certain future, allowing for change […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: 5 Reasons Why Your Weight is Still a Problem

You may say that you want to tackle ‘the’ problem, solve it, handle it and move on, but If you have been working on the same problem for more than, let’s say, a decade (is that enough time to tackle […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: how to … Live in Hope, Not Fear

Dearest Tushkateers, Yesterday, after an absolutely lovely and peaceful afternoon walk through the Conservatory Gardens in Central Park, Peter and I returned home, turned on our respective media devices and were blasted by one deeply disturbing headline after the next–as […]

Puzzled? Will It End in Mystery?

“It Began in Mystery; It Will End in Mystery.“ This week’s get jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by the mysterious nature of it all! “…. There are certain times, when, as on the whisper of the wind, there […]

#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 […]

Video: Secret to Successful Weight Loss

Interested in learning the secret to weight loss success?  Want to know how to get back on the wagon…fast?  If yes, then watch this video from your favorite Weight Loss Success Coach, Janice Taylor!  She permanently removed over 50 pounds […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: 17 Tips – Listen to Your Body

Now is the time to make good use of time. Today is the day to begin a perfect day. ~ Sri Chimnoy Greetings Tushkateers!    How are YOU this fine day? Over these past few weeks, my body, my mind […]

#OneWord Thursday: End Emotional Eating, Be Here “NOW”

Question: Where are you? Answer:  Here Question:  What time is it? Answer:  Now Emotional eating is rooted in the “unpresent.”  If we could simply live in the moment, in the now, there would be no emotional eating.  When feeding an […]

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, […]

Puzzled? Dancing Parrots, Flying Roosters

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Dancing Parrots, Flying Roosters,” was inspired by my recent visit to the southwest. Please note:  Clicking burns calories, keeps the hands and mind busy (thus, out of the kitchen), and it is […]

#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?  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

#OneWord Thursday: Quiet – A happy life must be a quiet life.

One of my favorite stories that illustrates the importance of quiet is about Michelangelo, the great artist.   It is said that one day back in the day, a prince visited Michelangelo in his studio and found him staring at an […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fat Time of Day: Here’s How Sugar Can Help?

The more things change, the more they stay the same.  Case in point, this advertisement from Ladies Home Journal, April 1970: “The “Fat Time of Day,” when you’re really hungry and ready to eat two of everything.“ *** This morning, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 7 Money-Saving Tips for the Holidays

Here we are, the first week in December.  December 4, to be exact, and you know what that signifies, don’t you? Aside from it being the anniversary of Turkish Sultan Suleiman occupying Baghdad in 1534? It’s the start date of […]

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Mother on the Verge

So, really, seriously, how are you?  After Thanksgiving?  Did you make it through unscathed?  Did you gain a pound, lose a pound, stay the same? Were you and your family/friends in total sync, smiling, laughing it up, sending love vibes, […]

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