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21 Ways to Reboot, Recharge, Refresh

May 12th, 2010

I\’ve been burning the candle at both ends, so to speak, as well as hopping time zones, jet setter than I am (big Ha on that one). Point being, between one thing and the other, I found myself to be a big draggy, loggy, unenergized, and in desperate need of a lift. I sought ways to recharge my battery and put zippidy doo dah back into my day! Here are my top 21 quick fixes that remarkably can refresh your energy. Go Crazy! Sing, chant, hum, dance, prance, bang your drums, run in circles, skip and/or walk backwards. Do what you have to do to shake the doldrums out of you! We don\’t want... Read More

Insomnia Cookies: 24 Tips to Better Sleep

April 13th, 2010

As a Weight Loss Coach and a 50 pound big-time-loser, I fully understand that sleep plays a crucial role in our obtaining and maintaining our healthy weight and on our general well-being. A recent study conducted by the Harvard Women\’s Health Watch reports that sleep difficulties visit 75% of us at least a few nights per week. A short-lived bout of insomnia is nothing to worry about. However, the bigger concern is for those who suffer from chronic sleep loss, because they are likely to be affected in numerous areas: Sleep helps the brain commit new information into memory; therefore lack... Read More

If your girth is increasing while your happiness is decreasing…

March 15th, 2010

If your girth is increasing while your happiness is decreasing; if you feel like you are about to explode and/or implode, then read this! Here follows an email I received from one of my readers (a.k.a. Tushkateers*) that I am sure we can relate to. A valuable lesson that will help you permanently lose weight! Dear Janice (a.k.a. Our Lady of Weight Loss) ~ I have zero will power. I can\’t stick to anything. I am tired of all this weight I have on my hips, thighs and belly. I just don\’t know how to get rid of it. I keep eating too much all of the time! Help!!! ~ Jennifer V. Dear Jennifer... Read More

Listen UP and Lighten UP!

February 12th, 2010

Listen UP and Lighten UP! Tushkateers, have I got a find for you! Skinny Scoopers! A website from two sassy \’weight loss sisters,\’ Chris and Lisa, who are dedicated to reporting the news that helps you lose! Their pages are overflowing with best food finds, tasty tidbits, and hot jeans. They are scouting the weight loss world looking for inside-sources, fitness experts, diet gurus, and best selling authors to interview as they shed \’lite.\’ Recently, they interviewed me (available on I-Tunes as well as on Skinny Scoopers!) We had the best time laughing it up while slimming... Read More

The Holiday Diet: How to WAKE UP on New Year\’s Day THINNER than You are NOW!

October 13th, 2009

The holiday season is fast approaching as evidenced by the displays of Halloween Candy on each and every counter top in America. As we all know all too well, the holidays present a multitude of stresses that together can create the perfect ‘fat’ storm. Of course, front and center, the main event of the season is the food! Ever-present platters of holiday cheer in one form or another, enticing, calling your name day-in, day-out, morning, noon and night from Halloween through the New Year. I’m wondering? How are you going to make it through the Holiday Glaze? Might you wake up on New Year’s... Read More

Planet Earth: Difficult Times, Insatiable Appetites, Doomed?

August 14th, 2009

…a conversation with Elizabeth Lesser, co-founder of Omega Institute for Holistic Studies Generally speaking, I am an optimist. My glass is half full, and I truly live in a state of gratitude for all that I do have. I am a happy person, living the rules of happiness. Nevertheless, I am not a happy idiot. There are some very troubling facts circulating out there about our environment that many people seem to be glazing over, not terribly interested in and/or think that these facts just can\’t be real. Denial is a wonderful thing. I was so troubled by the way we are treating our precious... Read More

Is the Food Industry Changing Your Chemistry?

July 15th, 2009

An Interview with David Kessler, M.D., former Commission of the Food & Drug Administration If cake is your BFF (best friend forever), if the call of Cheetos sends you into an orange-stained spin, if you start to drool at the mere mention of Cinnabon, and/or if you are mad at yourself for giving in and diving into a vat of chocolate, then pull up a chair and start clicking for an interview that just may change your relationship to food and, in turn, your life. Read as Janice Taylor, weight loss coach, hypnotherapist, and author of All Is Forgiven, Move On interviews Dr. David Kessler, author... Read More

10 Tips: Happiness Centered Weight Loss

June 12th, 2009

Our Lady of Weight Loss takes a happiness centered approach to weight loss. It is her mission to make weight loss fun … to make weight loss a joyful experience. Here follows ten of her top tips that she feels will up your energy, keep you focused and help you to happily melt fat. Ten Tips to Happiness Centered Weight Loss 1. BALANCE: Permanent weight loss is about living a balanced life. It\’s about looking at all areas of your life – physical health, mental health, relationships, finances, career, fun, creativity, spirituality, physical environment, time – and creating... Read More


May 13th, 2009

What is the single most common, biggest, most overwhelming and likely to occur challenge when it comes to weight loss? Emotional Eating! It takes more than a good plan, good intentions, and basic nutritional information to override the emotional tsunamis that roll over and through us without turning to food. Managing difficult situations and feelings effectively is a big part of what we are doing here. Emotional eating has all to do with the mind; little to do with the food. There are many proactive measures that we can take to get a hold of our emotions and ground ourselves. These actions range... Read More

Celebrate FAILURE

April 14th, 2009

Our Lady of Weight Loss wants to know … … Are you afraid to commit to yourself fully? Are you terrified to lose weight, to fully take-in, ingest, go hog wild for your healthy living plan? Are you just plain afraid to push your envelope in any direction? Are you afraid to let the buried, the \’real\’ you – OUT? Afraid that you are going to fall on your tush again and again and eventually you will have broken it and seriously won\’t be able to get up? Are you afraid of failure? Great! You are NOT alone. Fear of Failure is the Number ONE KILLER of Grand Plans and... Read More