Janice Taylor's KICK in the TUSH CLUB
Our Lady of Weight Loss's KICK in the TUSH Club


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“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 heartfelt "thank you" with all who sent sympathy emails and FB posts, to those who viewed Harriet's videos with delight, to those who thought kind and warm thoughts of me, of us, with regard to my mother's passing.  All communications were felt and greatly appreciated. 

So many of us, boomers primarily, have lost our parents.  We do our best to honor the positive seeds that our parents, our grandparents; the positive seeds that every generation of our ancestors have shared with us.  We share, we heal, we live on and we do our best to pass on seeds of happiness and love to our loved ones, friends and family alike. 

Which, brings me to this week's Kick in the Tush Club (KITT Club) KICK!  2013: The Year of the Upward Spiral, Radical Acceptance, Extreme Happiness--and more; posing the question, "Is Weight Loss what you're really wanting?"

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As we make our weigh (oops, Freudian slip) out of January, THE month of resolutions, I wonder, "How are your resolutions workin' for you?"

According to University of Scranton Professor of Psychology, John Norcross, about 75% of people who make resolutions are successful for a couple of weeks.  However, by the time February 1 rolls around, the number drops to 50%. 

We start the year with the best of intentions, but the days melt (or freeze as is the case for some of us) one day into the next, and before we know it, we find ourselves well into February not having fully followed though on the promises that we made to ourselves.

We are left disappointed, filled with remorse, feeling defeated once again.

Maybe February is a better, calmer and more balanced time to assess your life and set realistic goals.  Maybe you could "reframe" your January goals as "warm-up resolutions."  Maybe, just maybe, you could let go of the "weight loss" goal and strive for something beyond weight loss, something more important than weight loss.

Do not make "weight loss" the goal.  Try on any one or more of these and see which suits you best.
 
2013 is the Year of:

  1. The Upward Spiral
  2. Authentic Luminosity
  3. Extreme Happiness
  4. Radical Acceptance
  5. Unconditional (self) Love
  6. Grace and Gratitude

Honestly, that is how I permanently removed over 50 pounds a dozen years ago.  I lived from a place that incorporated all six of the above.  I created a better; a more satisfying life, which created a space that allowed me to let go of my addicition to food.  To be clear, weight loss was never the over-arching goal.  I simply wanted to feel good about me, to be happy, to feel fulfilled, to lead the life that I wanted for myself.

Your first step to getting your upward spiral in motion, your first step to feeling extreme happiness is just to reflect and imagine what those six "suits" look like and imagine yourself stepping into them. 
 

  1. Step into Authentic Luminosity. 
  2. Try on Extreme Happiness. 
  3. Suit up Radical Acceptance.
  4. Strap on your Upward Spiral jet pack
  5. Gear up for Grace and Gratitude
  6. Dress up for Unconditional (self) Love

In order to help you to clear your mind and create a space for "imagining," here is a link to a 4:06 minute audio hypno-meditation entitled:   "2013: The Year of Radical Acceptance, Extreme Happiness, Luminous Authenticity."  

Listen, imagine and as soon as the audio is finished take pen to paper and write one page of stream of consciousness.  Do not edit yourself, just write and see what surfaces.  Share!

Please do consider joining with OLWL and me the weekend of March 29-31 at Rowe Camp and Conference Center, in Rowe, Massachusetts (the Berkshire Mountains; unbelievably, stunningly beautiful) for what is sure to be a mind changing, life changing, enlivening experience. 

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Scroll down for the rest of this week's scintillating Kick in the Tush, complete with quotes on ADVENTURE.  Another key word for 2013.  Let's make this year an adventure!

Spread the word--NOT the icing!
Janice

PS:  Dictated but not read by OLWL.  Excuse all typos!

PPSS:  For more "f*ree" stuff, visit:  OurLadyofWeightLoss/TakeAways/
 


TESTIMONIALS / What clients say about working with

Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach

Want to live my best life, manifest positive change, feel happier and more energized?
Interested in Letting Go of that which is weight you down?
  Write Janice for a free consult!

"I love this [working with Janice/her affirmation program].  It's so easy for me AND it WORKS!" ~ Christine H., Florida

"I lost nearly 5 pounds the first week and connected with my husband in an entirely new way.  Janice's holistic approach is amazing." ~ Susan D., California

"Never have I ever felt such love, compassion and understanding.  Not an ounce of judgment.  A joyful experience." ~ Megan S., North Carolina 

Sessions available in person, via phone or Skype!

Quotes

Life IS an ADVENTURE quotes!

"To die would be an awfully big adventure." ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

“Lets keep the car in drive and leave it all behind.” ~ John Mayer

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“And the day came when the wish to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anais Nin

“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming – “WOW – What a Ride!” ! Anonymous

“It is never too late to be who you might have been.” ~ George Eliot

“You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don’t have that kind of feeling for what it is you are doing, you’ll stop at the first giant hurdle.” ~ George Lucas

”Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~ Helen Keller

”To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” ~ J. K. Rowling

”The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.” ~ Joseph Campbell

”Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  ~ Mark Twain

“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.” ~ W.M. Lewis

Links to Chew On

Most POPULAR LINKS of the WEEK!!!

JIGSAW: PUZZLED? Days of Yore Bathing Suits  - This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Simpler Times, Better Bathing Suits,” takes a nostalgic look at the early 1920′s and bathing suits of yore.. ... READ more!

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IN MEMORIAM: Harriet Taylor - In celebration of a life well lived, this Kick in the Tush Club e-letter is dedicated to Harriet Taylor, my 96 year-young mother who peacefully and quite beautifully passed away on Saturday morning, January 19, in our home. ... READ more!

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VIDEO:  FREEZE YOUR ASS OFF - May The Freeze Your Ass Off Diet video bring you a sliver of warmth and sunshine on this blistery cold day! ... READ more!

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HOSPICE DIARIES: TRANSCENDING TRADITIONAL - This morning, as I lie in bed, contemplating what the next few days might bring forth on all planes–physically, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually–what the days could look like, I begin to wonder how I could possibly best manage to “enjoy” them. ... READ more!

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12 WAYS TO RELEASE STRESS Feeling Stressed? Here are 12 quotes that inspire, motivate and provide a “call to action.”  A call to action are words that urge the reader, listener or viewer — you –  to take immediate action.  Without action there is no change. ... READ more!

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FACING DEATH: 10 LIFE QUOTES - Here are 10 quotes that speak to the mystery of life, complete with laughter as well as splinters. ... READ more!

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DYSFUNCTIONAL CHEF:  POACHED FIGS - This dish is so good, it takes all kinds of restraint NOT to eat it before it hits the table, which frankly I seem to be lacking.  I’d be lost without my duct tape (hilarious video!)!   It is DIVINE!  I dare you to try it!  Oh…and it’s Holiday Worthy, too!  ... READ more!


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"A great mix of tips, tricks, and anecdotes, All is Forgiven, Move On has excellent ideas for your weight loss journey and for improving your life along the way!"—Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., author of The Beck Diet Solution

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“More satisfying than a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“Many diet and exercise books lack two ingredients: humor and creativity. If those are missing from your current slim-down regimen, seek out Our Lady of Weight Loss."—LA Times

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TESTIMONIAL: Janice is an insightful brilliant conductor who orchestrates a seemingly infinite mix of the exact right skills, insights and attitudes at the time when I need them the most. With heaping portions of brilliant, quirky, yet grounded approaches - in the end; success appears, and everything is different, not just the scale. Janice has helped me carry myself differently in the world and I am forever grateful. - Susan

For a complimentary consultation, write Janice and be sure to ask about her 4 week program! Coaching available in person, on the phone and via Skype. By appointment only! 

Once your complimentary consult has been scheduled, please be sure to:

  • Check all preconceived notions about weight loss (and life-in-general) at the door.
  • Bring: Pen, paper to the (45 mins. approx.) session. (I'm likely to say something 'smart' enough to write down! You are likely to have an aHA moment that you'll want to write down.)
  • Bring: Your questions. If you have any specific questions or concerns, please write them out before our session and bring with you or e-mail in advance of appointment (at least 24 hours in advance).
  • Bring: A glass of water. (Hydration is always a good idea; and I rarely speak in absolutes.) But NO FOOD. These sessions are NOT zoned for food, even if you are in a rush. starving, and working with me during lunch time.
  • Send me your phone # (I will ring you at the appointed time, unless otherwise arranged.)
  • Note that these sessions are strictly confidential.

    NOTE:  Video SKYPE for International Clients (as well as those nearby) is available.  A note from Janice:  "Tushkateers, Skype w. Video has made it possible for me to work with people across the globe!  Most recently from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, as well as Germany.  If you are interested in Skyping, let me know!  Phone or Skype - extraordinarily effective! Complimentary introductory sessions are available to those interested in coaching.  Let's see if we are a good 'fit!'  Hope to hear from you soon!"

     
  • Hypnosis can Strengthen your Personality
    Hypnosis can focus on increasing your positive personality traits. It can influence you to become more confident, outspoken, assertive and generally more aware of positive aspects that make you more positive about yourself and your abilities. The power of suggestion can provide a trigger to increasing your awareness of your own personal development. Suggestion can also release negative, and unwanted, behaviour patterns, change emotional feeling and can also improve the way you think.

     
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