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Anyone's life truly lived consists of work, sunshine, exercise, soap, plenty of fresh air, and a happy contented spirit. ~ Lillie Langtry

janice_headshotGood Day TUSHKATEERS!!!

How are y'all doing?  I must say; I am super duper fine.  It's summer and when I say it can't get too hot for me, so far I mean it! 

Peter and I are in Tucson.  The purpose or focal point of the trip was to attend our dearest friend's wedding, which we did, and OMGGM (Oh My Goodness Gracious Me), it could not have been more beautiful.  An outdoor wedding with mountain views in every direction.  I cried at least 5 times. (photos below - of the wedding; not of me crying)

The temperature hoovers between 100 and 105 degrees each and every day.  However, because this is the desert, it is dry heat (and yes that sure does make a huge difference), and the temperatures do drop at night by about 30 degrees.  In other words, it is cool at night, cool in the morning when one awakes (I get up at 5 a.m. to the birds singing), and the heat is only intense between 12 noon and 5 pm. 

Here come some truly exciting parts of this adventureExcitement #1:  There are two pools here and my favorite is the heated one, which may seem ridiculous in 105 degree weather, but actually, it's quite lovely.  So, each and every day, in the heart of the heat of it, I head to the pool and swim (if you want to call it that) and float (the art of which I have perfected).  Pure heaven!  YES! I use sunscreen, wear sunglasses and a big floppy hat!

Excitement #2:  After a lifetime of 'fat,' I can say with certainty that I have taken another step forward in 'freeing' myself from the chains of poor self-image. I bought and wore a bathing suit! (There's little need for one in Manhattan.  No heated pools in or near our building.) While trying it on in the dressing room under harsh lights and three-view mirrors, I managed not to utter a self-deprecating word.  Peter, without provocation, simply said with a raised eyebrow and a smile, "Wow!" 

The bathing suit, for those interested, is called a 'miracle suit,' and I think it is.  I may go drive (woo hoo, I'm behind the wheel gone wild) back to the store "Everything but WATER" and purchase one in every color.  When one finds something that fits well, if at all humanly possible, one should buy one in every color.  I'm still pondering that 'investment,' and I may do just that!!!

All this summer talk has prompted me to create and share my  ...

1. Walking Meditation. A walking meditation is your basic slow, run-of-the-mill walk, with awareness. It invigorates the tired soul!! How to: Stay mindful of your step -- your rhythm, the sound. If your mind wanders (and it invariably will), gently bring your attention back to your walking. Ahhhh ....

2. Turn the Air-Conditioner Off at Meal Times. During the summer months, our bodies naturally crave more liquids than food. So, by turning off your air-conditioner at mealtime, you will automatically eat less, conserve energy and lower your electric bill! It's a win, win, win!

3. Keep a Summer Weight Loss Scrapbook -- In addition to tracking your food (statistics show that those who do, lose faster), you can add quotes, recipes, and fun summer time photos. It will keep you focused on the positive, get your "upward spiral" in motion and at the end of the summer, you will have an amazing memento of the best summer ever!

4. Shoot for Last. There seem to be more "dining out" challenges during the warm months. A good way to eat less is to wait until everyone else is served before you start eating. And then, chew slowly, making sure that you are the last one to finish! Make it a part of your summertime strategy! Eat less. Lose More!

5. Focus on What Your Body Can DO! Instead of zeroing in on your self-perceived flaws, how about engaging in some fun physical activities, such as golf, tennis, badminton or even croquet, so that you can begin to appreciate what your body can do! Do you get it? Your body is amazing!  (EVEN - as in my case - FLOATING!!!  I do use my arms and legs to float in different directions!)

6. Get Dirty ... and Stress Less. To improve your stress level, plant a small garden. If space is limited, try a few flower pots -- either outside or on your windowsill. Putting your hands in soil is "grounding," and it can help relieve both physical and mental stress.

7. Be Kind to Your Eyes. When outdoors, wear sunglasses that block at least 99% of ultraviolet A and B rays. Sunglasses can help prevent cataracts, as well as wrinkles around the eyes.

8. Develop Your Own Summertime Style. Just for the fun of it (fun being the operative word), why not 'try on' a new style this summer. Experiment with colors that you wouldn't normally wear, and styles too. Hey, you never know! A new you may step forward.

9. Toss a Healthy Snack in Your Bag! Since you're likely to be out more during the summer, you might find yourself in need of a healthy snack. Just as I always toss my keys, cell phone, and lipstick in my bag, so goes a piece of fruit! Make it a healthy habit!

10. Beach Time Visualization. Imagine the stress of the day, week and month along with anything else that might be weighing you down, going out with the tide. Breathe in experience; breathe out poetry!

11. Bathing Suit Trauma. How to buy and wear a bathing suit; feel good and strut your stuff.  (YAY!!! I listened to my own good - no great - advice!)

Do NOT Go with the Latest Style. Mix and match and find what works best for you!

You Look Better Than You Think. I promise, you do! Most of us have an inaccurate read on how we look.

Wrap It. If you are truly uncomfortable and it stopping you from enjoying summer, then wrap your waist in some fashionable cover-up.

Mirror. When you are looking in the mirror, zero in on a favorite part of yourself.
Maybe it's your eyes, or your lips ... your soul! No beating up of self allowed.

12. On Vacation? Opt for a condo or efficiency apartment vs. a hotel room ... one that has a kitchen! You'll save calories, money and mental stress! Even if you eat one meal there, and pack lunch and/or snacks for the road, you'll be ahead of the game!

13. Did I say Game? Setting yourself up for success can be the best game ever played.  Play On! 

AND NOW ... this week's KITT CLUB e-newsletter, which is - of course - chock a block with inspiration, motivation and ways 50 ways to Feed Your Soul (see the side bar to your right -->, which brings me to the workshop that I am leading come September entitled:  Feed Your Soul, Change Your Weight / Sep 16 - 19, 2012 workshop!   If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly.  It's going to be an amazing workshop! Scroll down, as well, for more info!

Feel free to WRITE to  Our Lady of Weight Loss.  Tell her what's on your mind!!!  Got any advice you'd like to share?  Looking for advice?  We're serving platters full of the stuff, to be sure!  AND YOU be sure to put "Chewing the Fat" in the subject line, lest your email gets lost in the sauce! 

Remember - both OLofWL and I seriously love hearing from you!  And if you are interested in my coaching services, then scroll down, read on - and contact me for a free consult.  It is my pleasure to meet Tushkateers across the land!  Be sure to  Write "CONSULT" in the subject line!  And - AGAIN!!! - consider signing up for my workshop Feed Your Soul: Change Your Life (your body, your mind, your pocketbook, your outlook, your thoughts, your being ... your everything :)  YOU WON'T BE SORRY!!! TAKE A LEAP OF FAITH AND GO FOR IT!!! 

Have a spectacular week!

Spread the summer-loving word ... NOT the icing!

dictated by not read by Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal


SIGN UP FOR THIS WORKSHOP -  it will change your life in ways that you haden't thought possible. 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS - I know it's a bit of a stretch, to ask you to think about what you are doing in September, but before you know it - September will be here!!! And with it an opportunity for you to join with OLofWL and ME at the most amazing wellness center - Hollyhock on Cortes Island, Canada!  for the most awesome, amazing and life-changing workshop!!!

Feed Your Soul, Change Your Weight
Sep 16 - 19, 2012

Forever change the way you experience health, wellness, dieting, food, and yourself. Make health and weight loss fun through hypnosis, visualization techniques, strategies rooted in positive psychology and super-sized platters of creativity. Make peace with the mechanisms and patterns that underlie your self-sabotaging thinking and behavior. Strengthen your commitment to yourself, create healthy habits and learn to feel comfortable in your body. Free yourself from your food obsession and cure emotional eating. Take home tools and techniques that make the journey fun and motivation that lasts. ... Read more!



A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. ~ Steve Martin

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love. ~ Max Muller

A good laugh is sunshine in the house. ~ William Makepeace Thackeray

A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine. ~ Anne Bronte

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone, It's not warm when she's away, Ain't no sunshine when she's gone, And she's always gone too long, Anytime she goes away. ~ Bill Withers

Anyone's life truly lived consists of work, sunshine, exercise, soap, plenty of fresh air, and a happy contented spirit. ~ Lillie Langtry

Daisies are like sunshine to the ground. ~ Drew Barrymore

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. ~ Luther Burbank

Friends are the sunshine of life. ~ John Hay

It is the artist's business to create sunshine when the sun fails. ~ Romain Rolland

Sausage Links!!!

For more life and wellness  from Janice Taylor, Hypnotherapist, Life Coach, author and Self-Help Artist, click on!

I am UPLOADING - HAPPY WAKE UP MUSIC (almost) DAILY on my FACEBOOK PAGE!!!  Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle with ME!


HOW TO STEP OUT OF YOUR FAT SUIT - Do you want to manifest deep, lasting and significant change? Do you want to permanently remove those excess pounds? Do you want to step out of your fat suit? Then you must journey inward, take a good honest look at your core beliefs, what you value most and your identity. ... Read more!

CHOCOLATE LOVERS: 10 WAYS TO SCARED ROOTS, LOVE & SEX -  A great many of us are chocolate lovers and have been known to indulge and sometimes even over-indulge. One modest square of chocolate leads to another, and while we fight the urge, in the end, we mysteriously find ourselves holding an empty 1-pound box.
Remorse sets in followed by self-deprecating chatter. ... Read more!

PLAY and LOSE:  WEIGHT LOSS JIGSAW PUZZLE  -  LADIES OF COLORFUL LOVE -This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired my need for massive amounts of color!  Red, green, yellow, purple, blue, orange, indigo, violet … and love, a powerful combo! Send loving vibes to yourself and from yourself as you click away the pounds! Enjoy!!! ... Read more!

WEEK 5 - FEED YOUR SOUL TIPS 31 thru 40:  DO LESS - A quarter of the way there, on my way to 200 Ways to Feed Your Soul, here follows tips 41-50; week 5!  It is quite amazing!  As I said last week, the idea of creating 200 ways to feed your soul is a daunting task, but once again, by simply breaking it into bite size portions – ten at a time, it is seemingly doable (so far, so good)! ... Read more!

NYC Mayor Bloomberg BANS LARGE SUGARY DRINKS: OLofWL OFFERS WATER AND PIOUS PRAYERS - New York City Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday plans to ban the sale of sodas and other sugary beverages larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and entertainment venues. ... Read more!

WEIGHT LOSS TIP Extraordinaire!  HOW TO READ THE 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!"  ... Read more!

DYSFUNCTIONAL CHEF: 3 SUMMER SALADS - SALACIOUS STRAWBERRIES, SUCCULENT NECTARINES, PRECIOUS PLUMS -  Greetings from the Land of HOT!  I’m currently in Tucson, Arizona (Attending a June wedding! Rehearsal dinner tonight!  We’re so excited!!!) and it is hot, hot, hot. ...  Read more!


This week's photo ... Outdoor Wedding in Tucson on the lawn.  Mountains to the left of you, mountains to the right ... Outdoor eating, Italian countryside style.  Extraordinary!  


Photos:  Ceremony, Italian Country-Side Dinner, Flower Children (take a look at those adorable children and the rose pedals strewn about) and last - but not least - the happily married couple (walking into the sunset)!  


Is Coaching for YOU?

It's NOT about your WEIGHT; it is about YOUR LIFE!Dog_art_suit_small

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.
  • WRITE ME: YES, I AM INTERESTED in LIVING LIFE LARGE (in a healthy body).