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Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry. ~ Muriel Rukeyser

janice_headshotGood Day Tushkateers! 

Are YOU ready?  Are you READY to shed worry and shed the pounds that accompany it?  GREAT!!! Because, I have a number of Shed Worry/Shed Pounds Tips to share with you today!  BUT .. Before I share my long, happy, fun and playful 'shedding' list, I have to give credit where credit is due. 

This week's 'shed worry / shed pounds' post was ignited by Susan Keats' latest My Afterlife blogpost, "Dissing Anxiety."  Susan writes, "I was never an anxious person until that cancer diagnosis came from out of the blue.  Now I worry about my health all the time. .... That can’t be healthy, it just can’t. So I’m doing what I can to kick anxiety out of my head, out of my house, out of my life."  Susan and her gaggle of fans have come up with some fabulous ideas to kick the 'worry' tush.   Susan's techniques range from saying (or firmly stating, or even yelling) "Shut Up!" to the anxiety thoughts, to finding the right Tibetan Singing Bowl that soothes the soul. 

I am so up for that one.  Not only do I love the sounds of Tibetan Singing Bowls and have wanted one for some time (kids, are you reading this??? put that on my birthday list!!! I'll send you links!), it requires shopping, which is one of my favorite 'pound shedding' things to do.

So ... Let's start there.  There being 'shopping.'  Let's SHED WORRY/ SHED POUNDS!


1.  SHOP for the things that will help you to shed the worry and the pounds.  If Tibetan Singing Bowls are not your thing, what is?  Another way to go is to Anthropologie for their incredibly beautiful measuring cups that can double as bowls to eat out.  In other words, you fill your bowl up to the line, and you've got your one cup serving without having to measure!  Got it?  They're not cheap, but hold on there ... if you wait and watch, Anthro has amazing sales! 

2.  Create a WORRY BOX.  I have one that I made that is red and with fringes on it.  I know I have a photo of it somewhere. (I'll have to do a major search for it and hopefully share the box with you later.)  The point of the worry box is that you write out whatever it is that is worrying and cluttering your mind, and put it in the box.  Let the worry box worry for you!  When the box is full, ceremoniously burn or shread its contents.

3.  SHELVE the WORRYYou know the expression "shelve it."  Well then, Shelve It!!!  Imagine that there is a shelf in your closet (you know, your organized closet) and in your mind's eye, put the 'thing or things' that you are worried about on the shelf. Way in the back!!! 

I do this the first of every month.  I take out what's worrying me (in my mind's eye), and then re-shelf it.   It teaches me that whatever I was/am worried about, if 'shelvable' from one month to the next, are pretty much not worth worrying about.   Sometimes I am actually able to let go of the one of the worries - for good!!! 

4.  PUT ON YOUR BOOGIE SHOES - DanceOUT the WORRY HABIT ENERGY.  Worrying is an "Habit Energy."  I learned this term - Habit Energy - from the writings of Thích Nhất Hạnh, Vietnamese Buddhist Monk.  Is not worry a habit?  You betcha. 

In order to move the energy, dance it out.  This week's 'dance it out video' is from Glee (a show I used to love, but don't so much anymore ... but this week was a good theme week - Disco Inferno.  Who could resist???).  Here's my fav video from the show! Boogie Shoes

5.  LAUGH IT OUT WITH A FRIEND:  GIRL POWER.  Yesterday, I met up with my good friend, Ellen!  It was a cold, grey day in New York.  Instead of taking a long walk together (power walking with a friend will shed worry and pounds), we met up at the Museum of the City of New York.  We thoroughly enjoyed the museum, AND we found a place to huddle in, dish the dirt and laugh it out.  So find yourself a good friend and laugh it out!

6.  PUT A POEM IN YOUR POCKET.  This Thursday (April 26) is Poem in Your Pocket Day (thus the side bar, overflowing with succulently exquisite quotes about poems).  Here's how to celebrate:  Select a poem that you love or write one, and put it in your pocket.  There are events all over the country, where people will be pulling poems from their pockets and sharing them! 

OR ... share them with us!!!  I'll be posting a poem on my on Thursday, so feel free to go 'there' and post yours, too!

7.  MANIFESTING:  FOCUS!!!  We manifest what we focus on, Tushkateers. It's that SIMPLE (not necessarily easy; but simple).  Focus on FUN!  Focus on PLAY!  Focus on LOVE!  Focus on HAPPINESS!!! and watch the worry and pounds melt away! 


Write Our Lady of Weight Loss.  Share YOUR Shed WORRY: Shed POUNDS tips!   Be sure to put "Chewing the Fat" in the subject line, lest your email gets lost in the sauce!


And now ... the main course - What else is in this week's KICK in the TUSH e-letter???  Look to your right --> (no your other right --->) for your GET JIGGY WEIGHT LOSS PUZZLE - THIN A LA MODE (I'll have Svelte with a dollop of diet ice cream, please) - from Your Dysfunctional Chef - 420 National Weed Day RECIPE - and ... HOW TO LOSE IT: 4 Tips to End Cravings NOW!!!  OMG ...let's not forget the VIDEO: CAT NAP HAPPINESS, plus fascinating faToids about the GARTERS.  Seriously, GARTERS!!!  Interesting stuff. Oh and yes, scroll on down for the cutest photo of the week, ever! 


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 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!!! 

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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!


Turtles by the THOUSANDS!!!

Okay ... a slight exaggeration.  Nevertheless, at my home away from home - Central Park -  the turtles are mating, hatching, taking over the grasslands!  Amazing!!! 


Poetry in Your Pocket ... Quotes

A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman. ~ Wallace Stevens

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. ~ Oscar Wilde

Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry. ~ Muriel Rukeyser

Every single soul is a poem. ~ Michael Franti

God is the perfect poet. ~ Robert Browning

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem. ~ David Carradine

Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure. ~ Mark Strand

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason. ~ Novalis

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history. ~ Plato

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things. ~ T.S. Eliot

Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own. ~ Salvatore Quasimodo


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

PLAY:  GET JIGGY WEIGHT LOSS PUZZLE and LOSE !!! -  "THIN A LA MODE" was inspired by coffee!!!  The drink, the berries, the beans, and the flowering plant. Did you know that coffee berries contain the seeds and that they are produced by several species of small evergreen bushes of the genus Coffea? ... Read more!

GET MOTIVATED:  4 TIPS TO END CRAVINGS NOW!!! -Are ‘cravings’ a gateway to binging?
It’s worse than we thought!  “They” (as in researchers and scientists) tell us that not only can giving into cravings tip the Scales of Injustice into the wrong direction, but food cravings have been known to trigger binge-eating episodes, which can in turn contribute to obesity and eating disorders. ... Read more!

DYSFUNCTIONAL CHEF: 420 NATIONAL WEED DAY RECIPE! - When I first heard that 420 was National Weed Day, I thought that meant that we’d all hit our respective gardens and weed.  But no!  It has to do with Marijuana! I thought a ‘feel good’ recipe that includes in its ingredients ‘weed’ might suffice … you know, in lieu of lighting up.  Yes, there is ‘weed’ in this recipe! ... Read more!

VIDEO:  CATNAP TO HAPPINESS  -  The Exhausted Modern World.
The modern world puts enormous value on being as productive as humanly possible, which translates into working through lunch, staying late at the office, scheduling play-dates up the wazoo (or is it gazoo?), taking extra classes. …. You name it, and we’re trying to fit it into our schedules. Our calendars are about to go up in smoke! ... Read more!



Garters with pockets became instant must-haves during the American Prohibition era of the 1920’s. Flappers looking for a tipple had to have a few tricks up their sleeve - or, rather, up their skirt. Small silver flasks of one’s favorite schnapps or liquor were tucked delicately into leg garters with small pockets.

Classic cartoon diva Betty Boop even wore a stylish little garter.

The leg garter as a hiding place for weaponry has long been a favorite of spy stories and Hollywood. Angelina Jolie kept a dainty little throwing knife in her garter in "Mr. and Mrs. Smith." After all, a girl’s got to look after herself.

A waterproof condom garter has actually been patented.

Agatha Christie’s heroine in "The Man in the Brown Suit" carried a pistol in her stocking.

The bridal poem, “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver six pence in her shoe,” has led some designers to combine the de rigueur bridal leg garter with a small pocket and a coin for good luck.

Today’s heroines and pinup glamour girls store everything from keys and cash, to Ipods and cell phones in garters.


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