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Life is a crisis – so what! – Malcolm Bradbury

janice_headshotGreetings Tushkateers and Friends of Tushkateers! 

It has been a glorious week, has it not?  A week of Easter eggs, Matzoh Brie, and Tulips, galore!  Yes, I took a long (lunch break) walk yesterday with my boyfriend (a.k.a. husband of 25 plus years), through the gardens at Central Park.

Glory Hallelujah - the daffodils and tulips were in bloom.  And, joy oh fun, even on a Monday, there was a wedding ceremony in front of the fountain.  The Conservatory Gardens are "THE" small wedding venue.  One must get a permit though, just in case you're thinking you want to get married there.  Call City Hall first, lest you get arrested.  Anyway ... be sure to:  Scroll down to the 'photo of the day' to find a few photos! 

Sometimes when the thought of 'exercise' (OMG, I said the "E" word) sets off the rebellion bells and whistles, I tell myself that I'm going out on a photo excursion.  Snapping away, having fun, being creative. My juices get flowing and I tend to walk farther and longer, time permitting, than when I set out to walk hard and fast.  You dig?  

Even if you are simply walking your driveway (I know some of you who live outside the city limits have long driveways, some very long - Holy Cow Girl life is fun outside of the big city), take a camera and find something to photograph. Perhaps, I'll write a blog post about the virtues of "camera walking."  (OMG again ... so many OMG moments this morning, I just came up with that phrase.  I love it.  "Camera Walking!!!")  Walk and snap!

Speaking of the E word, Tushkateer Myrna, a writer in her own write/right, was interviewed by TWIN CITIES [dot] com, Pioneer Press, "Northfield Mom Discovers Pedal Power During 30-Day Bike Challenge."  Tushkateer Myrna did NOT set out to exercise; not exactly anyway.  Read Myrna's PEDAL POWER story, and get inspired, get motivated, get pedalling or petalling!  

More Tushkateer news, big congratulations to Bev!  Her "Mish Mash Applesauce Recipe" is featured in Taste of Home [dot} com.  Not only is Bev's recipe a 5 YUM recipe, not only is it easy because you don't need to peel the apples (sooo happy about that), but it is diabetic friendly and Our Lady of Weight Loss approved! So, click on Mish Mash and enjoy!

And NOW, a Chewing the FAT email change between A.F. and me! 

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 bite it/write it rule. "If I bite it, I must write it."    I want you to know that I am upset to think that I must write 'it' down.  This is the worst thing for me to have to do for the rest of my life. .... ~ A.F.

Dear A.F. ~ Before I fully respond to your email, I am asking - not judging - just clarifying, do you mean that keeping a food diary for the rest of your life is the worst thing that could happen to you?  Really, the worst thing that could happen?  Again, no judgment, just clarifying. ~ OLofWL 

Dear OLofWL
~ When you put it that way, it does sound silly of me.  Maybe I am a drama queen.  I started writing this morning and it wasn't so bad after all.  There are a lot of things that I am going to face that will be more dificult than this. .... ~ A.F. 

Dear A.F. ~ First I want to say that you are a brave soul.  You spoke your truth, felt your feelings, self-reflected and self-corrected.  When I first started on my journal to Sveltesville, I felt the same way.  I felt that having to limit my intake of food was unfair and burdensome.  It felt like a life sentence.  I was suffering and I had a 'right to suffer,' as do you.  And then after we all suffer, we have an obligation to dig deep into our inner-resources, and find a way to do just what you did; deal with 'the problem' in a positive way, water the seeds of optimism and move on. Good job!  Brava! ~ OLofWL 

Replying to Chewing the Fat emails is always a challenge, because there's just not enough room on the page for the full enchilada answer.  Nevertheless, it is my hope (and intention) that there is enough on the page to give you a 'kick in the tush,' which in turn gets your mental map to shifting a bit, giving you a fresh and happy pespective on this weighty thing called weight loss.

Write Our Lady of Weight Loss.  Tell your truth, share your suffering and your rise to happiness.  Be sure to put "Chewing the Fat" in the subject line, lest your email gets lost in the sauce!


And now ... the meat n' potatoes of what's in this week's KICK in the TUSH!!!  Look to your right --> (no your other right --->) for your SOLUTIONS - GET JIGGY WEIGHT LOSS PUZZLE - GANDI'S INCREDIBLE BREAK THE SUGAR HABIT STORY (a MUST READ) - from Your Dysfunctional Chef - How to HARD BOIL an Egg (You are probably doing it 'wrong.') - and OMG HOW TO LOSE IT:  TEN COMMANDMENTS of PERMANENT FAT REMOVAL (REVISED 2012) inspired by YOU!  Plus, I'm crying over you!!!


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 :)

Spread the word ... NOT the icing!


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!

PHOTOS from Central Park!!!  Tulips, Daffodils, Cherry Blossoms, Blue Skies, Wedding Vows ...
... What a beautiful day!  



Got Problem? How About A SOLUTION ... Quotes

There is always an easy solution to every problem - neat, plausible, and wrong. - H. L. Mencken

To every problem there is already a solution whether you know it or not. - Grenville Kleiser

Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem. - Brian Aldiss

When people are divided, the only solution is agreement. - John Hume

When the solution is simple, God is answering. - Albert Einstein

Life is a crisis – so what! – Malcolm Bradbury

You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there. -  Edwin Louis Cole

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. – Henri Kaiser

Creativity is the answer. I always prefer the creative solution to an expensive solution. – Keenen Ivory Wayans

The solution to a problem changes the nature of the problem. – John Peers

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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 !!! - This week’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle is entitled “Problems/Solutions.“  If there is a problem, there must be a solution, no? ... Read more!

GET INSPIRED:  BREAK the SUGAR ADDICITION, Gandhi's Story - Back in the day, in the 1930′s I believe, there was a young man who was obsessed with eating sugar.  His mother was concerned, knowing that sugar is a ‘bad’ habit and not good for the health of her son, she did her best to break him of the habit.  She reasoned with him, she scolded him, but to no avail. ... Read more!

DYSFUNCTIONAL CHEF: THE RIGHT WAY TO HARD BOIL an EGG!!!  - Is there a right and wrong way to Hard Boil an EGG????  Yes!  Of course, and with Easter smack around the corner, I thought it a good time to share the info!
How to HARD Boil an Egg … the RIGHT WAY —> (HA! Your other right.) ... Read more!

HOW TO LOSE IT:  TEN COMMANMENTS OF PERMANENT FAT REMOVAL (REVISED 2012)  -  My client, who has already permanently removed a good 20 pounds of excess baggage, is nearing her goal weight: only 3.6 pounds to go.  She is hoping to reach her ‘magic’ number before her next birthday, which is a short seven weeks away.  ... Read more!

FaToidS -- TEARS
I'm CRYING ...

Crying is an emotional release and if you feel the need to cry you should let it out.
Here are a few facts about tears.  Did you know????

  1. Emotional tears have a different chemical composition than tears caused by irritants, such as onions.
  2. Crying in public was considered normal until the Industrial Revolution, when diligent unemotional workers were needed to operate machinery.
  3. Men’s tear ducts are smaller than women’s tear ducts.
  4. One major stress hormone released from the body via tears, prolactin, is found in much higher concentration in women's bodies than in men's. (This makes sense when you consider that the hormone is also implicated in the synthesis of breast milk).
  5. The "Independent" reports that in Japan, crying for emotional release is all the rage. The Japanese call it the "crying boom."  Instead of going to a karaoke bar after work to wind down, business people watch weepy films (called "tear films") at these crying clubs. There is also a huge demand for sad TV dramas and books, each graded by its ability to induce tears.

    Source: FitSugar



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!"

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