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Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall. ~ Confucius

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Greetings Tushkateers!!!

How are you
on this fabulous morning (afternoon or evening, depending on your time zone)? I'm just 'dandy' - 'peachy keen' - maybe even 'groovy.'

It's not my style to toss out an empty "how are you?"  I really do want to know ... and I welcome the truth.  

I was just reading an article that sited some (dumb) study that indicated that "they" say that having a positive attitude can increase your life expectancy by 7.5 years. 

Putting pressure on people to be 'positive' when they're not feeling very positive is just another way to help us to feel like we are 'lacking.'  Do you know how many people have said to me, "I'm so negative.  Why can't I be positive?  What's wrong with me?" .... "I'm trying to be positive."


Tossing a blanket of positivity on a basement full of anger, upset, negativity does no good.  Rather than fighting against what is, which expends an awful lot of time and energy and only serves to make you feel 'less than,' let's look at the truth of what is.  Let's pick it up, touch it, 'feel' it with your heart and soul, accept where you are and state it. 

Honesty will loosen than which keeps you stuck.

YOU can only be where YOU ARE.   And once you can look at it and acknowledge the truth of it, you can begin to work through it.  

The truth shall set you free or at least loosen that which binds you!  Send your truth to: How am I??? the Truth???   Please - if you'd like me to respond - keep your 'truth' to a maximum 2/3 sentences.  (I tend to put long emails aside to read later, when I have more time, and ought ohhhhh ... too much time passes.)

And NOW ... let's journey into this week's Kick in the Tush Club e-letter, which includes but is not limited to the BEST DIET BLUEBERRY COBBLER EVER!!!, a fun JigSaw Puzzle, entitled "She's Got a Screw Loose" (a self-portrait???), and from my blog ... 5 Steps to SUCCESS.  Before clicking through to that post, you might want to ingest the "Success Quotes."  

Feel free to Chew the FAT with OLofWL and/or me.  Go ahead, make our day!!!

Spread the word ... NOT the icing!


View_of_GW_BridgeWeekly Photo*:  "Sunset from Kittay"

While visiting Harriet (my mother) at her new Assisted Living digs, I popped out onto the terrace just as sunset was at its most amazing.  This photo doesn't do it justice, but it is a reminder of the wonder of sunset.

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
~ Rabindranath Tagore

Will there be a weekly photo?  Sounds like a good idea, doesn't it?  Or am I just over enthusiastic, as I drain my 2nd mug of coffee?

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!

Success Quotes

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~ Winston Churchill

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall. ~ Confucius

Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill

I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down. ~ Abraham Lincoln

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.  ~ Bob Dylan

I was taught to strive not because there were any guarantees of success but because the act of striving is in itself the only way to keep faith with life. ~ Madeleine Albright

Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal. ~ Thomas S. Monson

Success is a journey, not a destination. ~ Ben Sweetland

Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success. ~ Zig Ziglar

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For more wellness and weight loss wisdom from your Life & Wellness Coach, Janice Taylor, click on!

10 Timeless HEALTHY LIVING Quotes:  From Buddha to Persius - I stumbled upon a gaggle of  “Healthy Living Quotes” that I found interesting.  Not just because they were profound or struck a personal cord, but rather because the majority of them were said hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of years ago, which gives pause for thought!  ... Read more!

5 Steps to SUCCESS - Accountability is one of the most powerful principles you can follow in your quest to lose weight, shed pounds, drop the excess, lighten up, declutter, write that novel, or be the best you ever. ... Read more!

EAT: Dysfunctional Chef:  Diet Blueberry Cobbler -   this 5 Yum, Delish – Blueberry Cobbler recipe.  Not poisonous, but will one slice  suffice?  POISONOUS??? What is she talking about???  ... Read more!

PLAY:  Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle:  She's Got a Screw Loose - Have you ever wondered about the origin of the phrase she’s got a “screw loose?” The phrase, which means “something is wrong with the person” dates back to the 1780s ... Read more!


When all else fails, you might try the Flamingo Pose.
A Flamingo can only eat when its head is upside down!

The Kea, a two foot long bird that lives in New Zealand, enjoys chowing down on the strips of rubber around car windows.  Nibble on!

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).