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About Janice Taylor

Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach specializing in transformation, reinvention and weight loss.   She has worked with thousands of individuals worldwide to help them to uncover their authentic selves and to learn to create balance and success in their personal and professional lives. After a successful corporate career for two decades, Janice took a risk and left her position to reinvent, rewire, and revitalize her life ... and that she surely did! Against all odds, Janice has written two best-selling self-help books (Our Lady of Weight Loss and All Is Forgiven, Move On). She is the creator of the Kick in the Tush Club, which has generated over 14,000 members, and she has established herself as one of the country's leading Life & Wellness Coaches and Weight Loss Experts. For the best life, wellness and weight loss wisdom, visit Janice at Our Lady of Weightlossm join the Kick in the Tush Club, and become a Tushkateer! A Tushkateer is a person who receives Our Lady of Weight Loss’s newsletter, called the Kick in the Tush Club. Sign up and receive her weekly e-newsletter with all the news that ‘fit’ to print, and you are automatically a Tushkateer! You can also follow Janice on Twittter and Facebook.

Kick Tush Tuesday: Weight Loss Through Creativity

sunskayThis morning, while taking a long walk through the desert (yes, this is the desert; no, I wasn’t walking the Sahara) with Our Lady of Weight Loss by my side (always), she and I were (once gain) discussing the difference between trying to control the day, control our lives, control what we eat and creating a kick tush day. That’s right–the difference between control and create–and it became abundantly clear that the answer to our struggles is to not struggle.

Ohhhh…I like that: The Answer to Our Struggles is to NOT Struggle! Simple enough. How to do that? How to put a new spin on the topic, create a fresh take? Explore the words “control” and “create”! Ready? Okay!

The word: Control

According to Webster’s dictionary control means to exercise restraint; to hold in check; curb; to eliminate or present the flourishing or spread of.

I don’t know about you, but when I look at those words, especially “exercise constraint” – I’m like ‘get me outta’ here.  It sounds restrictive and feels exhausting. My world view starts to close in on me. Did you have a similar visceral reaction to the word ‘control?’

The words we use are important and if one doesn’t ‘fit’ our psyche, best we look for a new word, a new experience, a new way to frame and reframe. Create a new empowering perspective!

Rather than trying to control food, control our habits, control our thoughts and ourselves; let’s look at the word create.

The Word: Create

From Webster’s Dictionary, “create” means to bring into existence. (God created the heaven and the earth. — Genesis 1:12) To produce or bring about by a course of action or behavior to make or bring into existence something new. Wow!

Doesn’t the word create feel expansive? Doesn’t it sound like we are more likely to succeed if we move out of control and straight into create? Can you feel the door to infinite possibility opening? (I hear creaking noises; does it need to be oiled?)

Control vs. Create

Control = constrictive, limiting
Create = expansive, limitless

INTENT of the DAY:  Instead of battling control, let’s CREATE! Today, let’s choose to be CREATORS. Let’s open up to the possibilities and create a fun-filled, fabulous, healthful day!

IF you are hungry for more creative weight loss, as well as motivation, inspiration, fun, play, then visit Our Lady of Weight Loss’s BLOG: this past week’s posts include but are not limited to: Puzzled? The Watermelon Angel; #OneWord Thursday-Dare to be #YOU!; Review of Healthy Choice’s Steamers–and much more!

AND to discuss all, be sure to join Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Club: Kick in the Tush Club/FB.

Deliciously yours,

Janice Taylor
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8 Ways To Feel Better In 30 Seconds Or Less

CL Society 194: Laughing girlPeople tell me, “I don’t have the time to …

“… go to the store and pick up fruits and vegetables.
“… exercise.” 
“… sit and breathe.”
“… to be positive.”

Really?  Too busy to be positive?

Surely, you can clear a scant 30 seconds to do something positive for yourself, can’t you? If thinking about what to do takes up too much of those 30 seconds, here follow 8 suggestions!

8 Positive things that you can ‘accomplish’ in a mere 30 seconds. 

  1. Breathe. 70% of waste is eliminated via your lungs! You can place your hand on your belly and feel it rise and fall with each breath cycle. Thirty seconds of breathing can do wonders!
  2. Affirmations. Repeat one powerful affirmation over and over again for 30 seconds. If it’s a short affirmation, “I am whole and complete,” you may be surprised to find how many times you can repeat “I am whole and complete” in just 30 seconds.
  3. Stretch. Stand and reach for the stars!
  4. Smile. Smiling relaxes hundreds of muscles and releases pockets of stress and tension held in your face.
  5. Stay Hydrated. Your brain is approximately 75% water, and it’s the first place in the body to lose water. Your brain needs water to think clearly. Drink a glass of water.
  6. Close Your Eyes. Give yourself a real break and allow your body a 30 second opportunity to re-balance itself. Close your eye, cup the palm of your hands over your ears and listen to the blissful sounds of the ocean playing. Just like when you were a kid and held that shell to your ear!
  7. Dance It Out. Plug your iPod into your ears and shake it up for 30 seconds. The ultimate energy boost!
  8. Do Nothing. Just sit and stare; perhaps out the window or at the ceiling. Just be sure to do nothing!

Surely, we all have a few 30-second pockets of time during the day where we can take the time to just be. Start NOW!

Spread the word … NOT the icing!

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Originally published July 2011

25 Ways to Feed Your Soul

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Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. ~ Albert Einstein

Instead of obsessing about food, fat, your weight and your multiple failures to lose ‘it,’ imagine what your life could look like, the shape it might take, if you shifted your focus to bringing joy to your heart, giving fresh energy to your day, to feeding your soul.

Envision what will happen when your thoughts no longer pull you astray, but rather connect your mind, body,sp and spirit.

Each and every day find at least one way to feed your soul.  Here are 25 ways to get you started.  Feel free to add your ways to the list!

25 Ways to Feed Your Soul

1.   Dream with your feet, bust a move, get your groove on, and … dance to the music!

2.  Dissolve your inhibitions in a smokin’ hot bubble bath!

3.  Become a fan of the funny. Go “Sky High” with cartoonist Tommy Rudmose.

4.   Light a candle, and then light another, and notice … nothing is lost when one candle lights the next.

5.   Be the fountain of gladness and make everything and everyone near to you freshen with smiles.

6.   Look beneath the iceberg; investigate what lies below as only one-seventh of ‘you’ is above water.

7.   Breathe into the moment for this very moment is the only one you have for sure.

8.   Pray with the rocks, the pebbles, the sand, as they are still and silent.

9.   Read, read, read, lest you yield yourself to ignorance.

10.   Play feverishly! Experience the world and the universe as the playground that it sure is; one for exploration and discovery. Explore, discover, have fun!

11.   Whip up a bowl of bliss. Combine one cup of the poetic with one cup of the mysterious. The perfect complement to any meal; filling, delicious goodness.

12.   Connect the dots from the past straight into your future, one to the next, and behold … the big picture revealed.

13.   Send the dark cloud on its way as it is but an illusion; a billow upon billow upon a billow.

14.   Open your eyes to the sweetness of the day.

15.   Make a mistake. It is, after all, one way of doing something and better than doing nothing.

16.   Remove the stops – one at a time until there is no … stopping … you.

17.   Love in general … round people, skinny people, tall people, short people, all people.

18.   Look for the bright spot. It is right there, to your right. (No, your other right).

19.   Sigh a deep sigh and start anew.

20.  Arrange flowers in good cheer, with a smile on your face and listen for the earth to joyously laugh with you.

21.   Sing with the birds after the storm.

22.  Begin your day in delight; end it in wisdom.

23.  Do not “think fun.” Feel your way straight into having fun.

24.  Do not worry about your worries. Worry is neither preparation nor a magic pill that wards off bad happenings.

25.  Smile at the messiness of life and then straighten your desk, toss the old magazines.

I hope that whets your appetite for ‘soul food!’

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Originally published May 2012

Your “Non-Piggy Bank”: The Most Fun You’ll Ever Have Losing Weight

Marina's portrait II - IMG_8006 edGood Day Tushkateers! Greetings, Salutations, Happy June and more!

Yes, it’s been a few weeks since last we met. And now, just back, I sit, alternating between staring, gazing in a somewhat stupefied state out my New York City window, enjoying the music of the hustle and bustle, as the honks, sirens, people “talking,” all sounds make their way up the side of the building, into my home office; and writing a sentence or two of this morning’s KICK. (I’d call it a high-rise, but that’s a bit of an exaggeration, as there are only 9 floors.)

I am doing my best to orient myself via caffeine. Talk about writing in ‘real time,’ can you feel the stupefied part of me beginning to wake up?’ I can, holy goodness, mercy mercy me.

The Meaty Portion—or rather the Porky Portion of this week’s KICK:

Last week, while I was traveling about, I did talk to a client who was “struggling,” in need of a cup of motivation and inspiration! (Who isn’t?) Let’s call her Mary.

After talking it through with Mary and identifying that “sweets” are a red light food, a major-league trigger that keep her from fitting into her svelte clothes as well as purchasing a much coveted Eileen Fisher outfit, we—together—remembered and embraced the “Non-Piggy Bank” Pious Project from Our Lady of Weight Loss:  Mysterious and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal.

Here is the Non-Piggy Bank excerpt from the book. Read and ingest now, please, slowly. Word by word!

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I must have said and continue to say “No, thank you” to offers of food about eight zillion times a day. No! I am NOT exaggerating! You’d think the scales of injustice would be appreciative of my efforts and automatically reward me. Yet, if I cave—even just once—to the sweet temptation of a hot fudge sundae, all my righteous efforts are sugared and fattened away.

I wanted a reward! So, I made a non-piggy bank and paid myself one dollar for each and every non-piggy no thank you I uttered. When my non-piggy is filled with cash, I count it joyfully and either go for a manicure or buy lipstick.

My non-piggy bank changed the focus on my no-thank-yous from deprivation to fun! I started looking for people to offer me things.

“Aren’t you going to offer me some of that key lime pie?” I asked a friend, whom I’d irrationally labeled a food pusher the week before. She looked at me quizzically and apprehensively inquired, “Would you like a slice of pie?”

“Non merci, je suis a la diete,” I cheerfully answered in French, adding another level of flavor to my no-thank-you. I kept count of my no-thank-yous, and when I got home that night, I had twenty extra no-thank-you bucks to add to my jar!! (I borrowed the money from my husband.)

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If you are wondering how this is working for Mary, I can tell you with certainty that it is working extremely well! Yesterday, Mary wrote me, reporting in. Thus far, since our session, she has accumulated a fair sum of No-Thank-You-Bucks, but has opted to wait to spend it until she has enough money to buy the entire E.F. outfit! Good for Mary!

Mary is ‘out there’ looking for people to offer non-Our Lady-Approved-Foods to her, just so she can say, “No, thank you!”

Now…If you want the instructions on how to make a Non-Piggy Bank, write me and I will send them to you! Write: Non-Piggy Bank” in the subject line, and commit! Say….“Yes, I will deposit  a dollar (or a quarter, or a dime, or a $20 bill–depending upon the size your pocketbook) into my Non-Piggy Bank with every no-thank-you. My first purchase (I know that this is a first in a long line of purchases to motivate and inspire) will be _________.” Got it? Get specific! Details, please.

Put the specifics on paper.
Set an intention.
Make it real! Make it work!

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Boston: Live in Hope, Not Fear

BH6-oXxCEAAp1TW“The world is incomprehensible. We won’t ever understand it; we won’t ever unravel its secrets. Thus we must treat the world as it is: a sheer mystery.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

Yesterday, after an absolutely lovely and peaceful afternoon walk through the Conservatory Gardens in Central Park, Peter and I returned home, turned on our respective media devices and were blasted by one deeply disturbing headline after the next–as were you.

Twin Bombs in Boston. Three Dead. Act of Terror.

The majority of us watched from afar. We did (and continue to do) our best to process the information.

We grasp for meaning and comfort in the perpetual loop of news, in tweets and posts. We think back 12 years; we make parallels between twin bombs and twin towers. We hear that the two bombs went off in the 26th mile, near the finish line. This last mile had been dedicated to the shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

We note the horror of it all.

And then, we work to restore a sense of order and safety to our shaken self; to our shaken children.

We marvel at the way the first responders so immediately and effectively cared for the wounded. We are in awe of the average person who jumped in, amidst the chaos, to help. We watch families reunite. We consider how we might help.

Here’s how you can help:

  • The American Red Cross Safe and Well website is a central location for people in disaster areas in the United States to register their current status, and for their loved ones to access that information. It helps provide displaced families with relief and comfort during a stressful time.
  • The Salvation Army is offering food, beverages and crisis counseling to responders and survivors. Find out how you can get involved here.
  • Anyone with info about the incident can call 1-800-494-TIPS.

And NOW (or when you are ready and able)–please, note how you are feeling and fairing. If you are saturated with and by the media, turn it off and …

  • Share your feelings–your thoughts with a friend, with family or a colleague.
  • Take in a deep cleansing breath.
  • Chant, pray, meditate.
  • Return to nature. Ground yourself in your garden, enjoy a bouquet of flowers, appreciate the buds, leaves and flowering trees.
  • Live in nope; not fear.

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14 Juicy Quotes to Shape Your Identity

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Who are you? 
What costume do you wear?  
What story do you tell yourself about yourself?
Who are you?  Really?

As I head off to Rowe Camp and Conference Center to lead my workshop, Feed Your Soul: Change Your Weight, I review my story in my own head (as if I could review it in someone else’s head.)  My “I was fat; now I am thin” story. My “I was this; now I am that” story.  Very entertaining, inspiring and motivating stories, by the way.  Worth the trip to Rowe.  I digress…

Point being…

As we most certainly build our identity out of that story that we repeat to ourselves over and over again, inside our head, every minute of the day (endlessly, really); then let us create a better story.

Let us build an “I can” story.  An “I love” story.  A story of happiness, compassion and health.   Once our identity is a good one, even a great one, one that we are at peace with, then let’s get radical and simply hold our identity as one beloved by God, the Universe, the Store Consciousness, the Mystery.  As Albert would say, “Let go of the optical delusion.”

Consider the story you tell yourself as you read through these 14 juicy quotes, and give pause for thought about your identity.  Who are you?  Really?


14 Juicy Quotes to Help SHAPE Your Story:

  1. In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight. ~ Ram Dass
  2. We know what we are, but not what we may be. ~ Shakespeare
  3. I seem to have run in a great circle, and met myself again on the starting line. ~ Jeanette Winterson
  4. We experience ourselves our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. ~ Albert Einstein
  5. If you try to view yourself through the lenses that others offer you, all you will see are distortions; your own light and beauty will become blurred, awkward, and ugly. Your sense of inner beauty has to remain a very private thing. ~ John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
  6. The ego is the false self-born out of fear and defensiveness. ~ John O’Donohue
  7. Silent solitude makes true speech possible and personal. If I am not in touch with my own belovedness, then I cannot touch the sacredness of others. If I am estranged from myself, I am likewise a stranger to others. ~ Brennan Manning, Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging
  8. I am a person before I am anything else. I never say I am a writer. I never say I am an artist…I am a person who does those things. ~ Edward Gorey
  9. I’ve tried
    to become someone else for a while,
    only to discover that he, too, was me. ~ Stephen Dunn
  10. I protect myself by refusing to know myself. ~ Floriano Martins
  11. Be not another, if you can be yourself. ~ Paracelsus
  12. How do you know you are who you are? How do you know you’re not simply a clone of who you think you are? ~ Jarod Kintz, $3.33
  13. We are what we love. We are the things, the people, the ideas we spend our days with. They center us, they drive us, they define us to our very core. Without them, we are empty. ~ Daisy Whitney, The Rivals
  14. Not only is there often a right and wrong, but what goes around does come around, Karma exists, chickens do come home to roost, and as my mother, Phyllis, liked to say, “There is always a day of reckoning.” The good among the great understand that every choice we make adds to the strength or weakness of our spirits—ourselves, or to use an old fashioned word for the same idea, our souls. That is every human’s life work: to construct an identity bit by bit, to walk a path step by step, to live a life that is worthy of something higher, lighter, more fulfilling, and maybe even everlasting. ~ Donald Van de Mark, The Good Among the Great: 19 Traits of the Most Admirable, Creative, and Joyous People

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Spread the word–NOT the icing!

Janice

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

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The Hospice Diaries: Transcending the Traditional

HAND IN HAND IS THE ONLY WAY TO LANDThis 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.

As I contemplate how to cope with moving my mother from hospital to hospice, the word “creativity” bubbles to the surface.

cre·a·tiv·i·ty – [kree-ey-tiv-i-tee] / noun (source: dictionary.reference.com)

The ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination: the need for creativity in modern industry; creativity in the performing arts.

Precisely!  I set my intention to transcend all that is traditional; to question the agreed upon realities–the thoughts, feelings, patterns, relationships that our culture has embedded into my mind (our minds) about death, dying, hospice, family, love, self.   I set my mind to create new meaningful ideas and expressions, to utilize the most under-utilized resource that humans have: the imagination.

I breathe and imagine.  I imagine how it feels to be soothed and comforted.  I am strengthened by the calm.  I imagine slowly and carefully moving through the day, perhaps slipping once or twice into a dark spot, but always able to catch myself and, once again, find calm.  Serenity and peacefulness are there once more to comfort.  While my inner-resources are sometimes obfuscated by clouds, I realize that they are always there for the taking.  I need only remember that they are there.

In knowing this to be true, in knowing that I have the ability access serenity, which enables me to clear a path to be fully present in these most extraordinary days, I am able to find satisfaction; to “enjoy.”

Spread the word–NOT the icing!

Janice
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photo by: Neal.

5 Ways to Stay Happy and Healthy in Crisis

When tough times come, it is particularly important to offset them with much gentle softness. Be a pillow. ~ Vera Nazarian

Stress

It has been weeks since I sent out a fully loaded Kick in the Tush e-letter.  As both Christmas and New Year’s Day fell on a Tuesday, OLWL insisted that we take off.

She headed off to some beach or another with low-calorie umbrella drink and sunscreen in hand, while I headed off to the desert (not dessert).  To my beloved Tucson, where the air is crisp and the sun warm; where people are friendly and supermarkets are overflowing with fresh fruits and vegetables (as opposed to being in my beloved NYC, a grand city for other reasons, for sure).

I digress, but you get the picture, yes?  And—while in Tucson, we were telephoning my 96 year-with-it mother early and often, as the saying goes.  And when we did, she entertained us with stories from “independent/ assisted living,” until, one afternoon while speaking to Peter (DH), she had a stroke.

We dropped everything and headed straight back to New York City, to find her “Where Heaven Touches Earth.”  (I posted a bit on my Beliefnet blog because people started wondering where I’d disappeared to.)

With regard to sending out the KITT Club e-newsletter, last Tuesday came and went, as you can well understand.  But today, I am able to carve a few hours out of my morning and write to you; an act that brings me great comfort, joy and balance.

During this time of stress, I’ve watched/observed my actions and reactions, noting the actions that I do take that help to keep me in a balanced place, which I am about to share with you all.   Are you ready? Good!

Here follows, 5 Essential Ways to Be Happy and Healthy in Crisis:

In other words, be the pillow.

1. Eat Healthy.  As you might imagine, one could be tempted to eat the entire box of Entenmann’s, order up a pizza; to take the “I’ve had a stressful day–I deserve comfort food” route.  But you know, as well as I know, that at the end of the day you will feel physically, emotionally and spiritually drained, exhausted and unhappy.

Ask yourself, “What do I truly deserve?”  How about energy, a clear head, a happy heart and a hydrated body?

Keep some fruits, carrot sticks, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and nuts on hand and snack when hungry.

To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~ Buddha (c. 563 BC to 483 BC)

2. Walk/Breathe.  Put down your bag of stress, get out in the daylight, take a walk and breathe in fresh air; clear a space in your mind for an utterly useful thought.

All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking. ~ Frederick Nietzsche

3. Meditate.  In the morning, before the day has an opportunity to flood your mind, sit for 10 minutes in silence

The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms. ~ Thich Nhat Hahn 

4. Gather the Troops a.k.a. Your Support Group.

Friends and even family often know not what to do.  Feel free to ask for what you need, be it moral support, a ride, or someone to help organize, arrange and execute whatever tasks need to get done. Reach out.

We don’t heal in isolation, but in community. ~ S. Kelley Harrell

5. Be Grateful. Choose Happiness.  A daily gratitude list really does help to shift your focus; allowing for a boost of happiness and motivation.

I choose happiness in this moment and in this moment and in this moment. ~ Janice Taylor

What do you do when crises hit?  How do you stay healthy and happy?  Feel free to add to these five essential ways to Be the Pillow.

“Talk” to you again, soon, I am sure!  In the meantime, thank you for being there, for reading my missives and for sending happy and healthy vibes.

Spread the word–NOT the icing!
Janice

PS:  Check out my workshop @ Rowe Camp and THEN … register

photo by: Alan Cleaver

End of World: 6 Steps to Creating Anew

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The doom-and-gloom-sayers, the end-of-the-world folk are predicting, based on their interpretation of the Mayan calendar, that the world will indeed end tomorrow, December 21, 2012.

How will it end?  Will we fall into a black hole; will a monstrous asteroid hit the planet sending us spinning out of control? Will aliens land and takeover, like they attempted to do in the movie Mars Attack?  Or might the end be tied to killer bees? So many “End Day Possibilities.” :)

According to calculations measured by the Maya of South America during the classical period of their culture, from 250 to 900 A.D., December 21, 2012 marks the end of a “great” period of time.  AND … December 22, 2012, begins a new era.

Either way:  Last Day, Period – End of Report! – or – New Beginning

How will you spend your last day?
How will you make this day count? 

My original plan for the day included laundry and dusting, both of which have been nixed.  That’s for sure!

Instead, I am going to fold up my tent and head outside for a long walk with my soul mate, best friend and husband of many moons and decades.   And as we walk, it my intent to ponder “Dreams.”

I am going to consider small and large dreams, dreams with great significance and dreams that are just plain fun; dreams that impact favorably on my life and favorably on your life.

I am going to imagine that failure does not exist, that my resources are unlimited, that “fearless” is my middle name and that I am not in the least bit concerned what others might think about my dreams or the actions that I take to manifest my dreams.

I am going to sprinkle seeds of joy, laughter, happiness, and success for the new era in my body, mind, and spirit.

I invite you to join with me!

DARE to DREAM for a More Vibrant Tomorrow -
Dreamy Questions to Ponder:

  1. What experiences are you yearning to have in this lifetime?
  2. What places do you thirst to see?
  3. What fun, playful things are you secretly bursting to do?
  4. What creative twists and turns do you long for; serendipitous happening do you hope for?
  5. How does it feel to know that there are no real barriers; only the ones you have imagined in your mind’s eye?
  6. How will you unleash your imagination; your greatest and most under-utilized gift?

Share your “New Era” Dream!  Sprinkle seeds!

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Spread the word–NOT the icing!
Janice

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9 Tips to Have a Sexy Holiday

While reading through all the holiday season tips — ideas that range from how to resist the urge to stuff yourself silly to tips on how to not overspend your weigh (Freudian slip) into bankruptcy — I realized that somewhere between the my holiday shopping list and dusting underneath the bed, being sexy has fallen off the grid, out of sight, out of mind.

My intention is to bring “hot and sexy this holiday season” back into play.

9 Tips: How to Be Holiday Sexy

1. Shake It, Move It – From Jive to Meringue. Step it up and find a new way to shake your booty that connects to and energizes your soul. Nothing sexier than a high energy happy!

2. Wear Clothes that Fit – No matter what your size, there’s nothing less flattering than wearing clothes that are either too big or too small. Just take a look around you. Am I right, or am I right?

3. Smile Bright - There is nothing more alluring than a happy smile. Show off those pearly whites, and if they are not so pearly, get them whitened. It’s totally worth the investment.

4. Good Skin – Glowing skin adds to your glowing aura. Be sure to wash your face before you go to sleep as well as when you wake up, and throughout the day if you live in a dirty, gritty city like I do.

5. Smell Like a Million Bucks - Consider getting a new perfume and dabbing on a drop or two (don’t go crazy), or using a great smelling soap that lingers. Bottom line, you sure don’t want to smell bad, do you?

6. Focus on Personality - Forget what the scale says in either direction. If you are thin, and you think that you are oozing sexy based solely on your looks, watch out.  Maybe yes, maybe no and it won’t last forever.  And if you’re on the chunky side, let go of those preconceived notions as well. Let the real fun, energetic, loving and caring you shine through.

7. Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. – Everyone has something to offer to another person. You are loveable, creative, talented, and worthy of love. Just make sure that the person you are lovin’, is worthy of you!

8. Walk with Confidence – Now that you are energized, clean, smelling good, and you teeth are shining – step out with confidence. Believe in yourself. Strut your stuff and …

9. Have Fun - Lighten up, have fun. The definition of sexy should be: someone who is laughing, smiling, being real and having fun!

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Spread the word–NOT the icing!

Janice
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