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Janice Taylor, Anti-Gravity Coach, Positarian, Artist, Author, and Teacher, specializes in reinvention and transformation. 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! Taylor 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, and she has established herself as one of the country's leading Anti-Gravity (a.k.a. Life and Wellness Coach) Coaches.

Taylor has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, New York Times, New York Post, New York Daily News, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun Times, Fitness magazine, Health magazine, CNN.com, Religion and Spirituality, has appeared on View from the Bay, San Francisco, Discovery Health, Naomi’s New Morning, Hallmark Channel, FitTV, Eyewitness News as well as many other television and radio shows.

Taylor is a member of the Association for Integrative Psychology, New York Society of Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnosis (NYSEPH). She has studied at NYSEPH, American Pacific University, NLP Center of New York and New York University. She is also of the Kick in the Tush Club and a co-founder of artHARLEM, a grassroots Harlem, New York City art organization.

Entries by Janice Taylor

Decluttering With the Queen of Knives: Caution -- SHARP KNIVES Ahead

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 12:18 PM

Hola Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club). Que tal? Que pasa? Whassup? How's it goin'? All A-Okay here.

If you have been reading my almost daily blog posts on my website, Our Lady of Weight Loss, or on the Kick In the Tush Club/FB page, you...

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Naked: the Masturbation Series -- an Interviw With Pamela Shields, Artist

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 10:34 AM

2014-02-08-naked.jpg Pamela Shields, artist, is presenting, for the first time, her Masturbation Series of large drawings. Frank discussion or depiction of a woman as a sexual being, rather than as a sexual object, is still taboo. Shields breaks down this taboo by...

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Kick in the Tush Club: Busted Zippers, Broken Dreams

(2) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 4:43 PM

This morning, did you wake up and say, "I'm alive!" with reverence, acknowledging that each new day is a miracle? Me neither! Not first thing, anyway.

A rather large honkin' vehicle road past my New York CIty window (oh, the joys of the big city) and let out a...

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7 Tips: The Dos and Don'ts of Toxic Friendships

(1) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 1:07 PM

Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, received an email from one of her "devotees," Mary Beth from KC, Mo., who wanted to know how to deal with the people in her life who were sabotaging her weight-loss efforts.

OLofWL asked me to share...

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Interview With Author Racelle Rosett: Dying, Living, Surviving Breast Cancer

(1) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 5:23 PM

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Racelle Rosett, winner of the WGA award for thirtysomething, recipient of both the Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Prize for Jewish short fiction and the Lilith Fiction Prize, author of the critically acclaimed book Moving Waters, breast cancer survivor and blogger...

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25 Ways to Feed Your Soul: Stop the Insanity

(8) Comments | Posted May 18, 2012 | 7:30 AM

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...

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The Elder Care Blues: Waking Up Dead

(2) Comments | Posted March 5, 2012 | 6:50 PM

The cataract surgery did not go well. Even though it ranks as one of the safest and simplest of surgeries, and even though the literature reports that 95.5 percent of those operated on achieved 20/40 uncorrected vision or better outcomes following cataract surgery, here -- in...

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The Elder Care Blues: Waking Up 'Down'

(2) Comments | Posted February 22, 2012 | 11:01 AM

There is a borderland state called hypnagogia. It is a place of transition, a space that is rapt with images, symbols and words that captivate the mind as they move you from wakefulness to sleep (referred to as hypnagogic) and, on the other side of the sleep cycle, give rise...

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21 Tips: How to Make It a Happy Holiday

(1) Comments | Posted December 23, 2011 | 9:32 AM

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I understand that we think "'Tis the season to over-indulge, stuff ourselves silly and stress ourselves out," but it really doesn't have to be.

Our Lady of Weight Loss to the rescue! Here are 21 tips to making...

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The Oy Vey After the Storm: How I survived Hurricane Irene With My 95-Year-Old Mother at My Side

(6) Comments | Posted September 8, 2011 | 4:40 PM

We made it through the storm. The Hurricane of all hurricanes, Irene, which -- as it turned out here in NYC -- wasn't so bad. Praise be. Still, we had our own hurricane of sorts. Hurricane Harriet. Mother of all storms. Oy vey!

As some of you know, my...

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Are You Suffering from Spiritual Inertia?

(10) Comments | Posted May 19, 2011 | 11:52 AM

Have you ever wondered how it is that after decades of time-saving inventions and new technologies that "free time" has almost disappeared from our culture?

"Lost time is never found again." -- Benjamin Franklin

Are you suffering from "Spiritual Inertia"?

Are we time-poor, insolvent, bankrupt? Is "free...

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The Value of Mistakes and Imperfections

(28) Comments | Posted April 4, 2011 | 9:36 AM

In emails from Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club) and various coaching conversations that I've had with a number of my one-on-one coaching clients, the concepts of "normal" and "perfect" have repeatedly surfaced.

True enough, many have wished that they were "normal" and...

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Need a Kick in the Tush? 8 Tips for Living a Balanced Life

(13) Comments | Posted March 17, 2011 | 9:10 AM

When I imagine what it looks like to live a balanced life, two thoughts come to mind. The first is the "Jack theory": All work and no play makes for a cranky Jack. All this and no that -- too much of this and too little of that -- just...

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What Does Your 'One Nightstand' Say About You?

(33) Comments | Posted March 2, 2011 | 3:58 PM

I'm referencing the one nightstand that sits next to your bed. The stand that you dump the contents of your day onto before you drift off to sleep. The stand that holds your eyeglasses, your meds, your alarm clock, the book(s) you are reading, maybe your laptop, your cell phone,...

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In Search of the Authentic Self

(6) Comments | Posted January 19, 2011 | 8:08 AM

What does it mean to be your authentic self?
During their much-touted interview on Monday night, Oprah told Piers Morgan that being her authentic self was and is key to her success. But what does it mean to be your authentic self?

Dr. Phil defines...

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15 Tips for Better Sleep

(11) Comments | Posted December 13, 2010 | 8:19 AM

Two weeks ago, on "Wellness Wednesday," I moseyed on over to Norma Kamali's Wellness Café to get the skinny on sleep. Geraldine O'Keefe, herbologist, sleep expert and creator of the much touted "Escape to Sleep" tonic was Norma's featured "Wellness Wednesday" expert.

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Inspiration Is for Amateurs

(5) Comments | Posted November 29, 2010 | 4:15 PM

"The things you want are always possible; it is just that the way to get them is not always apparent. The only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life is you, and that can be a considerable obstacle because you carry the baggage of insecurities and past experience."...

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Oprah's Favorite Things 2010 -- Keeping America Fat

(13) Comments | Posted November 20, 2010 | 9:48 AM

I am going to go out on a limb here and make an observation about Oprah's Favorite Things 2010 list that may not be taken favorably. In fact, y'all might get mad at me, but I'm going to have to take that risk. Because I can't believe my eyes!

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8 Tips: Take 30 Seconds to Take Care of Yourself

(1) Comments | Posted November 8, 2010 | 1:12 PM

I had the extreme pleasure and honor of being the keynote speaker at the American Diabetes Association Expo in Pittsburgh this past weekend. In addition to delivering my 'kick tush' talk, I lead workshops and, following a book signing at Journeys Of Life bookstore - a small group...

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9 Halloween Healthy Tips

(4) Comments | Posted October 31, 2010 | 5:52 PM

Halloween (or Hallowe'en), an annual holiday observed on October 31, has its roots in the Celtic of Samhain and the Christian holiday All Saints' Day. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, wearing costumes, costume parties, carving jack-o'-lanterns, ghost tours, bonfires, apple bobbing, haunted houses, ghost stories, watching horror films, and eating candy....

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