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I am a Weight Loss Coach and Certified Hypnotist specializing in weight loss, self-esteem and happiness; the author of Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings of the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal (Viking Studio/Penguin Group) and the creator of the very popular e-letter, Kick in the Tush Club. I have been featured in Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun Times and have appeared on View from the Bay, Discovery Health and Naomi's New Morning on the Hallmark channel.


Award winning Collage artist, Janice Taylor, most certainly did not wake one morning in her New York home with a smile on her face and enthusiastically say, "Whoopee, I'm fatter than ever. I'll go on a diet. This will be fun!" No. She rolled out of bed, pulled up her size XXL elastic-band pants and said, "Oh my, even these are tight. I must stop the fat monster from further multiplying before HE takes me over entirely." She prayed for guidance.

That's when Our Lady of Weight Loss entered the picture. "Who is Our Lady? Where did she come from?" you ask. Janice wonders as well, "Is Our Lady a higher-power, is she my higher-self, the 'good' Mother that lives within each of us, or is she just a figment of my wild imagination? Does it really matter?"

What matters is that instead of eating crazy amounts of fried foods, heavily buttered bread and chocolate in any form, Janice was able to transform 50 pounds of fat into 50 pieces of art.

"I exchanged fat for art," she explains. "Our Lady guides me and 'feeds' me messages, and I illustrate, collect, and create them.