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A Love Letter to the People of Boston

by Carol Hess on April 15, 2013

Dear People of Boston, I’m sending you my love and thoughts and prayers. Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love. Love is the only antidote I know to the fear that is the source of such horrible acts of terror.  And the only balm to soothe the grieving heart and soul.

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No Answers But Lots of Feelings

by Carol Hess on December 17, 2012

When a horrific event shakes our world, we want to make sense of it.  We ask questions and seek answers.  We desperately search for the magic solution that will ensure something like this will never happen again. There are no easy answers and no pat solutions.  Just feelings.  Lots and lots of feelings. Here’s Danielle LaPorte’s […]

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Categories Community, Stress Management

Bulletin Board Bombast

by Carol Hess on November 15, 2012

I’m a member of one of those online local community bulletin boards.  What a comment those bulletin boards are on our society – good and bad. Consumerism is rampant in my little town.  Most of the bulletin board entries are about wanting to buy or sell something.  Who knew it took so much stuff just […]

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Compassion & Community

by Carol Hess on November 5, 2012

I was born and raised in the Philadelphia area, and the coast of New Jersey played a pivotal role in my life.  Some of my fondest memories from my childhood are of times spent at The Shore. There were shared summer vacations at the Joneses home, a short block from the beach in Avalon.  That’s […]

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Categories Community, Weighing In (Rants & Raves)

So You Want to Change the World

by Carol Hess on June 5, 2012

Me too. I want to change the world too.  I want to make a difference. It’s scary to say it out loud.  It’s even scarier to write it down for the whole wide world to see (or at least anyone reading this blog post).  But it’s my truth. It’s your truth too, isn’t it? The […]

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Categories Community, Dream Catching, Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing, Weighing In (Rants & Raves)

Pebbles in the Pond

by Carol Hess on May 17, 2012

We hear a lot of talk these days about transformation.  But what is it?  How does it happen?  What comes after transformation? Everyone loves a good transformation, especially the outer kind – the kind you can touch and feel.  The big reveal of a transformed living room, a transformed look, a transformed body. And then […]

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Categories Community, The Art of Star Polishing, Weighing In (Rants & Raves)

How You Can Help

by Carol Hess on May 11, 2012

Right now, as you read this, American school officials are deciding which children to send home with food over the weekend, because there will be no food in their homes. In the richest country in the world, the United States of America, children are going hungry.  This is criminal, revolting, reprehensible – I can’t think of […]

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Categories Community, Weighing In (Rants & Raves)

Tune Out. Turn Off. Drop In.

by Carol Hess on April 30, 2012

I’m a baby boomer – just as much a child of the 60’s and the tune in, turn on, drop out generation as the next guy.  Just like all my baby boomer friends, I don’t want to get old.  I tell myself every day that 60 is the new 50 (or even 40 when I’m […]

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Categories Carol's Musings, Community, Life Balance, Stress Management, The Art of Star Polishing

Are You Kidding?

by Carol Hess on April 11, 2012

Are you kidding, Carol?  Who the hell are you these days?  I don’t recognize you. Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!  That’s the sound of complete and utter frustration with myself. I can’t get out of my own way these days. I’m doing way too much thinking and taking way too little action. And my business is suffering.  My bank […]

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Categories Community, Dream Catching, Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing, Weighing In (Rants & Raves)

Star Polishing At Its Finest

by Carol Hess on March 9, 2012

(This post is dedicated to the people who held up and keep holding up the mirror. You know who you are.) I’ve been on Christine Kloser’s Transformational Author Retreat since Sunday evening, and it was been nothing short of life-changing.  Really.  There is something so incredibly special about spending time with people who see past […]

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Categories Community, Dream Catching, Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing