Healthy Lifestyle

The Solution to My Meditation Problem

by Carol Hess on November 18, 2011

There’s more than one way to skin a cat. (My apologies to my cat-loving readers. I also hate that expression, but it was too perfect an opening line for this particular post.) And you can indeed kill two birds with one stone. (My apologies to my bird-loving readers.  Dog lovers, you’re next.) For years, I’ve struggled […]

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Categories Healthy Lifestyle, Self Care, Stress Management

It’s Only Food

by Carol Hess on September 4, 2011

Sitting in my kitchen right now are eight pounds of tomatoes, a bunch of fresh herbs, some veggies waiting to be chopped, and a dozen brand-new glass jars with lids.    I am going to join most of my neighbors shortly.  I am going to preserve my harvest for good eating come the winter.  (Full disclosure:  […]

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Categories Healthy Lifestyle, Relationship with Food, Self Care, The Mind Game

Geographic Cure

by Carol Hess on July 23, 2011

I haven’t been able to sleep the last couple of nights, and it’s because I’m so excited.  Remember when you were a child and you were so excited you couldn’t sleep the night before something big – Christmas, your birthday, the family vacation trip? Well, that’s how I’ve been the last couple of nights.  Why?  […]

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Categories Healthy Lifestyle, Personal Empowerment, Self Care, The Art of Star Polishing

Bok Choy and Collards and Kale, Oh My!

by Carol Hess on May 23, 2011

Today I felt like Dorothy in the Land of Oz, only I was Carol in the Land of Leafy Greens.  And the wizard behind the curtain – or in this case the stove – was a lovely woman by the name of Meg Wolff.  Meg has become quite the celebrity, and here in Maine we […]

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Categories Healthy Lifestyle

The Magic of a Morning Routine

by Carol Hess on May 16, 2011

One of the pieces in my self care puzzle that seems to be firmly in place these days (thank you, God) is my new morning routine.  No matter what may be happening in my life on any given day, I seem to stick fairly closely to the morning structure I’ve set up for myself.  Of […]

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Categories Healthy Lifestyle, Self Care

It’s a Miracle!

by Carol Hess on May 2, 2011

Sound the trumpets!  It’s a miracle! I’ve got to be honest.  In my heart of hearts, I never thought it would happen.  At least not for me.  But it did! Do you want to know what my miracle is?  Are you ready? Actually, before I tell you, let me put my miracle into context for […]

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Categories Healthy Lifestyle, Personal Empowerment, The Mind Game, Weight Loss

What Green Pea Guacamole Taught Me

by Carol Hess on April 25, 2011

This past weekend, I found myself making green pea guacamole, a recipe my weight loss coach had given me.  I have to admit I was skeptical.  It sounded way too healthy to be tasty.  Oops!  “Healthy food doesn’t taste good.”  I’ve got to snag that unproductive and downright inaccurate belief and reframe it asap.  The […]

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Categories Healthy Lifestyle, The Mind Game

How Did I End Up Here?

by Carol Hess on April 13, 2011

Do you ever look back at a decision you made and wonder what on earth you were thinking?  I do all the time.  Actually, I used the word “decision,” but I don’t think that word really applies to most of my life.  I seem to have charted my life course by default rather than by […]

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Categories Healthy Lifestyle, Personal Empowerment, Self Care