Personal Empowerment

The Leap into Power

by Carol Hess on November 12, 2012

This post is dedicated, with gratitude, to Theresa Reed and Margie Perrier.   I’m a writer and polisher of stars. It’s not just what I do. It’s who I am. It’s sacred work. I’ve known that from the get go, and I’ve treated my work accordingly. Or have I? The truth is I haven’t given my work (or […]

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Categories Authentic Power, Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing, The Mind Game

Star Polishing 101

by Carol Hess on October 31, 2012

If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that you are a star.  You were born a star, and you will die a star.  It is who you are – your divine identity.  And nobody can change that – including you! But what you can change is how brightly or dimly your star shines.  […]

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The Muse & Carol Have a Fight

by Carol Hess on October 11, 2012

Why?  Why does the Muse always choose the days I know exactly what I want to write about to tap me on the shoulder and say, “I don’t think so, Carol.  Today you’re going to write what I want you to write.” I mean I’m all for cooperating with the Muse.  There’s all hell to […]

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Categories Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing

Season to Taste

by Carol Hess on September 26, 2012

I’m not a fan of balance and moderation.  Give me off-kilter and extreme every time.  I’m not wired for a careful, middle-of-the-road kind of life.  I tried it once and had to smoke way too many cigarettes and drink way too much booze to keep my bus straddling the yellow line. Gusto, passion, joy, bliss.  […]

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Categories Life Balance, Personal Empowerment

Africa Cookfires & Maine Cottages

by Carol Hess on September 24, 2012

I’m telling stories over at Sandi Amorim’s website, Deva Coaching — about my first flight over Africa and about discovering a sacred space.  But they’re really stories about the power of vision. Come on over to Sandi’s and join the storytelling circle.

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Categories Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing

The Choice

by Carol Hess on September 12, 2012

As Josie walked from the jet way into the airport terminal, the first thing she heard was the blare of the loudspeakers. “Shoulds, Supposed Tos, and Right Ways to the right.  Heart’s Desires, Soul Songs, and Your Ways to the left.  Make The Choice.” What? “Shoulds, Supposed Tos, and Right Ways to the right.  Heart’s […]

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Categories Dream Catching, Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing, The Mind Game

When you know what you’re worth,

by Carol Hess on September 4, 2012

1.  You don’t settle for second best. 2.  You receive compliments well. 3.  You ask for what you deserve. 4.  You don’t allow anyone to abuse you in any way, shape, or form. 5.  You speak nicely to and about yourself. 6.  You take care of yourself. 7.  You attract people into your life who […]

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Categories Carol's Musings, Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing, The Mind Game

What’s in a Name Tag?

by Carol Hess on August 22, 2012

“I’ll bring the name tags.” That was me volunteering at a women’s empowerment group I’ve recently joined.  No big deal, right?  So I’m bringing some name tags.  Who cares? Me.  Because it was one of those precious moments when I realized how far I had come in this personal development journey of mine. I have a brass […]

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Categories Carol's Musings, Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing

Who Me? Hiding & Playing Small?

by Carol Hess on August 8, 2012

I didn’t think so when Jenny suggested it.  After all, I had been making a concerted effort to get out there and into the game – more so than I’d ever done before. But I had a lot of respect for Jenny’s opinion.  And she was echoing what Sandi had been saying – another wise […]

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Categories Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing, The Mind Game

Desperate to Change Your Life?

by Carol Hess on July 15, 2012

These days I’m obsessed with the power I have to change myself and my life.  And it’s all because of three powerful women writers – Danielle LaPorte, Debbie Ford, and Ellen Berg. I’m halfway through Danielle’s The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful & Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms.  This book is […]

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