Self Care

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

The Secret to Weight Loss (and Just About Everything Else)

by Carol Hess on February 16, 2012

Ten years ago, the therapist at the treatment center revealed the secret to weight loss to me, but I didn’t get it.  I wasn’t ready to really hear her wisdom, take it in, and act on it.  So I kept eating, and I kept gaining weight.  Everything I did to lose weight didn’t work – […]

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Categories Personal Empowerment, Relationship with Food, Self Care, The Art of Star Polishing, Weight Loss

How to Bust Out of Your Everyday Prison

by Carol Hess on February 9, 2012

Sometimes ignoring a minor irritation doesn’t make it go away. In fact, it gets even more irritating. And then downright annoying. And then a pain in the butt. And then worse. Well, I just took care of one of those irritations, and I feel like I busted out of prison. Like I removed shackles that […]

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Categories Personal Empowerment, Self Care, Stress Management

6 Little Words

by Carol Hess on December 6, 2011

There’s one accusation that friends, acquaintances, coaches, mentors, and therapists level at me on a regular basis that shocks me speechless, which – as you know by now – is not a common condition for me. Six little words that surprise me, baffle me, and – above all else – irritate the hell out of […]

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

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

Self-Care Equals Self-Love

by Carol Hess on November 3, 2011

(This post was prompted by the 66-Day Self-Care Program started by C.A. Kobu and Sandi Amorim on October 31st. If you would like to join the challenge, it’s definitely not too late. Not only do you get the support of the 66-Day community, but you can also download the workbook C.A. prepared especially for the challenge. For more […]

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

A Love Letter to My Body

by Carol Hess on October 31, 2011

Dear Beloved Body, Please don’t drop dead from shock!  I know you aren’t used to me addressing you that way.  I’m finally realizing how beautifully you function and what a hard-working, wonderful vehicle you are for my soul. I haven’t made your job easier, have I?  I haven’t stretched and moved you enough.  I haven’t […]

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Categories Body Image, Community, Personal Empowerment, Self Care, The Art of Star Polishing

Mr. Finger vs. the Self Care Genie

by Carol Hess on September 27, 2011

Yesterday I was stopped behind a car at a traffic light.  The light turned green, but the driver in the car ahead of me was looking down, reading something on the seat next to him.  I waited politely for a few seconds, and when he continued to look down, I gave a very gentle toot […]

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Categories Self Care, Stress Management, The Mind Game

A Sneak Peek

by Carol Hess on September 21, 2011

I’m hard at work, writing my first book, The Fat Lady Sings.  It’s about life as an overeater and my ups and downs with the self care journey.  If you would like a sneak peek, sneak on over to Juicy Life, Anne Melnyk’s website, today (Wednesday, September 21st).  Anne is graciously allowing me to post […]

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Categories Fat Lady Sings Book, Personal Empowerment, Self Care

Self Care Lessons from the Bottom of a Mud Puddle

by Carol Hess on September 14, 2011

When I was fifteen years old, I spent most of one winter at the bottom of a mud puddle.  And it taught me some valuable lessons – lessons which are coming in very handy these days on my self care journey.  Desert Flame, better known as Desi.  That was the name of the horse my […]

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Categories Personal Empowerment, Self Care