Self Care

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

Keep Your Cool

by Carol Hess on July 21, 2011

This would be about the time when I should be publishing a new blog post.  But you know what?  It’s just too darned hot.  My brain is fried, and my creative juices have evaporated.  So I am hereby giving myself permission to not do my blog perfectly.  I hereby give myself a pass on this […]

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I Wish You Would Do Something About Your Weight

by Carol Hess on July 14, 2011

“I wish you would do something about your weight.”  Boom!  Ruth just dropped the weight bomb on me.  “Really, Ruth?  And I wish you would do something about your mouth.”  Of course I didn’t say it, but I wanted to.   Ruth is an old family friend who has always been a big fan of mine […]

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

Weighting for Life

by Carol Hess on June 27, 2011

Are you “weighting” for life?  The dialogue in your head goes something like this: “When I weigh (fill in your goal weight) I’ll go on that trip.”  Or ”When I weigh                                 , I’ll do live speaking engagements for my business.”Or “When I weigh                                       , I’ll start dancing again.”  Or “When I weigh                                   , I’ll look […]

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Categories Self Care, The Mind Game, Weight Loss

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

Confessions of a Food Addict

by Carol Hess on May 8, 2011

I know some of you who read my blog are coaches – really terrific coaches I might add from whom I’ve benefited and continue to benefit greatly.  I also know you coaches are big, big fans of positive self talk.  So am I.  As a writer, I know the incredible power of words – a […]

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A Weight Watcher’s Dilemma

by Carol Hess on April 27, 2011

There it was.  Sitting there in my email in-box.  Daring me to do something about it. I could have just deleted it.  That would have been the easiest thing to do.  It’s what I do with so many unwanted emails that arrive in my in-box every day.  No big deal. But this one was different.  […]

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Categories Self Care, The Mind Game

My Self Care Ticking Time Bomb

by Carol Hess on April 20, 2011

I have a ticking time bomb when it comes to my self care, and I never know when that sucker is going to go off.  I’ll be doing just fine – making healthy food choices, exercising on a regular basis, getting the sleep I need, starting each day with my morning meditation, finding a nice […]

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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