The Art of Star Polishing

Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn You!

by Carol Hess on April 8, 2015

Last June I had a bad car accident which could have killed me. Instead I walked away from it. My recovery was long and forced me to slow down and spend a good deal of time in stillness. We all know that nothing good can come from slowing down and getting still, right? The Truth […]

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Are You a Volunteer in the War Against Women?

by Carol Hess on March 8, 2015

In honor of International Women’s Day, March 8th    There’s a war being waged against women.  And it’s global.  Sure, it’s more obvious in non-western countries, but you know what?  I prefer the more obvious, straight forward, unapologetic, and dare I say honest war being waged against women in those places.  Why?  Because it’s easier […]

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

Wouldn’t You Rather Hear Me Instead of Read Me?

by Carol Hess on July 28, 2013

I now have a half-hour weekly radio show on the Creating Calm Network.  These days, that’s where I’m depositing all my words of wisdom, rants and raves, and any other musings that may be rattling around in my head. The show is called the Golden Goddesses, and it’s available for your listening pleasure every Tuesday at […]

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Your Dimmer Switch

by Carol Hess on May 21, 2013

Let me ask you a question.  Are you all in when it comes to your work?  Are you playing big?  Are you letting yourself be seen?  Nope, me neither — at least not as much as I want to. What about your personal life?  Do you feel really connected and engaged?  Are you living your life […]

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An Ode to Cranky & Cantankerous

by Carol Hess on February 4, 2013

Cranky.  Cantankerous.  Don’t you just love those words?  I like the sound of crotchety too. I come from a long line of women who tend to get cranky and cantankerous as they age.  I’m delighted to announce I’m there.  Just call me Crankypants Carol.  (Thank you, Sandi Amorim for crankypants.) Actually, I suspect my female […]

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Categories Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing, The Mind Game, Weighing In (Rants & Raves)

Why Change Is So Damned Difficult & What to Do About It

by Carol Hess on January 28, 2013

The day I knew I was going to quit smoking once and for all, I was pissed.  I didn’t want to stop.  I loved smoking.  But I stopped anyway.  Why?  Because I knew it was time for a change. And guess what?  It wasn’t that difficult.  That change that I had always regarded as an […]

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

A Giant Dose of Inspiration

by Carol Hess on January 4, 2013

Happy New Year!  We made it!  You know me.  I’m a pretty big believer in the woo-woo (and proud of it!).  I didn’t come to this belief easily.  In fact, I fought it tooth and nail and still do sometimes. One of these days, I will tell you how the story of how and why I transformed […]

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

An Early Christmas Wish List

by Carol Hess on November 28, 2012

Dear Santa,  I know it’s a bit early to be sending you my Christmas wish list, but I wanted to get in ahead of the rush.  Here’s what I would like to find under my tree this year.    An acknowledgment and celebration of my accomplishments and what worked well for me in 2012 An acceptance […]

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I Meet My Greatest Teacher

by Carol Hess on November 26, 2012

(This is the second post in the Star Polisher Authentic Power Series.  The first post was The Leap into Power.) I met a woman years ago whom I’ve never been able to forget.  She might have been my greatest teacher, even though we didn’t exchange more than a few words, and I never saw her […]

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

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