The Mind Game

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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Dark Night of the Soul Meets Law of Attraction

by Carol Hess on April 23, 2013

Warning If you want to read an upbeat, let’s speak and think and feel only positive things so that’s what we attract kind of experience today, then you don’t want to read this blog post.  But if you are in the midst of a dark night of the soul or if you’re just feeling a […]

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Categories Carol's Musings, Personal Empowerment, The Mind Game, Weighing In (Rants & Raves)

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

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

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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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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Drowning in a Sea of C’s

by Carol Hess on May 3, 2012

I’m trying to break three bad habits.  They aren’t good for me or the people around me.  I’m willing to bet you’ve got some of these bad habits yourself.  Perhaps you would care to join me in my Cease the C’s Campaign.  (I think my habit of alliteration might have to be the next bad […]

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Categories Carol's Musings, Stress Management, The Art of Star Polishing, The Mind Game

Squirrel in the Middle of the Road Syndrome

by Carol Hess on April 23, 2012

I’m still reeling from how many people could identify with my last post about fence post-sitting.  Much as I love the company, this is NOT a good thing.  Birds sit on fence posts (and you know what they’re doing while they sit there) – not humans. If you’re going to transform this world of ours […]

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