Weighing In (Rants & Raves)

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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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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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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Compassion & Community

by Carol Hess on November 5, 2012

I was born and raised in the Philadelphia area, and the coast of New Jersey played a pivotal role in my life.  Some of my fondest memories from my childhood are of times spent at The Shore. There were shared summer vacations at the Joneses home, a short block from the beach in Avalon.  That’s […]

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It’s Later Than You Think

by Carol Hess on July 9, 2012

Time is such a strange thing – maybe even an illusion according to some.  I do know everyone these days is complaining they don’t have enough of it.  I don’t remember my parents or grandparents having the same complaint. So what are we modern day folks so busy doing that we never have enough time?  […]

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One Dozen Secrets to Living a Great Life

by Carol Hess on June 10, 2012

It’s amazing what you can discover just by pulling a couple of books off the Amazon virtual shelves and reading the table of contents.  God, I love books! Here are 10 secrets I stumbled across this morning when I should have been downstairs feeding myself and the cats.  I’m really glad I postponed breakfast.   If […]

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So You Want to Change the World

by Carol Hess on June 5, 2012

Me too. I want to change the world too.  I want to make a difference. It’s scary to say it out loud.  It’s even scarier to write it down for the whole wide world to see (or at least anyone reading this blog post).  But it’s my truth. It’s your truth too, isn’t it? The […]

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Pebbles in the Pond

by Carol Hess on May 17, 2012

We hear a lot of talk these days about transformation.  But what is it?  How does it happen?  What comes after transformation? Everyone loves a good transformation, especially the outer kind – the kind you can touch and feel.  The big reveal of a transformed living room, a transformed look, a transformed body. And then […]

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How You Can Help

by Carol Hess on May 11, 2012

Right now, as you read this, American school officials are deciding which children to send home with food over the weekend, because there will be no food in their homes. In the richest country in the world, the United States of America, children are going hungry.  This is criminal, revolting, reprehensible – I can’t think of […]

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Are You Kidding?

by Carol Hess on April 11, 2012

Are you kidding, Carol?  Who the hell are you these days?  I don’t recognize you. Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!  That’s the sound of complete and utter frustration with myself. I can’t get out of my own way these days. I’m doing way too much thinking and taking way too little action. And my business is suffering.  My bank […]

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