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 there’s the inner transformation.  It’s much harder for the naked eye to detect, but the heart and soul pick up on it immediately – a transformed way of thinking or feeling or living.

That’s my favorite kind of transformation because its impact can be widely felt.  Not only does an inner transformation affect the person undergoing the transformation, but it also affects everyone with whom they come into contact.  It has the potential to quite literally change the world.

For those of you who love an inspiring story of transformation as much as I do, have I got a book for you!  It’s a whole book of nothing but transformation stories – 45 to be exact, including mine – all guaranteed to inspire the heck out of you.

The name of the book is Pebbles in the Pond: Transforming the World One Person at a Time, and you can buy it right here (for $5 less than the retail price – what a deal!).  Just click on the link below and in probably less than a week you’ll have a great read arriving at your door.

Click here to buy Pebbles in the Pond!

The contributing authors to Pebbles in the Pond come from all over the world, and their stories are as varied as they themselves are.  I had the privilege of meeting most of them a couple of months ago at a retreat, and it was a life-changing experience for me.

Read about the super successful online entrepreneur who filed for bankruptcy and found her true calling.

Then there’s the the tiny Malaysian woman I met at the retreat who reminded all of us of Mother Teresa because that’s how much she embodies love.  She didn’t always.

And what about the disastrous book signing that launched the career of a world-renowned author who has sold over a million books to date?

But my favorite story is the one about eleven words that were the spiritual 2×4 right between the eyes of a woman who needed to wake up and start living.  (Hint: Check out this chapter first.  It begins on page 29. :))

And lots, lots more, including intriguing glimpses into the transformational moments of bestselling authors Arielle Ford, Robert Allen, Marci Shimoff, and Sonia Choquette.

Can your trials and tribulations be what shine the greatest light on your life?

Can that painful heartbreak become the catalyst for your greatest transformation?

Can your biggest challenge become your contribution to the world?

The authors of Pebbles in the Pond are shouting a collective YES!  Find out why.

Click here to buy Pebbles in the Pond!



by Carol Hess


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

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avatar Joanna Saunders May 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Carol, your description of Inner Transformations is exactly what I do in my business. Each person learning about themselves and what makes them -them is exactly what I do. Now I want to start all over again with my website/my business name everything. How exciting is this!!! We will have to discuss my use of your description.


avatar Carol Hess May 17, 2012 at 8:50 pm

What a privilege it is to work with people undergoing an inner transformation. It’s very rewarding work, isn’t it, Joanna? If I’m understanding you correctly, you are thinking of renaming your business Inner Transformation. Is that right? Be my guest, Joanna. I have no problem with it. In fact, as a writer, I go slightly nuts when people try to trademark common phrases. It feels like they are telling me what I can and can’t write, and to say I don’t like that is a gross understatement. :)


avatar Sarah O May 17, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Congratulations Carol on your name in print! Pebbles in the Pond sounds like a wonderful read – and a lovely step on the path to inner transformation.


avatar Carol Hess May 17, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Thank you, Sarah. I’ve seen my name in print before as an editor or in the author acknowledgments section, but it is a very different feeling to see it in print as the author (or one of the authors in the case of Pebbles in the Pond). It’s a feeling I intend to get very used to!


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