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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)

Star Polishing 101

by Carol Hess on October 31, 2012

If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that you are a star.  You were born a star, and you will die a star.  It is who you are – your divine identity.  And nobody can change that – including you! But what you can change is how brightly or dimly your star shines.  […]

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

Your Soul Story – The Journey Begins

by Carol Hess on April 13, 2012

Last week, I talked about your one and only story, your Soul Story.  I said we all shared the same Soul Story.  I also said it was the answer to – well – everything. Abundance, freedom, purpose, love, courage, joy, power, bliss, meaning, serenity, significance – they’re all available to you.  All you have to […]

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

Your One and Only Story

by Carol Hess on April 5, 2012

You know how you hear one word and then you keep hearing it and hearing it and hearing it?  I always take that to mean, “Don’t make me repeat myself, Carol.  Sit up and pay attention!” So that’s what I do.  I sit up and pay attention. And the word I’m hearing everywhere the last […]

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Categories Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing, The Mind Game

Who’s That Fat Woman in the Photo?

by Carol Hess on January 16, 2012

I got ambushed by a camera yesterday.  It was not a pretty sight.  I’m still bleeding, bruised, and shaken to my core. I had arranged for my friend Wendy to take some new photos and shoot a couple of videos of me.  You’ve been looking at a 10 years/50 pounds ago image of me.  I […]

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Categories Body Image, The Art of Star Polishing, The Mind Game

An Ordinary Turned Extraordinary Moment

by Carol Hess on November 26, 2011

I just growled at the computer.  Why? Because it didn’t let me win at Hearts, and I like to win. I get a kick out of myself sometimes.  Like when I growl at computers.  Like when I talk out loud to myself and don’t care.  Like when I let myself  be a silly kid again. I don’t think […]

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

A Late Bloomer

by Carol Hess on October 20, 2011

I took the concept of being a late bloomer to a whole new level.  I spent most of my considerable number of years on this planet not even knowing there was such a thing as blooming.  I just knew I wasn’t all that happy.  You don’t know what you don’t know. Then, when I finally […]

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

Yes You Can

by Carol Hess on July 26, 2011

(Today I was looking for something on my computer I never found, but I found this instead.  The inspiration for this piece of writing was the inauguration of President Obama on January 20, 2009.  That seems like a lifetime ago, and it was.  In the time that’s gone by, I’ve opened and closed the doors of […]

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Categories Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing