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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Categories Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing

Bulletin Board Bombast

by Carol Hess on November 15, 2012

I’m a member of one of those online local community bulletin boards.  What a comment those bulletin boards are on our society – good and bad. Consumerism is rampant in my little town.  Most of the bulletin board entries are about wanting to buy or sell something.  Who knew it took so much stuff just […]

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Categories Carol's Musings, Community

Tune Out. Turn Off. Drop In.

by Carol Hess on April 30, 2012

I’m a baby boomer – just as much a child of the 60’s and the tune in, turn on, drop out generation as the next guy.  Just like all my baby boomer friends, I don’t want to get old.  I tell myself every day that 60 is the new 50 (or even 40 when I’m […]

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Categories Carol's Musings, Community, Life Balance, Stress Management, The Art of Star Polishing

A Star (Polisher) Is Born!

by Carol Hess on February 20, 2012

Bring on the balloons! Strike up the band! Set off the fireworks! It’s a celebration! Star Polisher the business opens its doors today! Overweight women rejoice! Star Polisher is your community, your place. It’s all about and for you.   It’s Your Place to Visit When – You want to stop letting a number on a scale tell […]

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Categories Community, Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing, The Mind Game, Weight Loss

The Women’s Tree

by Carol Hess on April 16, 2011

 One day, as I was leafing through an ancient National Geographic in a doctor’s waiting room, I gasped out loud.  The other patients glared at me, and I smiled apologetically.   But I couldn’t help it.  I had just seen a photograph of a village in Africa, and I knew that place.  I had walked between […]

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Categories Community