relationship with food

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 […]

by Carol Hess


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

The Secret to Weight Loss (and Just About Everything Else)

by Carol Hess on February 16, 2012

Ten years ago, the therapist at the treatment center revealed the secret to weight loss to me, but I didn’t get it.  I wasn’t ready to really hear her wisdom, take it in, and act on it.  So I kept eating, and I kept gaining weight.  Everything I did to lose weight didn’t work – […]

by Carol Hess


Categories Personal Empowerment, Relationship with Food, Self Care, The Art of Star Polishing, Weight Loss

Carol’s Carnival of Crazy

by Carol Hess on September 8, 2011

I’ve had one of those roller coaster weeks.  There have been some great high points.  The kind that convince you you’re on the right path and going in the right direction.  Some little dreams are coming true, and a big one is starting to seem downright achievable.  Woo hoo!  These peaks of the roller coaster ride remind me […]

by Carol Hess


Categories Life Balance, Relationship with Food, Stress Management

It’s Only Food

by Carol Hess on September 4, 2011

Sitting in my kitchen right now are eight pounds of tomatoes, a bunch of fresh herbs, some veggies waiting to be chopped, and a dozen brand-new glass jars with lids.    I am going to join most of my neighbors shortly.  I am going to preserve my harvest for good eating come the winter.  (Full disclosure:  […]

by Carol Hess


Categories Healthy Lifestyle, Relationship with Food, Self Care, The Mind Game

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall — The Biggest Liar of Them All

by Carol Hess on June 30, 2011

“You’re too thin.  You need to gain weight.”  I started laughing.  “You’ve got to be kidding!” I exclaimed.  But the doctor at the college infirmary wasn’t smiling.  When I got back to the dorm, I told my roommates what he had said.  “Isn’t that incredible?  The guy’s a quack.”  I laughed and shook my head […]

by Carol Hess


Categories Body Image, The Mind Game