self care

How to Bust Out of Your Everyday Prison

by Carol Hess on February 9, 2012

Sometimes ignoring a minor irritation doesn’t make it go away. In fact, it gets even more irritating. And then downright annoying. And then a pain in the butt. And then worse. Well, I just took care of one of those irritations, and I feel like I busted out of prison. Like I removed shackles that […]

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Self-Care Equals Self-Love

by Carol Hess on November 3, 2011

(This post was prompted by the 66-Day Self-Care Program started by C.A. Kobu and Sandi Amorim on October 31st. If you would like to join the challenge, it’s definitely not too late. Not only do you get the support of the 66-Day community, but you can also download the workbook C.A. prepared especially for the challenge. For more […]

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Categories Personal Empowerment, Self Care, The Art of Star Polishing

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

Mr. Finger vs. the Self Care Genie

by Carol Hess on September 27, 2011

Yesterday I was stopped behind a car at a traffic light.  The light turned green, but the driver in the car ahead of me was looking down, reading something on the seat next to him.  I waited politely for a few seconds, and when he continued to look down, I gave a very gentle toot […]

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Categories Self Care, Stress Management, The Mind Game

A Sneak Peek

by Carol Hess on September 21, 2011

I’m hard at work, writing my first book, The Fat Lady Sings.  It’s about life as an overeater and my ups and downs with the self care journey.  If you would like a sneak peek, sneak on over to Juicy Life, Anne Melnyk’s website, today (Wednesday, September 21st).  Anne is graciously allowing me to post […]

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Categories Fat Lady Sings Book, Personal Empowerment, Self Care

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:  […]

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

Geographic Cure

by Carol Hess on July 23, 2011

I haven’t been able to sleep the last couple of nights, and it’s because I’m so excited.  Remember when you were a child and you were so excited you couldn’t sleep the night before something big – Christmas, your birthday, the family vacation trip? Well, that’s how I’ve been the last couple of nights.  Why?  […]

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Categories Healthy Lifestyle, Personal Empowerment, Self Care, The Art of Star Polishing

Keep Your Cool

by Carol Hess on July 21, 2011

This would be about the time when I should be publishing a new blog post.  But you know what?  It’s just too darned hot.  My brain is fried, and my creative juices have evaporated.  So I am hereby giving myself permission to not do my blog perfectly.  I hereby give myself a pass on this […]

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It’s a Miracle!

by Carol Hess on May 2, 2011

Sound the trumpets!  It’s a miracle! I’ve got to be honest.  In my heart of hearts, I never thought it would happen.  At least not for me.  But it did! Do you want to know what my miracle is?  Are you ready? Actually, before I tell you, let me put my miracle into context for […]

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Categories Healthy Lifestyle, Personal Empowerment, The Mind Game, Weight Loss

A Weight Watcher’s Dilemma

by Carol Hess on April 27, 2011

There it was.  Sitting there in my email in-box.  Daring me to do something about it. I could have just deleted it.  That would have been the easiest thing to do.  It’s what I do with so many unwanted emails that arrive in my in-box every day.  No big deal. But this one was different.  […]

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Categories Self Care, The Mind Game