self empowerment

Are You a Volunteer in the War Against Women?

by Carol Hess on March 8, 2015

In honor of International Women’s Day, March 8th    There’s a war being waged against women.  And it’s global.  Sure, it’s more obvious in non-western countries, but you know what?  I prefer the more obvious, straight forward, unapologetic, and dare I say honest war being waged against women in those places.  Why?  Because it’s easier […]

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

The Leap into Power

by Carol Hess on November 12, 2012

This post is dedicated, with gratitude, to Theresa Reed and Margie Perrier.   I’m a writer and polisher of stars. It’s not just what I do. It’s who I am. It’s sacred work. I’ve known that from the get go, and I’ve treated my work accordingly. Or have I? The truth is I haven’t given my work (or […]

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

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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Categories Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing

What’s in a Name Tag?

by Carol Hess on August 22, 2012

“I’ll bring the name tags.” That was me volunteering at a women’s empowerment group I’ve recently joined.  No big deal, right?  So I’m bringing some name tags.  Who cares? Me.  Because it was one of those precious moments when I realized how far I had come in this personal development journey of mine. I have a brass […]

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

Who Me? Hiding & Playing Small?

by Carol Hess on August 8, 2012

I didn’t think so when Jenny suggested it.  After all, I had been making a concerted effort to get out there and into the game – more so than I’d ever done before. But I had a lot of respect for Jenny’s opinion.  And she was echoing what Sandi had been saying – another wise […]

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

Does Your Star Need Polishing?

by Carol Hess on June 5, 2011

Most of my life, I polished other people’s stars and forgot to polish my own.  Actually, that’s not true.  I didn’t forget.  I didn’t know how to polish my own star.  Heck, I didn’t even know I had a star to polish!  And even if I had known, I still wouldn’t have polished it.  Why […]

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Categories Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing