self love

I Meet My Greatest Teacher

by Carol Hess on November 26, 2012

(This is the second post in the Star Polisher Authentic Power Series.  The first post was The Leap into Power.) I met a woman years ago whom I’ve never been able to forget.  She might have been my greatest teacher, even though we didn’t exchange more than a few words, and I never saw her […]

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The Biggest Killer of Your Dreams

by Carol Hess on March 22, 2012

There are two kinds of settling.  One denies your significance, and one celebrates it.  Which kind of settling are you doing? I spent most of my life doing the first kind of settling, and I don’t recommend it.  I settled for second best when it came to everything.  Actually, now that I think about it, […]

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

Imagine

by Carol Hess on March 15, 2012

Imagine you are perfect just the way you are right now. Imagine you don’t have to fix one damn thing about yourself because there is nothing to fix. Imagine you were born whole, always have been whole, are whole right now, and always will be whole no matter what. Imagine you are so magnificent and […]

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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 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 – […]

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

Is It That Time of Year Again?

by Carol Hess on February 14, 2012

After dinner last night, I made a run to the drugstore and was surprised to see the store bustling with people.  Actually, it was bustling with men – all of them milling around the picked-over Valentine’s Day cards and stuffed animal displays.  To a man, they had the worried, shell-shocked look of the battle-scarred, last-minute […]

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Categories Carol's Musings, Personal Empowerment

6 Little Words

by Carol Hess on December 6, 2011

There’s one accusation that friends, acquaintances, coaches, mentors, and therapists level at me on a regular basis that shocks me speechless, which – as you know by now – is not a common condition for me. Six little words that surprise me, baffle me, and – above all else – irritate the hell out of […]

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

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 Love Letter to My Body

by Carol Hess on October 31, 2011

Dear Beloved Body, Please don’t drop dead from shock!  I know you aren’t used to me addressing you that way.  I’m finally realizing how beautifully you function and what a hard-working, wonderful vehicle you are for my soul. I haven’t made your job easier, have I?  I haven’t stretched and moved you enough.  I haven’t […]

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Categories Body Image, Community, Personal Empowerment, Self Care, The Art of Star Polishing

“Who the Hell Do You Think You Are?”

by Carol Hess on August 3, 2011

“Who the hell do you think you are?”   My mother’s voice rings as loudly in my head years after her death as it rang while she was alive.  Such a harsh question.  “Who the hell do you think you are?”   Words meant to prevent me, an only child, from becoming spoiled, too big for my […]

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Categories Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing