transformation

Why Change Is So Damned Difficult & What to Do About It

by Carol Hess on January 28, 2013

The day I knew I was going to quit smoking once and for all, I was pissed.  I didn’t want to stop.  I loved smoking.  But I stopped anyway.  Why?  Because I knew it was time for a change. And guess what?  It wasn’t that difficult.  That change that I had always regarded as an […]

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

A Giant Dose of Inspiration

by Carol Hess on January 4, 2013

Happy New Year!  We made it!  You know me.  I’m a pretty big believer in the woo-woo (and proud of it!).  I didn’t come to this belief easily.  In fact, I fought it tooth and nail and still do sometimes. One of these days, I will tell you how the story of how and why I transformed […]

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

The Kindness of Strangers

by Carol Hess on October 22, 2012

Every weekday morning, I start my day by working out in the local YMCA pool. I never in a million years thought I would get up at the ungodly hour of 5 am to do such a thing. I also never thought in a million years I would come to enjoy it so much. Yes, […]

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The Time Has Come — Part 2

by Carol Hess on October 4, 2012

In my last blog post, I talked about the transformational shift that’s occurring on our planet right now.  We are being asked to let go of our old ways and surrender to the new – a new that has not yet made itself felt or seen except to a few.  A new that will lead […]

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Desperate to Change Your Life?

by Carol Hess on July 15, 2012

These days I’m obsessed with the power I have to change myself and my life.  And it’s all because of three powerful women writers – Danielle LaPorte, Debbie Ford, and Ellen Berg. I’m halfway through Danielle’s The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful & Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms.  This book is […]

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

Pebbles in the Pond

by Carol Hess on May 17, 2012

We hear a lot of talk these days about transformation.  But what is it?  How does it happen?  What comes after transformation? Everyone loves a good transformation, especially the outer kind – the kind you can touch and feel.  The big reveal of a transformed living room, a transformed look, a transformed body. And then […]

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

Duckling Meets Swan: An Unlikely Tale of Transformation

by Carol Hess on March 5, 2012

Okay, I’m hooked.  I admit it.  I’m addicted to reality tv.  And not just any reality tv, Friends.  My drug of choice is makeover reality tv.  In one short half hour some poor ugly duckling becomes a beautiful swan right before my eyes in my very own living room.  It’s the stuff of fairytales, and […]

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Categories Body Image, The Art of Star Polishing, The Mind Game

The Total Who of You

by Carol Hess on February 29, 2012

I guess Leap Day is the perfect day to confess I am not a big fan of leaping. Left to my own devices, I’m a cautious Cancer the Crab who scuttles at and away from things sideways. So cautious, in fact, that I carry my home with me wherever I go so I can quickly […]

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Transformation That Changes Your Life

by Carol Hess on February 27, 2012

There’s no do-over when it comes to life. You only get one chance to do it right. I don’t believe there’s anything worse than coming to the end of your life and realizing you’ve blown it. You haven’t created the life you dreamed about. You haven’t become the person you wanted to be. And now […]

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Categories Fat Lady Sings Book, Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing, The Mind Game

Pure Potential

by Carol Hess on January 1, 2012

I love the first day of a new year, don’t you?  It’s so clean and clear and full of pure potential.  Like a snow-covered field before the first footprints or an empty canvas before the first brush stroke or a blank journal before the first written word. You hesitate to take that first step, apply […]

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