How To Find Joy In The Little Things

Think not lightly of good, saying “It will not come to me.” Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise one, gathering it little by little, fills oneself with good. ~ The Dhammapada Edwin walked into my office with a heavy cloud of frustration leading the way. He told me the ways… Read More


Why Do You Want What You Want?

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.  ~ Rumi I am fascinated by the creation of things – books, paintings, bowls, family, health.  I’m not super attached to the what, but rather, the how.  I also have a dream of writing a… Read More


The Power of the Pause

We do an annual board meeting in our house.  We make strategies for business, process challenges, plan the calendar, set budgets and goals, and generally make sure we are on the same page.   Over time, it has evolved into one of my favorite events of the year.   I love setting aside 4 days to… Read More


Are You Tired of Being Tired?

I had a journaling prompt once to consider how my life will be summed up after I’m gone.  In just a few quick paragraphs, how will the entirety of Rosemary Clark be described?  The obvious point of the exercise is to identify what deeply matters to you. Let’s see…. The people I love and call… Read More


Do You Have a Love / Hate Relationship With Social Media?

I have my own heroes in the self help world.  I have followed and devoured the works of Marianne Williamson, Clarissa Pinkola-Estes, Oriah, Caroline Myss, and Robert Holden for years.  I haven’t chatted with them, they don’t know me, and yet, they have most definitely been some of the most influential people in my life. … Read More


The Secret Behind Resolutions

  Are you still going gangbusters on your New Year’s resolutions?  I hope you are, but if you are like most, continuing change gets difficult.  You may even be completely off the track.  You are skipping the gym, arguing with your spouse, and ignoring the changes you decided to make. “I’m not disciplined enough to make… Read More


How to Live With the Hard Questions

    Have you ever had a question you just INSISTED be answered?  Maybe it was about why the horrible breakup happened, why your body or mind won’t stop hurting, why the job didn’t work out as planned, or a plethora of other life situations you want to understand. Well…. I have.  Many times. And… Read More


It Is What It Is

My mother says this should be inscribed on my tombstone.  I say it often.  I don’t mean it in any sort of flippant, hair flinging, foot stomping, hand-on-the-hip kind of way.  When those words come flowing out of my mouth they are acknowledging something I cannot change.  Something that it is time to accept. There… Read More


Why Your Desires Matter

Those dreams and goals you have for your life?  They are both beautiful and necessary.  They keep you focused and moving toward the good morsels of life.  Goals motivate us to get our rear ends off the couch, to eat healthier, lose weight, save for retirement, manage our emotions, create meaningful relationships.  Good stuff, right? … Read More


Don’t Sweat the Big Stuff

I have been a collector of quotes for as long as I can remember.  I tuck them into pockets, scribble them in notebooks, create folders in my email, pin them in social media accounts…. pretty much saving them wherever I can find a spot.  I find comfort and inspiration in the written word and I… Read More


When Terror Strikes

Yesterday’s bombings in Brussels disturbed me greatly.  I was in that airport last summer on a trip with my daughter.  I have been thinking of the kind lady who helped us with a travel delay.  I hope she is ok. I’m sure the terror in Brussels horrified you as well.  Or maybe, after regular exposure… Read More


Until You Feel It You Can’t Heal It

Disclaimer:  This story isn’t about one person but rather many people I have known. I once worked with a woman who would come see me every week.  She was depressed.  So. Very. Depressed.  We would talk about the classic symptoms of depression: the isolation, the increase in sleep, her weight gain, her lack of interest… Read More