Come Home to Your Body

I’m going to ask you a question, and before we get there, let’s set a couple of ground rules. First, this is likely a question that seems easy and obvious. It isn’t. Second, even if you do not want to consider this question, we all need to do so anyway. And third, there is no… Read More

Is this worth the risk?

Which of these fits you best: (I stole it from a financial investment assessment) You have just reached the $10,000 plateau on a TV game show. Now you must choose between quitting with the $10,000 in hand or betting the entire $10,000 on one of three alternative scenarios. Which do you choose? A) The $10,000… Read More

What I Know To Be True About You

I did a business exercise recently to figure out what I should be blogging about on a regular basis.  When you put a lot of effort into writing, there’s the added bonus when someone actually reads it…  To get someone to read it requires that I write about something they (aka you) might be interested… 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

What Healthy People Have In Common

The strangest thing keeps happening. Like this. I have a friend who is in her 60s.  I know this sounds a bit cliche, but truly, she doesn’t look a day over 40.  Folks are amazed and when they find out how old she is. often exclaim  “No way”, they say, “what good genes you have!”.  She… Read More

The Greatest Love Story

  This journal entry needs to begin complete with a drum roll.  Whatever could the greatest love story be about?  We probably all have a good love story, or two, we could nominate for this award.  Maybe our first love, our current love, the one that got away, the love of a job or pet,… Read More

A Letter from a Recovering Perfectionist

I start projects on a regular basis with a definite picture in my head of what the outcome “should” be.  I want to plant my garden with the perfect design, or find just the perfect gift for someone I love, or make a business decision that was the perfect thing to do at just the perfect… Read More

My Wellness Prescription

I have become aware that sometimes it is helpful for me to share some of my own life practices. A behind the scenes look, if you will.  I try to do that regularly, but didn’t quite understand how penetrating the visual of my struggle can be until the last couple of weeks.  I guess most… Read More

Soften Around the Pain

  “Can you allow your greatest pain to become your greatest teacher”?  I’ve heard this challenge issued before.  Maybe you have too. It makes me take a deep deep breath… Pain a teacher? Something good can come out of the hurt places in life? I think so.  I think that’s exactly how it can go.… Read More

Do the Work

  I often want projects and goals to be completed quickly.  And quite painlessly. For instance, I may decide I want to organize the attic, but what I really want is the attic to be organized.  I’m not that interested in doing the strenuous work required to get it organized… Or, I may want to… Read More

Claim Your Space

  I have a really, really, great friend. You know, the kind you would call at 4:00 am if your whole world was falling apart AND she would show up? Yep, that’s what I’m talking about. She’s that kinda girl in my life. This really great friend of mine is quite tiny in stature –… Read More

The Skinny on Consequences

  What’s the first thing you think about when you hear “consequences”? It’s usually something bad that’s about to happen, isn’t it? Truly, this is just another way to describe cause and effect. If you save money on a regular basis, the consequence is having financial independence. If you exercise every day, you get stronger.… Read More