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

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

My Word for 2016 is….

  How’s it going with your New Year’s resolutions / intentions / desires?  If you are like most of us, it is already getting difficult to stay with the changes you wanted to make.  Change is always difficult – whether we decide to do it on New Year’s Eve or a random Tuesday in May.… Read More

5 Ideas to Improve Your Mental Health in 2016

When I was in graduate school, I vividly remember someone asking my professor “so what is mental health anyway”?  At first I thought “well that’s an absurd question”….  However, I quickly realized I couldn’t formulate an answer.  Of course, that made it a great question…. Was it the absence of diagnostic symptoms, was it not… 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

When the starting over is hard…

Have you ever had a dream that didn’t work out? We all have, I know. Maybe it’s the big job offer or promotion, the marriage that ended, the fantasy trip you wanted to take, the financial success you hoped for, maybe it’s ________. You fill in the blank. I used to think it was that… Read More

The Other Side of Mother’s Day

  Mother’s Day is tomorrow. My calendar reminder just popped-up to be sure I wouldn’t forget. I have known that I wanted to write about this day, but I have struggled with this blog, and I have started and stopped for what feels like a zillion times. This seems like it should be an easy… Read More

It’s Complicated

My daughter is graduating from college next month. Yikes! I remember the day this “little girl” came into the world. She arrived with great fanfare during a blizzard and her Doctor had to take a snowmobile to get to the hospital. She has filled up my life and has been my greatest joy ever since… Read More

Being present

Can you come for dinner? “I would love to but my schedule is full”. How are you? “Great! Really busy but great”. At the end of every conversation with my mother… “Rosemary, please get some rest”. I live a full and beautiful life that is overbooked, over-stimulated (who doesn’t know about the vortex of time… Read More