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


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 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


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


I Hope It Changes You

I was talking to a good friend the other day.  She’s going through an incredibly difficult time and her heart is hurting.  She told me “Rosemary, I don’t think I will ever be the same again!”.  My response:  “I hope not!”  (sounding less than empathetic) Please allow me to explain… It isn’t that I think… Read More


Yes. You. Can.

Life is full of things we can’t change. I can’t change the weather. I can’t change the traffic patterns that slow me down. I can’t make you love me. But….there’s a difference between a fact and the myths we tell ourselves. We can tell some pretty tall tales as we justify why things are the… Read More


21 Things I Hope My Daughter Heard Me Say

My daughter is graduating from college today. Like I have heard so many others say, I can’t believe this is happening. Where did all the time go? I am bursting with pride, joy, and that bittersweet longing for days gone by. As I consider her life that is just beginning with such sweet promise, I… Read More