Why it is important to connect

Why it is important to connect

Now more than ever it is important to connect. Learn more about the power of connection with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.
The power of positivity

The power of positivity

Positive think goes a long way in approving your overall wellness. Positivity encourages you to strengthen healthy habits, which in turn raises energy and mood. The cycle of healthy habits...
Good for the soul, good for the heart

Good for the soul, good for the heart

Practicing gratitude can have lasting effects in a person's life and can help lower blood pressure. Grateful people engage in more exercise and have better dietary behaviors. In just 5...
Risk & Protective Factors: Prevention’s North Star

Risk & Protective Factors: Prevention’s North Star

When our prevention specialists are out in the community, we’re asked some predictable questions about our work. Q: Are most kids using opioids? A: Definitely not. In nboth Lebanon &...
Finding Balance

Finding Balance

It has been 93 days since I went out for breakfast. That might not seem like a big deal, but I used to go out for breakfast twice a week....
Juneteenth

Juneteenth

On July 5, 1852, the Ladies Anti-Slavery Society of Rochester, NY invited the famous black, freed-slave abolitionist Frederick Douglass give a speech as part of commemorations for the Fourth of...
June: A Month of Love

June: A Month of Love

Between Juneteenth, World Refugee Day, and Pride Month, June is quickly becoming the month of love we all needed. In a time when we are all staying apart, June is...
Summer Suggestions for Teens

Summer Suggestions for Teens

Finally, Pennsylvania has moved to the yellow stage and the stay-at-home order has been lifted. This comes as a big relief to most of us, but still leaves most entertainment...
Jeff Heiney’s Reflections…as a Teacher

Jeff Heiney’s Reflections…as a Teacher

The 2019-20 school year has been unlike any other. As the school year comes to a close, OneUnitedLancaster invited local educators, students and their families to reflect on the past...
Thomas Boyle’s Reflections

Thomas Boyle’s Reflections

The 2019-20 school year has been unlike any other. As the school year comes to a close, OneUnitedLancaster invited local educators, students and their families to reflect on the past...
Self-Care is Not Selfish

Self-Care is Not Selfish

I find myself in an interesting situation. I remain employed as COVID-19 marches on, and I feel torn between the roles of wife, daughter, therapist, sister, friend, and now in...
Combatting Empathy Fatigue

Combatting Empathy Fatigue

Maybe I’m cynical, but if I see another commercial where a multinational billion dollar company says something like “we’re in this together” while inspirational music plays in the background and...
Contagious Self Care

Contagious Self Care

As we navigate through these uncertain times, self care has never been more important to our well-being. Melanie Snyder of Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health has created a mini-podcast series...
Who’s the Enemy?

Who’s the Enemy?

I couldn’t take any more of the news. I’ve been impressed and inspired by all those protesting and then conversely disappointed by words and actions of our top dog. I’m...
The Case for Grief

The Case for Grief

This month is my wife’s birthday. Now, I didn’t grow up really celebrating birthdays too hard, but in my wife’s family they love to celebrate each other’s birthdays.  Perhaps that...
Jeff Heiney’s Reflections…as a Parent

Jeff Heiney’s Reflections…as a Parent

The 2019-20 school year has been unlike any other. As the school year comes to a close, OneUnitedLancaster invited local educators, students and their families to reflect on the past...
The North Star Found in the Stories of our Elders

The North Star Found in the Stories of our Elders

Today we feel in the swirl of anger and chaos and fear without a map or a compass. One might ask, “Where is the North Star to guide us, to...
United Way of Lancaster County believes that Black Lives Matter

United Way of Lancaster County believes that Black Lives Matter

Believing Black Lives Matter is just the beginning. We each have our unique part to play to move from conversation to action. To succeed in our mission, we must call...