Lancaster’s Murals

Lancaster’s Murals

As I sit in my house watching the bluebirds in my sunny backyard, I'm already looking forward to my afternoon walk. If you are looking for a walk in the...
Fostering Healthy Emotions

Fostering Healthy Emotions

The intention of this blog is to create and foster healthy emotions in this season of increased fear and helplessness. Many are focusing on coping skills to deal with fear...
Seeking Serenity

Seeking Serenity

Four weeks into quarantine and I had already read 8 books.  I was desperate to find something “constructive” to do.  So I dug into the closet and found an unfinished...
That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief

That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief

As social distancing lingers on, many are struggling with isolation and coping with feelings foreign to them. Scott Berinato of the Harvard Business Review turned to David Kessler, one of...
Find Your Footing

Find Your Footing

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and it seems to have come at the perfect time. We are in the middle of a marathon of mourning. I know that...
Hitting the Wall?

Hitting the Wall?

If you're hitting a wall, you're not alone. In isolating ourselves to help protect our neighbors and ourselves from Covid-19, we are not being asked to go to war or...
Update from the Literacy & Learning Success Centers

Update from the Literacy & Learning Success Centers

As we all settle into new routines at home, at work and in the community, we send our warmest thoughts to you. We want you to know that we have not...
COVID-19 and the Class of 2020

COVID-19 and the Class of 2020

This pandemic has hit everyone hard, some demographics more so than others.  Senior citizens in retirement communities have been hit the hardest in terms of numbers contracting the virus and...
SACA Community Meals Program Rises to the Challenge

SACA Community Meals Program Rises to the Challenge

In the midst of our second month of sheltering at home, the food needs of our community are at an all-time high. SACA’s Community Meals Program used to serve 100...
Make Masks for yourself and Others

Make Masks for yourself and Others

  Let’s Help Our Health Workers by Making Masks“The doctors and nurses in our hospitals and nursing homes don’t have enough masks to protect themselves from the Corona Virus,” said...
You can help feed your neighbors during COVID-19 crisis

You can help feed your neighbors during COVID-19 crisis

“A plate of food is much more than food,” says Chef Jose Andres, the founder of World Kitchen, a non-profit that provides meals during natural disasters.” Like Andres, CHI St....
Be the Helper to the Helpers

Be the Helper to the Helpers

I am not on the front lines of the pandemic. I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to serve the community by staying at home. Though, if I’m being...
Hold the Line

Hold the Line

I, like many other people I know, cannot stand talking on the phone. Something quick to relay information--sure. Too long to text? Acceptable. Feeling chatty? Pass. I’ve been like this...
Tips to Avoid Burnout When Working Remotely

Tips to Avoid Burnout When Working Remotely

With so many of us now working remotely for the first time, it is easy to fall into bad habits. How do we keep up productivity, but maintain a healthy...
Run! Get Outside During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Local Running Coach Says Run! Get Outside During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Brenda Hodge is an online running coach from Lancaster, PA. She shares about how the coronavirus social distancing has changed how people are exercising and running. She offers some practical...
Starting a new career during Covid-19

Starting a new career during Covid-19

"Rosie," a recent graduate from Tec Centro's Physician Office Assistant program. (Source: SACA) A mother of two had no sooner graduated from Tec Centro's Physician Office Assistant Program than she...
Eye of the Storm?

Eye of the Storm?

For many of us, we are halfway into a fifth week of working from home. Or as I read somewhere in passing: “At home during a crisis and trying to...
Small Business Opportunities During Coronavirus Shutdown

Looking for Small Business Opportunities During Coronavirus Shutdown

Lancaster County businessman Jason Hurst, President of Integrous Fences and Decks, talks about opportunities for small businesses to provide leadership and growth activities to their employees during the coronavirus shutdown....