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...
OUR CEO’s Thoughts on the Racial Pandemic

OUR CEO’s Thoughts on the Racial Pandemic

What happened in Minneapolis to George Floyd, in Louisville to Breonna Taylor, and near Brunswick, Georgia to Ahmaud Arbery has shocked the conscience of many in our nation. The alarm...
Ethan Lown’s Reflections

Ethan Lown’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...
Maintaining Recovery During COVID

Maintaining Recovery During COVID

Many of us know that HALT is an acronym used in recovery (or 12-step programs) to check in with ourselves when we’re starting to have an urge to do something...
Tyler Heiney’s Reflections

Tyler Heiney’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...
Mourning Has Broken

Mourning Has Broken

“Morning Has Broken” is just one of those songs that I catch myself absentmindedly singing. It’s an ear worm of a tune with exquisite lyrics that reveal the beauty of...
Community Now – What is Happening? Why are Communities Burning?

Community Now – What is Happening? Why are Communities Burning?

Its 2020, we are in the middle of a global pandemic, 40 million Americans are out of work and we’ve watched the murder of George Floyd on our televisions, phones...
What Does Caring Look Like?

What Does Caring Look Like?

The springtime weather is so beautiful as I write this post, it’s as if Mother Nature were trying to make up for all the cold days of rain. I get...
Not Quite Purple: Lancaster County Voter Analysis

Not Quite Purple: Lancaster County Voter Analysis

As Lancaster voters vote and eagerly await results from the primary election, a question on most Democrats’ minds is “will this be the year Lancaster goes blue?” In a recent...
Pastoral Reflection on Sunday’s Protest

Pastoral Reflection on Sunday’s Protest

I am quite surprised how quickly word spread. So, I am writing this to ease concerns and to let you know that I am safe and OK. Late Sunday afternoon...