Together-ing with Melissa Ressler

The Elderly Population And Covid In Lancaster PA — A Perspective

Melissa Ressler works among the elderly population in Lancaster PA in her roles as Executive Director of Lancaster Downtowners and Residence Manager at Steeple View Lofts. She shares how the...
Living Alone During a Pandemic

Living Alone During a Pandemic

As a therapist, I have had many conversations with people about loneliness. My interest in this was piqued recently due to a confluence of circumstances—the pandemic with its isolation, a...
Some Good News

Some Good News

Need something to make you feel good on a Monday? Maybe some good news in a sea of not-so-good news? Actor John Krasinski has been sharing some good news from...
Deaths in Long-Term Care Homes Traumatize Young Nurses

Deaths in Long-Term Care Homes Traumatize Young Nurses

COUNTY TEAM SKILLED IN TREATING PTSD IS PREPARING TO HELP THEM It’s a health issue brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic that has received little attention so far. But in...
By the People, For the People, Accessible to the People

By the People, For the People, Accessible to the People

So often, it seems as if the government by the people, for the people cannot seem to align itself with the schedule of the people. Be it carving out time...
Commissioners Meet  While Stevie Wonder’s Livestream Provides Inspiration

Commissioners Meet While Stevie Wonder’s Livestream Provides Inspiration

From left, Lancaster County Commissioners Craig Lehman, Josh Parsons and Ray D'Agostino. There could have been much inspiration for constituents who joined the Commissioners' livestream meeting on Wednesday, May 13....
Stress Management: Financial Peace

Stress Management: Financial Peace

Help, my mortgage is due and I don’t know if I can pay it! Does this sound familiar as a result of the Coronavirus? Are you stressed out at night...
In Need of Domestic Violence Services?

In Need of Domestic Violence Services?

If you are the victim of domestic abuse there are many great, local resources available. Most importantly, if you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911...
Together-ing John Spidaliere

Realtor Expects Lancaster PA And Other Small City Real Estate Markets To Boom In Spite Of Covid Recession

Realtor Expects Lancaster PA And Other Small City Real Estate Markets To Boom In Spite Of Covid Recession   John Spidaliere is a realtor and owner of LancLiving Realty​ in...
Bake It ’til We Make It

Bake It ’til We Make It

I, like the rest of you, have probably noticed this peculiar trending phenomenon related to one of my favorite things: comfort food. In particular, baked goods. For whatever reason, since...
The Education Adjustment

The Education Adjustment

Education has become one of the areas most disrupted by COVID-19, besides the health sector and the economy. Coronavirus has shown just how much schools and education foundations provide outside...
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...