Why summer is the best time to focus on your child’s mental health

Published on: June 17, 2019

Summertime is great for many reasons. The kids are out of school. The weather is great. There is more freedom on our time and less extracurricular obligations. It is a great time to get outside, to reconnect with yourself, and to get your child the therapy he/she/they needs.  Therapy tends to be thought of as a school-year thing. Parents see their kids struggle with stress over class assignments and drama with their peers while school is in session. But, often times busy schedules get in the way of scheduling counseling appointments and mental health falls to the bottom of the… Continue Reading This Article

Mindfulness and Movement: Disconnecting Outdoors

man on mountain

Published on: June 3, 2019

I once listened to a podcast about mindfulness running. A frequent music and podcast listener, the thought was a bit foreign to me at the time. I mean, who doesn’t want to escape into a song or a story while doing their workout.  The podcast suggested putting the music away, leaving the earbuds at home, and instead focusing on the movement of your feet, the sound of the birds overhead, the wind hitting the trees, the sun on your face, etc. It stressed the necessity of being focused on the present and not letting your mind wander. It is easy… Continue Reading This Article

A letter to the mom who feels invisible

Published on: May 23, 2019

Being a mom is hard work. It is perhaps the hardest job you will ever have. And, while it is rewarding in some of the biggest ways — smiles, hugs, “I love you’s” and seeing your child’s own individual successes (hardly possible without your backstage efforts) often times it can feel like your efforts go unnoticed.    We get it. Being a mom is demanding. It requires significant amounts of time and energy and emotional stress on your part. It is exhausting and many times feels pretty darn lonely.  After all, you are the one managing life. Keeping tabs on… Continue Reading This Article

Infertility Safe Space

sad woman

Published on: May 8, 2019

Infertility is hard to talk about. It is highly personal, deeply emotional and difficult to share. With Mother’s Day looming on the horizon, social media outlets are beginning to flood with odes to moms, TV commercials and grocery stores are flaunting the holiday front and center. But, what about those suffering from infertility? For them, this holiday is a painful reminder of what they don’t have.   Infertility is not uncommon. One in eight couples in the U.S. will struggle with fertility challenges. It is often unexpected, emotionally-draining, and accompanied by a flood of worries about everything from financial hardship… Continue Reading This Article

Friendships are important for adults, too.


Published on: April 18, 2019

We worry about our kids making and keeping friends, and encourage them to engage with their peers often. But, as adults, we sometimes lose sight of the need to have friends. We get caught up in work and family life and put friendships on the back burner. We find it hard to make and keep friends. Sometimes it feels like finding a friend is comparable to dating, which can be daunting to say the least. Belonging and Purpose Friendship is important, even as an adult. Having a few good friends means extra support, especially during times of crisis. It contributes… Continue Reading This Article

Healthy Sleep Habits Lead to Happier Days

woman sleeping

Published on: April 1, 2019

Good quality and sufficient sleep is crucial to your overall health and wellbeing, yet so many of us disregard the importance of this daily need. We frequently put off sleep to accomplish tasks or have quality time with loved ones when the reality is good sleep helps us be more productive and be the best version of ourselves.  Think about it. When you don’t get enough sleep, how do you feel? It is harder to focus and think clearly about tasks; we are moody and oversensitive to situations that normally wouldn’t be a big deal; we eat more; we gain… Continue Reading This Article

The Joy of Sharing Joy

Joyful Man

Published on: March 17, 2019

You finally met your goal at the gym, got a nice letter from your boss, lost weight, accomplished a personal goal, broke a habit, got a promotion, whatever your good news is don’t be afraid to share it.  We can be so reluctant to share good news. We say it all the time “I don’t want to brag,” “I don’t normally share these types of things,” “this isn’t like me,” etc. Why are we holding back? Why are we so afraid to spread our joy? We bond over the negative. We laugh and cry over ours and others misfortunes while… Continue Reading This Article

Move Forward Opens Eden Road Location

Lobby of Eden Rd

Published on: March 5, 2019

We are excited to announce the opening of our newest office, located at 825 Eden Road, Lancaster, Pa.  Renovated from top to bottom, the 50-year-old building has been turned from dental office to therapy suite. Complete with soundproof walls and doors and beautifully designed and decorated by Lisa Baker of Blue Stone Home Staging and Design, the new space provides a safe and inviting environment for clients. A Calm & Inviting Environment The soft lighting, neutral furnishings, and blue/green colored walls welcome clients into the relaxing and calming space with open arms. The office includes modernized facilities including new bathrooms for… Continue Reading This Article

The Benefits of Slowing Down

Dad and Daughter

Published on: February 25, 2019

We are all busy, it seems. Constantly preoccupied with what’s coming next, planning for the next event, the next big life goal, always trucking along, moving forward. While it is good to plan things out and work on achieving goals, sometimes we need to be reminded to slow down. Our lives are happening right in front of us and many of us are missing it. We are so busy worrying about what is coming next, what we should be doing, that we are missing the moments we are part of currently. Slowing down is a challenge for many of us…. Continue Reading This Article

Love Yourself First

Women Blowing Dandelions

Published on: February 8, 2019

Love yourself. It seems like a simple task, right? I mean you are here in this body and you have all these wonderful things about you, it should be easy to love your whole unique self. But, oh man it can be a struggle. Loving yourself can be hard. We are in a world where our self-esteem is constantly challenged, our self-perception is being taken on at every corner. Whether you are a perfectionist who struggles with always trying to be perfect or someone who struggles with negative self-talk, there are obstacles to be tackled daily.  Before you can truly… Continue Reading This Article