Goal setting

This Mindset Shift Could Help You Feel More Peace

Published on: October 7, 2020

We all have different internal struggles that cause us stress and anxiety, making it difficult to find peace. Maybe it is worrying about self-image—our weight, the clothes we wear, our hair color, etc. Maybe it is concern over what others are thinking—did I say the wrong thing? Did I make that person mad? Or, maybe it is a burning desire for something “bigger” in life—career success, family, home, etc.  Don’t get me wrong, wanting things in life is a good source of motivation to make positive changes. But, when we are constantly wishing for something different, it is hard to… Continue Reading This Article

New Years Resolutions for Your Mental Health

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Published on: January 2, 2018

It is almost the start of the new year and time to start thinking about what improvements you might want to make in your life. Before you make the same — lose 10 pounds, eat healthier, get organized — resolution, maybe you should think about focusing on your mental health. A happy you is a healthier you, and it will help everything else fall into place.   The Year of You If you need some help coming up with a good resolution for your mental health, here are a few you might consider: 1.) Take action for your mental health… Continue Reading This Article

Move Forward Counseling Announces New Location and Counselor

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Published on: November 24, 2017

Big changes are happening over here! Move Forward Counseling, LLC is excited to announce some new additions to our practice. New Office To help with demand and further accommodate clients, we have decided to open a second location at the State & Main building in East Petersburg. The office will still have the same warmth and boutique-feel of our Salunga office. The new office is located at: 1987 State Street, East Petersburg, PA 17520. Many people know this as the old “Hadyn Zugs” building, which was renovated in 2016 and turned into office space. The building has been updated, but… Continue Reading This Article

Don’t Let the Food Win: Tips to kick emotional eating during the holidays

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Published on: November 12, 2017

The holiday season can be great—it can be full of happy moments, celebrating, love, and cherished family time. But, it can also bring rise to unpleasant feelings of loss, regret, depression, or being overwhelmed. If you are an emotional eater the holiday season can be a big trigger especially with the abundance of savory and sweet options. Emotional eaters turn to food to numb their feelings—and many times without even realizing it they find themselves mindlessly nibbling during moments of stress. The problem tends to be exaggerated during this season when food is plentiful, and options might be different from… Continue Reading This Article

Getting Motivated: Tips to get you started

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Published on: November 2, 2017

Counselors hear it all the time — “I want to make changes, but I am not motivated.” In order to improve your life and your mental health, you need to put in the effort. A little work can go a long way to a happier, healthier you. Making the change So how do you get motivated to take charge, to make the change? Here are some tips to get you started: 1. Educate yourself on the human brain: The same way the brain produces adrenaline when faced with trouble, it also releases happy hormones like serotonin and dopamine. These hormones… Continue Reading This Article

Pregnancy Loss: Starting the Conversation

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Published on: October 9, 2017

It happens a lot, more often than most know because it is rarely talked about — miscarriage. The statistic is staggering: 1 in 4 confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage, and some experts estimate as many as 40 percent of all conceptions end in a loss. It happened to Mary (*fictional client). It was a just a few weeks after conception, and she had commenced daydreaming about her beautiful baby and the size he/she had grown in her belly. She had fallen in love, and then the dreaded happened. She woke up and felt different and the doctor was unable to… Continue Reading This Article

The All-Important Family Dinner

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Published on: September 21, 2017

Life is hectic. Between shuffling the kids from extracurricular activities, getting your work done, and taking care of life’s many chores it is easy to let family dinner time fall by the wayside — but that is exactly why it is so important.   In fact, research shows family dinners are among the most important things you can do as a family. Children who eat family dinners do better in school, eat healthier, and make better life choices; and parents who have family dinners report lower levels of stress, according to a study by the National Center on Addiction and… Continue Reading This Article

School Days Are Beginning, Start Healthy

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Published on: August 2, 2017

It is almost time for back to school. Whether you are a college student going away for the first time or a middle schooler getting ready to enter high school — change can be hard. Really hard.   Lets be honest there are a lot of ways to look at back to school — you could look at the parents and the stress (or relief) they experience sending their children off, or you could look at the child/teen/young adult and some of the things that might be going through their always-moving brains. For the sake of this blog post we… Continue Reading This Article

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Therapy

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Published on: January 12, 2017

I met a friend for coffee yesterday who told me the story about how counseling literally changed her life. Many years ago, she was going through a divorce and had two little kids at home. She was struggling in all aspects of her life so she went to counseling. She told me at first she thought the counselor was going to “give her all the answers,” but she quickly realized therapy is a journey where you have to find your own answers. She reflects back on that time and is so grateful that she was willing to go through the… Continue Reading This Article

This Year, Make a New Year’s Mantra Instead of a Resolution

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Published on: January 2, 2017

It is a New Year and time to make some positive life changes, or as we call them – New Year’s resolutions. This year we urge you to take a different approach to the resolution. Rather than strive for a physical goal put your brain to work by coming up with a New Year’s mantra. A mantra, if you are unfamiliar with the term, comes from “man” meaning mind and “tra” meaning “instrument” – a mantra is an “instrument of the mind.” (Source: Huffington Post) It is a personal slogan or motto that is said repeatedly. By changing the way… Continue Reading This Article