Women’s Issues

How to Live a Simpler Life in Pennsylvania 

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Published on: July 13, 2021

Burnout has become a way of life in our society. We are constantly feeling stressed, bogged down, and overwhelmed. We are forgetful, plagued with anxiety over all the things, and struggling to be happy. What if you could live a simpler life in Pennsylvania?  Changing your life to be more simple can have several health benefits — reduced anxiety, slower aging, and stronger immunity (the less stressed we are the better our immune systems are). But, it can be difficult to get off the “hamster wheel,” as some would say, and get on with an easier existence.  Here are some tips… Continue Reading This Article

Mom, You Don’t Need to Be a Superhero

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Published on: April 20, 2021

Mom, you are killing yourself trying to be everything to everyone.  You feel like you have to be the master of all your roles. Oh, the roles. There are so many of them: cook, chauffeur, nurse, teacher, authoritarian, maid, personal shopper, talent manager, dream catcher, cruise director, and on and on and on. Well, I am here to tell you otherwise. You don’t need to be the master of all your roles. You don’t need to be a superhero. In fact, being Supermom is impossible. There is no such thing and trying to be one is only going to hurt… Continue Reading This Article

An Open Letter To The Friends and Family of a Woman with Postpartum Depression

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Published on: February 12, 2021

Dear partners, friends, and family of a woman with postpartum depression: I know these times are confusing and scary but they will get better.  You are navigating life with a new baby. You are in the midst of sleepless nights, rigorous feeding schedules, and extreme joy as you soak up your little miracle. But the woman who gave birth to this bundle of joy is off, something isn’t right. You look at that woman you thought you knew so well, but suddenly you don’t recognize, and you might be feeling scared. She might be crying a lot, treating you differently… Continue Reading This Article

9 Things Women Who’ve Found Peace Believe

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Published on: February 3, 2021

These days it can feel like we, as women, are pulled in a million different directions at once — caregiver, housekeeper, cook, school teacher, taxi driver, house manager, career, etc. It is no surprise that we often feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and anxious. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There is a way to find peace in your life—it all comes down to your perception and the way you approach the day-to-day.  At Move Forward we have compiled a list of things women who have found internal peace believe. These are rules they follow in their lives to limit… Continue Reading This Article

Finding Help for the Depressed Mom

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Published on: September 14, 2020

You are mom, dishwasher, cook, maid, taxi driver, school teacher, nurse, superhero, and you are struggling. Being a mom is hard enough, add depression to the mix and it can feel impossible. The good news is you don’t have to do this all alone. There is help for the depressed mom. No matter where you live in Pennsylvania (York, Gettysburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia, to name a few), online counseling services are available from the comfort of your home. In addition to online therapy, what else can a depressed mom and those who support her do? Remember You Are Not Alone Being depressed is… Continue Reading This Article

How Online Therapy Can Help New Moms

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Published on: August 18, 2020

Becoming a mom is exciting and beautiful but it is also full of changes, stress, and sleepless nights. Add to those stressors the isolation and fear that comes from living during a global pandemic, COVID-19, new moms are likely suffering now more than ever. There is a solution–online therapy can help new moms.  With as many as one in five new moms struggling with Postpartum Depression and/or Anxiety, it is crucial that all parents have access to the help they need. Online therapy can be a helpful tool to connect moms to licensed mental health professionals. 1.) Online Therapy is… Continue Reading This Article

Pregnancy & Covid-19: Taking Care of Your Mental Health

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Published on: June 16, 2020

Pregnancy can stir up a lot of emotions, to begin with, and now amid the Covid-19 pandemic, there are even more concerns. Will my baby or myself get sick? Will we be ok? Is it safe to be in a hospital? Will my partner be able to be in the delivery room? What will it be like quarantined with a newborn?    Mental health is so important, especially when pregnant and beyond. And, changes in hormones don’t make it any easier to cope. What can you do to take care of yourself and your baby during these trying times?  Be… Continue Reading This Article

Perinatal Loss: A Personal Journey

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Published on: July 1, 2019

Perinatal loss can refer to miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of a child shortly after the birthing process. It is understandably devastating, heart-breaking, and soul-crushing.  It can be difficult to talk about and accept. You might feel all alone and completely distraught. However your grief shows itself, it is a personal journey. Your grief might not look the same as a spouse’s or family members. It might not look the same as another person who has also suffered perinatal loss.  Waves of Grief Grief comes and goes in waves. There are days that feel normal, like they used to feel,… Continue Reading This Article

Friendships are important for adults, too.

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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

Love Yourself First

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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