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Cultivating Gratitude for Thanksgiving

Cultivating Gratitude for Thanksgiving

Did you know nearly 96% of Americans celebrate Thanksgiving? Even though one of the main objectives of this holiday is to build in time for expressing gratitude, the rush of preparing for food and travel might make feeling grateful challenging. Studies have shown that...

Holiday Shopping on a Budget

Holiday Shopping on a Budget

Holiday shopping sprees can often soar into the thousands of dollars, which leave many paying for gifts well into the New Year. You do not have to break the bank for a successful holiday shopping experience, but you do need to plan ahead. Before you even start...

Prediabetes & Preconception

Prediabetes & Preconception

by Ariana Pichardo-Lowden, M.D. A healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby are the goals of every pregnant woman.  Recognizing the risk for developing diabetes during pregnancy before conception is important and can help women take important measures to preserve...

Prediabetes Awareness and Prevention

Prediabetes Awareness and Prevention

by Ariana Pichardo-Lowden, M.D. Did you know that approximately 1 in 3 adults in the United States have prediabetes, but only about 20% of them are aware of their condition? (1) You can learn about your own risk for prediabetes and act to prevent its progression to...

Optimizing Your Sleep Environment

Optimizing Your Sleep Environment

Lack of good quality sleep impacts every part of life: It affects your mood, energy and physical health. While perfecting your sleep habits may not happen overnight, you can take steps towards improving your rest by creating the right environment. Choose the right...

Fall Self-Care

Fall Self-Care

Fall is here, so it’s time to welcome crisp, cool air and pumpkin pies. Although fall can sometimes be stressful, it is also a season of transition. It allows you to appreciate the value of change and to be thankful for what you have.  Much like the rest of the...

Setting Healthy Boundaries

Setting Healthy Boundaries

Growing and maintaining strong and healthy relationships stems from setting solid boundaries and building trust with the people around you. Adhering to someone else's boundaries shows them you value their word and therefore builds trust. Setting your own boundaries is...

Limiting Social Media Use

Limiting Social Media Use

Social media can help you connect with others by providing a space to keep up with loved ones and communities. However, social media isn't always helpful. In fact, Helpguide.org reports that using social media platforms too much can increase your risk for depression,...

Routine maintenance: Everyday healing for helpers

Routine maintenance: Everyday healing for helpers

Written by: Kelly Fuddy, Staff Support Chaplain When she first started working as a health care chaplain, Kelly Fuddy, chaplain at Hershey Medical Center, was full of joy and optimism about her work. People would say, “I don’t know how you do it”, and she’d feel very...