2020 has been quite a year. From shut downs to permanent changes in school and work for months on end it has us looking at life differently. Holidays and traditions changed at the blink of an eye. Those kinds...
Hands up if you, too, fell victim to the Quarantine 15! Not sure what I’m talking about? It’s the little catchphrase coined after the Freshman 15 that makes gaining weight in a short amount of time sound fun and...
Every 15 minutes, a baby in the U.S. is born with symptoms of opioid addiction.* Every 15 minutes. That isn’t a problem. That’s an epidemic. And at Allegheny Health Network (AHN), we’re working around the clock to change that. Through the AHN...
I haven't written in a few months.  Its hard to even focus long enough for this short piece.  I was on a roll feeling good and then Covid-19 changed everything. I am lucky because I can still work from...
May is Maternal Mental Health Month — giving us all an opportunity to pause and reflect on the mental and emotional health of moms and moms-to-be. At Allegheny Health Network, we are devoted to caring for women — all of...
  It's really amazing how things can change your life so drastically, especially when you least expect it.  The year was 2011. I was working at a restaurant at the time, and was fairly young and vibrant. I had a...
I don’t know about you, but in the past five weeks or so my anxiety has been running pretty high. Between all the unknowns, the rising infection and death tolls, the kids being home all the time while I’m...
My how fast things change, one day we’re doing the Monday - Friday shuffle between work and school. Now, many of us are homeschooling and home from work due to the quarantine from COVID19. While this huge shift in...
The next few weeks are going to test many of us for many reasons; but I hope what I'm about to share can be remembered far past this pandemic period. The idea of being home for days/weeks (or possibly)...
Studies have shown that 75% of women are stressed. 3 out of 4 women. That is a huge number considering women are often the caregivers and leading roles of many households. Imagine how many lives are affected by women...