Loss

Learning From Caregiving

By Rona Novick | March 22, 2018

Some of us may be born with caregiving DNA or have it wired into our temperament. Caregiving is certainly shaped…

Lost and Found: Creating Community Around Infertility and Pregnancy Loss

By Aimee Baron | March 21, 2018

Not long ago, I was sitting at a coffee house, nursing my latte, as I waited for a client.  A…

Sisters: Sharing Loss, BRCA Fears, and the Future

By Shira Lankin Sheps | February 21, 2018

LPM: Tell us about your mom. Adina: My mom was a beacon of beauty both inside and out. She had…

Filled with Emptiness: Grieving After a Mastectomy or Hysterectomy

By Dvora Entin | February 19, 2018

This essay is based on the collective experiences of women I have counseled over the years. Dear Sister, You cannot…

My Mother Died From Breast Cancer, But I Refuse To Live In Fear

By Rachel Kravetz | February 18, 2018

Cancer is a scary word. Everyone knows of someone who has died of cancer. Cancer conjures up terrifying images of…

Mila’s Story: You Can Never Erase Them

By Shira Lankin Sheps | February 4, 2018

Introduction When our team at The Layers Project Magazine decided to feature a Holocaust survivor in a special edition profile,…

Sivan’s Story: Taking My Own Direction

By Shira Lankin Sheps | January 29, 2018

(1/5) “Every Moment Counts More Than You Realize” “I made my first movie when I was 15, on a small…

Taking a Leap of Faith: Our Move to Atlanta

By Gila Daman | January 16, 2018

Last summer, I left my secure job, my family and my friends to move to Atlanta with my husband. I…

Aaryn’s Story: My Rose Among Thorns

By Shira Lankin Sheps | July 24, 2017

This profile was sponsored by Westchester Fertility. When we were in college together at Stern College at Yeshiva University, I learned…

Brooke’s Story: Love Beyond Loss

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 26, 2017

I first met with Brooke when she was with her young daughter at a new rehabilitation center, and having grown…