Health

When G-d Says No: Coping with Miscarriage

By Emily Wind | July 11, 2018

When we found out I was pregnant, we were overjoyed. We couldn’t wait to share the news. In line with…

Say it Out Loud: Struggling with Childhood Speech Apraxia

By Golda Hutchison | July 9, 2018

The first few moments of my life were nearly my last. While my mother was in labor, my heart rate…

The Complicated Feelings of Saying Goodbye

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 18, 2018

Since our lift left a few weeks ago, we have very little furniture left in our apartment. A few beds…

Naima’s Story: Resilience Through Mental Health

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 11, 2018

(1/5) “Sinking Deep” “The prologue to my story takes place seven years ago when I was diagnosed with an anxiety…

Motherhood Is A Handful — Make Sure Your Hands Are Up To the Task

By Allison Cohen | March 14, 2018

Can you imagine being reluctant to hold your new baby because every time you try a sharp pain shoots through…

Donna’s Story: BRCA Diagnosis, A Hidden Blessing

By Shira Lankin Sheps | February 25, 2018

This profile is sponsored in partnership with Sharsheret. Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young Jewish women and their…

Is the Jewish Community Ready to Confront its Cancer Risk?

By Chani Wiesman | February 20, 2018

When her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, Sarah was too young to understand. Now, at age 32, she’s already…

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…

Genetic Mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2: To Test Or Not To Test?

By Naomi Kornhauser | February 17, 2018

When we discuss testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2, it means that a blood sample will be collected to test if…

Living Mindfully In A Chaotic World

By Esther Goldstein | December 26, 2017

Have you ever experienced the kind of morning where you wake up to upsetting news and find it difficult to…

How To Stay Safe This Chanukah

By Aaryn Rubin | December 14, 2017

I founded Safety Awareness Day, an event created after a tragic fire in the Jewish community. We educate the public…

Shira’s Story: The Birth of The Layers Project

By Shira Lankin Sheps | December 5, 2017

Photographed by Sara J Dsign (1/6) “It’s hard to believe it’s only been two years. Sometimes it seems like those…