Health

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…

Abbie’s Story: Anything for You

By Shira Lankin Sheps | July 10, 2017

I met Abbie in college, when we were both English Majors together. I remember we took a poetry writing class…

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…

Sandy’s Story: What Does Healthy Look Like?

By Shira Lankin Sheps | March 22, 2017

When I posted the first profile for The Layers Project, Sandy reached out to me feeling frustrated. She shared that…