Self-Care

Choosing Love

By Cheryl Nayowitz | August 24, 2021

As much as I loved love and dished it out generously to others, I fed myself fear. This ingestion was…

Whole, Body & Soul

By Rivka Mazal Tauber | August 15, 2021

I remember being eight years old and getting on a scale.  I was offered $1 for every pound I would…

The Next Chapter

By Shira Lankin Sheps | August 8, 2021

It’s funny how sometimes we end up creating for others what we need the most. The Layers Project was born…

Coming Back to First Position: Learning to Love My Body Again

By Anonymous | February 21, 2021

Her body moves gracefully across the room, small ballet slippers dotting the floor with lightness and strength. Her arms are…

Stopping to Surrender

By Anonymous | November 15, 2020

It’s so hard for me to be far away from him, not to be able to hold him through this,…

Enough, For Now

By Shira Lankin Sheps | July 14, 2020

I’ve been trying to make sense of the time period that we are living in right now.  We have been…

The Night I Took Myself Out On A Date

By Meira Lerner | January 8, 2020

I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for the past year. The first few months were due to a high-risk pregnancy placing…

Coming Back to the Mikveh

By Daniella Hellerstein | May 31, 2019

When my husband and I felt our family was complete, I chose a birth control that would accommodate that decision.…

Making it to the Mikveh– With Breast Cancer

By Avigail Rock | May 29, 2019

Published on The Layers Project Magazine in partnership with The Eden Center. A few months after giving birth to my…

The Failings of Solely Focusing on Beauty

By Shira Lankin Sheps | March 20, 2019

As women, we know that we need to take care of ourselves. We should eat nutritious food, dress in a…

Filtering Reality: Instagram and the Megillah

By Shira Lankin Sheps | March 17, 2019

“I think often about the millions of Instagram accounts where their entire personal brand revolves around snapshots of pretty moments.…

Coming Full Circle

By Tova Lahasky | March 10, 2019

Facebook is all about celebration. We see each other’s seemingly perfect lives. The pictures of birthdays, Broadway musicals, picnics, weddings,…