A Little Light Monday Reading

By: Lauren Thaler  |  Date: April 1st, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Comments: Say Something »

Check out my latest  blog posts on Everplans about milestones, my wedding, an identity crisis and–yes, you guessed it–cancer. When have I ever presented you with “light” reading on here?

The Identity Crisis of a Patient

After my mom’s cancer diagnosis, lots of things changed: schedules, diets, and priorities, to name a few. But one of the most difficult things to get used to was the identity crisis that ensued. Because when my mom was diagnosed with cancer, she was quickly stripped of her sense of self. Read more


Milestones: My Loss Does Not Define My Gains

I feel the sting of my mother’s absence most acutely at the milestones. In some ways, the milestones, no matter how many years separate them from her death in 2010, make me feel like I’ve just lost her. But in other ways, the milestones that I’ve experienced without my mother bring a new richness, too—just because my mother is gone doesn’t mean that a joyous milestone must be tragic. Read more

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