New Blog Posts on HuffPo

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

I recently started blogging for The Huffington Post. If you’re interested, you can check out my first two articles, A Caregiver’s Identity Crisis and Regrets From the Last Days With My Mother, published in July. Please find the links below. Hope all is well, and thanks for reading.

A Caregiver’s Identity Crisis


Regrets From the Last Days With My Mother


By: Lauren Thaler  |  Date: May 10th, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Comments: Say Something »

In honor of Mother’s Day, I would like to share a tribute to my mother that I read in front of friends and family 3 ½ years ago at her funeral. I sat down to write this eulogy a couple weeks before my mother died. I was in a rocking chair next to her bed, keeping her company as she dozed. Initially, I thought this would be the hardest thing I would ever write. Read full post here.

The Goodness in People Will Always Beat the Darkness in One

By: Lauren Thaler  |  Date: April 18th, 2013  |  Category: Death Defying Acts, News  |  Comments: Say Something »

Check out the Everplans blog today for my lastest post on this week’s tragedy in Boston. “I graduated from business school four months after my mother died. Shortly before graduation weekend, an out-of-town friend called me and said that she wanted to come to my graduation. She insisted that I not feel pressured to include her in any pre-planned activities; she just wanted to be there, watch me graduate, and give me a hug afterward. She never directly said that she wanted to come because of my mother’s death or because she wanted to support me during a weekend punctuated by proud parents and family revelry. But her message was loud and clear.” Read the full post here