Blog Archive: May 2013

“I don’t know what I want to do, but I do know that I will never wear a suit to work.” At the time, I wasn’t lying when I made that bold statement to my college advisor. I was a bubbly and vivacious young Manhattanite who was trying to choose among exciting jobs in the fashion, event planning, or maybe even non-profit worlds. I had the passion to work in those industries; all I had to do was choose one.

In the New York Times this week there was a piece on the importance of talking with your parents about their financial affairs. We couldn't agree more.

 

After she experienced the death of someone she loved, New Orleans resident Candy Chang was grieving and thinking about death—and life. Thinking about death, she wrote,

 


Every year on Memorial Day we remember the men and women who have died while serving our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. This year, the New York Times has published an interview and a series of photographs by Luke Sharrett, a freelance photographer whose cousin was killed in Iraq.

The day someone you love is diagnosed with a terminal disease, the sheer terror that takes over will likely cause you to go into shock. After that, figuring out what to do next—how to put one foot in front of the other and carry on—can be just as perplexing, complicated, and traumatic as the news of the diagnosis. That’s why this week I’m sharing my top five things to do the day someone you love is diagnosed with cancer.