Weekly Round-Up

girl_with_lassoTime for this week’s round-up of the best of the blogs which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which I’ve wanted to share with you. Remember, if you have written or read a post recently which you would like me to share with readers, then please leave a comment below.

I am starting off this week with news that shocked and dismayed us – the news that Dr Susan Love has been diagnosed with leukemia. Nancy writes in her Pink Underbelly blog:

Her book, Dr Susan Love’s Breast Book, is considered the bible for those with breast cancer. Her focus is on research, not ribbons. The mission statement for her organization is this: “The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation works to eradicate breast cancer and improve the quality of women’s health through innovative research, education, and advocacy.” She mobilized the Army of Women to get women of all ages, races, and stages involved in research.

AnneMarie, who, we know as such a vocal supporter of Dr Love and the Army of Women, describes how the bottom fell out of her world when she read a text message informing her of Dr Love’s diagnosis,  “I was positively destroyed to read those words” she writes.

Over to Nancy’s Point, where she has been celebrating the wedding of her daughter and reflecting on her own and her parent’s wedding. And mother-daughter relationships are also on the agenda on Time To Consider The Lilies. I find the lyrical quality of Yvonne’s writing touches me at a very deep level – perhaps because we share a similar Irish heritage – and this week is no exception.

Lois’ lyrical writing also touches me deeply, and this week she is sharing her poetic reflections on her father in honor of Father’s Day this upcoming weekend.

From lyrical to academic now with Candida’s post analyzing the connection between Twitter and mental health, and her tips for getting the most of the social networking site. I loved this!

Audrey is reflecting on the paradoxes of cancer – and as we know there are quite a few of them!

I really enjoyed reading Jan’s blog this week, where she writes about new friendships, moving on after cancer, being an advocate, public speaking, her loving relationship with her son, and she even has a poll which she would like you to help her with – so please do visit her blog and help her out.

Kathi is continuing to provide good information on reconstruction options on her Accidental Amazon blog, while Jodi has written an insightful post on overtreatment and medicaliazation.

My prize for best blog headline of the week goes to Lori for “Why I’m Not a Banana” which is all about those dreadful memes showing heir silly heads again on Facebook.

I am grateful to Dr Kathleen Hoffman for curating the language of cancer discussion so wonderfully in her latest post Cancer Language: Erasing Reality.

Finally, I leave you with an inspirational quote from Debbie’s blogWhen I read this, I thought of all of you who live the truth of these words every week in the blogosphere:

If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud ~ Emile Zola

Until next week, keep living out loud!

Yours with love

Marie xxx