Weekly Round Up
Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts 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. Don’t forget if you have written a post which you would like readers to see, just leave a comment below.
“Breast cancer is not cute. Breast cancer kills people. ” The Telling Knots blog has been passionately railing against “the trivialization and sexualization of breast cancer” – a topic close to many of our hearts and pens. Similar themes are cogently taken up by both Elizabeth in her wonderfully titled blog My Eyes Are Up Here, and in the Cancer In My Thirties blog.
With so many strongly held beliefs in the blogosphere we inevitably come up against those who don’t agree with our point of view. So how do you deal with criticism online? That’s the thoughtful subject of Julia’s blog post on Dealing With Bad Reviews.
Anne Marie‘s committed activism has jumped up a notch with her admission to the scientific board of Consano – a newly established platform that enables you to donate any amount (small or large!) directly to a medical research project that matters to you. It’s an innovative and important crowd-funding initiative and I am excited to see Anne Marie on board.
Philippa is planning a trip – one that will encompass “rest, healing, recovery, discovery and revitalisation”. She writes so lyrically of her plans that reading her latest post transported me to another world.
Laura has entered the world of online dating after breast cancer, and has opted for the brutally honest approach. Read how prospective suitors responded in her latest Huffington Post article.
Elsewhere in the blogosphere…
Nancy is lifting the lid on The Dark Side Of Aromatase Inhibitors.
Beth and Ari are mourning the death of their cat Chester.
The Pink Underbelly has moved into a new home.
Victoria has some sage advice on what really matters in life.
Elaine is considering undergoing genetic testing.
Audrey has been reflecting on the legacy of the NHS in the UK as it turns 65.
Eileen has a great Rumi quote on our wounds.
Yvonne has been celebrating Independence Day.
Catherine has been celebrating her birthday while still in limbo over her latest test results. Our loving thoughts are with you Catherine.
Thoughts also go out to the wonderful Scorchy who has been struggling with pain recently, but still managing to knit and bitch through it all 😉
Finally this week, you know one of my favourite things about writing our blogs is when we make a soul connection with another blogger. I love the story of how Flo of The Perks of Cancer and Susan of The Savvy Sister blogs hit it off in the blogosphere – and I have my own happy story this week of meeting with another Susan – Susan Zager of Advocates For Breast Cancer. Here we are in the beautiful surroundings of Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel.
Until next week.
Yours with love
Thanks again for your weekly round up. What a great photo of you and Susan! The Internet is an amazing tool, bringing people together from opposite ends of the world who may not have met otherwise!
You and Susan are looking wonderful!! Thanks for this round up, and mention of my post. I’m rather looking forward to Philippa’s post after she returns from vacation so I can vicariously get transported there as well. Goodness knows a vacation (even in the written form) is good for the soul! ~Catherine
Thank you for including my post in your weekly round up, Marie. You are connected to so many wonderful bloggers – I could spend all day every day reading their blogs, instead of getting on with my own!
I loved Laura’s article, in particular – such bravery and such honesty.
And I agree with the previous comments – it’s a lovely photo of the two of you.
Love the round up and appreciate all of the work you do for putting it together. Thanks so much for including my post this week.
Great to see you both in person. Thanks so much for including my blog. Love from Audrey
Thank you Marie, for such a comprehensive round up which encompasses such variety in the blogosphere. I love meeting new folks on the Round Up and feeling part of such a close, supportive and respectful group. And not to mention feisty!
And thanks for mentioning the gecko – I am SO looking forward to, and needing this upcoming break…. just have to keep afloat for 12 more days….
Thanks a million for the fabulous round-up and sweet photo. What a dear friend you are to us all! xo
It’s a special day when you make it into Marie’s weekly round up! Thanks!
Marie, thank you so much for including our meeting together in Ireland in the weekly round up. You are such a dear friend to so many of us and you have such an incredible gift of being able to unite so many of us together in your super stylish weekly round up.
I am also thrilled that by meeting you your friendship is extra special to me. You make the round up look so easy, yet there is so many rich pieces and combinations of people and ideas. I love finding the gems that I missed.
I hope Catherine knows how much we are all hoping and praying for a good outcome. I also was so glad Julia touched on criticism with posts. For Phillippa I suspect that when I am home she will be on her journey to her vacation. Laura really had me laughing about online dating. I love what AnneMarie is up to. I know that Scorchy is dealing with a hard time for the pain. Beth’s story about Chester was very touching.
There’s so much more with Susan, Flo, Eileen, Audrey, The Pink Underbelly, Nancy, Yvonne, and Victoria. It is such a gift that I met you and will have the chance for some more time today. You really are amazing! Hugs and xoxo – Susan
Thanks again for including me, Marie, and keep up the good work! It was lovely to see the pic of you and Susan. xx
Thanks, Marie, for putting together yet another round-up and for including my aromatase inhibitors part 1 post. I appreciate it very much. I love the photo of you and Susan. It warms my heart whenever any of us get together. It’s almost like we’re all there…
Thank you for another wonderful round up, and thanks very much for including my blog! Love the photo! 🙂
As always, a wonderful round up! Sending big love your way and daydreaming about a time when we’ll be on the same side of the ocean again. It’s so wonderful to see you and Susan together. Hugs. T xo
Marie, thank you for continuing to work so hard and diligently on these round-ups. I so appreciate it. And I appreciate your including my post. The photo of you and Susan together is awesome. What a great meet-up!
Another great round up, Marie, and thanks so much for including me. As of Sunday morning my house is still a mess but the garden is spotless. 🙂
Another great roundup, Marie. Thanks so much for including my blog! And sorry for the late thanks — I’ve been out of the loop lately.
Hope you are well xx