Weekly Round Up

girl_with_lassoTime 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.

Over the past four and a half years, since I first started writing this blog, it’s been a real joy to watch as other bloggers took their first steps in the blogosphere and to journey with them as they have grown in confidence  – right to the point of publishing their first book! Nancy Stordahl’s guide to getting past the fear of chemotherapy is already available, and Flo and Susan are newly launching their book.  Meanwhile Debbie is all set to publish her first ebook – You Can Thrive After Treatment and Catherine is in the planning stages of a kickstarter fund to get her book published.

Another thing that gives me a real kick in the blogosphere is getting a glimpse  behind the “cancer world” of my favorite bloggers. This week, it was lovely to see the pictures of Eileen’s gorgeous daughter’s wedding – AND to finally get to see a pic of Eileen herself – what a beautiful lady!

On a sadder note…

Great sadness not just here in Ireland, but world-wide at the news that the Irish poet, Seamus Heaney died on Friday.  Heaney won the Nobel prize in 1995 for “works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth”. For those unfamiliar with the poet’s work, Fiona has shared some videos on her blog and Yvonne, who I think may be the poet’s biggest fan writes a blog in memoria.

Are we prepared for increasing survivorship? This is the question Chris is posing to us this week – and what a great question! The survivorship limbo is also a theme taken up by @cancerfreetob on her blog.

Audrey is writing about volunteering and shares a great quote:

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”- Mohandas Gandhi

Welcome back to The Pink Underbelly – she hasn’t gone away 😉 And a warm welcome back too to Yvonne of Coke Floats and Chemo.

Philippa is in a reflective mood as she reflects back on the three words she chose at the start of the year to guide her.

More celeb spotting and autograph hunting by Sarah.

Finally this week, there have been some thought-provoking posts on body image – More Than My Body from the BRCA Mutation blog, Sexy after Cancer – Damaged Goods or Deeper Beauty from No Boobs About It and Beth Gainer’s Locker Room Talk. 

Which leads me nicely into my quote of the week shared by Renn:


Until next week.

Yours with love

Marie xxx