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.

As someone who loves reading, I could identify with Beth’s sadness that her daughter didn’t share her Mom’s love of books – but this story has a happy ending which Beth shares on her blog this week.

A well-thought out and expressed argument against “pink-shopping” on Nancy‘s blog;  Debbie  continues the argument against pink-washing on her blog and Knot unequivocally asks the question, but where’s the cure?

An important post by Anne Marie on why we have to speak loud and clear for our treatment preferences to be heard.

Chris asks the question do we need more inclusion and diversity within cancer support?

Information on casting for recovery on the Medivizor blog.

Many of my blogger friends find a renewed or newly discovered love of writing through their blogs, and if this sounds like you, you will find Tric‘s latest blog of interest.

As we approach Halloween, Tom has written about how this time triggers painful associations for him.

My friend Gai shares why she is so passionate about teaching and sharing her advice on empowered living.

Cancer can make you crazy, so says Eileen this week, and I am inclined to agree with her.

A thought-provoking question from Justine – are you reacting rather than responding to your life?

Anna‘s poem This Time It’s Different really touched me this week.

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance released the results of its Changing the Landscape for People Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer report and you can read more on this on the MBCN blog.

A post on Neoadjuvant therapy on the Hen BackTalk blog.

Rebecca shares Laura’s story of what it’s like to be a younger woman with a diagnosis of breast cancer

Elizabeth has taken off on a trip this week, and shares some of the highlights with us on her blog.

A post on daring to bare on Helen‘s blog.

Barbara shares information on breast prostheses.

Renee  and Kylie share a glimpse into their world with Stage IV breast cancer and the tiredness that brings.

Scans are a regular feature of Tami‘s life and this week she shares her way of coping with scanxiety.

The Pink Underbelly raises a glass to the finer things in life this week.

The sights, sounds, tastes and memories associated with cancer remain long after treatment ends, as Uzma‘s latest post illustrates so well.

Did you know that women with disabilities often face huge barriers when it comes to breast cancer screening? Read Laurie‘s blog to find out more.

The importance of survivorship care plans is an essential read on both the LBBC and  Teresa‘s blog.

Teri asks if you are ready for a new adventure in your life? If so, why not check out the exciting opportunity she offers to volunteer in India.

I love the idea of Freedom Friday – check out Yvonne‘s blog to learn what it’s about.

An informative post on the BDC blog on counselling help through cancer and counsellor Stacey Fuller has information on how common cognitive distortions impact depression on her blog.

A reminder from Caroline that men get breast cancer too.

Jackie is celebrating some progress as her hair starts to grow back after chemo and speaking of hair growth, check out Nicole‘s advice.  I hope that Lisa can draw some comfort from those of us who have been there already, as she experiences the beginnings of losing her hair.

Finally this week, I leave you with a quote from Audrey to take you through another week:

In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take

So until we meet here again next week, tell me what will you dare to risk?

Yours with love

Marie xxx