Weekly Round Up: The Finding Beauty Edition

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.

This past week saw the blogosphere in mourning over the loss of Lisa Adams. For some, like Jan it understandably brought personal fears to the surface; for others like Nancy and Eileen it brought to mind our own loved ones lost to us; Lara is unequivocal about the harsh reality of metastatic cancer; and Darryle,  Eileen, Elaine and the Cancer Curmudgeon all take Lisa Adams’s words to heart – find some beauty every day; and

What’s exciting in cancer research right now? What are the most important recent developments? Which stories are worth following as they continue to unfold? Lisa shares the latest research on her blog.

Celebrations in the blogosphere this past week – Kay is celebrating her third cancerversary, Becca her second and Renee her fourth; Jen‘s little boy turns four, and she wishes for many more happy birthdays together; Katy writes a beautiful, heartfelt letter to her daughter as she turns 9; Knot reflects on reaching sixty (check our Susanne‘s lovely blog post for Knot); and Elizabeth and John celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

Elsewhere in the blogosphere….

A lovely post by Jackie on running marathons, friendship and the right shoes.

Barbara writes of the implications of the digital divide.

Nicole shares information on possible fertility hope for younger women with a diagnosis of breast cancer.

I’m loving the photos Yvonne has been sharing on her blog lately.

Stacey  and Emily report back from the YSC Breast Cancer Summit in Houston last week.

Ann is off to Texas for SXSW, the big interactive/film/music festival, where she will be moderating a discussion on Finding a Cure for Breast Cancer – What Needs to Change.

Becky writes of dealing with life post-treatment.

Tami shares some of the lessons she has learned living seven years with stage IV breast cancer.

Chelsey has a kickstarter campaign to make a video of her song for breast cancer.

Rebecca writes about survivor guilt.

Anna’s husband Ian shares his perspective on their recent cancer crisis – Anna’s brain mets diagnosis.

Dawn ponders who she is now that she is dealing with cancer.

Laurie writes of riding the cancer roller-coaster.

Sharon‘s post on cancer’s fall-out is a sobering, essential read.

Christina writes about choosing a wig on the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Blog UK.

Both Rosie and Jo write about cuts in the UK to The Cancer Drugs Fund.

What happens when a nurse becomes a patient? MBCN features Sherri Fillipo’s story on its blog.

Caroline shares her thoughts on the new app launched by Apple for breast cancer patients.

Proving that humor doesn’t always travel – Catherine tries out a joke on Zsolt.

Finally this week, I leave you with a reminder from Justine’s blog, via her guest blogger, Kaeleigh:

Allow yourself to be present and joyful in your life, even when it is painfully hard.

Until next week,

Be kind to one another.

Yours with love

Marie xxx