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.

The round-up looks a little sparse this week – either the blogosphere has been quiet, or, more likely, I have missed out on some blogs because I had to rush things this wee as I am off to London on Monday for work. Please do leave a link to your latest blog if I have missed it this week.

Cancer just doesn’t affect the person with cancer, it affects our whole family – a point well made by Detrice in her latest blog post.

Margaret shares information on a new way to study cancer drugs.

Jenny prompts us to think about we do to play.

A plea by Catherine to help her support Amnesty International’s  world wide letter writing event on December 10th.

Jen writes about a practical topic – yet one many of us put off – getting our affairs in order.

Elissa shares a very useful list of online cancer/breast cancer resources on her blog.

Susan has an important reminder for us all this week:

If you feel that something is best for YOU, and everyone disagrees with you, DON’T GIVE UP.  It’s your body. You know it better than anyone else. BE YOUR OWN ADVOCATE.  Keep pushing and asking questions.

A poem on scanxiety by Uzma.

An interesting reflection by Rebecca on the stages of health awareness.

A compassionate plea from Anne to truly listen to each other

Let’s talk about how we can create moments–in health care and in society–where we truly listen to the experiences people are having.  When we trust that they are describing the truth of their experience.  And where we choose to offer compassion instead of judgment.

Tric reminds us to be grateful for those true friends in our lives.

Justine reflects on the nature of grief and how to handle it.

Elaine has written an informative article on precision medicine.

Lulu‘s latest post broke my heart to read.

More eclectic musings by Caroline on her blog this week.

Beth and Nic have written their own beautiful tributes to Tami Boehmer.

Nancy shares eight tips for caregivers on her blog this week; while both Sally and Carrie have some tips for those who want to help cancer patients in practical ways.

Finally, our hearts are heavy this weekend as we take in the news of the Paris attacks. Join me in sending prayers and healing thoughts to this situation, which doesn’t affect just Paris, but all of us no matter where we live.


Until next week,

Yours with love

Marie xxx