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 the Thanksgiving Holiday is on the horizon Nancy reflects on the complexities of gratitude and Jean has advice on how to get through the Holidays when you are in active treatment.

Helen reminds us to focus on what we can do in our lives, not what we can’t – a theme shared by Dawn too:

When ill health gate crashed my life and death stood at the end of my hospital bed I realised I wanted to live whatever the cost. As I recovered I swore I would make the most of what I was given.

One of the joys of reading Jen’s blog is to witness the strong bond of love between her and her precious little boy, Quinn. Jen’s latest post brought a catch in my throat as I read it this week.

I also teared up reading Catherine‘s story of a precious gift irretrievably lost.

In honor of Family Caregivers Month, Ann‘s husband writes about the experience of being a caregiver.

Join me in sending warm birthday wishes to Lisa.

Rebecca learns something valuable from a recent encounter with a nurse.

Vicky‘s post on talking about death with her young son was heart-rending.

Miranda celebrates finishing her cancer treatment but she is mindful that while this is the end of a chapter, the book remains open.

Becky cautions us to be careful when we hear statistics.

Brilliant post by Eileen writing about what she calls the Eat Pray Love Survivor.

Companion diagnostics is something new to me – Elaine explains all about it in her latest Forbes article.

Have you come across a labyrinth walk? I’ve done a few in Ireland – so it was interesting to read more about it on the Breast Cancer Yoga site.

Jenn McRobbie publishes an open letter to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer on the YSC blog.

Flo has some delicious suggestions for healthy breakfast treats.

Caroline is practising good self-care.

Tracy shares her thoughts on the Paris atrocity.

Delightful to feast on the images in words and pictures in Philippa‘s latest blog.

I was very moved by Katy’s post after a month’s absence in the blogosphere. She touches on issues of pain and suffering both global and closer to home. A highly recommended read.

Elizabeth‘s persistence and patience pays off this week in her pottery class – and she leaves us with a life lesson to reflect on.

Finally this week, I leave you with an image to reflect on courtesy of Renn

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Until next week,

Yours with love

Marie xxx