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.

I was so moved reading Beth‘s latest post about her art. It’s an inspirational post about knowing your own true worth and not giving in to criticism.  As a companion piece, read Philippa‘s wonderful post on nourishing creativity.

Last Sunday was Mother’s Day in the UK and Ireland, and Rosemary shares some thoughts on the day, while Dawn captures the pain of Mother’s Day when you are childless.

Elizabeth continues to share her challenges and breakthroughs with her mindfulness practice.

Lovely post by Detrice on making a house a forever home.

Vickie dives into the numbers behind Komen’s fundraising.

Have you heard of the Patients Included conference manifesto? Whether you are familiar with the concept or not, Carolyn‘s open letter to conferences which include patients on their agenda is a must-read.

Doggy-themed posts from Caroline and Catherine this week.

Sharon shares some good advice on experiencing life, not just existing.

Nancy‘s post on her mother’s death hit home for me.

Exquisitely beautiful post by Audrey reflecting on life, death, illness and healing. As a companion piece, read Liz’s excellent  How Long Have I Got?

Helen has been writing about an unwelcome guest that never leaves – aka lymphedema – and Carrie has written the definitive guide to managing lymphedema on her blog.

Yvonne shares some precious family memories.

Uzma and Jo are coming to terms with their cancer recurrences.

Beth has been experiencing the frustration of exhaustion lately.

A very informative post this week from Terri on areola tattoo after breast reconstruction surgery.

Elaine shares information on a new health start-up designed to sift through medical information on the internet and deliver accurate and reliable information.

Lori has been busy raising the voices of MBC patients.

What’s exciting in cancer research right now? Lisa has the answers.

An invitation from Ann to make mistakes: “Mistakes aren’t failure. They are an essential part of being a healthy, growing human being”.

Becky has been in a bit of a funk lately.

Susan is celebrating a milestone moment with her son.

Margaret is losing her primary care physician – I know how difficult this is when you find a good doctor to have to watch them leave.

Finally this week, I leave you with good reminders from A Lil Earthquake and Justine on the importance of practising self-care.

Until next week,

Yours with love

Marie xxx