Weekly Round Up


Time 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.

December already! So what’s been happening in the blogosphere this week?

The post-election fall out is still being felt – see Wendi‘s latest post, read Lisa on how the new regmine may affect health care policy and Elaine‘s considered opinion on the same topic.  Finally read Katie‘s thoughtful post Freedom, You Are Arriving.

Great blog by Rosemary on cancer’s impact on partners and families.

Interesting question posted by Julia What If Life Were Meant to be Easy?

Want a glimpse into life down under? Check out Helen‘s rolling adventures this week.

Beautiful post on Chris‘s blog on finding the right words.

As someone who suffers agonies of embarrassment on a regular basis due to my self-conscious nature, I adored reading Elizabeth‘s latest post. As always with Elizabeth’s writing, there is a profound take-home message. As a companion piece read Kate‘s latest post on loving our bodies.

We’ve all had them – those dreadful cookie-cutter pitches to promote something in our blog. They drive me around the bend when it’s so obvious the person sendind the pitch has never even looked at my blog’s themes – and I fully agree with Tric‘s rant on the topic this week.

Wonderful news as Beth Caldwell’s access to her cancer drug is restored.. but the fight goes on.

Read Yvonne‘s gorgeous post-script to Thanksgiving.

A poignant post by Rebecca on feeling the aftermath of cancer in our lives.  See also Carrie‘s Life After Breast Cancer – The Other Side of Pink.

It’s a new hair day for Becky.

JoAnn reflects back on five years since she received her breast cancer diagnosis.

” Anniversaries are for remembering and celebrating” writes Terri as she looks back on her two-year post DIEP anniversary.

An important reminder from Caroline to not just learn how to manage our expectations regarding our abilities, but also how to manage other people’s expectations of you.

Nancy reviews Beth’s book Calling The Shots this week but there’s also sad news as Beth takes her leave of a faithful companion.

Finally this week there is so much to absorb in Catherine‘s latest post I can’t possibly do it justice in a few lines here. On the surface it’s about a weekend spent with her father visiting family, but really it’s about friendship, family, legacy and above all love. Catherine is the most wonderful storyteller and this is a beautiful story.  Read it and reflect deeply on your own family, legacy and love.


Until next week,

Yours with much love

Marie xxx