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.

Although I try to avoid bringing politics into this blog, many of you have written so movingly about recent events in the US, that  I couldn’t but acknowledge your powerful writing this week. In a compelling post, Elizabeth looks beyond how her own diseases have threatened the integrity, the wholeness of her body, to the threat to integrity in her country. Yvonne writes about her first experience of racism when she came to America and Britt shares her friend Steve‘s thoughts on dealing with hatred and bigotry online.

Lisa DeFerrari, Rebecca, Carrie, and Eileen take up Nancy’s summer blogging challenge this week.

Caroline shares her thoughts on chemo-brain this week.

“The sweet days of summer are winding down, which can only mean one thing in the breast cancer world – breast cancer awareness month is almost here”, writes Grace annoucing her campaign to help you become your own pink ribbon investigator.

Connie anticipates her upcoming pilgrammage to Iona, Scotland.

Catherine reflects back on her six-month blogoversary.

Terri shares her experience with the Livestrong program as a breast cancer survivor and to increase exercise after DIEP flap breast reconstruction.

Felicity gets a new special tatoo.

Stephanie shares her thoughts on the importance of metaphors in healing.

Amy discusses how The Bold Type TV series handled “The Breast Issue” episode.

Alice writes a list of the things she wishes people knew about surviving breast cancer.

Huge congratulations to Maureen on her recent successful fundraising efforts.

As someone diagnosed with breast cancer in my early thirties, I found Becky’s latest post about normalizing breast cancer in young women, very interesting.

Beth writes a poignant reflection on body image post breast cancer.

In The Underbelly,  Melissa shares her thoughts on finding her own style after cancer.

Finally this week, excellent practical advice from Nancy on what to expect when undergoing a mastectomy.

Until next week,

Yours with love

Marie xxx