Weekly Round-Up: The Christmas Eve Edition

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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. 

It’s Christmas Eve and whether you celebrate Chanuka or Christmas, Barbara,  DeeConnieCatherineSusanDawnAmy, Audrey,  Britt,  Beth, and Nancy have just the thing to get you in the festive mood with their latest holiday-themed posts.

As always there is a lot going on in Elizabeth‘s life, and while her experiences may not exactly mirror my own in many respects, I still learn so many valuable life lessons from her wisdom in dealing with life’s curve-balls.

A thought-provoking post from Stephanie on “survivor guilt”.

Terri introduces you us to the fabulous Nadia, photographer and founder of breast cancer foundation NadiaStrong.org which provides a free photography session to document the breast cancer experience.

It’s been quite some time since I got to play the cancer card as a way of getting out of something, or getting rid of someone, but I smiled in recognition of its power as I read Rebecca‘s latest post ” How To Get A Guy Off Your Back”.

Katie is dealing with her new normal as an MBC patient and her recent stay in hospital serves as a lesson to healthcare professionals on how to treat patients like her. On a similar theme, read Sue‘s “Tale of Two Appointments”.

Scanxiety is something that features regularly on the weekly round-up and this week Margaret shares her coping strategy.

It’s wonderful to see how much Terri Wingham’s Fresh Chapter program has grown over the years. Through its Odyssey Programs, A Fresh Chapter has a mission to heal the emotional scars of cancer through volunteerism, meaningful travel, and activities designed to reframe adversity and redefine what’s possible – all while creating a ripple effect of good in communities at home and around the world. Find out more about how to apply for the next program.

Elaine reports on a study from the recent San Antonio Cancer Conference regarding an experimental PARP inhibitor (talazoparib, Pfizer) in metastatic breast cancer.

Finally this week, I leave you some beautiful words from Pasha from her Winter Solstice  reflection:

May you create time to rest in the darkness, and in the richness and grandeur of your soul. You are worthy of taking some time for your precious self.


Until next time,

Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx