Weekly Round-Up: The Lifting Each Other Up 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. 

“Once betrayed by our bodies like many of us feel after being diagnosed with cancer, every new ache can bring with it a level of fear”, so begins AnneMarie‘s latest post with words that resonate with so many of us.

Karin writes on a topic very close to my heart, infertility after breast cancer.

Susan Rahn has been having a rough time lately and updates us on what’s been happening for her.

Terri writes of how many breast cancer patients pay it forward after they have been diagnosed with the disease and shares the experience of her photoshoot with  Nadia Strong, Beautiful Beyond Breast Cancer.

Super post from Stephanie on how being true to ourselves brings a deeper connection to our self, our innate wisdom, and the confidence that we have lost because we have been diagnosed with cancer.

Connie asks us to reflect on our dreams and what is stopping us achieving them.

The topic of guilt and cancer is up for discussion on the Cancer Carer Chats this week.

The folks behind  would like your help in creating a  tweet storm on World Cancer Day (Sunday, Feb 4, 2018). More details on Wendi‘s blog.

Nancy is keeping it real on her latest blog.

Catherine shares some serendipity.

A warm welcome back to the blogosphere to Karen with a reflection on her cancer experience since the day of diagnosis to the present day.

Becky is feeling lost at losing her gym membership.

JoAnn wins cute title of the week with her latest post ‘Like a Snuggy in a Bowl’.

Finally this week I leave you with a GIF and a quote from Sue on how there’s not one way to do breast cancer (or anything else). The best response is to lift each other up.

This is where we lift each other up – even if we don’t look or behave exactly alike or have the same diagnosis. Let’s give each other permission to be sick – and live life – exactly as we want to, without fear of punishment. When a friend or family member or patient gets cancer, it is not about you. It is about them.  Let them live own their story without your judgment.

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Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx