Weekly Round-Up

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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. 

Happy Saturday! I’m a day early with my round-up this week as I am visiting a friend this weekend and don’t want to run out of time on Sunday to round up your writing 🙂

The recent announcement by 23andMe, stating it now has FDA authorization to report on three specific BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer gene mutations associated with breast, ovarian and prostate cancer via direct-to-consumer (DTC) testing, stirred up debate. Nancy weighs in on the debate on her blog this week.

Charming and delightful story from Britt on reconnecting with her hero teacher.

A warm welcome back to the blogosphere to Carrie this week.

Another super helpful post from Terri on the value of a second opinion for breast reconstruction surgery.

In “A One Breasted Woman – My Real Full Monty”, Penny writes powerfully of her relationship with her altered body after breast cancer treatment.

A  post from Lisa on the competing forces of hope and fear.

Amy rounds up the latest hereditary cancer news for us this week and Diane shares her latest breast cancer advocacy post.

Do you find you fake smiles from time to time? Find out why Karin doesn’t fake hers in her latest vlog.

A lovely comingling  of flowers, healing, hope and gardening in Juliet‘s latest blog.

Wendi has had a tough week as she was involved in an auto accident – read more on her blog.

A moving and reflective blog by Connie on resilience and rising from the depths of despair.

Finally this week, I leave you with a quote from Stephanie from her blog on survivor guilt and coping with grief.

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on – Havelock Ellis

Until next week

Yours with much love

Marie xxx