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.

Long time blog readers will remember Lisa Bonchek Adams, a Stage IV breast cancer patient who stirred up quite the controversy about her choice to “die out loud.” Lisa passed away in 2015 at the age of 45. Since then, her family has compiled a book of Lisa’s writings entitled, Persevere: A Life with Cancer. Reflections on love and loss, family and friendship, compassion and courage.  Florence shares some extracts from the book on her blog this week.

A wonderful post from Karin on knowing when and how to pull ourselves together again after a setback.

I really enjoyed learning more about that quintessential US sport baseball from Beth this week.

Lisa is celebrating another birthday with gratitude.

An inspiring post from Connie on learning to be free.

Catherine writes about having those important conversations with our loved ones about how we would like our final days to be.

Katie shares an uplifting story of an epic hike she completed recently.

Susan Rosen writes a post in praise of her cancer tribe.

Super post from Barbara on developing a holistic approach to treating cancer.

Excellent advice as always from Terri on being in control of your decisions when it comes to breast reconstruction and how to be your own best advocate.

Susan  Rahn updates us on her all recent activities.

Juliet writes about the physical pain she must now endure after cancer treatment.

If you are UK-based and interested in taking part in a motivational and exercise retreat, you can find out more about what’s involved with Jos latest post.

Staying in the UK, the NHS (Britain’s National Health Service) celebrated 70 years in existence this past week, and Audrey writes in praise of the service she has received within the system.

Finally this week, my deepest sympathies to Elizabeth and Becky who have both lost beloved parents.  I wish I knew the right words to say to offer comfort but from personal experience, I know what a hard time this will be. The only comfort I can offer is that their parents died peacefully surrounded by love – if we all receive that gift, in the end, we will be blessed indeed.

Until next week,

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx