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.

One theme that comes up again and again in the blogosphere is the language used to describe living with cancer – this week Nancy takes on the “beating cancer” phraseology in her latest blog.

A very warm welcome back to the blogosphere to Liz this week.

Congrats to Barbara and Jen nominated for WEGO Health Awards. Do let us know if any of you have also been nominated – I’d love to give you a shout-out in the next round-up.

Looking for a good book to read over the summer? Sarah has some recommendations.

Dee has a dilemma, and it’s one that I share. Like me, she curates a list of cancer bloggers and she is wondering what to do when someone hasn’t posted for a significant length of time. Sometimes we know the blogger has passed away. So the question is, should we keep that blog on our list, or remove it? I struggle with this too and I’d love to know your thoughts on it.

Are you an internal or external processor? Stephanie explores how connection supports healing.

In Mayo Clinic’s Experts By Experience series, Aleka writes about something we’ve looked at previously on JBBC – “The Good Cancer.” It’s worth reading.

Gorgeous pictures and stories of Connie‘s time with her beautiful grandson.

A reminder from Fabiana on taking time out for yourself.

Ilene writes about depression in her latest blog.

In the aftermath of her father’s death, Elizabeth shares a beautiful meditation on grief and letting go.  Becky too is dealing with the recent death of her Mom and shares her thoughts in her latest post.

Karin shares a heartfelt story this week about spray-painted flowers – go read it.

Ann reviews Heathline’s Breast Cancer app in her latest blog.

I want to give a shout-out to Rod Ritchie who shared his blog in the comments last week on male breast cancer – great to have the male perspective and thanks for alerting me to your post, Rod.

I laughed out loud reading Britt‘s hilarious account of spin class – I feel you sister.

The MBC Project shares stories in its profile series featuring participants, loved ones, advocates, and team members of the MBCproject.

Great post from Carolyn on how not to motivate patients to change.

Finally this week, I asked if you would be interested in receiving a weekly writing prompt to keep up our blogging MoJo. Several of you said you’d like this, so I’ve decided to share a prompt in the weekly round-up to start your week off. Here’s this week’s prompt.


I look forward to sharing your posts on this topic in next week’s roundup.

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx