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.
The last day of September, which means that Pinktober is right around the corner. Beth kicks off the real discussions we should be having in October with her latest post.
This October, instead of a conversation on the heroic, brave breast cancer survivor-warrior archetype, I would like the conversations to veer toward research for a cure one day, as well as to those of us who find ourselves mentally and physically incapacitated by cancer and its treatment effects. Beth Gainer
Complement Beth’s post with Carolyn’s latest The bumpy road between diagnosis and getting better.
On her blog this week, Nancy reviews The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD.
A very sad and revealing account on Chris‘ blog of the poverty trap cancer forces many patients into.
As I am fast approaching a significant milestone birthday next month, I am grateful to be here to celebrate when so many are not, something so wonderfully captured in Ilene‘s latest post.
If someone complains about their age or the effects of age in their outward appearance I have to laugh at the folly of vanity while coming to the aging process from a position of hope. I hope to live to see my gradually aging face or look down at my time weathered hands and that my days are full of garden dirt and callouses from toiling with artistic endeavors and of writing. Each of these efforts yields a better experience with each moment of practice. Ilene Kaminsky
Good scan news amidst hurricane fury on Lisa Thompson‘s blog this week.
Barbara reports on new research which they say, could lead to improved cancer treatments.
Becky is recovering well from eye surgery this week.
We are familiar with the stories of women who share with their female relatives news of carrying the BRCA gene, but what’s it like for a male to have to share with his sons and brothers their risks? This topic is explored on the HIS Breast Cancer Awareness blog – thanks to Rod for the heads-up on this.
So nice to have Britt and Kimberly back with us in the blogosphere this week – you’ve been missed!
Gorgeous post from Connie celebrating being enough in this world.
I’m pleased to read this super review by Terri on the Breast Advocate app which I tested out in its beta phase and highly recommend checking out after you’ve read the review.
Audrey writes this week of healing, adjustment and re-engaging with work again.
And finally, this week’s writing prompt. Even if you don’t have a blog, please feel free to join in by sharing your thoughts in the comments below.
Until next week,
Yours with much love always
Hello Marie – thank you so much for including my Heart Sisters blog post on ‘the bumpy road to recovery’ on such an interesting reading list this week!
So interesting to read the research you presented Carolyn. Recovery isn’t a neat linear progression – we know this ourselves the hard way.
Thank you, Marie, for including my posts of the two significant events recently happening in my life.
My theme song is Natasha Bedingfield’s song “Unwritten”. Has been for a long time.
I love that song – it’s been a while since I heard it so thank you for the reminder to listen to it again.
Thanks so much for including my post, Marie. It is good to remember, that no matter our current state–our ability to carry out our usual activities, meet our responsibilities, feel productive in this world–we are enough, just as we are. Our value is not in our superwoman performance, our advanced credentials, our places of position. Our worth is just because We Are.
Best to Everyone in the week ahead– no matter what you face.
Wow Connie – I so needed to read your words today – thank you!
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I’m so glad my words met your need. We all have times we benefit from hearing that from someone else, as a reminder of what is true.
You, Marie, are enough!
Thanks for reading and for supporting my work on your blog.
Best to you this day!
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