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.

“Pinktober” continues.  Elizabeth takes a broader view of “Pinktober” in her latest post and goes beyond the pink ribbons to reflect on the true nature of awareness.

Terri also makes a strong point – that awareness shouldn’t be confined to one month.

Pink is a color. October is a month. What I know most about the resilient women and men I meet in the breast cancer community is, their hands are there, reaching out to each other, no matter what month or what color is represented.

Nancy‘s latest post calls for more than lip service for metastatic breast cancer patients.

Those impacted by metastatic breast cancer want, need and deserve more than lip service during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and all year long, for that matter. Designating one day out of BCAM as National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day doesn’t cut it either (although it’s a start). Lip service is just not good enough. It never has been.

JoAnn also addresses the needs of MBC patients and namechecks some of those wonderful, beautiful, strong women we have lost to this disease.

In all the pink hoopla, Halloween might get lost  – but not for Britt, who shares delightful memories of her Halloween past.

A big warm welcome back to the blogosphere to Philippa – you’ve been missed!

If someone hands you a clipboard and a survey of your “wellness” today, how would you feel? asks Ilene in her latest post on those (meaningless?) surveys we are given at care facilities.

A super practical post from Maureen on dealing with anxiety.

A powerful testament to the power of healing writing in Connie‘s latest post.

Barbara looks at some key issues concerning breast reconstruction.

This past week, we marked World Mental Health Day and in her latest post, Yvonne looks at the lingering stigma that is still attached to mental health and Karen calls for a more open discussion in our society.

Becky writes in her latest post about “practicing grief” – a  phrase I hadn’t heard before, but now that I have makes perfect sense.

An incredibly detailed look at the link between nutrition, diet and intermittent fasting from Cathy.

Beautiful post from Karin on why holding hands matter and the power of the human touch in our lives.

What is the personal cost of telling our stories at conferences and meetings? Do the people who listen truly understand the cost? Great post from Isabel reflecting on this.

And finally, this week’s writing prompt.  You may like to write about it on your own blog, or simply leave a comment below.

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Until next week,

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx