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.

It’s Mother’s Day Take 2 today across the pond. I wonder why we celebrate the day on two different dates in Europe and the US? Anyhoo, check out these Mother’s day themed posts from Nancy, Yvonne, Terri, and the Sharsheret blog.

And for those for whom today is a difficult day, a reprise of my When Mother’s Day Hurts post and Karin‘s post on the same theme.

“A cancer diagnosis not only affects the cancer patient but also affects every single family member, friend, co-worker, associate and acquaintance of that patient,” so writes Barbara in her latest post on creating a support system for caregivers and families.

A thought-provoking question from Ilene this week:

Who wants to die without seeing everyone you’d want to see and saying all the things you want to say to the most precious gifts life has to offer: of friends you make along the “long and winding road,” to quote Lennon and McCartney. I’d venture to guess not a single person would pass up an opportunity like that. Or would you?

If you’re reading this and living in Ireland then I’m excited to share with you Siobhan‘s post on an important breast density seminar which is taking place in Dublin next month. Siobhan has worked tirelessly to bring this event together and I commend her for her great work.

Margaret is now two-months post Tamoxifen and shares what that’s been like for her.

Emily asks an important question this week –  with all the breast cancer awareness we have, why are so many people still dying from this disease?

Audrey‘s poem inspired by a recent writer’s retreat she attended will make you want to go on a retreat too.

Fabiana is celebrating National Strawberry Month with a delicious healthy salad recipe.

Cathy explores the link between breast cancer and osteoporosis and recommends the best foods to eat for healthier bones.

Melanie‘s latest post on the cancer merry-go-round will be familiar to many of us.

Janet tackles that perennial favourite of the blogosphere – the language used to describe cancer.

I’m really enjoying Julia‘s trips down memory lane on her new blog.

Beautiful post from Abigail on holding space – a concept I really resonate with.

Connie is embarking on her annual solo journey this week.

Ann is marking her 8th-year Metsaversary.

Dr. Attai updates us with highlights from the recent American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS)  annual meeting.

Loved seeing Becky‘s video on patient health literacy.

JoAnn is nearing the end of her blogging A to Z challenge.

Nancy Siebel took up my writing prompt for ten things to say yes to. You can read her delightful list here.

Elizabeth shares a mindful post on learning to pace ourselves, accompanied by some gorgeous images.

Finally, this week’s writing prompt. Feel free to blog about it or simply leave a comment below.

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Until next week,

Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx