Weekly Round-Up: The Christmas Is Coming Edition


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.

Normal service resumes this week on the weekly round-up. I missed putting it together last week but I was in the Middle East speaking at a conference and time was against me.

This week I’m introducing a new blog by Julia to the round-up  – Wellies and Seaweed — and a great post on self-care tips on a budget. See also Nancy Seibel’s post on “micro-retreats”.

Christmas is fast approaching and with it comes a nice reminder from Barbara not to forget the true meaning of the holiday season.

Connie is making plans for her first single Christmas and instills her writing with her usual sense of hope and gratitude.  See also Terri‘s post on redefining Christmas. I especially love this line she wrote:

It’s messy and beautiful and complicated and for me, I have come to realize that it’s all ok exactly the way it is.

Cathy provides super tips on baking healthy cookies.

Advice from Dr Ann Becker Schutte on self-care during the holidays.

Maureen‘s latest scan results bring positive news – an early Christmas gift.

Janet is also sharing good news and facing the holiday season with a sense of joyful anticipation.

Karin shares a link to the Christmas edition of her podcast ‘Cancer and You’ on her blog.

This week Nancy provides additional information on her memoir Cancer Was Not a Gift & It Didn’t Make Me a Better Person.

Audrey shares thoughts on the recent UK election on her blog.

Dee offers a virtual gift to readers – her choices of the best, most useful, reliable and sound sources of information and support for women diagnosed with cancer.

Loved Carolyn‘s post encouraging doctors to join the healthcare conversation on social media.

In advance of her attendance at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) which took place last week, Abigail shares a white paper on the Language of Respect – well worth reading.

A lovely reflective post from Naomi on the nature of chronic illness.

Check out Ticking Off Breast Cancer for the latest series of guest posts on the impact of cancer on friendships.

A post from Megsie on the toll on the body that cancer treatment exerts.

Terri provides a commentary on a new study marking patients for DIEP Flap Surgery in her latest post.

An important post from Siobhan on breast density.

“What would you miss?” is a wonderful mental health campaign and the brainchild of AnnMarie Otis – you can read more about it on her blog.

Finally this week, I leave you with a 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