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.

Emily writes evocatively this week about “the blur of illness”.

My time often feels like a cluster of clouds in which I grasp for the concrete elements in my life and try to take hold of them, or something, anything, really, but come away with nothing but the woozy feeling that I am watching the world go by wrapped in a thin layer of gauze, patched together, moving forward, in ways that I am not.

Susan Rahn shares her hopes for the year ahead in her latest post.

Julia Barnickle is running a community project this month, inviting a group of friends to write about their experiences of inviting ease and flow into parts of their lives. Visit her website to find out more about the project, and sign up to receive emails and an ebook at the end of the project.

Lovely post from Nancy Seibel on why self-nurturing is so important.

While a breast cancer diagnosis makes you feel like you’re not in control there are things you can do to be actively involved in your treatment. Cathy shares some of these in her latest post.

Barbara writes of the difficulty of being our own cancer patient advocate.

Julia shares her delight in being featured in a book of 100 cancer stories.

Juliet reflects on four years since her breast cancer diagnosis.

A lovely celebration of friendship on JoAnn’s blog.

Great post from Terri on becoming a detective in our own lives.

A medical update from Abigail.

Karin shares her interview with Breast Cancer Now.

A beautiful meditation on loss from Elizabeth this past week:

Loss can hurt and devastate. It can illuminate, teach, and result in greater wisdom. Holding these truths at once can elicit a sad freedom, joy, awe, anger, and every possible experience in the mindful moments of life.

Finally this week, I leave you with an image – a photograph I took last weekend when I was in the beautiful west of Ireland. I sent this to Connie and it was perfect timing for her to weave the magic of her words around the stark beauty of trees in winter.


Winter Trees, Coole Park, Co Galway

So in this season of winter, of bare trees and cold nights, I will allow nature’s process to inform and inspire me, as I hope it does you. May we relax in the rest and renewal of this time and await the promise of what is to come.

Until next week,

Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx