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.

What do you do with your cancer-reminder trigger dates? Nancy shares some thoughts in her latest post.

Julia Barnickle shares one important lesson she learned from running her “Easy Life” Community Project – it’s all about allowing Ease and Flow.

Information from Barbara on Camp Kasem – a program helping kids whose parents have cancer.

A post from Connie on how mercy can happen even in the most unexpected places.

Nancy Seibel offers her tips for how to worry less and enjoy life more.

In a post that will resonate with so many of us, Carolyn writes about the impact of dealing with a state of “cognitive dread.”

Naomi shares a poem she wrote about mental health and chronic illness.

In Shine Cancer Support‘s latest blog, Ceinwen, writes about what she’s learned in the ten years since she was diagnosed with cancer.

Susan Rahn shares information on Wildfire Magazine – the very first magazine by and for young women with breast cancer.

Dr Attai comments on the media story behind the actress Shannen Doherty who revealed that she has Stage 4 breast cancer.

Sarah shares a list of her classic book recommendations.

Kimberly is celebrating being able to celebrate her 51st birthday.

Julia shares a story from three years ago just after her last stay on the oncology ward.

Abigail writes this week of how her outlook on life has changed irrevocably since her diagnosis with stage IV metastatic breast cancer in 2017.

Cathy shares her recommendation for the best diet for breast and cardiovascular health.

A guest post on Tick Off Breast Cancer from Rach who gives her tips for when a colleague returns to work after cancer.

Finally this week, a shout-out to Ilene who gave me the gift of a beautiful poem which celebrates the gifts of this special community.

The Butterfly Effect
So close and still
Quietly far away
From the company
Who chose you
The day you heard
The word we all
In a canyon
Far from home
Yet near
Your heart
Beats. Chambers sound
Off and reverberate.
And released
Like butterflies.
They whisper
By, like their
Lives – yet louder
For the hand
Supporting our
Unraveling from the
Chrysalises we
Tickle your palm until
Your fingers open
1,2,3,4,5 like that!
And we are released
Covering the sky with color
Orange yellow black blue purple green
And you smile as we scatter.
Though our words may never mind
You or the hands you once held them
Inside – we remember you when our
Names show up
Spoke in unexpected
Places around
The world
I think it’s called
The butterfly
Subtle are the changes
Yet so very

Until next week,

Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx