Weekly Round-Up: Coronavirus Part 4 Edition

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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.

We’re into Week 4 of a coronavirus-dominated round-up. In a Zoom team meeting with a client organization last week, one person on the call said I think we should stop posting about the virus. She was expressing her own feeling of being overwhelmed with non-stop talk about the global pandemic. And yet, our lives have changed so much over the past four weeks, it seems nearly impossible not to talk and write about it.  As Lisa says “these times are not like any that have come before in our lifetimes.”

Philippa, in a welcome return to the blogosphere echoes this when she writes “even though life is continuing, it has been changed irrevocably. We don’t know when it will settle and resume and in particular, we don’t know what the new world will look like when it does settle.”

Allie shares a fascinating graph, created by Marie Skelton, which mimics the Kubler-Ross Change Curve of the five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.).


Terri tells the story of her friend, Kirstin, who is sewing protective masks for people to wear.

Nancy Stordhal writes about what happens when surgery, cancer care, emotions & COVID-19 collide in her latest post.  See also Ilene‘s and Lisa DeFerrari‘s helpful list of resources for cancer patients, Sandra‘s tips on how to stay engaged with cancer research, and Abigail‘s personal experience of medical treatment during a pandemic.

A plea from Audrey to pace ourselves and be mindful of the psychological impact of our changed ways of working and living and a reminder from Carolyn that it’s ok not to feel normal at this time.

An open call from Chris to anyone who would like to use his blog to share an insight into people’s lives during this crisis.

Cathy shares tips on how to use this time to adopt healthier choices.

More Covid-themed posts from Janet, Nancy Seibel, Megsie, JoAnn, Kimberly, Maureen, Connie, Barbara, and Beth.

Amy is offering two BRCA resources free at this time. More details on her blog.

A guest post on Liz‘s blog on writing as way of healing.

Finally this week, I leave you with a quote – it’s one of my favorites – shared by Allie on her blog.


Until next week,

Stay safe,

Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx