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.

Deanna captures the reality of going through cancer treatment during a pandemic in her latest post:

Many cancer patients have felt abandoned during this time and I can absolutely understand why. They feel as though their illness has been swept one side to allow more space to focus on the pandemic. During my chemo break I felt consumed by thoughts of my tumours left unchecked, free to grow wild like ivy around a tree.

I found myself nodding vigorously to Nancy Stordahl‘s latest post on “doing covid” the wrong way. I remember feeling the same way when I was going through cancer treatment – that I shouldn’t “waste” this opportunity to achieve something remarkable – as if just surviving it wasn’t enough by itself.  Revisit Britt’s earlier post on same topic with this great graphic illustration of how this all feels:


I’ve written myself on the fatigue I’m feeling from endless Zoom calls during the week, so I found it interesting to read Carolyn‘s latest post on the same topic.

Lovely posts exploring the art of possibility from both Terri Wingham and  Julia this week.

Thoughts on vulnerability and asking for help from Naomi on her blog.

Beautiful reflection prompted by Mother’s Day from Nancy Seibel with tips on shifting away from dark emotions.

Terrific post from JoAnn on adapting to our current covid reality.

Allie reflects on her five-year cancerversary.

Great post from Abigail on handling compassion fatigue.

Sheri shares tips on riding the roller coaster of scanxiety.

Megsie writes on a topic very close to my own experience – that of cancer-induced infertility.

Super tips as always from Cathy on exercise and osteoporosis.

Liz has put together a roundup of the latest in breast cancer research trials.

A post from Mary linking the five stages of grief to the covid-pandemic.

Finally this week, I leave you with a little piece of wisdom to see us through another week, courtesy of Ilene:

Take good care of your soul and your spirit. Whether or not it’s true that heaven and God exist, kindness and giving others love won’t make life here and now any worse.

Until next week,

Stay safe and be kind to one another

Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx