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.

Yay it’s back! Nancy Stordahl’s annual summer blogging challenge has officially started. More details on her website.  And Ilene is quick off the starting block with her response.

JoAnn‘s latest post celebrates diversity.

Cathy shares advice on foods to avoid to reduce recurrence risk.

Beautiful uplifting reflection from Connie on finding morsels of hope on her new path.

A guest post from Harriet on Ticking Off Breast Cancer, on her breast cancer experience.

Abigail‘s latest post on “disenfranchised grief” really struck a chord with me – as I am sure it will with you when you read her definition of the term:

“Sometimes the relationship you have with a person virtually or in a particular context means that you aren’t a part of that person’s life as a whole. If that person dies, the traditional grief rituals that would help with processing that grief are often unavailable. When this happens, there is no outlet for the grief and the grieving person is left with a gnawing sense of loss without a tangible way to express it.”

A post from Barbara on the patient blame-game.  See also Siobhan‘s latest post which touches on the same topic.

Why do people still go to work, even when medical advice would say stay home? Carolyn shares some research which may explain some reasons why this is the case.

Male Breast Cancer Blog shares ten ways to show a family member they’re not a burden.

Lovely post from Sheri on experiences that chase worry away.

Megsie‘s recent birthday is a cause for reflection.

Becki is excited about a big decision she has made with her husband.

Terri ponders patience during a time of pandemic in her latest post. See also Nancy Seibel’s advice on how to cope during a time of not knowing.

Finally this week, I’m delighted to share with you news of Jo‘s new book – “Real stories by patients for patients” is available to available in both traditional print and digital form. It’s free to you once you cover the cost to process, package, and post it.  Order here.

Until next week,

Stay safe. Stay connected.

Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx