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.
A tough post to read from Jo this week – an uncompromising look at the unrelenting impact of secondary breast cancer.
Dee marks ovarian cancer awareness month.
Super writing from Elizabeth reflecting on grief and acceptance.
Siobhan‘s latest post raises awareness of the risk of breast cancer with dense breasts.
Advice from Carolyn on updating your will.
In words that I feel sure will resonate with many of us, Renza writes this week
For the last six months, I have continued to fight back tears and deal with lumps in my throat because one of the few constants through all of this is the lack of care and compassion directed at people who are older and those of us living with health conditions It’s a rather laissez-faire attitude: let’s not worry because we are all going to die anyway.
Tips on how to improve your relationship with uncertainty on the Return To Wellness blog.
Chris shares the view from a cancer surgeon in his latest post.
JoAnn returns to teaching and adapting to a new educational landscape determined by Covid realities.
A guest post on Ticking Off Breast Cancer from Emma on “the new normal” post cancer.
Advice from Megsie on what to do when someone bulldozes your safe space.
Nancy Seibel shares some tips on how to move forward with joy.
Barbara warns of a new threat to electronic medical records.
Abigail reflects on bringing up children with a belief system.
Beautiful writing from Ilene this week expressing gratitude for her online community of support.
An uplifting post on pregnancy post DIEP surgery on Terri’s blog.
Finally this week, thanks to Julia Barnickle for suggesting this article in The Guardian, written by Elliot Dallen, who died last week from cancer. . I’d like to end this week’s round-up with a quote from Elliot:
After the gut-punch of cancer diagnosis, I’ve really struggled to define a purpose for my own life. I found in time this came naturally. Life is for enjoyment. Make of it what you can.
Until next week,
May you find some joy in the days ahead
Yours with much love always
Thanks Marie for including my Heart Sisters post about writing a will. I’m enjoying my reader suggestions so far from updating their own wills, and even those who say things like “I did update my will – but I just realized that was 18 years ago…”
♥ Take care, stay safe…
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And now I too must update my own will – thanks for the reminder Carolyn 🙂
Marie, I have been thinking of you, as well as many of my friends, with whom I have not had much contact in recent months. Between the pandemic, now the smoke, and campaigning, I have become a bit self-isolated. I’m sure that there is a post in the making, here. In any event, thank you for being a loving, wise, and consistent presence. Love, Elizabeth
Elizabeth, it was wonderful to see a new post from you and to be able to share once again your rich musings on so much that is universally important to us all.
You’re in the words I write in the post, the conductress of our group of people who are floating in the virtual stream of our conscious lives to create the conversation to which I refer. I love and thank you again for including me in this beautiful group of blog posts that inspire and inform, that bring hope and transmit our truths and so tirelessly by this labor of love you continue to insure others know we are out here. No longer alone but with the surroundings of one another’s arms to hold our truths up to be heard for miles away.
You’re a diamond shining brightly and forever in our hearts,
With all my gratitude,
Ilene, you’ve really given me such a gift with your words of appreciation. I don’t have quite the same eloquence to offer in return.. but thank you – I’m touchjed beyond measure by your words xxxxx
Thank you for sharing the link to Elliot Dallen’s article, in and amongst all the wonderful articles from our friends, Marie. I find that quote so touching.
“Life is for enjoyment. Make of it what you can.”
Thank you Julia for alerting me to it – it really is something very much worth sharing