Weekly Round-Up: Pinktober Begins Edition

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.

October is upon us. I really don’t know how that happened so fast. As I type this I am looking out at a dark Sunday afternoon with the leaves and rain falling. To quote Audrey, it’s just one of those days when you want to coorie in (what a great expression!)

October is also the start of the pink onslaught known as Pinktober and increasingly the breast cancer awareness narrative is being challenged by those living with and advocating for those who have metastatic breast cancer.  See posts from Abigail, Cathy,  Ilene, Jo, Susan, Barbara, Julia, and Rod on the male perspective. 

I’m curating quotes on the topic of Pinktober for an article I’m writing. If you’d like to contribute please leave a comment here

Nancy Stordahl features a new Mets Monday guest post from Linda,  and Siobhan a breast density awareness raising guest post from Gail. 

Rod also guest posts on Ticking off Breast Cancer this week and Abigail at Surviving Breast Cancer. 

I just downloaded my copy of Julia Barnickles Lessons From Lockdown ebook. It’s a multi-authored publication and you’ll see some familiar names listed. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to charity so please consider downloading your copy. 

Tips from Nancy Seibel on avoiding burnout from Covid.

A post from Lisa on medical cannabis in cancer care.

In Connie‘s latest post, “Just Enough Encouragement” she shares the story of a supportive reader and how she’s been an encourager through cancer, divorce, and pushing her forward to write a sequel memoir.

Katie has transitioned to a new blog called Joyfully Terminal – check it out. 

A post from JoAnn on triggers. 

Finally this week, I leave you with a quote from Philippa to see us through the week ahead. 

We know that the days and weeks ahead will bring dark moments for many of us. Yet, we also know that the days will continue onwards. Every new sunrise and sunset, taking us towards a new season of regrowth and brighter, sunnier days. And as we move ever forwards, I am reminded that this too shall pass. We need to live in these days, not to wish them away, but to bring our own warmth and hope while we do wish for healthier, less precarious times.

Until next week,

Keep shedding your light of warmth and hope.

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx