Weekly Round-Up: In Memory of Nancy Seibel

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.

I’m starting this week’s round up with some sad news.  I heard yesterday of the passing of Nancy Seibel on the 4th December. Nancy was a regular contributor to the round-up and we will miss her uplifting and encouraging voice. 

Earlier this year, Julia Barnickle invited contributions from the community to share an essay on lessons learned from lockdown. Nancy was one of those contributors and her essay can be read in Lessons from Lockdown: Finding Ease in uncertain times during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, available on Amazon.

In this week’s blog round-up, a gratitude filled post from Connie celebrating her global readership. Check our her book giveaway to celebrate.

As the holiday season is starting, Cathy shares six tips for healthier holiday habits. 

Great interview at METUP UK with Nazanin Derakshan about her work building resilience with the breast cancer community. 

Jo shares her perspective on living with a portacath for those with early stage or secondary breast cancer. 

Rod shares helpful male breast cancer resources on the Advanced Breast Cancer blog.

A post on the  blog on the crucial roles nurses play in cancer care on the Male Breast Cancer blog. 

Nancy Stordahl offers six strategies to cope with loss, grief and the holidays during a pandemic. 

A guest post on Ticking Off Breast Cancer on how to talk to others about your cancer. 

JoAnn gets unstuck this week. 

Curious about how to set up a birthday fundraiser on Facebook? Terri takes you step-by-step through the process in her latest post. 

Jennifer writes about her choice to undergo a lumpectomy in her latest post. 

A reminder from Lisa to look for the good in the difficult year we’ve had. 

Advice on how to best prepare for your next medical consultation on Chris‘s blog.

An interesting post on the different types of courage from Abigail.

Excellent post from Carolyn on making more mindful decisions during the continuing pandemic. 

Congrats to Amy who shares the exciting news that her book, Resurrection Lily, was picked by the National Library of Medicine as one of its December Book Club reads.

Johanna writes of preparing for Christmas, somewhat hampered, but not undaunted by a side-effect of cancer treatment – a paralyzed right arm.  

Ilene, who says her latest post is inspired by Johanna’s writes of a different holiday season, in these beautiful words – a fitting way to end this week’s roundup.

But we know how different this years’ preparations, meal, and decorations are as we shift our weight from one foot to another, one arm to the other, fewer people but the love, the love, the love is all that really matters and all anyone remembers. All those “things” represent the love. And we are set free of the resolute duty of the ties which bind us to the responsibility of yet another year of stuffed stockings filled with love.

Until next week,

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx