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.
Nancy shares 7 personal observations one year into the pandemic.
Martha’s latest post discusses what it has been like to face the dilemma of receiving an effective cancer therapy that may put her heart at risk.
A scathing but necessary read from Susan on why the clinical trials process is broken.
Beautiful post from Connie on emerging from darkness towards light.
A call from Barbara for more transparency in breast cancer care.
Really interesting post from Renza on the words we use to describe our advocacy work.
Jennifer shares five reasons she’s focusing on fitness after breast cancer.
Kristie opens up about antidepressants in her latest post.
Rod‘s latest post for Advanced Breast Cancer, shares the male perspective of being diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer.
Chris shares a link to a new survey on cancer services fit for purpose.
Another powerful and moving poem from Ilene.
A justifiable rant from Abigail on those phrases that minimize the experience of advanced cancer patients.
Terri has reached episode 5 in her superb podcast series – this week she discusses abdominal wall reconstruction.
Finally this week, I leave you with a writing prompt. This is one very close to my heart as I’ve been working with a therapist lately on developing more self-compassion – so I am really looking forward to hearing your responses. Feel free to write about it on your blog or simply leave a comment below.
Until next week,
Yours with much love always
The kindest thing I can do for myself is UNPLUG. Scrolling social media, watching TV, movies, replying to/checking emails and texts do NOT show myself self-compassion. I’m my worst critic as it is, and monitoring my part of the social media world can often confuse me or bring me down. Comparison doesn’t lend itself to compassion. It breeds craziness. The best thing for me to do is get away from my devices. A day spent with little or no social media brings me back to the human me rather than the socially present me. This is easier said than done.
Breath work has made a difference for me lately.
Getting out is nature always brings me back to what’s important to me.
Thank you SO much Kristie – these suggestions are really helpful – much appreciated x