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.

Does love of the self enable us to be of better service to a world in crisis? Ilene’s latest post explores the question beautifully.  By the way, have you caught any of Ilene’s YouTube videos yet? A series made with Rudy Fischmann of Brain Cancer Diaries where they play some favorite songs and share their reactions. Here’s one episode from the series featuring one of my favorite songs – Save Me by Aimee Mann. 

Those of you who know Siobhan Freeney know what an indefatigable and passionate advocate she is for women to understand their increased risk of breast cancer through being informed about their breast density. Siobhan was recently interviewed on a podcast about this topic – so if you haven’t heard her speak before, catch her interview this week.

Megan-Claire‘s guest post on being diagnosed with cancer is live on Web MD.

Kristie reflects on the advantages and disadvantages of her new oncologist and hospital care.

“Eat everything in moderation”. You hear it all the time, yet what does that even mean?” – Cathy provides some answers in her latest post.

A powerful post from Abigail this week – a call for a recognition of our humanity as people, not just patients.

Susan is quietly marking NED (no evidence of disease) with hope and gratitude.

Nancy is  also marking time – “another year post-cancer diagnosis—still NED (no evidence of disease), still grateful, still pissed off!”

A guest post on Chris‘s blog on cancer inequality. 

Sue writes a loving tribute to a dear friend on her death. 

Sarah and Maureen are suffering the side effects of chemo.

In her latest post, Jennifer shares share with you a framework to work through cancer delays and move forward throughout the emotional turmoil and stress. 

In cancer land we mark cancerversaries, and there is something similar in other disease areas. Carolyn is marking her 13th Heart-iversary this month. 

Lovely to have Karin’s voice back in the blogosphere with her guest post on Cancer Pal on how to cope when someone close to you is diagnosed with cancer.

Finally this week, it’s Mother’s Day in the US. Terri has a beautiful tribute to all kinds of mothers on ther blog.

For some of us who no longer have our Moms with us today is a difficult day but today can also be a chance to reflect on happier times – see Barbara and Connie’s lovely memory-filled posts.

I hope that on this Mother’s Day, you’re able to savor the good things your mother has given you, appreciate her idiosyncrasies, and remember the safe haven she provided for you and others. Perhaps for some of you, your memories of your mother are not so positive, but have left you with pain or regret. May you work through those feelings that burden you and find peace. 

Connie Rosser Riddle

Until next week,

Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx