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’s summer blogging challenge is back! For those readers who’ve been around for a while, you may remember that each summer Nancy encourages us via a series of writing prompts to join a “blog hop”. Quick off the starting block is Carolyn. I’ve championed Carolyn’s writing here for the past few years. Even though she hasn’t had breast cancer, she is a heart attack survivor and advocate and much of what she writes about is very relevant to our experience here.
Audrey‘s latest post calls for a societal response “for a post pandemic population made sick by the pandemic and its management and isolation.”
Information on Chris‘ cancer blog about a new app for breast cancer.
Terri shares a beautiful story of the gift of a breast cancer butterfly quilt. I love her opening line “breast cancer bonds you to humankind in the most curious and unexpected ways.”
So happy this week to see a new post from Liz of the Breast Cancer Conscript blog. It’s been a while and your voice has been missed Liz.
Tips from Cathy on what to do when you feel like giving up and quitting healthy habits.
Connie receives dating advice from a younger man.
Is there a right way to grieve? This is the question posed by Sheri this week. And on the same theme of grief, an arresting poem from Jana on pondering false dichotomies.
Abigail reflects on her 13th wedding anniversary and check out the stunning bride in her picsLovely post from Julia on finding happiness and content in a star-filled moment.
In the latest Shine guest post, Becky writes about how her cancer diagnosis has helped her return to her love of art.
Barbara shares her thoughts on breast cancer treatment and the role of therapy dogs.
Ilene‘s latest post, accompanied by video, concerns end-of-life decisions she is making.
Who else can benefit from palliative care besides the patient? The caregiver. Tune into OurMBCLife podcast for more on this.
Reflections on the healing benefits of nature on the Surviving Breast Cancer blog.
Megsie writes unflinchingly about the impact of racism in her daily life. Her latest post is about finding an ally in a friend.
Finally this week, I leave you with a quote to carry us through another week. It is from Lisa Valentine‘s wonderful gratitude filled blog:
It is helpful to consider the little joys and embrace the minor hurts that each day brings. Like the significant life and death moments, these also help us not forget how tenuous and absolutely stunning life is.
Until next week,
Yours with much love always,
Thanks Marie for your kind words, and especially for sharing a link to my 2021 Summer Blogging Challenge post in response to Nancy’s annual blog hop – always an opportunity for some reflective musing on why we do what we do. . .
I do so love your writing Carolyn 🙂
Marie once again in my life there’s few people have gained the closest l enough to me to really understand what I’m trying to say even if I’m not showing it on a video. Thank you for both your comment on my blog post and for including me in this weeks round up and as always all of the work that you put in to bring us all together and hopefully everybody will jump on Nancy’s blog up this summer. As soon as I’m feeling well enough I’ll finish up what I’m writing. I’m trying to make it a little more light harder than usual but you never know how it’s going to come out until it’s done. I love you very much I hope you’re doing OK and I hope Mr. Mittens is doing really really well. He’s absolutely gorgeous just like you.
Awh Ilene – you totally made my day with your comment – I’ve a big smile on my face here 🙂