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.

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,

Marie xxx