Weekly Round-Up: World Mental Health Edition

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.

Today is World Mental Health Day and the theme of the post I’ve written for today is all about giving words to our feelings which is most apt for the theme of the week’s round-up. 

Two new posts from Ilene who has just returned from a trip with friends, all dealing with metastatic breast cancer.  Sadly she returns to the news of a friend’s death. She also shares information on taking part in a healing circle. 

Audrey  writes movingly about her own search for healing this week.

Excellent post from Carolyn on the bumpy road faced by the newly diagnosed patient.

We are one week into Pinktober and you’ve been sharing your thoughts on the topic. Read Nancy’s take on the damage that’s been done trying to “make ugly pretty.” 

See also my own post here, and posts by Yvonne, and Abigail. 

One of the reasons many of us take issue with the message of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is that it often overlooks the fact that men get breast cancer too – as this guest post on The Male Breast Cancer Blog shares. 

A reminder by Barbara not to forget about those who care for loved ones with breast cancer. 

A guest post on MetUPUK by Juliet on her support for the community. 

Reflections on the legacy we leave behind us from Kristie. 

Terri‘s latest podcast episode has landed. For those who want a deep dive into breast reconstruction after mastectomy this is a not to be missed episode. 

Of course, “going flat” is also an option after mastectomy – the subject of the latest feature piece at Surviving Breast Cancer. 

A new podcast episode from OurMBCLife featuring guests from around the world sharing how culture and  region affects people who live with MBC. 

A warm welcome back to JoAnn to the blogosphere this week. 

A guest post on Chris’s Cancer Community on how cancer gave new meaning to Victoria. 

Connie recounts another online dating adventure and this time she is faced with a very personal, intrusive question about breast cancer. 

Steve writes about dealing with post treatment trust and control issues in his latest blog post. 

Finally this week, I’d love to hear from you for an article I’m writing on lessons learned from your breast cancer diagnosis – wisdom to pass on to those who are newly diagnosed. Leave your comments here. 

Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx