Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve rad 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.
As we near the end of 2021 Lisa looks back on some of the top stories about cancer research and cancer care over the past year.
A 2021 retrospective of a different kind on Connie‘s blog as she looks back at a year of online dating.
With Christmas fast approaching, Barbara shares an inspirational story for the season, and Carolyn revisits her 2020 Christmas gift list.
Super tips from Cathy on how to make your holiday cookies and baked goods healthier.
Abigail shares an audio recording of her panel discussion, that of living with cancer in this COVID saturated world, at the recent San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
SBC offers hope for Inflammatory Breast Cancer Patients.
Megsie describes her experience of chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy and her astonishment and joy at finding a chiropractor who specializes in treating this debilitating side-effect of treatment.
Thought provoking question from Terri – is compassion an action – as she reflects on the act of compassion.
Finally this week, I really enjoyed reading Sheri‘s post on stepping out of our comfort zones. “Cancer taught me to defy comfort zones and to speak my voice,” she writes, and concludes with a most wonderful quote from Henri Nouwen, a reminder that “[n]o one escapes being wounded . . . The main question is not, ‘How can we hide our wounds?’ so we don’t have to be embarrassed, but ‘How can we put our woundedness in the service of others?’ When our wounds cease to be a source of shame and become a source of healing, we have become wounded healers.”
We are all wounded healers, but we all have within us the power to heal not just our own wounds, but those wounds borne by others too.
Until next week,
May we continue to heal ourselves and the world around us
Yours with much love always
Thank you for the Christmas edition of your Roundup, Marie! I especially appreciated that quote from Sheri’s post from Henri Nouwen: “No one escapes being wounded …When our wounds cease to be a source of shame and become a source of healing, we have become wounded healers.”
Thanks also for including my post revisiting last year’s no-gift box wish list to review if Santa had paid attention to it… 🙂
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and big hugs from Canada to Ireland for you…
Wishing you good health and happiness in 2022 Carolyn – thanks for all the great support you’ve shown this community in 2021 x