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 that I’ve wanted to share with you. Don’t forget that if you have written a post that you would like readers to see, just leave a comment below.

Mindfulness tapping, or emotional freedom technique (EFT), is a type of mindfulness meditation that uses your fingertips to tap on certain points on your head and chest while you focus on your breath and the present moment. The emotional freedom technique has been shown to be an effective way to reduce stress and anxiety, emotionally and psychologically heal, as well as help improve sleep quality. Curious about this method? Check out Surviving Breast Cancer blog to learn more.

The goal of Terri‘s excellent podcast is to inform and educate patients about the value of a team approach and to consider questions to ask at their own surgical consult for breast reconstruction. In episode 19, she speaks to her guest  Dr. Nicholas Haddock of the Breast Reconstruction Team at UT – Southwestern Department of Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX, about efficient DIEP Flap surgery.

Although much has been written about the topic, there is still more to say about the language of cancer – a theme taken up by Chris this week.

Connie shares some happy news about new beginnings.

OurMBCLife celebrates its100th episode with a celebration of MBC caregivers.

Jennifer shares tips on preparing for a colonoscopy.

Barbara is anticipating a gratitude filled Thanksgiving Holiday.

Finally this week, I’d like to leave you with a quote from Gabby’s post on winter tips. It’s such a lovely quote and I hope it brings a measure of comfort to those of you finding these dark evenings and cold weather a particular challenge.

“Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.” 

– Paul Theroux

Until next week,

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx