Weekly Round-Up

It’s that time of the week again when I bring you the top posts I’ve come across this week. These posts have left an impact on me, they have either been thought-provoking, informative or touching. If you have written a post that you believe will interest our readers, I encourage you to leave a comment below.

The start of each new year marks the anniversary of beginning treatment for stage 4 breast cancer, Martha, as she reflects on the last eight years of living with MBC.

Rod explores why a man might have concerns about breast reconstruction after a mastectomy in his latest SBC blog.

Jennifer’s latest post addresses common concerns and myths surrounding mammography.

The murmuration of fatigue is the latest poem from the pen of Audrey.

Barbara shares memories of her beloved brother who passed away.

A new post from Gabby discusses how maintaining a positive outlook, focusing on gratitude, and engaging in self-care can help improve one’s overall well-being.

Have you checked out Shine Cancer Support‘s podcast?  They helpfully provide a rundown of some of the topics covered previously and a few highlights of favourites on their website. 

Abigail focuses on the concept of attribution and how it can impact our perception of events and experiences in her latest post.

Finally this week, with her blend of research and personal testimony, Carolyn writes about the benefits of helping others for one’s own mental and physical health. She cites scientific research that supports the idea that helping others releases feel-good chemicals in the brain and reduces stress and anxiety and also notes that helping others can provide a sense of purpose, increase self-esteem, and foster a sense of community.

Until next week

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx