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.
Have you heard of the Stockdale Paradox? I confess I hadn’t which is why I found Abigail’s latest post so interesting. Named after Admiral James Stockdale, a Vietnam War veteran and prisoner of war, the paradox is based on the idea that in order to survive difficult situations, such as being a prisoner of war or battling a serious illness, one must confront the harsh reality of the situation while maintaining faith in the end goal and a belief that they will ultimately prevail.
Connie writes this week about a visit to Chincoteague Island and her experience of bringing home a “boon” or a gift from her trip.
Barbara‘s latest post discusses the importance of looking inside ourselves for cancer treatment answers, encouraging readers to explore alternative and complementary therapies, such as meditation, acupuncture, and herbal remedies, and to work with a healthcare team that takes a holistic approach to cancer treatment.
Rod shares his personal experience on the SBC blog regarding the decision he had to make about breast reconstruction. He provides an overview of the different types of breast reconstruction options available for men, including implant-based reconstruction and autologous reconstruction using tissue from the patient’s own body.
Chris‘s latest post explores the history of cancer policy in the UK and questions whether there has ever been a coherent and effective “cancer plan.”
So interesting to read about the therapeutic benefits of working with horses for those impacted by breast cancer on the LBBC blog.
Dee features a guest post from a pelvic floor physiotherapist, explaining what the pelvic floor is and why it is important.
Julia’s recent health scare has led her to reflect on mortality and the fragility of life. She also touches on the importance of having a support system during difficult times and the role that friends and family played in helping her cope with this scare.
In a post that will resonate with many, Carolyn shares a personal reflection on the challenges of managing household tasks while dealing with a chronic illness.
It’s an exciting time for Jennifer as she reveals the cover of her new book A Breast Cancer Journey.
Rethink Breast Cancer shares a love letter to caregivers, expressing gratitude and appreciation for the selfless work they do in supporting loved ones with breast cancer.
I’m thrilled to see a new post from Kate Bowles! After a lengthy absence from the blogosphere, she returns a thoughtful reflection on the process of creating and making things, both physical and abstract.
Finally this week Terri brings us a new technique for breast reconstruction called Robotic Assisted DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction, which is available in Australia, providing a detailed explanation of how the procedure works and what patients can expect before, during, and after surgery.
And that’s a wrap for another week.
Until next week
Yours with much love always
Thank you Marie for including my post on rethinking why we look at housework the way we do. The most fun for me was reading the many reader comments in response to the post, both funny and nostalgic, on how our mothers’ attitudes toward a ‘properly cleaned’ home remains alive and well in so many of us!
Oh gosh Carolyn, I think of my poor Mom often when I find my own housekeeping lacking!
Aah Marie, great post from Abigail – I read Jim Collins Good to Great way way back when, and remember the Stockdale Paradox well – love the way Abigail sees the parallels in MBC, I completely get it. Open, honest, truthful language – even if it is ‘gritty’ (TY Brene Brown) – is vital, it is how we know we are seen. Anything less can feel like denial, a reduction of individual reality. We know our truths, and we need to know others know and respect it too.