What are the best breast cancer and survivor blogs?

I think our blogging effort is coming along quite nicely. (Hope you agree!) One of the fun parts of a blog is being part of an active online community. We’ve been able to do that for some time now, through our Amoena and TheBreastCareSite.com Discussion Forums, and of course, the Goliath that is Facebook.

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But we want to know: Who are some of the best breast cancer bloggers out there? Where do you go for your daily dose of intelligent, intriguing or just plain hysterical conversation? What about health blogs, fashion blogs, recipe blogs… do you read any? Here are a few that we like:

  • Meg Wolff is a renowned cook and author, who serves up macrobiotic recipes (that look delicious and helped her heal from cancer) as well as other health info on her blog, Becoming Whole. She also writes for the Healthy Living section at the Huffington Post.
  • We’ve been following Ellyn Davidson’s Life after Breast Cancer for a couple of years. She’s a fighter, a public speaker, a serious activist, and the definition of a thriver!
  • For gorgeous prose, funny anecdotes and thought-provoking wisdom from a survivor and author, try out Sue Glader’s “Poking Around Life.”
  • Dance With the Reaper includes “essays on life after cancer.” The writer’s style is no-nonsense and bold. She’s a mom, a woman with a sense of humor… and someone who also had cancer.
  • Of course, Living Beyond Breast Cancer is one of the great resources for women with questions, and their blog is currently providing a year-long series of survivor stories in honor of their 20th anniversary.
  • Our friend, Carole Sanek, writes not one, but two inspiring blogs: I Survived Damn Near Everything, and After Breast Cancer Reviving Surviving Thriving. She’s learned a lot and shares her whole self, helping others who might be struggling.
  • When you want to embrace and return to simplicity, visit The Simple Minded Suburbanite. The author isn’t a survivor of cancer, but of the hectic pace of daily living, and she’s one of our  faithful Amoena Life magazine contributors. You’ll love her spunk and zen (yes, she has both!).

We’d love to get your recommendations on great reads. Let’s build our community — let’s share, and comment, and learn together. (Oh, and feel free to plug your own blog in the comments! Personal blogs, food blogs, bra blogs, mommy blogs, Amoena retailers — everyone’s welcome here!)

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7 Responses to What are the best breast cancer and survivor blogs?

  1. Lee says:

    I’ll get the ball rolling with two diet/fitness/motivation blogs I read:
    The Daily Spark, by Sparkpeople.com: http://www.dailyspark.com/

    and Bodies in Motivation, which is a collection of a lot of different bloggers: http://www.bodiesinmotivation.com/about/

    Can’t wait to see more suggestions (I think I’m a blogaholic)!

  2. Alli says:

    I’m inviting you to come read my blog…….


    It is an honest look how I have been dealing with various issues since my diagnosis of Stage3 Grade3 Breast Cancer.. It’s like a roller coaster ride that never stops…


  3. Lee says:

    Thanks for sharing, Alli! Sounds like you’ve been dealing with a lot here lately. Hope you have a good week!

  4. Angela Bass says:

    This is the story of a 31 year old mother of 3 battling IDC breast cancer.

  5. Michele Richardson says:

    Try the Inkwell Chicks blog (www.inkwellchicks.wordpress.com). It’s a dialogue between two friends, Pink Ink, the friend diagnosed, and Red Ink, the friend supporting, and is serious, funny, full of pop culture, and most of all informative and very real!

  6. Randi Rentz says:

    I’m inviting everyone to read my blog. I enjoy interacting with the online community with my no nonsense style, and writing intriguing and informative entries on food, health, fashion, motivational mantras and everything and anything about me! Interacting with the online community is so satisfying. My writing is humorous, informative and most of all very relatable. In addition to my personal blog at http://www.randirentz.com, I am a monthly contributor to Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Blog as well as the Bee Healthy Blog for Bumble Bee Tuna.

  7. Lisa says:

    Burn your matronly mastectomy bra! Toss out your tired old sweats. Cancer Be Glammed can help you recover with dignity & STYLE. I am a breast cancer survivor who like many women was unprepared for the side effects of surgery and treatment. When I recovered I became determined to help other women maintain their self- esteem during recovery by providing advice, products & style solutions to cope with the realities of cancer treatment and beyond. I write a blog and have many guest bloggers. The goal is to create a community of women sharing their own experiences, advice and tips. It is on my website at- http://www.CancerBeGlammed.com. Also on my site, I feature a personal concierge service to suggest products & style solutions as well as great gifts.
    Check it out! Happy reading,
    Lisa Lurie
    Cancer Be Glammed

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