Real Things Living

Real Things Living

Discover the real things that matter in life. Real Things Living explores the power of resilience and connection in navigating life’s challenges. Brigitte Cutshall draws on her personal experiences, including overcoming cancer twice and surviving a rare brain tumor, to inspire and encourage others to focus on what’s important and find their inner strength. This podcast delves into topics such as overcoming adversity, resilience, finding purpose and meaning. Brigitte and her guests share practical tips, insights, and stories that help listeners live their best lives.


May 30, 2023 33 mins

🎙️ Brace yourself. This episode will challenge your perspectives, touch your heart, and ignite a flame of creativity and transformation within you. Jimmi Toro is a master of the canvas and talks about the journey through his artistry, nomadic lifestyle, and the profound healing process that gave birth to the powerful book, Heal.

In this episode, you'll discover:

1️⃣ The Path of an Artist: Jimmi shares his experiences as...

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Rhonda Taylor Parker, author and businesswoman, brings attention to the need for women's support, self-worth, and resilience in the face of life's challenges. This episode sheds light on the challenges women face in various aspects of their lives and emphasized the importance of finding balance and fostering healthy relationships. Key Points:

(1) The Lack of Women's Support: Rhonda noticed a concerning trend in her...

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Dr. Sabrina Ellis is a trailblazer in advocating for financial literacy, particularly for women. Dr. Ellis is also a recipient of President Barack Obama’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Pastor, Personal Growth Coach and author of Wife Life: Securing Your Future.

She shares her personal journey, eye-opening statistics, and the urgent need for conversations about money that we often shy away from. Get ready to be inspired and equipped ...

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This is an inspiring and insightful conversation about the power of nature, the importance of facing challenges head-on, and the beauty of finding purpose in life.

Perry Gabbard is an avid hiker who completed the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) ~ a trail that runs from Mexico to Canada. He's the author of a newly released book Stepping Out on an Adventure of Faith: What I Learned About Trusting God While Hiking the PCT.

Perry shares ...

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Beth Ann Ramos, a health advocate and author, found a passion in writing and illustrating children's books.

She shares her journey of discovering her love for children's books and how her background in health advocacy has influenced her writing. She also discusses the importance of taking care of one's health and recognizing the signs of stress.

** the importance of understanding your body and mental state

** make ...

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April 14, 2023 5 mins

Hope you're not giving up too easy. Here are some reasons "you’re not done yet" after dealing with a health issue: • You have the power to control your recovery. • You can learn and grow. • You have a support system. • You have time to adapt. • You have a purpose. So don't give up.

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Laing Rikkers, the co-founder of ProSomnus Sleep Technologies, discusses the importance of being aware and treating obstructive sleep apnea.

  • She explains the difference between central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea, and how snoring can be a symptom of the latter.
  • She emphasizes that obstructive sleep apnea can affect anyone, regardless of age, and that it is a widespread condition that affects one...
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Brigitte speaks with guest, Kate Lund, a licensed clinical psychologist, performance coach, and TEDx Speaker.  This discussion centers around the topic of resilience and how individuals can develop resilience to overcome challenges in their personal and professional lives.   

  • Kate explains that resilience is not a fixed trait, but rather a skill that can be learned and strengthened over time.   
  • She ...
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February 23, 2023 6 mins

For many people, a cancer diagnosis is a life-altering experience that forces you to reevaluate what's truly important in life. But beyond the fear and uncertainty, cancer can also teach you valuable lessons about resilience, community, and the power of living in the moment. 

Join as we hear from Brigitte, a cancer survivor, on how she learned to find meaning and inspiration in the face of cancer. 

Whether you've been tou...

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We've been taught not to trust ourselves and not to follow our inner guidance. What if you viewed life from a different perspective? 

Susan Burrell is all about empowering others. She's an intuitive healer and likes to think outside the box. 

  • Thinking outside the box leads to solving problems, to personal growth, and can help with healing. 
  • One example she shared is that parents need to guide their children, n...
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January 30, 2023 15 mins

Move your body, remove your risk.  

We all know that physical activity on a regular basis is important for our health.  Many people set goals with the intent to exercise more; but sometimes there is a gap between intentions and actions.

You can also check out my blog post Creating a Workout Habit. 

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Kelli Thompson is a Leadership Coach and author of Closing the Confidence Gap. 

She made a brave leap, left the corporate environment, and went into entrepreneurship in 2019.  Then the pandemic happened and she dealt with a lot of unexpected challenges with the new business. 

Kelli learned that she really wanted to focus on coaching women, especially women in corporate. Women who are accelerating in their careers, bu...

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December 10, 2022 31 mins
Is it possible to be at peace no matter what happens to you? Matthew had an a-ha moment that changed his life at the age of 19.  Matthew points out the formula for success is having your subconscious thoughts aligned with your values.  He's a hypnotherapist and the author of multiple books. Definitely recommend you check out the free audio version of Peace Under all Circumstances on YouTube.  Learn more about him at https://www.ins...
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October 18, 2022 4 mins

If you're feeling overwhelmed by life, it's important to know that you're not alone. Every person experiences stress in different ways, but there are some things that are common to everyone. In this short audio, I'm sharing some tips on how to cope with stress and become resilient.

Check out my blog for more insights-

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This was a fun conversation with Jeff J. Hunter. Our goal was to talk about how delegating helped him focus and then become a successful business owner of multiple companies. 

We also touched on a few other topics like why you need to have a hard job in life and the importance of being persistent in your quest to find answers. 

The biggest takeaway that Jeff learned was that he became more productive after seeking help......

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Eileen Mendel is a Business Management Consultant and Founder of The Balanced Millionaire and an Executive Coach. She provides a lot of valuable advice in this podcast episode.

The best tip from Eileen Mendel was "If you are aligned to Your Core Values, you have powerful tools to get you back on track no matter what comes along to derail your goals and vision."

She also shared a great analogy (I love analogies) about dealing with a...

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Our culture talks a lot about the importance of creativity, healthy eating, and exercise. We also need to emphasize the importance of don't really learn from just receiving instant information. If you're a grandparent, one simple thing you can do is read to the kids and have conversations about the content.

Marc Joseph (aka Gramps Jeffrey) created a children's book, I Don't Want to Turn Three, during the pandemic for...

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Taj Brah is the author of "I Can't Rap But I Can Write." And he's on a mission to inspire others through content creation.

He has dealt with a lot of adversity in life like many others. Focusing on the positive perspective helps deal with those different type of situations. We both  have a similar positive mindset and that helps connect you with others. 

You can learn more about him at 

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What an inspiring conversation with Bill C. Potts. He has dealt with cancer six times so far and shares the importance of advocating for yourself. 

Three main takeaways: 

  1. How he turned pain to purpose.
  2. Why Exercise is therapy.
  3. Dealing with the financial stress of cancer treatment. 

Bill decided to write a book, Up For the Fight, while he's been dealing with cancer reoccurrences. This book is a valuable ...

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August 21, 2022 50 mins

In this conversation with George Chanos, he points out that knowledge will empower you. Awareness is key and helps prepare you for change. Part of creating awareness is understanding your values to survive, your core principles, and your authenticity. 

A heart attack in 2012 changed his perspective on life. George is now on a legacy mission to make sure the younger generation, especially his daughter, is prepared for the futur...

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