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 10, 2024 32 mins

Ever wondered how creativity can be a powerful tool for healing and happiness?

Karen DeLoach is an artist and creativity specialist. She emphasizes the benefits of creativity, finding joy, and engaging in activities that stimulate the brain.

The conversation explores personal experiences, the impact of art therapy, and the role of creativity in mental and emotional well-being. Main Takeaways:

  1. Engaging both sides of the bra...
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Feeling lost and stuck in a routine?

We're joined by entrepreneur and reality TV star Kelly Chase, who talks about crafting your own path, overcoming roadblocks, and finding success on your terms. She shares her insights and experiences with authenticity and vulnerability.

The conversation also touches on the impact of technology, diversity, and the significance of storytelling in connecting and learning from others. Get r...

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Marc Scheff shares his journey to experiencing a significant life change during COVID that led him to coaching. This helped him to create a supportive environment for change.

  • He discusses the impact of coaching on personal growth, overcoming challenges, and finding one’s purpose through creative exercises.
  • He provides insights into his coaching techniques that foster creativity and purpose, aiming to help individuals a...
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Jose Pereira, a former CEO of Citgo Petroleum, shares his harrowing experience of being held hostage in Venezuela for 1,775 days (basically 5 years).

Despite the challenges, Jose and his five colleagues, known as the CITGO6, relied on resilience, teamwork, faith, and connection to overcome the ordeal. Jose now uses their story to inspire others to navigate adversity with the right mindset, support, and spiritual connection.


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Anastasia Forrest is a real estate broker, published author, singer-songwriter, and cancer survivor. She shares her experience with Hodgkin's lymphoma, discussing her symptoms, treatment, and the challenges of long-term survivorship.

Anastasia highlights the importance of advocacy, self-love, and connecting with supportive communities. Anastasia also opens up about her journey to sobriety and the positive impact it has ha...

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Jarie Bolander is the author of "Ride or Die: Loving Through Tragedy." He shares his experience as a male caregiver for his late wife, highlighting the challenges, emotions, and societal expectations faced by male caregivers.

He also discusses the importance of more openness and compassion, respect, and owning the narrative as men, and the need for intellectual honesty and debate in society.

Main Takeaways:

  1. M...
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Dr. Gayle Myers is a seasoned expert in integrative health. The conversation unfolds as Dr. Myers shares her personal journey, insights into self-healing, and the profound impact of lifestyle habits on our overall well-being.

Key Takeaways:

  1. The Soul's Journey into Healing: Dr. Myers recounts her unique path, from studying botany and wetland ecology to ultimately choosing a medical career. Driven by a deep understanding o...

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Keith Day, a neuropathy warrior, shares his journey of overcoming chronic pain and depression. From the struggle to diagnosis and the challenges faced, Keith sheds light on the importance of taking control of one's health.

Main Takeaways:

  1. Empowerment and Control: Keith emphasizes the need for individuals to take charge of their health. He shares his experience of regaining control over his life after facing debilitat...

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🌟 Get ready for some serious girl power! 🌟 We're joined by the talented Chrisette Michele, a Grammy Award winning and renowned R&B artist who opens up about her musical journey and shares insights into her new podcast, "Comeback Sis."


  1. The Power of Comebacks: Chrisette discusses her podcast, "Comeback Sis," focusing on stories of women who have faced challenges, felt canceled...
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February 2, 2024 6 mins

Brigitte reminisces about the carefree happiness of childhood and explores the ongoing debate on the importance of happiness.

Emphasizing meaningful experiences and connections, she brings up how happiness can impact your overall well-being, relationships, and physical health.

Brigitte also shares a personal journey of overcoming health challenges and finding happiness through purposeful actions, including the role of ex...

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Dr. Victor Panetta is a globally recognized human rights expert. He shares his transformative journey from facing exclusion as a child with a disability to becoming a driving force for inclusive futures worldwide.

Main Takeaways:

  1. From Exclusion to Inclusion: Dr. Panetta recounts his childhood experiences of being denied education due to his disability. He emphasizes how a shift in mindset, rather than focusing on his ina...
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January 10, 2024 34 mins

In this episode we dive into the inspiring journey of Tomer Alpert, the founder of Felt App.

Tomer shares the path to connect people authentically and make them feel special in a world that needs it more than ever. And Felt demonstrates the beauty of genuine handwritten moments.

Main Takeaways:

  1. Following Excitement Moment to Moment: Tomer emphasizes the power of following your excitement without attaching conditional outc...

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Holly Copeland shares her inspiring journey from being a Conservation Scientist to creating Heart Mind Alchemy after a pivotal moment five years ago.

Let's explore the path of inner re-wilding, self-care, and reclaiming well-being in the midst of environmental challenges.

Three Takeaways:

  1. The Path of Inner Rewilding:

    • Holly discusses her shift from trying to save the Earth externally as a conservationist ...
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Discover the inspiring story of Amanda Chay, a successful entrepreneur and author, as she discusses her new book "The Girlfriend's Guide to Lupus." Gain a deeper understanding of lupus, its impact on daily life, and learn practical tips for managing the disease. Main Takeaways: (1) You Are Still in Control: Amanda emphasizes the importance of maintaining control over your health, even with a lupus diagnosis. While...

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Shari Bookstaff is the founder of the nonprofit "Impact of Empathy" and author of "When Life Throws You Lemons, Make Cranberry Juice." Shari shares her incredible story of resilience after facing a rare brain tumor and a stroke. Here are the 3 main takeaways: ( 1) Shari's journey began with the discovery of an acoustic neuroma, a benign tumor the size of a golf ball. Despite severe symptoms, the operation...

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Sandy Rosenthal's story serves as a powerful example of determination and advocacy, showcasing how accountability, community empowerment, and the acceptance of criticism can lead to substantial societal impact. She is the author of "Words Whispered in Water" and founder of Sandy shares her journey of standing up to the government after Hurricane Katrina broke the levees in New Orleans. Three main takeawa...

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In this electrifying podcast episode, we've got the fantastic Michele Blood, an author, former Australian rock singer, and global transformational leader. We dive into Michele Blood's remarkable journey of healing and personal growth after a life-altering car accident.

Three Key Takeaways:

1. The Healing Power of Affirmation Music: Michele's life took a dramatic turn after a devastating car accident that left her wit...

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Brigitte Cutshall speaks with entrepreneur Dan Melnick, who is passionate about providing personalized AI solutions to help small businesses grow and thrive. In a rapidly changing world, AI isn't just a buzzword; it's a practical solution for small businesses to improve efficiency, enhance customer experiences, and stay competitive. Embracing AI is key to staying ahead in the modern business landscape. Three Key Takeawa...

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Jonah and Sally Ismael are twins that share their remarkable journey as competitive taekwondo athletes and authors of the book "The Night Blooming." Despite enduring bullying and abuse in their early years, they found strength and resilience in their passion for taekwondo. The twins also discuss the importance of education, the mind-body connection, and the impact of their nonprofit organization, "The Power Within,...

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October 10, 2023 27 mins

Cindy Benezra's remarkable story of resilience, commitment to offering hope and support to others dealing with trauma, make this podcast episode a powerful and inspiring listen.

As a successful event planner and food enthusiast, Cindy's original plan was to write a cookbook but the writing turned into a memoir, Under the Orange Blossoms. Her recipes became a doorway to her past and a process of healing.

Three Takeaw...

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