Resilience. This is what you need to adapt and move forward in life. Real Things Living focuses on resilience and connection with others. Connection leads to ideas, to solutions, and to overall better health.
Brigitte Cutshall's experiences motivated her to focus on what's important and inspire others. She's the founder of Gemini Media and a health advocate. She knows what it means to go from survivor to thriver just like many others. Between beating cancer twice with her intentional approach to health, she was diagnosed with a rare primary brain tumor called an acoustic neuroma.
We need some inspiration with Grace Charrier
"Mental resilience is key." It's not easy dealing with any type of cancer diagnosis, and Grace Charrier was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer in April 2016. That was 4 years ago as of this writing. She has used this time to inspire others and became active with patient advocacy through love and wanting to help others. She also recently published a book about her experience, Impossicant: Quirky Inspirational Tales from a Cancer Survivor.
Grace is a Global Goodwill Ambassador, Patient Leader Advocate, Fight Cancer Global Project Leader, and host of Cancer Convos Podcast on YouTube. The objective of her podcast is to provide much-needed information for patients, survivors, and caregivers....and of course some inspiration!
#BeTheChange with Anthony Russo
This was a great opportunity to speak with entrepreneur, Anthony Russo, the founder of Double Down Strategy and #BeTheChange. His goal is to help create a world of positivity with a message of self responsibility. Anthony points out the best way we can help others is to use your talents to empower others.
He's creating systems for empowerment through partnerships with two other charities, Regular Hero and Streetlights Unity Movement. A lot of the motivation was derived from growing up poor with a father who was a compulsive gambler.
Anthony is also an Emcee, Performance Coach and Keynote Speaker. His positive energy definitely shows, and is well-known for his versatility and adaptability. Learn more at Double Down Strategy.
Heal by contributing with Mary Guillermin
Mary Guillermin has made a lot of contributions over the years to help others. She is an advocate for mental health with the goal to dispel the myth around it. She shares her personal journey around mental health issues and decided on a natural healing approach with no medications. Her calmness definitely shines through the conversation and is an inspiring role model.
One of her projects is a play that she wrote and performed in...what she calls the "One Woman Show"....it's about dealing with manic depression. Mary is also the Director of Communications at the Pellin Institute and they are offering bi-weekly Zoom Forums for support during the Covid pandemic. This has been received very well and people have been surprised that a Zoom call can make them feel better. "An online call is not a substitute for in-person support but is a way that creates a space where you connect with others."
Mary is also the founder of the Femininity Project, another creative endeavor. And she's in the process of co-writing a book about her late husband, "John Guillermin: The Man, The Myth, The Movies." The book is expected to be released in December 2020. (John was a movie director of over 40 feature films in Hollywood.)
Be Yourself with Katrine Horn
Katrine Horn is a Life Coach based in Touslouse, France and her focus is to help women get out of their comfort zone through self-acceptance. We all tend to ignore ourselves while taking care of others. That is normal, unfortunately. Self-worth comes from focusing on who you are, not what you do.
"Create a library of joyful moments you can access." This can help you feel more calm during a stressful time. This is just one of the tips she provided and I love the simplicity of it. Katrine's warm personality definitely comes through the conversation. She previously shared her story at a TedX event in France titled, "Who do you think you are?"
Learn more at https://katrinehorn.com
Integrate nature for your health with Paul Sewell
Paul Sewell, Founder of the non-profit Seven Wells, shares his crazy and amazing journey of the past year. The hardships he and his family dealt with put what they valued front and center, which was their health and to have authority over yourself.
It started with his son being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, then extreme mold was discovered in their Atlanta condo from a roof leak, to having to move multiple times during the beginning of Covid. They literally had to start from scratch after throwing away just about everything due to mold contamination. Paul and his wife's faith helped them deal with all this...to include running the non-profit remotely. He's thankful to have the ability to do that online.
Learn more about Paul at https://enjoyjesusmore.com/
Give yourself some grace with Kristin Herr
It's not realistic to think you won't have any stress in life. You need to give yourself some grace - some time - to figure things out and deal with changes.
Kristin Herr is a Life Coach and her mission is help women overcome their limiting beliefs. "You work hard. You love hard. You give hard. You do everything with passion and ferocity. Except, you forget one thing. You forget that sometimes you have to work on your own self in order to achieve the greatness you are meant to achieve."
She personally dealt with an abusive relationship in the past, left it and overcame that. Her mother died from cancer around the same time. These experiences made her realize that she was focusing on negative self-beliefs, it was holding her back, and she changed her mindset. Now she focuses on helping other women overcome self-doubt and to believe in themselves again.
Learn more about Kristin at https://kristinherr.com/