150 episodes

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.

Real Things Living Brigitte Cutshall

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 54 Ratings

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.

    Warrior Sisterhood: A Conversation with Holly Bertone

    Warrior Sisterhood: A Conversation with Holly Bertone

    Holly Bertone is a trailblazer who transitioned from a career at the FBI to becoming a leading voice in holistic health for women. Holly's journey is nothing short of remarkable after battling cancer and chronic illness.

    She emphasizes the importance of holistic healing, addressing not just the physical symptoms but also the mental and emotional aspects.



    Holly's "Rocky Framework" guides women to make peace with their past, take responsibility for their health, and create a sustainable, vibrant future.



    3 Key Takeaways:


    Healing is Multifaceted: Disease is often the result of years of chronic inflammation from diet, toxins, stress, and trauma. True healing involves addressing these root causes through a holistic approach that combines lifestyle changes, nutrition, and mental well-being.


    Small Steps Lead to Sustainable Change: Instead of drastic diets or workouts, focus on small, consistent changes that you enjoy.


    Empowerment Through Self-Responsibility: Take ownership of your health journey. Recognize that you have the power to make choices that affect your well-being.



    Call to Action:

    If Holly's story resonates with you and you’re ready to take charge of your health and well-being, visit Holly’s website at Your Comeback Story to explore her Rocky Framework and learn how you can start your journey to a healthier, more vibrant life today.

    • 31 min
    Finding Hope After Loss: Vicki Goodman's Journey

    Finding Hope After Loss: Vicki Goodman's Journey

    Vicki Goodman is an author, singer, and violinist who transformed her grief into a journey of optimism and insight.



    After the loss of her husband Sam to cancer, Vicki experienced unexpected clarity and serendipitous events that inspired her to write a book about her revelations.



    Here are three key takeaways:

    (1) Embracing Optimism Through Loss: Vicki shares how she was unexpectedly flooded with optimism after Sam's passing, leading her to embrace new opportunities and experiences.

    (2) Insights on Life and Death: Raised in a secular family, Vicki's quest for understanding led her to profound insights about the afterlife and the enduring nature of the soul.

    (3) Transformative Power of Creativity: Through writing and music, Vicki found a therapeutic outlet that not only helped her cope with grief but also allowed her to share her journey and inspire others.



    Learn more at https://vickiparisgoodman.com/


    Get the book - https://inspiredgrief.com/book/

    • 33 min
    The Power of Clarity, Balance, and Adaptation with Lauren Shippy

    The Power of Clarity, Balance, and Adaptation with Lauren Shippy

    Lauren Shippy is the powerhouse behind StoryWork and author of "Seen, Known, and Heard."

    Lauren's journey from navigating the fast-paced world of startups to building a thriving business centered on leadership, strategy, and marketing is a story of resilience, self-discovery, and powerful connection.

    Key Takeaways:
    (1) Unlocking Clarity: Learn how to articulate your unique value and connect deeply with your audience.

    (2) Balancing Life: Discover the importance of integrating personal and professional life for a more fulfilling and effective experience.

    (3) Adapting to Change: Embrace the need for continuous improvement and learn how to navigate the ever-evolving business landscape.


    Learn more at:
    https://www.storywork.co/
    https://www.laurencshippy.com/

    • 25 min
    Exploring Art and Empathy with Renzo Del Castillo

    Exploring Art and Empathy with Renzo Del Castillo

    Renzo Del Castillo discusses his journey into art and poetry; how his childhood experiences and exposure to books and art allowed him to travel through imagination despite financial constraints.

    He emphasizes the complexity of truth and the role of art in understanding different perspectives. Renzo also talks about the therapeutic role of poetry in coping with personal losses, as well as the importance of empathy and dialogue in addressing global issues.

    Renzo's poetry book "Still" was born from a need to process profound loss and find connection in stillness.

    Learn more at https://renzodelcastillo.com/


    Link to the book, "Still: A Collection of Poetry" - https://amzn.to/4ceJMvH

    • 41 min
    Unlock the Power of Color with Heather Eck

    Unlock the Power of Color with Heather Eck

    Heather Eck is a talented multimedia abstract artist and writer who uses the power of color to transform lives. She combines art and healing to create vibrant, soul-soothing pieces that resonate deeply with her clients.



    Heather’s journey is a testament to the profound impact of creativity and energy work on personal well-being. Join us as we explore her unique process and the inspiring stories behind her most meaningful projects.




    3 Key Takeaways:

    (1) Healing Art: Heather's creations are more than beautiful—they’re therapeutic.

    (2) Color and Energy: Learn how specific colors influence emotional and spiritual healing.

    (3) Personal Transformation: Hear real-life stories of clients who found peace and inspiration through Heather’s work.



    Learn more about her at https://heathereck.com

    • 34 min
    Creating an Impact: Cathy Derksen on Empowering Women

    Creating an Impact: Cathy Derksen on Empowering Women

    Cathy Derksen shares her journey from overcoming personal adversities to creating a platform, Inspired Tenacity, dedicated to uplifting women through collaboration, support, and storytelling.

    Takeaways:

    (1) Overcoming Adversity: Learn how Cathy transitioned from a toxic marriage and work environment to becoming a successful financial planner and entrepreneur.

    (2) Power of Storytelling: Discover the unique ways storytelling can be therapeutic and empower women to connect and support each other.

    (3) Leadership and Empowerment: Understand the importance of leadership in women’s empowerment and how Cathy's anthology book projects provide both therapeutic and marketing benefits.

    Connect with Cathy at https://inspiredtenacity.com

    and on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathyderkseninspiredtenacity/

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Chris the listener ,

Touching and real

Love Brigitte’s podcast. She is so down to earth and touches on deep issues I find moving and helpful as I count my blessings and try to live my best life.

Sandy Rosenthal ,

Adversity can start a revolution

Brigitte Cutshall is a superb host. Thoroughly enjoyed!

Vanessa Jones287 ,

Inspirational and Enlightening

5 out of 5 stars for this one. Great examples from personal experience. This Podcast speaks to the heart about real life situations and actions. I could relate to Paul Sewell Story after listening to his story i renewed my passion for life. I recommend this to everyone.

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