139 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 • 60 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.

    Embracing Transformation and Creativity with Marc Scheff

    Embracing Transformation and Creativity with Marc Scheff

    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 and leaders make profound life and career shifts.


    Learn more at:

    https://www.unleashcreativity.club/
    https://www.marcscheffcoaching.com/

    • 43 min
    Resilience Redefined: Finding Strength in Adversity with Jose Pereira

    Resilience Redefined: Finding Strength in Adversity with Jose Pereira

    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.



    Here are three key takeaways:


    Resilience in Adversity: Jose emphasizes the importance of mindset and support in overcoming challenges. He and his fellow captives formed a strong bond, supporting each other mentally, emotionally, and physically throughout their ordeal.


    Spiritual Connection: Jose discovered the power of spirituality during his captivity, finding solace and strength through prayer, meditation, and connecting with God.


    Leadership and Communication: Through their shared experience, Jose and his fellow captives learned valuable lessons in leadership, empathy, and communication.



    You can learn more about Jose Pereira and his coaching program, "Life Pills for a Survival Guide," on his website https://joseconnect.com and through his active presence on LinkedIn.



    Jose's upcoming book, "From Hero to Villain," chronicles his journey and offers insights into resilience, hope, and faith in the face of adversity.

    • 27 min
    Thriving Beyond Cancer: Anastasia Forrest's Journey and Insights

    Thriving Beyond Cancer: Anastasia Forrest's Journey and Insights

    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 had on her life.



    Main Takeaways:

    (1) Self-love and compassion

    (2) Advocacy and community

    (3) Empowerment through challenges



    Learn more at https://anastasiaforrest.com

    Connect with her on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/anastasiaforrest/

    • 30 min
    Men Who Care: Breaking Stereotypes with Jarie Bolander

    Men Who Care: Breaking Stereotypes with Jarie Bolander

    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:


    Male caregivers face unique challenges and often lack resources and support, highlighting the need for more awareness and understanding of their experiences.
    Sharing personal stories of caregiving can help normalize and validate the experiences of male caregivers, encouraging others to share their stories and seek support.
    Resilience is cultivated through facing uncomfortable situations with grace and adaptability, regardless of gender stereotypes, emphasizing the importance of compassion and understanding for all caregivers.



    https://www.jariebolander.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jariebolander/

    • 41 min
    Resilience and Healing: Insights from Dr. Gayle Myers

    Resilience and Healing: Insights from Dr. Gayle Myers

    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:


    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 of interconnected ecosystems, she emphasizes the pivotal moment when she decided to pursue medicine, recognizing the potential to aid the planet by empowering individuals in self-care.




    Surviving and Thriving: A Post-Accident Odyssey:
    The narrative takes a dramatic turn as Dr. Myers recounts her near-death experience in a car accident, highlighting the pivotal moments during and after the impact. A profound connection between mind, body, and spirit emerges as she discusses her journey through pain, recovery, and a transformative five-year healing process.




    Lifestyle Health Habits for Resilience:
    Dr. Myers shares invaluable insights into cultivating resilience through lifestyle health habits. Sleep emerges as a crucial factor, with the recommendation to prioritize sufficient, quality sleep. The discussion extends to the importance of positive attitudes, movement, hydration, and the rainbow of nutrient-rich foods in supporting the immune system.





    Connect with Dr. Gayle Meyers and learn more:

    https://healthconsciousinc.com
    https://gaylemyersmd.com

    • 33 min
    Neuropathy Warrior: A Journey to Health and Hope with Keith Day

    Neuropathy Warrior: A Journey to Health and Hope with Keith Day

    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:


    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 debilitating neuropathy, highlighting the importance of research, questioning medical providers, and being proactive in healthcare decisions.




    Distinction Between Sick Care and Health Care: Keith discusses the crucial difference between sick care, primarily focused on symptom management through medications, and health care, which aims to address the root causes of conditions. He advocates for finding healthcare providers who treat the cause rather than just the symptoms.




    Impact on Mental Health: The podcast delves into the often overlooked connection between neuropathy and mental health, specifically depression. Keith highlights how depression, a common symptom of neuropathy, can significantly impact an individual's overall well-being and quality of life.




    He's also working on an upcoming trilogy of books on this topic.

    Learn more about Keith:


    https://www.podfol.io/keith-day


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/keith-day-4bbb21143/


    https://neuropathywarrior.com

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

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.

Juana Poareo ,

Inspiring and motivational

Brigitte's podcast focuses on resilience so her guests are people who have overcome tough times and roadblocks in their lives. Love the friendly rapport Brigitte has with her guests, and there's so much we can glean from her guests' life experiences. Highly recommended!

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