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Feel happy by changing your mindset. Depression, anxiety, loneliness, and stress are all things you can overcome. Join us as we navigate and discuss people's successful journeys to happiness. Learn to deal with everyday worry, self-doubt, self-worth by changing the way you think.

The Bright Side of Life (Mental Health, Self Care‪)‬ Melissa Bright

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 37 Ratings

Feel happy by changing your mindset. Depression, anxiety, loneliness, and stress are all things you can overcome. Join us as we navigate and discuss people's successful journeys to happiness. Learn to deal with everyday worry, self-doubt, self-worth by changing the way you think.

    How to choose a career that you love. Sarah's story on using loss as motivation to go after the career she always wanted.

    How to choose a career that you love. Sarah's story on using loss as motivation to go after the career she always wanted.

    Choosing a career that makes us happy, but also pays the bills can be difficult for some. But Career Coach Sarah Burrows will tell you that it's definitely possible. Sarah experienced a devastating loss a couple of years ago, but little did she know, it pushed her to live life like it is never guaranteed. And that's when she followed her dreams and became a career coach. In this episode Sarah goes over what we can do to get clear on what we want as a career.  She also gives tips on ways to get over limiting beliefs. We talk about the difference between your purpose and your career and how the two can be intertwined.

    If you would like to connect with Sarah please visit her website at: https://www.achievingambition.com
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    How we can break the silence. Nenia's story of freeing herself from domestic violence and using her experience to educate others.

    How we can break the silence. Nenia's story of freeing herself from domestic violence and using her experience to educate others.

    Nenia Corcoran has been a police officer for nearly a decade.  In addition to being one of only a few female police officers in her area, Nenia broke the gender barrier by becoming a certified SWAT operator.  She strives to be a positive role model for the younger females in her community.
    She became a survivor of a sexual assault while in college. It took her many years to finally cope with this trauma.  She then struggled to end an emotionally abusive marriage to a man she’d known since middle school.
    Nenia has made it her mission to reach other women who may be silently suffering in similar situations.   She aims to educate and empower young women to recognize the warning signs of domestic violence and gender-based violence. 
    Resources for Domestic Violence:
    www.thehotline.org -National Domestic Violence Website
    https://ncadv.org/  - National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    https://www.domesticshelters.org/ - On this site, you can enter your zip code and find resources local to you
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    Thank you to our sponsors:
    BetterHelp - Visit https://betterhelp.com/brightsideoflife to join the over 500,000 people talking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional.
    Special offer for The Bright Side of Life listeners... get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/brightsideoflife
    Donate to The Bright Side of Life podcast here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/melissabright

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Vulnerability is our super power.

    Vulnerability is our super power.

    Over the last few days I have been going through some mental health struggles and I wanted to share them with my listeners. Being vulnerable can be really freeing, but it can also help other people not feel alone in their own struggles. So here it is, me being vulnerable and sharing my past few days.
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    Thank you to our sponsors:
    BetterHelp - Visit https://betterhelp.com/brightsideoflife to join the over 500,000 people talking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional.
    Special offer for The Bright Side of Life listeners... get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/brightsideoflife
    Donate to The Bright Side of Life podcast here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/melissabright

    • 22 min
    How to forigve so you can be at peace. Kate Vrastak's story on choosing forgiveness to heal and love herself fully.

    How to forigve so you can be at peace. Kate Vrastak's story on choosing forgiveness to heal and love herself fully.

    Her whole family murdered before her very eyes, Kate Vrastak, the 13-year-old, became an orphan in a world  she didn’t know. Survival skills became her weapons against a world that seemed empty and alone until she  hit adulthood, found forgiveness, and turned her pain into purpose. Today, she’s a mental health hero, a  trained professional, guiding trauma survivors to find their voice and the strength to forgive.  
    Kate Vrastak holds certifications in Canadian Social Service Work, Grief Therapy, Suicide Prevention, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Applied Behavior Analysis, Shamanism, and as a Reiki Master. She works with  children, youth, and adults experiencing various degrees of trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, disabilities,  Autism, and PTSD. Her gift to the world is to help orphans and trauma survivors find their voice,  overcome their fears, and live their best life. 

    Connect with Kate here: https://sacredrootscoaching.com/
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    BetterHelp - Visit https://betterhelp.com/brightsideoflife to join the over 500,000 people talking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional.
    Special offer for The Bright Side of Life listeners... get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/brightsideoflife
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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Finding hope after loss. Beverly's story on healing after losing her son in a drunk driving accident, and then her husband to suicide.

    Finding hope after loss. Beverly's story on healing after losing her son in a drunk driving accident, and then her husband to suicide.

    *This episode may act as a trigger for some as it covers a topic of sensitive nature.*

    Having faced serious trauma in her own life, Beverly is no stranger to adversity. After losing a husband to suicide and her son in a drunk driving crash, she wanted to give up. She battled depression and discouragement, loneliness and pain, yet she persevered and ultimately found hope. Now she seeks to share that hope with others. She speaks to churches, schools, businesses and military events. As the mother of an Army Special Operations soldier she is also uniquely qualified to speak in military trainings throughout the country. When she speaks, the audience is engaged, reflective and attentive. Her story is a powerful one of overcoming adversity; furthermore, she provides wisdom in her deliverance and insight to cause the audience to evaluate their own life and those they love. She shows strength and courage in a way that offers hope to those listening. She makes it her mission to help others rediscover their identity and purpose after loss and trauma.

    Listen to The Resilient Heart podcast here: https://theresilientheartpodcast.com/
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    Thank you to our sponsors:
    BetterHelp - Visit https://betterhelp.com/brightsideoflife to join the over 500,000 people talking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional.
    Special offer for The Bright Side of Life listeners... get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/brightsideoflife
    Sign up for emails here: https://thoughtful-founder-6433.ck.page/4d8b93fff4

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of The Bright Side of Life Part 5

    Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of The Bright Side of Life Part 5

    And not last but not least in celebrating The Bright Side of Life's One year Anniversary,  we are highlighting episodes 41-47.

    Thank you to everyone for celebrating with me this week!

    If you would like to help support the show, you can donate here: https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/support/

    If you would like to submit a review, you can do it here: https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/reviews/

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Gig'Em2006 ,

Helpful, useful, real….

This is one of the most practical and useful podcasts I have ever listened to! This podcast asks people to share what they’re honestly going through, without the effort of trying to make it all seem fine to others. Mel doesn’t hold back on sharing her own experiences either. It is sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes both, this podcast lets you know you’re not alone and there is still happiness, peace, and joy in life. It’s a journey, there’s healing, there is a bright side of life. 🌻💛

ENikkiB ,

Living Brighter!

One of my new favorite podcasts to listen to! It’s entertaining, raw, uplifting, and it’s just real people talking about real life stuff that we can all relate to and learn from 👍🏼👍🏼

the truth hurvitz ,

I feel BRIGHTER!

How can you not feel brighter and better after listening to this show? Love it!!

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