Real Things Living

Real Things Living

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Sometimes we need a boost of inspiration. Real Things Living podcast focuses on real stories about resilience that inspire active lifestyles. The host, Brigitte Cutshall, is a health advocate and 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 then found out she had a rare brain tumor.


In it Together with Julie McFarland
May 28 • 25 min
The current pandemic has been a challenge for everyone. It has fundamentally disrupted our personal and professional lives; and it definitely took business owners by surprise and created additional challenges for them. Brigitte speaks with Julie McFarland…
Remember to breathe
Apr 21 • 4 min
Self-care is important with what’s happening now because of the Covid-19 issue. Brigitte has been studying yoga more because of the overall benefits; and she gets a little yogi with her explanation of pranayama, which promotes deep and slower breathing.…
Social Distancing thoughts with Brigitte Cutshall
Apr 8 • 3 min
Brigitte wanted to share her thoughts about social distancing during Covid-19 A lot has happened globally since her last blog post, Resilience is your middle name. Many places are being quarantined for example. Social distancing sounds so much better than…
Being mindful approach with Alisha Carlson
Mar 11 • 30 min
Alisha Carlson grew up in a tumultuous environment and told herself that she was going to be different with her kids. Alisha’s resilience empowered her to make changes when needed and focus on what’s important to her. She empowers others now and is a…
Building better habits with Jesse Todisco
Feb 6 • 36 min
One of the biggest lessons in life that Jesse Todisco learned is your environment affects your habits, good and bad. Changing his environment helped him become a better person. (We shared a lot of laughs in this episode.) Jesse grew up in the Boston area…
The connection of adaptability and resilience with Ido Singer
Jan 23 • 27 min
Ido Singer is on a mission to inspire others. His confidence was boosted after learning to play basketball at a young age in Israel. It wasn’t easy for him at first but through a lot of hard work, he eventually played basketball at the professional level.…
Fulfilling personal principles with Evan Knox
Jan 14 • 25 min
Life is constantly changing and Evan Knox understands the importance of learning. Learning new things is what keeps you agile, flexible and strong. He also understands that resilience goes hand-in-hand with running a business and trying to balance life at…
Driving your resilience with Jesse Iwuji
Jan 2 • 23 min
Jesse Iwuji wanted to be a race car driver when he was a young boy and made that dream a reality. Jesse attributes the military training he received to help him be more focused. (Jesse has a lot of energy too.) He also provides some great advice for youth…
Being friends with your illness with Deva Joy
Dec 22, 2019 • 28 min
Gratitude is a huge byproduct of dealing with a health issue. And Deva Joy’s picture should be placed next to the definition of resilience. She was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis as a young teen and this limited her physical ability. Instead of being…
Problems are Opportunities with Tami Green
Nov 14, 2019 • 31 min
Tami Green is a Life Coach with a focus on helping others get unstuck to include those with a mental health issue. She developed the “Brilliance Code,” a method that you can apply to any problem. The Brilliance Code can be summarized as PIRF (Problem,…
Keeping your dogs healthy with Dee-Marie
Sep 26, 2019 • 24 min
It’s rare to find someone that isn’t a dog fan and dogs are one positive thing we have in common with others. As a big dog lover myself, I’m grateful Dee-Marie found find time to be a guest on the Real Things Living podcast. Dee went from being a pilot,…
Celebration of Life with Susan Ducharme Hoben
Sep 12, 2019 • 51 min
Susan wrote an inspiring memoir about the celebration of life and love titled, “Dying Well: Our Journey of Love and Loss.” Most memoirs recount the grief and pain of their loss. Susan’s book is so much more…it’s a love story about her husband, Bruce; and…
Rewriting the Story with Loretta Breuning, PhD
Aug 16, 2019 • 29 min
“You are responsible for your own brain.” Brigitte has a great conversation with Loretta Breuning, PhD and dive into how brain chemicals affect your health and how “the brain learns from rewards.” It’s important to have confidence in your own strength and…
Helping others see the Light with Gary Roe
Jun 27, 2019 • 31 min
Gary Roe is such an inspiration. He is a grief counselor, pastor, and definitely a strong story teller. He truly understands the importance of resilience and has experienced grief multiple times first-hand. Gary shares what his life was like before the…
Foreword for “Expecting the Good: Inspiration from a Badass with a Big Heart”
Jun 10, 2019 • 7 min
Keith M. Huber, Lieutenant General, US Army (retired) was very generous in writing the foreword for the book “Expecting the Good” - which is a tribute to Jean-Luc Nash, a badass who had a big heart. Both were West Point classmates (class of 1975); they…
My Last Bad Day with Michael O’Brien
May 8, 2019 • 35 min
A great discussion with Brigitte Cutshall and Michael O’Brien about how his near-death experience (after being hit head-on by an SUV while riding his bike) changed his perspective to live a more purposeful life. They also discuss the “value of Freedom”…
Finding a Way to Live with Jill Henning
Apr 25, 2019 • 53 min
Jill Henning was given 12 months to live after being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer that spread to her lungs. That diagnosis was 18 months ago and she’s extremely thankful to be part of a clinical trial which will last another 6 months. She’s an…
Relationships and being mindful
Apr 15, 2019 • 4 min
Relationships are not perfect and can be messy at times. Being mindful plays a big part because there are many benefits for your relationships and overall health. The quality of our life is directly related to our thoughts. Being mindful helps develop…
A cathartic moment in life with Michele Downey
Apr 3, 2019 • 23 min
Michele is a middle school teacher and a proud parent. Her family had to deal with a major health issue with their daughter, the only granddaughter in the family. The wonderful support everyone provided her during this crisis was a cathartic experience.…
The Power of Fun with Michael Rucker
Mar 25, 2019 • 20 min
Dr. Michael Rucker’s experiences are a great example of resilience. He used to be a tri-athlete and had to stop running a few years ago due to severe osteoarthritis. His younger brother passed away in that same time-frame. That was difficult to deal with,…
Sharing insights about “doing the right thing” with Donna Seebo
Mar 22, 2019 • 30 min
Donna Seebo was kind enough to let me share our conversation regarding my recent book, “Expecting the Good: Inspiration from a Badass with a Big Heart.” Donna provided great feedback and believes the book I wrote about my stepfather epitomizes the best of…
Defining the real impact of Alzheimer’s with Teresa Valko
Mar 16, 2019 • 23 min
It’s not a sexy topic but something we should talk about. The impact of Alzheimer’s on Teresa Valko’s family is an eye-opener for many. The experience of having to help take care of her mother the past 15 years definitely changed her life. She is now…
Being Creative on Purpose with Scott Perry
Feb 27, 2019 • 26 min
Following a creative endeavor is good for your brain and overall health. Scott is passionate about that and guides struggling creatives to become thriving artists. Running also helps Scott stay healthy mentally and physically, allows him to be present in…
Musings with Harry Shaw (aka Hard Core Harry)
Feb 22, 2019 • 29 min
Harry is a former paratrooper and disabled veteran who was severely injured in the Grenada invasion (October 1983). Despite losing both of his legs, his attitude of gratitude about life empowers him to stay active and enjoy it. He understands the depths…
Gratitude changes your attitude
Feb 18, 2019 • 4 min
Introduction to the Real Things Living podcast. Gratitude changes your attitude