Brigitte's Blog

Nice to Meet You

One of things that brings me joy is music. It makes me smile, dance, and be in the moment.  This week, my husband and I had an amazing experience attending a small concert venue where the talented musician Jonathan Roy and his band captured hearts with a song “Nice to

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How to Be Perfec…t

I’m guilty sometimes of letting the pursuit of perfection hold me back. I recently read a fantastic book, How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question, written by Michael Schur. He’s also the creator of the TV Series The Good Place.  The Good Place is a fantasy-comedy about where humans are sent

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A Story of Running, Love and Hope

Have you ever had your teenage sons volunteer to run a 5K race with you, just two weeks before your major breast cancer surgery? If not, let me tell you, it’s quite the experience.  And it’s not every day that you get to run a race with two teenage boys who

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Creative Zen

Finding moments of tranquility and creative inspiration can be a challenge sometimes in our busy lives. I have learned there is a powerful connection between immersing yourself in nature that can unlock creativity. With its serene beauty, nature also offers a perfect canvas for mindfulness.  Mindfulness involves being fully present in

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Motivation Mojo

Movement and exercise is at the top of my goal list. For many people, maintaining consistency in exercise can be a challenge.  The allure of just sitting on the couch can overshadow putting on your shoes for a walk outside or getting on the treadmill. I’ve learned that adding some creativity to a workout will make

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The World Needs More Love

Negativity surrounds us—on the news, in our daily interactions, and within the broader global landscape. Life is also full of ups and downs. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the challenges we face, but it’s in these moments that the power of love shines brightest.  In a world that often feels

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Transforming Stress into Strength

Article contributed by Lacie Martin, Raise Them Well. A Holistic Guide to Navigating Life’s Challenges In an era where the pace of life seems unrelenting, managing stress has become a vital skill for maintaining health and happiness. This guide from Gemini Media is your ally in navigating through the complexities

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Be Thankful and Make it Count

Life can be a great adventure or seem burdensome. Or something in between. There is a lot of advice out there about following your passion. But not everyone knows what they want. This is really about embracing empowerment and defining success in your own terms.  Everything you do is basically

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Reminders for November

Fall is a beautiful season and the month of November is up there as one of my favorite months. It gives off some cozy vibes, right?  As we embrace those cozy vibes, it’s important to remember that your health and well-being should remain a top priority. Here are some gentle nudges to keep

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Today Matters

I recently discovered one of John Maxwell’s books, Today Matters. He has written a lot of great books with a focus mostly on leadership and personal growth. Being open to “continually learning” is important to me. And reading books is a popular learning method. Here are some great #leadership quotes from the

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Life-changing Fixes to Bad Health Habits

Article contributed by Roane Juliano For the second year in a row, American life expectancy has been reduced to 76.1 years. This information may be disappointing, but it’s not surprising, given the state of the American healthcare system. And there are 23.5 million Americans that live in food deserts, areas where it

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Live a little

I like to view life as an adventure waiting to be embraced. Breaking from routines and seeking adventure is essential not only for a fulfilling and vibrant life but it also nourishes your spirit with hope and optimism.  Daily routines are comforting, but can become complacent, and you can gradually

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Good advice…from 1999

My last post focused on the importance of being creative in the next phase of life.  Okay, part of getting into a creative mindset includes de-cluttering my office. The goal is to de-clutter at least twice a year.  In one of the boxes, I found a document that was printed from the Netscape browser on

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What Matters Now

Having a creative mindset is important at this stage in my life. It’s become impossible to ignore the fact that the good days — when I’m feeling great and doing my best work — have common elements. For one thing, they’re intentional. On those days, I’m in the driver’s seat

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Unveiling the Power of Books

In an increasingly digital age, where information is readily available at our fingertips, some people may question the usefulness of books. I firmly believe that books possess a unique power and value that goes beyond mere convenience. As an avid reader myself, I have come to understand that books are

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How are you moving forward?

Every decision and action we take shapes our path ahead. By asking yourself “How are you Moving Forward?” encourages introspection and self-assessment. It opens the door to actively seek opportunities for empowerment and improvement. Life is an ongoing journey of growth and progress, and movement plays a vital role in

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Embrace your self-worth

Are women truly supporting each other, or are they inadvertently tripping each other in the hallway of life’s challenges? Rhonda Taylor Parker, author and businesswoman, brings attention to the need for women’s support, self-worth, and resilience in the face of life’s challenges. She was a recent guest on the Real

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Starting a Wellness Business: 9 Tips for Success

This post was inspired by Ted James, Ted Knows Money. Are you thinking about starting your own wellness business? You’re in the right place. Creating a successful wellness business takes hard work, dedication, and time. With the help of the following tips, you can get your business off the ground

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Share the Love ❤️ of Books

This message is brought to you by Brigitte…not AI. Valentine’s Day is known for celebrating love. Book lover here. Did you know that February 14th is also known as International Book Giving Day? And for book lovers, there’s no better way to express our love than by sharing our favorite

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Cancer can be a teacher

Each of us have an epiphany moment that changed your perspective. It changed your life. Breast Cancer diagnosis (twice) and a rare primary brain tumor diagnosis did that for me. Getting outside in nature reminds me to be in the moment. I’m still here and can still do it. Consistent movement, like

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Life Unfolds in Chapters

Life is like choose-your-own-adventure book, with many different chapters that make up the story of our lives. Some chapters are like “The Boring Village”, where nothing much happens. Some chapters are like “The Haunted House” where things can get spooky and thrilling. Some are like “The Time Travel” where you

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Find Your Bliss

“I am always making plans, but I don’t take any of them too seriously.”- Oscar Wilde Bliss is defined as a state of happiness and contentment. It’s hard to describe what bliss feels like but it’s something that we all want to experience. Bliss is when you are in the

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