‘Tis the season to be especially thankful.
Enjoy this article I wrote for Rochester Woman Online Magazine.
I am grateful for you.
Enjoy this article I wrote for Rochester Woman Online Magazine.
I am grateful for you.
It took courage to be bold and share my story. Read the real, raw feature story published by Rochester Woman Online Magazine thanks to Kelly Breuer. May it encourage and inspire you. It’s possible to make your dreams a reality.
Tell me your goals and dreams. It would be my pleasure to help you.
Are you experiencing joy or sorrow? Grief, loss, and depression can cause sorrow. There is something else… How do you see yourself?
It’s important to have a healthy self-image. Know your worth.
Too many times we beat ourselves up. We may not see our beauty and radiance. It’s there.
The Truth is… You have greatness in you. You are needed. Don’t give up.
I want to celebrate, inspire, and encourage you.
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It was time to depart. I boarded the airplane. A delightful woman sat next to me on my flight back home. She shared her bag of blue chips with me. She also shared that her daughter committed suicide. It was then that I knew this was a divine appointment.
I listened to her story. I felt led to share my experience, hoping she would find comfort and a connection with me.
It’s easier to stay silent and not share, especially on the topic of suicide. This conversation prompted me to speak up. I wrote a book called The LORI Factor that is meant to help others. However, I have not shared enough about it.
It took courage to write that book, especially telling how there was a time I attempted suicide. I am thankful I am alive to change and save lives with my message. This book is not just about my story; it’s about giving you hope and making a difference.
Too many people believe lies about themselves and feel unworthy and hopeless. Some get blinded by the pain and make a permanent decision to a temporary problem. If that’s you or someone you know, you landed on this blog for a reason. You are meant to be here.
We all need support and encouragement. I learned that the woman who chose to sit next to me on that flight created support services for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. We are both on a similar mission.
Especially this time of year, during the holiday season, suicide rates increase. I know my life was spared so I can help people choose life not death.
Let me show you how to have a Larger vision of yourself beyond your circumstances. That is what the “L” stands for in The LORI Factor book.
There is light past the darkness. Take flight and soar. You are meant for more. Take a deep breath. Hang on. There is hope. Have faith in the now.
Be present. That is the best gift for yourself and everyone else.
I am grateful that I get to guide those on how to choose life and live the life they were born to live.
Feel free to reach out to me. Let me know how I can serve you and add value to your life.
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It was a day of tragedy and sorrow for the attack on America in 2001 that will never be forgotten. My heart goes out to all those who lost loved ones. Thank you to all the first responders.
I almost lost a dear son on August 22, 2021. He is a first responder, but it was a motocycle accident that threatened his life. Thankfully, his life was spared. Make family a priority. Love conquers all. Forgiveness opens the door to restoration, peace, harmony, and unity.
There will always be things to do. Your calendar is full. If you don’t schedule time for the people you love, nobody will do it for you. Don’t wait until its too late.
You have made my days a mere handbreadth;
the span of my years is as nothing before you.
Everyone is but a breath,
even those who seem secure. ~ Psalm 39:5
Live each day to the fullest as though it could be your last day. When that day comes, decide NOW what your eternal address will be. Choose 777 Heaven. Your mansion awaits you. Travel to the right destination.
It is my mission to tell you that there is only One True God. Ask Him yourself. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
At that time, my eternal future was in a place of hopelessness, despair, and destruction. Then, I found Hope. I knew my story must be told. My message is meant to get into your hands.
This message is in my book: The LORI Factor: Live the Life You Were Born to Live
This book has the potential to become the avenue to your miracle. It gives insights and examples of personal experiences that are relatable and real.
Lori Bruton is a messenger of HOPE who gives you hope for the future and POWER in the present. Do you know that you have more inside you that’s waiting to come out?
“If you are seeking direction and looking for a way to transform your life, keep reading! The LORI Factor will show you the way.” Les Brown
Much Love to you and your family,
I agree with this Helen Keller quote, “Life is short and unpredictable. Eat the dessert first.”
In my book, The LORI Factor: Live the Life You Were Born to Live, there is a chapter called, Lifestyle: Start Living Life on Your Terms.
I know I wasn’t, until I made different decisions. As a result, I stopped letting life happen to me. I stopped allowing other people’s opinions become my reality.
I remember when somebody mentioned something my mother said. I said I hadn’t talked to my mother that day. He said I meant your mother’s voice that’s in your head. Whoa! He was right. I loved my mother, but many words she said were not the truth. A phrase I kept hearing from her was, “You can’t do that,” and “Your sister would be the one to write a book.” Hearing that repeatedly programmed me to believe it.
Note: Be careful who and what you believe, or you will be deceived.
Thankfully, I learned to tune into a higher voice of the One who taught me my voice matters and that I can do anything that I put my mind to, like writing books. Renewing my mind, changing, and upgrading my thoughts and words were the beginning of living life on my terms.
The Serenity Prayer says: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
These powerful words made a big difference, “This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” ~ Joshua 1:9 NLT
Focus on the things you can control. You can’t control the past. Be present. Get unstuck. Instead of resisting change, embrace it.
That doesn’t mean accepting everything being dictated around you. Stand up for what’s right. Unmask yourself. Let your voice be heard.
I used to feel invisible and was taught to be quiet and not to interrupt until I got a LARGER vision of myself beyond what people told me and beyond my circumstances. It’s time to speak up and let my voice be heard because you need to hear this message of hope, encouragement, and empowerment.
By the way, it’s not a coincidence that you are reading or hearing this right now. “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD, “They are plans for good and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11 NLT
Paint a picture in your mind of what your best life looks like. Hold that vision, write it down, and make it plain, as it says in the living Word of God in Habakkuk 2.
Keep it before your eyes.
When you can visualize the life you desire, it puts you in the driver’s seat. Visualization is a powerful tool. What do you love? Where are you? What are you doing? Who is with you? See it, hear it, taste it, smell it, and feel it.
Be specific. Picture your dream vacation or dream car, for example. Soon your dreams become reality. Take action. I put myself in the driver’s seat on a boat recently. I have been writing more and getting articles published. I am a travel writer and am stepping into that lifestyle.
Start where you are. Take yourself places in your mind first. Do things in your own backyard that are local.
I live in the “gorges” Finger Lakes region where there are beautiful lakes, waterfalls, and parks. Watkins Glen is a must-see place. From Canandaigua to Ithaca NY, I got to experience accommodations, adventures, relaxation, and amazing food including:
Capt. Bill’s Dinner and Sunset Sightseeing Seneca Lake Cruise
Summit to Stream where I took out an ocean kayak on Seneca Lake
Keuka Watersports at Champlin Beach in a kayak on Keuka Lake
Bed & Breakfast at Oliver Phelps was the first B&B in Canandaigua
Rogues Harbor Inn is a lovely historical B&B near Cayuga Lake
Corner Pub at Rogues Harbor Inn has great food and service at the Inn
Ciao! Was had authentic Italian food with Tuscan flair and delicious dessert
Ithaca Massage Station was a relaxing, pampering experience
NaturLuxe & Stars is where I had my first glamping adventure in style
Jerlando’s Ristorante & Pizza Co. has salads, Italian food & more
Nickel Pit’s BBQ has tender, tasty barbeque with warm service
True Love where I swooned over the schooner and talked to the Captain
I made a decision. I found a way no matter what my bank account or circumstances looked like. No matter to those trying to set me up to fail or making assumptions. No more putting my life on the back burner and taking care of everyone except myself.
Commit to your goals and dreams. Create your life by design. Writing, speaking, wealth, wellness, travel, and more are possible. Get on the road, on the plane, or on the boat to wherever you desire to go.
Can you see the person you are meant to be? Take the Journey to Hope and Transformation (which I talk about in my first book).
Get my book, The LORI Factor: Live the Life You Were Born to Live, for more ideas on how to live life on your terms.
Tell me the actions you took. The first action was you read this blog. Thank you and congratulations. What spoke to you the most?
Let’s celebrate each step together. Let me know how I can help. Choose life and live life to the fullest.