Blogger With A Twist Podcast

Brooke Brunson

Life is about adventure. So do the things that make you happy. Hey you guys my name is Brooke and i am a lifestyle blogger and writer from the east coast. On my podcast series Blogger With A Twist, I talk about lifestyle. As well as my tips on blogging, different things that I have gone through in my life or anything else that I want to talk about. So if you like content that is fun, inspiring, and motivating, then check out my podcast! Inquiries email at: brooke.brunson@gmail.com

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My Journey Through Oral Surgery And The Lessons I've Learned
May 3 2024
My Journey Through Oral Surgery And The Lessons I've Learned
Ever wondered what it's like to face the drill at the dentist's office? Well, strap in as I, Brooke, offer you a front-row seat to my own dental drama that unfolded after my tooth extraction surgery on April 19th. Navigating the stormy seas of a last-minute anesthesia change at The Oral Surgery  Consultations of Pennsylvania, I'm getting real about the emotional whirlwind that comes with oral health crises. From the comfort of my boyfriend's unwavering support to the nervous anticipation leading up to the procedure, I'm baring it all, because when it comes to dental work, we're all in this together.But it's not just about my story; it's about the bigger picture of dental care and the impact of neglect and fear. In the throes of recovery, I've had an epiphany about the importance of maintaining our pearly whites, and I'm sharing the insights with you. Hear about the toothache that almost ruined a family cruise and the daily habits that can lead to decay. This episode is a candid confession and a wake-up call rolled into one, with a side of hope for a future filled with crunchy snacks and a dazzling smile. Join me as I share my journey back to dental health and the lessons learned along the way.Support the Show.If you would like to subscribe to my weekly newsletter for the blog, you can find the form on my blog or click the link below.http://eepurl.com/gy0NTvFor questions or topic suggestions check out my email below!Email: brooke.brunson@gmail.comInstagram: bloginphillyTwitter: blogwithatwistBlog: https://phillyblogger.comOnline Shop: twistedblogger.redbubble.com
Embracing the Joy in Your Workout Journey
Apr 21 2024
Embracing the Joy in Your Workout Journey
Have you ever looked at a gym and thought, "Ugh, not today"? Well, I've been there, too. But something clicked for me, turning that place of dread into my sanctuary of self-improvement. Join me, Brooke, as I candidly recount my fitness journey's highs and lows, and how I've woven this tapestry of well-being into the fabric of my daily life. From dragging my feet to Planet Fitness to discovering the joy in a variety of workouts, I share the therapeutic gains of embracing a healthier lifestyle and the importance of finding joy in your chosen routine to avoid the dreaded burnout.As we gear up for summer, let's chat about crafting a fitness regimen that's less about impressing the beach crowd and more about personal triumph. This episode is about getting in shape for the best person in your life – you. It's an invitation to prioritize your well-being and the confidence that naturally follows. So, whether you're tuning in while meal prepping or en route to your next workout, I'm here to offer that encouraging nudge towards maintaining your health goals amid life's inevitable curveballs. Remember to hit that subscribe button, and feel free to share your own stories and questions – because this fitness journey? It's one we're on together.Support the Show.If you would like to subscribe to my weekly newsletter for the blog, you can find the form on my blog or click the link below.http://eepurl.com/gy0NTvFor questions or topic suggestions check out my email below!Email: brooke.brunson@gmail.comInstagram: bloginphillyTwitter: blogwithatwistBlog: https://phillyblogger.comOnline Shop: twistedblogger.redbubble.com
Learning To Appreciate The Good & Bad
Apr 6 2024
Learning To Appreciate The Good & Bad
Struggling with the ups and downs of entrepreneurship? You're not alone. Join me, Brooke, as I share the raw truths of my journey and the invaluable lessons I've garnered along the way. Infused with wisdom from Emma Grede recent revelations on the J-E-Y Shetty Podcast, this episode is dedicated to those seeking the courage to face life's ebbs and flows head-on. From the sigh of relief after resolving my dental insurance saga, to the gritty reality of pushing past procrastination, my story is one of embracing both triumphs and trials on the path to personal and professional fulfillment.Life is an intricate tapestry woven with threads of joy and threads of challenge—this episode honors that complexity. We delve into the beauty of our imperfections, and why chasing the illusion of perfection might be the very thing holding us back. Like an open book, I recount my latest breakthroughs and setbacks, hoping to inspire you to recognize the full narrative of your life as a bedrock for your unique greatness. Don't forget to subscribe and share this episode; it's a heart-to-heart you won't want to miss, filled with honesty, motivation, and the unspoken truths about the entrepreneurial spirit.Support the Show.If you would like to subscribe to my weekly newsletter for the blog, you can find the form on my blog or click the link below.http://eepurl.com/gy0NTvFor questions or topic suggestions check out my email below!Email: brooke.brunson@gmail.comInstagram: bloginphillyTwitter: blogwithatwistBlog: https://phillyblogger.comOnline Shop: twistedblogger.redbubble.com
Dental Dramas and the Priceless Value of Simple Romantic Gestures
Mar 29 2024
Dental Dramas and the Priceless Value of Simple Romantic Gestures
Ever been caught in the tangle of insurance companies while nursing a toothache? I, Brooke, feel your pain and share my oral surgery odyssey, which seems more like a cha-cha with bureaucrats than a smooth waltz to recovery. But hey, let's not dwell on dental woes too long, because there's a juicy conversation brewing on 'The Blogger with a Twist.' We're sifting through the quirks of modern dating, inspired by a duo of TikTok tales that had me pondering – since when did a home-cooked meal lose its charm to a swanky restaurant dinner, and why isn't a Shake Shack date cuttin' it for some? Tune in for a hearty discussion on why we should be swooning over the sentiment rather than the price tag on a date.As we strip away the layers of pretense, we uncover the importance of humility in the dating game. Remember when a connection meant more than the flash of cash? I'm bringing back that golden vibe with help from Mom's timeless advice, reminding us all that kindness isn't just magnetic – it's downright irresistible. Join me as I lay bare the folly of confusing the cost with the value of love, and why social media's glossy dating playbook needs a reality check. Whether you're single and ready to mingle or simply craving some genuine, dollar-free real talk, you won't want to miss this heart-to-heart on 'The Blogger with a Twist.Support the Show.If you would like to subscribe to my weekly newsletter for the blog, you can find the form on my blog or click the link below.http://eepurl.com/gy0NTvFor questions or topic suggestions check out my email below!Email: brooke.brunson@gmail.comInstagram: bloginphillyTwitter: blogwithatwistBlog: https://phillyblogger.comOnline Shop: twistedblogger.redbubble.com
Dental Dilemmas and the Realities of an Only Child Life
Mar 22 2024
Dental Dilemmas and the Realities of an Only Child Life
Ever grappled with the aching dilemma of whether to endure toothache or brave the dentist's chair? I'm Brooke, and in my latest podcast episode, I'm laying bare my personal tribulations with a root canal gone awry. Buckle up for a raw account of my toothache saga, as I navigate the complexities of dental procedures, insurance headaches, and ultimately, choosing to prioritize my well-being. It's an odyssey of pain and persistence, and an eye-opener to the harsh realities of healthcare systems that may hit close to home for many.Let's also peel back the layers of growing up as an only child—the myths, the truths, and everything in between. I'm dishing out the real scoop on life without siblings, debunking the stereotype of the spoiled and solitary only child. Through candid stories and reflections, I explore how this unique upbringing shaped my social dynamics and how I forged bonds akin to family. There's a sense of kinship in our shared experiences, and I invite you to join me on this journey of self-discovery and challenging familial misconceptions. No siblings, no problem—let's celebrate the only-child life and all its quirks.Support the Show.If you would like to subscribe to my weekly newsletter for the blog, you can find the form on my blog or click the link below.http://eepurl.com/gy0NTvFor questions or topic suggestions check out my email below!Email: brooke.brunson@gmail.comInstagram: bloginphillyTwitter: blogwithatwistBlog: https://phillyblogger.comOnline Shop: twistedblogger.redbubble.com
The Rebirth of a Podcast and a Journey into Health
Mar 15 2024
The Rebirth of a Podcast and a Journey into Health
Gather 'round as I, Brooke, unveil the curtain on a fresh start and an invigorated journey into 2024—starting with my 33rd turn around the sun. Picture a birthday suffused with the twin pleasures of a Cheesecake Factory feast and the thrills of a big-screen superhero saga, punctuated by an array of heart-warming presents. The podcast, too, is donning a new vibe with an updated look and a catchy new soundtrack that's sure to get your toes tapping, all thanks to the wizardry of a beat-savvy coworker. But it's not all celebrations and makeovers; I take a moment to share my proactive approach to personal health, emphasizing the significance of embracing wellness and staying ahead of the curve when it comes to managing blood pressure.As we reignite the flames of our podcast journey, let's toast to a future brimming with creative fulfillment and the sweet, sweet cadence of dreams turned into action. I'm not just back—I'm back with a heartfelt mission to infuse each podcast, blog post, and content creation with the essence of passion and determination. If you're new here, brace yourself for a treasure trove of past episodes waiting to be discovered, and to my cherished returning listeners, your unwavering support is the beacon guiding this ship. Together, let's weave a tapestry of shared stories, inspiration, and a collective cheer for health and positivity that resonates far beyond the airwaves.Support the Show.If you would like to subscribe to my weekly newsletter for the blog, you can find the form on my blog or click the link below.http://eepurl.com/gy0NTvFor questions or topic suggestions check out my email below!Email: brooke.brunson@gmail.comInstagram: bloginphillyTwitter: blogwithatwistBlog: https://phillyblogger.comOnline Shop: twistedblogger.redbubble.com
Contemplating Childlessness and Repercussions of Lootings in Philadelphia
Oct 7 2023
Contemplating Childlessness and Repercussions of Lootings in Philadelphia
Ever thought about the idea of not having children? Some consider it selfish while others see it as a personal choice. I'm Brooke, and in this captivating discussion, I lay bare my thoughts on this subject, weighing it from various perspectives, including the societal pressures, particularly on women, and the challenges that come with parenthood. In the same breath, I touch on a heartbreaking issue that’s been plaguing our city - the looting in Philadelphia. I voice out my frustration towards those who exploit peaceful protests as a smokescreen for their criminal activities, damaging local businesses and impacting our community adversely.Allow me to take you on a deeper journey into the factors that may influence the decision to forego parenthood. From the pain and physical changes of childbirth to the financial implications, and even the freedom you might have to sacrifice, the decision is far from simple. Couple these considerations with my reflections on instances where parents have shirked their responsibilities, leaving a trail of consequences in their wake. This goes beyond just a dialogue - it's a frank and engaging discussion that provokes thought and encourages a new perspective. Join me, let's explore these issues.Contact My Facebook Page About My Merch: https://www.facebook.com/phillybloggerSupport the Show.If you would like to subscribe to my weekly newsletter for the blog, you can find the form on my blog or click the link below.http://eepurl.com/gy0NTvFor questions or topic suggestions check out my email below!Email: brooke.brunson@gmail.comInstagram: bloginphillyTwitter: blogwithatwistBlog: https://phillyblogger.comOnline Shop: twistedblogger.redbubble.com
From Podcast Networking to Smooth Online Shopping Experience
Sep 30 2023
From Podcast Networking to Smooth Online Shopping Experience
Ever had a confrontation at work with a wannabe Kanye West look-alike? Trust me, you're in for a treat with this story. In our recent podcast journey, we navigated the treacherous waters of networking and connected with some interesting podcasters. Despite the initial nerves, we warmed up, engaged in some insightful conversations, and emerged more determined to continue this podcasting gig. After all, we realized that we can't please everyone and that's okay!Brace yourselves as we bring you an exciting update. Shopping for your favorite merch from our online Redbubble shop is now easier than ever! Whether you've been eyeing our products for a while or just stumbled upon them, now's a perfect time to snag your favorites. Need help with your order? We're here for you, just an email away. So, let's embark on this entertaining journey packed with fascinating stories, podcasting insights, and a seamless online shopping experience. Don't forget to check out the links to our blog and shop page in the description. Happy listening and shopping!To place an order shoot e an email at: twistedbloggerdesigns@gmail.comSupport the Show.If you would like to subscribe to my weekly newsletter for the blog, you can find the form on my blog or click the link below.http://eepurl.com/gy0NTvFor questions or topic suggestions check out my email below!Email: brooke.brunson@gmail.comInstagram: bloginphillyTwitter: blogwithatwistBlog: https://phillyblogger.comOnline Shop: twistedblogger.redbubble.com
From Coconut Oil Pulling to Lyft Fiascos
Sep 16 2023
From Coconut Oil Pulling to Lyft Fiascos
Ever been caught in a downpour, only to be refused by your Lyft driver because you are dripping wet? Well, that’s exactly what happened to my boyfriend and I recently. Join us for a laugh as we recount this absurdly hilarious experience. But it’s not all fun and games; we also traverse the intriguing world of ancient oral hygiene. I’ve been trying oil pulling, an olden remedy that claims to detoxify and cleanse your mouth using coconut oil, and the results are simply fascinating! The adventures continue as I let you in on a thrilling development - my boyfriend and I are attending a podcast networking event.   In which I'll be getting for info about the glamour, and grind of the podcast world, learning a few tricks of the trade along the way. Staying true to the spirit of the season, I’ve also put together some fall and Halloween themed designs that are now available online. So buckle up - we promise an episode full of laughter, learning, and lighthearted fun!Follow my Facebook page for my merch: https://www.facebook.com/twistedbloggerdesignsShoot me an email: twistedbloggerdesigns@gmail.comSupport the Show.If you would like to subscribe to my weekly newsletter for the blog, you can find the form on my blog or click the link below.http://eepurl.com/gy0NTvFor questions or topic suggestions check out my email below!Email: brooke.brunson@gmail.comInstagram: bloginphillyTwitter: blogwithatwistBlog: https://phillyblogger.comOnline Shop: twistedblogger.redbubble.com
Blue Beetle Review, Hair Care Revelations, and a Call to End Racially Motivated Crimes
Sep 8 2023
Blue Beetle Review, Hair Care Revelations, and a Call to End Racially Motivated Crimes
Here's a glimpse of my recent adventures - from discovering a standout superhero movie, Blue Beetle, to finding a hair hack that's a game-changer for textured hair like mine. Tune in as I rave about the enjoyable ride that Blue Beetle was, why it should be next on your watch list, and the hilariously memorable character that became my favorite. But wait, there's more! I'll also walk you through a hair routine revelation I unearthed on TikTok. Layering mousse and gel, who would've thought? This trick offers the perfect blend of volume and definition, a total lifesaver for those battling humidity-induced frizz. And just in time for the changing seasons, I've got new merch – all ready for fall and Halloween. Though we're having a ball with these updates, there is a serious matter close to my heart that needs our attention. The issue of racially motivated crimes is an ugly reality that we can't afford to ignore. A devastating incident in Florida has rekindled this discussion and today, I lend my voice to it. Let's talk about unity, about love, about the need to see beyond colors. My heart aches for the families affected by this horrific act, and I remind you and myself that our journey against racism and prejudice is far from over. Let's use this conversation as a step towards change, towards a world where we see each other for who we are - beautiful human beings. Stand with me, and let's make a difference.Follow my Facebook page for my merch: https://www.facebook.com/twistedbloggerdesignsShoot me an email: twistedbloggerdesigns@gmail.comSupport the Show.If you would like to subscribe to my weekly newsletter for the blog, you can find the form on my blog or click the link below.http://eepurl.com/gy0NTvFor questions or topic suggestions check out my email below!Email: brooke.brunson@gmail.comInstagram: bloginphillyTwitter: blogwithatwistBlog: https://phillyblogger.comOnline Shop: twistedblogger.redbubble.com
Fundraiser Update to Fun In The Sun At CamelBeach Mountain Waterpark
Jul 14 2023
Fundraiser Update to Fun In The Sun At CamelBeach Mountain Waterpark
Join me, Brooke, on a journey that's a feast for your senses. Picture this - a bustling city fundraiser, the aroma of deliciously fried fish and the heartwarming ambiance of a community coming together for a cause. That was my experience at the Urban Sports Rescue fish fry. Tony, the founder, was an outstanding host, and the perfectly flaky fish, crunchy fries, and surprisingly delightful coleslaw, were the stars of the show. And, if you're itching to see what all the fuss is about, head over to my Instagram @bloginphilly for a visual treat.But, my adventures didn't stop there! I swapped city streets for the mountainous terrains of the Poconos. Despite a drizzle, Camel Beach Water Park was a thrilling experience. Walking up the incline was a struggle, but the rides and the unexpected leg workout made it worthwhile. And then, there was the Chinese food, a culinary delight that added a cherry on top of my adventure-filled weekend. So, buckle up, as I take you through a rollercoaster weekend of food, fun, and a mountain of surprises!P.s. Find me on Redububble.com under the name twistedblogger to get 20% off before sale ends!Support the Show.If you would like to subscribe to my weekly newsletter for the blog, you can find the form on my blog or click the link below.http://eepurl.com/gy0NTvFor questions or topic suggestions check out my email below!Email: brooke.brunson@gmail.comInstagram: bloginphillyTwitter: blogwithatwistBlog: https://phillyblogger.comOnline Shop: twistedblogger.redbubble.com
Navigating Life: Hair Trials, Kitchen Triumphs, and Job Etiquette
Jul 6 2023
Navigating Life: Hair Trials, Kitchen Triumphs, and Job Etiquette
Ever wondered how to tackle frizz and humidity to keep those curls looking fabulous? I've got your back! As your resident curly hair enthusiast, I've tested the waters for you, experimenting with two gels from ULTA  Beauty that promise to keep those curls in check. I'll fill you in on my experiences with Curl Smith fragrance free hard-hold gel and Not Your Mother's hard-hold gel - and reveal which one nabbed the top spot in my hair care routine. And for all you foodies out there, I've got a delightful culinary adventure on deck. Let me transport you to my kitchen as I whip up an early birthday feast featuring fried chicken, baked mac and cheese, collard greens with smoked turkey, and a cornbread casserole. Now, switching gears to a less tasty but just as important topic, let's talk about workplace etiquette. Prompted by a thought-provoking TikTok video I happened upon, we'll delve into why treating service industry workers with kindness and respect is non-negotiable. We'll also discuss my personal experiences navigating the minefield that is the general public. And for those in a job-searching mode, I'll sprinkle in some motivational tips that might just help your process. So, slide on those headphones and let's dive right into a mixed bag of hair care, mouthwatering recipes, and a dash of life chats. Here's to an hour of good vibes, laughter, and stimulating discussions. Remember, this is your one-stop-shop for all things hair, food, and lifestyle. Let's get started!Baked Mac & Cheese Tips: https://phillyblogger.com/6-tips-for-a-creamy-baked-macaroni-and-cheese/Job Hunting Motivational Tips: https://phillyblogger.com/how-to-stay-motivated-while-job-searching/Support the Show.If you would like to subscribe to my weekly newsletter for the blog, you can find the form on my blog or click the link below.http://eepurl.com/gy0NTvFor questions or topic suggestions check out my email below!Email: brooke.brunson@gmail.comInstagram: bloginphillyTwitter: blogwithatwistBlog: https://phillyblogger.comOnline Shop: twistedblogger.redbubble.com
Embarking on a Journey of Wellness, Beauty, and Brunch Delights
Jun 23 2023
Embarking on a Journey of Wellness, Beauty, and Brunch Delights
Ever embarked on a health journey that led to unexpected surprises? That's exactly what happened to me recently, and I can't wait to share my discoveries with you! I've managed to lose six pounds without exercising, thanks to lifestyle changes like not eating after 8 p.m., intermittent fasting, and drinking lots of water. Plus, I'll spill the beans about my first-ever PR package from Good Molecules, a skincare brand I initially had some hesitations about.Join me as I also share my delightful experience at a brunch spot called 3Js Cafe, where I chatted with Chef Lando about their unique maple syrup used for pancakes and waffles. Trust me, you don't want to miss his intriguing insights! And if you're tired of tearing up while cutting onions, I've got three amazing Amazon kitchen gadgets that'll change the game for you. From my recent Ulta Beauty haul to new designs in my Redbubble shop, this episode is packed with personal milestones, fun stories, and valuable recommendations. So, grab your snacks or a meal and let's get this episode poppin!Amazon kitchen gadgets: Click hereBrunch at 3J's cafe: Click hereSupport the Show.If you would like to subscribe to my weekly newsletter for the blog, you can find the form on my blog or click the link below.http://eepurl.com/gy0NTvFor questions or topic suggestions check out my email below!Email: brooke.brunson@gmail.comInstagram: bloginphillyTwitter: blogwithatwistBlog: https://phillyblogger.comOnline Shop: twistedblogger.redbubble.com
Urban Sports Rescue Fish Fry & What I Learned At 15 Years Old
Apr 28 2023
Urban Sports Rescue Fish Fry & What I Learned At 15 Years Old
Hey everyone, and happy Friday.  After a minor hiatus, your girl is back with new content.  So for this episode, ill be sharing one of the biggest life lessons I learned at 15 years old.  Going through this lesson made me understand that the choices we make in life have consequences.  And that being a follower will only get you so far in life.  So if you are a young person listening to my episode, remember to listen to your instincts.Along with that, I will also be discussing some exciting news I got last week.  Because of my social media following on Instagram, your girl got invited to her first fish fry fundraiser hosted by Urban Sports Rescue ( a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization).  So if you live in Philadelphia, come to Lou & Choo's this Sunday, April 30th, to help support this organization.  Thanks again to Tony Cousar for reaching out to me on Instagram, and you all have a great weekend.  Grab your snacks, and let's get this episode poppin!Tony's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arlucua/Tony Cousar, MSWStudent Advocate, Urban Sports RescueUrbansportsrescue.comTimestamps:  Intro -  [00:00]Welcome & Updates -   [00:49]Fish Fry Fundraiser  - [01:31]Story time & Life Lesson -  [07:56]Support the Show.If you would like to subscribe to my weekly newsletter for the blog, you can find the form on my blog or click the link below.http://eepurl.com/gy0NTvFor questions or topic suggestions check out my email below!Email: brooke.brunson@gmail.comInstagram: bloginphillyTwitter: blogwithatwistBlog: https://phillyblogger.comOnline Shop: twistedblogger.redbubble.com