This publication is called The Bright Life because I believe, with effort, we can all find moments of illumination that will light the way forward.

Hello you Gorgeous Soul, I’m Donna. Welcome!

My hope here is to guide us both to a life of possibility and well-being by examining what lies below the layers of daily life, and in doing so take steps to shift and grow.

My wheelhouse is well-being & how to have ample energy to get through the day (I learned this the hard way). I believe this is the foundation to gain a life of meaning because if we’re running on empty we’ve got nothing.

I’ve been in health care (I’m a practicing Chiropractor, together with my husband) for 3 decades. This work, which I love, has brought me up close with thousands of folks who have shared their story with me & allowed me into their heart and soul. I learn from them. I also learn from the many teachers who come my way in the form of authors, speakers, online folks, and people in my community.

Through my writing here you’ll have a full frontal view into what’s going on as I maneuver through midlife and the tools I’m using to navigate it. My jam is elevating our energy (how?), living to our greatest potential (may not be what we think), and all things relating to overall well-being & spirituality. I come at it from a heart-centered, evidence-based perspective.

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The Bright Life is a reader-supported publication. Your subscription shows me your support as I work to create a caring & meaningful place on the Internet ❤

Creating a special online membership & community is something I have wanted to do for a very long time so I was thrilled to discover

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Why would you choose to pay?

The lovely folks who are paid subscribers truly value my work, they are not simply passing time and scrolling the net. This structure offers me a foundation from which to be courageous & vulnerable in my writing and, in doing so, call you to the same standard. (Don’t worry, there is no audience participation unless you choose to chime in, it’s the inner work that counts).

You will have access to every article I write as well as my online workshops and the recordings. I will be collaborating with other writers to share their work with you, and lastly, you will have full access to the archives of every post I’ve written.


I do not want a paid membership to be a barrier to anyone. If you are interested in taking things to the next level, but find yourself in a position where you are unable to do so, please email me at I understand that life gets in the way sometimes so I will make arrangements for you to join the Membership Circle at no charge as I am grateful for your interest.

But Sweetie, you do not have to become a paid subscriber. Free subscribers will receive:

*Written posts every 2-4 weeks and occasional audio recordings.

*My heartfelt thanks and gratitude for your interest in my work.

Together, we will unravel the deeply bound threads of our conditioning and how to do the work to move past it to a more fulfilling life. (Heads up Dear One that if you get irritated by incorrect grammar and punctuation I am not your Girl! I write how I talk and occasionally make up my punctuation and lingo!)

When we live in that place of possibility things feel different - better!

xox Donna

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Exploring the realm of middle age from the lens of growth, spirituality & well-being.


Donna McArthur

Well-being connoisseur, sobriety advocate, chiropractor, lover of great coffee & human potential!