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My name is Tracey, & I'm a Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, nurse, & social worker working as a mental health professional. I've recently added blogger & writer to my list of life roles. I hope that none of my roles prevents you from reaping the benefits of my blog. I've created it to be a help to those who neglect self-care.

Body (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Tracey Bratton

Founder & Owner of: My Balanced Mind, Body and Soul

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life and Successful Living Writer


Maintaining balance in your life requires keeping your body healthy. I’m sure you’ve been bombarded, with the rest of modern society, on tips for eating healthily, maintaining a healthy weight, and getting fit. With all the information already out there, you’re likely to be bored with just another blog about “losing weight” or “getting fit.” Great! That’s not what this about.

Maintaining a healthy body does require proper nutrition & physical activity, but when this becomes your driving force, your mind & soul suffer, & you become out of balance. When your main focus in life is counting every single calorie, carb, & fat gram, and/or working out before, during, & after work or school, you’re taking so much time and energy away from the two other aspects of yourself. Don’t get me wrong, I truly believe in nutritious meal planning & being physically active, but moderation & balance are truly key.

Also, don’t forget the need to rest your body! This is vital in keeping your body healthy, & developing & maintaining balance in your life. Imagine your body as a car. Your car needs fuel and maintenance (food) to run (exercise) efficiently, but if you drive your car constantly without fuel, maintenance, & never stopping, it’ll eventually be “ragged out.” And to further use this illustration, your car needs the computer (brain) to run effectively, as well as a driver (soul) to ensure it gets where it needs to go & to know when something’s not quite right. The mind, body, & soul are interdependent, and one is no greater or lesser than the other two. Future articles will assist you in your journey to a healthier body. Please read the next post, which addresses keeping your soul healthy.


Article Credits: Tracey Bratton

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor

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Mind (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Tracey Bratton

Founder & Owner of: My Balanced Mind, Body and Soul

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life and Successful Living Writer


Maintaining balance in your life requires keeping your mind healthy. How do you do this? Taking care of your mind, or keeping it healthy, is like taking care of anything else in your body. You need to use it, be mindful of thoughts you allow to flow through, and by letting it rest. Your mind is a powerful thing, and too much or too little focus on the mind can throw your life out of balance. Continue reading Mind (1 min read)

Aging (3 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Tracey Bratton

Founder & Owner of: My Balanced Mind, Body and Soul

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life and Successful Living Writer


What do you associate with the term “aging”? Many have visions of gray hair, feeble minds, and frail bodies. This may have been true at one point in history; however, the technology available to today’s modern society is changing this view. Or is it? While modern medical technology can add quantity to life (in years added to the lifespan), what quality of life does it offer to those living longer & longer?

Continue reading Aging (3 min read)

Soul (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Tracey Bratton

Founder & Owner of: My Balanced Mind, Body and Soul

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life and Successful Living Writer


Maintaining balance in your life requires keeping your soul healthy. You probably have gathered this bit of information by now if you’ve read my FIRST (yay!) two posts. What is your soul? It’s that part of you that you know is there, but you just can’t quite describe. It’s what makes you-you  -your essence if you will. If you’re neglecting this aspect of yourself, just as with the mind & body, you will become out of balance.

You may say, “I’m not religious” or “I don’t believe in that kind of stuff,” but even if you’re agnostic or atheist (which by the way, I’m a Christian & I truly do not judge those who don’t have my same beliefs), you still have a spiritual component to your “self,” & if you’re not nurturing it, you’re neglecting a third of your being.

As a Christian, I nurture my soul through many different outlets, including daily devotions, prayer, meditation, yoga, & maintaining healthy relationships with others. If you don’t have the same spiritual beliefs as I do, rest assured you can still nurture your soul. You can do this through meditation,  yoga, & maintaining healthy relationships to feel connected to something larger than yourself. These activities don’t have to be religious-focused. No matter your spiritual beliefs, or lack thereof, you still have a soul that needs to be nurtured and maintained. I hope you have a wonderful balanced week!


Article Credits: Tracey Bratton

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor