Age is Just a Number

with Gladys McGarey

About the Episode

This week’s episode of the Growth Guide podcast features Dr. Gladys McGarey, one of the rarest guests we’ve had on our show. She is a 102-year-old still-consulting doctor and the mother of holistic medicine. She is the co-founder of the American Holistic Medical Association. She started her medical career before it was allowed for women to have bank accounts. Nevertheless, she has overcome numerous obstacles and is considered a pioneer in a new approach to disease and health that has, over the past sixty years, revolutionized how people throughout the world view health care and self-care. 

Gladys joined us today to talk about her book ‘The Well-Lived Life: A 102-Year-Old Doctor’s Six Secrets to Health and Happiness at Every Age’, which reveals her powerful and life-changing secrets for how to live with joy, vitality, and purpose at any age.

Gladys shares her remarkable journey and the unconventional approach she has taken towards healing and growth. From removing foreign objects from an elephant’s foot to challenging the norms of Western medicine, Gladys has always been guided by a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. 

Join us as we dive into the power of inner healing, the importance of curiosity and learning, and the profound impact that small acts of kindness can have on our lives and the lives of others. Get ready for an episode that will inspire and challenge your perspectives on personal growth and the limitless possibilities that come with it.

Topics Discussed

Finding purpose [08.23]
Starting the conversation, Dr. Gladys briefs us on how she found her purpose in life along with the ways to find it ourselves.
Healing process [13.12]
The healing process is not a single thing or a single idea. Your pain doesn’t have to define who you are.
Keeping the curiosity [19.47]
Dr. Gladys explains the five Ls in regard to maintaining curiosity in our 50s and 60s.
Love yourself [27.00]
If you want to love others, you have to love yourself first. Self-love is the first step in giving love.
Listening [33.09]
We talk about the importance of listening to what your child says.
Dominion vs. dominance [39.26]
Dr. Gladys explains what happens when people mix dominion with dominance.
Boundaries [45.16]
We talk about the importance of respecting other people’s boundaries.
Are you a quitter? [51.10]
You are going to be in many situations where you feel hopeless. But you have to remind yourself that you are not a quitter.

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