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The Secrets of a 102-Year-Old Doctor for Keeping A Sharp Mind with Dr. Gladys McGarey

Dr. Gladys McGarey will be 102 years old at the time of this book’s publication and she is a still-practicing doctor. Recognized as a pioneer of the allopathic and holistic medical movements, she is also a founding diplomat of the American Board of Holistic Medicine. She is the cofounder and past president of the American Holistic Medical Association, as well as the cofounder of the Academy of Parapsychology and Medicine and the founder of The International Academy of Clinical Hypnosis. Dr. Gladys lives and works in Scottsdale, Arizona, where for many years she shared a medical practice with her daughter. She currently has a medical consulting practice, maintains a healthy diet, and enjoys a good piece of cake every now and then. She has spoken at TEDx.

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How can you keep a sharp, healthy, and resilient mind at any age?

There are a lot of common fears around aging. And one of the biggest is that you’ll start to become absent-minded, losing the vibrancy and focus that marks your ability to learn. But getting older doesn’t have to be a scary process. It’s possible to maintain a strong and healthy mind throughout your life.

I’m excited to have a very special guest on our show today. Dr. Gladys McGarey is a 102-year-old consulting physician and co-founder of the American Holistic Medical Association. She’s also the author of the brand-new book, The Well-Lived Life: A 102-Year-Old Doctor’s Six Secrets to Health and Happiness at Every Age.

Living longer isn’t only about adding years to your life. You also want to add life to your years. Embracing a love of learning, discovering your purpose, and choosing an active, healthy lifestyle are key. If you want to understand the connection between brain health, mental well-being, and longevity, this episode is for you.

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"If you can find a little bit of light, no matter how stuck you are, you can move towards it."

Dr. Gladys McGarey

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  • Everyone has an inner physician. Here’s how you can connect with yours. [2:32]
  • Instead of expecting a doctor to heal you, you have to own your health. Here’s what that means. [4:00]
  • You start learning in the womb, but you take responsibility for it at this age. [5:29]
  • Sometimes life gets hard, and you can get stuck. But it’s important to keep moving or you risk this happening. [6:51]
  • You want to do things that make you feel alive. This is why it helps you stay vibrant and full of purpose. [7:58]
  • This is the greatest healer of all. [10:18]
  • Life can have points of stress that are overwhelming. If you get to that point, this is what can help pull you through. [12:23]
  • If you’re at a point where you’re stuck, look here to find your guide. [14:22]
  • Be sure to buy a copy of Dr. McGarey’s book, here.
  • Watch her incredible TEDX talk, here.
  • If you want to learn more about Dr. McGarey and her work, visit her website, here.


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