Insider.com recently covered Dr. Gladys and her daily routine. In her recently published book, The Well-Lived Life: A 102-year-old Doctor’s Six Secrets to Health and Happiness At Any Age, Dr. Gladys goes into details covered in today’s article. I love hearing from behind-the-scenes. Turns out, Dr. Gladys is active, planning, and even shares her breakfast routine with us (Spoiler alert: It’s raisin bran and prune juice).
Alongside daily prayer, Dr. Gladys like to keep herself busy. The article states, “To keep her hands busy throughout the day, McGarey continues a regular knitting practice. I can’t see to knit patterns now because my eyes don’t, but I can knit little gifts that I give, and that keeps my hands busy.” In addition, Dr. Gladys McGarey still believes in treating the whole person using a holistic approach to medicine when feeling ill physically or mentally.
In addition to her daily routines, Insider shares her longer-term goals. Dr. Gladys has a surprising 10-year-plan, unlike most centenarians. Hilary Brueck, the author, says, “These days, she uses her own “juice” to think about how to create better ways for people to live together and care for each other. Her own 10-year plan — something she thinks everyone should have — includes creating a village for “living medicine” where elders, babies, and everyone in between can live together and care for each other more harmoniously.” We’ll be sharing more on that 10-year plan soon.