Dr. Gladys McGarey

Senior Planet from AARP: Inspiring Stories Dr. Gladys McGarey, 102

We were delighted to see the recent article on AARP’s Senior Planet about Dr. Gladys McGarey and her new book! Aging is a natural part of life, and it presents a unique opportunity for growth, self-discovery, and embracing a holistic approach to well-being. AARP published a thought-provoking article that sheds light on the transformative power of holistic aging. In the article, they delve into the key insights shared by Dr. Gladys, highlighting the importance of holistic well-being and providing practical tips for embracing a fulfilling and vibrant life as we age.

Pam Hugi is Senior Planet’s Community and Advocacy Manager and writes about her interview with Dr. Gladys where she spells out her foundations to writing the book. Dr. Gladys says, “The five Ls are life, love, laughter, labor and listening. Love activates and transforms the other four Ls. The 5 Ls form a basis to my work because they demonstrate the transformative power of love. Love changes things from something empty and negative, or at least neutral, to something full and positive.” Beautiful!

AARP’s highlights the transformative potential of embracing holistic aging. By prioritizing our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being, we can embark on a fulfilling and vibrant journey as we age. The insights shared by AARP remind us of the importance of self-care, social connections, adaptability, and lifelong learning. Let us embrace this holistic approach to aging, embracing the wisdom and opportunities that each stage of life offers.

If you’d like to know more about Dr. Gladys and her secrets to healthy living, check out her book The Well-Lived Life: A 102-year-old Doctor’s Six Secrets to Health and Happiness At Any Age, available on Amazon or wherever books are sold.

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