The Well-Lived Life

The Well-Lived Life

A 102-Year-Old Doctor's Six Secrets to Health and Happiness at Every Age



'Astonishing. Truly one of the most inspirational women you'll ever meet' ELIZABETH DAY, How To Fail podcast

'You will love the stories, you will learn how to honour your health and your body, and in the end, you'll love life that much more' Dr Edith Eger, New York Times bestselling Author of The Choice and The Gift


Others talk about longevity.

Dr Gladys is living it . . .

Dr. Gladys McGarey – the mother of holistic medicine and a practicing doctor aged 102 – reveals the secrets of how to live to a great age filled with vitality, purpose and joy.

In The Well-Lived Life, Dr Gladys shares the lessons she has learned in her hundred plus years of life, as well as the six secrets of true health and happiness. This counterintuitive approach is nothing to do with conserving energy – rather it’s all about spending it, wildly.

Sharing life-changing stories of miraculous healing from patients of all ages, Dr. Gladys will not only fundamentally change the way you think about a well-lived life – but also show you how to embrace it.


'I want everyone to pick up this book and read it' Deepak Chopra

'Incredibly insightful. Very special. Full of wisdom. I can’t think of a single person that this book won’t help’ Dr Rangan Chatterjee

'If you want to know the secret to living a truly good life then I don't imagine there's anyone you'd be better off hearing from' Jane Garvey, Times Radio

'Amazing. This book is moving as well as being filled with practical wisdom. Beautifully written' Nadiya Hussain

'Dr. Gladys' extraordinary book will offer millions of readers the simple yet revolutionary secrets to discover true health and happiness at any age' Mark Hyman, New York Times bestselling author of Young Forever and The Pegan Diet

'Gladys McGarey inhabits the real world where body, brain, and spirit are inseparable, and her century of wisdom is infused with science, medicine and soul' Dr. Robert Waldinger, Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development and New York Times bestselling author of The Good Life

'Dr. Gladys is as illuminating as she is engaging. Her combination of medical knowledge and lived experience will be an empowering guide for legions' Sara Gottfried MD, New York Times bestselling author of Women, Food, and Hormones


  • Astonishing. Contains so many lightbulb moments it could power the national grid. Truly one of the most inspirational women you'll ever meet
    Elizabeth Day, How To Fail Podcast

About the author

Dr Gladys McGarey

Dr. Gladys McGarey, M.D., M.D.(H) is internationally recognised as the 102-year-old Mother of Holistic Medicine and who now offers Life Consultations.

In 1970, she co-founded the American Holistic Association in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she pioneered the integration of allopathic and holistic medical practices, laying the groundwork for the cultural shift that recognises alternative and holistic medical modalities.

She still lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, and shares a medical practice with her daughter Helene Wechsler, MD. She currently has a life coaching practice, maintains a healthy diet, and enjoys a good piece of cake now and then as well.
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