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061 Are you “doing” your being | Dr Kathy Gruver

Telling me to sit on a pillow and still my brain I’m thinking: Why am I in time out? What did I do wrong? Why are you making me sit here?
— Dr Kathy Gruver -

Multi-passionate is the best description for Dr Kathy Gruver, PhD who is a massage therapist, hypnotherapist, Reiki master, award winning author, educator and lecturer on the global stage. She helps people facilitate their healing and lets them know they have choice. Kathy is warm-hearted, funny and pragmatic as she shares perspectives on stress, mindfulness and meditation.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Dr Kathy Gruver

We spoke about

  • Kathy’s journey of alternatives, choices and options
  • Letting life unfold
  • Escalating stress and what we can do
  • Responding versus Reacting
  • Breaking the cycle of negative thinking
  • The value of positive reinforcement
  • Addressing the busy mind
  • Benefits of presence
  • Overcoming the perceived barriers to meditation
  • Mini-meditation that’s accessible anytime anywhere
  • Flexibility of what meditation you do and how you do it
  • Choices for life

Value Quotes

“I thought I would have a massage career in between those award-winning films I was going to be doing. The award-winning films didn’t come but the massage stuck”

“It’s been an incredible journey and it’s all unfolded in front of me and I still don’t know where it’s going to go. I have no idea what I’m going to be when I grow up”

“Stress is not our problem but managing and controlling our thoughts is ours to choose” Bev’s summation

“We want first responders, we don’t want first reactors”

“If we just take that pause there’s such power there to give ourselves the chance to really formulate what we want to do next”

“It’s estimated we have 60,000 thoughts a day and 50,000 of those are negative”

“We can put these little reminders up of be positive and breath and our subconscious starts to react to that”

“When we are positive we perceive ourselves as luckier”

“Our stress is behind us or in front of us. It tends not to be in the present moment”

“Telling me to sit on a pillow and still my brain I’m thinking: Why am I in time out? What did I do wrong? Why are you making me sit here?”

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Until next time fabulous podcast listener, I’m Bev and I invite you to live the fab life with me now!

Episode Links

You can find Dr Kathy Gruver at:

Website: www.thealternativemedicinecabinet.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrKathyGruver4health/

Kathy’s TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abMj0hCGEic

Dr Kathy Gruver on Living Fabulously with Bev
Dr Kathy Gruver on Living Fabulously with Bev
Dr Kathy Gruver on Living Fabulously with Bev

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