Work/Life Balance- The Key to Increased Productivity and Enhanced Health

What You Will Learn In This Episode

In this episode, Dr. Kathy Gruver will help you to learn how to decrease your stress. She will share real-life stories of what helps her to decrease stress. You will fall in love with Kathy’s incredible way of sharing principles through hilarious and relatable stories.

What I loved About This Interview

I first heard about Dr. Kathy Gruver when listening to a radio show. I knew I needed to have her as a guest on my show because her ability to share principles through funny and relatable stories was incredible! Besides, not only is she a 12-time award winning author but she is a trapeze artist…um that is just cool…and a really great person!

I wanted to learn more about how to juggle work and life…you know in a way where I didn’t feel like I was losing my marbles! She helped me to understand how important it is to be able to manage the stress I feel and choose to deal with it in a healthier way. I began to understand how much stress impacts our health, relationships, and ability to perform.

It was so encouraging to hear stories from Kathy of times when she struggled with feeling stressed and what helped her. I find it so inspiring to hear stories of times this incredibly accomplished woman felt like giving up and how she overcame it. These stories give me hope and a clearer perspective that helps me to keep going when life…as it inevitably does…gets hard.

I am so grateful for the knowledge, wisdom, and stories Kathy shared and I can’t wait for you to hear them. Whatever you are going through, I know this interview will help you to feel less stressed and see the challenges we go through in a new way. As you listen to this interview, I encourage you to think about this: what is one thing you can do to manage your stress even better?

Who is Kathy Gruver?

Kathy Gruver, Ph.D. has graced stages on four continents (including TEDx), three cruise ships and a handful of islands. Her combination of humor, performance background, real-life experience, and formal education makes her a well-rounded, in-demand speaker. She hosts the TV show based on her first book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet and has earned her Ph.D. in Natural Health. Dr. Gruver is the twelve-time award-winning author of seven books including, Conquer Your Stress, Workplace Wellness, Conquer your Stress at Work, and Journey of Healing. She has studied mind/body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard, and has been featured as an expert in numerous publications including Glamour, Fitness, Time, WebMD, Prevention, Huffington Post and Dr. Oz’s The Good Life, and has appeared on over 250 radio & TV shows including Lifetime, NPR, CBS Radio and SkyNews London. In 2015 she had the privilege of creating a stress reduction program for the US Military and worked to help stop the underground sex trade in her community. For fun and stress relief, Gruver does hip hop and flying trapeze.

Kathy’s Generous Gift

Kathy has offered access to a free Mini Meditation Tool: Go check it out!

Bonus Wisdom

These are questions that I asked Kathy outside our interview. You are going to love her answers!

What are 3 things you believe every woman entrepreneur should know?

How to say no, how to ask for what she really wants, and how to promote and market herself with confidence.

What is the greatest challenge you have overcome in your life and what did you learn from it?

Hmmm, I guess moving to Santa Barbara for a job only to find out the boss was insane. I quit in a matter of weeks and was just lost for quite some time. But it leads me to all the other amazing things I have right now.

What is the one area of life you are most passionate about?

Helping to empower and educate others.

What is one thing that you wish someone told you that you had to learn the hard way?

Stop worrying about it. Everything works out just the way it’s supposed to. Don’t take yourself so seriously.

What helps you balance your work, family, and taking care of yourself?

My effort to do so. You have to work at that. It’s about sacrifice and valuing yourself enough that you take the time out.

What is one resource that you love (a book, app, service)?

I have an assistant, I’ve had one for years, the best thing I ever did. I also use a laundry service for my massage practice. I’ll never go back. I love using the dictation feature on my phone, wrote my last book that way.

Kathy also mentioned that she loves the “Temi” app because it helps her dictate writing her book.

How to Connect with Kathy:




Twitter: @klgruver

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