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Kathy Gruver

in Santa Barbara

Flying high on life

PRESENTED ON AUG 12, 2015
IN SANTA BARBARA @ VOL 14

Kathy Gruver is an award-winning author and the host of the national TV show based on her first book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet (winner Beverly Hills Book Awards). She has earned her PhD in Natural Health and has authored two books on stress: Body/Mind Therapies for the Bodyworker and, Conquer Your Stress with Mind/Body Techniques (Winner Indie Excellence Awards, Beverly Hills Book Awards, Global E-book Awards, Irwin Awards, Finalist for the USA Best Books Award). Her latest book, Journey of Healing will be released this summer. She has studied mind/body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School and pursued further education at The National Institutes of Health. Gruver has been featured as an expert in numerous publications including Glamour, Fitness, Time, More, Women, Wall Street Journal, CNN, WebMD, Prevention, Huffington Post, Yahoo.com, Ladies Home Journal, Women, Massage and Bodywork magazine, and Massage Magazine. She has written dozens of health and wellness articles and contributing posts. Dr. Gruver has appeared as a guest expert on over 250 radio and TV shows including NPR, SkyNews London, Morning Blend in Las Vegas, CBS Radio, and Lifetime Television, and has done over 150 educational lectures around the country for everyone from nurses in the Middle East to 911 dispatchers in New Orleans, corporations around the US and teachers in her own backyard. For fun and stress relief Dr. Gruver does flying trapeze and hip hop dance.More information can be found at www.thealternativemedicinecabinet.com 

Even as children we looked into the sky and thought about the birds flying overhead and how cool it would be to be them. Join Kathy Gruver on the adventure of a lifetime as you jump off the 30 ft platform with her and fly high through the air on the trapeze. After 2 1/2 years of experience, multiple rigs around the country, dozens of catches and one emergency room visit experience the ins and outs of the art of flying trapeze and it's parallel to your life.

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High Art

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Flying Cigars

BY JENNY LUST
@ VOL 17 ON APR 18, 2013

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Insights from a Higher Perspective

BY BILL FOX
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 24, 2013

Whereas most people became weary of airplanes after September 11th, Bill Fox decided to take up his childhood dream of flying. He became a pilot and then flew over a volcano. While flying over the volcano he learned that living life to the fullest is a lot like being a volcano.

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Flying

BY MARK COOK
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 05, 2013

Pilot Mark Cook really enjoys his job. Despite the difficulties that bad weather can bring, nothing compares to flying at 200 miles per hour and getting to see the sunset up close. In his own words, "aviation is where I live, and life is just a place where I spend time between flights."

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BY LINDA DOMENICHINI
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 06, 2014

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My Secret Life of Poetry

BY CHRIS GALLAVIN
@ VOL 24 ON JUL 15, 2015

Chris Gallavin has a great passion for poetry and taxidermy and he presents two of his poems. 

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Hack Your Life

BY JONAS WOLTERSTORFF
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 24, 2015

It is a universal goal of human beings to strive for happiness. However, people seem to often struggle doing the things that make them happy.

As a young enterpreneur, Jonas Wolterstorff asks himself what those kind of things in general could be and offers an astonishingly simple and playful idea to support people in their every day life.

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Flying Solo: The Joys of Travelling Alone

BY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 18, 2016

Liz WIlliams discusses the importance of traveling and the empowerment and unique experiences that happen when you travel alone. 

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Living the High Life

BY TJ MCDONALD
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 25, 2016

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