Author Archives: Dr. Susan Mathison

Start Now: Why thinking about the New Year in October is a really smart move.

Most of us wait until New Year’s Eve — when we’re one or two glasses of champagne deep into the night — to make our New Year’s Resolutions. In the harsh light of day, the next morning, those big resolutions … Continue reading

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“Why do I want to be healthy?” How to get “emotional” about your wellness goals — and truly commit.

In his groundbreaking book, Start With Why, Simon Sinek urges business owners to uncover their “why” — the mission, the belief system, the deeper motivation — that drives them to do business. If you want the 18-minute version, watch his … Continue reading

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Got a big event in less than 24 hours?

…How to make your skin look amazing (or at least, a lot better!) super fast. Not long ago, I was chatting on the phone with a friend who had a live webTV appearance coming up in less than 24 hours. … Continue reading

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Friends, food & glossy fun. Why not… start a magazine club?

A book club. It seems like such a fabulous idea. Gathering with friends to discuss the great literary classics… or perhaps the latest NY Times bestseller… or the must-read personal development hit of the season. I have fond memories of … Continue reading

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Daring Greatly, chipping slowly: Lessons from the Crazy Horse Memorial

A few weeks ago, my family and I took a trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Grant’s highlight of the trip was definitely the water slide attached to our hotel in Rapid City. I even went out of … Continue reading

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Tomato Overload! Zucchini Insanity!

*How to keep produce fresh (and use it all up) when you’ve got too much of a good thing.* Last night, when I tried to close the door of my fridge… it wouldn’t seal. That’s when I realized: I might … Continue reading

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“Quiet, please!” How to create peace & silence… in a very noisy world.

“The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.” —Napoleon Bonaparte If it feels like our world just keeps getting louder and louder… you’re right. It is. The average volume of songs played on the radio has steadily increased … Continue reading

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Decoding the Secrets of Skincare Labels

I always say knowledge is power. It helps you make good decisions about your health as well as products that may affect your health. Since skin is your largest organ, it makes sense to know what’s in the lotions and … Continue reading

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An open letter to medical school students, everywhere.

This fall, about 20,000 Americans — mostly young people, fresh out of undergraduate programs, and others with a bit of life experience and families to balance — will begin their first year of medical school. I remember, clear as a bell, … Continue reading

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Back to School for Your Brain, Anytime!

Grant goes back to school this week, and I doubt I will ever tire of shopping for fresh pencils and pristine notebooks, all ready for new ideas. I always want a few new school supplies myself! How about you? What … Continue reading

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