Author Archives: Dr. Susan Mathison

Beauty in a Patch

Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty has been with us now for more than ten years, and they just came up with another viral video sensation. Dove: Patches has been viewed almost 10 million times this week. Women were invited to … Continue reading

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Better Health at Your Fingertips!

Last week was Doctor’s Day and Monday was World Health Day!  I don’t need much of an excuse to celebrate. And better health at your fingertips is something to get excited about. It seems like there’s an amazing new innovation … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Most Stressful Life Events

Ever hear of the Holmes & Rahe Social Readjustment Rating Scale? It may sound like something to do with refinancing your home… and, in a roundabout way, it is! It’s a scale that measures the “stressfulness” of various life events, … Continue reading

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Starting a business? Running a business? The 5 biggest health risks to watch out for.

  My six-year-old son asked me recently what he should be when he grows up. Usually, I am the one doing the asking, and his answer was invariably policeman, fireman or Army guy. If I suggested that he follows his … Continue reading

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Walking Towards Wellness

Seeing the snow start to disappear during our few days of warmer weather gets me thinking about family walks around the block. We try to do this a few times a week during the summer. I have fond memories of … Continue reading

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Good For You Food Goes Local

I spent a recent Saturday with other members of the Prairie Roots Food Co-op, whose mission is to build a healthy community by providing access to natural, organic and local food. We watched the livestream of TEDxManhattan’s Fourth Annual Changing … Continue reading

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Feedback as an Opportunity

A good friend offered sincere, valuable feedback. She meant to help and advise; I heard criticism and disappointment. I tried to process it, and respond thoughtfully, but still messed up. I fear that I damaged the relationship. The experts say … Continue reading

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Change the Way You Talk to Yourself

Do you notice how you talk to yourself? We have 60,000 thoughts per day, and most of them are a running commentary on our perceived performance, or lack thereof! We all do it. It’s part of how we’re wired. Whether … Continue reading

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Queen of Hearts: Being Good to Your Heart

I have a February birthday, so nearly every childhood party had a pink and red hearts theme. Somehow I never grew tired of them! Give yourself a Valentine, and check out these ways to be good to your heart, and … Continue reading

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Leading Ladies

This past week, I’ve thought a lot about women in leadership roles. I attended a breakfast meeting sponsored by the FM Area Foundation’s Women’s Fund that asked us to think about barriers and opportunities for women at work, government roles … Continue reading

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