Author Archives: Dr. Susan Mathison

Your heart is a very good doctor: 3 HeartMath practices for stress relief, strength and resilience.

Not too long ago, many western doctors held great skepticism about the connection between “emotions” and “physical health.” “There’s nothing wrong with you — it’s all in your head,” was a common “diagnosis.” Or: “You’ve just got a broken heart. … Continue reading

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Sweat, tears and chemical peels: What REALLY goes into creating a “red carpet look.”

On Sunday, February 22, thousands of people will tune into their televisions for one of the most exciting evenings of the year: The Academy Awards! It’s Hollywood’s biggest night; the most prestigious award show of its kind. And of course, … Continue reading

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Feeling unloved… or undervalued? It’s time to discover your Love Language!

Your best friend sends a bouquet of flowers for your birthday. “Nice,” you think to yourself, “But I would have appreciated a phone call so much more.” Your partner leaves a handwritten note on your pillow that says, I love … Continue reading

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Alphabet Soup…. MD, DO, NP, DC, ND, PA….What?! How to determine which kind of “medicine” you really need.

As a physician, I cringe when I hear people say things like: “Western doctors only focus on Band-Aid solutions! They never treat the root cause of a problem, just the symptoms!” …because, that’s not accurate. The incredible majority of health-care … Continue reading

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How to get amazing skin (a stripped-down + simple regimen).

“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin.”  ~ Gwyneth Paltrow  I got a Facebook message recently… “I just want to know… what are some things I can do to get amazing skin?” That question didn’t surprise … Continue reading

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Sometimes Mom needs to work.

It was the phone call that no mom ever wants to get. “Grant just threw up his breakfast.” Uh oh. I glanced at my schedule for the day and felt my heart sinking. All I wanted to do was rush … Continue reading

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The power of a good hair day.

My beautiful niece just turned 20, and watching her step into the world, all grown up, is an amazing thing to behold. But I remember when she was 3 years old — the year that she got her first “big … Continue reading

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Sniffling? Sneezing? Wheezing? You might have winter allergies.

“Achoooo!” Most of us associate annoying allergies with springtime. But millions of people suffer from “winter allergies” — irritations that pop up during colder months when most of us spend lots of time indoors, often in poorly ventilated homes with … Continue reading

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Big Goals or Tiny Changes?

Tis the season that makes us think about what we want to do differently in the future. A few years ago, my life was feeling incredibly packed and frenetic. I knew I needed to make some changes. I wanted to … Continue reading

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How “old” do you want to feel?

I met the holiday baking legend Donna Carlson when she was in her late seventies and our friendship lasted until her death a couple of years ago in early January. She was well into her eighties when she passed away. … Continue reading

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