Author Archives: Dr. Susan Mathison

Growing Up Grateful: Thank Goodness for November

November seems to be lacking identity, just a build-up for the ultimate holiday of the year, Christmas. The days get shorter and we started talking about the dreaded windchill, brrrr. Sure, we have Thanksgiving, but now that seems less sacred … Continue reading

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Your DNA: Life by Destiny and Design

Ever since the Human Genome Project published findings in 2001, I’ve been wondering where this roadmap will lead us. The project was an international, collaborative program with a big goal of complete mapping and understanding of all the genes of human … Continue reading

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Acne? Rosacea? Wrinkles? How to eat your way… to better skin!

November is barely halfway over, and it’s already been an exciting month for so many reasons.  One of my major thrills: we added a dietician and lifestyle medicine coach to the Catalyst Medical Center team. I’ve long been talking about … Continue reading

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Never stop dreaming about your ideal life.

“Sometimes, we feel like dreaming betrays our reality. As if to wish for more makes us ungrateful for what we have. That’s not the case. There is always more. You are capable of holding two states of consciousness at once: … Continue reading

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Gold stars. Big hugs. Playdates. What motivated you as a kid? And what motivates you now?

My 7-year-old son, Grant, gets very excited about charts. Well, one chart in particular — the chart where we record when he has done his chores, finished his homework, or has chosen a smart option (like reading a book instead … Continue reading

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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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