Author Archives: Dr. Susan Mathison

Stress: it’s not “funny” or “cool.”

Have you ever seen this comic by Randy Glasbergen? It’s a classic. “I’m learning how to relax, doctor,” the patient in the strip says. “But I want to relax better and faster! I want to be on the cutting edge … Continue reading

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Gracious winning. Noble losing. Peace of mind. Lessons from the Pinewood Derby.

Grant’s face was twisted into a tight little ball of disappointment.  He had just received a 2nd place trophy for his age group at the Pinewood Derby. The premise? Carve a miniature wheeled car out of a piece of wood, … Continue reading

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9 quick & simple ways to get the best night’s sleep of your life… tonight.

You may have missed National Sleep Awareness Week last month, but I bet you noticed that you lost an hour of shut-eye when the clock jumped ahead by an hour for Daylight savings time.   Good sleep is the best … Continue reading

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Amazing women in medicine you need to know — and thank.

We’ve celebrated Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day and coming up, Doctor’s Day. I’d like to take a moment to shine a bright spotlight on a few amazing women in medicine. These healthcare champions are changing the world of hormone … Continue reading

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Danger zone: 5 of the worst toxins that people ignore, forget, or simply don’t know about.

You might have missed National Poison Prevention Week. It just ended. It’s not exactly the “cheeriest” week on the calendar, but it’s a very important topic. Here’s why: “More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to the 57 … Continue reading

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Are you hearing yourself?

March is International Listening Awareness Month. From those earbuds blasting music from your iPod into your ears… to construction, rumbling trucks and other forms of noise pollution outside your office window… we live in a very noisy world! Our world … Continue reading

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Cocktails… with kale?! 6 unconventional spring drinks (… just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!)

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Here in Fargo, the celebration began early with a pub crawl and Parade!!! My son, Grant, and I enjoyed the beautiful sunshine and some green and gold beads, with a little dose of candy! We did … Continue reading

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How to deliver compliments that people will never forget.

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment.” ~ Leo Buscaglia I’ll admit it: I have a lot on my plate, and on my mind. Between running my … Continue reading

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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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