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Entries by Maria Rodale from 01/2010

In Memory of My Mother, Ardie Rodale

| Posted 01.04.2010 | Healthy Living

My mother was a complicated woman. Even on her deathbed I don't think she fully realized how lucky and blessed she was. She was one of those people who are always in search of something more.

Crazy for Popovers!

| Posted 01.06.2010 | Healthy Living

When a waiter brought in a giant golden thing as big as my daughter's head and put it on my bread plate, I couldn't help but say to my lunch partner, "This is delicious! What is it?!"

Secret Stress-Relieving Remedy! Sunday Movies

| Posted 01.08.2010 | Healthy Living

I don't know about you, but I have a hard time relaxing. With all the work and chores that need to be done, it feels impossible to slow down. And yet,...

It's Farm Show Time!

| Posted 01.11.2010 | Healthy Living

This week is the 94th Annual Pennsylvania Farm Show, "the largest indoor agricultural event in the country," or so they claim. I am devastated that du...

It's Time to Order Seeds

| Posted 01.13.2010 | Healthy Living

Holidays are over; decorations are put away. The winter darkness is starting to lift a tiny bit, but the cold doldrums are here to stay for a while. T...

Don't Forget Your Vitamin D

| Posted 01.15.2010 | Healthy Living

This time of year, it's easy to only be outside while you are going from your house to your car to your job and back again. But I often forget why that's such a big mistake.

Perfect Happiness and Other Questions

| Posted 01.21.2010 | Healthy Living

My local paper, the Morning Call, asked me to answer these questions, from a book called Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire, which Rodale published la...

Last Chance Ranch--Home to the Lucky

| Posted 01.22.2010 | Healthy Living

The other week I was reading the local paper, The Morning Call and I saw a story that stopped me in my tracks. Last Chance Ranch in Quakertown, PA had...

Five Rules for Navigating the Hazards of Life

| Posted 01.27.2010 | Healthy Living

I have learned over the years to use a combination of trend spotting and good old-fashioned common sense. Here are my five rules for navigating the hazards of life.

Steve Jobs, Barack Obama, and the State of Change

| Posted 01.29.2010 | Healthy Living

So what does the SOTU have to do with the iPad? It's time to grow up, America! We need to work together if we are going to get ourselves out of this mess and create a future in which we can survive on this planet.