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Entries by Maria Rodale from 12/2011

Seven Mindful Steps That Will
Double Your Life Expectancy

| Posted 12.01.2011 | Huffington Post

by guest blogger Danny Penman, PhD, award-winning writer Earlier this summer, I attended a conference on "life extension" at Cambridge University in ...

Inside S'mores

| Posted 12.02.2011 | Food

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure. Inside S'mores--or Baked S'mores--were invented by necessity....

Sweet Potato Casserole--
Marshmallows Optional!

| Posted 12.05.2011 | Food

To me, the ubiquitous sweet potato casserole with marshmallows on top is not an essential part of a holiday meal. However, my daughter's in-laws from ...

Who Is Your Farmer?

| Posted 12.06.2011 | Green

by guest blogger Alberto Gonzalez, founder and CEO of GustOrganics. This is a fundamental question that, in an ideal world, we'd all be able to answe...

Cinnamon-Sugar Popcorn:
A Holiday Craft Project

| Posted 12.07.2011 | Food
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Lucia had the idea to make popcorn strings for the Christmas tree this year. I thought it was a wonderful, brilliant idea. We popped a ginourmous amou...

Occupy My Heart

| Posted 12.08.2011 | Green

A few weeks ago I had the honor of presenting Joan Dye Gussow, author of This Organic Life and her new book Growing, Older: A Chronicle of Death, Life...

Clutter-Free Gift Ideas

| Posted 12.09.2011 | Green

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure. When I was a kid, Santa would not come unless I cleaned out my...

Simple Spaetzle from Scratch

| Posted 12.12.2011 | Food

I've been meaning to try making spaetzle for years. It's one of those yummy foods that seem really hard and you can't often find on a regular basis, s...

Why the World Needs a Spiritual
Health Screening Test

| Posted 12.13.2011 | Huffington Post

By guest blogger Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH "We cannot be content to see men hungry, to see men victimized with starvation and ill health when we have th...

Atrazine and Infertility: A Long Chain Connected to the Hearts of Women

| Posted 12.14.2011 | Healthy Living

The other day I was talking to a woman I know who confessed she was having trouble getting pregnant. It was her birthday, and the look of longing on h...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Bea Johnson,
of The Zero Waste Home

| Posted 12.15.2011 | Green

1. Why is living organic important to you? Living organic is important to me because it has less impact on the environment and our health. I think it...

How to Tame a Picky Eater:
8 Tips for Happier Meals

| Posted 12.16.2011 | Green

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure. I am a picky eater, and it has long been the bane of my mother...

The Best Toys For Young Minds

| Posted 12.19.2011 | Green

This Christmas, it's hard to think of what to get my 5-year-old that she doesn't already have (after all, she has two older sisters' toys and my old o...

Radiant Gift Ideas

| Posted 12.20.2011 | Green

by guest blogger Wendy Gordon, pioneer in the green consumer movement. Thanks to President George W. Bush and his positively brilliant idea to sign i...

This Holiday, Give Yourself
the Gift of Imperfection

| Posted 12.21.2011 | Huffington Post

I've always been a bit annoyed by Martha Stewart. Not as a person or anything, but at the illusion of perfection she creates in her magazine and in he...

The Holiday Foods
That Will Boost Your Mood

| Posted 12.22.2011 | Healthy Living

The foods we eat have a huge impact on our emotional well-being. Some foods can give you a sharper, more energized, happier brain, while others tank y...

5 Tips for Surviving Winter

| Posted 12.23.2011 | Huffington Post

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure. I've always been one of those "ugh, winter" people, but last y...

What Mark Will You Leave
on the World?

| Posted 12.26.2011 | Huffington Post

As some of you know, this time of year is my favorite time to truly reflect on the past and the future. Things seem to slow down enough that there's f...

Four Steps toward
De-Cluttering Your Life

| Posted 12.27.2011 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Chalene Johnson, life-balance expert, fitness coach, and author of PUSH. Four simple life de-cluttering steps can make the differe...

10 Ways to End a Tough Year

| Posted 12.28.2011 | Healthy Living

Every once in a while, everyone has a bad year -- whether it's economic or tragic. Let's just say I'll be very happy to close the books on this one and start over again. Which is why I love New Year's so much: It's a fresh start, a chance to start over.

Eat More Greens in the New Year

| Posted 12.29.2011 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger David Kennedy, founder and director of Leaf For Life. The New Year always brings with it lots of new fad diets. And when we hear...

Dangerous Books for Girls

| Posted 12.30.2011 | Women

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure. Fill in the blank: When my mom said she was really into ______...