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Entries by Maria Rodale from 05/2014

The Promise of Spring

| Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living

The other morning, I woke up after being away for several days (and coming home in the dark) and looked out my bedroom window with one eye (my head ...

Our Favorite Recipes from The Edible Schoolyard

| Posted 05.07.2014 | Food

The Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley is a one-acre organic garden and kitchen classroom in Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School.

Top 5 Things Every Mother Needs to Know for Mother's Day

| Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents

Last week, I was fortunate enough to discover a blog written by my oldest daughter listing 13 things she's learned from me. It warmed my heart to r...

6 Life Lessons From Your Dog

| Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition As a child, I never had a dog. I didn't...

On Motherhood, Mayhem and Moving On

| Posted 05.09.2014 | Healthy Living

To every mother who is wondering exactly where she went so terribly wrong, I offer this for consideration: You didn't.

Are You Fed Up? You Will Be Soon

| Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living

There's a new documentary out that aims to prove that "everything we've been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong." Tha...

What Is Transformation?

| Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living

I've been talking about transformation a lot these days. It's the theme for 2014 at Rodale. It's definitely a buzzword, and once you focus on it, yo...

The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook + A Tomato Tart Recipe

| Posted 05.15.2014 | Food

Vegetables haven't quite won a place in the hearts of kids (or even some adults), and often required the hard-sell approach.

Hips Hips Hooray! Yoga to Release the Hips and Low Back

| Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living

By guest blogger Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher The warm weather has finally arrived, and the walkers, runners, hikers, bike...

12 Things I Love About Spring

| Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Organic tulips at the Rodale Institute! Yes, it's high spring here in Pennsylvania, and last night after dinner, as I was drifting off to sleep on m...

Organic Rising

| Posted 05.20.2014 | Food

by guest blogger Anthony Suau, Pulitzer Prize- and Emmy Award-winning photojournalist I was born and raised in the late 1950s in Peoria, Illino...

The Magical Migration of the Monarch

| Posted 05.22.2014 | Green

Everyone loves a monarch butterfly! They are a magical symbol of summertime, transformation, and the health of the environment. But let's face it; they're a bit complicated to understand.

Energize Your Pantry and a Fresh Spring Rolls Recipe

| Posted 05.22.2014 | Food

by guest blogger Brendan Brazier, athlete, author, and creator of Vega and Thrive Forward Spring--a time for renewal, growth, and plenty of spring-...

The 'Joys' of Boarding

| Posted 05.23.2014 | Travel

I'm in Chicago, waiting to board my flight. The "depultures"* are circling, and the gate attendant is about to begin to "pre-board"(?) travelers deemed worthy to enter the aircraft before everyone else.

Free the Bees From Forced Slavery!

| Posted 05.29.2014 | Green

Only each and every one of us making the right choices (demand organic!) can free the bees from forced slavery. And in freeing the bees, we are ensuring a healthy future for us all.

Your Plate Is the Answer

| Posted 05.29.2014 | Food

If we limit our food purchases to things that we recognize as coming from a farm, foods that are fairly produced and are as local as possible, we will help nudge the system in the right direction, AND it might just be the weight-loss "diet" we've been looking for.

Shooting Stars, Hot Flashes and Feeling Sexy

| Posted 05.30.2014 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Diana Zuckerman, PhD, president of the National Center for Health Research Q: How is watching shooting stars like taking "pink Via...