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The Magical World of Gardening

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

It's time to plant a garden. If you don't have one already, this is your moment. If you have one, maybe you could help others plant their own. You might find that you are nourishing your own life by nourishing another's.

7 Summer Health Mistakes

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Summer activities can feel like extreme sports--even if you're just dri...

Banana-Coconut Bread from Scratch (and Damn Quick!)

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.12.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

A few days later, I still had some old bananas lying around and was craving some coconut. It was a Sunday spring morning, and before I headed out to clean my garage, I made this with no fuss and no muss.

The Path to Recovery

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Mary Ann Naples, vice-president/publisher, Rodale Books I remember the moment, about a year after my daughter was born, when I kne...

Cook Perfect Crab Cakes

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.05.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

There's only one letter separating crab cakes from crap cakes. Crab cakes -- meaty, crispy, light -- stand as one of summer's most delicious meals. Crap cakes -- bready, soggy, dense -- taste like, well, crap.

A Message to All the Interns

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

The other day I found myself giving a teary retirement farewell to two people who'd worked at the Rodale Institute since the early 1970s... since I ...

Energize Your Pantry and a Fresh Spring Rolls Recipe

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.22.2014 | Home
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by guest blogger Brendan Brazier, athlete, author, and creator of Vega and Thrive Forward Spring--a time for renewal, growth, and plenty of spring-...

Shooting Stars, Hot Flashes and Feeling Sexy

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Diana Zuckerman, PhD, president of the National Center for Health Research Q: How is watching shooting stars like taking "pink Via...

Quick and Amazing Pizza Sandwich

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.02.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

Hunger is the mother of invention. It was my first day working from home in ages, and I was starving. It was Friday, which somehow in most people's minds, including mine, has become Pizza Day (why is that?).

Your Plate Is the Answer

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.28.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

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.

Free the Bees From Forced Slavery!

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

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.

The 'Joys' of Boarding

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Maria Rodale

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.

The Magical Migration of the Monarch

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

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.

Organic Rising

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.20.2014 | Home
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by guest blogger Anthony Suau, Pulitzer Prize- and Emmy Award-winning photojournalist I was born and raised in the late 1950s in Peoria, Illino...

12 Things I Love About Spring

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
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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...

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

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
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By guest blogger Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher The warm weather has finally arrived, and the walkers, runners, hikers, bike...

The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook + A Tomato Tart Recipe

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.14.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

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

What Is Transformation?

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

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...

Are You Fed Up? You Will Be Soon

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

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...

On Motherhood, Mayhem and Moving On

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

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

6 Life Lessons From Your Dog

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
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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...

Our Favorite Recipes from The Edible Schoolyard

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.06.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

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

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Maria Rodale

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...

The Promise of Spring

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

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 ...

Your Body Is Your Body

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

A few weeks ago, I finally got up the courage to take a group Iyengar yoga class in New York City. Now, I've been doing yoga for 17 years, so you'd ...