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Maria Rodale

Maria's Virgin Martini

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.17.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

As some of you may know or remember, I don't drink alcohol. I haven't for a good 15 years. I can honestly say I don't miss it. However, every once i...

12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 10

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Reflection: Remembering Our memories of the previous year are like reflections in a window: layered, evocative, imagined, and unsteady. But it's go...

12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 9

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Music: Singing The holidays are always a time of music, concerts, singing. By now, the Christmas carols have been put away, but the echo of their s...

12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 8

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

The Winter Woods: Solitude Sometimes you can feel lonely in a crowd full of people. Other times you might actually be alone. Don't be afraid. Being...

12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 7

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Ice: Priorities Ice is not soft and peaceful like its sister snow. Ice is loud, stinging, and dangerous. We get a lot of ice in Pennsylvania. And ...

12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 4

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Gatherings: Connection It's Christmas Eve! People around the world are preparing feasts and wrapping gifts and celebrating being together. It's eas...

12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 2

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Light: Flame of Love With the solstice comes the return of light and the promise that for every dark moment there will be a bright one. Almost ever...

12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 5

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Gifts: Appreciation Have you ever had that holiday moment where the presents are all opened and you have a vague sense of disappointment? Bound to...

12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 6

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Rest: Hibernation After Christmas, lethargy takes over. It's the comedown after all the festivities, the settling in to the notion that there are ...

12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 3

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Snow: Silence No matter where you live, winter is generally epitomized by snow. For those of us lucky enough to experience snow, we know that it br...

12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 1

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Darkness: Introspection Today just happens to be the darkest day of the year, the last day of falling toward darkness (in the Northern Hemisphere, ...

12 Days of Winter Meditations: An Introduction

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

This past summer I did a series of blog posts we called My 14 Days of Summer, A Meditation. People seemed to like it, so I thought I'd do a winter v...

From Mayhem to Mindful

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Several months ago, I had an opportunit...

Joy to the World: An Easy Restorative Yoga Sequence

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher Planning, shopping, cooking, traveling, and gathering with extended family...the holiday s...

Addressing the ADD/ADHD 'Epidemic'

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer The holiday season brings a buzz of excitement and activity, but for those ...

Ode to Betty

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I knew it was going to happen one day. But it was a day I was dreading. And that day has come. People often ask me how I do it all. After reeling i...

The Spirit of Christmas

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger Sometimes I think that I'm actually two people. One of me is relentlessly pragmatic, reasonable,...

What I Learned in One Lunch at Zuni Café

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.10.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

Photo: (cc) Spot Us/Flickr I just learned that Judy Rodgers passed away. I never met her. I never even made a recipe from her Zuni Café cookbook, wh...

Chem Fatale: Toxic Chemicals in WHAT?!

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Cassidy Randall, director of outreach for Women's Voices for the Earth WARNING: We are about to delve into an intimate and maybe u...

Why Farm to School Will Save Our Food System

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by Chelsey Simpson, communications associate for the National Farm to School Network For those of us interested in food system reform, there are no...

A Walk in the Woods

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Sometimes there's only one thing that works to bring sanity back into my life, energy back into my soul, and balance back into my body--and that is ...

The Trans-Pacific Partnership's Environmental Implications

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.08.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Before our nation was aware of the hazards of fracking and shale gas development, the...

Sex, Reputation, and Leaning In: A Romance Author's Favorite Books of 2013

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.05.2014 | Books
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels I confess, after a long day writing novels, I don't always want to spend the...

12 Pilates Moves That Will Redefine Fitness for You This Year

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Brooke Siler, celebrity Pilates instructor, owner of re:AB Pilates Studio and author of the recently launched The Women's Health ...

Haika's Secret to Incredibly Flaky Piecrust

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.03.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

Recently, when I was at the Easton Farmers' Market, I ran into Haika, one of my favorite bakers. A few years ago I asked her to teach me how to make...