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Maria Rodale

3 Major Food System Problems--in Cartoons

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Excerpts from the new book Eat Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics by Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor in the depar...

Saying Goodbye to Summer

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Hi everyone! I hope you enjoyed my 14 days of summer meditations. For those of you who followed along, thank you. Even though summer doesn't officia...

14 Days of Summer, a Meditation: Day 14

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Ice Cream: Creation Does anyone out there NOT like ice cream? Ice cream is an essential ritual of celebrating summer--the coolness and sweetness ar...

14 Days of Summer, a Meditation: Day 13

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Gathering: Connection Maybe it's an outdoor concert, a festival, a picnic, or all three. But summer is a time when people gather. They might be fr...

14 Days of Summer, a Meditation: Day 12

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

The Road: The Journey Summer is a time of road trips. The road, of course, is a metaphor for life. Where are you going? Where do you want to go? Are...

14 Days of Summer, a Meditation: Day 11

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Swimming: Joy There are few things more joyful to me than swimming. I'm not talking about doing laps. I'm talking about jumping in and playing. Or ...

14 Days of Summer, a Meditation: Day 10

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

River: Surrender My favorite mental image from reading about Tantra is that the secret to happiness is floating as if you're in a river. We are all...

14 Days of Summer, a Meditation: Day Nine

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Ponds: Reflection Ponds are mysterious. They mostly reflect the sky rather than reveal what is below. Some people are ocean people, others are pond...

14 Days of Summer, A Meditation: Day Eight

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Ocean: Rhythms This photo is a shot of the ocean between Bronte and Bondi Beaches in Australia. The whole world has beaches because land around the...

14 Days of Summer, a Meditation: Day Six

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Rainbows: Healing Often after a rain in the summer comes a rainbow. The rainbow is a reminder that there is hope and healing after a storm and also...

14 Days of Summer, a Meditation: Day Five

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Rain: Replenishment Rain is essential to all our survival. Sometimes it forces us to stop our activities and just rest and replenish ourselves, jus...

14 Days of Summer, a Meditation: Day Four

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Clouds: Dreaming You can lie on the ground and look at the clouds at any time of year, but there is something about summertime--the warmth, the lei...

14 Days of Summer, a Meditation: Day Three

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Sunshine: Unconditional Love For some people, summer is a chance to complain about the heat or lock themselves into air-conditioned habitats. But o...

14 Days of Summer, A Meditation: Day Two

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Fruit: Nourishment Summer is the season of delicious, amazing fruit, which is the direct result of the desire of flowers. Is there a fruit that doe...

My 14 Days of Summer, A Meditation

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

It's no secret that summer is my favorite season. I was on vacation and so much enjoying the clear ocean water and the Rosa rugosa, as well as my ch...

14 Days of Summer, a Meditation: Day Seven

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

The Forest: Intuition A forest can be both a frightening and a magical place. Why is that magic so frightening to people? Because there is power in...

The Cheapest Ways to Stay Cool

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.14.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest bloggers from the EPA's ENERGYSTAR program This new infographic from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR is here just i...

The Regrets of Summer

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

It's August. I have a couple of friends who, like me, can't help but start to fret this time of year. Summer is almost over! It's hard to enjoy it ...

From the Farm to the Classroom

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.12.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

Taylor Wilmot '13 (apprentice) and Megan Moody '13 (apprentice) plant seedlings at Dickinson College Farm in Boiling Springs, PA. Jenn Halpin (direc...

Steamed Clams with Browned Butter

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Steamed clams are a major Rodale family tradition. And it can't be any old butter. It's got to be browned butter! Long before I was born, my grandp...

A Prism of Inner Beauty

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Photo courtesy of Aluminousgift.com by guest blogger Renee A. James, essayist and blogger The beautiful, confounding, and kind of miraculous thing...

The Best Water Infographic Ever

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest bloggers from the EPA's WaterSense program As temperatures rise across the U.S., outdoor water use is spiking. In fact, the average Americ...

Tomato, Green Bean and Pine Nut Pasta

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

So I get home from a weeklong vacation in late July and there is nothing in the refrigerator, and while the food was good while I was away, I am CRA...

I Found My Pill on Blueberry Hill

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

"A Nap after Blueberry Picking" by Joseph Csatari by guest blogger Jeff Csatari, executive editor of special projects for Men's Health One sign of...

Why I love New York City

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

People doing Tai Chi in Madison Square Park...only in New York! Some people have the mistaken perception that I don't like New York City. Nothing ...