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Maria Rodale

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 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 ...

What an Extra $10 at Your Farmers Market Can Do

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Susan Sink, vice president of development and external affairs for the American Farmland Trust We all have seen it: endless miles ...

The Other Fracking Problem

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by Maya K. van Rossum, Delaware Riverkeeper The natural gas industry and its pipeline partners are constantly assuring us, through commercials on T...

Sharing vs. Not Sharing

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

For Sadhvi To share, or not to share? That is the question. I can't tell you how many times I've said to my family "NO SHARING." Especially when it...

What Would Wendy Davis Do? The REAL Threat to Women's Health

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.28.2013 | Women
Maria Rodale

by Diana Zuckerman, PhD, president of the National Research Center for Women & Families Do laws in Texas, Virginia, and Alabama requiring women's h...

Elvis and the Birth of My Love of Music

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts
Maria Rodale

Photo © Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc I can still see it. I can still FEEL it and smell it. I was standing over a little record player and watchi...

Organic vs. Chemical Lawn Care: Which One Leads to Healthier Grass?

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger "Coach" Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director The summer season always brings to mind bright green lawns and idyllic...

Judgment Day

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.22.2013 | Women
Maria Rodale

So I was at a party and an old acquaintance came up to me and we were talking. He said something to the effect of "Nice party" and then dropped this...

Yoga for Improving Your Posture

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher "I just went to for my annual checkup and I was a half-inch taller than last...

Where Has All the Real News Gone?

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.18.2013 | Media
Maria Rodale

I've always loved my local paper, the Allentown Morning Call. After all, where else am I going to see who has died that I might know, find a good Pe...

How Fracking Affects Your Farmer's Market

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.16.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Harriet Shugarman, executive director and founder of ClimateMama and a mentor and climate leader for the Climate Reality Project ...

My Favorite Summer Memories

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.15.2013 | Women
Maria Rodale

This one is for you, Jaa, who asked me to write about my favorite summer memories... The Barn Until I was seven (when my grandfather passed away), ...

How to Counteract Cellphone Radiation

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Despite a long and contentious debate, published research is increasingly p...

How I Raise My Kids

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.10.2013 | Parents
Maria Rodale

Dear Yen, this one is for you! I'm always a little reluctant to write about raising my kids because I know it's a fragile balance that could all go...

How to Get Unwired (For Less Than $400 a Day)

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger Just two weeks ago, in this very space, I remarked about the cyber-connections many of us have to...