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Maria Rodale

If It Can Rot, Eat It

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

Fresh food -- the stuff of life that nourishes, builds, and heals and that, with its rich abundance of nutrients, should make up the bulk of a healthy diet -- boasts a fundamental difference from its prepackaged and processed cousins: It is able to rot.

10 New Things to Try This Year

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know you've already slacked off on your New Year's resolutions, right? If not, congratulations! If so, guess what: Every day is ...

10 Ways to Survive Winter

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

As I write this, there's an ice storm out, and we aren't going anywhere, thanks to my home's location at the top of a big hill. It's cold. It's dark...

5 Common Exercise Excuses You Need to Stop Making

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Greg Hoak, MS, CSCS Even though everyone's exercise needs are unique, the roadblocks that stand in their way are common. As a prof...

Sometimes a Girl Just Needs to Buy Herself Some Flowers...

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

About a year ago (most likely on a cold and dreary winter weekend), I bought myself some yellow roses and posted a pic of them on Facebook. I rememb...

Thaw Your Body, Mind and Soul With a Winterized Yoga Practice

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar yoga teacher "In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes...

4 Tips for Starting Your Own Urban Garden

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

One day, I'll have my dream garden. It will be lush with edible flowers, a tea garden, perfectly staked tomatoes flanked by hearty-stemmed peppers, endless grids of greens, berry bushes tucked in the peripheries, and an orchard in the background (after all, if we're dreaming here, let's dream big).

My Dream for All Farmers

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

There's no need to make this transformation a conflict of cultures, when it's really about safe and healthy food for everyone -- no matter your location, your religion, your intellectual proclivities, or your taste in farm show fashions.

Authentic Paella, Simplified

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.15.2015 | Taste
Maria Rodale

I don't know about you, but come Christmas, my Facebook feed is filled with pictures of people making paella. And yet, the best paella I ever had was on a sunny day at an outdoor café in Barcelona, Spain. In other words -- why make it only once a year? In winter?

Would You Trade Your Tomorrows?

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger There are two kinds of people in the world: those who think there are two kinds of people in the...

Congress Is Up to Something

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Diana Zuckerman, PhD, National Center for Health Research If you think health insurance should be affordable and you didn't get a...

Chickpea Soup: The Best Italian Comfort Soup EVER

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Well dear readers, I'm thinking about doing a cookbook. But when I looked over my recipes, I realized I was missing a chickpea soup recipe, the kind you find in Italy.

Why All States Should All Have a New York State of Mind

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

We all need pure water, clean air, and the healthy environment necessary to support and sustain healthy lives, yet political leaders fail to give environmental rights the same protections they give other fundamental rights like freedom of speech.

5 Steps for Sticking With Your New Year's Resolution

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition It's the beginning of a new year, and y...

We Are the Dream They Dreamed

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.07.2015 | Women
Maria Rodale

It's really not about "equality"; it's about freedom. Freedom. FREEDOM. The freedom to live a life fully and without fear, no matter your gender. Women today, especially in America, are living a dream that our foremothers dreamed for us. And they have passed the torch to us.

A New Year's Day Tradition: Roast Pork, Mashed Potatoes and Sauerkraut

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.04.2015 | Taste
Maria Rodale

Growing up, our New Year's Day meal was always a pork roast, mashed potatoes, and sauerkraut, whether we liked it or not. It's a Pennsylvania Dutch New Year's tradition.

'Amazing' Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Many things sound so much better in theory than they turn out to be in reality. Unfortunately, y...

5 Tips for a Fabulous New Year

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

I love the start of a new year. It's like pressing the reset button--a clean slate and all that. Each new year, I feel like I've learned more, rid ...

Yoga for Insomnia

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar yoga teacher On the day after Thanksgiving, I left for India to study with Geeta Iyengar at her 70th birt...

Make a Cheese Log or Cheese Ball From Scratch

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.21.2015 | Taste
Maria Rodale

If you ever wonder what I think about, bigwig CEO that I am, when I'm not in meetings or taking care of things at home or planning my kids' schedule...

We Are Not a Type

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Maria Rodale

There I was, feeling as graceful as a water buffalo, running next to what I felt like was a pack of gazelles.

My Christmas Playlist

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

My Christmas Playlist As you know, we love music in our house. And Christmas is a time when all our quirky genres get festive together in a happy f...

Holiday Craft: Decorating with Repurposed Jars

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.15.2015 | HuffPost Home
Maria Rodale

As I was cleaning my fridge one wintry day, I discovered a mass of spoiled olives, jellies, and other suspicious matter in jars. After emptying and cleaning the jars up, and because I like to recycle in creative ways, I made them into holiday jars filled with pine-scented soy candles with matching miniature tree lids.

Where True Quality of Life Comes From

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.14.2015 | Impact
Maria Rodale

The following is an abridged version of the speech Maria Rodale delivered at the United Nations on Monday, December 8, 2014, upon receiving Auburn University's International Quality of Life Laureate Award.

Listening for Yellow

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger One of the most beautiful sights of this month and this season are the gorgeous greens, flowers,...