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My Thorfties

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger I had a startling thought the other day. I wondered if the time had come when I can no longer bro...

Don't Make Me Hide You

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Neologism of the day: Domamehy, pronounced "doh'-may-me-hi." No, this isn't a new menu item at Nob...

79 Sticks of Deodorant on the Wall

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Here's today's quiz: What's the difference between 108,000 square feet and 3,600 square feet? Answ...

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 w...

Leave the Baby, Take the Popcorn

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Let me start by saying I had no idea. But when I googled "mommy taking baby to movies," the search...

Nothing Is Easy

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Isaac Newton's law of universal gravitation was right. At least, it feels like it was right. Becau...

Whatever Happened to Carpe Diem?

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger From coast to coast, the following is happening in homes across the country: Parents are walking p...

As You Wish

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Like many people, I have a list of what I call "always-watchable" movies. When I come across one...

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.

Digging the Dancing King

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger I'm not a heterosexual man, but if I were, two of my heroes would be Nick Neave, Ph.D., and Kristo...

Accept vs. Settle

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger Despite my relentless pragmatism, I am, inexplicably, a big believer in signs. For the past severa...

Rules Are Made to Be Broken

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger A few years ago, we were all buzzing about books that offered the "rules" for women, the "rules" f...

Just Keep Swimming

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger When Lynne Cox was a little girl on her swim team in New Hampshire, she never wanted to get out of...

First World Problems: 'Ash to Flash'

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger Before going one step further here, I'd like to ask you to keep in mind the Ship of Theseus theory...

Rule #1: Make Fewer Rules

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger According to Urban Dictionary--and maybe Liz Lemon--a deal breaker in a relationship is "the catch...

The 10-Million-Dollar Bra

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger In case you need to know exactly what the market will bear when it comes to lingerie, the answer i...

The Great Divide

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.07.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger Here's today's technology quiz, although it's not measuring exactly what you think. Ready? Here we...

The Wind-Up Clock Chronicle

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger On April 17, 1915, my late uncle's parents, Tony and Anna Sabatino, selected and purchased furnitu...

An Ugly Index

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.11.2013 | Women
Maria Rodale

I thought I had reached my limit when I saw (and ignored) ads in my Facebook feed promoting "sexy eyebrows." But then I read this: a headline for an article promising insight into what my belly button said about me. That may have actually pushed me to the edge.

Anxiety as Entertainment

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger A few years ago, my husband and I watched the Ryan Gosling movie Drive. I don't remember the plot,...