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Maria Rodale

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 plo...

Alice Waters Makes Salad Dressing at My House

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.26.2013 | Taste
Maria Rodale

When I had Alice Waters over to my house for dinner, there was just one thing I wanted from her: to learn how to make real restaurant-style salad dressing the way she makes it. I needed to know the secret!

What Does California's New Toxic Substances Law Mean for You?

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

It's great that California wants to help protect its citizens, and by extension the rest of the country, from toxic substances, but only you can control which products enter your home and affect the health of everyone inside.

8 Toxin-Filtering Houseplants

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maria Luci, associate editor at Maria's Farm Country Kitchen When we think of poor air quality, we often picture smoggy cityscape...

Food Addiction Is Real

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

  by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition One year ago I launched my book...

10 Books That Changed the Way I See the World

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.18.2013 | Books
Maria Rodale

Of all of Pollan's books, this is my favorite. This "plant's-eye-view of the world" enables you to see nature from the perspective of plants and animals, imagining that perhaps they use us just as much as we use them.

Why I Only Eat Organic Apples and Why You Should, Too

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger "Coach" Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Apples. Apples are the single most pesticide-contaminated produce ite...

The Luxury of Knowing

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

The following appears in the October/November edition of Organic Gardening magazine. For great gardening, cooking, and living tips, pick the issue u...

3 Toxic Cosmetics You Should Replace Now

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural beauty expert and safe cosmetics advocate I always say that it is all about the ingredients, and I recommend...

5 Cruel Signs Summer Is Over

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

I promise I won't complain too much about the fall or winter, but this morning I was freezing and the signs were all around that summer is over, so I just had to share a few of them.

What Happened When I Disconnected

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure For the month of August I took a break from all social media. Be...

Natural Ways to Boost Your Immunity for Fall

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Cold and flu season is approaching, and the sooner you begin your immune-bo...

Oxygen: The Forgotten Nutrient

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Breathing is essential to life. And because it's automatic, we don't have t...

Callicarpa: A Must-Have for Fall Gardens

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.09.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

When I first saw Callicarpa, otherwise known as beautyberry, I thought it was a joke of some sort. Or perhaps a modern invention for gardeners who want a certain color of purple in their garden.

An Open Letter to President Obama Regarding Syria

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.04.2013 | World
Maria Rodale

You are a smart man. You are not up for reelection. This is your big chance to make the right choice and take the right road, the road less traveled. This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to leave a lasting legacy of peace and healing rather than more destruction.

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...