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Maria Rodale

Love Is Dangerous... Still

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

The other weekend the Sunday New York Times Book Review had its annual summer reading issue. Now, it's not like I need any more books to read, since...

This Is What a Happy Pig Looks Like!

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.24.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

If people are going to eat a pig, it should be a happy organic pig. Sadly, right now, there are not enough organic pigs available to feed our hunger for organic pork.

Digging for Solutions in the Ground Beneath Our Feet

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 08.24.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

One of the most overlooked ingredients in farming exists right beneath farmers' feet -- healthy, fertile soils.

6 Things I Learned From My First 5K

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maria Luci, associate editor at Rodale The alarm went off at 5:15 a.m. on Sunday. As it buzzed, I lay there and thought to myself,...

You Are Not a Number

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition On a particularly lovely spring day, my...

21 Ways to Celebrate Summer Solstice

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

The summer solstice is when Earth's axis tilts most directly toward the sun, making for the longest day of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere, any...

Kids Can Make Healthy Food Choices: Education Is Key

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.18.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

by Anupama Joshi, executive director and cofounder of the National Farm to School Network While politicians in Washington debate implementation of ...

Why We Need to Make School Lunches Healthier

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate For some reason that I'll probably never understand, first lady Michelle Obam...

For Her Age

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger In Gillian Flynn's novel Gone Girl, title character Amy Elliott Dunne was a "golden girl," growi...

The Magical World of Gardening

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

It's time to plant a garden. If you don't have one already, this is your moment. If you have one, maybe you could help others plant their own. You might find that you are nourishing your own life by nourishing another's.

7 Summer Health Mistakes

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Summer activities can feel like extreme sports--even if you're just driving...

Banana-Coconut Bread from Scratch (and Damn Quick!)

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.12.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

A few days later, I still had some old bananas lying around and was craving some coconut. It was a Sunday spring morning, and before I headed out to clean my garage, I made this with no fuss and no muss.

The Path to Recovery

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Mary Ann Naples, vice-president/publisher, Rodale Books I remember the moment, about a year after my daughter was born, when I kne...

Cook Perfect Crab Cakes

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.05.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

There's only one letter separating crab cakes from crap cakes. Crab cakes -- meaty, crispy, light -- stand as one of summer's most delicious meals. Crap cakes -- bready, soggy, dense -- taste like, well, crap.

A Message to All the Interns

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

The other day I found myself giving a teary retirement farewell to two people who'd worked at the Rodale Institute since the early 1970s... since I ...

Energize Your Pantry and a Fresh Spring Rolls Recipe

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.22.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Brendan Brazier, athlete, author, and creator of Vega and Thrive Forward Spring--a time for renewal, growth, and plenty of spring-...

Shooting Stars, Hot Flashes and Feeling Sexy

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Diana Zuckerman, PhD, president of the National Center for Health Research Q: How is watching shooting stars like taking "pink Via...

Quick and Amazing Pizza Sandwich

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.02.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

Hunger is the mother of invention. It was my first day working from home in ages, and I was starving. It was Friday, which somehow in most people's minds, including mine, has become Pizza Day (why is that?).

Your Plate Is the Answer

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.28.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

If we limit our food purchases to things that we recognize as coming from a farm, foods that are fairly produced and are as local as possible, we will help nudge the system in the right direction, AND it might just be the weight-loss "diet" we've been looking for.

Free the Bees From Forced Slavery!

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

Only each and every one of us making the right choices (demand organic!) can free the bees from forced slavery. And in freeing the bees, we are ensuring a healthy future for us all.

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.

The Magical Migration of the Monarch

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

Everyone loves a monarch butterfly! They are a magical symbol of summertime, transformation, and the health of the environment. But let's face it; they're a bit complicated to understand.

Organic Rising

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.20.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Anthony Suau, Pulitzer Prize- and Emmy Award-winning photojournalist I was born and raised in the late 1950s in Peoria, Illino...

12 Things I Love About Spring

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Organic tulips at the Rodale Institute! Yes, it's high spring here in Pennsylvania, and last night after dinner, as I was drifting off to sleep on m...

Hips Hips Hooray! Yoga to Release the Hips and Low Back

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher The warm weather has finally arrived, and the walkers, runners, hikers, bike...