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How Yoga Is Like Apples

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck Kostura, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher photos by T. Maxová, shot on the lush grounds of a private retreat located on the...

Give Me Spots on My Apples

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Images of flawless apples seem to be an iconic representation of the fall season. They illustrate the ushering in of colder weather, the new school year, and the changing season.

Apple-Walnut-Clove Mac and Cheese

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.17.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

Many years ago--more than 30!--I had a boyfriend. Who was a vegetarian. We ended as friends. Years later, I asked him what he learned from me, and h...

Can the War on Cancer Be Won? A Surprising Answer

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I like to talk to patients and ask them how best to explain complicated medical information, so that every individual can have the information he or she needs to make the best decisions for him -- or herself.

Whatever Happened to Carpe Diem?

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.16.2014 | 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...

Toxic Chemicals Don't Belong in Feminine Products. Period.

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Erin Switalski, executive director of Women's Voices for the Earth I'm impressed to see all of these fun and empowering ads for ta...

21 Ways to Deal with Sadness

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Depression gets a lot of press and attention these days. But sadness is a different thing. Sadness is the feeling that comes from an unhappy event. ...

Defend Your Natural Rights

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Our rights to free speech and religious freedom are among the many fundamental ri...

Light on Iyengar: My Little Yoga Story

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I first started taking yoga 17 years ago. How do I remember that number exactly? Well, I was pregnant with my now 17-year-old daughter and really wa...

I Almost Quit Writing; This Book Is Why I Didn't

Maya Rodale | Posted 09.05.2014 | Books
Maya Rodale

Earlier this year, I almost quit writing. The hours are endless, the pay is wildly unpredictable, and writing emotionally driven books is draining.

10 Easy Back-to-School Breakfasts

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.04.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

As a parent, we take every little victory we can. So here are my top 10 suggestions for back-to-school breakfasts that are organic and healthy and will put your kids in a good mood to start their day.

A Yummy Supper for All

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.03.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

Any notion of deprivation faded when we stopped worrying about what we can't eat and truly embraced all we can.

For Some, the Key to Losing Weight Is Slowing Down

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Greg Hoak, MS, CSCCS While some (especially athletes) thrive on fast-paced, high-intensity workouts, others find the key to weight...

Quick and Yummy Basic Fruit Cobbler, This Time Peach!

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.28.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

I have lots of visions of adding nuts, seeds, ginger, spices and other ingredients on future cobbler toppings, but as with a good pair of jeans or a perfect black dress, one has to get the basics right to put together something great.

Some Favorite Music Revisited

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Last week we honored the sixth birthday of Maria's farm Country Kitchen with a couple of old favorites from the kitchen. Today, I'd like to bring it ...

Dancing... With Benefits

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition While preparing a PowerPoint presentati...

Best of Maria's Kitchen: Crispy Roast Chicken and Gravy

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.20.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

This is one of the meals I regularly make for my family. The truth is, not only is it a family favorite because it's absolutely delicious, but also because it's so easy.

A Yummy Gluten-Free Summer Vegetable Soup

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.20.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

There's always that moment in late summer (BOOOOOOOO!!!!!!) when you look in the fridge and discover you have way more vegetables than it's possible...

How to Be a STAR Teacher

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.20.2014 | Education
Maria Rodale

STAR Program students in the garden. by Chelsey Simpson, communications manager for the National Farm to School Network As students across the coun...

Yoga for Women

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By Holly Walck Kostura, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher "[Yoga teaches us what resources] we have inside us so that we are able to expose...

Best of Maria's Kitchen: Mashed Potatoes from Scratch

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.19.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

It's so easy I didn't blog about it until last year (when I realized that some of you might want to know). Use this recipe to make a quick, delicious, and comforting side dish for a weeknight dinner or as an essential part of an epic family dinner.

The Prince's Farm: How Prince Charles Is Championing the Organic Movement

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

Not only is the King-in-Waiting a passionate advocate for sustainable farming, but he is also pals with people who are, well, outstanding in their fields -- some of them literally, amidst crops and cows, and others figuratively, with government directorships and research institutes.

Classic Deviled Eggs

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.14.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

You know deviled eggs have made a comeback when they're on almost every hipster menu in America.

As You Wish

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.11.2014 | 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...

Your Life, By Bike

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Elly Blue, writer and bicycle activist An excerpt from Everyday Bicycling: How to Ride a Bike for Transportation (Whatever Your Lifestyle) Whe...