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A Visit to My Back Porch: Dar Williams

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

It was about 18 years ago. I was driving in my car with the radio on, listening to WMUH my local favorite college station. I heard a song. Time stop...

Kitchen Suppers

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.22.2012 | Home
Maria Rodale

The other day on my way to work, Eve and I were listening to the BBC Newshour, which is my favorite news show (mostly because of Robin Lustig and Clai...

The 11 Best Sources of Magnesium

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Morley Robbins, wellness coach and magnesium advocate I'm often asked, "Where can I find more magnesium in my diet?" That's such a...

Obsessions, and Why to Follow Them (Sometimes)

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I'll never forget the first time I saw eye miniatures. I was in the farthest reaches of the deepest depths of the Philadelphia Art Museum when I cam...

What We Learn From Racing

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure Once upon a time, I ran a race. It was the 800-meter dash durin...

Why GE Labeling Is Monsanto's Worst Nightmare

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.16.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, senior scientist at Pesticide Action Network Recent media coverage of Prop 37, the California Right to Know Genetically En...

What We Leave Behind

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

The other day I was up at my brother's old cabin, which I have taken over to restore as a writing and painting retreat.  I've let the landscape go wi...

6 Easy-to-Grow Plants That Heal

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer The next time you go to a pharmacy, take a look at the shelves behind the co...

The Cardinal and the Window

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

This past spring we all heard the knocking, the repeated sound of something bumping into the window in the dining room. It didn't take long to see t...

Good News for Girls

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.10.2012 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure There have been some great stories about women in the news la...

How to Undo the Damage of Negativity

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest bloggers Harville Hendrix, PhD, and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, relationship therapists and authors Hurtful words in a relationship can be lik...

The Case of The Mysterious Eye Rash

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

It started in April. An itchy, burning little rash at the corner of each eye. I thought it would pass. It didn't. My first instinct was to apply Neos...

The Unsettling Reason Lobsters Are on the Move

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.07.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Wendy Gordon, pioneer in the green consumer movement The lobster was delicious. Hauled in just hours before from the Gulf of Maine,...

My Gerard Depardieu Film Festival

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.06.2012 | Entertainment
Maria Rodale

I must confess I have a soft spot for Gerard Depardieu. Make fun of him all you want--for peeing in a water bottle in a plane or for being a big Fre...

Spaghetti in a Snap!

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure It's that time of year when tomatoes are in abundance and whe...

The Super Powerful Mineral You're Not Getting Enough Of

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Morley Robbins, wellness coach and magnesium advocate Any organic farmer knows that it's dangerous to create a monoculture farm. ...

Let's Talk about Sex

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Let's get things out in the open. I'm about to offend many of you. I wish that weren't the case, but for so many people, just the topic of sex is offe...

Eat Starch, Lose Weight

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger John McDougall, MD, author, internist, and TV host Most people have been ingrained with the false notion that starch and carbs mak...

Broccoli and Bacon Summer Salad

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.29.2012 | Home
Maria Rodale

Every once in a while I get a hankering for that broccoli bacon salad that is so popular at certain cafés and parties and supermarkets. But it's us...

The Desert of Maine

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure The Desert of Maine is one of those roadside attractions you ju...

The Secret Is in the Soil

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute. The headlines are extreme: "Broiling Heat," "Punishing Drought...

Duck Confit the Real Parisian Way

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.24.2012 | Home
Maria Rodale

I will always remember the first time I had Duck Confit. My first trip to Europe as an adult was with my daughter, Maya, when she was 9 years old. W...

The New BPA Controversy

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH Who's ready for some controversy? Bisphenol A (also known as BPA), a chemical recently banned from baby bot...

Ten Ways I Embrace the Reality of Global Warming

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.22.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

I don't know if you all noticed, but a) it's summer, b) there's a heat wave, and c) there's a drought. I saw a headline that said all this extreme w...

Never Miss the Opening Act--
Plus 3 Great New Bands!

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.19.2012 | Entertainment
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure After recently attending a bunch of concerts, I have discover...