Books & Movies

Beyond Kale: Go Green Like the Greeks

by Diane Kochilas, author of Ikaria: Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity from the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die It’s a global world. A few weeks ago at my local farmer’s market, I saw kale for the first time. It took me by surprise. I live in Greece and spend a lot of […]

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Celebrating the Harvest of Middle Age, or Becoming a Peach

by guest blogger Elizabeth Murray, author Living Life in Full Bloom: 120 Daily Practices to Deepen Your Passion, Creativity & Relationships This is the season of harvest when all of the hard work, intention, and magic of the spring and summer have come to fruition. There is such abundance that we are overflowing and can […]

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3 Books about What Life Feels like for Girls

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels When I was in college, I decided that I would only study what interested me, not what would clearly lead to a job. So I took classes in women’s studies, literature, and history…and ended up writing historical novels about women’s lives. Years later, […]

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

 by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Earlier this year, I almost quit writing. The hours are endless, the pay is wildly unpredictable, and writing emotionally driven books is draining. So in pursuit of a new career, I took classes, applied for jobs, and imagined a life without deadlines. But […]

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As You Wish

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, I’ll stop on a favorite scene or two, or I’ll sometimes watch it from start to finish. Some of them even find their way into my Facebook posts from […]

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Your Life, By Bike

by Elly Blue, writer and bicycle activist An excerpt from Everyday Bicycling: How to Ride a Bike for Transportation (Whatever Your Lifestyle) When I started riding a bike, I didn’t make any wardrobe changes until I had to. At the time, I had a professional office job, so I wore skirts, polyester blouses, and jackets. […]

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Sign Off the Internet and Start Reading Outside

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Stop reading this blog. It’s summer and you should turn off the Internet, pick up a book, and take it outside to a hammock, a park bench, poolside, or anyplace that makes the polar vortex a distance memory. But before you go… Read […]

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Ode to Tom Robbins

I vividly remember my first Tom Robbins book. It was Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, and I first spotted it in my father’s reading pile. “What on earth,” I thought to myself, “was my dad doing with a book that looked so very interesting?” I did what any good daughter would do: I “borrowed” it. […]

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