Inspiration

In Defense of Fairy Tales

The other day I saw the first half of an Albert Einstein quote: “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent…” At this point the quote was cut off, and of course my mind went to something like “read math books!” or how […]

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What If Your Life Were a Movie?

  I just read a little book on life after death called The Afterlife of Billy Fingers, by Annie Kagan. You’ll have to read it yourself to understand the title and the whole story (which I do recommend). But in it, Billy describes a phase of the afterlife in which you are surrounded (I pictured […]

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Top 11 Ways to Be Happy

March 20th is International Happiness Day, and that’s cause for celebration! I wasn’t always happy. In fact, I spent most of my life vaguely depressed, crabby, and insecure. But for the past few years, I’ve really, really worked at being happy, and I’ve found there are a few secrets that make it so much easier: […]

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Permission to Recover…Granted!

I don’t know about you, but I grew up with the image of the hard-working career person as someone who only sleeps five hours a night, starts work at 5 in the morning, and continues late into the evening—someone who’s always working, even during “recreational” time: golfing, fishing, socializing at the bar, attending conferences. It […]

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10 Things to Do with “Rotten” Bananas

Unless you loathe bananas (like my oldest), you are bound to, at some point, have a few rotten ones on your counter (you should never store them in the fridge). I was reminded about how versatile a product a rotten banana is the other week when I was in the Florida Keys and ordered a […]

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12 Things I Have Learned from Working at Rodale

by guest blogger Maria Luci, social media and content editor at Rodale I’ve had the pleasure of working at Rodale for almost two years now. In that time, I’ve edited hundreds of blogs on health, fitness, wellness, the environment, sustainability, and life in general. Needless to say, the experience has taught me a lot and […]

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A Window into My World

Dear Reader, This past Monday was, I believe, the first time ever I simply said, “Nope I don’t have a blog in me.” And so we ran someone else’s blog. Now Wednesday is coming up, and I’m thinking of blogs, and it’s all still sort of jumbled up in my head. I’m trying to think […]

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Save the Date: Earth Gratitude Wave, April 22, 2015

I was sitting outside this past Thanksgiving, surrounded by beautiful trees and rolling hills and feeling grateful for the crisp, clean air, when it occurred to me that we should have a similar holiday of thanksgiving for the earth. However, we don’t need a whole new holiday for Earth; we have Earth Day. We also […]

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