January 10, 2011 • in Environment

Cleaning Is Praying. Praying Is Cleaning!

I recently read a wonderful novel by a Turkish author, Elif Shafak, called The Forty Rules of Love. It’s a powerful book, but one of the lines that struck me most was “Cleaning is praying. Praying is cleaning.” Why? Well, …

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January 07, 2011 • in Breakfasts

My Favorite Healthy Breakfast

OK, let’s get real. This time of year it’s about focusing on health, not indulgence. And as much as some people out there would like to cultivate the fantasy that every morning involves either some sort of breakfast casserole or …

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January 06, 2011 • in Organic Food

A Visit to My Kitchen: Carrie Vitt from Deliciously Organic

Carrie Vitt is in my kitchen today, talking about her love for cooking—be it the detailed process or the use of clean ingredients. When faced with health problems that meant popping multiple medications, Carrie took matters into her own hands—or …

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January 05, 2011 • in Health & Fitness

My No Excuses Exercise Secret!

This time of year, we all have good excuses for not exercising…it’s cold, it’s dark, I’m busy, the kids need a babysitter; it’s too much work, it’s too hard, the house is too messy, and there is no room inside …

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January 04, 2011 • in Exploring

BikeTown Africa: Transforming Rwanda

By guest blogger Steve Madden, vice president of creative services and digital production development at Rodale. I can’t tell you his name, but I can tell you the circumstances of his birth. His father, a Hutu, raped his mother, a …

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January 03, 2011 • in Exploring

This Writing Life

I have recently heard that some people wonder whether I write my own blog posts or not. I can understand why they might think that, since I am a very busy woman with lots of responsibilities and commitments (although really, …

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December 31, 2010 • in Random Thoughts

New Year’s: 5 Tips for Effective Resolutions

The last place you will find me on New Year’s Eve is at a party drinking champagne or watching fireworks (although one year I did watch the fireworks on the beach in Hawaii, and it was kind of fun). For …

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