March 19, 2014 • in By Maria

100 Little Blessings

For Martha… Honeybees The fragrance of flowers Kisses from children That special laughter that is genuine and loving Rain, but not too much Sunshine Emails with with happy stories and gratitude Real mail, handwritten The first bulbs of spring popping …

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March 18, 2014 • in Health

Does Your Deodorant Stink?

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural-beauty expert and safe-cosmetics advocate We use it every day, sometimes more than once. Did you ever stop to wonder what’s really in there? A large percentage of what we roll, spray, and drag over …

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March 17, 2014 • in By Maria

Five Spring Resolutions

I don’t know about you, but it feels like the whole year has gotten off to a very late start. For example, traditionally on St. Patrick’s Day we are supposed to plant peas around here, and my garden, as of …

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March 15, 2014 • in Gardening

Learning to Grow Anything, Anywhere: an Interview with an Expert Organic Gardener

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels You might expect that, as a Rodale, I grew up gardening. This is sort of true—I mainly grew up reading in the yard while my mom gardened and …

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March 14, 2014 • in Random Thoughts

Rules Are Made to Be Broken

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger A few years ago, we were all buzzing about books that offered the “rules” for women, the “rules” for online dating, and the “rules” for women who wanted to find lasting love. …

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March 13, 2014 • in Health

Living to 100: Lessons From Aunt Eva

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Recently, the oldest woman in the world, Misao Okawa, celebrated her 116th birthday by devouring a slice of birthday cake as the staff at …

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March 12, 2014 • in By Maria

In Praise of the Great Flat White

I’d heard about Flat Whites before I visited Australia—they’re the country’s signature coffee drink. But, some of you may remember I went “off” coffee and caffeine for my trip, so I never got a chance to drink one while I …

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