About the author

Rona Berg

Longtime journalist, author and current editor-in-chief of Organic Spa Media, Rona Berg is the former Editorial Director of ELLE and Deputy Style Editor for the New York Times Magazine, and she has contributed to and been quoted in dozens of publications. She co-chairs the Personal Care Committee of the non-profit Green Spa Network, is a Charter Advisory Board Member of the Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance, best-selling author of Beauty: The New Basics and Fast Beauty (Workman Publishing), and is a frequent speaker and guest on radio and television and at conferences around the globe.


Relaxing Scalp Massage for Luxe Locks

By Rona Berg / July 7, 2015

A good scalp massage stimulates blood flow to the hair follicles, which helps feed the roots of the hair. It distributes natural oils down the hair shaft. And, of course, it feels really, really good! When you combine a scalp massage—at the spa or at home—with a natural oil or serum, you feed the hair […]


Nora Pouillon: Organic Pioneer

By Rona Berg / July 6, 2015

Nora Pouillon, founder of Restaurant Nora, the first certified organic restaurant in the U.S. Before “farm-to-table,” “slow food,” and the explosion of farmers’ markets in this country, there was Restaurant Nora, the first certified organic restaurant in the U.S., founded by chef, restaurateur and local-food advocate Nora Pouillon, who opened the elegant D.C. establishment in 1979. […]


Organic Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

By Rona Berg / July 6, 2015

Try this savory Strawberry Rhubarb creation from slow food guru Nora Pouillon just the way it’s served in organic Mecca, Restaurant Nora. 8 servings PIE CRUST 2 cups organic, unbleached white flour 1 tablespoon sugar Pinch salt 2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into ¼-inch cubes 1½ to 2 tablespoons ice water 1 egg yolk mixed with […]


Farm to Vegan with Gene Baur

By Rona Berg / June 30, 2015

“This book is a how-to,” says Gene Baur, right, co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, a haven for rescued farm animals in upstate New York and California, and author of Living the Farm Sanctuary Life (Rodale; 2015) with Gene Stone. “It assumes people recognize there’s a problem with our food system and want to do better than […]


The Founder of Global Wellness Day

By Rona Berg / June 12, 2015

Belgin Aksoy turned her life around after a bout with thyroid cancer 10 years ago. She has been determined to share the importance of health and wellness ever since. Aksoy, the Turkish-born founder of Global Wellness Day, began with a simple idea: to create a day (June 13) devoted to a celebration of wellness and […]


How To Use Bronzer

By Rona Berg / June 9, 2015

Bronzer is a great way to transition from spring pallor to summer glow, boost your tan during the summer and hold onto it when summer moves into fall. It is now easier than ever to get a radiant glow with some easy techniques and beautiful new bronzers. Here’s how to use bronzer, to achieve a […]


Fine Art of Vegan Dessert

By Rona Berg / June 8, 2015

Vegan Divas: holding the secret to sweet vegan desserts and treats that are elegant—and delicious! Vegan Divas owner Fernanda Capobianco Della Spiaggia and her husband, François Payard, could be considered the Mary Matalin and James Carville of the pastry world. Capobianco, a vegan for 15 years, is the Brazilian-born founder of Vegan Divas, an innovative vegan bake […]


Celebrate Hemp History Week 2015

By Rona Berg / June 3, 2015

As Hemp History Week draws awareness to this age-old cash-crop, celebrate with a few of our favorite hemp products With all the attention being heaped on hemp these days, it’s nice to know the weed—er, plant—is getting formal recognition this week, with the official designation of Hemp History Week, intended to raise awareness about how hemp […]


Sophie Benge’s Healing Spas

By Rona Berg / June 2, 2015

  A spa veteran and author of the sumptuous Tropical Spa (Periplus Editions), Sophie Benge has just come out with a new book, Healing Sources: Spas and Wellbeing (Prestel). It is a beautiful bird’s-eye view of spa and wellness cultures from the Baltic to the Black Sea, where traditions of therapeutic spa treatments run deep. […]


The Community Gardens of Homecoming Farm

By Rona Berg / May 26, 2015

With the support of a caring neighbor, a small organic farm in Amityville, NY, feeds the heart and soul of a community In a pretty little patch of suburban Long Island, just down the road from the Sundial Brands factory (parent of SheaMoisture and Nubian Heritage), there is a happy surprise: a thriving, certified-organic, 3.5-acre […]


Sweet Feet at the Sweet Lily Day Spa

By Rona Berg / May 12, 2015

At the shabby chic-inspired Sweet Lily Day Spa, you will feel like you have plopped down on a friend’s back porch somewhere in Georgia, rather than a nail spa in lower Manhattan. The greeting from Founder and Spa Director Donna Perillo, and her well-trained staff, is just as warm. Plus, there are no nasty chemical […]


Channing Tatum’s Stamina Secret? Runa Natural Energy Drinks

By Rona Berg / May 12, 2015

The Hollywood Heartthrob Gives as Good as he Gets At The Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA, the biggest natural and organic products trade show in the world, 71,000 attendees from 100 countries showed up this year. This group can get pretty worked up about issues many of us care about: the Just Label […]


Why We Love Wanderlust

By Rona Berg / May 12, 2015

It’s a unique blend of yoga, wellness, music, farm-to-table food, bodywork and a great party. What more could you want? Wanderlust is fun. It is iconic. It is a series of festivals that span the globe, from North and South America to Canada, and as far away as Australia. Wanderlust is a celebration of yoga, […]

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