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.


Family’s First In Amy’s Kitchen

By Rona Berg / May 8, 2015

When Rachel Berliner founded Amy’s Kitchen 27 years ago, she named it after her daughter, Amy Everyone loves Amy’s Kitchen. By now, an entire generation of working moms has raised its kids on Amy’s delicious frozen organic entrees and totally addictive organic pizza. When Rachel Berliner and her husband, Andy, started Amy’s Kitchen 27 years […]


Organic Bedding Options Help You Sleep Easy

By Rona Berg / May 6, 2015

How to transform your bedroom into a haven for peaceful slumber The bedroom is the heart and soul of any home. It’s hard to believe, but we spend up to one-third of our lives sleeping. So it only makes sense to ensure that the bedroom is as clean and chemical-free as possible. But unless you […]


Sha Wellness Clinic

By Rona Berg / May 4, 2015

Sha Wellness Clinic Virtual Tour The sleek, stylish design may make you think you are visiting a luxury spa, which, in part, you are. White chaises beckon from the rooftop pool, and the suites offer dazzling views of surrounding hilltop villas and the azure-blue sea. Although SHA Wellness Clinic in Alicante, Spain, may look like […]


Mary’s Gluten-Free Crackers

By Rona Berg / May 4, 2015

Non GMO-certified, USDA organic certified, vegan and totally yummy, Mary Waldner’s gluten-free crackers are a deliciously addictive snack It’s always exciting to discover there is an actual person behind an iconic brand. In recent weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Eileen Fisher, who spoke at a Fashion Revolution Day event at the Fashion Institute of […]


Fresh Market Ideas From Ritz Carlton Cleveland

By Rona Berg / April 30, 2015

It’s not surprising that the Ritz Carlton Cleveland, with its impeccable Midwestern warmth and old-world charm, is the place to stay when you’re in town. And if you are planning a visit anytime from May to November, you will find an unexpected treat: the not-to-be-missed Fresh Market Package, a hands-on guided tour of Cleveland’s historic […]


Baked Fennel Recipe with Garlic Butter and Vermouth

By Rona Berg / April 30, 2015

The Ritz Carlton Cleveland has incorporated the historic West Side Market into a pleasing package. Below, Chef Richard Sören shares a delightful dish—a baked fennel recipe—inspired from market finds  Baked Fennel Recipe with Local Garlic Butter and Vermouth Serves 4 3 large heads fennel 1 clove garlic, finely sliced 3 large tablespoons of butter 10 ounces […]


The Human Experiment: Toxic Chemicals Are Everywhere

By Rona Berg / April 23, 2015

Potentially toxic chemicals are everywhere, but we all have the power to change that If you haven’t already heard the statistics reeled off in The Human Experiment, a new documentary narrated by Sean Penn and directed by Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, they will come as a shock. Since 1975, breast cancer rates rose 30 percent—in […]


The Health Handbook

By Rona Berg / April 20, 2015

  South African-born, New York City-based integrative doctor, Frank Lipman, M.D. (with Danielle Claro), has just come out with The New Health Rules (Artisan), a handy manifesto for health, which dispenses bite-sized, easily digestible bits of wellness wisdom on everything from Eating (“Think of dairy as a condiment”), Healing (“Wander Barefoot”) Living (“Use Healthy Pots and […]


The Company Behind Dansko Clogs

By Rona Berg / April 15, 2015

The iconic Dansko clogs are worn by top chefs all over the world. And anyone who stands on their feet all day—or any part of it—appreciates the cushiony interiors and roomy toes. Somehow, with all that comfort built into the brand, the shoes have also become a lot more stylish in the last couple of […]


5 Packable Pieces for Traveling Light

By Rona Berg / April 10, 2015

Perfect to pack for a spring or summer getaway Whether you travel constantly or are someone who doesn’t get away too often, chances are, wherever you go, you’ll have a goal of traveling light. Here are our great-looking, go-to pieces that also layer beautifully. Cocoon Day & Night Dress The instant we saw this lovely, lightweight, […]


Ireland’s Ashford Castle Receives a Renovation

By Rona Berg / April 10, 2015

Ashford Castle in County Mayo, north of Galway, is where I discovered my talent for archery, which was, apparently, so impressive that friends took to calling me Katniss Everdeen. I held and released a hawk in the wild at Ireland’s first School of Falconry, on the Castle’s 350-acre grounds. And I was tempted to ride through […]


Kamut: The New Ancient Grain

By Rona Berg / April 8, 2015

Ancient grains like spelt, farro, amaranth and teff have enjoyed a revival over the past year. We spoke with Bob Quinn, Ph.D., organic farmer and founder of Kamut® International, about the up-and-comer, khorasan wheat (aka Kamut), a sweet, nutty grain beloved by many chefs. It can be prepared like oatmeal for breakfast; enjoyed in pasta, […]


New Spa Treatments at the Mayo Clinic

By Rona Berg / April 7, 2015

The new spa treatments at the Mayo Clinic offer alternative treatments, opening the door for the spa therapy to be blended into established medical practice. There is a growing body of evidence to support the medical benefits of massage, meditation, guided imagery, acupuncture, yoga. As director of the Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, […]

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