Yesterday was the first social, the first party to introduce Beautycounter to Raleigh.
My host, the fabulous Christie Haymond of Simply Rooted, made a gorgeous, gluten-free brunch with egg and sausage fritata, bacon-wrapped dates, kale salad, roasted carrot and avocado salad, and my absolute, new favorite, baked figs (candy sweet), [...]
One Claritin-D on a mission to make me forget the pediatric virus that’s invaded my non-pediatric bloodstream.
Forty minutes with my kind yet brutal physical therapist who apologized like she meant it every time I winced in she’s pulling my arm apart pain.
Half a bottle of lavender Kombucha. The one made with [...]
Yesterday I went for a run along my usual route.
Around familiar corners and through the prettiest neighborhood I came across a car with a sticker on the back that said, “It takes a HUNTER to make a HUNTER!” and below, “Become a hunting mentor.”
In the backseat was a gigantic [...]
Sunday, February 10th, people the world over will be celebrating the 2013 Chinese New Year; the Year of the Snake.
I don’t much like snakes, but the Chinese believe that having one in your house is a good omen, because the snake will ensure that your family won’t starve. Snakes are [...]
A short visit to my trusty M.D. spun me right around, straightened this girl out, and sent her back into the world with a clearer plan for a healthier day-to-day existence.
1. Too much stress is physically bad for the body.
i.e. Stress causes cortisol to raise, which can result in lovely [...]
You can be replaced.
Martha’s gut (and ego) in turmoil over a pizza/Rice Cripsie hell binge that leveled 12 great days of good choices and diligent fitness pal app food documentation.
Do you believe that hormones play a part in hunger? Do mad hormones act as triggers [...]
Did you know that it is entirely possible to run a marathon in March, but by January be unable to sustain two miles at a non-embarassing pace?
Did you know that you can eat upwards of 6,000 calories in a day and pretend that you don’t feel full or sick?
It wasn’t the realization of the added ten pounds on the doctor’s scale (at which I cried) or the 2 minute per mile slower running time; not the puffy face in recent photos nor the general feeling of blah. There’s no reason for jump starting the healthy eating plan (again) other [...]
Confession: Nothing in my closet fits me. My skinny jeans won’t zip and my boyfriend jeans fit like the skinnies used to.
Confession: I haven’t run more than three miles in a month.
Confession: Although there are six days in which it’s feasible to exercise my body, I have chosen to [...]
When food is used to cope, getting sidelined can happen with just one bite.
One bite and it’s over.
You make commitments to get healthy, to cut out gluten, to run more, to be better, faster, stronger…
But then comes an angry text from a certain somebody, an email from the [...]
The hub for all I do, marthawills.com documents life from a working mom's point of view. When not mothering, I manage the social media needs of small businesses through Wills Media Group, LLC, and write a weekly column for Raleigh's News & Observer online entitled, Are We There Yet? Most recently, my passion for health and wellness led me to become involved as a consultant for Beautycounter, a company that's making a difference by educating about toxins in products, spreading the word via the web.
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