Most recently published stories in Viva.
Les is More
So many people in our lives become acquaintances. We may smile and wave at each other. We may exchange pleasantries. It’s nice to have such people around. It’s even more special when we can truly call someone a friend. Les (Lesley Anne Weatherdale) is someone easy to befriend. Not only does her smile make me want to smile back, but she is also intelligent, kind, and generous. I am so honored that I can call Les a friend.
Sleep & Your Cycle
Just like your skin and your energy levels, your sleep patterns change throughout the menstrual cycle. While it can feel like your energy and sleep are shifting forever without any sort of pattern, you can (and should) sync your cycle with your sleep self-care! In this post, we’ll break down the whys of each sleep change and tips that support the rest you need and deserve.
10 Fun Activities to Spice Up a Long-Distance Relationship
I suffered through a long-distance relationship, I don’t plan on going through that hell again, not if I can help it anyway. If you are in a long-distance relationship right now, I know it’s tough; that’s why I have compiled ten creative ways to spice a long-distance relationship.
THERE IS A GLOVE THAT IS MEANT FOR ALL OF US… DO YOU KNOW YOURS? #BODYTYPE
How many of you all were glued to that showroom window when you saw that dress the mannequin was wearing? But all your dreams came down crashing as you tried it on and realized that it looked awful! But why? Because it didn’t suit your body type.
With Class & Grace
Hey beautiful how are you doing? Have you eaten? Have you drank your 8 liters today? If not take a little sip right now. I’ll wait. I’m checking in on you, just in case no one has. Tired mamma? Yes i know it takes a village to raise a thriving little one. It’s hard to make the healthiest choices, because Panera’s bread bowls call your name like a drunk best friend after a break-up. Or when you go to Wendy’s for a salad but the picture of the bacon pretzel bun double cheese burger tells you it’ll hug you from the inside and then you end up regretting it middle of the night when the call of nature hits or early in the morning and your already late.
There Is Nothing Wrong with Me
I have always been fat. Ever since I can remember, I have been the victim of the last socially acceptable prejudice in Western culture. Whether it was a neighbor telling me that I was shapeless or my mom telling me that I would look better in a dress if only I would lose some weight, my size has always been a topic of conversation. Oh, and then there was the boy at school who once implied that I was physically incapable of walking a few blocks because I was heavy.
4 Upsetting Things I Wish Men Never Did to Women
When I was 17, I believed I hated men. I would never marry them, I felt like the chance of meeting a kind man worthy of my love was too slim to even count, and I held on to so many grudges from my past that I could choke on them.
Beauty is in the Eye of Your Hair Dresser
I have a lot of thick hair. My teen years were filled with hairspray to keep the teased and elevated hair locked in place. All the trying-too-hard-to-be glamorous girls were doing it. I did it so well that I continued into my 20s, 30s, and even a little beyond my 40s.
Floral Art For A Good Cause
Bicycle art—flower power saves lives. A flower-bombed art display welcomes us in the laneway. This classic bicycle with a cargo basket spills over in a whimsical boho cascade of eye-catching seasonal pink blooms and into my heart space.
How To Make Him Miss You Badly
Attention all single, dating and married women…Are you missing out on the LOVE, Passion, and Connection that you deserve? Take this 60 second quiz and find out!
10 Things I Would Likely Be Lost Without
I was challenged by a fellow Medium writer to write a list of "10 Things I Can’t Live Without" and I’ll be damned if I am going to ignore it.
Laboral rights of the pregnant worker
The high demand of the current labor market is one of the reasons why most women continue in their job until almost the end of pregnancy . This is usually feasible if it is not a risky pregnancy , the expectant mother is fine, and her doctor believes that she can do it. But to properly protect the health of the pregnant woman and the baby, other factors must also be taken into account. Your gynecologist must know what your work activity is like: it is not the same to perform a job with a low-stress level, as another that requires a lot of physical effort or that exposes you to toxic substances. Thus, by assessing each specific case, it can be adapted to the peculiarities of each pregnant worker.