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Voices by Viv highlighting Kayla Lee Mills

Kayla is a fellow Bostonian, like ourselves, who is super supportive of working women. While you can follow her to get some good daily fitness or lifestyle tips, you can also check out her @imaworkingwoman account to check out her brand. From featuring talents of women alike to showing off her new tie dye products, you will be sure to find some inspiration on her page.  We noticed you have a brand tied to your personal Instagram page to share your work, accomplishments, passions, and talents. Tell us about @imaworkingwoman and what it means to you.  Working Woman blossomed during a time when I was working my full time job, teaching fitness classes, running fitness events and writing for a brunch...

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Tips on Living a Zero Waste Life

Tips on Living a Zero Waste Life   I came across this amazing quote on Pinterest the other day and it totally spoke to me! Let’s face it, attempting to live a zero waste life can be intimidating and it’s important to remember that every little effort you make truly helps.    Ditch Buying Single Serving Size Meals Not only will your wallet thank you, but so will the earth! When you start cooking meals with fresh produce and ingredients you often start to buy less and less single serving and packaged foods. Less packaging = less waste! Start using Cloth Bags and Totes for Produce and Groceries  More and more states are starting to charge for plastic bags at...

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Voices by Viv highlighting Haley Cada

Meet Haley, a Menstrual Cycle Coach & Holistic Nutritionist! We met Haley by obsessing over her Insta feed, relating to talking about periods, & finally agreeing to meet virtually. No surprise, we clicked instantly! We learned so much about the menstrual cycle from Haley in just one convo & we knew we needed to collab to share her insights with all of you! Stay tuned on our instagram @vivforyourv for an Instagram Live with Haley on June 1st.  Tell us about your passion for the menstrual cycle and helping women find a connection to their bodies? My journey with my menstrual cycle began when my body rejected birth control. I got on hormonal contraceptives when I was in college because I thought...

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5 Benefits of a Good Hug

5 Benefits of a Good Hug Are you a Hugger? We’ve all had those awkward encounters where you go in for a hug but get a handshake, or vice versa. From boosting your mood and brightening up a bad day, to helping to solve conflict and improve your immune system, there’s science behind why giving or receiving a hug feels so good. Here are five reasons why a good squeeze is the way to go.    Hugging Releases the Hormone Oxytocin  Oxytocin, also known as the “love hormone”, is the hormone that makes you feel bonded and connected to another person. The act of caring and physical touch often relieves stress and makes you feel like you’re not alone. The...

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Facials at Home: Using What is in your Pantry

DIY Pantry Facials Need a little self care that won’t put a dent in your bank account? Pamper yourself with spa quality facials right from the comfort of your home! Whether you have dry skin, oily skin, or just want to put something that smells good on your face we have the perfect facial recipe for you! PRO TIP: Pre-facial a quick steam will help clear out your skin, and bring out all the benefits of the facial you chose. Simply boil a bowl full of water (you can add some lemon juice or dried herbs if you're feeling fancy) and hover your face over the steam for about 10 minutes.  Nourishing Green Facial: Perfect for Dry Skin!  What you’ll need: ...

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