Building Self Confidence
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free -Michelangelo
Take a moment and think of other challenges you have had in your life and how you overcame them. Make a list of the attributes you must have had in place to overcome these obstacles. Now, add to the list.
The Things You Love About Yourself.
3 Things you love about your body
3 Things you love about your mind
3 Things you love about your spirit
Write this on a different piece of paper and place it in an area of your home where you can see it daily. Get in touch with your inner angel, who is magnificent beyond measure and set her free to expect miracles in your life.
Feel Like A Prisoner In Your Own Body With Herpes?
Prisoner And Learner Mark Victor Hansen, co author of Chicken Soup For The Soul, taught me a very important lesson over a decade ago. He explained how you have the ability to overcome any past event by changing your perspective on it. It is normal to start out feeling like a victim and some remain in victim mode their entire lives. To feel victimized is part of the healing journey.
I certainly started there and it took me several years to move towards, and eventually embody, the victor. As you gain personal strength and emotional rebalancing, you can become a Victor. To be a victor means that you know you are more than your herpes and have powerfully decided to relate to the virus and your symptoms in a positive light. As you begin to take responsibility for everything in your life, you will move from Victim to Victor. Take challenges and like a great alchemist, turn tragedy into triumph!
Start in your healing journey by sharing your story on our forum!
Sexy Time Guidelines For Those With Herpes
If you have herpes, what should you do when things get hot and heavy? First and foremost, always tell your potential partner that you have herpes and don’t wait until the fits of passion hit. Here are some things you can do to help decrease your chances of infecting your partner.
- Refrain from intimate contact during outbreaks or at the onset of ANY symptoms including slight burning, itching, tingling…
- Do not use spermacides, condoms or diaphragm jelly with nonoxydol-9 (N-9). This is an ingredient which irritates the vagina and cervix, causing lesions and it increases the risk of herpes and other STI transmission.
- Beware of sexual enhancement gels/lotions because they are high in arginine (an amino acid which can trigger herpes outbreaks)
- No IUD’s- these irritate the cervix and can lead to copper toxicity
- Urinate after intercourse- this helps to flush residual bacteria, virus and foreign irritants from our internal anatomy
- Use a carageenan based gel for lubrication- carageenen is made from seaweeds. Studies show that it kills herpes, HIV, HPV and other STI’s on contact.
- Use a protective barrier- condoms, dental dams