Genital Herpes: Moving Past the Pain, Shame, and Silence, Part II

Genital Herpes: Moving Past the Pain, Shame, and Silence, Part II

In Genital Herpes: Moving Past the Pain, Shame and Silence, Part I, I explore some of the shame and guilt I have felt in being infected with and carrying genital herpes for most of my life.  I also discuss natural treatments for pain relief and suppressing the...
What Might Rosacea Be Trying to Tell You? My Story

What Might Rosacea Be Trying to Tell You? My Story

In my late thirties, friends and family began commenting on how easily I blushed during embarrassing moments.  Their amusement grew to curiosity and then concern over time as my blushing grew more frequent and intense.  I felt my face get hot and itchy when I blushed,...
Genital Herpes: Moving Past the Pain, Shame, and Silence, Part I

Genital Herpes: Moving Past the Pain, Shame, and Silence, Part I

One in four American women and one in five men have genital herpes, so why is there still so much silence and shame around it?  Far too many of us suffer quietly, enduring weeks of torturous burning, itching, and blisters at the most sensitive nerve endings of our...

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