There's so much that goes into a love relationship, your heart, your soul, your dreams and wishes, your worst fears, and any leftover emotional baggage, that it is important to consider what goes into a healthy relationship in order to continue nourishing the relationship you already value or before starting another.
If you are in a mostly difficult, unhappy, or abusive relationship you can almost expect to have more frequent breakouts. And, it doesn't matter how old you are. You may have heard that herpes breakouts tend to appear less often as you age. This is not true for the person suffering from ongoing emotional stress. In fact, herpes can become chronic when you are under ongoing stress and one source of ongoing stress is a poor relationship with your mate. Below, you'll discover the three cornerstones of a healthy relationship; one you can relax and feel secure in.
Most people could probably go longer without water than without unconditional love.
If love or joy go missing from your life for a prolonged period of time your energy levels will suffer and you will be more prone to dis-ease.
All people, sensitive or not, need unconditional love, but, it's not just love from others that's needed, although that is an important factor. Self-love has to exist as well. When you love yourself, wellness follows. When you love yourself you are able to allow others to love you too.
Love isn't just something you feel. After all, if you love someone and never tell them or show them, it's highly unlikely they will know. No. Love is an action. It's something you do.
Without love and joy you are being held back from living through your senses because that is how love is experienced.
Understanding & Intimacy
Understanding and intimacy are vital factors in developing healthy relationships and keeping them that way. Intimacy isn't sex, although it can be an expression of intimacy. Intimacy is the ability to be close, to be yourself, and to feel safe in that closeness as you reveal yourself to another. You cannot have intimacy without kindness. And, kindness takes understanding. Acts of understanding and kindness allow your body to remain relaxed (without tension) and emotions content enough to be intimate (close).
The Ability to Share Simple Pleasures
You can't truly live your life or feel alive without using your senses. Enjoying the simple things in life; a golden sunset, a puppy bounding clumsily across the grass, or cuddling beside a loved one during a movie lifts your spirits and fills us you with love and joy. Why? Because you are getting the chance to react to your senses in a positive way that promotes wellness. Healthy relationships are one of the cornerstones of emotional and physical wellness and to share simple pleasures is healthy indeed.
Photography Credit: Holding Hands (iStock.com #641831648) with sepia overlay.
Mari J. Dionne ~ CHP, CLC
"The older I get the more sure I am that one's thoughts create one's reality. They say home is where the heart is but I have found it is the mind that that determines where one's heart resides."
Forgotten English Health Terms
Fish-Whole - as sound as a fish or healthy
Blind Cupid - the backside
Accoucheur - a male mid-wife
Kingsevil - a disease or swelling of the cervical lymph nodes
Valitudinary - subject to sickness; crazy
Chime-Child -a child born on Sunday who was immune to witchcraft, could see ghosts, and was a natural healer
Periblepsis - a delirious stare of the eyes
Wormland - churchyard
Green-Sickness - a disease incident to virgins; sickly paleness, with green tint of complexion
Tissek or Tissicky Cough - a tickling faint cough
Multiplying Medicine - an elixer of the alchemists, used in making and multiplying gold
Peat-Reek-Whisky - highland whiskey, distilled over peat fires
Belly-Brussen - a distended stomach or having a protuberant stomach
Oint - to smear with an unctuous substance (usually having to do with painting or disguising something)
Farbed-Up - confused
Nyctobasis - somnambulism; to walk in one's sleep
Roozles - wretchedness of mind and body
Coolth - coolness (opposite of warmth)
Pharmacopolist - an apothecary
Laver - to wash (before dinner)
Gothicism - to be rude or rudeness
Desuetude - lack of use
Splay the Bream - to cut up that fish
Doctor of Skill - a physician
Dendranthoplology - the theory that man sprang from trees
Fash - to care, to trouble one's self, anxiety
Satisfy Colon - to satisfy one's hunger
Neurasthenia - debility or impairment of the nerves
Trollibags - the intestines
Cothish - faint, sickly, ailing
Fogo - a disagreeable stink, stench, or smell
With Squirrel - pregnant
Pottinger - a cook, apothecary, druggist (Scotland)
Pomster - a quack doctor; to treat illness without knowledge or skill
Bleflummery - vain imaginings
Venefice - a practice of poisoning
Weaponsalve - a salve that was supposed to cure the wound by applying it to the weapon that caused it
Overset - to recover from mental shock
Fordolked - wounded
Wamblecropped - humiliated
Peffle - in a nervous state
Measondue - a hospital or poor house
Dead-Nip - a blue mark on the body not caused by an injury or any known cause...sometimes called a witch's nip
Sadly On - expressing that a person is ill or in a bad way
Whirligigs or Tallywags - testicles
Betwattled - to be surprised, confounded, out of one’s senses
Bone Box - the mouth
Dicked in the Nob - silly, crazed
Head Rails - teeth
Hickey - tipsy, hiccupping
Knowledge box - a term for the head
Sugar stick - the virile member
Pimpish - Dainty in the matter of food (taking in small quantities)
Witchify - to bewitch
Naufrage - shipwreck
Artwork & Photography Credits
Side Bar: Pen & Ink, Old Door, and Star (iStock.com ~ All rights reserved.) with sepia overlays.