New York Post: I believe God gave me herpes to turn my life around — now I’m happier than ever
“I believe that God was giving me messages that I wasn’t on my path. I wasn’t being who I was meant to be,” Harbushka told Kennedy News in an interview. “Finally, he gave me herpes so I would wake up, listen and make changes.”
All About Alexandra Harbushka
I will never forget where I was, what I was wearing and where I was headed when my doctor called me. After I had hung up the phone, I began to shake. I was scared shitless. All of my happiness, desires, and goals immediately vanished. Sound familiar?
One day it dawned on me; I had to tell my story about living with herpes. The thought of sharing this story was equally exciting and terrifying to me because I remember every single detail of the moments leading up to and following my diagnosis.
All of your feelings are normal, natural and they all can be transformed. I made the decision to move forward with my life and learned how to cope, heal and live with the virus. I made a choice to not be a victim to herpes.
Today I support other people who find themselves in the same situation I was in on that day. I have a podcast and YouTube show called Life with Herpes where I interview experts on the subject and answer crucial questions from my listeners. I teach others who are living with Herpes to adapt their lives, relationships, and definitions of wellness around their diagnoses.
To do this, I not only use my own personal experiences with Herpes, but I also use my experiences in corporate America. I was in the real estate and mortgage world for a decade and in 2015 I made the leap to creating an online business.
I am the host of the former podcast show called, Sex, Money, and Food, the podcast, Life With Herpes, a blogger, a YouTuber and last but not least an entrepreneur. Becuase of the impact the Life With Herpes brand has made, I'm also honored to be the spokesperson for HerpAlert.(use the promo code: lifewithherpes to get 10% off)
I truly want you to feel embraced, secure, and comfortable. That is how I wanted to feel when I was first diagnosed. I’m here to teach you everything that there is to know about the virus. From the 101 on the HSV virus to the home remedies, the prescriptions and much much more. In other words, I want to tell the truth about what it is like to really live with herpes. I promise, your life is not over. Your life is not a stigma. I know this to be true because I was and am no longer in fear of that.
Here Are Some Fun Facts About Me
(Besides The Fact I Have An STD)
I am an only child, and love it!
I am a University of Arizona graduate, bear down to my fellow alumni.
I live in San Diego, California and Las Vegas, Nevada with my husband Bill, a.k.a. The love of my life and my everything!
We have a standard poodle puppy named Scarlett Rose, and she keeps us very busy with her training, curiosity and cuddles.
I play golf, but I am nowhere close to being a scratch golfer. I am a yogi and in the last year have started doing boot camp and barre, and it really improved my yoga practice, my golf game, and my triceps.
In high school, I was a cheerleader. I grew up ice skating and I still ice skate, toe pick.
My favorite food is a burger cooked rare with a fried egg, sautéed mushrooms, sautéed onions, lettuce, tomato, Heinz 57 and mayo. I love cheers’ing with Bill every night with a glass of Zinfandel.
I have lived all over the world, California, Arizona, Nevada, New York City and Madrid. Even Though San Diego is the best city in world New York City is magical to me. My favorite place to travel to is Los Cabos.
I absolutely love every day, and I am grateful for the life I live.
What's Up With The Pomegranates?
Well, as you know it is hard enough to talk about Herpes let alone look at a blister. There was zero % chance there was going to be some horrible Googled picture of an outbreak as the logo. So, Alexandra and the team decided to get creative and look towards nature and come up with something that is aesthetically pleasing. And we came across the pomegranate! Think about it...don't the seeds kind of look like blisters? And it's also pretty cool that the pomegranate has been used by Kings and Queens since ancient times as a sacred symbol. In general, the pomegranate represents fruitfulness, knowledge, learning, and wisdom so we think pomegranates are the perfect symbol for the Life With Herpes Community. Don't you?