We believe that the attitude women develop towards their period can affect their experience of it. You may have developed a particular way of thinking about your period from a traumatic first period experience. These early experiences of having your period unprepared may also affect your experiences into the future. In our African culture we are yet to adequately prepare our girls for this time of their lives. We have to change that. We encourage positive thinking to help women feel more control of their bodies, and help reduce symptoms of PMS. When you feel good about yourself, you are more likely to eat better, exercise more, rest and look after yourself.