Herpes Forum: Learning To Love Ourselves

Now this is something a herpes forum should be talking about. Learning to love ourselves unconditionally! I just saw an incredibly inspiring youtube video called “Dove Real Beauty Sketches” that nearly brought me to tears.As women, we are so hard on ourselves and shockingly only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. We are the only one’s who can change this. We MUST learn to love ourselves, even our most vulnerable selves.

Women with herpes all to often begin to view themselves as dirty, ugly women. This is so far from the TRUTH! Let us not forget that herpes is only as skin infection, much like eczema or poison ivy. Would you view yourself and your self worth any differently if you had these skin conditions? We need to put herpes in its place!

You are still a radiant, beautiful woman. Know it, own it and be it. Don’t let herpes rob you of your self confidence and self esteem. You have the power to overcome the emotional barriers that herpes brings!!!!!! If you have not done so already, you should read the book Live, Love and Thrive with Herpes: A Holistic Guide For Women. It will teach you how to love yourself and how to overcome your diagnosis of herpes.

Join our Herpes Forum for Women at www.PinkTent.com. This is a great place to get educated, empowered and inspired. If you are a woman with herpes, you need to know that you are not alone. You are not a freak and there are tons of women out there just like you. Join our community of awesome women. We are all here to support you on your healing journey. Stop screaming in silence and tap into our community that is here and ready to support you.

Live. Love. Thrive.

Dr. Kelly


  1. zandy says:

    Hi, Dr. Kelly. I am having a hard time loving myself. I need your insight to first outbreaks. I can’t sleep or eat and the stress of having this disease is driving me insane. I’m at my whit’s end. Dr. Kelly I’m trying to be strong, but when it comes to night time that’s when I freak out, so bad I’m terrified of what’s next and that the sores will never heal. I’m so depressed. Help me doctor, this is a cry for help. I know I got myself into this, but how do I pull out of it?

  2. Dr. Kelly says:

    I know how hard it is right now for you. Sometimes, women need some extra support to help them through their first outbreak. You will heal, it just takes some time. I recommend calling the herpes hotline if you need someone to talk to. ASHA has a hotline at (919) 361-8488 http://www.herpesonline.org/herpes-hotline/
    You might also consider some counseling from a therapist who specialized in herpes like Nancy Newby http://www.coachingbynancy.com She is a fabulous woman and therapist. In the very near future, you will be able to rely on the support of our private Pink Tent forum for women with herpes. There, you will be able to receive the support from our awesome community of women. To calm your mind, I recommend doing the Elevator Exercise on page 70 of my new book Live, Love and Thrive with Herpes. It will help you to stay grounded. I hope this helps. Sending you lots of love and many blessings.
    Live. Love. Thrive.
    Dr. Kelly

  3. Jean says:

    Is there a program where we tell young women that they do not need to engage in sexual activity with men unless they have become committed

    Isn’t this part of the whole problem
    We need to tell women the whole truth and not continue to worry about the male partner’s feelings and putting them ahead of our own feelings, especially when it comes to our mental and physical health as a woman.

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