Weekly Column for Global Lyme Alliance (

When Lyme Disease Takes Away Your Energy

Lack of Respect for Those With Lyme Disease

When Lyme Interrupts Your Life Path

Lyme and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The Most Helpful Thing in My Lyme Journey

Things I Didn't Know About Lyme Disease Until I Got It

Lyme Warrior Q and A (29)

Is it Lyme or a Co-infection? Knowing the Difference Can Make a Difference

Where Am I? Disorientation and Lyme Disease

Lyme Warrior Q and A (28)

Lyme Disease and the Eyes

How to Promote Healing from Lyme Disease

Lyme Warrior Q and A (27)

Reactivated Infections: A Possible Piece of the Chronic Illness Puzzle

Lyme Disease and Fatigue

What it Means for a Patient to be Heard

Adjunct Therapies That Have Helped With My Tick-Borne Illness

How Does Having Lyme Disease Affect Your Relationships?

Lyme Disease and Depression

Lyme Warrior Q and A (26)

Anxiety and Lyme Disease

The Value of Independence for the Chronically Ill

Lyme Warrior Q and A (25)

Gastrointestinal Issues with Lyme Disease

The Danger of "Waiting and Seeing" with Lyme Disease

What Helps Improve Cognitive Function for Lyme Patients?

Lyme Warrior Q and A (24)

Did You Pull a Tick Off of You? Here's Why You Should Keep It?

Five Reasons Why You Should Care About Lyme Disease

The Lyme Diet

Lyme Symptom: Nervous System Inflammation

Tips for Time Management When Living with Chronic Illness

The Impatient Patient

Lyme Warrior Q and A (23)

Excessive Thirst and Lyme Disease

Saving Spoons: Not Just of Energy, But of Time

Beating the Winter Blues

Long Haul COVID-19 Brings Attention to Persistent Lyme

Lyme Warrior Q and A (22)

Could You Be Co-infected With Bartonella?

I Have Lyme Disease. Should I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Sometimes the Memory is Better Than the Real Thing

Dreaming of the Past--and the Future

Lyme and the Limbic System

Staying the Course When the End is in Sight

Lyme Warrior Q and A (21)

2020: The Lyme Year in Review

The Holidays: Ways to Participate When You Can't Be There in Person

The Role of Technology for Lyme Disease Patients

Lyme and Memory Loss

Lessons From Lyme: Lockdown Isn't Forever

Lyme Warrior Q and A (20)

Wondering What to Say to a Lyme Patient? Try These Conversation Starters

Candida and Lyme

Living With Lyme Disease: The Beauty of Adaptation

What Avril Lavigne's Virtual #FightLyme Concert Taught Me

My Lyme Disease is in Remission. How Do I Keep it That Way?

Lyme Warrior Q and A (19)

Living in the Present While Worrying About the Future

Breaking Down Lyme Disease and the Blood-Brain Barrier

What Lyme Patients Can Teach Us About the New Normal

Have You Heard of the Tick-Borne Disease Babesiosis?

Intravenous Antibiotics for Lyme: Pros, Cons, and the Lived Experience

Lyme Warrior Q and A (18)

Cooling Off When Swimming Isn't an Option

Corona With a Twist of Lyme: Part 4

Differentiating Between Babesia and COVID-19 Air Hunger

We're Not Out of the Woods Yet

Calculating Risks

Lyme Warrior Q and A (17)

You Know Your Body Best

Managing Burning Extremities

The Comfort of Solidarity

Speaking Up for the Immunocompromised

Corona With a Twist of Lyme: Part 3

Lyme Warrior Q and A (16)

What a Difference a Year Makes

The Importance of Being Vigilant

Don't Forget It's Tick Season, Too!

Lyme and Covid-19 Panel: Follow up Q and A

Corona With a Twist of Lyme Part 2

Corona With a Twist of Lyme

Top Ten Myths About Lyme Disease

The Importance of Digging Deep

Keeping the Big Picture in Mind: Don't Overlook Your Other Health Issues

Lyme Brain: The Science and the Experience

Lyme Warrior Q and A (15)

The Leaps of Lyme

Mixed Messages: Finding Your Truth

Hugging It Out: How Physical Connection Helps Us Heal

Stop the Itching! Lyme and Hives

When Nothing's Funny, Even Simulated Laughter Can Be Good Medicine

No Set Protocol

Lyme Warrior Q and A (14)

2020 Vision for Lyme Warriors

2019: The Year in Review

Dealing With Brain Fog

Risk-Benefit Analysis of Tick-Borne Disease Treatment

Gratitude for the Long Game

Lyme Warrior Q and A (13)

Lyme: The Differential Diagnosis

Highlights from ILADS 2019

On Disclosure: When and How Much to Tell

The Difficulty--and Importance--of Asking For Help

Unraveling Spirochetes

Lyme Warrior Q and A (12)

Rest: The Most Important Message of My Dreams

A Call to Unite, Not Divide

End of Summer Doesn't Mean End of Tick Season

How To Be An Advocate With Your Non-Lyme Doctor

Traveling with Tick-Borne Illness

Lyme Warrior Q and A (11)

The Aches and Pains of Tick-Borne Illness

Not All Lyme Rashes Are Created Equal

Building Resilience

Why Agency is Important For Lyme Warriors

Reframing Restrictions

Not All Headaches Are Alike: What's Causing Yours?

The Time Warp of Tick-Borne Illness

Treating Instead of Denying Yourself

Lyme Warrior Q and A (10)

Spring Really Will Come

Be a Victor, Not a Victim

What Does it Mean to Herx?

Lyme Isn't a Choice

Don't Settle for Good Enough

Lyme Warrior Q and A (9)

Financing Tick-Borne Disease

Can't Versus Shouldn't

Starting Small in the New Year

Hope For the Holidays

Books and Resources That Have Helped Me On My Journey

The Value of Visualization

Avoiding Reminders Until You're Ready

A Different Kind of Denial

Holidays: Relishing the In-Between Times

What Can the Red Sox Teach Us About Surviving Tick-Borne Illnesses?

Lyme Warrior Q and A (8)

School-Related Difficulties With Lyme Disease

Scheduling Life With Lyme Disease

The Idea of Hope

The Danger of Denial

The Spectrum of Lyme

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

Enjoying the Summer While Living With Lyme

Dealing With Lyme-Related Fear

Managing Fear of Ticks During the Summer

Tribute to the Men of Lyme

The Quiet Desperation of Chronic and Mental Illness

Lyme Warrior Q and A (7)

Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future

Saluting the Caretakers of Lyme Patients

Adding Joy and Pleasure to Life, No Matter When

Gender and Lyme

Lyme Warrior Q and A (6)

You Get What You Pay For

Seasons of Lyme

You're Not Crazy--You Have Lyme

What is Air Hunger, Anyway?

Are Mold and Mycotoxins Compromising Your Recovery?

Learning to Love Lyme: A Lesson in Self-Understanding

Lyme Warrior Q and A (5)

What's In a Name? When Talking About Lyme Disease, It Matters

We Are the World: What I Learned About the Global Health Threat of Lyme Disease

Making the Holidays Work For You

Ticks Are a Year-Round Threat: Don't Let Lyme Become Your Holiday Surprise

Highlights From ILADS Boston 2017

"And, Not But": Taking Power Back With One Simple Word

Lyme Warrior Q and A (4)

The Pressure of Platitudes: Patients Are Only Human

Bursting the "Woods of New England" Bubble

The Dangers of Playing Doctor

Post Traumatic Growth: Reframing the Trauma of Chronic Illness

Lyme Warrior Q and A (3)

To Be Blunt: How Chronic Illness Made Me More Direct

Natural Isn't Always Better: Getting Real About Pharmaceutical Medication

Partisan Politics in Lyme Disease

Care Versus Overcare: A Fine Line

Seven Tips to Organize Your Medications

Lyme Warrior Q and A (2)

A Lymie's View From 39

Fear of Lyme Reinfection

Lyme Moms: We Salute You

Lyme Warrior Q and A (1)

Fighting 'Fight or Flight'

Taking Lyme One Day-Minute-Second At a Time

Short-Circuited By Lyme Disease

Getting Involved: When Your Intention Says Yes, But Your Body Says No

What's Luck Got To Do With Lyme Disease?

Fear of Relapse

It's Okay To Be Angry

Keep It Simple: You're Just Tired

A Matter of the Heart

Ground Hog Day: Casting a Shadow On Lyme Disease

Living With Lyme Brain

The Double-Edged Sword of Being Bored

Looking Back, Looking Ahead, Giving Thanks

Locking Up the Obstacle of Guilt

It's Not All Or Nothing

Spreading the Light of Gratitude

Never Give Up

Falling Back: It's Not Real

Stabilizing Blood Sugar During a Season of Sweets

Halloween: No Costume Necessary

Searching For Home When You're Stuck in Lyme Land

Seasonal Fear of Missing Out

Tick, Tick, Tick: The Race Against Time

Tackling To-Do Lists When You're Too Tired To Do So

I Just Got Diagnosed With Lyme Disease: What Should I Do?

Has Lyme Sidelined Your Summer?

Lyme and the Olympics Part Two: Of Dashed Dreams and New Lives

Lyme and the Olympics Part One

Hot, Hot, Hot: What a Heat Wave Means for Lyme Patients

Tips For Lyme Disease Prevention at Camp

The Bigger Picture: Part Two

The Bigger Picture: Part One

Valentine's Day: A Celebration of Self-Love

Reclaiming My Identity: Part Two

Reclaiming My Identity: Part One


Laughter Really Can Be the Best Medicine

Articles and Essays:

How to Live with Chronic Illness: A Guide for Aeon's Psyche (7/22)

Illness Related Fatigued: More Than Just Feeling Tired (Harvard Health Blog, 10/20)

Learning To Live Well With a Persistent Illness (Harvard Health Blog, 9/20)

I Have a Compromised Immune System. Please Stay Home and Keep Me Safe (Cognoscenti, 3/20)

"Why Did it Take Me So Long to Get Tested for Covid-19?" (The Boston Globe, 3/20)

"One Patient's Experience" (, 8/13)

"Finding What it Takes to Keep You Functional" (, 11/14)

"So What Does it Take to Get a Good Night's Sleep?" (, 8/14)

"Lyme Awareness Must Include Self-Awareness" (, 5/14)

"How Angeli's Olympic Moment Touched Us All" (, 2/14)

"Resolving to Get Well Doesn't Cut it" ( and affiliates, 1/14)

"Interview with Olympic Skier Angeli Vanlaanen" (, 12/13)

"How iphones Can Mess With Your Head" ( and affiliates, 10/13)

"Normal Tired Versus Sick Tired" ( and syndicates, 8/13)

"Response to Media Coverage of Lyme Disease" ( and syndicates, 6/13)

"The All-in-Your-Head Write-Off for Lyme" ( and syndicates, 5/13)

"Recovery is a Long, Slow Balancing Act" ( and syndicates, 4/13)

"Don't Judge a Book by the Length of a Cab Ride" ( and syndicates, 3/13)

"Life Lessons from a Connecticut Turtle" ( and syndicates, 1/13)

"When Caboose Doctors Go the Extra Mile" ( and syndicates, 11/12)

"Respond Now to Healthy People Initiative" ( and syndicates, 11/12)

"Reporting in From ILADS Conference" ( and syndicates, 11/12)

"Coming Back to Life After Lyme Disease" ( and syndicates, 10/12)

"Returning to the Scene of the Crime" (, 8/12)

"Letter to a Lyme Patient in the style of James Baldwin" (, 7/12)

"Babelicious and Other Household Names" (, 6/12)

"Touched by Lyme: Take-aways From Panel" (, 6/12)

"Misdiagnosed Lyme Disease: One Reader's Horrific Experience" (, 5/12)

'Wilton Alliance for Healthier Community: Get Movin', Stay Healthy" (Wilton Patch, The Wilton Villager, The Wilton Bulletin, 9/10)

"Residents Using $52k YMCA Grant to Fight Childhood Obesity" (Wilton Patch, The Wilton Bulletin, 4/10)

"Wiltonians Gather in Washington to Fight Obesity" (Wilton Patch, The Wilton Bulletin, 3/10)

"Giving the Gift of Blood" (Wilton Patch, 12/28/09)

"Networking the Night Away" (Wilton Patch, 12/4/09)

"A Taste of France" (Abroad View, Spring 2007)

"Best In Travel Class" (co-researcher and writer, Transitions Abroad, March/April 2007)

"Interview with Margaret Malewski, author of GenXPat" (Transitions Abroad, January/February 2007)

"Explorations" (Transitions Abroad, January February 2007)

"Best Blogs" (Transitions Abroad, November/December 2006, January/February 2007, March/April 2007)

"Tick Tock" (Middlebury Magazine, Summer 2006)

"Shopping For a Wine Shop" (Wilton Magazine, 2004)

'Comfort at Middlebury" (Middlebury Magazine online, 2001)


Et VoilĂ : One Traveler's Journey from Foreigner to Francophile (Belfort & Bastion, 2015)

"Coming Back to Life, Chronic Illness Style" in (T)here: Writings on Returnings (Martlett and Mare, 2014)

Interview in Chapter 7 of Laurie Edwards' In the Kingdom of the Sick (Bloomsbury, 2013; written up in Wall Street Journal)

The Easy Part Was Getting In: A College Handbook (IUniverse, 2005)

Book Reviews:

Study Abroad Paris by John Chrisman and Audrey Queyreyre (Transitions Abroad,

March/April 2007)

Stalking the Wild Dik Dik by Marie Javins (Transitions Abroad, March/April 2007)


"A New Look at Chronic Lyme" (Experience Life Magazine, 5/22)

"Local Researchers on Brink of Treatment to Prevent Lyme Disease" (WBZ News, 5/17)

"Meet a Grubbie" (GrubStreet, 8/17)

"Chronic Lyme Q & A" with Laurie Edwards, author of Life Disrupted (, 7/12)