Lyme Disease You’re not alone on the Journey

Through my brother Jim’s retelling of his tale of his struggle with Lyme Disease we have met many people who have taken the same path. Unfortunately, some stories are far more dramatic, tragic and just plain unbelievable than Jim’s. We both thank those who have volunteered their personal battles with this disease. I have made sure that anyone leaving posts on our (well, it’s really his not mine…) posts are brought to Jim’s attention. I know he has had personal contact with many – if not all – of them.

The support needed to get through this deceivingly devastating disease is essential. There is no single path to wellness just as there is not clear single path to diagnosis!

A fine blog has been started by one of those very people. Please pay it a visit. Tons of resources and her logs must be read to believe what someone goes through.

On behalf of my brother, I want to say we appreciate all your support and we want to bring awareness of this disease to others – perhaps especially the medical community – who is so lacking in addressing this disease.

We continue to welcome all your comments, support and stories.

And a final word. To all of us who do not suffer from this or some other disease that literally prevents us from doing what we love – running – get out and get your workout in today. Do it because you can. The people mentioned above only wish they could be so lucky as to have muscles ache because of the workout – not the disease; lungs burning from pushing and that wonderful feeling at the end of a workout… even a bad one. A bad day running is clearly better than not being able to run at all. Just ask them.


About Dean Hebert

I’m a mental game coach, author and speaker. I work with individual athletes, parents, coaches, and teams on sports performance enhancement. Beyond my academic post-graduate work in sports psychology - the psychology behind athlete performance – I am a certified Mental Games Coaching Professional (MGCP) and certified hypnotherapist. I’ve authored several books and hundreds of articles. “Coach, I didn’t run because…” (2008) is a seriously light-hearted look at making excuses not to workout and how to overcome them. “Focus for Fitness” (2009) and “Screw the Goals Give me the Donut” (2010) are two of my eBooks on mental game approaches for the everyday athlete. I wrote these because I believe that everyone can benefit from the powerful mental techniques that the world’s best athletes use. I have been cited in Runners World, Best Health magazine (CN), SWEAT Magazine, and the Washington Examiner amongst many other publications. I have been a featured mental games coach in Runner’s World and for the internationally acclaimed trail running resource - I also regularly appear on sports and fitness talk shows such as LTKFitness, Runnersroundtable and for more than three years I have co-hosted a weekly video series with Coach Joe English for I specialize in mental toughness training. My clients include tennis, synchronized swimming, golf, race-kart, soccer, motocross, volleyball, MMA, cycling (road, off-road, time-trialist), running, duathlon and triathlon, basketball, football and baseball athletes. I have coached world-class athletes and athletes internationally. I have a passion for working with youth athletes and helping them apply mental game skills and techniques to all areas of life. Most importantly, my aim is to have people enjoy sports and life to their fullest through peak performances.
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One Response to Lyme Disease You’re not alone on the Journey

  1. jim says:

    I shouldnt have read this while at work..the eyes got a little watery..thanks for posting your thoughts

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