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Opinions expressed by contributors are their own. Kerry J. Heckman is a licensed therapist and author of the healing and wellness blog Words Heal. She was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease in 2016.

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How to Show Someone With an Invisible Illness That You “See” Them
November 17, 2022
Invisible illnesses like Lyme disease are not always detected by your outward appearance. Here are 7 ways that you can show someone with an invisible illness that you “see” them.
COVID-19 Long Haulers, We See You
January 8, 2021
by Kerry J Heckman
What to Do When You Hit a Plateau in Treatment
May 28, 2019
By Kerry Heckman
Lyme Disease is Causing a Mental Health Crisis: Here’s What to Do
May 10, 2019
By Kerry Heckman
Things I Never Thought I Would Do Before Lyme
June 14, 2018
by Kerry J. Heckman
The Pros and Cons of Social Media When You Have Lyme
April 19, 2018
by Kerry J. Heckman
The Roller Coaster of Lyme Disease
July 17, 2017
Updated February 17, 2023
Meditation and Lyme: How it Helps, How it Doesn’t
June 6, 2017
by Kerry Heckman #MyLymeLife
What It’s Like to Have an Illness No One Believes In
January 14, 2017
How to Deal With Bad News About Your Health
December 17, 2016
Updated on February 17, 2023 Getting bad news is hard for anyone. For people with a chronic illness, like Lyme disease, it can happen often. Here are 8 tips to help you manage the bad news. I went thr...
How to Be a Good Partner to Someone with Chronic Illness
November 16, 2016
How do I know how to be a good partner to someone with a chronic illness? Because I have a one....but that wasn’t always the case.
Grieving the Loss of a Career to Chronic Illness
October 18, 2016
The High Cost of Telling Someone ‘You Don’t Look Sick’
September 16, 2016
Updated: February 17, 2023 I remember the first time someone told me, “You don’t look sick.” I was sitting in urgent care and the doctor told me I had a rare infection in my spine after seven months o...