Lyme Disease Resource Center, Inc. Support Meeting Agreement

Dear Friends,
The Lyme Disease Resource Center has been my personal mission to educate the public and serve those living with tick-borne illness, their families, and care partners. Beyond the public controversy over the very nature of tick-borne illness, medical tests and treatments are a growing number of patients, families and care partners. Financial, social, and medical questions frustrate and confuse both the medical profession and general public. To step away from the controversy, the Lyme Disease Resource Center’s vision and mission are designed to educate and guide our clients towards resources that can assist them in their search for wellness.

LYME DISEASE RESOURCE CENTER, INC support group attendees agree to the fact that participation in the group is confidential information.

– Kindly do not use or disclose this confidential information outside of the group meetings. This includes verbal or written disclosure, without prior consent of individual.

– Be respectful of the personal choices made by others in the group. We are here to educate, share strategies and resources for living well. What works for one individual may not work for you.

– Although there is political and medical controversy surrounding this disease, we are focused on personal solutions at these meetings. We will gladly guide you to advocacy groups that are relevant for political discussions, but will refrain from focusing on these issues at our support groups.

Warm Regards,
Maria Malaguti, Executive Director

The Four Agreements
By: Don Miguel Ruiz

  1. Be Impeccable With Your Word Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against
    yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
  2. Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
  3. Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
  4. Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.