Saturday, July 29, 2017

Brunswick Lyme Support Meeting: Guest Speaker

From Lyme patient to Lyme provider, David Aronsen, LCSW knows all too well the struggles someone with a tick-borne disease goes through and faces on their journey back to health.
So please join us on Wed Aug 2 from 6-8pm at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Having his own personal experience with Lyme, David will share his personal story with us along with the tools and resources that he uses to guide his patients on their own journeys back to wellness.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Wiscasset Lyme Disease Support Meeting Speaker: Darrell Gudroe

Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (MLDSE) is pleased to host, Darrell Gudroe, caregiver consultant and Board member of Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine (MMCM) at their upcoming Lyme support meeting on Tuesday, July 25 from 6-8pm at the Wiscasset Community Center.  Gudroe is also the owner of the recently opened, Pharmer's Market in Boothbay, a store that provides a variety of products and services for those seeking to incorporate medical cannabis into their treatment protocol.

In an effort to steer away from opiates and pharmaceuticals, studies have shown medical cannabis to alleviate many symptoms and get health conditions under control from nausea and insomnia to seizures and anxiety.  Gudroe has participated in many of MLDSE's conferences and has spoken at other support meetings.  An expert in the field of CBD products and medical cannabis, we are inviting him back to share with our group all the services that his new store provides to the community. MLDSE brings in expert speakers to their meetings to help expand options for those seeking treatment for their symptoms from chronic illness.

Medication comes in a myriad of forms and methods including salves, balms, body butter, lotions, roll-ons, tinctures, soaps (dye-free, scent-free, or scented – vanilla lavender is one), oils,and in sweets including lollipops and cookies. Many of the market’s CBD products are FDA-approved, made by friends of Gudroe, including Hippy Chick (Janet Mcallister) Natural Solutions in Guilford, and Healing Harbors in Harpswell. Healing Harbors researches and manufactures infused topicals. Sticky Bud Farms also provides dog biscuits and edibles for humans.

In addition to the CBD products that may be purchased by anyone, the market also sells medical marijuana, which can only be purchased  by patients with a medical marijuana card from their doctor who have designated Pharmers Market as their caregiver of choice.  And for those who have an interest in learning more about growing their product, there is someone at the market who can help with that as well.

Darrell brings years of experience, including his own personal story of overcoming chronic illness and a desire to help those seeking health and wellness.

The support meeting is open to those afflicted with Lyme or tick-borne disease, those who want to learn more about it and those who would like to learn more about the usage of medical cannabis and the products and services you can find at Pharmer's Market.

For more information about this meeting, please call Paula (207) 446-6447, Angele (207) 841-8757 or visit our

[Photo credit:  H Roberts Photography]

Friday, July 14, 2017

MLDSE is please to be a part to this yearly community event. We invite you to stop by our table 10a-2p.

What is Summerfest?

Every year on the fourth Saturday in July, the Wiscasset Common comes alive with the activities of Summerfest. 

Music by a ragtime band, a Scottish piper, a barbershop quartet or a guitar-playing college student may fill the air.  Crafts made by the Organ Society ladies are for sale as well as jumbles, treasures, plants, baked goods, wood products and toys.  The Uncommon CafĂ© serves hamburgers, hotdogs and sandwiches.   Children’s events and the annual dog show and parade round out the day’s activities.

 The First Congregational Church’s Summerfest began as an all-church affair in 1983, following many years as an annual summer fair held by the Ladies’ Organ Society.  Proceeds of the fair are donated to local outreach organizations at a special Sunday in October set aside for the presentations.   


Join Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education on Tuesday July 18th at 2:00pm at the Boothbay Region Community Center as co-founders, Paula Jackson Jones and Angele Rice, share How Not To Have A Tick Encounter! 

Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education, a nonprofit organization and Maine partner of the national Lyme Disease Association as well as members of Maine's CDC Vector-borne Work Group, host year round educational talks and workshops as well as give free prevention talks, sharing ways to stay tick-free while enjoying the great outdoors in Maine. Both Jackson Jones and Rice are survivors of late stage neurological Lyme disease and other tick-borne co-infections so they speak from a place of experience, sharing their personal journeys and collective knowledge to help others avoid tick encounters or get the help they need in recovering from tick-borne disease.

Bring your questions and find some answers. This event is free and open to the public.  If you have questions, contact the Community Center at (207) 633-9876.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Guest Speaker: Rockland Lyme Support Meeting

About Our Speaker:
Nancy brings a roaming mind and a willing heart to explorations that have taken her from life on a wilderness farm in Western Maine as a hand-weaver designing textiles for recognized national brands to cooking on an ocean racing sailboat. She has lived in Camden for 30 years, integrating her journeys through Jean Houston’s Mystery School, membership in the American Holistic Medical Association, and ongoing trainings in many health supporting practices. Her passion for plants and creativity weave together to form the foundation of a practice dedicated to support the essence in each one of us.
She is the first Certified Professional Life Coach in Maine (1997), the first Certified Zentangle Teacher in Maine (2010), and earned her Aromatherapy certification in 2013 from Aromahead Institute. She continues working on her certification as a Clinical Aromatherapist with teachers in Europe as well as the U.S. She is also a certified (2005) Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster facilitator.
Nancy is trained as an ADD coach and works with adults to resolve issues such as organization, planning, and impulse control.
She is a mother and gardener and has never met a workshop description that didn’t have her ready to go sign up. She is a co-founder of the Midcoast chapter of the Maine Women’s Network and a founding member of Destination Wellness Midcoast Maine.