My Favorite Ikebana Arrangements in 2018 – January through June

My Favorite Ikebana Arrangements in 2018 – January through June Ever since I was a child, I’ve had a dream of opening up my own flower shop. My love for nature’s beauty has always been with me, and it was always encouraged by my mother and grandmother, both of whom were masters in their own right when it came to flowers. I decided to showcase the first half of my 2018 ikebana arrangements by dividing the year up into two Continue Reading →

Art Therapy for Chronic Pain – Interview with Jeane Trend-Hill

MSW Interviews: Introducing Jeane Trend-Hill, a visual artist who photographs her assemblage pieces to showcase her experience with osteoporosis and with IBD, specifically, ulcerative colitis. Continue Reading →

Art Therapy for Arthritis – Interview with Professional Artist Jennifer Walker

MSW Interviews: Introducing professional artist Jennifer Walker, author of Unexpected Advocate. Jennifer has RA, Fibromyalgia, and SPD; among others. Continue Reading →

Book Review: Formosa Moon by Joshua Samuel Brown and Stephanie Huffman

Formosa Moon is an enchanting wander through Taiwan, written as a love story between Taiwan expert and Lonely Planet author, Joshua Samuel Brown; and his partner Stephanie Huffman, a newcomer to Taiwan and to Asia. Continue Reading →

Mobility Challenges and What An Exoskeleton Can Do For You

The day I got a call about testing a robotic exoskeleton designed for assisting people with mobility issues was life-changing. We knew things would be difficult for us when I got sick, but we didn’t know I’d lose the use of my legs. My life changed with KEEOGO. Continue Reading →

Art Therapy for Chronic Illness Interview with Karen Fitch

Art Therapy for Chronic Illness Interview with Karen Swank Fitch – MSW’s art series features artists to show how art is used as therapy for chronic illness. Continue Reading →

Freudschaft-Friendship – A Concert to Celebrate 33 Years of Friendship

Freudschaft-Friendship A Concert celebrating 33 Years of Friendship between New Taipei City and Starnberg, Germany with New Taipei City Mayor, Eric Chu. Continue Reading →

Jwu Jiu Teahouse in Chiayi – A Step Back into Time

Step back into time with me at Jwu Jiu Teahouse in Chiayi in Taiwan. This traditional Chinese teahouse is set over a koi pond with a stunning garden view. Continue Reading →

A Brief Report from the Great Taiwan Toilet Paper Panic of 2018

Each country must face its own test of fire. No Taiwanese will ever forget the last week of February 2018, known as The Great Taiwan Toilet Paper Panic. Continue Reading →

Pollution in Taiwan – Is It Bad? YES, IT’S BAD!

Air pollution in Taiwan is a serious matter than many of us have complained about for years. It causes no end of health problems to everyone living here. Continue Reading →