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 →

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 →

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 →

Chronic Illness: Never Did I Ever Think…

Chronic illness is hard to understand. There are many things to consider when you’re chronically ill. These are things I never thought of until I got sick. Continue Reading →

Jinshin Jyutsu for Fibromyalgia and CFIDS – REJUVENATE

Jinshin Jyutsu for Fibromyalgia and CFIDS – Jinshin Jyutsu is a style of acupressure that is offered at REJUVENATE in Taipei. It involves the application of the hands for balancing energy in the body. Continue Reading →

My Flare Survival Kit

This is my flare survival kit, which includes medications, supplements, and things I need to make myself comfortable when flares hit suddenly. Continue Reading →

Living Within The Limitations of Fibromyalgia

One of the biggest challenges with chronic illness is learning how to live with limitations. Writing about the limitations of Fibromyalgia (plus Myalgic encephalomyelitis) lets others know what we live with on a daily basis. These limitations range from small to severe disruptions that leave people housebound. Continue Reading →

Healthcare in Taiwan: Medication Usage and Patient Safety

A major drawback to healthcare in Taiwan: Doctors rarely discuss possible drug interactions, side effects, or medication usage with patients. Continue Reading →