Category Archives: Guest Blogger

Meet Guest Writer, Jennifer, and the new direction in her life with pain

I have known my wonderful friend, Jennifer, for a few years now and have been privileged to watch her create a life for herself that leaves me in awe.  When we first met, she was young and strug......

What the Lupus Research Institute’s $1 million initiative in the 2013 Senate Committee Bill Means

Good news for lupus sufferers and lupus researchers dedicated to finding effective treatments for the rare and difficult to detect disease.  A US Senate Appropriations Committee committed $1 mil......

Newest MLWT Guest Writer, Eric Suarez, CPT offers support for our fibro community

I would like to introduce a new MLWT Guest writer, Eric Suarez, who is a fitness trainer and author of a new book focusing on living healthy with fibromyalgia.  As I have been working on buildin......

Disability: The Chronic Illness version of the Fork in the Road

If you were unable to attend last Saturday’s presentation by MLWT Guest Writer Cheryl Coon on the nuts and bolts of disability insurance inOregon, it was a great success.  She not only offered u......

Seeking the “Why” in Fibromyalgia

In the past 15 years of my chronic illness expedition, I have met some amazing individuals living with Fibromyalgia, a chronic health challenge that causes persistent and inconsistent pain throu......

Quick note about this Saturday’s Beaverton-area Fibro/CFS Support Group Meeting

Positive Lifestyle Coach, MLWT Guest and overall great gal, Andréa Crisp, will be presenting on Laughter Yoga.  It will be a great opportunity to learn a little more about this wonderful breathi......

Something new from Cheryl Coon, Attorney and MLWT Guest writer

Hello again~ Have you ever wondered how a lawyer analyzes a social security disability case and figures out whether a case can be won ?  How do the facts in a particular case add up — or n......

There’s No Shame in Social Security Disability Benefits~ Meet our new MLWT Guest Cheryl Coon

There’s a popular and ugly misconception that folks who have been found disabled under a Social Security disability benefits program are: (a) elderly (b) undeserving (c) disabled for life; and/......

Making Note of Lyme Disease Awareness this May

As we come to a close this May, I wanted to make special mention of a disease that is often misunderstood and lumped in with lupus in the diagnostic stages.  I was initially told I had Lyme when......

Today is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

I am pleased to introduce author and pain archeologist, Sue Ingebretson, as our guest for today.  You may already know her from her website Rebuilding Wellness and/or from her book, FibroWHYalg......