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Archives for February 2017

The “I Just Want To Be Normal” Blues

As someone with a chronic illness, I've found myself using the words "normal" and "healthy" interchangeably. I mistakenly call generally healthy people, "normal." I say things like "normal people wouldn't understand" or "normal people don't know how good they have it." - Truth is, these statements ... READ the POST

Does you chronic illness get you down? Do you struggle with the feeling of wanting to be "normal" .. this is for you!

Should I See My Doctor? How Sick Is Too Sick When Chronically Ill?

Hello friends and welcome back! By the title it may not seem so, but I did want to share a more personal post. Not all things personal have to tell your deepest darkest secrets… This post won’t do that at all. It does, however, give an idea of how I personally think and operate when it comes to my ... READ the POST

This article brings forth the question, as someone who suffers from a chronic illness, when should I see my doctor?

How To Declutter + Life Update

Hello friends! I know it’s been a while and I sincerely apologize for my lack of effort.A lot has been going on. Having a blog is amazing and I absolutely love having this platform to touch such a diverse audience. I love being able to share any and everything on my mind and communicate with my ... READ the POST

Ready to de-clutter your life? Don't know where to start? Here's what you're looking for!

What They're Saying

"Shawn. I see what you're doing in the IBD community. You're doing phenomenal things! Prayers for your personal journey as well as I know it can't be easy."

Felicia Robertson, MD June 23 2017
2017-09-08T14:16:02-04:00
"Shawn. I see what you're doing in the IBD community. You're doing phenomenal things! Prayers for your personal journey as well as I know it can't be easy." Felicia Robertson, MD June 23 2017

"You're the best! So glad you joined (the Patient Advisory Council of ImproveCareNow) and I hope we can get to know eachother better! Looking at your blog girl it's amazing. You're a beautiful writer and fighter."

 

Natalie B, PAC ImproveCareNow, April 29 2017
2017-09-08T14:21:19-04:00
"You're the best! So glad you joined (the Patient Advisory Council of ImproveCareNow) and I hope we can get to know eachother better! Looking at your blog girl it's amazing. You're a beautiful writer and fighter."   Natalie B, PAC ImproveCareNow, April 29 2017

"Chronically Strong is an absolutely beautiful blog filled with information about Ulcerative Colitis, Chronic Bowel Disease and Mental Health just to name a few. (Shawntel) has excellent healthy eating tips as well as a focus on overall wellness and nutrition, and recipes."

Leanne, Blogger, Aug. 2 2017
2017-09-08T14:26:29-04:00
"Chronically Strong is an absolutely beautiful blog filled with information about Ulcerative Colitis, Chronic Bowel Disease and Mental Health just to name a few. (Shawntel) has excellent healthy eating tips as well as a focus on overall wellness and nutrition, and recipes." Leanne, Blogger, Aug. 2 2017

" I've never found you to be anything but inspiring. Your honesty is refreshing and I like when people keep it real. Makes me feel it's ok to be human."

 

Sara R, Sep. 12 2017
2017-09-12T22:05:16-04:00
" I've never found you to be anything but inspiring. Your honesty is refreshing and I like when people keep it real. Makes me feel it's ok to be human."   Sara R, Sep. 12 2017

Though mostly about IBD, this blog covers a wide array of issues.  Shawn covers complex issues, like how her identity as an African American intersects with her IBD.  I am taken aback by the depth of each post! Whether you’re a blogger or an IBDer, her posts are sure to offer tons of inspiration.

 

Collin, Jan. 9, 2019
2019-01-09T22:11:58-04:00
Though mostly about IBD, this blog covers a wide array of issues.  Shawn covers complex issues, like how her identity as an African American intersects with her IBD.  I am taken aback by the depth of each post! Whether you’re a blogger or an IBDer, her posts are sure to offer tons of inspiration.   Collin, Jan. 9, 2019