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A Healthy Way To Lose Weight

First I would like to apologize as this article contains strong opinions against a very popular trend right now. Some may find this content offensive, if you do feel free to close this window now. This content was not created to "bash" a product or theory; however, it was created to explain why you ... READ the POST

7 Lessons Orange Is The New Black (OITNB) Teaches Society About Mental Health & Illness

Welcome back! In case you haven't noticed, I've really been making efforts to get this site where it needs to be. A lot more changes are coming up including more health/healthy posts (once I finish my Health Coaching certification), more mental health posts, features, and advertising (of beneficial ... READ the POST

How the original Netflix series, Orange Is The New Black is teaching society valuable lessons on how the mentally ill are really treated.

My Last Visit | Life With A Parent With Schizophrenia

Hello and welcome back. As many of my readers know by now, my mother suffers from Schizophrenia. She was diagnosed when I was very young and it complicated things a great deal growing up. My Last Visit My last visit with my mother was pretty sad. All visits are pretty sad. It's hard to watch ... READ the POST

This article is about two visits to see my mother who suffers from Schizophrenia. My last visit with my mother was pretty sad. All visits are pretty sad. It's hard to watch someone you love deteriorate right in front of your eyes, knowing everything is 100% completely out of your control.

Simple Things You Can Incorporate Into Your Daily Routine To Become A Better Person

Hello friends and welcome back!  As I arrived to work the other day, I stopped on my way up the stairs and thought “how simple and easy would it be for all of my coworkers (who are physically able) to take the stairs (instead of the elevator) every morning? They would get to their destination so ... READ the POST

This article includes simple things you can start incorporating into your routine today to become the best version of yourself.

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
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"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+00:00
"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+00:00
"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
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" 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+00:00
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