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Gut Health Storylines

Hello friends! Welcome back! Today I wanted to speak with you again about the Gut Health Storylines app. My last review of the app I explained how it can benefit patients to use this app as it pertains to self care. This is a sponsored post that may contain affiliate links. I received ... READ the POST

This article is a review of the Gut Health Storylines app.

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?

10 Resources Every Patient Should Have

Welcome back friends! I planned on sharing something really personal today, but my heart just wasn’t in it. I don’t want to declare today a BAD day… But it’s just not the best. Instead I decided to share something much more resourceful especially for the spoonie community! How many times have ... READ the POST

A list of resources and assistance programs, handy for any patient.

How I Handle An IBD Flare

You voted and the poll is in.  Over 50% of voters want to see a post on “How I Deal With A Flare.” I greatly appreciate everyone who participated in the poll. If you didn’t get to cast your vote, don’t worry! I will be posting more polls and fun things in the future… So if you don’t already, be ... READ the POST

This article is about how I handle a flare of my Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Choosing Your Insurance – Tips From Your (Not So Local) Broker

** DISCLAIMER**: Every broker is different, as is every client, these are some tips and tricks I’ve personally found helpful. Insurance, like so many things in life, is dependent upon personal preference and circumstance. With that being said, as working as an agent for a year and a broker for ... READ the POST

This article gives advice and tips for choosing your insurance coverage.

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+00:00
"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+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
2017-09-12T22:05:16+00:00
" 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+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