Shannon Farrell is honored to serve as the Volunteer Director of the Small Groups, Instagram, and the Twitter Accounts for the Plant Based Nutrition Support Group.
Shannon has over 27 years of experience in the Medical Field, including 18 years as a Registered Nurse in a multitude of roles, nursing units, and work environments. She prides herself on being a multidimensional health care provider to her patients and shares with her patients her vast knowledge obtained during her lengthy career. She brings a variety of experiences to the Small Groups setting, and has a passion for the Small Group Setting.
Shannon’s is currently an RN in the Beaumont Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit located in St Clair Shores, in a unit that she helped build up from the ground level with a team of incredible coworkers. While working with patients to achieve their own maximal health and wellness, that she realized the importance of her own health and the impact to teach others to live successfully with any type of chronic disease.
Shannon follows a whole food plant based diet as a means to control her own chronic disease states, which includes Ehler Danlos Syndrome, POTS, NCS, SLE, and MCAD. She has significantly reduced her medications and symptoms while following a plant perfect diet and hopes to share her knowledge and inpire others to live in harmony with their disease states. She has lost over 80 pounds and experienced many benefits of following a healthier lifestyle, which includes an increase in energy level, reduced pain, and fewer disease flares.
Shannon advises everyone to regularly exercise, a habit that she follows every day. Shannon’s exercise routine includes running, flexibility training, weight training, yoga, and meditation. Shannon has completed several 5k runs since the start of 2015 with plans for more, a passion she shares with her daughter. She has also completed several long distance bike rides and encourages all of the PBNSG members to join her for any of her upcoming scheduled events.
In her spare time, Shannon enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, and being with her children. She loves attending her children’s sporting events, school events, and planning for their upcoming college adventures. She loves sports, both playing and observing. Her true sport passion is soccer, and she has played/coached/refereed soccer since the age of six. Please contact Shannon for small group information firstname.lastname@example.org and be a part of the small group family experience that you can highly benefit from on your whole food plant based diet journey. Please follow us on Twitter and Instagram @PBNSG.