EPISODE 184: Keep Your Security!

  For those moments when you feel like throwing in the towel, and giving in…don’t do it! This is why… Insecurity will keep you from making the valuable deposits that you desire in your life. To be secure and NOT INSECURE, it’s vital to keep your security AND...

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EPISODE 183: Moving Beyond Need…

  Would you like to experience a full, great, prosperous, abundant life — outside of "need?" This is how… A need-based belief will keep you needy. What does “need” mean to you? And what does it mean to be “need based?” What do YOU need? If you only give yourself...

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EPISODE 182: Before You Cheat…Do THIS

  Cheating doesn't just happen TO you. It happens THROUGH you. It's an epidemic in our world, but it doesn't have to be. Here's how you can be part of the SOLUTION... Whether you've been cheated on, are thinking about cheating, or you've never thought about it...

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EPISODE 181: The Struggle Is Real!

  Today’s episode is about affairs, cheating, heartache, divorce, and what WRANGLER JEANS have to do with your healing… Yes, the struggle is REAL! And this S.O.L. Story will expose some precious diamonds in the midst of the FIRE. Diamond #1: Your pain can lead to...

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EPISODE 180: You Have Issues In Your Tissues

  Today I’m going to expose the cement in your heart, and where it's coming from... Have you been swallowing cement lately? This is a question I’ve asked countless numbers of patients over the years. Yes, I’ve palpated backs that felt as though they had been...

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EPISODE 179: Tell Me Where You Hurt…

  Perhaps you're sipping on WHINE...whining on your "poor me" story or you're sipping on wine, trying to numb your pain. Today I show you what to do about it... I know you're hurting at some level. Where Are You Hurting? In this episode, you're going to learn 4...

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EPISODE 178: Where’s Your Urgency?

  You're either motivated by emergency, or inspired by urgency. Which one are you? Urgency is a great inspirer. Find out how to make it work for you today... In this episode I share my personal S.O.L. Story on the process of making a decision, and the importance...

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EPISODE 177: How To Spell BEauty…

  When being enough isn't enough, because your "BEING" isn't a quantity. It's a quality. It simply is, and so are you... Beauty starts with BE for a reason. So does better and best... It’s not what you are, but who you are. What if you BEING you was enough? In...

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EPISODE 176: Valentine’s Day…Redefined

  Valentine's Day can be a bitter sweet day for many, including myself. Today I'll show you a beautiful way to change that... This is how Valentine's Day became thoughtless. Whether it's due to a loss of love or life, here's a gift to bring new life to the symbol...

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EPISODE 170: Remember Your Why…Not

  Where do you run to when you’re scared, vulnerable, upset, or “not feeling it?” This is where I go… Today I share a S.O.L. STORY of my day, and take you on a journey back. It was exactly what I needed. What do you need? You’ll find what you’re looking for HERE…...

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EPISODE 169: What Does Your Neck Say About You?

  In the "plastic" world that we live in, it seems as though everyone's trying to hide something...their age, their flaws, their past. But there are simply some things you can't hide, although you may try. One of these things is, the truth. Today's an interesting...

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EPISODE 168: How To Get To Easy…

  There’s no such thing as easy, unless you’re willing to go through hard. Today I show you how... You have to stop running from hard, and run to E.A.S.Y. This is where it starts. It starts with you. You have to make a decision to make hard EASY. We'd like it to...

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EPISODE 167: You Sound Like Tin…

  Who you surround yourself with affects your sound, voice, heart, and life.... Today you'll discover why you're hearing your LIFE in the way that you've been hearing it. Where are those sounds coming from? Yesterday in the podcast we talked about consistency. I...

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EPISODE 166: Are You Consistently Inconsistent?

  Today I reveal some hidden SECRETS about what may be standing in the way of your CONSISTENCY... Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” So what are your inconsistencies saying about YOU? Consistency begins...

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EPISODE 165: Showing UP 365 Days A Year

  Today's the day to enter into a life of consistency. I'll show you why consistency is natural. Try it...I think you'll like it. At the time of this recording, I’m celebrating doing a Facebook LIVE every day at 11:11 am CST (AKA: 11:11 LIVE) for the past 365...

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EPISODE 164: Who’s Your 3rd Person?

  When you speak about yourself behind your back...in your head...how do you talk about YOU? To you? It's time to expose her... Today I'll uncover four 3rd Person perspectives that'll help you identify YOUR 3rd Person. Which one are you? Is your 3rd Person a......

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EPISODE 163: South Africa And My Pain Relief

  Today’s somewhat of a continuation of yesterday’s EPISODE 162: eMotion — Passion Or Poison? I shared a powerful strategy for processing your emotions and dealing with emotional pain. If you haven’t yet listened to it, I encourage you to do so. After I finished...

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EPISODE 162: Your eMotion — Passion Or Poison?

  Imagine if your emotions were the keys that unlocked your passion and progress. Today I'll show you how to use your T.E.A.R.S. and also conquer your fears.... Today I share a powerful strategy for processing emotions that’ll unlock your passion and motion....

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EPISODE 161: S.O.L. In 56 Countries And Counting…

    Today it’s all about YOU!! I celebrate you and the hope within you. I want to remind you that YOU also have a message within you that desires to be heard…and shared. It’s a hopeful message that’s speaking to YOU. Yes, hope’s within you. Speaking. Are you...

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EPISODE 160: Yep, It’s Broken And So Is Your Balance 

Today I’ll show you why only seeking balance can make things worse. At first sight things can appear to be broken and out of balance. Perhaps they’re not. Instead, it's our concept of balance that's broken. Here's how to fix it... Could it be that what we need more...

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EPISODE 159: OMG, I Don’t Own It!

  Oh my goodness, you think you OWN IT, but perhaps you don’t. It’s time to discover the truth about what you really believe… Today I help you identify what may be costing and causing you unnecessary frustration, and you’re not even aware of it… This is what...

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EPISODE 158: Why I Podcast From My Closet

  Today I share a personal story about how my deepest healing began in my closet, and so can yours… This podcast episode was inspired by the question that I asked this morning on Facebook LIVE…“What’s in your closet?” It got me thinking about my own personal...

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EPISODE 157: Sh*# Happens But SHIFT Is Created

  Today I'll show you how the "F" makes all the difference between your SH*# and SHIFT...and the 4 F-Words that'll help you redefine it all. When the “S” is HIT(ting) the fan, you can SHIFT or you can be piled up in a whole lot of crap. Perhaps it’s time for you...

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EPISODE 156: 60-Seconds Never Felt So Good!

  If you've been "trying" to do something, but for some reason (or reasons) you haven't been able to do it yet, this will help you... Is it possible that there’s a part of you that doesn’t believe you can? About 6 weeks ago I decided to do a handstand after not...

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EPISODE 155: Why Do We Forget To Remember?

  DISCLAIMER/ I APOLOGIZE: After recording today's episode, I noticed a clicking sound coming through my microphone. I'm not sure why this happened, but I WILL get it figured out! For today, please forgive the distraction of the occasional clicks. (THANK YOU!)...

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EPISODE 154: Losing Doesn’t Make Us Losers

  Today I share what happens when you fall short or find yourself losing, and how to stand back up again. Even if it's on your hands... Losing doesn’t make you a loser. Just like standing in a garage doesn’t make you a car! Whatever it is that you’re going...

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EPISODE 153: OW Is In The Middle For A Reason

  Whoever said that growing up (or IN) was going to be without some pain along the way? It's inevitable. Expect it. It's GROWTH.  Gr...OW...th. It starts with Grrr (resistance). Then it moves into OW (the pain that’s inevitable with growth) But it leads to a...

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EPISODE 152: Are You Ready To DELETE IT?

  How often are you keeping things in your life that aren’t serving you or the greater good, and quite honestly need to be deleted? Today’s rant is exactly what you need to finally find the courage to take a stand for YOU, and let go of…DELETE…anything that’s...

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EPISODE 151: What IF Success Was Natural?

  Today I share with you a new perspective on success. What if success didn't have to be hard or a struggle? What if it's already IN you? At the moment of conception, you ARE a success. Think about all the sperm that never made it! One word that shows up in the...

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EPISODE 150: Join The Global S.O.L. Movement

  Today marks our 150th episode in 150 days of WOMEN SIPPING ON LIFE. Thank YOU so much for being a part of this incredible movement. It’s a SISTERHOOD really. A S.O.L. DATE SISTERHOOD. We're SISTERS from around the globe SIPPING ON LIFE…Dating Ourselves WELL. No...

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EPISODE 149: Loss And Diamonds Lost

    Whether you've lost a loved one, or diamonds you love...if you’re feeling some loss today, you’re NOT alone. Listen to this... Today’s S.O.L. STORY is very personal for me. I’ve been struggling with feeling some intense grief the past couple days. I...

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EPISODE 148: You Become What You Consistently Do

Today I show you a way to identify and clarify your consistencies, so you can become consistent at being YOU, and create the desires of your heart. How consistent are YOU at being YOU? Is there something in your life that you’d like to change? What would you like to...

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EPISODE 147: It’s Not Over Until YOU WIN!

  If you only had 10 seconds to WIN, what would you do? Today I share a monumental day in Minnesota history that proves it's never too late to believe you can WIN...and actually do it. Being born, and raised, in Minnesota I've always been a Vikings fan. Since I...

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EPISODE 146: Handstands And Fire Escapes

Today I share a recent discovery that’ll help you in those situations when you know what to do but, for some reason, aren’t able to do them. Knowing what to do, or how to do it isn’t the same as mastering the art of actually doing it. In order for HARD to become not...

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EPISODE 145: How’s That Working For You?

The most unexpected moments can be our greatest teachers, so can this ONE question. Today’s episode is a valuable — short and sweet — reminder of what truly matters in life. Oftentimes we get so caught up in the things that don’t necessarily matter in our lives. We...

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EPISODE 144: Try On A New Belief

  Today I show you how to take control of your thoughts so you can receive what you say you desire. Today’s episode is somewhat of an extension of yesterday’s EPISODE 143: Stop Trying To Own Their Opinions Frank Outlaw wrote, “Watch your thoughts; they become...

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EPISODE 143: Stop Trying To Own Their Opinions

    Do you think about what others are thinking about you? You're about to learn some TRUTHS that'll set you FREE...while adding incredible value to your life, and the lives of others. It’s an ongoing topic of discussion in my S.O.L. DATE SISTERHOOD, as well...

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EPISODE 142: Fries Or No Fries

    Have you ever fallen in love with an idea or the idea of someone, only to be disappointed? In today’s S.O.L. Story I show you what french fries have to do with it...and what to do about it. Please grab your SACRED S.O.L. D.A.T.E. JOURNAL (Daily Action To...

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EPISODE 141: Put Your Hands Up Sister!

  Today I share a S.O.L. Story that'll give you new perspective on what to do when you feel overwhelmed, scared, and want to give up. Is it surrender or giving up? Surrender or defeat? Surrender or quitting? They may look the same from the outside, but are very...

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EPISODE 140: C.P.R. For Your Dreams

  Today I give you a 3-Step Evaluation process to assess, revive, restore, resuscitate, and resurrect your dreams. If you’ve ever felt like your dreams have died, fizzled, been forgotten, or you no longer believe it's possible for you to live the life of your...

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EPISODE 139: How To Stop Battling With Yourself

  Today I teach you 3 things you can do to begin winning with — and within — yourself. If you’re battling with yourself, you’ll always end up on the losing end. There are no two ways about it. You’re either ON your team or you’re NOT. If you’re NOT, then you’re...

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EPISODE 138: You Don’t Have A Commitment Issue…

  Today I uncover the real problems behind your commitments, or lack thereof. First of all, it's not a commitment issue. It’s a decision issue. You have more choices and options than you think you do. The problem is, you think you don’t. But… You do. The other...

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EPISODE 137: It’s Not A Goal It’s A DATE

  Today I teach you how to begin creating a life you love. It starts with a D.A.T.E. D. Decision A. Action T. Time E. Engagement Please grab your SACRED S.O.L. D.A.T.E. JOURNAL (Daily Action To Engage yourself.) TODAY’S SACRED S.O.L. STEP: Write down your desire....

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EPISODE 136: Don’t Be A Yolanda

  In today's episode I share a few lessons I learned about business and life — on the beach — while on vacation in Mexico. Lesson #1: Don't give yourself away. Lesson #2: Show up and follow though. Which leads me to these questions... Are you giving yourself...

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EPISODE 134: Keep Swimming And Make Every Stroke Count

  Today I share a personal strategy to help you stop drowning in your life and get the most out of your experience of it, so you can live and love your life well. 1. Face your fears. Whatever that is for you. What do you fear the most? Are you willing to face it?...

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EPISODE 133: Make A Commitment For A Change

  Today I show you how ONE CHANGE in the way you define commitment can change everything for you. This ONE THING will make you unstoppable. Happy. New. Now. Stop making goals and resolutions, and start making a COMMITMENT. It’s a perfect day to make a commitment...

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EPISODE 132- The REal SOLUTION

  If you're seeking something MORE than simply a RESOLUTION, and you desire REAL...you're not alone. Today I share the secret to discovering what you seek. First. No more resolutions. We’re NOT doing resolutions any more. We’re seeking and creating REAL...

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EPISODE 131: Want Vs. Desire

  Whether you’re preparing to enter a New Year of a new day, it’s vital that you understand the distinct difference between a want and a desire. Imagine what your life would look like if you created the desires of your heart… So what’s the difference between...

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EPISODE 130: What Are You Learning Now?

  Today I ask a series of questions to help you uncover and discover a new way of looking at what you THINK you KNOW. It starts with, "What are you learning now?" The first of many questions that we must ask ourselves. No matter what you know today, there’s still...

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EPISODE 129: Razor Sharp Focus…Vacation Day

  Today I show you a proven, effective SECRET for increasing your focus and experiencing a "Vacation Day" as often as you desire. It's not a destination, but a decision. One that's based on a lifestyle that YOU choose. What makes a "vacation" a vacation? 1. We...

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EPISODE 128: Double Vision

  Today I share my recent discovery while trying to see clearly through both eyes. There’s a reason we have two eyes, and I’ll tell you why… The question is... Are you fully utilizing your double vision? Or have you gotten confused? Please grab your SACRED S.O.L....

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EPISODE 127: 9 Stories With One Story To Tell

  In today's episode I'll show you how to EXPAND your level of comfort. Have you ever discovered that perhaps you’re not as “____________” as you thought you were? Is it possible that you’ve gotten comfortable with your day-to-day routine, while you're trying to...

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EPISODE 126: Santa Isn’t Your Savior

  Today's episode will help you STOP waiting...and BEGIN receiving the GIFT you desire. It starts with YOU. What are you giving to your present? Our beliefs matter, and the stories that we tell ourselves. Are you looking for someone else to give you what you...

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EPISODE 125: Mexico Mama And Merry Christmas Redefined

  In today's episode I show you how you can create more meaning in your holidays and life. Perhaps for you the holidays are a time that doesn’t feel so holy or happy. I'll show you how you can change that immediately. The meanings we give our days, holidays, etc....

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EPISODE 124: Dog Pee And Toilet Bowls

  Today’s episode will help you get out from behind the toilet bowl (or the crap) in your life. If you’ve ever had an accident or made a mistake, this is how to turn your mess into a message. My dear, sweet, little rescue Yorkie, Stela, inspired this S.O.L....

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EPISODE 123: THRIVE Like You’re SURVIVING

  Today I share a S.O.L. Story that'll take you beyond a survival mentality, and into one of a SURVIVOR. It reminds all of us how powerful the gift of life truly is, and how to live like we're SURVIVING. Your life matters and what you do today matters. How do we...

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EPISODE 116: Are You Afraid Of Tigers?

  Today I'm going to help you discover the connection between what you love and what scares you. It may not be a TIGER, but perhaps it is... 1. Think about it. Think about the thing that you desire…or you’d define as your “favorite.” Pay attention to what comes...

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EPISODE 115: It’s Time For A Happy Nappy

  Today I’m giving you a proven, effective strategy for those moments when you simply aren’t “feeling it.” I had a few hours like that yesterday. This is what I did. I felt it, then I asked myself… 1. What’s true about this? 2. What do I need right now? There are...

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EPISODE 114: Start With O.N.E.

  Do you know you want something new, different, but aren’t exactly sure what you desire, or where to start? Maybe you’ve been through a break-up, divorce, death or some loss, and feel as though you’re starting over. Today's episode is for you. Today’s S.O.L....

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EPISODE 113: Are You Misunderstood?

  Today I'm going to reveal the hidden causes of the fear of being misunderstood, as well as worrying about what others think about you. If you've ever felt frequently misunderstood or worried what others were going to think of you, this is for you. The first two...

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EPISODE 112: Boiling Water Burns!

  Today I share a recent accident I had, and what boiling water has to do with holding onto your past “owies” and healing your life. Divorce, death, loss…are like boiling water. Yes, the pain remains long after the burn. But it’s also simply water in transition....

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EPISODE 111: Your Love…Life Redefined

  Imagine. What would it look like for you to be the great lover of your life? With 2/3 of all relationships ending in a break-up, it's time for a REDEFINITION. What if your LOVE…LIFE was a way of life, in which you romanced your days and had a lifelong love...

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EPISODE 110: Dating Redefined – How To Date Your Soul

  Whether you’re married, in a relationship, or not…this message is for all souls. If you love, and/or desire love, doing these 3 things are vital for all relationships. The relationship you have with your soul is lifelong. Until death do you part…and beyond. It...

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EPISODE 109: CHANGE Redefined

  Today's a defining moment...and can be one of the most defining moments in your life. Learn 3 ways to redefine what change means to you. Ready for a new label? A new definition? A change...redefined? Change is inevitable. Yes, it happens. So, why not use it to...

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EPISODE 108: Your S.O.L. Redefined

  Looking for new meaning in your life? In today's episode you'll redefine S.O.L., as well as your SOUL. This message is one that we all need to hear…and be reminded of. Yes, your soul is a priority. Did you know that? Your soul is your mind, will, and emotions....

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EPISODE 107: Are You A Hard-Boiled Egg?

  Today’s message will inspire you to see your heart…with a delicious new perspective. See also, EPISODE 086: Don't Give Away Your Parachute. Please grab your SACRED S.O.L. DATE JOURNAL (Daily Action To Engage yourself.) TODAY’S SACRED S.O.L. STEP: Where in your...

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EPISODE 106: When You Want To Quit…

  Today I’m going to teach you the ONE THING you can do to turn your life around when you feel like quitting. LEAN IN. It’s like falling forward. The next time you feel like you want to quit, choose life. Choose to do the opposite of what you may feel like doing....

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EPISODE 105: Sip On Life

  Discover the secret to overcoming overwhelm, and loving your life and life’s work well. Today’s episode was inspired by one of our listeners who says this: “I love love love Dr. Shannon! I listen to her podcasts on the way to work almost everyday. I have been...

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EPISODE 104: Where Do You Stand?

  In today’s episode I share a new perspective on what to do when you fall down, and where to do it. We've all had times in our lives when we've fallen flat on our face, dropped something, or been dropped. What do you do in that situation? What does it take to...

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EPISODE 103: HARD Redefined

  Today I show you how hard can become easy. If you're not experiencing hard, you're not growing. And if you don't grow, your life will always be hard. After doing the podcast while on the road, live, remotely in NYC last week…it redefined what used to seem...

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EPISODE 102: The Distinction Between Certainty And Confidence

  In today’s episode I answer a question about the difference between CERTAINTY and CONFIDENCE. Recently one of my S.O.L SISTERS (after listening to EPISODE 98: Not So Chic In NYC) asked me to explain the difference between certainty and confidence. So here’s my...

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EPISODE 101: Back Home — Happy And Healthy

  A lot has transpired since I last recorded the podcast from my closet studio over a week ago, including some time in a wheelchair...YEP! I’m so happy to be back home — happy and healthy! Wow…it’s been a series of life lessons. One being, there’s no place like...

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CELEBRATING EPISODE 100: The Not So Perfect Podcast in NYC

  Today’s another LIVE podcast broadcast (on-the-go) from MYCity…NYC. This episode marks our 100th birthday of WOMEN SIPPING. ON. LIFE. (with doctor shannon) AND my “1/2 Way To 100” Birthday! Thanks for being with me every step of the way over the past 100...

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EPISODE 099: Unexpected Flexibility Expected In NYC

  Today's episode is a great reminder that life has a way of expecting our flexibility in the most unexpected ways.... Here are 3 secrets that helped me get through my day without completely snapping in two. Where are you experiencing something in your life...

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EPISODE 098: Not So Chic In NYC

  In today’s episode you’ll learn how to rock the crosswalk in style…and 4 ways to be C.H.I.C. in any city. Yes, a Woman Sipping On Life with every step. Today's SACRED S.O.L. STORY comes from my vintage shopping experience in Brooklyn, NY. It was definitely a...

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EPISODE 097: Live From NYC – Express Yourself

  Today's message is one of the many reasons I love NYC, and the way it expresses itself. If you ever find yourself having a difficult time speaking up, and allowing your true self to show up and express herself...this episode is especially for YOU! In the midst...

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EPISODE 096: Remote In NYC — On Sale

  Today’s podcast broadcast is coming LIVE from my very favorite city on planet earth, New York City! Learn the TWO questions to ask yourself before buying anything (including your dreams.) This episode marks our first remote — on the go — podcast. I broke away...

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EPISODE 095: Your Great Full Grateful

  Today’s message is one that’s timely for a busy season of life. It’s a reminder of the importance of an attitude of gratitude even when life feels hectic. Let’s not forget about keeping our attitude set on what’s real and right for us, what serves us well, and...

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EPISODE 094: Feelings? Believe It Or Not…

  Today’s episode is perfect for those moments when you simply don’t FEEL like it, and don’t exactly know what to do with your feelings. It’s somewhat of a continuation of yesterday’s EPISODE 093: Channeling Your Inner ROCK Star. So have you channeled your inner...

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EPISODE 093: Channeling Your Inner ROCK Star

  Today I’m going to teach you how to access your inner ROCK Star, and infinite power. Do you know that you have an inner ROCK Star? The question is, are you channeling it? Today’s SACRED S.O.L. STORY #1 is about my rock skipping skills and what makes a great...

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EPISODE 092: When You Can’t Find A Place To Park…

    In today's episode, I share an experience that'll help you take action with whatever you desire to do. No matter what. What do you do when you can’t find what you’re looking for? This is what you do... Take action with what you have. Do it on your own...

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EPISODE 091: Truth Isn’t Popular

  Today's episode is a little rant/sermon about the TRUTH about truth. Although truth may not be popular, knowledge of it WILL set you free. First, are you believing something that ISN’T true? We all have a S.O.L. STORY (although it may not be so sacred), of...

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EPISODE 090: OMG, Am I Becoming A Mean Girl?

  Oh my goodness, am I (are you) becoming a Mean Girl? In today's episode, you'll learn 7 ways to expose the Mean Girl, and how to express the truth about her...YOU. The Sacred S.O.L. Story behind this message involves the infamous question that changed my life,...

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EPISODE 089: Sweaty, Cellphones, And Podcasts

  Today’s S.O.L. Story will teach you not only the difference between clean sweat and stinky sweat, it’ll also reveal one of the most underutilized resources we have as humans. It’s a very simple, yet profound thing called AWARENESS. You may have heard of...

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EPISODE 088: Overrated Confidence

  EPISODE 088: Overrated Confidence When I say, “confidence”, what comes to mind for you? Really? Do you feel confident, and how do you define confidence? Today I’m going to help you answer these questions for yourself, and get to know what true confidence really...

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EPISODE 087: Now What?

  Today I’m going to give you 3 helpful tips on how to get conscious about the choices you make. And how to make them IN TRUTH. Have you ever caught yourself going down a stressful path, that's loaded with blame? We all do it from time to time. Yes, I do it...

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EPISODE 086: Don’t Give Away Your Parachute

  Would you like the secret to NO MORE HEART BREAK? Today’s episode will give you a brand new perspective on love, life, and the ADVENTURE of your LOVE…LIFE. This is exactly how NOT to be afraid of LOVE. If you’ve ever felt like you’ve given your heart away, only...

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