You and I are the solution. Today I’m going to share 3 ways in which you can be the solution. When you become the solution, you’ll find opportunities and possibilities that you haven’t been able to see up until this point.

However, there’s one caveat. You are NOT the ONLY solution. I’m not talking about taking on the weight of the world, or everyone’s responsibilities. I’m talking about you, my dear. Your heart and soul…YOU…your life, and the story that you’re telling.

OWN that, and watch what happens.

This is how you can BE the solution:

1. Story: Look at your story.

You must take a look at the story you’re telling. Especially you’re most SCARED story.

Start with the story where you have the most fear. Identify it. Uncover and discover it. You must be willing to have that naked…in the closet…experience where you’re very vulnerable. That scared, open, unfamiliar space. Then take it outside the closet by sharing your story – exposed, unashamed, unapologetic, and unconditionally loved.

Identify your story.

Where are you feeling the most SCARED?

This is probably where you need the biggest SOLUTION.

Begin to look at your opportunities.

SCARED can become SACRED.

The way in which you and I become the SOLUTION is to become very sacred about that story. SACRED is YOUR story in its most vulnerable form.

Are you willing to address and acknowledge it in its most vulnerable, open, SACRED form?

There’s nothing more sacred than the truth, especially seeing and telling the truth in LOVE.

In a very loving way, identify and acknowledge your very personal SCARED story.

2. Own it.

Own the responsibility of it, The ability to respond, and the opportunity to discover some things that you haven’t been able to see until this point.

It’s so simple. Please don’t complicate or “complexicate” it with all the stories you’re telling.

At the core, you have a life to live. You’re feeling scared. Own it. Don’t blame it on anyone. Take responsibility. It doesn’t have to be the full, and only solution.

If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.

When I got this revelation, it was life-changing for me. I wrote about it in my first book, Dr. Shannon Knows…The 12 Steps For WELLTHY People: How To Make Healthy Your Habit.

Accept YOUR responsibility, and YOU can be part of the solution.

Be UNREASONABLE. Stop telling all the excuse stories or “reasons” why you can’t.

Take responsibility for your own stories, your feelings of being scared, and make the necessary adjustments from SCARED to SACRED.

3. Live it.

Not only in your mind, with the ideal version of the vision, but in action.

I’m talking about doing the work that’s necessary. Put your hands to the plow. Your hands on the wheel. Keep your eyes straight ahead.

You can co-create your life with God. And enjoy the journey.

If you despise the life you’re living, why are you doing that? Ask yourself today. Why?

Is it possible that you’re complicating your life? Are you making it hard?

If you make your responsibility everyone else’s responsibility or others’ responsibilities yours…that’s HARD.

The way to have an incredible, valuable life, and give value to it is to actually OWN, and LIVE IT.

There’s a difference between renting something and owning it. We tend to take better care of that which we own, because we value it more.

Are you “renting” your life, and getting by? Are you signing on the dotted line, and owning the story of your life, the problem, AND THE SOLUTION?

When you do, your journey will look so different.

To summarize…

S: Story. O: Own it. L: Live and love it.

Redefine S.O.L.!

Sip On Life with a sacred story. Own it. Live it, and love it. Be the S.O.L.UTION.


Please grab your SACRED S.O.L. DATE JOURNAL (Daily Action To Engage with yourself.)

1. Write down one problem where you need a SOLUTION. Write a new story for it…from SCARED to SACRED.

2. Write a declaration of how you’re going to OWN IT.

3. Write a declaration of how you’re going to live it. Write an action plan. Take one step today that will start executing your plan of Sipping On Life, owning and being the S.O.L.UTION.

Please come over to Leave a comment and let me know how you are- and who you are. I’d love to speak with you. I’d also love to welcome you into our online community.

You’re already part of the family by being here. Thanks for allowing me to be with you today, wherever you are. Thanks for allowing me to speak into your ear, heart, and soul.

Thanks for applying what you’re learning. Sipping On Life one step at a time.

Please invite your best girlfriends to join us. I’d love to increase the number of women sipping on life around the world. Let’s invite them over to the S.O.L. PARTY.

xo Dr. Shannon. Inspiring minds that want to grow and hearts that want to know, so you can love you, your life, and your life’s work well. ONE SIP AT A TIME.

A special thanks to the following souls for helping me launch our WOMEN SIPPING ON LIFE podcast…

Intro/Outro done by Uni V. SOL 

Outro music by Jay Man: Mind Over Matter ( 

Podcast cover design and web site done by: Pablo Aguilar (

Podcast cover photo by Kate Montague of KM Captured (