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 THRIVE like we’re SURVIVING?

1. Value survival as a gift.

2. Acknowledge the gift of survival…and LIFE.

3. Appreciate your survival today.

If you aren’t thriving in your day, perhaps it’s because you haven’t consciously acknowledged the gift of survival, life, and being alive.

You have life flowing through you.

As long as life is flowing through you, there’s always hope for healing.

The gift of SURVIVING another day makes this possible.

Then you can engage in the power of THRIVING.

Life is full of losses, but it’s also full of LIFE.

No one gets out of here alive.

Bad things happen to GOOD (GREAT) people.

We don’t know what will happen next. Even those things that we say “shouldn’t” happen or be in the story line of our lives — they can happen.

Life and death happen.

Are you willing to fully embrace and engage your ability to thrive by acknowledging, embracing, and appreciating your ability to SURVIVE another moment to…SIP ON LIFE?

Please grab your SACRED S.O.L. D.A.T.E. JOURNAL (Daily Action To Engage yourself.)


What do you value most about YOUR LIFE?

How much do you value the fact that you’re alive right now for such a time as this?

What do you value most? Who do you value most? What are you willing to do with this incredible gift called, “SURVIVAL?”

I love and appreciate you!

Thank you for being here, and allowing me to sip on life with you.

Please come over to for some free resources, including my CHECKLIST FOR CHANGE, Engagement Checklist + Evaluation Rating, Six Sacred S.O.L. DATE Secrets…and a FREE copy of my best-selling book, Date Yourself Well. You can also check out my Dr. Shannon Facebook Page for more daily S.O.L. TRAINING.

I look forward to seeing you again tomorrow. Please invite your best girlfriends to come and join our 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 (