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?

2. Get in the water.

Whatever that “water” is for you…get ALL IN to your water.

3. Keep Swimming.

Don’t stop.

4. Make every stroke count.

Do the strokes that give you the distance that you desire.

So often we waste time with fears…trying to run from them, swim from them, avoid them, or pretend they’re not there.

When the truth is, all we must do is face it. Get into the water. All in.

Stop wasting time with doing all the other things that aren’t part of you living and loving your life well.

Don’t waste any more time on strokes that don’t count. Make EVERY stroke count.

And whatever you do, keep swimming.

I use the metaphor of water a lot with “sipping on life.”

If you feel like you’re drowning, it’s time to start sipping…swimming…and making every stroke…every sip…count.

No matter what, my dear, continue to sip on your life.

It’ll allow you to keep swimming and make every stroke count.

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


Where in your life do you need to keep swimming?

Where in your life are you wasting time on strokes that count?

Make every stroke count.

Get the maximum distance from everything you think, do, say, and feel.

Make every stroke and SIP count.

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 

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