What and why. It may not be what you think…This is the first in a powerful healing series on Protecting And Caring For Your Heart.

Today you’ll discover the diagnosis of your heart, and how to protect and heal it.

You know how much I love a great acronym.

Protecting your heart looks like this: H.E.A.R.T.

Let’s start with your hope.

1. Hope.

Hope is your belief, desire, and trust.

At times we can feel as though we’ve lost heart. It leaves us feeling hopeless and, sometimes, helpless.

When we don’t protect and care for our hearts (and hope) we lose sight of our true beliefs, or desires. We no longer trust ourselves, or others.

Is this you?

It’s time to get your HOPES UP, my dear!

Remember and restore your heart…your HOPE.

Oftentimes circumstances can leave us feeling broken-hearted, or worse yet, like we’re broken.

It’s what I call, a “DIVORCED HEART.”

And guess what?

You can suffer from a “Divorced Heart,” even if you’ve never been through a divorce.


It’s when something happens in your life, and it hurts so much you disconnect from your heart. You separate from yourself, and your head and heart no longer work together.

You feel as though you’re missing something – a piece of yourself.

You may even feel numb, as though you can’t feel anymore.

Have you ever felt this way?

The truth is, you’re heart’s NOT BROKEN. And neither are YOU.

You’re WHOLE.

Yes, you may feel as though you’re in pieces, but you’re WHOLE.

Protecting your H.E.A.R.T. will help it heal and remain WHOLE.

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


Write down the word, HOPE.

Then write down the words: Belief, Desire, and Trust.

How are you protecting them?

Journal this out. You’re in the beginning process of writing your incredible “H.E.A.R.T. Protection Plan.”

It’s part of your “H.E.A.R.T. Healing Plan.”

Tomorrow we’ll continue the conversation, and continue to locate and diagnose your heart.

Tune-in again for the continuation of this powerful healing series…

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

Please come over to WomenSippingOnLife.com 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 (www.ourmusicbox.com) 

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