When you stop choosing and begin living — this is when you have the power to choose anything you desire. Stop choosing what you do NOT desire!

Today a dear soul reached out and said that she has “no other choice, but to choose something she doesn’t desire.”


Have you ever felt this way?

That moment when you feel as though “it” is the ONLY WAY?

The next time you feel this way, do this…


1. Change.

Change your mind. Change your life.

Change what you see, and what you see will change.

Create something new.

2. Hope.

Keep believing for what you desire.

When your beliefs no longer support your desires, try on a new belief.

3. Offer.

Offer yourself up to you and your life.

Give yourself the gift of YOU.

Offer YOURSELF to your life.

4. Other.

Other ways.

Open up to opportunities in the most seemingly inopportune times.

“AND” creates more than one “OR.”

5. Stop.

Stop comparing what is to what “should” be or “could” be, and see it for what it is.

See what’s true from a new perspective of truth, and stop “shoulding” on yourself.

Stop “shoulding” on your life.

6. Engage.

Engage fully with what is…



Do not allow anyone, or anything, to “make” you be someone you’re not.

Choose you.

When you realize that you have no other choice but to be YOU, you’ll see that you have so many more choices available to you.

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


Where in your life do you feel as though you “have no choice?”

Look at it from every angle…including how you’re defining it…and see another way.

Write down something different, and take one step today.

Yes, you do have a choice…

You can choose to be YOU.

When you do — it’s no longer a choice — but a choice life that you’re living.

And you no longer see YOU as a choice. Instead, you give yourself permission today to BE YOU and to live YOUR CHOICE LIFE.

Are you ready to share YOU and YOUR S.O.L. STORY?

I’d LOVE to connect with you, and celebrate YOU and your S.O.L.

Come over to the WOMEN SIPPING ON LIFE S.O.L. MOVEMENT Closed FB Group and Join the MOVEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WSOLMovement/

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

By the way, if you haven’t already listened/downloaded my new song (EPISODE 291), you can also listen to it here: letsnottalkaboutex.com, and cast your vote for your favorite version.

Thank you for being here, and allowing me to Sip On Life with you.

Visit WomenSippingOnLife.com for more 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) 

Podcast cover design and web site done by: Pablo Aguilar (www.webdesigncreator.com)

Podcast cover photo by Kate Montague of KM Captured (www.kmcaptured.com)