Stop trying to improve yourself. Differentiate and discover a new way…

“You need different”…this is what one of my friends told another.

She was explaining how something was about to change in her life, and she was scared.

It made me think about how often we crave something new, but resist it. All while distracting ourselves with the notion that we must do this or that to “improve.”

If this is you today, my dear.


You don’t need to improve.

You don’t need better.

Nor do you need the SAME.

Perhaps you’re addicted to “SAME” when what you really need is “DIFFERENT.”

If you desire something different, then you must be willing to do something different. Become different. And not simply to BE DIFFERENT.

You already ARE different.

Have you ever thought about that?

Stop trying to STOP DIFFERENT.

When you do, you hinder your growth. Your development.

You interfere with your natural flow of living life.

You interrupt yourself.

You distract yourself.

You limit yourself.

Are you ready for something different? Something new?

Then remember this…




You NEED different…

Different is beautiful.

You are beautiful.

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


Where in your life do you desire something different, but you feel scared?

Do ONE thing different, or ONE different thing, today and see what happens.

Yes, different IS beautiful.

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:

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:, and cast your vote for your favorite version.

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

Visit 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 ( 

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

Podcast cover photo by Kate Montague of KM Captured (