The next time you feel “justified” in your actions, or that you have to justify your feelings, TRY this instead…

When someone cuts you off, or knocks you down, please don’t do THIS…

One of my mentors once told me, “Do not come to a conclusion that doesn’t serve you.”

We think we know the intention of others, but we judge them on their actions.

We judge ourselves, and oftentimes excuse our results based on our “intentions.”

However, your intention isn’t enough. It’ll never be enough.

But YOU are.

And when your actions agree with YOU, you’ll move beyond enough.

When you begin to see past your intentions, you’ll be able to release the internal tension that accompanies intention without action.

Yes, intention without action creates internal tension.

And what stands in the way of great action is internal JUDGEMENT.


The next time to feel the need to JUDGE yourself, or someone else, FEEL beyond your feelings and focus there.

Have you ever said this to someone, “Am I wrong to feel this way?”


“I know I ‘shouldn’t’ feel this way, but…”

What if you could simply FEEL the way you feel with no wrong or right, justification, or intention…but to simply acknowledge yourself and connect?


When you do. You’ll be able to DO more fully and freely.

Perhaps it’s time to stop talking yourself out of and begin walking yourself into…

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


What feeling or action have you been trying to “justify” lately?

Look beyond it, feel, and see what comes up for you.

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

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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.

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