Today’s episode was inspired by a couple of our listeners, and is exactly what you need when you’re ready for a change, but don’t know how to create change without feeling alone, guilty, or scared.

I’m incredibly inspired today by a couple of our listeners…you know who you are! (Thank you!)

I happened to be on my iTunes account for the podcast, and I noticed a lot of wonderful ratings and a new review that said the following:

“DietFanatic — So happy to find Dr. Shannon’s S.O.L. podcast.

My first experience with Podcasts, and this is a great one. I look forward to listening, and going back and listening to previous episodes.”

My immediate response was this…

“Thanks, Love!” And I smiled from the inside out and back again.

To YOU, dear soul who wrote that, “Thanks, Love!”

To all of you who allow me to speak into your heart and soul I say, “Thanks, Love!”

And to all of YOU who have ever left a rating and/or review…“Thanks, Love!!”

I say that even to the few one star reviews that I’ve received, including the “not so nice” review.

So, why am I sharing this today?

Well, first of all, not everyone is going to LOVE you, or LIKE you or what you have to say.

Not everyone is going to be kind, supportive, and encouraging.

In fact, sometimes people are going to be down right mean and nasty.

Why? I don’t know why they are, except life has shown me that when people are hurting, they do and say things that hurt others.

Also, a lot of times they’re not doing IT to YOU. Whatever “IT” is.

Let me explain.

When someone does something that hurts us, we think that they need to apologize to us before we can release the pain and suffering.

When the truth is, waiting to release your pain and suffering until someone realizes that they hurt you and apologizes for it not only causes a lot of unnecessary suffering, but a dependency that’ll rob you of your freedom.

The first thing we must do is to forgive them (even though they may be totally unaware and unintentional in their actions.)

Then we must forgive ourselves for holding onto anything, or anyone, that’s causing unnecessary suffering.

When we do this, we release ourselves to freely love and live our lives.

This brings me to a very sweet email that I received this morning.

A big shoutout to C.C. for reaching out and sharing.

She asked me to share my thoughts about her current situation, so this is what I’m going to say…

Bless yourself by believing their actions, and your TRUTH, and moving ahead in truth.

Say, “Thanks, Love!,” and keep moving.

A grateful heart is a heart and soul filled with GREAT.

G – Gratitude.

R – Recognition.

– Engagement.

– Acceptance.

T – Truth.

Give it to yourself, and receive it, my dear. You’re NOT alone, you’re not guilty, and guess what? Your SACRED is on the other side of your SCARED.

I sure hope this helps you today!

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


Please give yourself a big hug right now. I mean it, right now.

And say, “Thanks, Love!”

Because LOVE not only LOVES YOU. Love created you and is here to help you create the LOVE in your life that you desire.

It starts with you. Within you.

Recognize and receive it.

Remember who you are and what you desire.

Then give thanks and move ahead.

If you feel compelled to, please share a rating/review for the podcast, or send me an email and let me know how you’re doing.

Thanks, Love! 🙂

I’d LOVE to hear from you!!

Join the MOVEMENT.

I’m going to be inviting listeners onto the program. If you have a story you’d like to share — a song to sing (but not a Poor Me Story) — send me an email at: and put SHARE MY STORY in the subject line.

S.O.L.| NOT SOLO. If you haven’t already joined the movement, you’re personally invited to come over to the WOMEN SIPPING ON LIFE S.O.L. MOVEMENT Closed FB Group and Join the MOVEMENT:

I can’t wait to meet you there, and engage with you even more!

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

FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM @doctorshannon! See you there…

To listen to the song I wrote, you can do so here:, and also cast your vote on your favorite version.

If you’ve been feeling like you’re stuck, overwhelmed, or perhaps you still feel like you’re drowning, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

I’d be more than happy to schedule a Discovery Call with you to see if Healing Life Coaching is a good fit for you. Email me at

Come over to the WOMEN SIPPING ON LIFE S.O.L. MOVEMENT Closed FB Group and Join the MOVEMENT:

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 (