Do you ever feel like you’re drowning? Selfish or not? How you care for your F.I.S.H. determines if you sink or swim. Here’s how to swim…

“When I loved myself enough I learned to meet my own needs and not call it selfish.” (Kim McMillan)

I learned…

Learn how to FISH, and care for your F.I.S.H.

If you don’t, you’ll be fried, slippery, and needy.

Not to mention, S.I.C.K. (Yikes.)

Have you ever tried to hold onto a fish?

It’s almost impossible. They’re slippery, slimy, unpredictable, and sometimes scary.

Perhaps you and/or your life feel like this at times?

Shellfish or selFISH…?

It’s time to learn how to fish and care for your F.I.S.H.

It’s time to stop buying into what the world says about SELF care and being SELFISH.

Not caring for your self is the most SELFISH thing you can do.

Here’s how to fish and care for your F.I.S.H.

In order to fish you must…

1. Know what you’re trying to catch.

2. Bait your hook.

3. HOPE.

4. Reel it in.

Real. It. In.

Then you must care for your F.I.S.H.


F: Full Engagement.

A fish thrives in water because that’s what it’s designed to do. Whether it’s swimming or resting, it’s a fish 100% of the time.

Are you thriving in the environment called your LIFE?

If not, how can you change the water? (Or how you’re swimming in it?)



I: Inspiration.

Without it, you’re expired.

S: See. (In the sea.) 🙂

You must see yourself as sacred. You are.

See yourself as valuable.

You will care for that which you value. Period.

See yourself as being innately designed and prepared for the swim.

H: Health. Happiness. Hope.

It starts with hope, and continues with hope.

What do you positively expect?

What do you desire?

What do you need?

Meet your needs and invite them to say…

Call them by name.

Ask questions.

What do you believe?

What (and in whom) do you trust? (That includes YOU.)


(This is the continuation of our Enough Is Enough Series — based on the profound little book, When I Loved Myself Enough by Kim McMillen and Alison McMillen-Givnish)

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


Identify ONE thing you can do today to care for your F.I.S.H.?

Do it, and do it well.

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

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!

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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.

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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.

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 (