Pain or pleasure? It comes down to discovering this ONE thing…

Kim McMillan said it well, “When I loved myself enough I quit ignoring or tolerating my pain.”

Stop ignoring.

Just because you ignore it doesn’t make it go away.

Stop tolerating.

Whatever we tolerate will stick around.

Stop owning the pain as your OWN.

Instead, do this ONE THING…

Own the responsibility of discovering the cause of your pain and the CAUSE of your life.

It’s in discovery that we find the possibility of recovery.

It’s in feeling that we find healing.

It’s in rest that we find restoration.

You’re not alone

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


Where in your life do you feel pain right now — emotional, physical, mental, financial?

Take time today to identify what’s causing the pain, and address it at its root.

And know that you’re not alone. You DO NOT have to do it all by yourself. Reach out to a professional — ask for, and get the help, that you need. Whether it’s a doctor, healthcare professional, or other trained professional that can support you in finding the cause and solution of the pain you’re experiencing.


Yes, you have to do the work for yourself, but you do not have to do it all by yourself.

If you’ve been feeling like you’re stuck, overwhelmed, or perhaps you still feel like you’re drowning in your life, 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

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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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 (