In today’s episode I’m going to empower you to get clear about how engaged or disengaged you are with your life. I believe this has the power to help you uncover and discover TRUTHS so you can LOCATE where you are, and engage more fully with life.

What happens when the “ENGAGEMENT” doesn’t work out quite the way we thought it would?

Perhaps it’s disappointment. Despair. Death. Divorce. Disconnection…Disengagement.

We disengage from our feelings. Our relationships.

We disengage within ourselves.

So, how ENGAGED are YOU?

Do you have a way of testing this for yourself?

Do you feel stuck? Lost? Confused? Alone?

Maybe this is YOU today.

I remember feeling this for over a decade.

Why? I had disconnected and disengaged from my heart.

If you’re disengaged from your heart, you won’t be able to fully receive the gifts of love and life.

Today I’m going to help you identify specifically how engaged or disengaged you really are.

I’ve discovered 9 Areas Of Engagement in Life.

Please allow your heart to lead you as you do this exercise.

Rate each of these 9 areas of life from 1-10 (1 = Disengaged. 10 = Fully Engaged + In LOVE.)

1. Love.
2. Spirit.
3. Time.
4. Self. (Self Care.)
5. Thoughts.
6. Growth.
7. Life’s Work.
8. Finances.
9. Fun.

Please add up the numbers.

What’s your number? This is your Engagement Rating (eRating).

What’s most important here is that you’ve located yourself, and you know where you are. No matter what your number is, you can change it starting today.

Is your eRating at 45 or below?

If so, you’re DISENGAGED.

Is your eRating between 45 and 63?


If your eRating between 64-90?

If so, you’re ENGAGED.

Wherever you are, identify it today.

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

Also write down each of the ratings you gave the 9 areas of engagement in your life.


1. Make a decision today to re-engage or perhaps to truly engage for the first time.

2. For each of these 9 areas, write down all the resources that you have available to you.

3. Look at the area with the highest number. Make a decision to engage even more in that area.

4. Look at the 3 bottom numbers with the lowest engagement ratings. Identify at least one resource that you have available to you in each of these areas, and tap into them.

Give thanks for your resources.

Give conscious attention, focus, love, and care to the areas that are desperately in need of your love, care, and attention.

Connect and engage in these areas…and in all 9 areas of your life.

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

Please come over to for some free resources, including my 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 ( 

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