Today I’m feeling a little symptomatic. If you’ve ever felt (or are currently feeling) like you’re the spinning, rainbow-colored circle on your computer…you’re NOT ALONE. In today’s episode I share what’s helping me reboot.

When this happens, the first thing I do is a quick SYSTEMS CHECK. If I get “symptomatic” because my body gets run down, there’s usually at least one (or more) of these things that are a “NO”…or I’m NOT handling stress well.

I ask myself the following questions:

1. Have I been getting enough rest?
2. Have I been eating well?
3. Have I been exercising well?
4. Have I been getting my regular chiropractic adjustments?
5. How’s my stress level?

All of them checked out beautifully with a “YES”, except number 2. Often when my schedule gets real intense, I forget to eat.

Yep, it’s time to nourish my body well!

For the past weeks I’ve been feeling like I’ve had to way too many windows open on my computer (and in my life.)

Remember, your body and life are always talking to you.

One of our SACRED S.O.L. DATE SECRETS is that we’re always telling our story. Yes, our lives are always speaking to us…


I guess I haven’t been listening real well lately. Perhaps it’s because I’m talking so much. Oops!

It’s vital that we listen to our feelings. Even when we can’t necessarily put a label on them.

Sometimes it’s simply the feeling of, “I’m done.” Which is how I’ve felt the past couple days.

Our feelings (inner knowing) will tell us what we need. They’re like the letters, words, and sentences to the stories we’re telling.

Today, if this is YOU and you’re feeling like you’ve been spinning a little lately, then do yourself a favor and…

Close Your Windows.

Give your body and mind what they’re asking for.

Perhaps it’s a nap. Close your eyes. Then open them back up, and close some windows.

Save what you need. Close it down. Sometimes it’s one at a time. Sometimes it’s a whole group at a time.

Where do you need to close some windows? Or make a mass exit?

Ask yourself WHY you’re even keeping some of these things open.

Keep your VISION in mind.

Close and exit.


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

Where do you feel like you’re spinning a little and have some “windows” that need to be closed?

Write them down. Write out a plan and do ONE thing at a time.

But first…if needed, take a little Happy Nappy and get revitalized, rejuvenated, and refreshed.

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 ( 

Podcast cover design and web site done by: Pablo Aguilar (

Podcast cover photo by Kate Montague of KM Captured (