If it can’t be interpreted at least 2 different ways, it’s probably not true. This is how to do it…

Kim McMillen said, “When I loved myself enough I recognized my courage and fear, my naiveté and wisdom, and I make a place for each at my table.”

We’ll start with a few of my Sacred S.O.L. STEPS…

#1: Show up.

Show up for yourself and your feelings.

Undress and address.

This means being willing to expose yourself. To uncover and discover what you’re feeling.


#2: Pay attention to what has heart and meaning.

What’s coming from your heart?

What meaning or definition are you giving it?


#3: If it can’t be interpreted at least 2 different ways, it’s probably not true.


1. Interpretation.


2. Identification

3. Recognition

4. Definition

The extremes that you experience can feel overwhelming, but YOU are the common denominator…

The common denominator for courage and fear, is YOU.

The common denominator for naiveté and wisdom is YOU.

YOU are the one that they have in common.

And you’re the one who can address and acknowledge each of them at your table.

The table of your heart.


Realizing that opposition is simply a matter of position. Position them around your table and encourage heart to heart communion with one another.

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


What primary feeling have you been having today?

Invite that feeling, as well as its opposite, to come to the table of you heart.

Journal about this and see what happens.

(This is based on the profound little book, When I Loved Myself Enough by Kim McMillen and Alison McMillen-Givnish. You can order a copy HERE.)

Thanks for tuning in today, and every day…and allowing me to SIP ON LIFE with you.

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By the way, if you haven’t already listened/downloaded my rap song (EPISODE 291), you can also listen to it here: letsnottalkaboutex.com, and cast your vote for your favorite version.

Visit WomenSippingOnLife.com 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 Pagefor 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 (www.ourmusicbox.com) 

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Podcast cover photo by Kate Montague of KM Captured (www.kmcaptured.com)