The illusion of happiness is overrated, over priced, over promised, and under delivered. But YOU can OWN it free of charge, and here’s how…

When you take responsibility for your own happiness, and don’t expect anyone else to do it for you, you can own your happiness.

Once. And. For. All.

AND…for life.

For yourself.

We chase the illusion, or promise, of happiness, while running from the very thing that creates it.

YOU, my dear, create it. Period.

Once you create it, then you must choose to OWN IT by BEING IT.


Stop borrowing it, renting it, paying for it, chasing it or running from it.

OR…trying to be it for someone else.


1. Occupy it. And allow it to fully occupy you.

You create what you desire, by taking responsibility and caring for it.


2. Why? Yes, ask yourself why…

If you’re happy, ask yourself “WHY?”

If you’re not happy, ask yourself “WHY?”

Not who or what?

3. Never expect someone else to make you happy.

However, if you choose to be in a situation, or with someone who is constantly making you unhappy then repeat Step #1 and #2…O.W.

O.W… (You know how much I love a great acronym.)

Yes, it may feel uncomfortable, but it’ll be worth it once you discover the truth and create the “happy” that you desire.

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


What makes you feel happy? Create it.

How do you show happiness? Choose it.

When you take responsibility for your own happiness, you can own your own happiness.

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

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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.

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