Have you ever thought that “self love” is selfish, self-centered, or arrogant? Well, I have great news for you…you’re not alone. Today I show you why you’re NOT alone, and why self love isn’t only about you.

Kim McMillen said, “When I loved myself enough I began listening to the wisdom of my body. It speaks so clearly thought its fatigue, sensitivities, aversions, and hungers.”

Self love isn’t only about you.

It’s about ALL OF YOU.

Let’s face it, my dear, you are way more than the ME that you call yourself.

Loving you is loving more than just YOU. It’s about loving ALL of YOU.

Your above. Your down.

Your inside, your outside.

Your being. Your doing.

It’s your beliefs.

It’s your body.

It’s your belonging.

It’s your body of work.


So when you start to think about establishing a lifelong love affair with yourself, you MUST acknowledge and accept ALL OF YOU…


Your life won’t love you back.

You can have it all, when you realize that you are it ALL.

Then, you can receive it ALL.

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

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


Go through each of these 4 areas — belief, body, belonging, and body of work…rate your relationship with each on a scale from 1-10 (1- almost at divorce court, and 10 being at your happy, healthy ever after, honeymoon.)

Then commit to ONE action in each of these areas and take ACTION. NOW.

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

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.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE… Request a FREE copy of my best-selling book, Date Yourself Well — The Best-Selling 12 Engagements Of Becoming The Great Lover Of Your Life (all you’ll pay for is shipping.) www.dateyourselfwell.com

If you’ve received value from the podcast, please let me know. I’d LOVE to hear from you — please email me at: drshannon@doctorshannon.com


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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) 

Podcast cover design and web site done by: Pablo Aguilar (www.webdesigncreator.com)

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