In today’s episode, I give you permission to be you, and to stop doing what’s NOT you. If it’s not you…then what is YOU?

Where are you NOT being YOU in your life?

Today’s SACRED S.O.L. STORY comes from my sweet little rescue dog, Stela.

Recently she did something she had never before…while being a dog! And being a dog is what she does best, because she was designed to be a DOG, right?

She was doing what dog’s do. We can’t blame, shame, or be upset at her for being a dog.

It’s not you. It’s me.

So what’s not YOU?

Where in your life are you trying to be something you’re not?

You are who you are. Period.

A dog is a dog. A fish is a fish. A human is a human. And a human like you is a human like YOU.

I’m not saying this gives you license to proclaim, “Hey, that’s just me.” And to use it as an excuse to not grow, expand, learn, or discover.

I’m talking about the core essence of who you are.

Are you so busy trying to be somebody, be something…or do something, that you’re NOT being YOU?

You’re already something and someone. You’re YOU.

If you’re a fish, swim.

Are you being YOU?

It’s time to become masterful at the art of being you.

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


1. Where in your life are you trying to FORCE yourself, and be something or someone you’re NOT?

Please stop fighting yourself so much, my dear.

2. Declare it for yourself today by giving yourself permission to be YOU.

I’m giving you permission to be you. Acknowledge, accept, embrace, and celebrate you. Allow YOU to grow and expand.

I’m giving you permission to love your life + life’s work well!

Will you do this for yourself today?

Thank you for being here, 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.

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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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Outro music by Jay Man: Mind Over Matter ( 

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