It’s time to play…not pause…not stop…PLAY.

“Hey, do you have time to play?” This is what the little boy asked his neighbor. It made my heart smile. In today’s episode, I show you that you’re never too old to play. In fact, I believe it’s vital to play at every age.

How engaged are you with FUN in your life? How engaged are you with PLAY?

Even humpback whales have a ritual for PLAY. Did you know that?

It’s right up there with mating, sleeping, and eating.

Do you have a ritual for play?

It’s vital to our existence, and our experience of our existence. As well as how fulfilling our experience can be.

If humpback whales need to play, then you and I need to make time to play too.

Find it. Discover it. Do it. Starting today.

Of course I created a little acronym (you know how much I love a great acronym) to help you remember how to play and have fun.


F: Freedom.

In order for us to play and have fun in life, we must experience freedom. Freedom to be who we are — spontaneous, wild, and free.

And remember, it’s not only that you’ll find fun in your freedom…but you’ll receive freedom in your fun.

Cherish, guard, and value your time, freedom and fun.

U: Understanding.

Understand what you love to do, and how vital it is to your day-to-day life to play and have fun.

It’s about being uninhibited, completely natural, unapologetic, unashamed, unafraid, totally wild, free, and fun.

Get an understanding of what you love to do, and what feels fun to you.

What fun and play do you bring to your life?

N: Never saying NEVER.

Our imagination allows us to tap into our fun factor. There’s no such thing as “NO” (Unless, of course, Mom says “NO”. Ha.)

Nothing’s impossible.

Never say never.

Where are you putting the breaks on fun and play in your day?

Find a way to play. Play your day. Have fun in the moment.

No matter what your age, you have a little girl and a little boy (both female and male energy) within you. You’re like a little child that’s desperately asking to be taken out to play.

Remember the knock at the door, when someone comes to ask if YOU can come out and play?

Hey, can YOU (Woman Sipping On Life) come out and play?

I hope you take this invitation today, and join me.


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Plan out a PLAY DATE/DAY for yourself.

You can do it by yourself or invite a friend or friends to join you.

Get out and play. Today.

Begin to commit to the valuable and vital aspect of play and fun in your life.

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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Intro/Outro done by UNI V. SOL 

Outro music by Jay Man: Mind Over Matter ( 

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