What’s the difference between counseling and coaching? This was the question I was asked. This is my answer…


What’s the difference between counseling and coaching? Yes, this is a question I often get asked. This is my answer..

Counseling focuses on FIXING.

Coaching focuses on FINDING.

Counseling focuses on the PAST.

Coaching focuses on the PRESENT, while creating the future you desire to love and live.

At least, this is what I do with my clients in Healing Life Coaching.

You may FEEL broken, but you’re NOT.

You (and your life) may not be working, but you can.

My desire for you is to feel (and be) fully functional, aware, and thriving.

NOT just ONE step up from BROKEN.


1. Find yourself. Stop trying to fix yourself.

2. Inspire yourself.

It’s time to begin Inspiring yourself in the healing process,

Inspiring yourself in the process of loving your life and life’s work well.

3. Expose the TRUTH. Period.

Stop waiting for your life to change to love it.

Love your life to change.

Stop waiting for YOU to change to LOVE YOURSELF.

Love you to change.

Love your life to healing.

LOVE YOURSELF FOR A CHANGE! (More about this in tomorrow’s podcast…)

Stop trying to be improve yourself, be better, or be best…


In order to Be Excellent Starting Today you must Be Expressed Starting Today.

Expressing who you are.

In order for you to do this, you must know.


In order to know, you must EXPRESS.

Got it?

It starts right here. Right now…

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


Write yourself a letter today. Tell yourself why you’re NOT broken.

Write out how you feel, then remind yourself: I AM NOT BROKEN.

Even if you’ve felt (or feel) broken.

Acknowledge how you feel, but don’t take it on as your truth.

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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Come over to the WOMEN SIPPING ON LIFE S.O.L. MOVEMENT Closed FB Group and Join the MOVEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WSOLMovement/

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)