Have you ever had that unsettling feeling that keeps persisting, and you’re not quite sure where it’s coming from or what to do about it? I have too, and today I show you where it’s from and how to deal with it.

Deal with it? Heal with it?

We heal it by dealing with it.


We deal with it and heal WITH it.

Kim McMillen said, “When I loved myself enough, I saw that what I resisted persisted. Like a small child tugging my skirt. Now I am curious and gentle when resistance comes tugging.”

As long as you’re alive on earth, you will persist to exist.

How you live (and love) your life will be directly affected by how much you resist your own persistence.

If you’re going to know and love you, it’s essential that you begin to address the little girl (boy) within you.

Get down on her/his level.

Look her/him in the eyes and say, “Honey, what do you need?”

When we find ourselves resisting anything, it’s a sign that there’s a hidden need.

The need for:

1. Your undivided attention.

2. Your understanding of our desires.

3. Your unconditional growth.

Growth in all conditions.

Where in your life are you feeling a little “tug” (or a large tug) from within that needs your attention?

Get down on your knee. Fully engage, and ask yourself, “Honey, what do you need?”

Answer these based on your commitment to attention, desires, understanding, and commitment to growth.

(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.)

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What are you grieving or struggling with today?

Recognize that it’s another route of healing.

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.

I’d be more than happy to schedule a Discovery Call with you to see if Healing Life Coaching is a good fit for you. Email me at drshannon@doctorshannon.com

S.O.L.| NOT SOLO. If you haven’t already joined the movement, you’re personally invited to 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/

I can’t wait to meet you there, and engage with you even more!

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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.

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)