Today’s episode will help you get out from behind the toilet bowl (or the crap) in your life. If you’ve ever had an accident or made a mistake, this is how to turn your mess into a message.

My dear, sweet, little rescue Yorkie, Stela, inspired this S.O.L. Story.

After peeing on my bed, we had a very intense conversation. She felt so badly about what she had done that she couldn’t even look at me.

Next thing you know, I find her hiding behind the toilet bowl.

I went into the bathroom and we had another discussion.

This is what I said to her…

“What are you doing behind that toilet? You made a mistake. You’re bigger than this. You know the truth about who you are. Don’t allow this to define you.”

“C’mon, get out from behind that toilet.”

Oftentimes this is how we are as humans.

If you’ve ever had an accident or done something out of your character for you, you know how this feels.

We all have moments when things happen. We make decisions that perhaps weren’t the best choice.


Are you going to allow it to define you?

Are you going to hide or stay down?

Are you going to hide behind your crap?

If this is you…my dear, you’re bigger than this! Get out from behind the toilet bowl.

Stand up. Make a decision. Let it go.

It’s behind you now.

Remember, you are NOT the mess!

You’re going to take the mess, and create a message of hope that inspires you to rise up.

Get your hopes up and start again.

Remind yourself of who you are!

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Where in your life have you made a mistake, and you’ve yet to fully recover from it?

Make the decision today to get out from behind that story. Get your hopes up. Rise up. Remind yourself who you really are.

Thank you for being here, and allowing me to sip on life with you.

I’m going to be inviting listeners onto the program. If you have a story you’d like to share — a song to sing (but not a Poor Me Story) — send me an email at: and put SHARE MY STORY in the subject line.

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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 ( 

Podcast cover design and web site done by: Pablo Aguilar (

Podcast cover photo by Kate Montague of KM Captured (