If you’ve been seeking greater joy, happiness, and movement in your then this is going to speak directly to your heart and soul.

Marie Kondo (Bestselling Author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up) recommends we make choices about our belongings based on whether or not it sparks joy.

I love it. I agree. And I’ve practiced a very similar p hilosophy as Marie for years.

But does YOUR LIFE spark joy?

Do YOU spark joy?

This is today’s million dollar question….


You are the common denominator in ALL your experiences here on planet earth.

So imagine if you could cut to the JOY as quickly and joyfully as possible.

Imagine if you could let go of all the “conditions” that are keeping you from experiencing joy now.

Is it weight that you want to lose so then you’ll be happy?

Is it a loving relationship that you desire, because then you’ll be joyful?

Is it more money? A new business? A new boss?

What is it for you that you feel you need to be happy?

Now, think about it, and hold it in your consciousness.

Feel it. I mean, really feel it.

Take a deep breath.

Now, carry that JOY into your day.

YOU be the spark that gets the joy candle burning.

Got it?

Could it really be this easy?

It IS, unless you do this…


It’s the belief that you have to do it perfectly in order to be joyful, happy, satisfied, fulfilled…

Kim McMillan reminds us today, “When I loved myself enough I gave up perfectionism — that killer of joy.”

I couldn’t agree more.

I spent the majority of my life living in that space.

Until I went through one, two, then three divorces…it was obvious to me that my life wasn’t perfect, and neither was I. So I decided to give up the belief that I had to be, and I simply and profoundly committed to being fully me.

What’s perfect anyway?

Someone once told me that perfect is boring.

And today you can see that it’s also a killer.

It’s time to resurrect your joy, my dear and this is how to do that…


J – Just do it.

O – Overcome by becoming.

Y – YOU.

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Where in your life are trying to “do it” perfectly?

Make a commitment to yourself today to begin sparking JOY in your life by letting go of anything that robs your joy —including past beliefs about what it means to be perfect.

Joyfully and fully in JOY.

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: drshannon@doctorshannon.com and put SHARE MY STORY in the subject line.

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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By the way, if you haven’t already listened/downloaded my new 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 Page for 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) 

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Podcast cover photo by Kate Montague of KM Captured (www.kmcaptured.com)