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Get Curious

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to practice mindfulness around alcohol or even try sobriety for a week, two weeks...or longer?


You're not alone. Lots of people are getting curious, learning about themselves, and making intentional decisions about the role of alcohol in their lives.

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Touchy Subject,
Candid Conversations

Alcohol is a touchy subject. Some love it, some hate it. And it's a loaded topic. For some, it simply means a form of fermented drink that is enjoyed with a meal. For others, the word conjures up foggy memories of headaches, hangovers, and hookups. Others associate it with trauma, fighting and feeling out of control.

Have you ever asked 'WHY' you drink?

  • Culture?

  • Societal expectations?

  • Belonging?

  • Peer Pressure?

  • The taste and flavor? ​

Can we even TALK about this?

What does it mean to be 'sober curious'?

Coined by author Ruby Warrington, “Being sober curious means, literally, to choose to question, or get curious about, every impulse, invitation, and expectation to drink, versus mindlessly going along with the dominant drinking culture.”

And LOTS of people are jumping on board. 

The pandemic saw huge increases in alcohol sales. Self-reported day-drinking has increased exponentially, and the number of people questioning their drinking habits post-quarantine has risen substantially.

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If you're curious about your own alcohol use, consider joining a coaching group.


What does this have to do with me?

Maybe nothing.

Maybe everything.

Maybe something in between.

(But you've read this keep going).

Join an Online 'Curious' Coaching Group as we tackle challenging questions and explore options in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space. 

My Story

I tried to drink.

Really, I did. Like so many of you, my high school years offered many opportunities to sneak beer, go to underage parties, and raid our parent's liquor cabinets while they were out of town. 


But, I hated the taste. I mean, who really likes the taste of beer (or WAS the 80s after all). The smell made me nauseous, and I KNEW my mom would kill me for drinking even a SIP of alcohol. But even more, I hated the deep sense of fear that came with every whiff of alcohol, regardless of its form. 

When I was 8, my mom married a man who would change my outlook on alcohol for the rest of my life. Not only was he a closet alcoholic...he was mean. The kind of mean that requires you to have a hiding place, an escape plan, and a quiet mouth. 

Absolutely no child should ever need any of these things. 

But I didn't know that then. I thought that was normal. 

So, from 8-12 I lived in fear. I learned to associate wine (his drink of choice) with anger, rage and violence. To keep attention away from our family I learned how to perform so no one would look beyond the surface. I became 'perfect.'  Straight A's. President of the clubs. Front row in Show Choir. Starting team in all my sports. Youth Group President.


And I learned how to lie.

A lifetime later (and plenty of therapy and self-help books), I have a much better understanding of what drove him to drink. Loneliness, grief, internal suffering, confusion, escape. And I learned how to be around alcohol without turning into a terrified 8-year-old child. And I made a fully informed decision. 

I chose to be sober.

Now I live in one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world. I have learned to appreciate the craft of wine-making and have great friends who navigate this world with beautiful grace. They are wine-makers, farmers, grape-growers, viticulturists and enologists. They enjoy wine from grape to press. And I still don't drink.

And they don't hold it against me, or make it weird, or change their own behavior because of my decisions. 

The choice not to drink is mine. Just like the choice you make, is yours.

These coaching groups are meant for you to explore your own stories.

To question your own patterns and make conscious decisions around how you choose to interact with alcohol, without judgement and without condemnation, whatever decision you make.

You are welcome here and I hope you will join me in a coaching group soon.

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A Curious Coaching Group might be for you if:

  • You want to become more aware of your own drinking.

  • You want a healthier relationship with alcohol.

  • You've been wanting to try out partial/full sobriety.

  • You do better with accountability.

  • You find support with others who are trying out the same idea.

  • You're curious about what life is like without alcohol.

  • You do not have alcoholism or are seeking treatment for alcohol misuse/abuse.

Group Coaching Options

*All sessions are recorded*

Monthly Sessions offered 3x/year (January, April, October)

NEXT GROUP BEGINS October 1, 2024

  1. Complete the Coaching Application

  2. Choose Your Level of Interest

  3. Sign up

How Curious are You?

Next Group Begins October, 2024

  • Kinda Curious

    Perfect for those who are just a little bit curious.
    Valid for one month
    • Weekly Group Coaching Calls
    • Low-level of accountability
    • Openness, Curious, Confidential
    • 1:1 Coaching calls available for purchase
  • Best Value

    I'm Curious

    Perfect for those who are ready for a higher level of accountability.
    Valid for one month
    • Weekly Group Coaching Calls
    • Mid-level accountability
    • Two 45 minute, 1:1 coaching calls ($350 value)
    • Access to member forum
    • Access to all material
    • Upgrade to Really Curious available
  • Really Curious

    Perfect for those who want to try 30 days dry
    Valid for one month
    • Weekly Group Coaching Calls
    • High Level Accountability
    • Weekly 45-minute, 1:1 Coaching Calls (a $700 value)
    • Access to community forum
    • Access to all materials
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