30 days without a drink. Change your life forever.
What You’ll Learn
How it Works
Have You Ever Asked Yourself…
Everyone else knows when to call it quits, but I’m always up for another.
Am I missing an off-switch?
I know it’s not great for my health, but I just can’t resist a glass (or three) of wine.
Why can’t I do what’s good for me?
I’m too old to be worried about my drinking and feeling bad about last night.
Will I ever figure this out?
Now don’t freak out.
You don’t have a disease or have to admit that you’re powerless.
You just need to understand what’s happening in the brain when you drink, and why it makes saying no challenging.
I loved to drink.
Pouring a glass of wine was a reward after a long day.
I felt sophisticated with a fancy cocktail in my hand and knew that the fun was about to begin.
But drinking was also a headache.
A big one.
Sometimes I’d go out with friends, have a couple of drinks, and that would be that.
Other times, the hazy memories of last night would make me want to hide in bed.
I’d lay off for awhile, only to feel deprived and then go back to drinking with even more gusto.
The more I failed, the more I worried.
Why was I stuck in this love-hate relationship with alcohol?
My life wasn’t in tatters. But passing out in front of Netflix with a bottle of wine wasn’t exactly living the dream either.
It turns out my love-hate relationship wasn’t with alcohol… it was with how I felt when I said no.
Pouring a drink is rarely about the drink (even if it’s a Château Margaux). It’s about how you feel in the moment.
Just take a look
It’s a celebration!
You don’t want to sit there bored, looking like a goody-two-shoes, while everyone else around you is having a grand ol’ time.
Work was a total shit-show.
It’s been this way for months, and you need a night off. A drink in your hand is the permission you need to stop looking at your inbox.
“Don’t make me drink alone!”
UGH! Your partner/friend/sister knows you’re trying to cut back. But truthfully, connecting is so much easier when you share a bottle.
Mom duty never ends.
Dinner won’t make itself. Homework battles. Bedtime meltdowns. Getting out the wine is the signal that Mom is off the clock.
You’re sick of being perfect.
You were so good all week, but the scale hasn’t budged. If your hard work doesn’t matter, why not have a drink instead of depriving yourself even more?
I just feel too awkward.
As soon as you showed up at the event, your inner mean-girl kicked into high gear. Making a beeline for the bar is the best way to shut her up.
Life just never lets up.
These days, the news just goes from bad to worse. Even the government thinks liquor stores are essential services. Besides, you’ll be good when things get back to normal.
It doesn’t matter if you start out with the best of intentions. If you…
use a drink to take the edge off stress, anxiety, or insecurity
find it easier to open up, connect, and have fun with a drink in your hand
then your love-hate relationship isn’t with alcohol; it’s with how you feel when you say no.
Your desire is simply an indicator of something important happening beneath the surface.
You helped me pinpoint the elusive part I just wasn’t seeing…
Even though it was right in front of me: anticipating and planning for “the freak out” in my brain when I said no! Now I feel so confident, capable, and determined. Truly like I got this.
You need to stop fixating on what’s in your glass and start focusing on what’s in your mind.
Learning how to change this relationship is easier than you think.
I’ve taught thousands of women how to do it inside my Take a Break program.
Here’s what makes my approach different:
The Gift of a
Too much wine is like too much clutter. Unless you start getting rid of stuff, you’re just going to keep moving around piles and never make real headway.
Demonizing booze only turns it into a forbidden fruit, making you want it more. Instead of shaming and blaming, learn how to be curious about the relationship you developed.
Does it ever feel like drinking just happens? There’s always a decision behind pouring a drink. Once you understand how habits form in the brain you’ll know how to find it.
Real Life is Essential
You can’t do this work in a vacuum or wait for a magical stress-free time to appear with zero events, vacations, or deadlines. Permanent change requires practicing the skills in real life.
THIS ISN’T ABOUT DISCIPLINE OR STARTING OVER IF YOU SLIP UP.
It’s about learning how to say no to a drink and without forgoing connection, fun, and ease.
It’s about teaching yourself that you are in control of your desire, not the other way around.
Only then can you decide the relationship you want to have with alcohol.
I don’t feel like alcohol is the enemy…
Something I don’t have control over, or something that makes me weak. I’ve accepted that it really is neutral — that has been huge.
What will your relationship with alcohol look like in the future?
You might discover…
You feel better physically and emotionally when your body doesn’t have to work overtime every night.
It wasn’t the glass of wine you wanted so badly. It was relief from the barrage of stress, anxiety, and worry.
Now that you know how to get past your anxiety jitters on your own, you don’t even want the drink.
You may drink in the future, but only once you know you truly can take it or leave it.
The point is, you can’t decide what kind of relationship you want to have with alcohol until you understand why you’re in your current one.
Over the course of 30 days you’ll learn how to:
Stop being at the mercy of the urge to drink by teaching your brain that unmet desire isn’t a big deal.
Take Back Control
Clear up the mystery behind how alcohol interacts with the brain and never again feel like drinking just “happens.”
Have Your Back
Learn how to follow through on your commitment, navigate obstacles, and pick yourself up after setbacks.
Feel Better Fast
Discover a foolproof way to cope with anxiety, stress, worry, and boredom, and become stronger and more resilient in the process.
The take a break program
A 30-day live coaching program that will give you the step-by-step process you need to change your relationship with alcohol forever.
The Four Pillars Course
A self-study course made up of video and audio lessons, plus tons of exercises that will help you understand alcohol, your brain, and the habit in a new light.
Weekly Live Group Coaching
Live video coaching calls with Rachel where you can get coached, listen to other women in your shoes, and get answers to all your questions.
Daily Inbox Inspiration
Short and to-the-point emails that will keep you learning, inspired, and on track so that you can sustain your progress during your 30-day journey.
The Answer Bank
Over 1,000 Q&As on how to navigate events, friendships, family, vacations, dating, sex, and more, without a drink.
The Sos Process
Sometimes you need a quick fix fast. The SOS Process will help you get back on track when you’re ready to throw in the towel or need to pick yourself up after last night.
Crossing days off a calendar isn’t what matters. It’s what you’re learning along the way. Quickly shift setbacks into stepping stones.
Here’s another Secret
Just by taking a break, you’ll unlock tons of added benefits.
Better Looking skin
More Restful Sleep
A better You
Who doesn’t want to look better, have more energy, feel happier, get more done, and have more money?
Let’s talk about your priorities and what really matters in life.
Notice Alcohol Isn’t A Priority?
Yet it takes up so much time, space, and energy in your life.
The constant internal bargaining.
Whether or not to drink, how much to drink, and the emotional toll when you break your promise.
Feeling like you carry a secret.
Not opening up to friends and family because they won’t get it or don’t take you seriously.
The sense that you’re treading water.
Telling yourself that you’ll go after your dreams once you fix this (and all your other problems), but that day has yet to arrive.
Changing your relationship with alcohol is an investment in creating a life you love.
The 30-Day Program is Just $197.
Most women pay for it (and then some) just by taking a break.
Weekly Live Coaching
If you sign up in the next 24 hours you’ll get a ton of incredible bonuses.
Because I know how daunting it can be to take this step and I like to reward people who are brave.
How to Handle Questions
A guide to help you answer any question you get about your break.
Optimal Health Bonus Course
A video series on how to cope if you drink to deal with insomnia, chronic pain, or injuries.
Managing COVID-19 Anxiety
Special classes to help you deal with anxiety and worry during a crisis.
The Pep Talk Sessions
Super short audios when you need a coach to help quickly shift your mindset.
A roadmap to the podcast episodes that will supercharge your results.
My all-time favorite books that helped me change my life.
Frequently asked questions
I’m Scared to sign up
I’m really nervous about committing.
I want to do this, but now isn’t a good time for me.
What if I give in and drink during the break? I can’t handle failing again.
I really need a drink to fall asleep, and I’m terrified of insomnia.
Am I the right fit?
I’ve never taken a break before. I’m not sure I can do it.
Why will this time be different? I’ve taken lots of breaks before and went right back to drinking.
There will be alcohol in the house because my partner/roommate drinks. Is that a problem?
I’m not a daily drinker, but when I do drink, I drink a lot. Will this work for me?
Yes. This work is all about understanding why you have developed your specific relationship with alcohol and learning how to change it. This applies whether or not you drink every day, drink on weekends, or drink only occasionally.
I don’t want to stop drinking forever. Will this work for me?
Yes. This work isn’t about deciding what you want to do for the rest of your life. It’s about giving your mind and body a break so that you can take your brain off auto-pilot and make a considered choice that you feel good about.