Take a break from Wine O'Clock to step back and examine your drinking journey.
Is your relationship with wine a healthy one?
Is alcohol serving you the way it used to?
Give your body and mind a break from the booze and gain some clarity about the role it plays in your life - you'll be surprised at what you discover!
If you've ever...
You're in good company (if I do say so myself!).
Binge drinking among women has increased 41% within the past year alone and many women just like you are finding themselves hopelessly stuck in the hangover to happy hour loop.
Maybe you're feeling that internal tug in your heart that something needs to change, but you're not sure how. Maybe you're not even sure that you want to make any changes just yet. Perhaps you just want to get healthier, lose weight, gain some education, explore options, or meet other women like you.
The 21-Day Cork-It Challenge is THE place to do all of the above and MORE.
Every day for 21-Days, we will explore a new aspect of your relationship with drinking. Moderate spoiler: it's not just about the alcohol, but you already knew that ;-)
Utilizing the simple Absorb-Reflect-Connect (ARC) method, you'll dive deep into yourself and get the answers you've been seeking!
You'll automatically get:
One of the things I love so much about this program are the "surprise victories" that show up along the way. Here's just a few of my favorites:
This has been so much fun! I loved the daily topics and challenges. I felt excited and inspired by the thoughtful presentation of information about alcohol use and found myself using the chat app on a daily basis as a sort of daily reflection and check-in with myself. Writing and sharing helped me be accountable to others which helped ME achieve my goals. I feel really good and am motivated to continue living alcohol-free. I feel an improvement in my overall energy levels and have clarity about things. The group process was invaluable. I woke up looking forward to the day and its challenges because I had something (other than my daily routine) to focus on and that felt energizing. THANK YOU!!!
Looking forward to continuing my journey!
I loved this challenge because it gave me a chance to stop and think about my drinking habit, which was bothering me for some time. I didn't feel pressured to stop, but more empowered to make my own decision based on things I've learned. I'm loving how I feel without drinking, so even though I didn't plan to stop more than 3 weeks, I've kept going for now. We'll see what the future holds!
I don't consider myself a problem drinker. I just thought it would do me good to take a break from drinking and it did! I still drink now, but I'm MUCH more mindful about it and self-aware. I'm also much more educated about how alcohol works and senstive to others who struggle with drinking too much or full-blown addiction. I feel like my eyes were opened in so many ways and I learned so much about myself that I didn't even expect! Plus, I loved meeting new people from all over. It was more fun than I thought it would be. I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to take a break from drinking. You'll learn way more than you signed up for!
Nobody wakes up and aspires to be an excessive drinker. It's a slow burn that sometimes takes decades before you realize something's wrong.
In my case, I really didn't drink much at all until my late 20's. My 30's brought the stress of motherhood, followed by a difficult divorce. Self-care wasn't even a thought in my mind: I had to keep hustling to keep all of the plates spinning in the air. No one knew how stressed I was or how I was slowly losing touch with the things that once made me happy. Life had become one big JOB and wine seemed to be the only thing I could look forward to at the end of the day. A sweet little escape just for me.
As the years went by, Wine O'Clock got earlier and earlier. One glass became one bottle (or more). The hangovers got worse, weight and shame piled on, and anxiety worsened. I just couldn't understand why I'd lay awake sweating at 3am, regretting the amount I drank the night before, swearing I'd cut down starting NOW and then start it all over again the next evening.
Was I crazy? Weak? Stupid?
How could I run a household and business, close deals and read bedtime stories, fix the sink and cook organic meals, but I could.not.stop.drinking more than I intended. It was maddening. And frustrating. I felt like a failure - and very alone.
After all, I couldn't TALK to anyone about this. What would they think?
Maybe I was just overreacting. After all, even my therapist said my drinking seemed "normal". But in my soul, deep down where I kept the truth, I knew that something didn't seem quite right.
I hadn't lost a job or had a DUI. I still got all of my responsibilities accomplished. I was well-respected at work and among family and friends. I didn't fit the mold of "alcoholic" - at least according to Google - so, I didn't know where to go. As a result, I did the worst thing I could do: I looked outside of myself for answers. I compared myself to other women, colleagues, and moms my age, saw that they all seemed to be drinking the way I did, and justified my own behavior according to theirs. I kept doing what I was doing. And guess what? It got worse.
For the longest time, I was stuck in the cycle of ambitious, healthy-on-the-outside, career chick by day; exhausted, stressed out, wine-drinking mom by night. I felt tired all the time, irritable, unmotivated, like a shell of who I used to be - and a fraud. What had happened to my "spark"? Where was my joy? It seemed like the only light in my day was from the fridge chilling my wine. Was this all there was?
It wasn't until I went deep with myself, started trusting my own intuition, educated myself on the truths about what alcohol was doing to my body, why I couldn't seem to stop, and learned about ALL of my options, that I was able to break the never-ending loop I was in. I gained freedom through clarity and I took my power back.
It was around that time that I decided that ONE DAY I would create a virtual space where women could go to explore their own relationships with alcohol - without pressure to change one way or another, without judgement, and with genuine care and support.
The 21-Day Cork-It Challenge exists to do just that.
For 3 weeks, we hold this space sacred for you to take a break from the cycle WITH support, go deep to do some inner work, and gain the clarity you've been seeking about your own relationship with alcohol - and what to do next.
We kick off the challenge on the 1st of every month. If you register early, you'll get the bonus Jumpstart Training to get your mind and environment ready for the journey you're about to embark upon.
I truly hope you will join us - you'll be so, so glad that you did!
"It was around that time that I decided that ONE DAY I would create a place where average women could go to explore their own relationships with alcohol - without pressure to change one way or another, without judgement, and with genuine care and support."
...And SO MUCH MORE unique to YOUR JOURNEY!
This group has changed so much about my life. Just to be able to be honest with people going through the same process as me, whether we succeed or have set backs, we were there for each other. In this past month I have been sober longer than I was the entire year added together and that's a miracle in its self. I feel safer to share in this group than any I have ever attended before. I look at things from a different perspective which helps. I genuinely care about each and everyone in our group. Thanks for providing this opportunity!
I stopped drinking because of Jacq's inspiration. The words she shared were just what I needed to hear when I needed to hear it and I could not be more grateful. I have been AF for 52 days now and I credit her initial bravery in sharing her story with the world. Since then, I've been part of the 21-Day Challenge, which has provided continuous motivation, information, words of wisdom, advice, inspiration, and connection with a group of women who are struggling just like me. When a smart, creative, positive person who you deeply respect shares her struggles and lets you know that you are not alone, it can be a lifeline. When she actively reaches out and helps you, it's invaluable. I am lucky to call Jacq my "sober coach." I have learned so much and feel so empowered because of her hard work.
I feel like I was stuck in the Wine O'Clock pattern forever and even though I would promise myself I'd do things differently the next day, I never would. Until now. Having the group accountability is a game changer!!! If you do this program, definitely do the homework and participate in the group. It makes all the difference! I didn't go in with any expectations, but now want to try to keep up the AF lifestyle as long as possible. I used to be scared to think about life without drinking, but now it excites me! Take the challenge...you are worth it!!
*Reviews above are actual quotes provided from past participants. Last names omitted and certain photos have been substituted to respect the anonymity of the reviewer.