Hola Sober Sunday

For the adventurous sober soul hola sober NOVEMBER 2022 | ISSUE NO. 161 SUNDAY EDITION

sunday

IT'S TIME

Daily Email + Village Voices in Sobriety Art + Wise Words

FASHION & BEAUTY

Hola Sober Picks for the week ahead. Watches + Shoes + Sequins TAROT OF THE WEEK

THE VIRGIN MARY

Editor's note

Dear Sober Queens,

Welcome to your weekly injection of motivation, inspiration, colour, joy, beauty, and fashion over morning coffee. For those of you who enjoy a sequin or two, I put in three terrific sparkly options that will help you shimmer this season and more than that, make you feel a million dollars! My nights are no longer filled with addiction o'clock and instead, I am on the hunt for a full black sequin tuxedo suit and have been luxuriating in endless searches online of all things sparkly!! Oh, Joy! I was delighted this week that so many Irish women have discovered Hola Sober monthly which led them all the way back into my inbox for a chat. Many have been to online sober schools and fear the local church hall traditional route and are grateful for all things positive sobriety at Hola Sober. For those who are still learning about Hola Sober, it's as easy as one, two, or three, (1) Magazine Division which includes daily email, Hola Sober Sunday, and Hola Sober Monthly, (2) Pledge 100 Sober Empowerment Program designed to lead you to sustained sobriety in 100 days of lessons, community, and coaching calls, and (3) Hola Sober offers 10 CLOSED Sober Support Meetings a week for women only. I created this platform to offer positive empowering sobriety to women who don't do any label other than fabulously alcohol-free ❤️ Hola Sober has become a powerful coalition of strong female voices in sobriety embracing all things health and wellness one pledge at a time. If you think, it's time to address the elephant in the room and come to grips with alcohol in your life - don't worry, we're here. This morning, pour some coffee or tea if that's your fancy easing your way into a Sunday morning that has kicked off hangover-free. Enjoy the sequins and beauty this week which is bursting with some fabulous hero products and please join me as I look skyward and say not today lady, not today.

Lots of love,

Susan Christina Creamer EDITOR + PUBLISHER Susan Christina Creamer

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

HAVE YOU READ HOLA SOBER NOVEMBER?

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For the adventurous sober soul hola sober NOVEMBER 2022 | ISSUE NO. 20

Our exciting new AF drinks collaboration THE VIRGIN MARY

Ann Dowsett Johnston Janey Lee Grace Peggi Cooney Beth MT COLUMNISTS

ANNIE GRACE The Naked Mind author takes our Q & A By Peggi Cooney with Riley GREEN, GIRAFFES & CHICKEN WINGS

ONLY IN HOLA SOBER GRACE, THE PRIESTHOOD & THE PRESIDENT It started with finding Grace in the Little Brown Church.

before you

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HOLA SOBER PLEDGE

Today we dare not forget that we are the heirs of that first revolution; let the word go forth that the torch has been passed to a new generation of women. Let all who hear us speak know we will bear any burden to support our Hola Sober sisters on this journey. To all sisters on high, know we are here fighting a new fight as a new set of revolutionaries who will oppose all who stand in our path, to assure the survival and the success of our sobriety, at our very core this much we pledge.

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SOBER and beautiful

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JAMIE

Jamie Lee Curtis is the actress with the coolest hair cut on the planet and this is ONE of the million reasons I love her as does my sober sister Lisa Fridge who looks like her! Jamie also has our 'thing' and I always enjoy reading about her sobriety and openness about 'our thing.' "Do you ask hotels to remove your minibar before you check in? Oh yes, I am a very careful sober person. When I work, if there are no recovery meetings available, I make them. I put a sign up by the catering truck saying, “Recovery meeting in my trailer.” - Jamie Lee Curtis (Image without permission from The New Yorker)

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE & THE NEW YORKER PIECE HERE

LEGEND

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“Don’t wait for things to get easier, simpler, better. Resilience build-up in sobriety? For me, resilience is like a muscle, it grows stronger with exercise. I'm more resilient than I was. I am learning facing up to really hard things is very difficult, but it's also incredibly empowering to even half believe that I am a person who can do this and come out in one piece on the other side.

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Janey Lee Grace + Susan have another lovely chat about prepping for the holiday season. Click the arrow to listen ❤️

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beauty + fashion

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S U N D A Y

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A collaboration that’s been 46 years in the making, Dr. Martens is paying homage to the iconic 70s punk band The Clash, with four new shoes built using the handcraft techniques from the same factory as the Dr. Martens boots first strapped on by The Clash over 40 years ago.

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Cargo pants seem to be everywhere this year and we love this pair from Tommy Hilfiger which are in a soft willow colour that is good in Winter and Spring@

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NAIL POLISH MULE

Loewe cemented its status as a fashion brand that is edgy and street cool with its fabulous open-toe mules in calfskin with an objets trouvés nail polish heel. The Spanish brand is making waves again this year with this one! .

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At Hola Sober Madrid we love our sequins and wear some sparkle every single day which brings such joy! This fabulous sequin co-ord is keenly priced and one that you could rock a couple of times a season and have it for an age!

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GOLD SEQUINS

BLACK SEQUINS

CARTIER

CITIZEN

The Citizen Ladies Eco-Drive does the job well with its two-toned stainless steel bracelet.

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The Sekonda 2136.27 is a contemporary and beautiful watch without a hefty price tag, It's pretty and a lovely desing that will be smart and classic in all seasons!

The Cartier name is renowned in the world of watches. It has signified luxury since the brand’s founding in 1847, and the Cartier Tank, first launched in 1919, is a classic. It was allegedly a favourite of the late Princess Diana. This is one for the ages, timeless and beautiful.

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VERSACE

PARFOIS

This little wallet with chain, truly a small handbag is the Greca Goddess Chain WAllet from Versace. It is the perfect cross-bag for all seasons, an indulgence and a beautiful sober treat that will zing up any outfit this holidays season.

This colourful little cross bag with chain from Parfois is cute and brings a pop of colour to your outfit. It is roomy with a zipper opening and will hold your phone, lipstick and house keys!

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KOSAS The Kosas Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer is a big hit thanks to its super creamy formula and ability to blur into the skin without any creasing. This is one of the cult products that exploded on Tiktok and deserves a look to see does it work in your routine. SHOP HERE ➤

REFY BROW SCULPT

Influencer Jess Hunt brings this to the world of cult products this year with The Brow Sculpt, Hunt’s secret to her signature fluffy brow aesthetic is a long-wearing eyebrow gel that sets hairs in place for hours. SHOP HERE ➤

E.L.F. LIQUID HALO GLOW

A huge hit over on TikTok Infused with squalane and hyaluronic acid, this glow booster creates a skin- enhancing, soft-focus effect for effortless radiance. It's the only filter you'll ever need. And here's the deal - this looks good on ANY AGE. It is not the preserve of the youth, in fact, it might be wasted on them! I love it and find it gives a real natural glow to my skin when I am feeling low. Wear alone, under, or over makeup. Mix with foundation for a fresh, dewy finish, or apply to high points of the face for targeted illumination.

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We love this sparkling gift idea from MAC with the MAC Sparkling Stare Eye Kit is a three-piece, holiday- exclusive eye kit featuring a full-sized eye shadow palette with two metallic shadows along with a cream eye shadow and a mascara - all enclosed in a special-edition bag. It may not be available in all territories where our readers live but check it out and see can you find a local stockist as it's a perfect sober treat or gift for someone in your life! SHOP HERE ➤ MAC

BABYLISS CERAMIC ROLLERS The hot roller revolution is happening on TikTok and it’s happening first. A staple of the 80s, heated rollers are one of the ways users are creating the fluffy, bouncy blow-drys that dominate style lists today. These Babyliss heated rollers are touted on TikTok as being the ones to purchase thanks to the quick heating time, hair protecting ceramic coating and variety of roller sizes. We couldn’t agree more. SHOP HERE ➤

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SUNDAY

SUNDAY

For me one of the ever-ending- gifts-of-sobriety is the simple realisations that hit me as I do the mundane and ordinary, like washing my face at midnight and making tea in a proper china cup like my mother like - mad isn't it? Not really. It's truthful. I am not alone in not taking care of my skin when a bottle in. I am not alone in putting bottles on a marble counter in a particular way. The good news is that we are here together and we know these things about ourselves and May your Monday be a day of ordinary extraordinary moments where you can embrace the gift that is YOU RIGHT NOW and simplicity of washing your face and put down a cup bringing pure joy and a smile…

It's a lovely Monday morning in Madrid. Not too early. Not too late. And I'm celebrating washing my face last night that has ensured that I didn't wake up with a face that would frighten small children. There are more nights in my life that I did not cleanse or tone my face having wine on board than there are not. It's amazing what can make you smile early morning and for me it is the ‘ordinary’ which starts with authenticity and is anything but ‘ordinary.’ Sobriety is a million moments of extraordinary strung together across twenty-four-hours. A simple example of what that means to me is this morning when I put my ‘good’ china cup down on our kitchen counter which is marble. I AM THAT WOMAN who cherished the sound of bone china kissing the early morning breakfast kitchen. It was a gentle sound, nothing jarred the early morning moment and more importantly, I didn't have to PLACE it in any particular way, or at an odd angle hoping it wouldn't be heard. The sober gold is that me and and my china tea cup don't care who hears the kiss on Spanish marble. Early mornings wins being notched up are a clean face and a bone china cup kissing the counter top this morning.

For so long I laid wine bottles so very gently on this blinking counter top afraid of making noise thus alerting my husband and sons to the heralding sound of Mom exiting the building in her head. I am almost ashamed to admit the amount of times I walked in laden down with shopping bags in which the wine was casually hidden, nervously laying them on the tiled floor hoping against all hope that they would not make that clanking bottle sound. Tiled floors and marble kitchen counters became my enemy as me and wine o clock-addiction tried to con all those around me as to the buying of wine, the opening of wine, the drinking of vat-loads of wine. Whispering wine bottles on marble counter tops may seem like nothing but to me in the height of my wine o clock addiction. That clank of bottles hitting the counter still puts the fear of God into me as it chillingly reminds me of how low I went. I ACTUALLY spent time thinking about how to lay bags of shopping filled with wine on the floor without making noise, or how to place a bottle on a counter top without it making a single solitary sound.

Please join me as I look skyward and say not today lady, not today.

Lots of love,

Susan C. xxx

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Let's get lost in the world made of books, tea, and rainy days

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NOVEMBER 2022 VILLAGE VOICES

I feel much happier in sobriety. Being happier allows me to look at any adversity more clearly and not allow it to drag me down, pull me into “poor me” , create unnecessary drama, or become part of someone else’s drama. I have a clearer (not foggy, hungover) vision of where and what I want to do. When I do encounter sadness or unexpected life events, I am able to sit in the sadness or anger and feel it without trying to ignore it, cover it up, pretend it isn’t there, or drink at it. In early sobriety, I found the serenity prayer from AA to be meditative, "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference." I would say this anytime I felt stress or overwhelmed and it reminded me to stop and look at the situation and what I should or could do about it. Yes, building up resilience for me is a life long learning experience!

Not today lady, not today

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Be patient when becoming someone you haven't been before. Tanya Markul

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Spirituality for me is the moments when I feel connected and at peace. In the morning, before I get out of bed, I say the mantra of ‘Not today lady. Not today.’ Immediately I feel connected to something bigger than me and I tap into that energy. I light a candle and look at the photos of the ones that are dear to me and I feel safe. Throughout the day I often look up or cast my sight somewhere above the horizon and feel the fullness of the Universe whispering to me that I am where I need to be and I trust the whisper. These moments of connection, the feeling of being safe, of trusting the process are gifts and labour of sobriety.

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I know that my calmness and well-being are obviuosly directly linked to not drinking anymore; but I do also feel this wondeful thing inside of me which I think is the spiritual side of me opening up and gaining in strength. My heart/soul feels warm and hopeful and excited and feelings of pride and strength are definitly increasing and again I put this down to opening up and embracing the universe. I think finding Hola Sober and my tribe has helped my spiritual side to grow and embrace the wonderful things which are happening to me. Feeling very grateful this morning and very much at peace which is a sign to me that my spiritual side continues to strengthen.

S.C. Pledge 100 Tara

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No I am not. I hate to say this but I need to be truthful with myself and you. I feel terrible that Susan has given so much time, and put so much effort into this programme and I am so lucky to be part of it... And everyone else is so helpful and encouraging but I keep thinking? Was I really that bad? AND the answer is yes......Just because I didn't get absolutely parallactic and never sent texts or posted on facebook or the usual shite. I did ultimately piss myself off! I hate being drunk, to be honest I don't even like the taste of most white wine/beer I hate spirits and red wine.

So why do I still fear I am missing out?

There is just something I am missing and I don't know what it is. I have been on this journey now for far to long and I just need to find that missing piece. I love being sober. I love going and getting my kids late at night. I love the clear head, the clear skin - even eating the puddings or icecream that I wouldn't normally and I love the variety of drinks I can now have SO WHY DO I THINK God I could do with a drink?! I will do the hundred days I have before but I have never done 200 maybe I should think like that. Actually, I think I need to work more on my sobriety somehow! -C. Pledge 100 Tara- It’s hard when that part inside your head keeps whispering that ‘you weren’t that bad’ . When that voice comes calling add ‘yet’ to all the dark places it hasn’t taken you. I know from my own experience that I moved the goal posts many times regarding things I had never done and never would do.

We need to surrender completely.

I liken it to getting into a boxing ring with someone much bigger and more powerful than me…it will ALWAYS get the better of me. But when I ‘surrendered’ and threw in the towel and walked away saying fine, you’ve beaten me, you always will so I’m out and you can never hurt me again, as long as I stay out of the ring I’m going to be ok. If you haven’t done your list of ‘why’ then do one and keep it on hand and read it daily. You’re not alone in this thinking, and you are hugely brave to speak your truth so be proud of yourself. A lot of the ladies have done just that, when they got to 100 they committed to another hundred. Come to meetings and listen…that’s where I gained so much, and reach out anytime. We’re here for you x

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Online Class Wisdom

My sobriety is no test drive. It is mine! I have test-driven and “leased” various models of recovery, only to be lured in by the lies of “Slick, the kingpin slime-ball." And then again, I am back at the negotiating table to receive this once-in-a-lifetime deal. Slick is the kind of thief that wakes up 10 minutes before I did, and was prepared with a sales pitch each day until I had no protection against the bait and switch. I own my sobriety. It does not ever get parked. It is detailed and shined every day. I have Hola Sober to provide routine maintenance and the service advisor, the best in the business. The second that I drove MY sobriety off the proverbial lot, I knew that it would last me a lifetime and the guarantee was to be trusted. -R.W. Pledge 100 Tara

In the past I have sat in the middle with a foot in either camp, it's been like that for a few years. This time around I do feel I'm owning my sobriety, I've heard myself saying no thanks I don't drink to new people that come into my life and I smile to myself. I have just come back from a trek, it was a group of women who have trekked together many times. They drank I didn't, I watched them change before my eyes and I watched them struggle with the hangovers on the mountains the next day, there was nothing but gratitude for my sobriety on that trip. -B. Pledge 100 Tara Yes, I own my sobriety. Being on vacation proved to me how important it is to protect and defend. I stayed with a drinker and remained dedicated to my sober life. I even felt empowered by not drinking and waking fresh in the morning. It was good to change my environment for a different perspective. I love this path of sober living. -M.K. Pledge 100 Tara Sustained sobriety is the single most important thing in my life. I am choosing it every morning, I am doing the work to protect it and I am enjoying the fruit of this commitment. I own my sobriety and I cherish and guard it like the precious gem it truly is.

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It then became the journey of a woman waking up to the world and all its possibilities and wonder, her own power and voice and unique identity, the bigness that life can be when we centre it on our true desires, compared to the smallness of the one we accept when we centre it on the desires we’re supposed to have. That personal awakening was followed by the part where I discovered that alcohol was not only something I could not abide, but perhaps something we all shouldn’t, and that was paralleled by the part where I discovered that the systems in place to help me stop drinking the chemical we’ve been trained to tolerate—the chemical that was physically and emotionally and mentally murdering me—were archaic, patriarchal, masculine, and hence ineffective for me as a non-man. I discovered that I not only had to claw my way out of hell and construct my own system for recovery, but that also, perhaps, it was my duty to create something more so the women who come after me, women who are dying in broad daylight while we look the other way, might not have to face the same bullshit I had to endure.

Holly Whitaker - Quit like a WOMAN

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“We are living at a time of unprecedented communication throughout the world. I hope we can leverage online and social culture to loudly broadcast the joy of experiencing milestones without champagne, showcase good times in the company of friends without booze and support each other in finding alternative approaches to leading healthy and fulfilling lives.”

Barbara Krantz

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live each

day with purpose.

or else, what the feck is it all about?

Color:

HOME DESIGN PORN

There is homes in every shape and size online across thousands of accounts online. Each one offers ideas and evokes emotion where for a fleeting moment in a crazy world, we smile. Let's do more of what we love in 2022 and start by following accounts that inspire us. Full article from Decorilla here Architect Designed Dream Home

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MODERN, CLEAN LINES + DIVINE

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DAILY Thought + Truth "What I have learned? Alcohol is my thing. A big nasty beast of a thing. I am an addict and always will be. I cannot control it if I let it in ( that was huge for me and I must never forget it) That booze makes every aspect of life harder than it needs to be ( no matter who you are - addicted or not) because it is an addictive substance - no one escapes - not really. The issue isn’t about whether it kills you or gives you a serious illness when you’re old (or before) - it’s about the quality of each day that it takes in small ways that really matter. It’s about the substandard years spent on the journey that you never get back."

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DAILY Thought + Truth I love being sober. I was in a pub last night for a family meal and I was the only one with no alcohol. I noticed how the alcohol certainly didn’t enhance anybody or make them better in some way. I am glad I made the decision to stop and I have no regrets. I accept that I had good times and bad times in the past while drinking but those days are over and I accept the fact that I was addicted to an addictive substance and that I had a lucky escape that so many people do not have . I just know now that I do not need or want alcohol anymore. I am hungry to learn about living a new purposeful life and letting go of the trappings of addiction. -Sarah Pledge 100 Tara-

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Days by Philip Larkin

What are days for? Days are where we live. They come, they wake us Time and time over. They are to be happy in: Where can we live but days? Ah, solving that question Brings the priest and the doctor In their long coats Running over the fields.

Read about the poet here

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SUNDAY KITCHEN HOLA SOBER

ingredients

½ tbsp olive oil 2 onions, finely chopped 2 celery sticks, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed ½ small bunch thyme, leaves picked 3 large carrots, peeled and roughly chopped 2 large parsnips, peeled and roughly chopped

1 litre vegetable stock 100ml double cream ¼ bunch parsley, finely chopped

instructions

Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the onion and celery for 10 mins, stirring occasionally until softened. If they start to catch, add a small splash of water. Add the garlic, thyme and ½ tsp black pepper and cook for 2 mins. Add the carrots, parsnips and stock and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 mins until the vegetables are soft, stirring occasionally. Blend using a stick blender until smooth. Add the cream and blitz again until combined, then taste for seasoning. To serve, ladle into bowls and scatter over a little chopped parsley, if you like.

Carrot & Parsnip Soup

4 servings

45 minutes

As the weather is colder and windier there is nothing like a bowl of home made soup as a midday snack with some fresh bread. This I can make with my eyes closed! This recipe never fails and it is easy and soothingly divine as the Autumn evenings begin to roll in. Thiis is a BBC Food Recipe Notes

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ingredients

4 duck legs 1 tbsp fennel seeds 1 tbsp coriander seeds 1 tbsp sea salt 7 banana shallots, peeled and halved 4 clementines, peeled and halved 2 bay leaves 350ml hot chicken stock ½ tbsp cider vinegar

instructions

The next day, pat off some of the salt and spice mix, leaving a little behind. Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Roast the duck legs for 20 mins, then add the shallot halves to the tray and roast for a further 20 mins. Nestle in the clementines and bay, then pour in the stock and vinegar. Reduce the oven temperature to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Cover the tray with foil and cook for 1 hr 20 mins. Remove the foil, then cook for a further 20 mins until crisp and tender – the meat should be very tender when pierced with a knife. Serve with potato dauphinoise and some green vegetables,

Crispy Duck with Clementines

4 servings

2 hours

We have had storms this week and I have a lot of clementines in my fridge for Christmas (to make decorations with cloves) and to eat!

This has become a recipe that we make each year with the mountain of clementines circulating in this house! Thiis is a BBC Food Recipe Notes

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ingredients

1l pomegranate juice 1 sprig rosemary 1 tsp sumac 1 cinnamon stick ½ tsp coriander seeds ½ orange, sliced ¼ tsp orange blossom water

instructions

Pour the pomegranate juice into a large saucepan. Add the rosemary, sumac, cinnamon stick, coriander seeds, and orange. Bring to a simmer then pour through a sieve into a jug. Stir in the orange blossom water and pour into heatproof glasses or cups.

Mulled pomegranate juice

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6 Servings

5 Minutes

There is nothing nicer than a warm drink when it is cold outside and this mulled Pomegranate juice hits the spot for all those who are being AF Queens this holiday season. I do know how important it is that we all feel socially included in holiday season moments and having this drink to the ready truly is a triumph! Thiis is a BBC Food Recipe Notes

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THE HOLA SOBER If you are searching for the perfect guilt free pre-dinner cocktail than look no further. Created in honour of our friends at Hola Sober, this drink is elegant and crisp with aromatic notes of clove, cinnamon and cardamom which are complemented by the sweetness of raspberry and the bitterness of citrus. I ngredients: · 40ml Stillers Silk Roots · 40ml Torres Natureo Muscat 0.0% · 40ml Jasmine White Tea · Handful frozen raspberries (about 5) · ½ tsp of caster sugar or sweetener · Edible flower to garnish · Ice Fill a coup glass with ice to chill. Take a cocktail shaker or a jar of any kind an add the 40ml Stillers Silk Roots, 40ml Muscat, 40ml cooled jasmine white tea, and your pre-made raspberry syrup.* Stir with ice and strain into your coup glass. Garnish with edible flowers of your choice. *Raspberry Syrup – put ½ tsp of caster sugar or sweetener of your choice in a bowl. Strain your raspberries through a sieve to get the juice and mix. Glass: coup Method:

TVM, named after the world’s most famous alcohol-free cocktail – The Virgin Mary, is at the forefront of a socialising revolution. We’re the world’s first luxury wellbeing bar group dedicated to inspiring people to ‘drink different’, creating a host of mindful drinks to restore, revive, excite and surprise.

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HOLA SOBER ART

November 27,

THIS MAGAZINE COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE OR STYLE. OR BOTH.

'Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it' -Andy Warhol

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This photograph is by Elizabeth Hennum, READ more about artist here

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This picture is by Anne Françoise Couloumy READ more about artist here

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This painting is by Daniel Gerhartz. READ more about artist here

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Colette Louise

card of the week

Two Of Cups is our card this week. The two individuals in this card each have something to offer the other. They are on equal footing. Although the Two Of Cups usually indicate the beginning of a romance, it can also promise a new partnership that is based on mutual respect and trust. This week we look around with gratitude at the people in our orbit. As the fog lifts when we put down the wine glass we are better able to see relationships with family and friends for what they are. (A Thanksgiving dinner skit from SNL last night comes to mind!) while we don’t have to sever any relationships we may be getting a better perspective on some. We may also be starting to understand the value and depth of new friendships being forged in the honesty and safety of our Hola Sober space or any space where we are free to leave our bullshit at the door and be welcomed for who we truly are.

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Check out from your world at 4.00 p.m. every day wherever you are in the world, to check in with yourself. Make a tea or a coffee and have a moment of gratitude for the gift of sobriety knowing your Hola Sober Sisters are doing it with you. We hold our own gift of sobriety and all women on this journey, in our hearts daily at 4.00 p.m. Join us in this simple ritual and take a brief pause in your day.

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Hola Sober Sunday Pick

My friends Seamus and Ed are behind this non-profit DANIELS BRIDGE raising funds for education for Daniel who lost his brother to addiction. ln December of his senior year in high school in Burbank, CA, Daniel lost his older brother and only sibling, Frank, to a drug overdose. It was a world shattering event for him and his mom, Jennifer who is a single parent (and for Daniel’s father, who is still in his life). After Frank’s death a small group of us who are clean & sober were looking for a way to help and be of service. Every penny of these funds goes directly to Daniel’s tuition and college expenses…books, food while on campus, etc. Those of us raising the funds hold the account and write the checks from it as needed. We feel honored, humbled and profoundly grateful to those who contribute. We know these are extremely difficult times.

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Empowerment Program within a closed group with online kick-ass learning. Modules include science, myths, time management, and personal development. This program is designed to create sustained sobriety and a permanent upgrade to your life. It is suitable as a refresher for those in sobriety or a kick-start for those beginning their adventure. Don't bother signing up unless you are going to show up for yourself as we don't hustle at Hola Sober, we share our knowledge and support systems freely and it's up to YOU to commit and do the work. Our program includes a morning video from Susan our Founder, daily lessons, weekly closed support meetings, a chat group, and our new Tribe Online Community Platform.

Our next Pledge 100 Sober Empowerment Program will kick off on February 2023

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Hola Sober Meditations

Enjoy the HUSH series in the Hola Sober Meditation library created by the talented and fabulous Alexandra Hartley-leonard.

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I make handcrafted, unique, silver and gemstone jewellery designed for each individual customer in my small bespoke silver studio based in South East England. I want you to love wearing your finished jewellery as much as I love making it. Talk to me about how I can help you create jewellery that is perfect for you. Please visit my website and reach out so we can work on your next self-care silver treat together!

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To all ladies who give permission to publish your words. Thank you, Lisa Wilde for all your support, words, and help - thank you.

Note: I am not a professional designer, writer, or creator; I am a woman who drank wine and now talks about not drinking creating this platform and magazine in a moment of pure madness offering EVERYTHING for FREE.

If there are spelling mistakes or grammatical errors, cut me some slack as this is a FREE MAGAZINE made with love.

The HOLA SOBER PLATFORM (Magazine, Meetings, Emails) would not be possible without the financial and loving support of my husband, and three sons who support this project 100% . Shout out, as always, to Deb + Judith, Gee + Colette ❤️

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