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NOVEMBER 2022 | ISSUE NO. 161 SUNDAY EDITION

sunday

WINTER WHITE

Daily Email + Village Voices in Sobriety Art + Wise Words

FASHION & BEAUTY

Hola Sober Picks for the week ahead. Winter White Five Ways TAROT OF THE WEEK

THE VIRGIN MARY

Editor's note

Dear Sober Queens,

Welcome to your weekly injection of motivation, inspiration, joy, beauty, and fashion over morning coffee. My Mam was a great admirer of winter white on others (as the colour did not suit her colouring) and I am channeling her this morning bringing splashes of white to your winter wardrobe and beauty routines. I love looking at art, fashion, wellness, and foodie magazines now that I have the clear-headedness to do so. It's amazing how I often I sat on a Saturday with a magazine in hand, two glasses in, and pretty much most of what I was reading was going over my head...... On occasion I find myself leafing through a magazine that is years old (I hold onto interior and food magazines forever) and it's new to me. I check the date and yes, I bought it in the wine years (addiction years) and my sober empowered self is now reading with a clear head, fresh eyes, and the energy to ACTUALLY cook the damn dish! I have left the Hola Sober recipe from The Virgin Mary in the magazine again this Sunday as quite frankly having a drink named after this magazine and platform is one of the highlights of my year 😂 The possibility of being able to walk into an Irish bar and order a Hola Sober is one of my goals in 2023. This morning, make some fresh coffee, ease your way into an empowered sober Sunday and enjoy some winter white in your world ❤️

Lots of love,

Susan Christina Creamer EDITOR + PUBLISHER Susan Christina Creamer

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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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 rocking it

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KIT

"I went through some pretty horrible stuff," Kit explained, referencing his very intense periods of depression. "Things that have happened to me since Thrones ended, and that were happening during Thrones, were of a pretty traumatic nature and they did include alcohol. You get to a place where you feel like you are a bad person, you feel like you are a shameful person. And you feel that there’s no way out, that’s just who you are." He also added ""Getting sober is the process of going, 'No, I can change'," Kit said. "One of my favourite things I learnt recently is that the expression 'a leopard doesn’t change its spots' is completely false: a leopard actually does change its spots. I did."

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beauty + fashion

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The Cashmere Stroopwafel Turtleneck in warm winter white can be worn with jeans or wool trousers with boots for a great winter look.

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COSY BOYFRIEND SHIRT

This is an oversized button-up shirt jacket with dropped shoulders, a patch pocket and a rounded hem. It’s made from Tna’s Cozy Fleece — premium, midweight fleece famous for its soft-brushed back, sueded face and cloud-nine cozy feel. The world's best. Vintage Wash look!

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Peter Do Maxi Pleated Dress with a fabulous sales reduction. Pricey but fabulous and one for the ages. Gathered along the waist, this long shirt dress has a button-fastening overlay and falls to a maxi length. Wear yours slightly unbuttoned with pants and leather boots.

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LONG DRESS WITH TIE

At Hola Sober Madrid we love what Massimo Dutti brings to the fashion high street and adore this cream-long dress that can be worn with boots or this season's must-have Doc Martens. Dress it up or down, it is a wonderful winter creamy white to have in your wardrobe.

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WHITE BOOTS

WHITE BOOTS

OTHER STORIES

Heart embrodiered white jumper. Made with love and beautifully casual and smart at the same time!

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I love white watches in winter and summer and wear mine in all weathers! Here is a lovely Michael Kors mid-range priced watch to brighten those winter blues.

TOMMY HILFIGER HAT

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GUICCI

Marmont matelassé leather super mini bag. The GG Marmont mini bag in white matelassé leather is defined by its softly structured shape and a flap closure. The Double G defines the line, a three- dimensional detail inspired by an archival design from the '70s.

OTHER STORIES

Wide Collar Sherpa Coat in faux fur will bring the perfect amount of glamour to any outfit!

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MAC WHITE EYE SHADOW This eyeshadow is the MAC Matte Small Eyeshadow - Gesso shade. If you watch videos on TikTok you will learn that white eyeshadow under your eye lifts the eye and those of us of certain age could benefit from it... Give it a try this winter and let's not be afraid of using white sparingly and gently. It's not freaking Halloween people, it's the holiday season of love, joy and peace - let's not frighten anyone. SHOP HERE ➤

BENEFIT HOOLA GLOW

Who doesn't want a glow going out to the office party or zero beers with the neighbours, ,this is one of the first bronzers I bought aeons ago andit still does the job with a gentleness that is down to my finesse of decades of blushing up my cheeks! This product is the No.1 selling bronzer in the UK if you need convincing! SHOP HERE ➤

CHANEL NAIL POLISH

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Housed inside its eco-conscious paper pulp case is a trifecta of Aesop's esteemed skin care essentials to care for the complexions of city-dwellers. The Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser (200ml) is ideally suited to those living in urban areas as it clarifies and protects from the ravages of free radicals, known to cause the deterioration of skin cells and lead to a gradual loss of elasticity. (From Cult Beauty) SHOP HERE ➤ AESOP PARLSEY SEED KIT - PRECIPITOUS

PURE DISTANCE WHITE PERFUME

ETSY SENSATIONAL NECKLACE

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We will our bodies into shapes that mother nature never intended dieting on an emotional trigger that somehow scream at us that our bikini-body is not fit for public consumption. We go back to the gym pushing and pounding our bodies to the limit to be fit and healthy in another great lunge for acceptance with each weight lifted ‘at’ this picture- postcard body we feel we need to fit in. Be bold ladies remembering “the need to impress is gradually replaced with the thrill of being embraced as a fallible human being.”― We as women are also champions at turning all our shame, all our insecurities, all our worries inwards and so rather than admitting ‘Hey I have a problem,’ we drink at it and then drink some more. We arrive at our sobriety having jumped through every hoop and worn every mask that society or our families required and somehow, we walk into our forties, fifties even our sixties, taking a seat at the coolest table in town, Hola Sober. Be bold ladies remembering “the need to impress is gradually replaced with the thrill of being embraced as a fallible human being.” It is daunting to walk into a meeting be that online or on the street. It is singularly the most defining moment to accept that after all the conniving and Moderation Marcus moments, broken promises and internal chaos you have finally accepted your drinking is not normal or healthy

Dear Sober Queens,

and bravely stepped up to the plate making a change It is daunting to walk into a meeting be that online or on the street. It is singularly the most defining moment to accept that after all the conniving and Moderation Marcus moments, broken promises and internal chaos you have finally accepted your drinking is not normal or healthy and bravely stepped up to the plate making a change Be bold ladies remembering “the need to impress is gradually replaced with the thrill of being embraced as a fallible human being.” We come as we are. Somedays we shine, other days we cower away at the back of the classroom, we are in a happy space or a go-f*ck-yourself- space, it’s irrelevant once we come here showing up daily embracing our sober promise. If you feel somehow less than, not wise enough, not profound enough, not clever enough, fear speaking up, fear speaking too much, was not drunk enough, not eloquent enough, too eloquent here’s your Tuesday truth: We belong here knowing being bold means I know the need to impress has been replaced by teh thrill of being embraced as a fallible human being. Be bold today in your choices, in your truth, in your words and in the embrace of those that you love. Hug them hard and tight. Be bold ladies, be f*cking bold in your sobriety. Stand up and own the damn mantel of it all knowing that I made no friends being perfect but have a shed load in my imperfections. Susan C. xxx

Yesterday Brené Brown told us to be awkward and this morning I want us to be bold in our sobriety. I no longer shrink myself to be digestible, I boldly go where I need to go. I don't wait for the door to be opened for me, I kick the damn thing down all by my very own- self. “The need to impress is gradually replaced with the thrill of being embraced as a fallible human being.”― Erica Spiegelman “When you are born in a world you don’t feel part of or feel as though you don't fit in, maybe it's because you were born to help create a new way of doing things, a new way of feeling things and accepting this 'here’ is where YOU belong. ” – I wrote that line in February 2021 and it still stands up today. We seem to go through school trying to fit in, being on the margins not feeling like we are part of the cool gang and telling ourselves that’s okay, but it can hurt. We spend our lives getting the job everyone approves of, marrying the right person, supporting all the right causes, being red or blue politically as our social circle demands and oohing and aaahing over the news of the day at the exact moment we are meant to. Be bold ladies remembering “the need to impress is gradually replaced with the thrill of being embraced as a fallible human being.”― We aspire to the house on the hill with a white picket fence, 2.4 children, a shiny car and killer flowing locks and the perfect family shot for the Christmas card.

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DECEMBER 2022 VILLAGE VOICES

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Sobriety has given me a very unanticipated, extremely wide open space and new found time to live a life worth living. With this, comes a full appreciation that life is great, and then it really sucks, and then it's great again--this allows me to revel in the greatness, and put the suckiness in reasonable (as much as possible) perspective-- and fully understand that neither lasts forever.

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The secret weapon. The Pause. The seemingly meek yet powerfully strong p a u s e commands the Ménage à trois between the past, present and future to STAND DOWN. Taking a pause is 100% CRUCIAL and never failed at making my situation better. And at times a pause is not enough. Those times required pregnant pauses and Usually, reaching out to sober reinforcements before positioning half baked thoughts on a structurally sound sober foundation. When my head, heart and feet are all headed in the same direction, and I am following my breath, I know, it’s a structurally sound piece to my sober life.

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Since drinking very nearly brought the tower crashing down on any number of occasions and left me realizing I would soon be wiped off this mortal coil if I kept it up, sobriety has to be the first and biggest block on the base. Around it, the foundation is comprised of self-respect, self-love, love for humanity, the earth and the divinity in all of it. The outgrowth of that and the next layer on the tower is nurturing and taking care of those things - myself first (remember the oxygen mask on the airplane?) through healthy habits, thoughts, actions and lots of laughter. In the last few days I've witnessed for the first time on this journey some unexpected "risk points". I've danced with the idea of Moderation Marcus because of the holiday season. It's only been at the level of fantasy, which in most cases I'd say is harmless, except in the case of drinking. I believe for me that fantasy could become a slippery slope. This lesson has given me.a way of seeing what would happen if I pulled out the sobriety block. The self-respect and health blocks are attached to it, you see. The whole mansion that is my life could quickly turn to rubble. Moderation Marcus is like the big bad wolf in the three little pigs fairy tale and I'll visualize my mansion made of bricks, with sobriety being the center brick in the very solid foundation. And frankly, the wolf can go f*ck himself.

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I have solidified, in my heart and soul, the fact that I am not missing out on a damn thing by NOT drinking. Not the taste (ultimately: BLECH), not the effect (that initial quick warmth quickly morphs into an angst-ridden dance in my head of endless chatter that lasts long after the dissipation of that warmth), and certainly not the aforementioned angst-ridden dance in my head of endless chatter!

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In active addiction and ‘trying’ not to be I placed FOMO high on my priority list. The thought of getting together with my family and not drinking was just not doable … how could I possibly choose to miss out on all the laughter and fun … the outcome was predictable … a couple of hours of laughter followed by days of regret and self loathing … that’s what I was missing out on. In sobriety I place GFMO on the top of my priority list because I know I’m not missing out on anything and I’m truly grateful for missing out on the hangovers … the embarrassment … the anxiety … the sleeplessness … the gut problems … the regrets and the self loathing. In this Ted talk the speaker advised a good question to ask yourself is what kind of life do I want to thrive. I used to follow women on social media thriving in sobriety and I was envious … now not … I am living the dream I’m one of them and honest to goodness GFMO ❤️ PS … last night I had 2 AF beers and danced in my kitchen like no one was watching.

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When I was at the engagement party last weekend I was determined that I wasn’t drinking as it would mean losing my “tribe”. I hadn’t really thought about it as FOMO in reverse but that’s what was happening. My fear of not being with you guys anymore was greater than the fear of not drinking. In my periods of boozing I have dreamed of getting back to day 80. It’s been a milestone in my head where I knew from experience that a lot of hard work has been done and one can genuinely start to reap some benefits as it’s genuinely getting easier by this stage. And here I am …. Day 80 and I am cherishing today as I know I’m never walking back to the start. The whole idea is unthinkable - I would genuinely doubt if I would have the strength because if this won’t work then what will?

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How do you intend to include your NEW HABITS, sober pledge, exercise, art, music, creativity, drinking water, eating healthily, etc., into your sustainable sobriety? In the spirit of transparency, I think only a few healthy connections between neurons are gaining traction and building up, but at a glacial pace.

feel like I am still undressing the layers of habitual distorted thoughts that lead me back to ethanol alcohol since 1996. This stripping to the bare feels CRUCIAL to me because I will NEVER have another day one. I have so very far to go with changing my thoughts and moving my muscles. I trust that will come.

Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.”

YET, at the end of the day, I give thanks, every single night.

Nightly expression of gratitude seems to be a newly pruned neural connection that holds so much meaning to me. Stopping this ritual would be a huge red "CHECK ENGINE" warning light screaming DANGER ahead, action is needed ASAP. When I look back over my history of relapses, this was one of the first rituals that quietly, without my knowing, slipped away and taking with it CRUCIAL to live life in any way, shape or form that it presents itself. "Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.” – Benjamin Franklin My net "worth" currently shows, if I ledger is up to date, that I am not bankrupt any longer. But I do have quite a bit healthy habit capital to gain. I am trusting the process and investing wisely. I am never having another day one. Nope.

― Gandhi

I used to carry this quote in my briefcase to remind myself that my thoughts and actions build habits and "drop by drop the water pot filled" (Buddha). At 10 plus months into sobriety, I currently am working with very amateur habits. my dog, wakes me up at 6:15am, or if he sleeps in, I have my alarm set for 6:30 am. I put him out, prepare his breakfast, and pour my first of many cups of coffee. If I could hook the coffee pot up to an IV, I would. Red Flag! I read Sue's daily email and take a peek at the pledge lesson. Usually. Habit in the works. During the week, I am getting my son to school. I usually make a point to get to the 8 a.m. Hola Sober meetings. . After we dance out of HS meeting, I told a friend the other day, that it takes all that I have to be a mom of a teenager, deal with his other parent, hold down my job, and deal cable/phone/car/sports/junk mail to name a few.

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Life.

It overwhelms the fuck out of me. Less overwhelmed, never underwhelmed. I am content right now. I am finding joy and satisfaction with what I have, where I am, and this snap shot, growth edges.

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To me, spirituality is learning to listen to that little voice inside of me that I know has always been there. My light, my soul, my inner child, however I feel like defining it that day. My spiritual practice in the first few months of sobriety was just learning how to get quiet and listen. I started every morning with the Daily Calm app and simply meditated for a few minutes. Then I added Morning Pages. For months, whatever I wrote seemed simple and not very interesting. But now I can hear my inner voice every morning as I write. I feel like the "real" me is finally being given a platform for expression. My morning routine is essential to my day now. I pray, which is more religious, but I also do mantra and meditation. Then I get on the Peloton bike and allow my physical body to express itself. Then I write. So much comes up in all I do before I write and my morning pages now reflect a deeper perspective. I have learned things about myself that I never even considered. And I have found that on those mornings when I fall away from my practice or do not have time for my morning ritual, the whole day has a completely different, scattered, incomplete feel. I started slowly and built up a routine that works for me, but it is now a complete non-negotiable part of my day and my self.

Online Class Wisdom

"Dear Future me, you continue to amaze me! You are reaching far beyond your comfort zones. I'm so proud of you for sitting in your pain and feeling your emotions. Im elated that you are honoring your life as you were meant to be living. Keep soaring M.K. - your potential is limitless".

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I do not practice organized religion but I do believe and have faith in God. I am ever thankful for all that I have been given in my life and take strength from the beauty of my surroundings and all that He has provided me. When I first began sobriety I remember walking down the road and asking God to help me as I did not think I could do it without His support. I still come back to that moment and remember my plea. That will be forever etched upon my memories.

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LOVE yourself

nothing is ever perfect. it is what you make of it.

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DAILY Thought + Truth

Forget all of your goals, Except, the one to heal.

-Tanya Markul

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DAILY Thought + Truth Some of the lines that have hit me and hit me hard include words heard in meetings where the often the wisdom of ONE woman can reach EVERYONE who hears it. “I know I have another drink in me, but I don’t have another recovery in me.” – Linda “Put your bums on the seat, your head will follow.” Rose -Susan Christina -

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SUNDAY KITCHEN HOLA SOBER

Ingredients

Vegetable oil to grease 5 large red grapefruit 240g unsalted butter 300ml double cream 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper, plus extra to sprinkle 400g caster sugar 120g golden syrup 1 tsp sea salt flakes, plus extra to sprinkle

You’ll also need

30cm x 20cm baking dish Sugar thermometer

Method

+Line the baking dish with baking paper and brush it with oil. Zest 4 of the grapefruit into a medium pan, then add the butter, cream and pepper. Bring to a simmer over a medium heat, stirring to melt the butter, then remove from the heat and set aside to infuse. +Put the sugar in a separate pan and halve one of the zested grapefruits. Squeeze in the juice from a half, then stir to ensure all the sugar is moistened. Add the golden syrup and salt, then put over a medium-high heat. Cook for 8 10 minutes or until the mixture reaches 155°C on a sugar thermometer and turns amber. You don’t need to stir the mixture – the odd swirl at the start will ensure it’s evenly mixed. Once it’s bubbling, leave it alone until it reaches 155°C. +As soon as the caramel hits 155°C, turn off the heat, then strain the cream mixture through a fine sieve straight into the caramel (discard the flavourings), using the back of a spoon to help push it through. Take care, as the caramel will splutter a little. +Give the mixture a quick stir, put it back over a medium heat to bubble for 4-6 minutes until it reaches 125°C, then immediately pour it into the lined dish. Give the dish a little shake to level the top, then tap it a few times on the counter to remove any air bubbles. Leave to cool for 15 minutes. +Sprinkle over a few pinches of salt and pepper, then finely zest the remaining grapefruit and sprinkle it over the top. Cover and leave to cool completely for at least 2 hours. +Use a sharp knife coated in oil to cut the caramel into individual sweets, wrapping each one in baking paper. Store in a cool dark place for up to 3 months. They’re best at room temperature.

Sea Salt Caramel

60-80 Sweets

30 Minutes

"You don’t need expert know-how to make sweets at home. These tangy sea salt caramels are easy to prepare – and dangerously moreish." - Delicious Magazine UK This simple recipe has allowed me to make gifts for friends, a pretty jar and hey presto! Home made is the often the best! Thiis is a D eclicious Magazine Notes

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ingredients

200g white chocolate 10 large white marshmallows (ensure vegetarian, if needed) 20 mini pretzel sticks handful of colourful sugar-coated chocolates black and orange edible icing pens

instructions

Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, ensuring the bowl doesn’t touch the water, or in 20-second bursts in the microwave. Line two baking trays with baking parchment and spoon over puddles of the melted chocolate, about 6cm in diameter. Stick a marshmallow ‘head’ into the middle of each, then two pretzel ‘arms’ alongside the head. Decorate with two colourful chocolate ‘buttons’, then leave to set for at least 2-3 hrs or overnight. STEP 2 Draw black eyes and mouths, and an orange carrot nose onto the marshmallow heads using the icing pens. Leave to set for 30 mins. You can then wrap the snowman buttons in bags to give as gifts. Will keep in an airtight bag or container in a cool, dry place for up to five days .

Melted snowman giant buttons

10 servings

20 Minutes

If you have kiddies in your world be that your own or grandchildren, this delightful recipe from Cassie Best is fool-proof and a real winner in the holidays.

I have nevver done this but shall give it a go this month and report back! This is a BBC Food Recipe Notes

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ingredients

150g dark chocolate, chopped 150g milk chocolate, chopped 12 mini digestive biscuits (or some crushed digestive biscuits) 40g banana chips, finely crumbled 100g dulce de leche chocolate curls, gold sprinkles or edible gold leaf, to decorate (optional)

instructions

STEP 1 Line a 12-hole cupcake tin with paper or silicone cases. Melt the dark and milk chocolate together for 1-2 mins in the microwave. Divide the digestive biscuits between the cases and put the banana chips in each. Pour enough melted chocolate into the cases to cover the biscuits, reserving the rest. Transfer the tin to the freezer to chill for 15 mins. STEP 2 Stir the dulce de leche to loosen it, then spoon or pipe a small dot into the centre of each cup. Pour over the reserved chocolate so the filling is covered, then decorate with chocolate curls, gold sprinkles or edible gold leaf, if you like. Put in the fridge to chill for 2 hrs, then remove the cases and pack into gift boxes. Will keep in the fridge for three days.

Banoffee chocolate cups

12 Servings

25 Minutes

Make these to give as an edible Christmas gift. Made with chocolate, dulce de leche, and banana chips, they're all the taste of banoffee pie in one small bite

I love Banofee pie so I knew I would love these and I did! 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:

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HOLA SOBER ART

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

"Art is in the eye of the beholder, and everyone will have their own

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

interpretation.” -E.A. Bucchianer

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This artwork is by Sherree Valentine Daines READ more about artist here

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Colette Louise

Card of the week The Fool

Our card of the week is The Fool . Zero (0 ) is the number - ready for the beginning of the journey. Our fool and his little dog are about to step off a cliff! They don’t seem too concerned as if they believe they are heading for a pink puffy cloud to land on. What gives a person that kind of faith and openness? Well, Forrest Gump comes to mind when I see this card. No one was more open and had more faith than Forrest. The fool is asking us to go into the week with an open mind.

Leave your cynicism at the door.

Let’s try to imagine the busy week and holiday season ahead through the eyes of Forrest. Yes yes I know, our week looks like a country and western song “Clothes need washin, and the dryer won’t start. Kids are cryin and yer breakin my heart……” (Hoyt Axton) My father used to lovingly sing this song to my mother - it’s called “Bony Fingers”. listen here) No matter how bad things were it always made her laugh and made us kids feel happy and safe. The Fool tells us to lighten up, perspective is everything.

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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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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.

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Hola Sober offer multiple closed sober support meetings a week for small groups ensuring there is a safe and sacred space for women to share the hard things or indeed the joyful moments on their journey.

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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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LORIOH DESIGN

Unexpected treasures for your Bohemian heart.

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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.

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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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