top of page

Sober September!

Reduce or eliminate alcohol for health, happiness and peace

Learn the skills and habits that will help you change your alcohol use.

Join a community of like minded women who are on the same path to explore creating a healthy, happy framework for their lives.

  • Learn about and Understand Alcohol Use

    • What is alcohol?

    • How does alcohol affect the body?

    • What are the risks of alcohol use?

  • Identify Your Risk Factors

    • What are your personal risk factors for alcohol use?

    • What are the social and environmental factors that influence your alcohol use?

  • Setting Goals

    • What are your goals for reducing your alcohol use?

    • How will you measure your progress?

  • Strategies for reduction or elimination

    • What strategies can you use to reduce your alcohol use?

    • Tools to help you implement these strategies

  • Overcoming Challenges

    • What challenges might you face in reducing your alcohol use?

    • How will you overcome these challenges?

  • Maintaining Change

    • How will you maintain your progress in reducing your alcohol use?

    • How will you prevent returning to old behavior?

What you get:

Lifetime access to Sober September, a 30 day course with video lessons, thought provoking sessions with follow up questions, resources and inspiration and coaching for your optimal wellbeing.

Live virtual coaching sessions twice weekly with Shelley DeMarco covering specific actions you can incorporate to help you eliminate the habits that you don't want and to implement the habits you DO want.

Morning check ins, journal prompts, and community discussions that help with inspiration and accountability.

Empower Yourself Now


Reduce or eliminate

your alcohol use for your health and happiness!

Why September?
If you eliminate or reduce alcohol use now, it will be that much easier during other times of the year typically known for parties, like birthdays and holidays.  Plus you will be able to lose weight and feel great!
If you are a women in her 40s, 50s,
or beyond:

Many women, as they approach menopause start drinking more.

This can be caused by:

  • Stress: Women in their 40s, 50s and beyond are often juggling a lot of responsibilities, such as raising children, caring for aging parents, and working full-time. This can lead to a lot of stress, which some women may turn to alcohol to cope with.

  • Menopause: Menopause can also lead to increased alcohol consumption in women. This is because menopause can cause a number of physical and emotional changes, such as hot flashes, mood swings, and fatigue. Alcohol can temporarily relieve some of these symptoms, which can make it tempting to drink more.

  • Socialization: Alcohol is often seen as a way to socialize and relax, so it's not surprising that women in their 40s and 50s may drink more when they're with friends or family.

  • Cultural factors: Alcohol consumption is more socially acceptable for women today than it was in the past. This means that women may feel more comfortable drinking in public and around others.

  • Genetics: Some women may be more predisposed to alcoholism than others. This is due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Did you know?

There is some evidence to suggest that there may be a correlation between women in their 40s and 50s having lower estrogen and wanting to drink more alcohol.


Estrogen is a hormone that plays a role in regulating mood, sleep, and appetite. When estrogen levels decline during perimenopause and menopause, it can lead to changes in these areas, which can sometimes lead to increased alcohol consumption.

For example, one study found that women who were perimenopausal or menopausal and had lower estrogen levels were more likely to report drinking more alcohol than women with higher estrogen levels. Another study found that women who were perimenopausal or menopausal and had hot flashes were more likely to report drinking more alcohol than women who did not have hot flashes.

So bringing this awareness to your daily habits may help you reduce alcohol consumption and replace it with healthier habits.

What does alcohol do to women in their 40s, 50s and beyond?

Alcohol can:

  • Increase the production of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that is involved in reward and pleasure.

  • Reduce anxiety and stress.

  • Improve sleep.

These effects can be temporarily helpful for women who are experiencing symptoms of low estrogen, such as hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings. However, over time, alcohol can actually make these symptoms worse. Additionally, alcohol can have negative health effects, including liver damage, heart disease, and cancer.

About Your Instructor and Coach

Specializing in women's mentorship, relationship coaching and unique retreat experiences, Shelley DeMarco teaches the techniques, habits and integration methods to radically change mindset and behaviors for living a fully embodied life of love, connection & joy.


More reasons to reduce alcohol:

There are still more reasons to reduce alcohol consumption in your life:

  1. Save Money

  2. Lose Weight

  3. Improve relationships

  4. More energy

  5. Avoid the drunchies

  6. Better sleep

  7. Improved follow through

  8. Improved ability to handle challenges

What you get when you join Sober September:
Lifetime access to the Sage Soul Sober Online Course
Morning Check-ins and journal prompts
Inspirational message and resources every day for 30 days
Community access to a private group of like minded women
Twice weekly live zoom sessions with Shelley 
bottom of page