We drank pumpkin-spice mocktails, dropped the stress with meditation, and learned from trailblazers like Devon Combs of Unbridled Retreats, whose 30 days away from alcohol turned into a more enduring identity shift.
Although we're winding down our deep dive, we want to be sure you can access this new toolbox anytime. Bookmark this page and return anytime you're looking to re-calibrate your rituals and restore that inner (and outer) glow.
"Each morning we are born again. What we do today matters most." - Buddha
#Unwined Articles + Resources
Throughout the #Unwined challenge we looked at the social currents at play - how the pandemic has created an uptake in women's alcohol consumption, and how sober-curious communities are exploring how even brief breaks from alcohol are physically and psychologically beneficial.
- Women, Alcohol and COVID-19 (Harvard Health)
- A Sober Curious Movement Builds Online, Targeting ‘Gray Area' Drinking (Wall Street Journal)
- Breaking the Booze Habit, Even Briefly, Has its Benefits (NPR)
- One Unlikely Culprit to Burnout? Your Lack of Laziness (Fast Company)
- Why You Should Limit Alcohol Before Bed for Better Sleep (Cleveland Clinic)
- CBD: For Sleep and Insomnia (American Sleep Association)
"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." - Viktor Frankl
Elevate Your Rituals
The most important piece, we uncovered, to create and maintain better habits was to reimagine pleasurable rituals and routines that get to the root of our desire to unwind, sleep well, and feel better after a long day.
Oh the things we can do with a clear mind
Relax naturally with these short, simple meditations
Think of all the calories you're saving
Treat yourself to new nightly rituals
- Pumpkin Spice Mocktail
- Sparkling Apple Cinnamon Mocktail
- Rosemary Pear Mocktail
- Golden Hour Mocktail
Sleep without the hangover
Turn off your busy mind, and settle in for a restful sleep
"If we don't say yes authentically, we say yes resentfully, and that leads to far more problems than if we'd said no in the first place." - Nat Lue
Sober-Curious: 30 Days and Beyond with Devon Combs
In this brave and open interview, globally-recognized equestrian gestalt coach, Devon Combs (the founder of Unbridled Retreats) shares with us her journey of becoming alcohol-free and gives us tools + resources to find our own freedom from alcohol.
"I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Edison
Your #Unwined Companion
We have many tools to share, but the best is our bestselling Reverie Evening Tincture. With a sleep-promoting herbal blend, delicious sweet orange flavor, and 25mg of broad spectrum CBD per serving, Reverie will help you deeply relax and restore from night one, while improving sleep, mood, and energy over time.
Between the resources and rituals that fill the space of drinking at night, and the delicious calm brought to you by Reverie, we hope to inspire you to put the wine away a little sooner and drop the stress into a great night of natural sleep.