Contrary to popular belief, reinventing the wheel is not a bad thing. We all deserve a new set of wheels once in a while. Am I right?
Out with the Old & In with the New
Most likely, the wheels you rode on as you bumped along the path to a dead end with alcohol were not in the best shape. It makes no difference if you hit bottom hard or simply got tired of letting alcohol play a lead role in your life. Chances are the circumstances that led to your ultimate decision to live alcohol free have left you feeling unsteady and unsure.
Whether you are truly addicted to alcohol or just have a tendency to engage in unhealthy consumption, your wheels have built up some rust, the tires are flat, and some of the spokes have snapped. Are you going to scrape off the rust, keep injecting air into leaky tires, and MacGuyver the spokes back together? Or, are you going to replace the rust with the brilliant glow of brand new chrome, mount fresh tires (maybe a little bit wider and easier to balance than the old ones), and swap the spokes for something stronger?
Gearing Up for Life’s Twists & Turns
Your wheels are what carry you through life. You ride on them every day. You rely on them to take you places. Lots of places. ALL the places. But, can you trust them? Not if you’re neglecting them. Bumping into curbs. Hitting potholes. And, if you’ve ignored them long enough, a swatch of duck tape here and a pump of air there just won’t suffice. It’s a fact.
Just getting sober takes everything you’ve got. You focus on one day at a time, just for today. And, you should, you have to, just to keep from picking up. You put faith in the wheels that drove your drinking days and hope you can steer them in the right direction as you navigate sobriety.
Sometimes, you’re rolling along, smooth and easy. Just like a perfect bicycle wheel. Other times a spoke gets bent or nudged out of place. You keep rolling – what choice do you have? – but, things start to feel bumpy. Because you didn’t fix that spoke when it went out of alignment. Then it snaps and you end up stuck in a rut. That’s when you know it’s time for an adjustment. Maybe something more than a simple tweak.
Despite the old adage, sometimes it’s best to reinvent the wheel, especially when they’re your wheels and you have a new road you want to travel. With new wheels, you can be prepared for the frost heaves and potholes, the hairpin turns and traffic jams, the construction zones and detours.
Luckily, you are capable of change. You are strong enough to become who you are meant to be and live your ideal life, even as you focus on recovery. Especially when you’re focused on recovery.
What if you could create exactly the wheels you imagine, wheels that turn smoothly and with ease, with each spoke specially designed just for you and with the perfect amount of air in the tires?
A special year-long group coaching program for 2019, Reinvent Your Wheels is a chance to make an investment in yourself, give the spokes in your wheels a little check up, fill up the tires, perform some preventive maintenance, or even replace those wheels with something brand new.
Let’s review some of the SHE RECOVERS® Intentions and Guiding Principles:
Reinvent Your Wheels embraces all that and much more! It offers tools for recovery that are basic enough to handle minor repairs but also pack enough power to fuel complete transformation.
We tend to avoid reinventing the wheel. We think it’s a waste of time. But when it comes to living life as the best version of yourself, sometimes it’s the only way to go.
What Do I Get?
- 365 days packed with resources, wisdom, experience, tools, and more to help in your recovery – each month focuses on a different theme.
- Twice monthly, 60-minute group coaching sessions with Laura Ward via Zoom. Each session will cover a different recovery-focused topic, exercises and activities, and an opportunity for attendees to share.
- Weekly emails with links to relevant recovery-related articles, book and podcast recommendations, inspirational tidbits, tips, tricks, recipes, and more.
- Membership in a secret Facebook group for sisterhood, networking, community building, collaboration, and accountability with others. The group is designed to be an intimate community where women choosing to live alcohol free can be their authentic and vulnerable selves without fear of judgement or shaming, where they can hold one another accountable and serve as a source of support and motivation for others. Each month the group will feature a guest speaker via Facebook Live.
- Access to documents, group coaching session recordings, and more.
- Support to help you live your best life.
Keep scrolling to see monthly themes and
the amazing line up of experts!
January: Finding Time for Fitness
a month focused on moving your body every day
Special Guest: Alison Evans, NASM CPT
February: Love Yourself Every Day
a month focused on self-care
Special Guest: Kelley Kitley, LCSW
Owner of Serendipitous Psychotherapy/Best Selling Author
March: Guiding You to Mindfulness
a month focused on peace and mindfulness
Special Guest: Diana Unlu
Yoga and Meditation Teacher
April: Remove the Shame from Your Game
a month focused on honesty and vulnerability
Special Guest: Amy Dresner
Author of My Fair Junkie and writer for theFix.com
May: Redesigning Your Relationship with Food
a month focused on fueling your body with kindness and nutrients
Special Guest: Shelly-Anne Mckay, ACC, CPCC, CPRC, SRCD, MEP
Certified Professional Coach
June: Essential Oils in Recovery
a month focused on the benefits of using oils
Special Guest: Natalie Fairbrook, RYT200
RYT200 yoga teacher, alchemist, certified recovery + life coach
July: Telling Your Story
a month focused on recovering out loud (even in your own private journal)
Special Guest: Lisa Smith
Author, Girl Walks Out of a Bar
Co-host, Recovery Rocks podcast
August: Artists Retreat
a month focused on creativity in recovery
Special Guest: Jenn James
Joy Catalyst + Art Manifestor
September: Yoga for Recovery
a month focused on the benefits of yoga
Special Guest: Taryn Strong
October: Recovering Your Financial Health
a month focused on not spending money
Special Guest: Linda Parmar
Professional Recovery Coach, She Recovers Coach
November: Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude
a month focused on developing a gratitude practice
Special Guest: Tammi Salas
Artist, Writer + Podcaster
December: Breathwork for Recovery
a month focused on different ways to breathe
Special Guest: TBA
Breathwork for Recovery Facilitator
What is Reinvent Your Wheels?
Who is It For?
Developed by Laura Ward, Reinvent Your Wheels is a subscription-based recovery membership offering group coaching and community support. It is designed for women who are choosing to live alcohol free and, in that space, wanting to identify blocks that prevent them from living their ideal lives; embrace what brings them joy, peace, and purpose; and harness what nourishes their mind, body, and spirit.
The mission of Reinvent Your Wheels is twofold:
- To support sober women looking to add to their recovery toolbox, and
- To invite sober curious women to explore an alcohol free environment and all that comes with it.
If you are …
- Sober but still suffering.
- Trying to get sober but can’t seem to find the right path.
- Curious about the dry life.
- Open to self-examination and personal development in areas such as self-love, mindfulness, gratitude, spirituality, creativity, physical fitness, financial well-being, shame and vulnerability, truth telling, and more.
- Wanting to embrace the opportunity to be the best version of yourself.
- Looking for a community of people who are living, or trying to live, alcohol free.
… then Reinvent Your Wheels is for you.
How Do I Sign Up?
As of December 29, 2018, registration for Reinvent Your Wheels is closed. However, we may be able to open up a few spots right after the New Year. If you are interested in joining the program, please add your name to the waiting list by clicking the button below.
How Much Does It Cost?
One easy payment of $550 (no cancellations; no refunds)
Monthly payments of $60 (automatically charged to your credit card by PayPal every 30 days through December 2019 unless you cancel; no refunds)
How Do I Cancel My Membership?
If you are a monthly subscriber, you may cancel any time (via your PayPal account) and not be charged for the month following cancellation. You may access your Reinvent Your Wheels online account and the Facebook group until the end of your current billing cycle.