About the Book
When Rebecca Weller’s pounding, dehydrated head woke her at 3am, yet again, she stared at the ceiling, wondering why the hell she kept doing this to herself. At 39 years of age – and a Health Coach, no less – she knew better than to down several bottles of wine per week.
Her increasingly dysfunctional relationship with alcohol had to stop, but after decades of social drinking, she was terrified of what that might mean. How could she live a joyful existence, without alcohol? How would she relax, socialise, or celebrate – without wine?
In sheer frustration, on a morning filled with regret and tears, she embarks on a 3-month sobriety experiment that becomes a quest for self-discovery, and ultimately, transforms her entire world.
A Happier Hour is a heartfelt, moving, and inspiring story for anyone who has ever had to give up something they loved in order to get what they truly wanted.
What Readers are Saying
” Live Happy Hangover Free! I read this book in 2 days. It’s eye opening, motivating, and REAL! If you’ve ever wondered if a break from alcohol would be a good thing for you, this book is a great starting place to explore the issue. No judgement, no preaching, simply one woman’s story about willingness to get super honest about her behavior and brave enough to face her emotions champagne free. (Her program and insight is also what helped me break the 100 alcohol free mark!). ”
” I have NEVER read a book, cover-to-cover in one afternoon, but that’s what I did as soon as this book arrived at my door. Being a subscriber for over a year, I thought I knew all I needed to know about Bex and her story. Learning the details behind-the-scenes of HOW everything came together for her was truly inspiring. Parallels are sure to be drawn by the reader at various points. I recommend to anyone who feels they are just going through the motions of drinking and have a sneaking suspicion it’s no longer adding anything to their life! ”
” I could not wait for Rebecca Weller’s memoir to come out and it did not disappoint. If you have ever had just a glimmer that letting something go would be better for you than this book is for you. While I identified with Rebecca’s story in detail (and it gave me chills) this isn’t just another sober memoir. I am so happy to have gathered some strength from Rebecca’s story to continue to be my authentic self! ”
” Ive not yet read a book that has pushed me into “go” mode as this did. Always feeling like I was the only person with the same issues, Bex tells her story in a much relatable way. I laughed, I cried… it is truly inspiring and honest. Every story I kept thinking, “oh my gosh … that’s me!” After reading the book I was instantly motivated. I’m ready to do this! Will be joining her website group as well. Read it! ”
” Rebecca did an amazing job sharing her story in “A Happier Hour.” The book is very relatable for any woman who has been struggling with alcohol but doesn’t see herself as a typical alcoholic. From trying to moderate, to the wolf in your head egging you on, to the pure joy that comes when you wake up with no hangover…she shares it all. Give A Happier Hour a read, you won’t regret it! ”
” My new favourite recovery memoir. As an Australian woman in her late thirties, I can relate to Rebecca’s story so much. Bex is successful in every area of her life except one – controlling her drinking. From unexpected blackouts to hiding her drinking from loved ones, her love of alcohol and her identity as the life of the party is destroying her. And the worst part is the toll it takes on her self esteem – she finds it harder and harder to reconcile her role as a health coach with the way she obliterates herself on weekends. But then she has a series of breakthroughs and chooses to try a “sober experiment” that leads her to all the answers she’s been seeking. To freedom. Bex’s positivity and uplifting messages have convinced me that I too can pursue a sober life and be happier than I ever imagined. And for this, I can’t thank her enough. ”
” I saw this book by chance on a Tuesday night. Last Tuesday night. I read the book in one sitting- enthralled. It was like Bex was telling my fourtune: past and present. After I finished the book I spent hours trolling the internet in search of more inspiration and registered on her website. I have not had a drink since that fateful Tuesday. I am jumping out of my glowing skin, (also feeling unsure and insecure in myself). I am absolutely flawed by the parallel universe of sobriety that exists!!! and want to be a part of that.
Without Bex to kick start and support my journey, I am sure it would have not even started. ”
” I absolutely loved this book! Bex has an honest, refreshing voice and it was wonderful to read her story. I’ve been sober for years and this reenergized me, made me think again about why I drank in the first place, and how wonderful it is to be sober. I would recommend this book to any woman struggling with drinking! ”
” Loved Bex Weller’s relatable account of letting go of her PR party girl lifestyle and identity to find a life she truly loved. A tale so many of us can relate to – any woman who has had one too many hangovers and knows deep down the party is over can take heart and inspiration in the proof that choosing to kick out the wine might just be the key to more than you ever imagined to be possible – wonderful ! ”
” Happier Indeed! Absolutely loved this book! I was trolling through the kindle book selections and came across a happier hour. With no intention of giving up my celebratory champagne I read her story and began to see myself in Bex. This is an honest story that will absolutely make you rethink your drink. I never realized I was missing out on the joy of clarity, energy and true connection until I read her story!!! ”
” Love, love, love. A wonderful read with such raw emotion and honesty. Very inspring, insightful and motivating. Brilliant! ”
” Such an inspiring read. Loved this book. Anyone who has ever questioned if alcohol might be negatively impacting their life should read this. ”
” Best drinking memoir I’ve read. I’ve never read a book that felt so much like I wrote it myself. One of the most honest and brave alcohol memoirs I’ve read (and I’ve read a lot of them). ”
” I loved this book. It takes a lot to get my attention and this did just that. I can relate in so many ways and her book let’s you know that so many other women can too. I’ve been teetering with the idea to get sober for some time and have never had the courage to do so until reading this book. What’s best about it is her Sexy Sobriety program that you learn about and I will most definitely be signing up for that. Thank you so much. I hope to be a better me with time, patience and the help of the program! ”
” This is a book that every woman needs, who is questioning what role alcohol’s playing in her life right now. Rebecca’s story is a refreshingly positive and inspiring account of her relationship with alcohol which not only makes an enjoyable read, but may also completely change the way you think about sobriety! ”
” Honest and inspiring. I am doing the 100 day challenge. As God would have it this book landed in my lap on day 5 of my 30 day challenge… when I wanted to give up. ”
” I don’t know why I stopped on this book while scrolling through looking for something to read…I rarely drink…but makes you understand the struggle one can go through…I love hearing how people concur their demons…seems we all can learn from each other. Well done. ”
Rebecca Weller is a Health & Life Coach, Author, and Speaker. Named one of ‘Perth’s leading Health-preneurs’ by The Sunday Times Magazine, Rebecca has coached hundreds of women to get their sparkle back and create a life they love. Creator of SexySobriety.com and VeganSparkles.com, she provides one-on-one and group coaching programs, and speaks at live events. Rebecca’s work has been featured by The Australian, The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, SBS Food, Good Health Magazine, and Elle Quebec. Learn more at BexWeller.com.
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10 AUG 2016
The first (virtual) stop on our Book Tour is in the Shiny Healthy You Podcast with Naturopath Jules Galloway. Join us as we talk wholefood eating, sobriety, delicious healthy drinks, and the art of self-care.
28 AUG 2016
Join me at the Perth Peace Expo, Perth Town Hall, Western Australia, where I’ll be speaking on stage at 12:45pm. You’ll have the opportunity to buy a signed copy of A Happier Hour, eat amazing food, mingle with like-minded souls, and take some fun pics!
12 OCT 2016
Join me on Making the Maven, a podcast by Michelle McGlade. We’re talking entrepreneurism, self-care and sobriety, and of course, A Happier Hour!
3 NOV 2016
For you IIN Ambassadors, check out my webinar interview with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition on the ShareIIN dashboard, where we chat about the journey from creating Sexy Sobriety to writing A Happier Hour! I also chatted with IIN on their blog, click below to read more.
15 DEC 2016
Join me as I chat with Hayley Carr about all things Sexy Sobriety and A Happier Hour, in her video and audio recording This Might Be The Sexiest Thing You Do All Year!
13 MAR 2017
Join me on Sarah Jensen’s podcast Rock Your Goals, where we talk sobriety, the beauty of simplicity, fear busting, letting go of the “shoulds”, and how sharing what you’re going through can increase your impact in the world!
06 JUL 2017
Join me on Allison Micco’s Don’t Freak Out Podcast, as we discuss the link between anxiety and alcohol, tips for self-soothing and managing emotions in a healthy way, and the secret to cultivating an adventurous life!
07 JUL 2017
It was such an honour to be recognised as one of WA’s leading new businesses at the 2017 Telstra Business Awards! Join us as we share more about this incredible adventure.
10 AUG 2017
Join me as I share an excerpt from the book with the incredible crew over at Hello Sunday Morning, on the topic of reversing your thinking to focus on what you truly want.
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