Julie Lively lives year-round on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. The sleepy isolation of the winter turns into a bustling social scene in the summer. Through this unique living environment, Julie has amassed a wealth of experience in how to navigate the extremes, joyfully alcohol-free. Julie is a recent empty nester, avid tennis player, and CrossFit enthusiast. Every aspect of which is infinitely better alcohol-free!
Julie coaches health-conscious, motivated moms to manage the complexities of life and have more fun, without leaning on alcohol. She especially has a heart for parents who have kids with special needs. Why? She is a mom of four young adults, the youngest an amazing daughter with Down Syndrome. Julie understands the unique, yet shared experiences we moms of neurodiverse kids encounter.
Julie’s journey began with her first “Dry January,” 2020. She recognized that her “Mommy Wine Culture” and social drinking had gone too far. Julie had this nagging feeling her life could be better if she drank less or not at all, but it was an area of secret shame.
Julie aims to get the word out to gray-area drinkers that you are not alone. You are not an alcoholic, nor do you need to sit in a church basement reciting AA doctrine to change your relationship with alcohol. Julie stopped drinking because it wasn’t serving her anymore, learned a lot as a result, and is on a mission to share the methodology that changed her life with others.
Julie is a certified This Naked Mind Alcohol Freedom Coach, and Master Gray Area Drinking Coach, has taken coursework on Embodied Self Awareness through Jay Fields’ Yours Truly program, and completed the Modern Coparenting course through Scott Pinyard. Your alcohol-free lifestyle goals, combined with the expertise and content from her certifications, training, and life experience will comprise the framework for your custom coaching plan.
“Julie is the real deal! Coaching is her calling. Julie truly listens and makes you feel as if you are not alone. No stone is left unturned in terms of finding a true path for healing and growth. I would recommend Julie to anyone. Especially if you have tried coaching or therapy prior and felt perhaps it wasn’t for you. Julie has been instrumental in helping me do the work needed to feel my best and be my best. After every session with Julie, I felt more hopeful, lighter, and a little stronger. I learned to give myself grace, which is truly a gift. I left each session with a “you got this” mentality. All of which were instrumental in getting me through some of the darkest moments in my life.” A.F. – Massachusetts
When I first spoke to Julie I was in a place of despair and hopelessness. I had been trying to stop drinking for 14 months and was still stuck. I felt heard by Julie as she knew exactly where I was coming from. I had so much information at my fingertips, I really thought I should be able to get alcohol-free without a coach. I see now that having someone who knows the traps we set for ourselves and, can look objectively at what I am doing and how I am feeling, has made all the difference to my success in this journey. I will be eternally grateful for the coaching Julie has given me, for opening my eyes to what was holding me back and showing me the way forward. I highly recommend Julie to anyone that is struggling with addiction and needs assistance getting free. K.W. – New Zealand
“I have enjoyed working with Julie over many months. She is kind and compassionate and asks the most thought-provoking questions. She has encouraged me to dig deep within to help me discover beliefs, truths, and untruths which have surrounded me for many years. Julie’s gentle and encouraging approach has helped me shift my thinking to where alcohol has become small and insignificant in my life. Julie has coached me through creating and implementing plans for challenging situations. She has become a trusted confidant, mentor, and friend.”
C.K. – Pennsylvania