This Naked Mind Podcast

By Annie Grace

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Subscribers: 702
Reviews: 2

Chelle
 Aug 10, 2021
Love this podcast! Especially love the non-judgmental approach to taking a look at why we drink. discussions about the science that debunks many of the reasons we enjoy drinking and the pro-drinking culture for every activity.

Kevin M.
 Sep 27, 2020
None like it. None better. Annie Grace is a courageous, compassionate pioneer.

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Bestselling author Annie Grace invites you to explore the role of alcohol in our lives and culture without rules, pain, or judgement. Ready to make a change? Join The Alcohol Experiment - a FREE 30-day challenge designed to deliver happiness, wellbeing and self-respect. Check out The Alcohol Experiment at alcoholexperiment.com

Episode Date
EP 546: Reader Question - Can you quit drinking without counting days?
03:53

Can you quit drinking without counting days? Is that even a thing? The idea of not counting days seems foreign to what most of us traditionally know when it comes to stopping drinking. Annie shares on her experience when quitting drinking and also dives into what the best way to approach counting days is.

THE ALCOHOL EXPERIMENT

Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to AlcoholExperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at AlcoholExperiment.com

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

 

Dec 03, 2022
EP 545: Naked Life Story - Lily
41:34

Lily spent a huge portion of her life buying into alcohol’s big lies. From childhood through adulthood, they continued to be part of her beliefs and resurfaced even when she thought she was in control of her relationship with alcohol. Lily shares with Annie the epiphanies that first helped her in her relationship with alcohol, what happened when she gave herself permission to drink again, and they discuss why one of alcohol’s big lies is that stopping drinking has to be hard and uncomfortable.

How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol

Wouldn’t it be great if our children never had to go through the pain and challenges we faced in our own relationship with alcohol? 

This is my greatest wish for my own kids and it’s why I created the most important course I have ever offered — “How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol.” If you’ve struggled with alcohol and you’re not sure what to tell your kids about it…If you want to create a relationship with your children that is based upon mutual respect, mutual trust, and open communication…If you know that this conversation is the most important talk you’ll have with your children and it can’t wait any longer…Then this course is for you. It includes lifetime access to six video modules, a bonus recorded Q&A session where I answer questions from parents just like you, an interactive workbook, and our private and exclusive How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol online community where you can connect with others who are also navigating this important conversation. Visit TalkToYourKidsAboutAlcohol.com to learn more and enroll today.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 

 

Dec 02, 2022
EP 544: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard & Lisa Kwiatkowski
37:43

This Naked Mind Certified Coaches Scott Pinyard and Lisa Kwiatkowski come together to answer reader questions that deal with the challenge to quitting drinking. Scott and Lisa discuss how the journey to stopping drinking isn’t a straight line and why we shouldn’t judge ourselves for the turns it will take, they also take on socializing without alcohol, and finally, they delve into maintaining the motivation to change. Coach Lisa also offers advice and encouragement on how to live your life by design and what that can look like for you.

I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90 days from now you discover new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame. 

 The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more.

 And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Nov 26, 2022
EP 543: Naked Life Story - Sarah Kate
22:51

Sarah Kate joins Annie Grace to discuss how her love affair with wine began, what led her to rethink her drinking, and how she’s now helping others have some good clean fun. Listen as Sarah Kate and Annie talk about the dangers of mommy wine culture, alcohol culture in general, and how powerful the ripple effect can be when you find your freedom from alcohol.

I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90 days from now you discover new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame. 

The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Nov 25, 2022
EP 542: Reader Question - Do you serve wine when you host parties?
06:47

Have you ever wondered whether to serve wine at parties? You’re not alone! It’s a popular question and often a stumbling block that comes up when trying to navigate an alcohol-free life and entertaining. Annie Grace shares about her past experiences when entertaining and how that has evolved over time. Find out how to get curious, observant, and ultimately make your own choices on whether to serve wine at parties.

How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol

Wouldn’t it be great if our children never had to go through the pain and challenges we faced in our own relationship with alcohol? 

This is my greatest wish for my own kids and it’s why I created the most important course I have ever offered — “How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol.” If you’ve struggled with alcohol and you’re not sure what to tell your kids about it…If you want to create a relationship with your children that is based upon mutual respect, mutual trust, and open communication…If you know that this conversation is the most important talk you’ll have with your children and it can’t wait any longer…Then this course is for you. It includes lifetime access to six video modules, a bonus recorded Q&A session where I answer questions from parents just like you, an interactive workbook, and our private and exclusive How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol online community where you can connect with others who are also navigating this important conversation. Visit TalkToYourKidsAboutAlcohol.com to learn more and enroll today.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 

Nov 19, 2022
EP 541: Naked Life Story - Maxi
54:15

Maxi has packed a lot of living and experiences into his 28 years - including the experience of going alcohol-free. Join Annie and Maxi as they discuss his experiences traveling the world, working in the music industry, and why his drinking increased during the pandemic amid the strict Australian lockdown. Also hear from Maxi about alcohol use and bulimia in men, a subject that often gets overlooked but is more prevalent than we imagine!

THIS NAKED MIND COMPANION APP

Please don’t forget to check out This Naked Mind Companion App in the app store, on Google Play, or online at ThisNakedMindApp.com. More than 700 Q&A videos, The Alcohol Experiment, our global community, and so much more - private, off social media, free. All in one place and conveniently tucked right in your back pocket. I really hope to see you there. ThisNakedMindApp.com.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Nov 18, 2022
EP 540: Reader Question - How do you not force self-compassion?
04:32

One of the foundations of This Naked Mind is self-compassion but another one is authenticity and not forcing changes. How do you reconcile the two and learn to not force self-compassion? Is there a way to develop it organically? Annie Grace answers this question and offers a tool that helps!

THIS NAKED MIND COMPANION APP

Please don’t forget to check out This Naked Mind Companion App in the app store, on Google Play, or online at ThisNakedMindApp.com. More than 700 Q&A videos, The Alcohol Experiment, our global community, and so much more - private, off social media, free. All in one place and conveniently tucked right in your back pocket. I really hope to see you there. ThisNakedMindApp.com.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Nov 12, 2022
EP 539: Naked Life Story - Laura Deter
27:54

This Naked Mind Certified Coach Laura Deter joins Annie Grace for a real and raw discussion on the ups and downs of finding freedom from alcohol. Laura shares about what led to her unhealthy relationship with alcohol, her multiple attempts to control it, and how she finally found lasting freedom. Laura and Annie also talk about the dangers of numbing emotions with alcohol and how that can be the hardest part of living alcohol-free.

How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol

Wouldn’t it be great if our children never had to go through the pain and challenges we faced in our own relationship with alcohol? 

This is my greatest wish for my own kids and it’s why I created the most important course I have ever offered — “How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol.” If you’ve struggled with alcohol and you’re not sure what to tell your kids about it…If you want to create a relationship with your children that is based upon mutual respect, mutual trust, and open communication…If you know that this conversation is the most important talk you’ll have with your children and it can’t wait any longer…Then this course is for you. It includes lifetime access to six video modules, a bonus recorded Q&A session where I answer questions from parents just like you, an interactive workbook and our private and exclusive How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol online community where you can connect with others who are also navigating this important conversation. Visit TalkToYourKidsAboutAlcohol.com to learn more and enroll today.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 

Nov 11, 2022
EP 538: Reader Question - Why can some people stop at 1 or 2 drinks and others can’t?
04:42

Why don’t we all drink the same? Why is it some people can stop after 1 or 2 drinks while for some of us it feels like our off switch is defective? Annie answers this reader's question and dives into why some people find it easy to moderate drinking and why that tends to change for us over time.

Please don’t forget to check out This Naked Mind Companion App in the app store, on Google Play, or online at ThisNakedMindApp.com. More than 700 Q&A videos, The Alcohol Experiment, our global community, and so much more - private, off social media, free. All in one place and conveniently tucked right in your back pocket. I really hope to see you there. ThisNakedMindApp.com.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Nov 05, 2022
EP 537: Naked Life Story - Kyle
34:37

Kyle was never a big drinker so he never imagined that alcohol would be an issue. Life has a funny way of changing things. Job changes, moves that didn’t work out, and Covid-19 upending life as he knew it also changed Kyle’s drinking as he knew it. Listen as he shares what led up to him realizing alcohol was an issue, the struggle to get help, and why he says getting drunk for science was the most eye-opening and powerful thing he ever did.

Wouldn’t it be great if our children never had to go through the pain and challenges we faced in our own relationship with alcohol? 

This is my greatest wish for my own kids and it’s why I created the most important course I have ever offered — “How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol.” If you’ve struggled with alcohol and you’re not sure what to tell your kids about it…If you want to create a relationship with your children that is based upon mutual respect, mutual trust, and open communication…If you know that this conversation is the most important talk you’ll have with your children and it can’t wait any longer…Then this course is for you. It includes lifetime access to six video modules, a bonus recorded Q&A session where I answer questions from parents just like you, an interactive workbook and our private and exclusive How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol online community where you can connect with others who are also navigating this important conversation. Visit TalkToYourKidsAboutAlcohol.com to learn more and enroll today.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Nov 04, 2022
EP 536: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard & Lily Weis
39:39

This Naked Mind Head Coach Scott Pinyard and Ths Naked Mind Certified Coach Lily Weis come together to discuss alcohol-free adventures and how alcohol actually strips the fun and excitement from our lives. They also answer questions about how you get back to a life of fun and adventure, how to deal with a spouse that still drinks, and finally how to deal with stress and alcohol. Finally, Lily gets to answer Scott’s curveball question!

Are you realizing that there’s something more? That you’re so excited about this change in your life - Maybe you’ve put down the bottle for good - and you just want to pay it forward. You want to help others in their moments of need move through that discomfort. You wonder what it would feel like to celebrate your own journey by paying it forward and giving back what you’ve been given. Now is the time to find out! Enrollment is now open for our coaching certification program with This Naked Mind Institute. 

In just six months, you can receive the training, the resources and tools you need to become our next certified coach. So that you can start your entrepreneurial journey or grow your already-existing business while helping thousands of others to find freedom, joy and happiness. 

If you’re hearing that little voice calling, that says, “you’re meant for so much more in this journey.” Then I invite you to leave your comfort zone behind and learn more about becoming a certified coach at ThisNakedMindInstitute.com.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 

Oct 29, 2022
EP 535: Naked Life Story - Dr. Gina Slejko
24:37

Dr. Gina Slejko, an associate professor at Colorado State University, joins Annie Grace to discuss how her self-awareness around alcohol led her to choose a life free from it. Dr. Slejko thought she had a normal relationship with alcohol from her childhood until well into her 40s. Even once she was drinking 2-3 glasses a night, everyone reassured her this was normal. Annie Grace and Dr. Gina Slejko dive into conversation about the role of motivation in our behaviors, alcohol as a gateway drug, and how prolific alcohol is in our culture.

I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90-days from now you discover a new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame. 

The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Oct 28, 2022
EP 534: Reader Question - How do you say no to a drink without over explaining?
05:24

Learning to navigate social situations is one of the most challenging pars of becoming alcohol-free. It can be difficult to have friends and family accept this better version of ourselves. This often surfaces when we’re offered a drink. Learn how to say no to a drink without overexplaining yourself or making things awkward.

Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, Annie has three secrets to control your drinking and she and I are going to teach them all in a special 3-day FREE virtual event. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) with us! Don’t miss this amazing event - learn more and save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there!

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

 

Oct 22, 2022
EP 533: Naked Life Story - Niamh
25:58

Niamh joins Annie Grace to share her story of becoming superhuman without alcohol. Like so many Niamh slowly found herself drinking more to deal with the demands of marriage, parenting, and her career. When she realized that planned her social life around drinking occasions she decided to take a break, that break led to living a booze-free life with clarity, meaning, and purpose. Learn why the gains outweigh the losses, how she navigates drinking culture, and why she’s grateful for failure.

Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, Annie has three secrets to control your drinking and she and I are going to teach them all in a special 3-day FREE virtual event. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) with us! Don’t miss this amazing event - learn more and save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there!


And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Oct 21, 2022
EP 532: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard & Rina Bowring
31:42

This Naked Mind Head Coach Scott Pinyard and This Naked Mind Certified Coach Rina Bowring sit down to get real about Christian Moms and alcohol. Learn where Rina's passion for helping this particular group came from and why it is such an underserved community. Listen as Scott and Rina dive into questions about letting go of your beliefs around alcohol and your identity, how to deal with transitions as triggers, and how to tame your inner overachiever. Finally, Scott closes things out by asking Rina the infamous curveball question.

Are you realizing that there’s something more? That you’re so excited about this change in your life - Maybe you’ve put down the bottle for good - and you just want to pay it forward. You want to help others in their moments of need move through that discomfort. You wonder what it would feel like to celebrate your own journey by paying it forward and giving back what you’ve been given. Now is the time to find out! Enrollment is now open for our coaching certification program with This Naked Mind Institute

 

In just six months, you can receive the training, the resources and tools you need to become our next certified coach. So that you can start your entrepreneurial journey or grow your already-existing business while helping thousands of others to find freedom, joy and happiness. 

If you’re hearing that little voice calling, that says, “you’re meant for so much more in this journey.” Then I invite you to leave your comfort zone behind and learn more about becoming a certified coach at ThisNakedMindInstitute.com.


And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Oct 15, 2022
EP 531: Naked Life Story - Racquel Reid
53:51

Racquel credits AA with saving her life from alcohol yet despite immersing herself in it she never felt as if it was the best fit for her. She looked for fulfillment and connection in so many ways but it didn’t all come together for her until a friend introduced her to something different from AA, namely, This Naked Mind. Annie and Racquel discuss why willpower can be a sticky subject, the importance of being open to change, and our responsibility to help others.

Are you realizing that there’s something more? That you’re so excited about this change in your life - Maybe you’ve put down the bottle for good - and you just want to pay it forward. You want to help others in their moments of need move through that discomfort. You wonder what it would feel like to celebrate your own journey by paying it forward and giving back what you’ve been given. Now is the time to find out! Enrollment is now open for our coaching certification program with This Naked Mind Institute

In just six months, you can receive the training, the resources and tools you need to become our next certified coach. So that you can start your entrepreneurial journey or grow your already-existing business while helping thousands of others to find freedom, joy and happiness. 

If you’re hearing that little voice calling, that says, “you’re meant for so much more in this journey.” Then I invite you to leave your comfort zone behind and learn more about becoming a certified coach at ThisNakedMindInstitute.com.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Oct 14, 2022
EP 530: Reader Question - Should I find substitutes for alcohol?
03:18

Annie Grace and Scott Pinyard tackle the controversial topic of finding substitutes for alcohol. Will drinking a non-alcoholic beverage trigger someone? What are the red flags to look ou for when considering alcohol substitutes? How can you make sure that you’re safe to sample these beverages?

Wouldn’t it be great if our children never had to go through the pain and challenges we faced in our own relationship with alcohol? 

This is my greatest wish for my own kids and it’s why I created the most important course I have ever offered — “How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol.” If you’ve struggled with alcohol and you’re not sure what to tell your kids about it…If you want to create a relationship with your children that is based upon mutual respect, mutual trust, and open communication…If you know that this conversation is the most important talk you’ll have with your children and it can’t wait any longer…Then this course is for you. It includes lifetime access to six video modules, a bonus recorded Q&A session where I answer questions from parents just like you, an interactive workbook, and our private and exclusive How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol online community where you can connect with others who are also navigating this important conversation. Visit TalkToYourKidsAboutAlcohol.com to learn more and enroll today.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Oct 08, 2022
EP 529: How To Do The Work with Byron Katie
48:54

Annie Grace is thrilled to welcome Byron Katie to the podcast today. Katie’s books were pivotal to Annie’s journey with finding freedom from alcohol and inspired the This Naked Mind methodology that has transformed millions of lives. Listen as Annie and Byron Katie explore how to do the work of changing ourselves rather than attempting to change others, the complications caused by ego and guilt, how taking responsibility creates freedom, and why we don’t have to love everything that is.

Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to AlcoholExperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at AlcoholExperiment.com

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Oct 07, 2022
EP 528: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard & Karolina Rzadkowolska
40:21

It seems as though younger generations are shaking things up a bit and choosing an alcohol-free lifestyle at a younger age. Many times this lifestyle change comes even before alcohol becomes a problem in their lives. Join This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard and coach Karolina Rzadkowolska in this conversation about finding fulfillment and going after your dreams outside of societal norms.

Are you realizing that there’s something more? That you’re so excited about this change in your life - Maybe you’ve put down the bottle for good - and you just want to pay it forward. You want to help others in their moments of need move through that discomfort. You wonder what it would feel like to celebrate your own journey by paying it forward and giving back what you’ve been given. Now is the time to find out! Enrollment is now open for our coaching certification program with This Naked Mind Institute. 

In just six months, you can receive the training, the resources and tools you need to become our next certified coach. So that you can start your entrepreneurial journey or grow your already-existing business while helping thousands of others to find freedom, joy and happiness. 

If you’re hearing that little voice calling, that says, “you’re meant for so much more in this journey.” Then I invite you to leave your comfort zone behind and learn more about becoming a certified coach at ThisNakedMindInstitute.com.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 

Oct 01, 2022
EP 527: Naked Life Story - Beth P.
36:50

Beth is a certified This Naked Mind and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, as well as a Bioenergetics practitioner, single mama, yogi, and lifelong learner. On today’s episode, this Certified Naked Mind Coach gets real about her decades of drinking, how she justified it, and why ultimately the disconnect between drinking and yoga led her to stop. She and Annie talk about how alcohol shifts from being a social tool to a reward, about the ways we deal with stress, and how life opens up once alcohol is no longer part of it. Listen to also find out why it is so hard to live a life fully awake and present.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out NakedMindPATH.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Sep 30, 2022
EP 526: Reader Question - Why does the medical industry say alcohol is good for you?
04:06

Does it feel like we’re always seeing reports from the medical industry about the health benefits of alcohol? There are doctors who tell us a glass of wine a day is good for us. 

In this episode, Annie Grace and Scott Pinyard answer this question and share some real scientific backed knowledge on how alcohol affects our health. 

Here’s a question I get quite often: Annie, do you think your science-backed, grace-led approach to alcohol could work for other things? Things like nicotine? People have asked me this question for years and the answer is a resounding yes! And, finally, there’s a book for that. William Porter, author of Alcohol Explained, and I have joined forces to bring you This Naked Mind: Nicotine - We have combined our proven, habit-breaking systems that have helped thousands overcome alcohol to now help people quit smoking and vaping. Start your no-nicotine journey today by pre-ordering This Naked Mind: Nicotine at ThisNakedMindNicotine.com.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Sep 24, 2022
EP 525: Naked Life Story - Janet G.
26:52

So often our society, culture and those around us tell us that drinking regularly is normal and this is no different for this week’s guest. Janet went from drinking daily, to a decade of trying to moderate using willpower, to finding freedom from alcohol.

Tune in to listen to Janet share her journey from her first wake-up call to finding freedom decades later and everything in between. 

If you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out NakedMindPATH.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Sep 23, 2022
EP 524: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard & Shelley M.
37:58

In this month’s coaching questions, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes TNM coach Shelley Money. A lifestyle and relationship coach helping high achieving soul-led women in business have healthy relationships with everyone and everything in their lives. 

Join Shelley and Scott answer listener’s questions: 

  1. Hello, here’s my problem. I’ve been in sales for almost 20 years. One of the things that trips me up when I try to quit drinking is going to a sales conference. There is so much drinking it feels like a non-stop party. I don’t really know how to function in those situations with alcohol and I usually end up drinking, even when I don’t want to. How do I break this cycle?
  2. Hi, I am a 37-year-old mom of two that is in the middle of getting her startup running. Life is absolutely nuts right now and I feel like the only thing that helps me keep it together is my nightly wine. But I know from being around This Naked Mind that wine isn’t actually helping. How do I get a clearer picture of what wine is actually doing to me instead of what I see it doing for me?

Are you realizing that there’s something more? That you’re so excited about this change in your life - Maybe you’ve put down the bottle for good - and you just want to pay it forward. You want to help others in their moments of need move through that discomfort. You wonder what it would feel like to celebrate your own journey by paying it forward and giving back what you’ve been given. Now is the time to find out! Enrollment is now open for our coaching certification program with This Naked Mind Institute. 

In just six months, you can receive the training, the resources and tools you need to become our next certified coach. So that you can start your entrepreneurial journey or grow your already-existing business while helping thousands of others to find freedom, joy and happiness. 

If you’re hearing that little voice calling, that says, “you’re meant for so much more in this journey.” Then I invite you to leave your comfort zone behind and learn more about becoming a certified coach at ThisNakedMindInstitute.com.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Sep 17, 2022
EP 523: How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol with TNM Parents
49:35

This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes three of our very own This Naked Mind parents to the podcast for a special episode about How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol. The conversation about alcohol can be a deep and difficult one to have with your kids. 

Join Scott, Maureen, Diana, and Laura in a special episode where they share their own experiences navigating these difficult conversations with their own children. 

Are you realizing that there’s something more? That you’re so excited about this change in your life - Maybe you’ve put down the bottle for good - and you just want to pay it forward. You want to help others in their moments of need move through that discomfort. You wonder what it would feel like to celebrate your own journey by paying it forward and giving back what you’ve been given. Now is the time to find out! Enrollment is now open for our coaching certification program with This Naked Mind Institute. 

In just six months, you can receive the training, the resources and tools you need to become our next certified coach. So that you can start your entrepreneurial journey or grow your already-existing business while helping thousands of others to find freedom, joy and happiness. 

If you’re hearing that little voice calling, that says, “you’re meant for so much more in this journey.” Then I invite you to leave your comfort zone behind and learn more about becoming a certified coach at ThisNakedMindInstitute.com.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 

Sep 16, 2022
EP 522: Reader Question - How do I combat the automatic giving in to cravings?
13:15

Cravings can feel very overwhelming and impossible to combat. Alcohol weakens the part of your brain that makes decisions and processes future consequences. So when it feels like giving in to cravings is an automatic reaction, it really can be. The good news, in this episode Annie Grace shares how our incredible brains can be trained to combat this! 

Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self-control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it, or leave it. In fact, Annie has three secrets to how to control your drinking and she’s sharing them all in this free masterclass. Click here to learn more. We can’t wait to see you there!

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 

 

Sep 10, 2022
EP 521: Naked Life Story - Kat
45:37

Being a first responder can bring on a huge emotional toll. It can feel lonely being a public servant while struggling to control alcohol and feeling emotions of guilt and shame all at once. Find out the role trauma and alcohol played in Kat’s life to cope with the emotional difficulties of her job and how she has been able to find freedom from alcohol and still do the job she loves.

Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, Annie has three secrets to how to control your drinking and she’s sharing them all in this free masterclass. Click here to learn more. We can’t wait to see you there!

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 

Sep 09, 2022
EP 520: Reader Question - What is a data point?
08:05

In this episode, Annie Grace challenges us to examine the word “relapse” and instead consider the idea of data points.

Annie clarifies that the path to where you want to be is NOT a straight line. And it's NOT about how often you “relapse” but instead about something much more insightful. Listen to this episode to start shifting your mindset to learn from your mistakes today.

Here’s a question I get quite often: Annie, do you think your science-backed, grace led approach to alcohol could work for other things? Things like nicotine? People have asked me this question for years and the answer is a resounding yes! And, finally, there’s a book for that. William Porter, author of Alcohol Explained, and I have joined forces to bring you This Naked Mind: Nicotine - We have combined our proven, habit-breaking systems that have helped thousands overcome alcohol to now help people quit smoking and vaping. Start your no-nicotine journey today by pre-ordering This Naked Mind: Nicotine at ThisNakedMindNicotine.com.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Sep 03, 2022
EP 519: Naked Life Story Karla A.
44:40

When anxiety felt like it was taking over Karla’s life, she turned to the only thing society had taught her about numbing pain and worry. That was until her body was telling her that the alcohol was causing more pain than she could ever have imagined.

Tune in to find out how the science and knowledge inside of This Naked Mind helped Karla find freedom from alcohol and what Karla is doing to help others find freedom today.

Are you realizing that there’s something more? That you’re so excited about this change in your life - Maybe you’ve put down the bottle for good - and you just want to pay it forward. You want to help others in their moments of need move through that discomfort. You wonder what it would feel like to celebrate your own journey by paying it forward and giving back what you’ve been given. Now is the time to find out! Enrollment is now open for our coaching certification program with This Naked Mind Institute. 

In just six months, you can receive the training, the resources and tools you need to become our next certified coach. So that you can start your entrepreneurial journey or grow your already-existing business while helping thousands of others to find freedom, joy and happiness. 

If you’re hearing that little voice calling, that says, “you’re meant for so much more in this journey.” Then I invite you to leave your comfort zone behind and learn more about becoming a certified coach at ThisNakedMindInstitute.com.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Sep 02, 2022
EP 518: Reader Question - How can I gain momentum in becoming alcohol free?
07:21

You know what kills momentum? Telling yourself that you have messed up, and that any progress you've made doesn't count.

In this reader question, Annie Grace, encourages us to celebrate each success instead of wondering if all sober time counts. Tune in to find out the best ways to build on success along your alcohol-free journey.

 

THE PATH: FREEDOM ACCELERATED

I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90-days from now you discover a new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame. 

 

The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more.

 

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Aug 27, 2022
EP 517: The Upside of Stress with Dr. McGonigal
41:21

In this episode, Annie was pleased to be joined by the author of The Upside of Stress, Dr. McGonigal. She has been embracing stress in a way that our culture shies away from. 

Tune in to hear all about society’s false belief around stress and what truly happens to our bodies when we feel stressed out. Plus, Annie and Dr. McGonigal discuss what healthy vs unhealthy coping mechanisms are and why alcohol is no longer a part of either of their lives.

THIS NAKED MIND: NICOTINE

Here’s a question I get quite often: Annie, do you think your science-backed, grace led approach to alcohol could work for other things? Things like nicotine? People have asked me this question for years and the answer is a resounding yes! And, finally, there’s a book for that. William Porter, author of Alcohol Explained, and I have joined forces to bring you This Naked Mind: Nicotine - We have combined our proven, habit-breaking systems that have helped thousands overcome alcohol to now help people quit smoking and vaping. Start your no-nicotine journey today by pre-ordering This Naked Mind: Nicotine at ThisNakedMindNicotine.com.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Aug 26, 2022
EP 516: Reader Question - How are alcohol cravings similar to sugar?
08:29

Let’s talk about cravings in today’s episode. Annie Grace addresses the science behind wanting to drink so badly and how it is so similar to sugar cravings.

Annie explains how dopamine (the learning molecule) experiences things like alcohol and sugar as a need for survival. Find out how to untangle this false level of importance for long term success.

The PATH: Freedom Accelerated

I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90-days from now you discover a new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame. 

The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Aug 20, 2022
EP 515: Naked Life Story - Amy S
40:18

Alcohol had gone from being a reward at the end of a long day’s work to a constant struggle to moderate. To other’s she looked like she was moderating like anyone else but no one could see how exhausted she felt. 

Amy felt like her hold on alcohol wasn’t adding up. There were plenty of things she loved consuming like key lime pie and she didn’t feel like she had to work so hard to avoid the bakery isle at the grocery store just to keep herself from overeating key lime pie…but she did have to avoid the wine aisle in order to keep herself from buying wine.

Listen to Amy share how finding This Naked Mind helped her go from struggling with her own willpower to breaking free from alcohol and now wanting to destigmatize the conversation surrounding alcohol.

The PATH: Freedom Accelerated

I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90-days from now you discover a new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame. 

 

The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Aug 19, 2022
EP 514: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
37:51

In this month’s coaching questions, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes TNM coach Meade Shirley. A reformed people pleaser and gray area drinker herself. Meade specializes in helping people escape the shackles of drinking and create the life they want.

Join Meade and Scott as they discuss listener’s questions:

  1. I love my friends, we really have a good time but the problem comes in when I go home and keep drinking all night. I feel like I start and can’t stop. I’m afraid I’ll make my friends feel uncomfortable if I don’t drink. Help!
  2. I spend so much time helping others that I almost don’t really know who I am with one big exception. I’ve become the wine person. Now that wine has become a problem for me, I’m not sure who I’ll be without it and this scares me. How can I approach this in a way that’s better for me?

Here’s a question I get quite often: Annie, do you think your science-backed, grace led approach to alcohol could work for other things? Things like nicotine? People have asked me this question for years and the answer is a resounding yes! And, finally, there’s a book for that. William Porter, author of Alcohol Explained, and I have joined forces to bring you This Naked Mind: Nicotine - We have combined our proven, habit-breaking systems that have helped thousands overcome alcohol to now help people quit smoking and vaping. Start your no-nicotine journey today by pre-ordering This Naked Mind: Nicotine at ThisNakedMindNicotine.com.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Meade Shirley's Website

Aug 13, 2022
EP 513: Naked Life Story - Jordan
43:42

Alcohol had been a normal part of Jordan’s life from a young age, introduced by his parents, and from his point of view – a part of a typical day for the adults in his household. 

It wasn’t until his teenage years that Jordan began to notice the negative effects of alcohol from watching how his father’s anger and fury would surface when he would drink…but even so, Jordan’s own drinking habits would increase and he would later find himself repeating similar patterns of intoxication over time.

Check out how The Alcohol Experiment gave Jordan the tools he needed to free himself from alcohol’s hold on his life.

Here’s a question I get quite often: Annie, do you think your science-backed, grace-led approach to alcohol could work for other things? Things like nicotine? People have asked me this question for years and the answer is a resounding yes! And, finally, there’s a book for that. William Porter, author of Alcohol Explained, and I have joined forces to bring you This Naked Mind: Nicotine - We have combined our proven, habit-breaking systems that have helped thousands overcome alcohol to now help people quit smoking and vaping. Start your no-nicotine journey today by pre-ordering This Naked Mind: Nicotine at ThisNakedMindNicotine.com.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

No Mans Land Coach

Aug 12, 2022
EP 512: Reader Question - How do you get comfortable with your own mind?
09:18

Getting comfortable with your own mind is not a quick process. There is work involved that does not have to be done alone. Society encourages us to run away from being uncomfortable and bury those thoughts in order to be happy all of the time but is that really helpful? 

Find out what mindset work Annie Grace recommends to get comfortable with your own mind and how she manages to navigate through all of what life throws her way.

Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to AlcoholExperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at AlcoholExperiment.com

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Aug 06, 2022
EP 511: Workit with Robin McIntosh
32:51

Workit Health co-founder Robin McIntosh faced abuse disorders for much of her young life. 

She attended some of the most prestigious rehabs to appease her family - But it all came to a head after a post-rehab drinking binge that ended in complete cut-off from her family.

Tune in to hear what special combination of treatment finally set Robin on a path to freedom from alcohol and eating disorders. And how she co-created a company that is now providing new, accessible and diverse options for recovery.

Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to AlcoholExperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at AlcoholExperiment.com

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Workit Health

Aug 05, 2022
EP 510: Reader Question - How do I continue momentum after 30 days AF?
08:11

The Alcohol Experiment tends to tear down our original beliefs about alcohol. So how do you maintain the momentum post-experiment? 

Join Annie as she explains which lingering fears can threaten to hold you back. And how to break free for continued success along your AF journey.

I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90-days from now you discover a new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame. 

The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Jul 30, 2022
EP 509: Naked Life Story - Christie
32:54

Christie began soothing herself with alcohol after a significant loss in her life. She simply wanted to “stop feeling the pain.”

Though she always drank less than everyone else she knew, an inner voice was telling her that she was meant for more.

Check out how The Alcohol Experiment gave her the tools she needed to face her emotions head-on without the crutch of alcohol.

I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90-days from now you discover a new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame. 

The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more.

Jul 29, 2022
EP 508: Reader Question - How do I go back to normal life after The Alcohol Experiment?
06:06

Entering “the wild” after the immersive and supportive environment of The Alcohol Experiment can be SUPER intimidating! 

Find out which two tools Annie recommends you keep in-hand as you step into the world again. These things will help calm your nerves and apprehension and empower you to navigate any tricky scenario you might find yourself facing.

Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, Annie has three secrets to control your drinking and she and I are going to teach them all LIVE in a special 3-day FREE virtual event. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) live with us! Don’t miss this amazing event - learn more and save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there!

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Jul 23, 2022
EP 507: Naked Life Story - Angela C.
24:52

When Angela felt out of control, she turned to alcohol and Xanax to ease the pain she felt inside. But when a health crisis forced her to quit the booze so her body could heal, she discovered an inner strength that she never tapped into before.

Tune in to hear how This Naked Mind app helped her change her mindset for good. And how she is finding peace within by connecting to her higher self - without alcohol or pills.

Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, Annie has three secrets to control your drinking and she and I are going to teach them all LIVE in a special 3-day FREE virtual event. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) live with us! Don’t miss this amazing event - learn more and save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there!

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Jul 22, 2022
EP 506: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
29:44

In this month’s coaching questions, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes TNM coach Emily Paulson. Emily specializes in helping women struggling with the effects of mommy wine culture.

Join Emily and Scott as they discuss the following listener's questions:

  1. I’m thinking about changing my drinking but my biggest concern is the others in my mom’s group. We all tend to get together with wine. How can I navigate this change?
  2. My kids are 12 and 15 years old and are definitely at the age where drinking is coming up more in their social circles. What’s the best way to approach this conversation without sounding preachy or making it taboo.
  3. The main reason I drink is stress. I feel like so much revolves around me and my role as a mom. I feel like my glass of wine is the only thing getting me through the day. If I let go of drinking, how can I handle all the things that are thrown at me?

Tune in to hear the coaches tackle these tough questions. And find out how we can begin shifting the social norm of justifying our drinking to “survive parenthood”.

Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, Annie has three secrets to control your drinking and she and I are going to teach them all LIVE in a special 3-day FREE virtual event. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) live with us! Don’t miss this amazing event - learn more and save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there!

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Emily’s Website

Sober Mom Squad

Jul 16, 2022
EP 505: This Naked Mind for Nicotine with William and Scott
47:42

Check out this special podcast episode in which Annie Grace announces her partnership with William Porter - Author of Nicotine Explained & Alcohol Explained - in their co-authored release of This Naked Mind: Nicotine.

William and TNM head coach Scott Pinyard join to recount their personal struggles to change their relationships with nicotine. And how it went hand-in-hand with tackling their drinking habits. 

Find out how This Naked Mind principles are reaching habits beyond alcohol in this exciting book release - Pre-order your copy today!

Here’s a question I get quite often: Annie, do you think your science-backed, grace led approach to alcohol could work for other things? Things like nicotine? People have asked me this question for years and the answer is a resounding yes! And, finally, there’s a book for that. William Porter, author of Alcohol Explained, and I have joined forces to bring you This Naked Mind: Nicotine - We have combined our proven, habit-breaking systems that have helped thousands overcome alcohol to now help people quit smoking and vaping. Start your no-nicotine journey today by pre-ordering This Naked Mind: Nicotine at ThisNakedMindNicotine.com.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

This Naked Mind: Nicotine (Pre-order)

William Porter's Author Page

Jul 15, 2022
EP 504: Reader Question - How do I stay alcohol free when the horror of drinking has faded?
07:07

We often make commitments to stop drinking in order to escape from the pain and horrors we experience (i.e. hangovers or embarrassment of a boozy night.)

But as humans, we also experience another powerful motivator that can help us find lasting change.

Tune in to find out what this more sustainable motivator is, and how it can jumpstart your AF journey.

Please don’t forget to check out This Naked Mind Companion App in the app store, on Google Play, or online at ThisNakedMindApp.com. More than 700 Q&A videos, The Alcohol Experiment, our global community, and so much more - private, off social media, free. All in one place and conveniently tucked right in your back pocket. I really hope to see you there. ThisNakedMindApp.com.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Jul 09, 2022
EP 503: Naked Life Story - Jenny J.
58:38

Jenny’s relationship with alcohol and drinking took a dangerous turn after her gastric bypass surgery. 

Instead of using food to cope with her emotions, she turned to her wine - Which was now much more dangerous to her body than it ever was before.

Tune in to find out how This Naked Mind helped her discover that there was another way out. And how her hope-filled life is now assisting others with finding their own freedom.

Please don’t forget to check out This Naked Mind Companion App in the app store, on Google Play, or online at ThisNakedMindApp.com. More than 700 Q&A videos, The Alcohol Experiment, our global community, and so much more - private, off social media, free. All in one place and conveniently tucked right in your back pocket. I really hope to see you there. ThisNakedMindApp.com.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Link:

Jenny J’s Coaching Page

Jul 08, 2022
EP 502: Reader Question - How do I ignore alcohol-positive media?
07:15

We live in an alcohol-saturated world - So is it even possible to ignore alcohol-positive media?

Find out which two things we can start doing today to shift our attention in a more positive and empowering direction.

Please don’t forget to check out This Naked Mind Companion App in the app store, on Google Play, or online at ThisNakedMindApp.com. More than 700 Q&A videos, The Alcohol Experiment, our global community, and so much more - private, off social media, free. All in one place and conveniently tucked right in your back pocket. I really hope to see you there. ThisNakedMindApp.com.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Jul 02, 2022
EP 501: The Manic Episodes with Mary Lambert and Wyatt Hermansen
01:18:35

Tune in for Annie’s interview on The Manic Episodes podcast with Mary Lambert and Wyatt Hermansen. They discuss an array of topics from: how the conversation about alcohol has shifted in our society - To what Annie wishes she would have known prior to starting This Naked Mind.

You won’t want to miss any part of this funny, yet deeply personal conversation!

Please don’t forget to check out This Naked Mind Companion App in the app store, on Google Play, or online at ThisNakedMindApp.com. More than 700 Q&A videos, The Alcohol Experiment, our global community, and so much more - private, off social media, free. All in one place and conveniently tucked right in your back pocket. I really hope to see you there. ThisNakedMindApp.com.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

The Manic Episodes Podcast

The Manic Episodes - Instagram

Mary and Wyatt’s TNM Podcast Interview

Jul 01, 2022
EP 500: Reader Question - How can I stop judging people who still drink?
09:59

After finding freedom from alcohol, it can be tempting to begin judging people who still choose to drink. 

In this reader question, Annie shares the most powerful way to make an impact with your new AF lifestyle. Without judging those who are on their own journey.

I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90-days from now you discover a new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame. The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more.

Jun 25, 2022
EP 499: Naked Life Story - Kim & Evan
50:57

Kim’s drinking left her at the bottom of a dark pit with seemingly no escape - Until her husband helped pull her out of the depths, and joined her on a journey of quitting alcohol together.

Tune in to hear how a story that was intertwined in drinking became a lighter, brighter and happier future - free from booze.

I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90-days from now you discover a new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame. The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more.

Episode Links:

A Sober and Strong Mom Blog

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Jun 24, 2022
EP 498: Reader Question - Using alcohol to deal with depression
09:14

The first few weeks of your alcohol-free journey may result in dealing with feelings of depression. 

Join Annie as she helps us better understand what your brain is going through in those first few weeks without alcohol. And how you can combat these feelings with knowledge that will empower you to stay the course.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another LIVE Alcohol Experiment. If you do not know about the Alcohol Experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to LiveAlcoholExperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to LiveAlcoholExperiment.com.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Jun 18, 2022
EP 497: Naked Life Story - Laurel
35:14

Laurel never thought alcohol was a problem for her, she just wanted to quit blacking out from her nights of drinking. 

Find out how This Naked Mind podcast helped her realize that she could simply stop drinking because she wanted to, and not because she hit a shameful rock bottom.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another LIVE Alcohol Experiment. If you do not know about the Alcohol Experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to LiveAlcoholExperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to LiveAlcoholExperiment.com.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

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Laurel’s Instagram Page

Jun 17, 2022
EP 496: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
30:34

In this month’s coaching questions, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes TNM coach Dr. Ginny Trierweiler. Dr. Ginny’s niche is helping women over the age of 40 who find their overdrinking and overeating are becoming a concern and beginning to threaten their future.

Join Dr. Ginny and Scott as they discuss the following listener's questions:

  1. I use two things to cope with stress - food and alcohol. I’m worried that if I quit drinking I’ll be picking up all types of unhealthy snacks to deal with the stress. I feel stuck.
  2. I keep thinking about my reasons for quitting drinking and they always boil down to my grandkids. I want to do more with them and I want to be there longer for them. I always end up feeling so bad when I choose to drink even though I’ve kept them as my "why" so firmly in my mind. What can I do to make myself understand that they are more important than alcohol?
  3. My drinking has skyrocketed through all the world events over the last year. And I’m feeling like I’m on the edge of “out of control.” Uncertainty is really taking a toll on me. How can I handle this?

Tune in to hear the coaches discuss how these listeners can find a more direct path to habit change and start shifting their mindset today.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another LIVE Alcohol Experiment. If you do not know about the Alcohol Experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to LiveAlcoholExperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to LiveAlcoholExperiment.com.

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Dr. Ginny's Coaching Page

Jun 11, 2022
EP 495: Naked Life Story - Peggi
38:27

Peggi found herself turning to alcohol to deal with the powerlessness she felt from her career in social work.

When the change she was seeking in the world began negatively affecting her family - she knew it was time for a shift in her lifestyle.

Tune in to hear how This Naked Mind helped change her life and is now transforming the trajectory of her entire family.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another LIVE Alcohol Experiment. If you do not know about the Alcohol Experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to LiveAlcoholExperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to LiveAlcoholExperiment.com.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

This Side of Alcohol by Peggi Cooney

Alcohol Explained 2 by William Porter

100 Days of Lasting Challenge

Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol by Anne Dowsett Johnston

Jun 10, 2022
EP 494: Reader Question - How to stop drinking at home alone
08:59

When you’ve decided to cut back on your drinking, being at home alone can be very triggering if you’re surrounded by temptation.

Join Annie as she explains two tips for diminishing triggers and cravings so that your home can be a safe haven during your AF journey.

Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, I have three secrets to control your drinking and I am going to teach them all LIVE in a special 3-day FREE virtual event from June 6-8. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) live with us! Save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there!

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Jun 04, 2022
EP 493: ‘Dear Alcohol’ with Dax
43:18

Rapper Dax’s latest hit ‘Dear Alcohol’ started as a poem that he wrote while he was still drinking. He wrestled with the question of whether he could quit if he wanted to and became curious about what life could be like without the crutch of alcohol.

The success of the song and the positivity he has received from listeners has kept Dax on an AF journey that is helping him feel fully present and more confident than ever.

Tune in to hear how Dax’s journey with alcohol began and how finding freedom has helped him deepen his connection with himself in the world.

Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, I have three secrets to control your drinking and I am going to teach them all LIVE in a special 3-day FREE virtual event from June 6-8. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) live with us! Save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there!

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Dear Alcohol Music Video by Dax

Can I Moderate FREE Ebook

Jun 03, 2022
EP 492: Reader Question - Why drinking is more boring than not drinking
07:23

When we reframe our thinking, we often find that drinking at special events can actually be more boring than if we were not drinking.

By numbing the variety of emotions and richness of the experience with alcohol, our brains actually function slower. Causing us to miss out on all that the event has to offer.

Tune in to hear three steps for reframing your thinking so that you can overcome the boredom you think you’re feeling when you don’t drink.

Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, I have three secrets to control your drinking and I am going to teach them all LIVE in a special 3-day FREE virtual event from June 6-8. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) live with us! Save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there!

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

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Podcast EP 32 - How Do I Overcome the Trigger of Boredom?

May 28, 2022
EP 491: Naked Life Story - Natalie
40:13

After having her first child, Natalie began drinking more than ever. She was using alcohol to suppress her anxiety but ended up fueling her new mom guilt and killing her artistic creativity.

After finding The Alcohol Experiment, Natalie was able to discover her hidden artistic abilities - Which are now serving as a platform to help others find freedom. Check out her story and her delicious mocktail recipes at the link below.

Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, I have three secrets to control your drinking and I am going to teach them all LIVE in a special 3-day FREE virtual event from June 6-8. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) live with us! Save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there!

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Natalie's website - Mindfulmocktail.com

Natalie's Instagram Page

May 27, 2022
EP 490: Reader Question: How do I know if I relapsed?
10:28

At This Naked Mind we don’t use the word "relapse", instead we look at the alcohol journey as a series of data points. 

Tune in to hear Annie discuss this terminology. And how this incredibly informative process is the fastest way to escape the shame and blame of drinking.

Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to ThisNakedMind.com/Intensive.  

And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

May 21, 2022
EP 489: Naked Life Story - Kim R.
51:26

Kim often found herself drinking to cope with loneliness. To the point where she no longer trusted herself and felt fundamentally flawed.

She attempted to control her drinking in order to avoid going to AA. But when she ended up in a meeting her shame voice became louder than ever.

Tune in to find out how This Naked Mind was the key she was searching for to unlock a better version of herself - One that she always hoped existed.

Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at ThisNakedMind.com/DigitalTicket.

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Kim's Coaching Page

Sober party people (FB group)

May 20, 2022
EP 488: Reader Question: The best strategy for overcoming a craving
07:27

There are many different ways you can approach overcoming a craving. In this reader’s question, Annie shares the best way she has found to truly solve the craving. 

Tune in to find out how this simple, yet intense practice can help create an awareness that actually prevents the craving from returning.

Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

May 14, 2022
EP 487: Naked Life Story - Michael O.
41:20

Michael started frequenting pubs at an early age, but in his early 30s began to question the connection between alcohol and the mental health issues he was experiencing.

He slowed down for a while but it wasn't long before he returned to the booze. When he decided to truly quit, he was surprised to find his irritability was gone.

Find out how he is now relishing in feeling fully present to every moment with his new alcohol-free life.

Hi. Super exciting news. So The Alcohol Experiment book is being released. Actually it got released just a few days ago with the expanded edition. What does expanded edition mean? It means that every single day throughout the book there are deep reflective journal entries that have been added with space to write which is so cool and so exciting. So you really make it your own. And, the reason I did this is because I truly believe that the deepest wisdom you will access throughout the 30 days of The Alcohol Experiment comes from within you. You know more about what’s best for you than anybody else in the entire world. And I know sometimes that can be hard to believe but when you really access your own wisdom it is so profound. So you can pick up your own copy at alcoholexperimentbook.com and check it out. It’s really powerful.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Alcohol Explained by William Porter

12 Rules of Life by Jordan B. Peterson

May 13, 2022
EP 486: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
31:46

In this month’s coaching questions, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes TNM coach Marilin Colon. Marilin’s niche is helping cancer survivors and people who want to improve their overall health by changing their relationship with alcohol. 

Join Marilin and Scott as they discuss the following listener's questions:

  1. I’m in a constant state of panic and am triggered by all the things that are happening in the world. I fear not being able to stop drinking but don’t know how to manage it all. How can I work through this physical and mental feeling that is all-consuming?
  2. I’m struggling with my non-negotiable goal of not drinking when I’m home alone. I’m having trouble committing to it and often slip back into mindless drinking (even though I know relaxation fades after the first glass.) Please help me find strategies to commit.

Tune in to find out how the coaches answer these questions. Be sure to check out Marilin’s important message about her personal journey with alcohol and surviving breast cancer.

Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

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Marilin's Coaching Page

May 07, 2022
EP 485: Happy Days with Gabby Bernstein
34:08

Gabby Bernstein never understood why she struggled with alcohol until she was able to uncover trauma that was deeply buried from her past. 

Tune in to find out how healing from this trauma was her true path to recovery. Learn why she believes every person struggling with alcohol use disorder should read her new, deeply vulnerable book titled, Happy Days: The Guided Path from Trauma to Profound Freedom and Inner Peace.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Happy Days: The Guided Path from Trauma to Profound Freedom and Inner Peace by Gabrielle Bernstein

May Cause Miracles: A 40-Day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness by Gabrielle Bernstein

Judgment Detox: Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back From Living A Better Life by Gabrielle Bernstein

Spirit Junkie: A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein

The Universe Has Your Back: How to Feel Safe and Trust Your Life No Matter What by Gabby Bernstein

Dear Gabby Podcast

May 06, 2022
EP 484: Reader Question - What is the most life-changing thing you ever learned?
11:51

Finding freedom from alcohol is a life-changing event, but Annie’s biggest lesson learned is one that can impact ALL parts of your life.

Find out how this simple concept can help you regain control over much more than just alcohol!

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another LIVE Alcohol Experiment. If you do not know about the Alcohol Experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to LiveAlcoholExperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to LiveAlcoholExperiment.com.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Apr 30, 2022
EP 483: Naked Life Story - Steve
39:53

Alcohol robs us of many things - for Steve, that included his longtime boyfriend, Ryan dying from alcohol use.

This tragedy left Steve with unbearable guilt and pain. The best way for him to cope was by drinking. It took a trip to the hospital via ambulance to force him to evaluate his own future.

Find out how This Naked Mind helped inspire him to bring conversations about alcohol use disorder to the mainstream media. Also, be sure to check out his deeply personal article featured in New York Magazine’s “The Cut”. See link below.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

I Wish I’d Realized How Bad My Ex’s Drinking Was

Living Naked Membership

Apr 29, 2022
EP 482: Reader Question - How to break free from rules around drinking
16:28

Deciding to cut back on alcohol can create an endless list of rules around drinking.

“I’m not going to drink until the weekend.” “Only 2 glasses max.” “Only on special occasions.”

These rules can get exhausting and cause a lot of emotional pain. Leaving you feeling deprived and resentful.

In this week’s reader question, Annie explains why her personal journey with alcohol led her to a radical decision to stop trying to stop drinking. Find out how removing the rules helped her escape the noise and clear space for new knowledge and emotions about alcohol.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another LIVE Alcohol Experiment. If you do not know about The Alcohol Experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to livealcoholexperiment.com.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Apr 23, 2022
EP 481: Naked Life Story - Skye
35:04

Alcohol was entrenched in Skye’s identity. To the point where she felt like removing it from her life would be like, “pulling her soul out of her body.”

But, when she watched a video of herself drunk at a bar, she realized she had become the woman and mother that she never intended to be. 

Tune in to hear how Skye discovered her true self alcohol-free. And now looks forward to unveiling new parts of herself and real passions every day.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. 

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Unexpected Alchemy: Poems of Addiction and Awakening by Skye Nicholson

Skye’s Coaching Page

Apr 22, 2022
EP 480: Reader Question - What is the correlation between alcohol and anxiety?
12:48

It is common to battle with anxious feelings after a night of drinking - but is there really a correlation between alcohol and anxiety?

Take a journey with Annie as she explains the chemical reaction that happens within our bodies after consuming alcohol. And how the brain is triggered to produce two powerful stimulants which put our emotions into overdrive. 

Stay tuned to discover an easy way to test and find relief from your own anxiousness.

Have you found freedom from alcohol but find yourself still trying to escape your life? So, now what? Are you craving joy and happiness? Do you know that you are meant for something more? Are you ready to start living a life you love? I know how it feels. The same thing happened to me after I stopped drinking. I knew there was more for me and I found it. You can, too. That’s why we have created the Living Naked membership. Because I don’t want you to have to go through the next part of your journey alone. I want you to live a life where you are in control and at peace. You deserve it. Find out if Living Naked is perfect for you at LivingNakedPath.com.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Apr 16, 2022
EP 479: Naked Life Story - Bonnie
32:54

For years drugs and alcohol numbed Bonnie's pain from battling anxiety and panic attacks. After 9 years of alcohol-free living she thought she had won the battle for good.

Find out how the slippery slope of alcohol re-entered her life, and how This Naked Mind finally led her to a quiet surrender, free from moderation.

Be sure to check out Bonnie's empowering books for children which demonstrate how to manage thoughts and anxiety through mindfulness. Find the links below for Catching Thoughts and Tasting Words by Bonnie Clark.

Have you found freedom from alcohol but find yourself still trying to escape your life? So, now what? Are you craving joy and happiness? Do you know that you are meant for something more? Are you ready to start living a life you love? I know how it feels. The same thing happened to me after I stopped drinking. I knew there was more for me and I found it. You can, too. That’s why we have created the Living Naked membership. Because I don’t want you to have to go through the next part of your journey alone. I want you to live a life where you are in control and at peace. You deserve it. Find out if Living Naked is perfect for you at LivingNakedPath.com.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Catching Thoughts by Bonnie Clark

Taste Your Words by Bonnie Clark

Switch on Your Brain by Caroline Leaf

Apr 15, 2022
EP 478: Reader Question - What can I substitute for alcohol to feel good?
08:16

There are an infinite number of things in the world you can substitute for alcohol depending on what you personally enjoy. But a more important question might be, what is the need you’re filling with alcohol in the first place?

Join Annie as she explains the two things alcohol indisputably does for us physically, and how we can decide on a better, non-numbing substitute to fill the need in our own lives.

Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to AlcoholExperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at AlcoholExperiment.com.

Apr 09, 2022
EP 477: Naked Life Story - Sharon
25:48

Sharon had always been the one to outdrink her friends, but found herself becoming bored of the repetitiveness of drunk nights. Later in life, she started to become curious about the “magic” people spoke about when living alcohol-free.

Find out how a break for Sober October set her on a path of no-return and how she is now singing the joys of sobriety in her podcast titled, Over the Influence.

Have you found freedom from alcohol but find yourself still trying to escape your life? So, now what? Are you craving joy and happiness? Do you know that you are meant for something more? Are you ready to start living a life you love? I know how it feels. The same thing happened to me after I stopped drinking. I knew there was more for me and I found it. You can, too. That’s why we have created the Living Naked membership. Because I don’t want you to have to go through the next part of your journey alone. I want you to live a life where you are in control and at peace. You deserve it. Find out if Living Naked is perfect for you at LivingNakedPath.com.

Episode Links:

Over The Influence Podcast

Over The Influence Podcast interview w/ Annie Grace

Apr 08, 2022
EP 476: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
36:46

In this month’s coaching questions, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes TNM coach Jim Shovlin. Jim specializes in helping retiree’s and grandparents navigate the challenges of having more free-time without alcohol.

Join Jim and Scott as they discuss the following listener's challenges:

  1. I’m convinced a lot of my drinking over decades has been because of boredom. I’m so conditioned to fill idle time with booze and bars that I’m finding it hard to replace. How do I pick up new habits? And what is the best way for me to learn how to utilize my free time now that I’m not drinking?
  2. I’m 49 days AF and loving it! I’m starting to feel like there are a lot of things in my life I want to change. Is this normal? Am I in the middle of a late midlife crisis? What do I do with it?
  3. How do I continue to have a relationship with my family and friends, when they all continue to drink?

Tune in to find out what the coaches suggest for these questions.

Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to ThisNakedMind.com/Intensive.  

And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Jim's Coaching Page

Apr 02, 2022
EP 475: One Last Drop with Ryan Stock
45:10

As an athlete, Ryan Stock found himself drinking to celebrate wins and to cope with losses. And alcohol always helped him escape the pressures to perform. But after his 3 year old son comforted him during an alarming trip to the ER, he knew something had to change.

Tune in to find out how Ryan found freedom from alcohol by tackling his crippling lack of self-worth. And is now sharing his story through his honest and powerful book and documentary titled One Last Drop.

Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at ThisNakedMind.com/DigitalTicket.

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

One Last Drop: The Ripple Effects of Alcohol, Athletics, and Love by Ryan Stock

One Last Drop documentary

Apr 01, 2022
EP 474: Does Annie Grace Moderate?
09:11

When Annie Grace started her journey with changing her relationship with alcohol her goal was to make it, “small and irrelevant” in her life. So, does that mean that she moderates her drinking today?

Tune in to hear how Annie created herself an emotion-based goal instead of a behavior-based goal and how this focus on feeling different helped her make a decision on moderation that was right for her. And how she has stuck with it for 8 years.

Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, I have three secrets to control your drinking and I am going to teach them all LIVE in a special 3-day FREE virtual event from March 28-30. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) live with us! Save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there!

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

The 6 Vital Things You Need to Know About Moderation

Mar 26, 2022
EP 473: Naked Life Story - Susan
46:14

A glass of wine at the end of a stressful day was normal for Susan, and she always considered it harmless gray area drinking - Until her pastor suggested she attend an AA meeting. Reluctantly, she went to the meeting and left with the idea that her self-worth was tied up in this one behavior - She was only “good” if she didn’t drink. 

Find out how Susan was able to detangle this shame inducing experience and become “alive” to an AF lifestyle she is extremely proud of today.

Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, I have three secrets to control your drinking and I am going to teach them all LIVE in a special 3-day FREE virtual event from March 28-30. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) live with us! Save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there!

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Susan’s Coaching Page

TNM FREE Webinar

Mar 25, 2022
EP 472: How long does alcohol stay in my body after I stop drinking?
08:24

There are many factors that determine how long alcohol stays in the body because, of course, we are all different. Our bodies are different sizes, our tolerance levels are different, the length of time we’ve been drinkers is different, etc. And to throw one more complicated difference in the mix, our brains and how they compensate for the presence of alcohol are different.

Join Annie as she introduces an analogy that demonstrates how the brain compensates for the presence of alcohol even before we drink in order to attempt overall balance in our very different bodies.

Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, I have three secrets to control your drinking and I am going to teach them all LIVE in a special 3-day FREE virtual event from March 28-30. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) live with us! Save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there!

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Mar 19, 2022
EP 471: Naked Life Story - Casey
35:03

Casey spent many years rationalizing her drinking. And battled a constant debate in her head of, “Do I just abuse alcohol, or am I an alcoholic?”

Find out how her rebellion against the 'alcoholic' stigma and connecting with a sober coach helped her ditch the fear of a life completely free from alcohol.

Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, I have three secrets to control your drinking and I am going to teach them all LIVE in a special 3-day FREE virtual event from March 28-30. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) live with us! Save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there!

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Casey’s Podcast

Casey’s Podcast interview with Annie

Casey’s Website

Mar 18, 2022
EP 470: When will I start feeling better without alcohol?
07:14

There are two aspects to feeling better without alcohol–physical and emotional. And determining the time it takes for each to rebalance after drinking is measured on entirely different scales.

Join Annie as she discusses how the body rids of alcohol much quicker than the mind heals from the emotional draw or connection to it. And if you’re looking to change your relationship with alcohol; Find out how it is possible to change your emotional response even before you stop drinking.

Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Mar 12, 2022
EP 469: Naked Life Story - Samantha
20:38

Samantha’s drinking seemed under control and socially accepted, so she never questioned it until an embarrassing lack of judgment (that she didn’t even remember) left her guilt-ridden and ashamed.

Tune in to find out how fully feeling her emotions helped her to make the decision to ditch alcohol for good. And what it took for her to gain the confidence she was seeking in her social life all along.

Hi. Super exciting news. So The Alcohol Experiment book is being released. Actually it got released just a few days ago with the expanded edition. What does expanded edition mean? It means that every single day throughout the book there are deep reflective journal entries that have been added with space to write which is so cool and so exciting. So you really make it your own. And, the reason I did this is because I truly believe that the deepest wisdom you will access throughout the 30 days of The Alcohol Experiment comes from within you. You know more about what’s best for you than anybody else in the entire world. And I know sometimes that can be hard to believe but when you really access your own wisdom it is so profound. So you can pick up your own copy at alcoholexperimentbook.com and check it out. It’s really powerful.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Samantha’s blog

Mar 11, 2022
EP 468: Can I just have a drink once in a while?
09:50

Many people question the harm of a drink once in a while when they begin their new journey with alcohol. And often the thought of having to stop drinking forever can prevent us from moving in any direction at all.

Join Annie as she presents a pressure-free scenario that will help you make the decision for yourself based on education and curiosity without fear.

Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Mar 05, 2022
EP 467: Naked Life Story - Krystle
32:50

Krystle struggled with a conflicting desire to drink most of her life. With a father who leaned heavily on alcohol, it seemed like the glue that would finally bind them together and gain the approval she had always sought.

Tune in to find out how her continued attempts at a dry January and discovering the TNM podcast helped her gain the confidence to begin designing a life full of meaning and self-worth.

Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to alcoholexperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at alcoholexperiment.com

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober: Discovering a happy, healthy, wealthy alcohol-free life by Catherine Gray

We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life by Laura McKowen

Mar 04, 2022
EP 466: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
39:25

In this month’s coaching questions, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes TNM coach Brandi Babb. Brandi specializes in helping people navigate an alcohol-free life when their professional or home life still includes alcohol.

Join Brandi and Scott as they work through the following social dilemmas.

  1. I’m in a place where I feel like going AF is not an option. My parents and husband drink every night. How can I deal with this?
  2. There are people at my work that went AF for 30 days and they all seemed to have an easy time. I tried it and only made it a few days. What is a good next step for me?
  3. All of my friends drink. I have been AF for 45 days. How do I stay connected with my friends while keeping my AF streak going?

Tune in to find out how the coaches tackle these questions and why they all three have a similar solution.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Brandi's Coaching Page

Feb 26, 2022
EP 465: Naked Life Story - Donna
40:17

Drinking with an anxiety disorder made rolling with the waves of life nearly impossible for Donna. As life and loss dragged her down, alcohol took her deeper.

Find out how she was able to resurface and begin accepting life as it is after going through the 30-day Alcohol Experiment. And discover what life with anxiety is like alcohol-free.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. If you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

We’ve Got To Stop Meeting Like This by Donna Ferris

This Thich Nhat Hanh Poem Taught Me Mindful Drinking by Donna Ferris (Article)

Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK by Mark Manson

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A Singer

Feb 25, 2022
EP 464: Reader Question - How can drinking less make me healthier?
10:25

Drinking alcohol impacts every part of your body in some way, but did you know that simply cutting back on your consumption can shift those physical effects?

Join Annie as she takes us through not only the positive medical reasons for lessening our drinking, but also the vanity perks that you may never have thought affected your appearance.

Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to alcoholexperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at alcoholexperiment.com.

Feb 19, 2022
EP 463: The First Day with Chris Herren
37:55

Former professional basketball player, author and speaker Chris Herren joins Annie to discuss the first day of exposure to alcohol as a child in an unbalanced household. 

Often we talk about the worst days of addiction, but Chris explains why discussing the impacts of day one can help us truly understand the progression of alcohol addiction overtime. 

Tune in to hear how Chris now shares his powerful story to thousands of kids who are living with the same impacts of alcohol in the home, and how he offers them a way to navigate their way back to balance.

Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.  

And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Chris's website

The First Day Film

The Herren Project

Unguarded (DVD)

Feb 18, 2022
EP 462: Reader Question - What made Annie Grace stop drinking?
11:34

In this week’s reader question Annie takes a journey down memory lane and explains the details of how she personally stopped drinking for good.

Tune in to hear what goal she set for herself that finally enabled her to find success in making a change.

Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at thisnakedmind.com/digitalticket.

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Feb 12, 2022
EP 461: Naked Life Story - Payal
28:30

Payal always thought at some point she would “get it together” and quit her lifestyle of binge drinking and blacking out. But as she continued along the same path even as a new wife and then new mother, she began to doubt her ability to change.

Tune in to find out how a comment from a complete stranger helped to open up her eyes and take the first steps toward a new life.

Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Feb 11, 2022
EP 460: Reader Question - Why do I keep ruining my sobriety?
07:09

Reaching an alcohol-free milestone is a HUGE accomplishment – So why can a simple trigger cause us to pick up a drink and make us feel like we ruined everything we’ve accomplished?

In this week’s reader question Annie shares two things you can start doing today to diminish the intensity of triggers and set your brain on a better path to freedom.

Can you believe it's already February? What happened to January? It's gone already, and with it a lot of people's New Year's resolutions. Maybe you started off the year wanting to drink less or nothing at all, but you find yourself still drinking.

If that's you, you're not alone. But maybe now you're ready to take back control. The answer's actually not in restriction or deprivation and you don't need more willpower. I'm here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you. A total non-issue, where you can take it or leave it. The first step is joining us for a very special and completely FREE 5-day virtual event starting February 7th. We'll be teaching you exactly how to take back control of your drinking even if your New Year's resolutions haven't stuck. Save your spot today at controlalcohollive.com. We can't wait to see you there!

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Feb 05, 2022
EP 459: Naked Life Story - Sam
32:25

Sam’s cravings for alcohol always seemed to win when it came up against his heavy OCD or anxiety. But through the struggle, he could hear the echoes of his true self calling for a way out.

Find out how he escaped the constant yo-yo of quitting and starting drinking again through writing, traveling and spiritual discovery.

Can you believe it's already February? What happened to January? It's gone already, and with it a lot of people's New Year's resolutions. Maybe you started off the year wanting to drink less or nothing at all, but you find yourself still drinking.

If that's you, you're not alone. But maybe now you're ready to take back control. The answer's actually not in restriction or deprivation and you don't need more willpower. I'm here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you. A total non-issue, where you can take it or leave it. The first step is joining us for a very special and completely FREE 5-day virtual event starting February 7th. We'll be teaching you exactly how to take back control of your drinking even if your New Year's resolutions haven't stuck. Save your spot today at controlalcohollive.com. We can't wait to see you there!

And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Present & Sober Podcast

Sam’s Coaching Page

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

 

Feb 04, 2022
EP 458: Reader Question - How can I heal when I drink to numb an abusive past?
12:52

Alcohol is more addictive when the brain is experiencing pain. And the pain of an abusive past can feel like a cycle that may never end.

In this week’s reader question Annie discusses how repetitive thoughts that are causing pain can be redirected through coaching. And how practicing incremental positive thoughts can create new pathways in the brain to help end the destructive emotional loop.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

 

Jan 29, 2022
EP 457: Naked Life Story - Zac
48:23

As a young kid, Zac learned that drinking was what men did to have fun and be happy and he assumed that identity for most of his life.

Find out how his profession of motivational speaking and his influencer status made him re-evaluate his relationship with alcohol to become the husband and family man he inspired others to be.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Sober Letters to My Drunken Self by Ed Latimore

Talking to Strangers by Malcom Madwell

Jan 28, 2022
EP 456: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
32:17

In this month’s coaching questions, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes TNM coach Cash Freitas. Cash specializes in helping young professionals and working parents find freedom from alcohol and obtain emotional balance in their busy lives.

Cash has a  background in therapy which pairs perfectly with This Naked Mind’s belief that thoughts drive behavior. Join Cash and Scott as they work through the following belief roadblocks.

  1. I feel like I’m obsessing about NOT drinking. I’m always reminding myself about the negatives of drinking so that I don’t do it. It feels like I’m brainwashing myself – although I know it’s all true. Can you help?
  2. I stopped drinking for a month and felt great! However, a stressful event happened and I started drinking again - thinking it would be short-lived. I am now frustrated that I’m struggling to stop once again. Is this normal?
  3. How do I get unstuck from the belief that I’m not worth a good and healthy life? This belief keeps me making wrong decisions typically around drinking. Or, could it be an excuse for not taking firm and consistent action? Thanks for your help.

Tune in to find out how the coaches answer these emotionally-packed questions. And stick around for Scott’s curveball question.

Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to alcoholexperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at alcoholexperiment.com

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Cash’s Coaching Page

Jan 22, 2022
EP 455: Freedom From Food with Jessi Jean
43:43

Often when people get to a point of freedom from alcohol they turn to food as a replacement for self-medication and numbing. 

Join Annie and certified eating psychology coach Jessi Jean as they dig into the similar struggles that exist with food and alcohol and how feeling confident in your relationship with them starts with compassion and curiosity.

Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.  

And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Podcast with Jessi and Peggy

Food Freedom online program

Dear Body Podcast

Jessi’s Instagram

Jessi’s Tik Tok

Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach by RDN Evelyn Tribole, MS

Jan 21, 2022
EP 454: How can I get away from the label ‘alcoholic’?
13:43

When you feel like a label has been placed on you, it can be really triggering to an array of emotions. Especially when that label taps into something you have deeply struggled with for some time.

In this week’s reader question, Annie presents three things to think about when those emotions start to rise up. Find out how to diffuse judgement with a new kind of energy.

Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at thisnakedmind.com/digitalticket.

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Jan 15, 2022
EP 453: Naked Life Story - Kim S.
42:55

Kim S. was a closet binge drinker who would hide bottles of vodka around the house and plan her daily events around her next drink.

Find out how This Naked Mind and struggles with infertility helped her to finally ditch her destructive cycle and find compassion for herself.

Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Jan 14, 2022
EP 452: What I Wish I Knew Before My First Drink - The Pitcher Plant, A Deadly Warning
05:58

In the final episode of Annie’s 4-part series, What I Wish I Knew Before My First Drink - Annie paints a picture of how the slide into alcohol can be similar to a bug attempting to drink from a pitcher plant.

Though we might believe we can simply fly away at any point, this slow hard-to-control journey can happen to any one of us. Tune in to hear the story.

Hi. Super exciting news. So The Alcohol Experiment book is released in the expanded edition. What does expanded edition mean? It means that every single day throughout the book there are deep reflective journal entries that have been added with space to write which is so cool and so exciting. So you really make it your own. And, the reason I did this is because I truly believe that the deepest wisdom you will access throughout the 30 days of The Alcohol Experiment comes from within you. You know more about what’s best for you than anybody else in the entire world. And I know sometimes that can be hard to believe but when you really access your own wisdom it is so profound. So you can pick up your own copy at alcoholexperimentbook.com and check it out. It’s really powerful.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links: 

Easy Way to Control Alcohol by Allen Carr

Chris Herren - The Herren Project

Jan 08, 2022
EP 451: Naked Life Story - Chelsea
33:36

Chelsea’s comfort zone was drinking at home to relax from the pressures of life while also connecting with her husband. But when she began noticing the effects their relationship with alcohol was having on her kids, she signed up for The Alcohol Experiment.

Find out how the quote, “hard now, easy later” resonated with her from day one of the challenge and changed her life forever.

Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days.

Episode Links:

Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life by Glennon Doyle

Jan 07, 2022
EP 450: What I Wish I Knew Before My First Drink - An Unfair Trade
04:24

In the third episode of Annie’s 4-part series, What I Wish I Knew Before My First Drink - Annie talks about the journey your blood alcohol content takes with one drink of alcohol. 

Find out how a few minutes of energetic-euphoria can leave you with hours of tired and depressed feelings.

Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to alcoholexperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at alcoholexperiment.com

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Jan 01, 2022
EP 449: Naked Life Story - Alison
35:29

Alison always had a passion for health and wellness but when her identity shifted as a new mom, she started finding herself turning to alcohol to feel free.

Find out how she was able to clear the clutter that alcohol left in her brain to embrace a healthy life that is helping others in the process.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Alison's Coaching Page

Dec 31, 2021
EP 448: What I Wish I Knew Before My First Drink - The Thief of Joy
10:53

In the second episode of Annie’s 4-part series, What I Wish I Knew Before My First Drink - Annie talks about the process the brain naturally follows to stay in balance and how alcohol totally disrupts it.

The counterbalancing game that takes place in an effort to kick alcohol out of the body also leaves you with moments of stolen joy—The joy you thought you were experiencing from drinking in the first place. Tune in to find out how.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Dec 25, 2021
EP 447: Naked Life Story - Katie
46:22

Katie experienced a traumatic attack one night and she turned to a therapist to deal with the aftereffects. When antidepressant meds were prescribed, Katie began feeling the urge to drink alcohol. 

Her daily drinking was not helping with the sadness she was feeling and she soon began questioning the other substance that she was putting in her body. 

Find out how Katie’s new alcohol-free beginning enabled her to finally be vulnerable enough to deal with some deep generational trauma.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to livealcoholexperiment.com.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Race Is a Wolf by kt Mather

My Favorite Murder Podcast

Did Alcohol Give Me My Breast Cancer by Mother Jones

Dec 24, 2021
EP 446: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
30:38

In this month’s coaching questions, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes TNM coach Debi Talbert. Debi specializes in helping 50+ year olds and life coaches navigate following their dreams without the road-blocking effects of alcohol.

Find out how Debi uses her former profession as a flight attendant to help individuals find their closest exits and put on their own safety devices first before helping others -- when it comes to alcohol.

Join Debi and Scott as they discuss these tough questions:

  1. I’ve been drinking for so long that I don’t feel like I know myself without alcohol. Have you helped people work through this? How has it gone for them?
  2. I feel like there are a lot of things in my life that I want to change now that I’m alcohol-free. Is this normal? How do I work with it?

Tune in to find out how the coaches answer these questions. And explain how working with a coach can be a short-cut to getting where you want to go quicker.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to livealcoholexperiment.com.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Debi’s Coach Page

Dec 18, 2021
EP 445: Finding Joy with Catherine Gray
29:55

Best selling author Catherine Gray joins Annie to discuss the unexpected joy she finds in being alcohol-free. 

Find out how Catherine’s obsessive desire to become more informed about what she was putting in her body helped her escape the allure of alcohol. And how her new lifestyle continues to open doors for joy to keep coming.

Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.  

And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Sunshine Warm Sober by Catherine Gray

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober by Catherine Gray

Adverse Childhood Experiences Questionnaire

The Body Keeps Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

Catherine’s Instagram

Dec 17, 2021
EP 444: What I Wish I Knew Before My First Drink - Bison Hunting and Raspberries
07:07

Check out Annie’s 4-part video series called, What I Wish I Knew Before My First Drink

In this first episode, Annie talks about the idea of bison hunting and raspberries. And how dopamine can trick the brain by making us feel like we want something even though we might not necessarily like it.

Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at thisnakedmind.com/digitalticket.

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links: 

TNM Spotify Playlists

Dec 11, 2021
EP 443: Naked Life Story - Kathryn
41:40

Binge drinking often left Kathryn with nights of forgotten moments and conversations that led to broken relationships.

Tune in to hear how she was able to navigate to a place of self compassion, freedom and deeper connections—free from the memory-erasing effects of alcohol.

Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Kathryn’s Coach Page

TNM Spotify Playlists

Dec 10, 2021
EP 442: Reader Question - How do I talk to my kids about alcohol?
12:06

Parenting really hits a new level of challenges when it comes to talking to kids about alcohol. Especially if you’re someone who has struggled with it yourself.

Tune in to hear Annie discuss four key points that are important when broaching the subject. It’s a tough talk, but if done correctly, it can open the doors to a relationship rooted in trust that will stick with them for life.

Hi. Super exciting news. So The Alcohol Experiment book is being released. Actually it got released just a few days ago with the expanded edition. What does expanded edition mean? It means that every single day throughout the book there are deep reflective journal entries that have been added with space to write which is so cool and so exciting. So you really make it your own. And, the reason I did this is because I truly believe that the deepest wisdom you will access throughout the 30 days of The Alcohol Experiment comes from within you. You know more about what’s best for you than anybody else in the entire world. And I know sometimes that can be hard to believe but when you really access your own wisdom it is so profound. So you can pick up your own copy at alcoholexperimentbook.com and check it out. It’s really powerful.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Dec 04, 2021
EP 441: Naked Life Story - Kristie
39:30

When Kristie’s friend asked her to do dry January she knew it was a long shot, and only committed to two weeks. 

Find out how two weeks turned into permanent freedom with the help of This Naked Mind and a deep desire for a more fulfilled life—free from the grips of alcohol.

Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Kristie’s Instagram

Easy Way to Stop Smoking by Allen Carr

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor

Dec 03, 2021
EP 440: Reader Question - How do I lose the desire to drink on special occasions?
10:59

Celebrations and special occasions can often provoke a yearning to jump back on the drinking train. So how do you lose that desire and leave alcohol in the rear view for good?

In this week’s reader question Annie tosses the inquiry back at all of us. Find out what question you need to start asking yourself in order to reach a point of personal freedom even during party times. Spoiler Alert: It looks different for everyone!

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Nov 27, 2021
EP 439: Naked Life Story - Nat X
29:33

Nat X felt the pressure to drink to fit in after feeling like an outcast most of his life. Finally a part of the "cool crowd,” he slipped into a world of multiple addictions.

Find out how he escaped his imposter syndrome and started embracing a journey of self-compassion free from regrets.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. If you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Nat X’s website & podcast 

Unbroken Brain by Maia Szalavitz

Dopamine Nation by Anna Lembke, MD

Nov 26, 2021
EP 438: Reader Question - How do you survive the holidays without alcohol?
09:56

It’s the holiday season. Time to celebrate!—But how do you enjoy yourself without alcohol if you’re used to drinking at all of your traditional social gatherings?

In this week’s reader question, Annie gives four great tips on how to approach your get-togethers with confidence and curiosity without the booze. You may just find that you enjoy yourself a lot more than you used to!

Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to alcoholexperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at alcoholexperiment.com.

Nov 20, 2021
EP 437: Breaking Up With Social With Laura McKowen
01:05:57

Addiction takes on many forms—Perhaps the most common addiction these days is to our phones and social media.

Tune in to catch a refreshingly honest interview with New York Times best selling author, Laura McKowen. She and Annie discuss how Laura decided to break up with social media and how her struggles were startlingly similar to her relationship with alcohol.

Be sure to stick around for Annie and Laura’s tips on how to become more mindful of your own social media usage. It may provide an unexpected relief.

Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.  

And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Tell Me Something True Podcast

We Are the Luckiest by Laura McKowen

Tony Robbins 6 Human Needs

Deep Work by Cal Newport

Podcast interviews with Laura & Annie:

Allowing with Laura McKowen

We Are The Luckiest with Laura McKowen

Tell Me Something True Podcast with Laura McKowen

Nov 19, 2021
EP 436: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
32:03

In this month’s coaching questions, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes TNM coach Emma Gilmour. Emma specializes in guiding individuals through parenting and the impacts alcohol can have on children.

Find out if early exposure to alcohol is a good or bad thing in the long run, and how to give kids the tools they need to make their own educated decisions about drinking.

Join Emma and Scott as they discuss these tough questions:

  1. How do I explain alcohol and drinking in a way that my children will understand?
  2. What’s the best way to talk about alcohol without making it “forbidden”?
  3. Is it counterproductive to apologize to my children for drinking?

Tune in to find out what the ultimate goal is when having conversations around this touchy topic.

Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at thisnakedmind.com/digitalticket.

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Emma’s Coaching Page

Nov 13, 2021
EP 435: Naked Life Story - Andrea
30:45

As an extroverted sales woman in the tech industry, Andrea thrived in a culture which included wining and dining clients on a regular basis.

Her curiosity of a new norm didn’t come after she hit rock bottom. So what was it that piqued her interest in breaking free from her workplace drinking culture? Tune in to find out!

Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Nov 12, 2021
EP 434: Reader Question - Does a drunk mind really speak a sober heart?
14:05

You’ve probably heard the saying, “The real you comes out when you’re drinking.” But is there a scientific explanation that truly supports this?

In this week’s reader question Annie dives into the ways alcohol affects the frontal lobe of the brain and if lost inhibitions are congruent with who truly are and want to be in the world.

Hi. Super exciting news. So The Alcohol Experiment book is released in the expanded edition. What does expanded edition mean? It means that every single day throughout the book there are deep reflective journal entries that have been added with space to write which is so cool and so exciting. So you really make it your own. And, the reason I did this is because I truly believe that the deepest wisdom you will access throughout the 30 days of The Alcohol Experiment comes from within you. You know more about what’s best for you than anybody else in the entire world. And I know sometimes that can be hard to believe but when you really access your own wisdom it is so profound. So you can pick up your own copy at alcoholexperimentbook.com and check it out. It’s really powerful.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Nov 06, 2021
EP 433: Naked Life Story - Ellie
43:41

Life changed significantly for Ellie when her family started growing—And alcohol seemed like the postpartum glue that was holding it all together. However, when she started choosing her nightly glass of wine over snuggle-time with her kids she started to really question her priorities.

Find out how the discovery of This Naked Mind led to a vast and fast change to living more present in each moment.

Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Ellie’s Coaching Page

Present and Sober Podcast

Can I Moderate FREE PDF

Nov 05, 2021
EP 432: Reader Question - How can I be sober and still be stuck?
09:09

Deciding to remove alcohol from your life is a HUGE personal accomplishment. So what do you do when difficult life circumstances threaten to derail your sobriety?

Tune in to hear Annie’s story about how she realized that external circumstances were not really the problem during her personal struggle to become alcohol-free. And how you too can quiet the outside noise and begin finding your own peace.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Oct 30, 2021
EP 431: Naked Life Story - Sandra
30:57

Sandra never imagined that her desire to moderate her drinking would change her life and her career path forever. 

Find out how This Naked Mind took her from functioning with daily hangovers to a life devoted to helping others find relief from the grips of alcohol.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Sandra’s Coach Page

Oct 29, 2021
EP 430: Reader Question - How can I break free from Mommy Wine Culture?
10:56

Parenthood is a journey filled with unexpected and overwhelming moments. So, it’s no wonder that society has taken the opportunity to market "Mommy wine culture" as a way to cope.

In this week’s reader question Annie shares her enormous support for parents by sharing how it’s possible to remain in your community of support while also pursuing an AF lifestyle.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to livealcoholexperiment.com.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Oct 23, 2021
EP 429: Naked Life Story - Maggie
47:05

Drinking at work functions helped establish Maggie as the party girl with endless charm to go around—And she held on tightly to this alcohol identity.

But when her attempts to moderate left her obsessing over the quantity of alcohol that was in her glass, in her house and all around her, she began exploring an experimental path toward sobriety.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to livealcoholexperiment.com.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links: 

Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions by Russel Brand

The Sober Lush: A Hedonist’s Guide to Living a Decadent, Adventurous, Soulful Life—Alcohol Free by Amanda Eyre Ward and Jardine Libaire

Curious Elixirs

Oct 22, 2021
EP 428: Reader Question - Why do I feel unwell without alcohol?
07:42

It takes the body a while to rebalance after you quit drinking, but this week’s reader question addresses someone who is still feeling unwell without alcohol after 45 days. What gives? 

Listen to find out two things alcohol actually does to the body and why feeling unwell for so many days AF may mean it’s time to pay attention to something else.

Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to alcoholexperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at alcoholexperiment.com.

Oct 16, 2021
EP 427: Naked Life Story - Alice
52:07

Alice lived a life in and out of rehab for a staggering number of times. Yet the expensive cost of treatment never led her to freedom from drinking or the negative emotions she was harboring from living an “illegal lifestyle”.

Her turning point came when she discovered a world free from labels and a healing path toward mindfulness. Find out how cold water plunges and words from This Naked Mind helped to change her life for good.

Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.  

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Alice’s Instagram

Alice’s Website

Hello Sunday Morning

The Wim Hof Method

Oct 15, 2021
EP 426: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
41:46

In this month’s coaching questions, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes TNM coach Martha Wright. Martha specializes in helping people find sobriety in the food and beverage industry and to cultivate new interest in the process.

Martha shares her experience of 20 years in the wine industry and how her freedom came when she stopped considering how she was measuring up at work, and started asking herself, “How do I feel?”

Join Martha and Scott as they work through these perfectly suited questions:

  1. As a veteran of the food and beverage industry am I stuck in finding freedom from alcohol since I’m around it all of the time?
  2. Are AF drinks “okay” or are they triggering for people who have found sobriety?
  3. What are the best AF options out there?

Tune in to find out if it’s possible to stay connected to what we love about the food and beverage industry while living alcohol free.

Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at thisnakedmind.com/digitalticket.

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Martha Wright Coaching Page

Oct 09, 2021
EP 425: Naked Life Story - Kristian
47:50

Kristian leads an exciting life in extreme sports and endurance competitions—which always seem to end with beer tents at the finish line. Without question, celebrations always included alcohol. 

When his life began requiring adjustments to accommodate a new diagnosis of celiac disease, he started questioning that familiar party substance that was also making him feel unwell. Find out how a lesson in science and facts in This Naked Mind helped him make a decision that led to a physically and mentally healthier future.

Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Oct 08, 2021
EP 424: How can a 20-year-old have sex and socialize without alcohol?
08:09

Loosening up for sex or social situations without alcohol may seem impossible - Especially as a college student. But, is alcohol really helping you perform better?

In this week’s reader question Annie discusses college culture and how it’s possible to challenge your deep-rooted expectations for having a good time. Find out how by tuning in.

Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.  

And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Oct 02, 2021
EP 423: Naked Life Story - Jamie
22:59

As a Mrs. America contestant, Jamie prides herself in using her national platform to create alcohol use disorder awareness - a topic that is very near and dear to her.

Tune in to hear her story of how she went from using alcohol to combat her postpartum depression to a life rooted in family, health and self. Jamie’s contagious ambition will have you reconsidering how to set new expectations in your own life.

Hi. Super exciting news. So The Alcohol Experiment book is being released. Actually it got released just a few days ago with the expanded edition. What does expanded edition mean? It means that every single day throughout the book there are deep reflective journal entries that have been added with space to write which is so cool and so exciting. So you really make it your own. And, the reason I did this is because I truly believe that the deepest wisdom you will access throughout the 30 days of The Alcohol Experiment comes from within you. You know more about what’s best for you than anybody else in the entire world. And I know sometimes that can be hard to believe but when you really access your own wisdom it is so profound. So you can pick up your own copy at alcoholexperimentbook.com and check it out. It’s really powerful.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Jamie’s Facebook Page

Jamie’s Instagram Page

Oct 01, 2021
EP 422: How can alcohol be a depressant when it makes me happy?
10:11

Alcohol is a super complex substance. We have all been told it’s a depressant, but it is also a stimulant which can provide moments of relaxation, relief and happiness. Are the highs and lows of alcohol worth the price?

Tune in to hear Annie explain the journey your blood alcohol level takes when you consume your first drink, and why it can have diminishing returns leaving you with many more moments of feeling down than up.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. If you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Sep 25, 2021
EP 421: Naked Life Story - Stacey
53:28

As a child in foster care, Stacey found herself struggling to lead two different lives. As she got older, a debilitating anxiety took hold and alcohol seemed to help her through it. But she quickly found herself off course and feeling insignificant.

Find out how Stacey’s curiosity and small moments of success opened doors that led her to a freedom she now feels inside and out.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. If you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Sep 24, 2021
EP 420: Reader Question - Why do I drink even though I don’t want to?
09:08

Annie breaks down a complex reader question with an easy-to-digest story. Find out why bison hunting and gathering raspberries can explain why your brain makes you think you want a drink even when you actually don’t want one. Start combating this instinct with new knowledge today!

Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Sep 18, 2021
EP 419: Between Breaths with Elizabeth Vargas
51:11

It was normal for Elizabeth Vargas to deal with the pressures of her high-profile career in television with drinks after work. On top of that, she felt a need to numb her deep-rooted anxiety that clouded over her since childhood, but ultimately she began to feel the misery outweighing the magic that alcohol provided.

As she continued to function at a very high level, with relapse seeming like a normal occurrence, she finally found freedom when everyone backed off and stopped judging her journey. 

Tune in to hear how she is now helping to forge a supportive community devoted to helping others find their own freedom.

Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to alcoholexperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at alcoholexperiment.com

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Heart of the Matter Podcast

Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction

Sep 17, 2021
EP 418: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
34:22

On this month’s coaching episode, This Naked Mind Head Coach Scott Pinyard welcomes TNM coach, Lorna Wilson. Lorna specializes in people using alcohol over 60 who want to change their habits. Sometimes this switch can be difficult and Lorna explains why by sharing her own story: 

Nearing retirement doesn’t mean all stress from life magically disappears and Lorna found her relief in a bottle of wine. But just like many of her clients, she began to take a look at her life and health and reflect on what had happened. 

Lorna’s freedom was found in her curiosity which led her to pick up a copy of This Naked Mind. Find out why ‘alcohol=ethanol’ hit home so deeply for her and where curiosity led her from there.

Lorna and Scott also answer these inquisitive questions:

  1. How have you seen people handle a widening gap in their marriage due to one spouse continuing to use alcohol when the other is AF?
  2. How do you let go of the guilt and shame of things you’ve said and done while intoxicated?
  3. Have you seen people at the age of 73 change their drinking habits? Is it worth it?

Join them in the conversation, and be sure to listen until the end to find out Lorna’s answer to Scott’s curveball question.

Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.  

And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Lorna’s coach page

Sep 11, 2021
EP 417: Naked Life Story - Amy A.
37:28

Alcohol was Amy’s partner in stress relief until she realized managing it was so much easier with a non-alcoholic beverage in hand.

Find out how Amy is now advocating for NA varieties in her local hospitality venues and driving the momentum for change as a consumer.

Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at thisnakedmind.com/digitalticket.

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Amy’s Website

Amy’s Instagram

Hop Tea

Sep 10, 2021
EP 416: Reader Question - Why do I kinda miss hangovers?
09:21

Believe it or not, it is fairly common for people who have found freedom from alcohol to miss getting hangovers. But what part of the debilitating morning after is actually being missed?

In this week’s reader question, Annie disassembles the inquiry to help you keep the good parts of a hangover without sacrificing your health in the process.

Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

 

Sep 04, 2021
EP 415: Naked Life Story - Brandon Be Happy
44:51

For Brandon Be Happy, life was filled with endless partying and alcohol. But with a shining talent and personality it would take a lot to knock him down. 

Even in his darkest moments, Brandon finds a way to channel his storytelling to help inspire others. Listen in for the most contagious laugh you’ll ever hear, and a truly uplifting story of recovery.

Annie and Brandon met earlier this year during the first-ever Sober Voices Summit in February. They're both returning as speakers this fall for Sober Voices FLOW, and we have an exclusive 25% discount just for our listeners. To order tickets, visit flow.sobervoices.co and use code thisnakedmind to hear Annie and Brandon share more wisdom and information at this 3-day online conference for the sober and sober-curious.

Hi. Super exciting news. So The Alcohol Experiment book is being released. Actually it got released just a few days ago with the expanded edition. What does expanded edition mean? It means that every single day throughout the book there are deep reflective journal entries that have been added with space to write which is so cool and so exciting. So you really make it your own. And, the reason I did this is because I truly believe that the deepest wisdom you will access throughout the 30 days of The Alcohol Experiment comes from within you. You know more about what’s best for you than anybody else in the entire world. And I know sometimes that can be hard to believe but when you really access your own wisdom it is so profound. So you can pick up your own copy at alcoholexperimentbook.com and check it out. It’s really powerful.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Brandon’s Instagram

Brandon’s Website

Sep 03, 2021
EP 414: Reader Question - Why do I feel fat and my skin looks terrible?
10:31

Your body can go through many changes after giving up alcohol but in this week’s reader question our reader is much further in her AF journey and is still feeling unhappy with her body’s response.

Annie shares her own personal experience with body thoughts and how there may be something deeper that needs to be addressed when it comes to our expectations and reality.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links: 

Book - Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight

Book - Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach 

Aug 28, 2021
EP 413: Naked Life Story - Mark R.
51:47

Mark’s experience with drinking at an early age left him feeling like a superhero. But a life of continuous trauma and alcohol left him facing a new kind of villain.

Though these set-backs continued through much of his life, Mark found freedom through listening to other people’s stories and in the rewiring brain work of This Naked Mind. Find out how he is now helping to serve the same community that helped him during his time of need.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Mark’s podcast

Aug 27, 2021
EP 412: Reader Question - What if I can’t get a job because I don’t drink?
06:39

It’s a tough job market, so what do you do if an employer attempts to connect with you as a drinking buddy during an interview? In this week’s reader question, Annie keeps it super simple.

Avoid the awkwardness and follow-up questions with this energetic, confident response. Your future employer will thank you for it!

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to livealcoholexperiment.com.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Aug 21, 2021
EP 411: Naked Life Story - Eric
39:34

For Eric, social drinking was at the center of his life. Whether he was hosting cultural meals or tailgating for football games, the menu included whatever booze fit the scene. This was Eric’s life for many years until he realized he wanted more.

When Eric started searching for answers the discovery of This Naked Mind and a community of support helped him escape the guilt he felt from all his recurring “day ones” and finally discover the creativity, health and freedom that he had been longing for.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to livealcoholexperiment.com.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Eric's Podcast - http://www.horseracingbanter.com/

Aug 20, 2021
EP 410: Reader Question - Do I need to cut ties with my drinking friends?
11:38

If boozy nights out are off the table does that mean that your drinking friends have to go with it? This is a question only you can answer, but Annie breaks it down in a framework that allows you to honor yourself and your beloved relationships.

Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days.

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Aug 14, 2021
EP 409: Naked Life Story - Ryan O’Connell
47:02

Ryan O’Connell is an actor and writer of the hit Nexflix series, Special. He knows intense levels of pressure, stress, and anxiety. But after growing up with a mother who struggled with alcohol, he knew alcohol dependency was a path he wouldn’t follow in his own life.

Alcohol addiction found Ryan as it finds many, through other avenues of dependency. When he quit his addiction to painkillers, his glass or two of wine each night soon met him with much more, resulting in a mild hangover on a daily basis.

When the pandemic revealed a real problem, Ryan knew it was time to make a change. Learn how reading This Naked Mind led Ryan to a data-driven discovery that helped him change his life and how he views alcohol in our society today.

Do not listen on 2x! Ryan's personality is purely entertaining and his story is empowering!

Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to alcoholexperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at alcoholexperiment.com

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links: 

Ryan’s Netflix Series - Special

Ryan’s Memoir - I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

Ryan’s Story in People magazine

Aug 13, 2021
EP 408: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
36:52

On this month’s coaching episode, This Naked Mind Head Coach Scott Pinyard welcomes This Naked Mind Senior Coach Mike Shennan. Mike shares how he watched his drinking increase during a time when he had a successful career, his role as a father started changing as his kids got older, and his mother passed away. Now free from alcohol, Mike coaches men in midlife whose experiences are similar to his. He and Scott answer these two great questions:

  1. I had a month alcohol free and a huge stressful event started me drinking again. Now I am struggling to stop again. Is this normal?
  2. If the amount of alcohol in AF beer is 0.5%, would that affect the delicate balance of chemistry in our brains?

And, finally, Scott tosses his signature curveball question to Mike.

Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at thisnakedmind.com/digitalticket.

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 

Episode Links:

Learn More About Mike

Listen to Mike's Naked Life Story Podcast Episode

Aug 07, 2021
EP 407: Naked Life Story - Marilin
28:10

Marilin repeatedly found alcohol when face-to-face with stress. It was her escape from college days of working and writing papers and later from her looming divorce.

When new beginnings were met with gifts from loved ones that centered around alcohol, Marilin experienced her first wake-up call. 

But life continued to meet new stressful challenges including a cancer diagnosis. This began her journey to finally remove alcohol from her life story and ultimately put her on a path of helping others as a This Naked Mind coach.

Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.  

And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Learn More About Marilin

Aug 06, 2021
EP 406: Reader Question - How do you deal with shame and embarrassment around drinking?
09:28

If you find yourself going down a shame spiral or feeling completely embarrassed about your drinking escapades of the past, this reader's question is for you.

Annie walks through the three layers of emotion, which will help get those feelings “unstuck” from inside you. Once you’re on a path towards truly letting those debilitating emotions free, you can start to become the joyful, complete person that you and your loved ones deserve.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

 

Jul 31, 2021
EP 405: Naked Life Story - Charlotta
35:00

For Charlotta alcohol was her place to hide. To hide from her emotions, to hide her drinking from those she loved and to hide from herself.

She found solace from this lonely place after discovering that a good friend had given up drinking. Curiosity took over for Charlotta and through the discovery of This Naked Mind and The PATH she was able to stop hiding and instead join a non judgemental, compassionate community that offered a hand in helping her give up drinking once and for all.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Jul 30, 2021
EP 404: Reader Question - Why am I nervous to go anywhere alcohol is served?
05:43

So you’re facing a night out with friends and the nerves have taken over?

Are you going to miss out? What if you don’t have as much fun? What if your friends think you're not as much fun? Will you be bored?”

In this week's reader question, Annie tackles these internal thoughts and the external pressures of heading to the drinking scene alcohol-free.

Visualize yourself placing that AF drink order confident and nerve-free!

(Question one of this two part reader question was addressed in EP 396: Reader Question - How Can I Tell My Family the Truth About Alcohol?)

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

 

Jul 24, 2021
EP 403: Naked Life Story - Angele
33:51

Angele's story starts out like many of ours where alcohol was in the house and easily accessible growing up. But her early-in-life encounter led her down a path of inward discovery where she attempted to explain why her emotional experience with alcohol was much different than her drinking friends.

Annie and Angele discuss these emotions and the constant 'whisper' from within that helped Angele find freedom from the negative impacts of drinking and get back on her destined life path.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Angele’s website

Angele's Insight Timer Profile

Jul 23, 2021
EP 402: Reader Question - How do I turn down free drinks?
15:00

Today’s question comes from a reader who is no longer tempted to drink during the week or drink at home but still worries about how to navigate situations where alcohol is expected to be part of the overall experience. She is frequently wined and dined for work and isn’t sure how to handle events and turning down free drinks. Listen as Annie Grace shares her thoughts.

Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Jul 17, 2021
EP 401: The Four Tendencies with Gretchen Rubin
49:08

Annie Grace connects with Gretchen Rubin this week for a deep dive into how our expectations - both internal and external - can influence the way we go about committing to making changes in our lives. Find out what the Four Tendencies are, how you can discover your tendency and why certain approaches may actually make us resistant to change. Finally, learn which tendency Annie is and why that allowed her to create what This Naked Mind is today!

Hi. Super exciting news. So The Alcohol Experiment book is being released. Actually it got released just a few days ago with the expanded edition. What does expanded edition mean? It means that every single day throughout the book there are deep reflective journal entries that have been added with space to write which is so cool and so exciting. So you really make it your own. And, the reason I did this is because I truly believe that the deepest wisdom you will access throughout the 30 days of The Alcohol Experiment comes from within you. You know more about what’s best for you than anybody else in the entire world. And I know sometimes that can be hard to believe but when you really access your own wisdom it is so profound. So you can pick up your own copy at alcoholexperimentbook.com and check it out. It’s really powerful.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Four Tendencies Quiz 

The Happiness Project 

The Four Tendencies Book

Better Than Before  

Jul 16, 2021
EP 400: Reader Question - Are there normal drinkers?
13:48

Is there such a thing as a normal drinker? Are there rules about the quantity of alcohol you can consume and be considered “normal?” Where does the concept of normal drinkers even come from? What does the science say about it? And, what are the consequences when we use the label “normal drinkers?” Annie Grace shares her thoughts.

Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Jul 10, 2021
EP 399: Living the Life They Deserve with Wyatt & Mary
01:06:18

Over the past month or so, we have seen our community grow in such an incredible way - whether you are new to This Naked Mind or have been here for a while, we just want to say thank you and let you know how grateful we are to play a role in your journey to find freedom from alcohol. Today, we’re re-releasing one of our most popular and favorite episodes to date with Wyatt and Mary. 

Annie Grace talks with college professor Wyatt (who has changed their name and pronouns since the podcast was recorded) and their partner, Mary, a Grammy-nominated recording artist, about Wyatt’s journey to live alcohol free. Wyatt talks about how it wasn’t ultimatums or shaming or pressure from Mary or anyone else that led to their decision to stop drinking; rather, it was Mary giving Wyatt the space to own their relationship with alcohol and make the choice for themself. Wyatt was a contestant on Jeopardy in February 2020, and was interviewed on ABC News Nightline in February 2021.

Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to alcoholexperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at alcoholexperiment.com

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

"Same Love" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

Easy Way to Stop Smoking by Allen Carr

Mary Lambert’s Website

The Manic Episodes Podcast 

Wyatt on ABC News Nightline

 

Jul 09, 2021
EP 398: Where do I start when I struggle with food and alcohol?
06:24

Today, Annie Grace answers a question from a reader who restricts food when drinking to avoid consuming too many calories, prioritizes alcohol over food, and wants to get back in control of both drinking and eating. But how? Do you start with food? Alcohol? Both? Annie shares her experience with this challenge and offers her thoughts on what to prioritize.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you.

Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you receive coach-guided and community support so that you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Jul 03, 2021
EP 397: Naked Life Story - Jeanne
44:11

From the casual party scene in Miami where ladies drink free to drinking every weeknight with dinner and day drinking on the weekends, Jeanne found herself more and more surrounded by alcohol as she got older. The question was never if she and her friends were going to drink, it was what they were going to drink. And, she was repeatedly turning to alcohol to soothe the pain it was causing her. Listen as Jeanne shares her story with Annie Grace and they talk about how wine made from grapes becomes the same thing we put in our cars’ gas tanks, how rules can both serve us and be a barrier to progress, and how to reconcile the religious, cultural, and historical roles of alcohol with the choice to abstain from drinking.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you.

Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you receive coach-guided and community support so that you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Annie Grace on Ten Percent Happier Podcast 

Say So with Jeanne Podcast 

Jul 02, 2021
EP 396: How can I tell my family the truth about alcohol?
08:49

What do you say to family members about your choice to stop drinking when you fear they might not understand? What if you think the truth about alcohol will make them uncomfortable? How can you be honest with your family members and educate them without seeming preachy? Annie Grace shares her personal experience and what she learned on her own journey.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to livealcoholexperiment.com.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Jun 26, 2021
EP 395: Naked Life Story - Ruthie
39:00

A college drinker whose alcohol consumption really ramped up in law school after she was diagnosed with anxiety and put on medication, Ruthie never imagined alcohol was contributing to her stress. Booze was supposed to quiet her mind, she thought. There were hangovers so bad she missed study groups. Weddings and other big events became excuses to over drink. After the traumatic births of her children and immersion in Mommy Wine Culture, Ruthie realized she wasn’t being the best mother she could be. She tried “every trick in the book” to drink less, but the guilt, anger, sadness, fear, shame, and shoulds kept her stuck in what felt like an unbreakable cycle. What finally worked for Ruthie? Listen as she shares her story with This Naked Mind head Coach Scott Pinyard. 

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to livealcoholexperiment.com.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Jun 25, 2021
EP 394: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
36:46

On this month’s coaching episode, This Naked Mind Head Coach Scott Pinyard welcomes This Naked Mind Senior Coach Rebecca Snider. Rebecca shares some of her story and the struggles that led her to work with people who focus on wellness but feel stuck with alcohol as well as mothers raising families. Then, she and Scott answer these three great questions:

  1. Four of my colleagues gave up alcohol for 30 days. It was easy for them. When I tried it, I only made it a few days and now I’m drinking more. What do I do?
  2. I feel like when I first set a goal, I do well. But then I lose momentum. What am I doing wrong?
  3. Why are some triggers stronger than others and how can I get past them?

And, finally, Scott tosses his signature curveball question to Rebecca.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you.

Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you receive coach-guided and community support so that you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Learn More About Rebecca  

Jun 19, 2021
EP 393: Naked Life Story - Allie
47:10

At first, Allie hated the taste of alcohol. In college, she would sneak club sodas at the bar, always hoping her friends wouldn’t catch her. And yet, she ultimately “fell victim” to the college lifestyle of tailgating and partying and sorority socials and by default acquired a taste for alcohol. After college, Allie moved to New York City to work for a tech start-up where she and her colleagues rang a gong and chugged a beer every time they made a sale. Between that and the Thursday happy hours and Friday fancy dinners and clubbing, it wasn’t long before she started experiencing health issues - from her gut to anxiety and depression - and worked with medical specialists, looking for every possible cause aside from alcohol. For years, Allie remained dedicated to yoga, meditation, training for long runs, and eating clean, just to be able to continue drinking. But, all that changed when she read This Naked Mind.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you.

Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you receive coach-guided and community support so that you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Jun 18, 2021
EP 392: Reader Question - How do I stay alcohol free coming out of lockdown?
13:19

Did you stop drinking during the pandemic and now you're worried about being around alcohol in social situations again? As we start to “return to normal,” are you feeling anxious about being around alcohol? What can you do to prepare and how can you continue enjoying your alcohol free life? Annie Grace shares her thoughts.

OK, honesty time. Let me ask you … Did the pandemic change your relationship with alcohol? Maybe you started drinking more than usual? Maybe you started using it as a way to cope with isolation or stress. The truth is, a lot of people did. You are not alone. Are you ready to take back control of your drinking in a post pandemic world and still be able to enjoy life as things reopen? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. You can break your pandemic patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. As we begin to emerge from a very challenging 15 months, you can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue. Take the first step and join us for a very special and completely free 5-day virtual event from June 14-18: We will be teaching you exactly How to Get Back in Control of Your Drinking Post Pandemic. Save your spot by June 13th at controlalcohollive.com. We can’t wait to see you there! 

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Jun 12, 2021
EP 391: Naked Life Story - Darren
41:11

As a kid, Darren saw alcohol normalized by his father and frowned upon by his mother. By 13 years old, he was going to the pubs. In his later teens, he drank to get drunk. When a sales career where he could drink pints at lunch crossed his path, Darren leapt at it. Over the years, Darren’s drinking increased - he would give sales presentations to secure large contracts and not remember them the next day. After a breakdown in 2014, Darren stepped away from the job. But his drinking continued and worsened. He tried to stop for years, exploring different programs and even taking a bizarre trip to another country to meet his AA sponsor and work the 12 steps. Eventually, Darren explored Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) - he shares what it is and how it helped him.

OK, honesty time. Let me ask you … Did the pandemic change your relationship with alcohol? Maybe you started drinking more than usual? Maybe you started using it as a way to cope with isolation or stress. The truth is, a lot of people did. You are not alone. Are you ready to take back control of your drinking in a post pandemic world and still be able to enjoy life as things reopen? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. You can break your pandemic patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. As we begin to emerge from a very challenging 15 months, you can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue. Take the first step and join us for a very special and completely free 5-day virtual event from June 14-18: We will be teaching you exactly How to Get Back in Control of Your Drinking Post Pandemic. Save your spot by June 13th at controlalcohollive.com. We can’t wait to see you there! 

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Darren’s Website 

Jun 11, 2021
EP 390: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
42:21

On this month’s coaching episode, This Naked Mind Head Coach Scott Pinyard welcomes This Naked Mind Senior Coach Rob Wolman as his guest host. After a brief discussion about Rob’s specialized approach to shifting your mindset, they answer two great questions:

  1. How do people quit drinking among those who are continuing to drink?
  2. Can we talk about how many times I've tried to quit? How can I shake the feeling that trying this is just a waste of time?

And, finally, Scott tosses his signature curveball question to Rob.

So, if you asked me about the one thing that makes This Naked Mind so different from anything else I would have to say emotion. Is the emotion people feel when they're really ready to make a change, when they've had that mindset shift, when they've gone through all the materials and the methodology, and they get this feeling that they're never going to get to drink again, they let that go and they think, "Oh my gosh, I never have to drink again." That change in emotion. And honestly, according to all sorts of new research, it is emotion, especially positive emotion more than anything else that predicates how long a change in our behavior will stick, how long it will last. It's emotion. And so when you feel excited about a change in your life, when you're thrilled, you're making this new different change instead of feeling deprived or like you've been missing out, everything changes.

And that's really what makes This Naked Mind stick for the long-term. That's what makes it so different is we focus on how you feel and truly change your emotion around drinking. And if that sounds interesting to you, I want you to check out our self guided PATH at nakedmindpath.com. Enrollment in this program is closing on June 11th. So you don't want to miss it. It's closing now. And this is the path to changing your emotion and changing your feelings so that you can really truly find freedom in your relationship with alcohol.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Learn More About Rob 

Jun 05, 2021
EP 389: Naked Life Story - Carol
41:00

Carol dabbled in drinking in her teens - with older siblings and friends in the woods after school and on weekends. She recalls being very controlled, never getting sick. All that changed in her 20s and 30s when she moved to Italy and became interested in wine as a tour guide. Carol used her profession as an excuse to drink more than needed. Eventually, she abstained from drinking during trips. But she made up for it in the weeks in between until she got sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. Cleanses and fasts, sobriety programs and 12-step … nothing clicked for Carol until she found This Naked Mind. Tune in to hear how she navigated lockdown in Italy during the pandemic and how she has made sobriety her superpower.

So, if you asked me about the one thing that makes This Naked Mind so different from anything else I would have to say emotion. Is the emotion people feel when they're really ready to make a change, when they've had that mindset shift, when they've gone through all the materials and the methodology, and they get this feeling that they're never going to get to drink again, they let that go and they think, "Oh my gosh, I never have to drink again." That change in emotion. And honestly, according to all sorts of new research, it is emotion, especially positive emotion more than anything else that predicates how long a change in our behavior will stick, how long it will last. It's emotion. And so when you feel excited about a change in your life, when you're thrilled, you're making this new different change instead of feeling deprived or like you've been missing out, everything changes.

And that's really what makes This Naked Mind stick for the long-term. That's what makes it so different is we focus on how you feel and truly change your emotion around drinking. And if that sounds interesting to you, I want you to check out our self guided PATH at nakedmindpath.com. Enrollment in this program is closing on June 11th. So you don't want to miss it. It's closing now. And this is the path to changing your emotion and changing your feelings so that you can really truly find freedom in your relationship with alcohol.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

How Emotions Are Made by Lisa Feldman Barrett Ph.D 

Jun 04, 2021
EP 388: Reader Question: How do I stay sober as an isolated stay-at-home mom?
09:47

A reader asks, “How can I stay sober as a stay-at-home mom with a spouse who works outside of the home? We don't have the option of childcare for several reasons. My family isn't nearby and my spouse helps as much as possible when he's home but I feel exhausted and selfish for wanting time to myself.” Annie Grace shares her thoughts about being selflessly selfish and deconstructing our beliefs about alcohol’s power to make us less miserable.

So, if you asked me about the one thing that makes This Naked Mind so different from anything else I would have to say emotion. Is the emotion people feel when they're really ready to make a change, when they've had that mindset shift, when they've gone through all the materials and the methodology, and they get this feeling that they're never going to get to drink again, they let that go and they think, "Oh my gosh, I never have to drink again." That change in emotion. And honestly, according to all sorts of new research, it is emotion, especially positive emotion more than anything else that predicates how long a change in our behavior will stick, how long it will last. It's emotion. And so when you feel excited about a change in your life, when you're thrilled, you're making this new different change instead of feeling deprived or like you've been missing out, everything changes.

And that's really what makes This Naked Mind stick for the long-term. That's what makes it so different is we focus on how you feel and truly change your emotion around drinking. And if that sounds interesting to you, I want you to check out our self guided PATH at nakedmindpath.com. Enrollment in this program is closing on June 11th. So you don't want to miss it. It's closing now. And this is the path to changing your emotion and changing your feelings so that you can really truly find freedom in your relationship with alcohol.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

May 29, 2021
EP 387: Naked Life Story - Lisa
48:12

Lisa’s 30-year drinking career began when she was around 17 years old. She was working in an office and going down to the local bar at lunchtime was part of the Australian culture, something she had to do to fit in. A people pleaser, Lisa always chose jobs that fed her need to make others happy. And, she used alcohol to cope with anything life threw at her. Despite nearly dying at one point and thinking she had learned her lesson and could moderate, Lisa continued drinking to excess. Her marriage and work suffered. Her mental and physical health suffered. In this episode, Lisa shares how she found freedom from alcohol and how joining The PATH by This Naked Mind was like coming home.

So, if you asked me about the one thing that makes This Naked Mind so different from anything else I would have to say emotion. Is the emotion people feel when they're really ready to make a change, when they've had that mindset shift, when they've gone through all the materials and the methodology, and they get this feeling that they're never going to get to drink again, they let that go and they think, "Oh my gosh, I never have to drink again." That change in emotion. And honestly, according to all sorts of new research, it is emotion, especially positive emotion more than anything else that predicates how long a change in our behavior will stick, how long it will last. It's emotion. And so when you feel excited about a change in your life, when you're thrilled, you're making this new different change instead of feeling deprived or like you've been missing out, everything changes.

And that's really what makes This Naked Mind stick for the long-term. That's what makes it so different is we focus on how you feel and truly change your emotion around drinking. And if that sounds interesting to you, I want you to check out our self guided PATH at nakedmindpath.com. Enrollment in this program is closing on June 11th. So you don't want to miss it. It's closing now. And this is the path to changing your emotion and changing your feelings so that you can really truly find freedom in your relationship with alcohol.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

May 28, 2021
EP 386: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
32:52

On this coaching episode, This Naked Mind Head Coach Scott Pinyard welcomes This Naked Mind Senior Coach Pamela Price as his guest host. They talk a bit about how Pamela focuses her coaching work on yogis, yoga instructors, and yoga studio owners, and then they answer three questions from our This Naked Mind community:

  1. What type of yoga should I try?
  2. What can I do to quiet the monster in my mind?
  3. What are three or four things that made a difference for you in living alcohol free in those first couple of months?

And, finally, Scott tosses his signature curveball question to Pamela.

Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to alcoholexperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at alcoholexperiment.com

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links

Learn More About Pamela

May 22, 2021
EP 385: Naked Life Story - Onowa
46:23

After moving from the United States to Mexico and back to the U.S. before she was 10 years old, Onowa lost her mother. Ultimately she ended up in different U.S. foster homes on the Mexican border. At 15 years old, Onowa would cross the border with school friends and do shots of tequila in the bars. Her one constant was school - she loved to learn and do well. External success drove Onowa, but after college she knew alcohol was starting to change who she was. Despite marriage, a home, a Master’s degree, and children, Onowa could not shake the anxiety, worry, insomnia, and overall ill feeling. It felt like a double life. Now free from alcohol and certified as a This Naked Mind Coach, Onowa shares what changed for her, how family and friends have responded, and what life looks like today.

Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.  

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:
Learn More About Onowa

 

May 21, 2021
EP 384: What’s Different About This Naked Mind? Part 2
10:39

Since our first podcast about what makes This Naked Mind different, Annie Grace has received some follow-up questions. Is This Naked Mind addiction treatment? Is it a rehab? Will it make me sober? Can it be part of my recovery? How can I use the three pillars of change to stop drinking alcohol? Today, Annie shares some very important distinctions about This Naked Mind - what it is and what it is not. 

Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

May 15, 2021
EP 383: Naked Life Story - Jim
55:10

On today’s episode, Annie Grace talks with This Naked Mind Coach Jim. Introduced to beer when he was about 10 years old, Jim remembers getting to have a few sips on holidays and special occasions. He used fake IDs in the late 60s and early 70s when driver's licenses were paper and changing your birth date was simple. Always a beer drinker, Jim started making wine and using it to quiet anxiety and help him sleep following his divorce. A pharmacist for more than 40 years, Jim recalls patients handing him back their medication when he told them they couldn’t drink alcohol while taking it. Now “faster and funnier” without alcohol, today Jim helps others find freedom from alcohol or, as he puts it, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Hi. Super exciting news. So The Alcohol Experiment book is being released. Actually it got released just a few days ago with the expanded edition. What does expanded edition mean? It means that every single day throughout the book there are deep reflective journal entries that have been added with space to write which is so cool and so exciting. So you really make it your own. And, the reason I did this is because I truly believe that the deepest wisdom you will access throughout the 30 days of The Alcohol Experiment comes from within you. You know more about what’s best for you than anybody else in the entire world. And I know sometimes that can be hard to believe but when you really access your own wisdom it is so profound. So you can pick up your own copy at alcoholexperimentbook.com and check it out. It’s really powerful.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:
Learn More About Jim

May 14, 2021
EP 382: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
31:13

On this month’s coaching episode, This Naked Mind Head Coach Scott Pinyard welcomes This Naked Mind Senior Coach Pam McRae as his guest host. After a brief discussion about Pam’s work specializing in helping people through grief and loss while staying alcohol free, they answer three great questions:

  1. If I am not an alcoholic, what am I? How can I explain my situation to people?
  2. How do you manage a partner who doesn't want to cut back on their alcohol consumption?
  3. With COVID I feel like I’ve lost my life; I am alcohol free but really starting to struggle - do you have any tips for how to deal with where I am right now?

And, finally, Scott tosses his signature curveball question to Pam.

Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 

Episode Links:

Learn More About Pam 

May 08, 2021
EP 381: Naked Life Story - Lauren
30:36

As a child in a family where alcoholism ran rampant, Lauren used to pour bottles of wine down the drain and break packs of cigarettes. There was emotional neglect in her home and by fourth grade she was experiencing anxiety and panic attacks. Lauren felt the pain, loneliness, and pressure to be perfect, all while keeping her family’s secret. Alcohol had been a turn off for Lauren, but in college she slowly fell into binge drinking. Despite her high GPA and marathon training, Lauren’s drinking was the talk of the next day and her behavior was the butt of drinking jokes. After college, her drinking escalated - Lauren romanticized drinking and being lost and not having it all together as an escape from the perfection she felt expected to portray. The double life felt gross, but she couldn’t get her drinking under control. Lauren had 35 day ones. Listen to hear what finally changed, how she stopped drinking, and what life looks like now.

Lauren also tells her story, "Young, Wild, and Stuck," in This Naked Life: 48 True Stories of Finding Freedom from Alcohol.

Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to alcoholexperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at alcoholexperiment.com

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

 

May 07, 2021
EP 380: Reader Question - What’s Different About This Naked Mind?
13:57

So, what makes This Naked Mind different? That’s what a journalist who knew nothing about This Naked Mind asked Annie Grace recently. On today’s episode, Annie answers that exact question and also shares her thoughts on three pillars for lasting change.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another LIVE Alcohol Experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to livealcoholexperiment.com.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

May 01, 2021
EP 379: Naked Life Story - Caitlin
55:17

Caitlin was a Type A kid who got good grades, played sports, fit the mold, and checked all the boxes. She had her first drink on her 21st birthday with her parents and hated the taste of champagne. Fast forward to veterinary school which required a big move away from her partner and family, just three days after Caitlin’s mom passed away. Alcohol became a source of comfort and escape - from stress, reality, herself. Caitin’s drinking ramped up even more during her internship - where it’s “go, go, go, go until you burn out and break down.” Caitlin was using alcohol as a salve for everything. Then, she discovered This Naked Mind - she did a Live Alcohol Experiment and then joined The PATH. Today, she describes herself as a former box checker who sets her intentions each morning on how she wants to feel that day. Listen as she shares her story with This Naked Mind Head Coach Scott Pinyard.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another LIVE Alcohol Experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to livealcoholexperiment.com.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Apr 30, 2021
EP 378: Reader Question - Can I just take a break from alcohol?
12:14

Is quitting drinking forever the only answer? Or, is it possible to just take a break for a little while? Are there rules for how long the break needs to be before you can return to drinking? How do you know if you need to quit drinking forever? Annie Grace shares her thoughts.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another LIVE Alcohol Experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to livealcoholexperiment.com.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Apr 24, 2021
EP 377: Naked Life Story - Brandi
39:31

Growing up, Brandi received mixed messages about alcohol. On one hand, she was told how evil it is and to stay away from it. On the other, she saw alcohol present at every holiday, celebration, and nice dinner. The battle of messages played out for years and Brandi avoided alcohol until she turned 21. Her birthday drinks awoke a sleeping dragon - Brandi learned quickly that alcohol did for her what food had done for many years, but in a socially acceptable and better way. Over the years, she found herself doing Whole 30 over and over again, more to remove alcohol than eat healthier. After her father died, she used alcohol to manage her grief until she realized it wasn’t helping. Realizing how much she was giving to alcohol, Brandi signed up for one of the very first This Naked Mind Live Alcohol Experiments. She hasn’t looked back since and is now a certified This Naked Mind senior coach.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another LIVE Alcohol Experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to  livealcoholexperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to livealcoholexperiment.com.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Apr 23, 2021
EP 376: Reader Question - Will I ever stop wanting to drink?
07:42

Have you stopped drinking and maybe now feel a little bit afraid of alcohol? Like one day there will be a craving you just can’t ignore? Are you worried that the desire to drink will never go away? On today’s episode, Annie Grace talks about how to move past the fear of wanting to drink to understand why cravings show up.

Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.  

And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Apr 17, 2021
EP 375: Naked Life Story - Arlan Hamilton
53:39

As a kid around drinking adults, Arlan was always worried about who would be able to help if there was an emergency. In her twenties, she spent a lot of time in the lesbian party scenes in San Diego and Los Angeles, never drinking unless someone else was buying. No matter how much she drank, Arlan was always the responsible one at the end of the night, putting people in cabs and not letting friends go home with the wrong person. But, drinking stopped being fun and Arlan started referring to alcohol as her “medicine.” She chose it over food when there wasn’t enough money for both. Getting ready to check into rehab, she looked for a book that might “logic her into” a life without alcohol and found This Naked Mind, which she credits with saving her life. Today, Arlan manages the venture capital fund she built from the ground up. Through the fund, she is dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBT.

Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Arlan Hamilton on Instagram 

Arlan Hamilton on Twitter 

Fast Company Article  

Apr 16, 2021
EP 374: Reader Question - Is it possible to quit cold turkey?
14:46

Can someone really quit drinking cold turkey? Just stop and not start again? Is it possible? Is it safe? First and foremost, if you are at all concerned that you might suffer withdrawal symptoms when you stop drinking, talk to a doctor first. In this episode, Annie Grace describes who falls into the group of people most likely to need medical assistance detoxing from alcohol, and she explains what happens during both the physical and mental aspects of quitting drinking.

Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at thisnakedmind.com/digitalticket.

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 

Apr 10, 2021
EP 373: Naked Life Story - Matt
56:54

Matt is a married father of four whose passion for living alcohol free is truly contagious. He fully owns and transparently and shamelessly shares all aspects of his journey, including the work he has done and continues to do to repair his relationships with his wife and children. Today, Matt and Annie talk about how Matt stopped drinking, why he proudly uses the label alcoholic when referring to himself, and what he’s doing to help others reclaim their lives. 

Hi. Super exciting news. So The Alcohol Experiment book is being released. Actually it got released just a few days ago with the expanded edition. What does expanded edition mean? It means that every single day throughout the book there are deep reflective journal entries that have been added with space to write which is so cool and so exciting. So you really make it your own. And, the reason I did this is because I truly believe that the deepest wisdom you will access throughout the 30 days of The Alcohol Experiment comes from within you. You know more about what’s best for you than anybody else in the entire world. And I know sometimes that can be hard to believe but when you really access your own wisdom it is so profound. So you can pick up your own copy at alcoholexperimentbook.com and check it out. It’s really powerful.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Apr 09, 2021
EP 372: Reader Question - Where can I find support?
00

What does it take to succeed in changing your relationship with alcohol? And, where can someone who wants to quit drinking find support? Annie Grace shares the two fundamental differences in how people approach stopping drinking, the three key things that are vital in changing the way you approach alcohol, and where to find support along the way.

Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 

Apr 03, 2021
EP 371: Naked Life Story - Annie
37:01

Two Annies today! Annie Grace talks with Annie who marked her one year This Naked Mind anniversary the week this episode was recorded. Looking back, Annie sees clearly a time when drinking occupied very little space in her head. But in the 15 plus years since becoming a mother, her relationship with alcohol changed dramatically. She found herself working very hard to make sure there was room for drinking every day even if it meant missing a child’s sports event, how reading This Naked Mind changed everything, and what life is like on the other side of alcohol. 

Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to alcoholexperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at alcoholexperiment.com

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today

Apr 02, 2021
EP 370: Reader Question - Should I try moderation?
14:26

Today, a reader writes in to say they have been alcohol free for six months and are feeling tempted to have a drink - although they cannot deny how amazing they feel as a result of sleeping better and a clear mind and love how they look and feel, they don’t want to give up alcohol forever. Is moderation possible? What are the rules? Annie Grace shares her thoughts. 

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rearview mirror for once and forever, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you.

Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate. All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you receive coach-guided and community support so that you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

 

Mar 27, 2021
EP 369: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
40:13

On this month’s coaching episode, This Naked Mind Head Coach Scott Pinyard welcomes This Naked Mind Senior Coach Teri Patterson as his guest co-host. After a brief discussion about the absence of alcohol from wellness conversations and the focus of Teri’s work, they answer four great questions:

  1. What are your top tips to prepare for the first 30 days alcohol free?
  2. When I am home I am completely committed to a healthy lifestyle. When I travel for work, I still find healthy food options but alcohol is always a challenge. How can I stay on track on the road?
  3. I am about to quit drinking. What supplements should I take?
  4. Why am I able to take a break from drinking but always fail when I try to moderate?

And, finally, Scott tosses his signature curveball question to Teri.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rearview mirror for once and forever, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you.

Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate. All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you receive coach-guided and community support so that you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Learn More About Teri

Mar 26, 2021
EP 368: Reader Question - How can I fit in with moms who drink?
16:17

Today’s question comes from a mom of a kindergartener who has been alcohol-free for more than five months, has no desire to drink, but is concerned about fitting in with mom friends who drink and making sure her sobriety doesn’t affect her daughter’s social life. Annie Grace shares her thoughts about what it is that truly makes those situations weird and awkward, as well as how to become the most magnetic person in the room, even without alcohol.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you.

Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.     

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you receive coach-guided and community support so that you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Mar 20, 2021
EP 367: Naked Life Story - Lisa
40:12

Growing up in New Zealand, Lisa was one of five children. She remembers being aware her mother had a problem with alcohol but didn’t notice alcohol in their daily lives. At university, nicotine became Lisa’s go-to stress reliever. Alcohol crept in later, very slowly for a long time, and then ramped up after Lisa’s second child was stillborn and she blamed herself for the death. Drinking felt like sanity to Lisa - it made life feel better and she couldn’t imagine why she would ever stop. A fall while walking her dog landed Lisa in the doctor's office where she expressed her concern about her alcohol consumption to someone for the first time. Listen as Lisa shares her story with Annie - how she went from feeling alone and broken in her own private Hell to watching her life come back into focus, and becoming a Certified This Naked Mind Coach.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rearview mirror for once and forever, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you.

Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.     

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out at nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you receive coach-guided and community support so that you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Mar 19, 2021
EP 366: Reader Question - How do you decide to stop drinking?
10:04

How much brainpower does it take to make a decision? Have you ever experienced decision-making fatigue? How can deciding not to drink silence, relax, and pause all the noise in your brain? On today’s episode, Annie Grace explains the power of just one decision.

Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at thisnakedmind.com/digitalticket.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Mar 13, 2021
EP 365: Naked Life Story - Barbara T.
48:30

Born and raised in Switzerland, Barbara is a married mom of an adult daughter. Her first exposure to alcohol was when she was 17 years old, working in Italy as an au pair. She didn’t like how tired it made her. She got into climbing and loved the natural high - drinking beer and wine after climbs was part of the culture but wasn’t something Barbara enjoyed. After marriage and childbirth, though, she fell into a pattern of using alcohol to relax at the end of the day. When menopause hit, Barbara began to wonder what alcohol was really doing to her physically and emotionally. Her curiosity led her to read This Naked Mind - what she learned gave her freedom from alcohol. Trained as a midwife in Switzerland where she was hospital-based, and now working as a doula (referring to herself as the Amygdala Whisperer) in the United States, Barbara was amazed to find so many neuroscientific similarities between giving birth and quitting drinking.

Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Mar 12, 2021
EP 364: Reader Question - Do I have to choose between being alcohol free or my relationship?
10:41

A reader writes: “How can I remain alcohol-free when my spouse tries to sabotage my efforts? He buys me drinks when we eat out and buys my favorite liquor and has it waiting for me when I get home. I haven't had a drink yet, but I feel like I have to choose between my health or my relationship.” Is it intentional sabotage or there something else underneath this behavior? How can you better understand why a spouse might encourage you to drink and communicate your expectations of them? Annie Grace shares her thoughts about how couples can navigate what feels like a battle when one partner stops drinking and the other doesn’t.

Hi. Super exciting news. So The Alcohol Experiment book is being released. Actually it got released just a few days ago with the expanded edition. What does expanded edition mean? It means that every single day throughout the book there are deep reflective journal entries that have been added with space to write which is so cool and so exciting. So you really make it your own. And, the reason I did this is because I truly believe that the deepest wisdom you will access throughout the 30 days of The Alcohol Experiment comes from within you. You know more about what’s best for you than anybody else in the entire world. And I know sometimes that can be hard to believe but when you really access your own wisdom it is so profound. So you can pick up your own copy at alcoholexperimentbook.com and check it out. It’s really powerful.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Mar 06, 2021
EP 363: Naked Life Story - Kate & Mandy
40:44

Mandy and Kate are British mums whose journeys to change their drinking brought them together in an online sober community. After several starts and stops, they each found freedom from alcohol after reading This Naked Mind. The two became fast friends and have now co-authored a book and work together to help other women stop drinking. Today, they share their stories with Annie - from ditching perfectionism to empowering motherhood with radical self-care to accepting themselves, and more.  

Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 

 

Episode Links:

LoveSober

Mar 05, 2021
EP 362: Reader Question - Will I ever have fun without drinking alcohol?
12:14

Why do we think it’s alcohol that makes things fun? When we look back on our lives, most of us can remember times when we had fun without drinking. So, why do we believe we will be miserable when we remove alcohol? How can we change the way we feel? Annie Grace explains.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Feb 27, 2021
EP 361: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
36:44

Today, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes Certified Naked Mind senior coach Robbie Saner Sullivan as his guest co-host. Robbie is a mom of three, and a former wine drinker and news junkie who has learned to put herself first and give back in meaningful ways that don’t deplete her. She and Scott team up to offer some coaching around three questions:

  1. All my friends drink. Everything we do is centered around drinking. If I quit drinking will I have to reinvent my entire social life?
  2. What do you say when someone asks what your favorite wine is because they want to give you a gift?
  3. Can everyone moderate?

And, finally, Scott asks Robbie “The Big Question.”

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Learn More About Robbie

Robbie's Naked Life Story

 

Feb 26, 2021
EP 360: Reader Question - I am drinking again and can’t stop … help!
11:57

Today’s question is one Annie Grace hears a lot. A reader writes that they are drinking again and can’t seem to stop. Quitting the first time was easy and they thought they could have one or two and now they’re stuck drinking again. How can this process be worth it if you feel like you keep failing at it? Why continue down this road if all you do is keep hitting bumps? Start by remembering the journey to finding freedom from alcohol is not a straight line, and listen as Annie shares a few ideas for dealing with the twists and turns.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Feb 20, 2021
EP 359: Naked Life Story - Emma
30:39

Growing up in the UK and Africa, Emma remembers alcohol was always present. She and her friends began drinking in their mid-teens - they did not socialize without booze. In her 20s and 30s, Emma lived a hectic stressful life working internationally for some huge corporations. She moved to Australia, became a mother, and continued drinking - in fact, even with healthy hobbies like running, Emma’s world began to revolve around alcohol and she didn’t think she could do anything about it. She burned out, left work. A drunken fall sent her to the emergency room. On today’s episode, Emma and Annie talk about Emma’s journey to find freedom from alcohol and become a This Naked Mind coach as well as the impact of adult drinking on the children in their lives, even when there’s no physical violence or verbal abuse involved. 

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Learn More About Emma

Feb 19, 2021
EP 358: Reader Question - Why do I reward being alcohol free with a drink?
13:59

A reader asks, “After about five days of being alcohol-free, my spirits are lifted and I feel more alive and more happy … I want to have a fun night celebrating with my new state of mind, which is that I don't feel controlled by alcohol. Afterwards, I return to daily drinking, usually for two weeks or so, until I'm back to feeling lifeless, purposeless, sad, and tired. It's a common pattern. Is this common for anyone else?” Listen as Annie Grace explains how repetitive thought patterns impact the physical structure of the brain, shares the two main reasons people give for drinking, and offers three different tactics for breaking this behavior cycle.

Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to thisnakedmind.com/experiment. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at thisnakedmind.com/experiment

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Feb 13, 2021
EP 357: Naked Life Story - Evan
27:07

When Evan began drinking in high school at age 16, he thought alcohol was the greatest thing on Earth. He found it easy to balance everything in his world - social life, academics, a part-time job, sports. In college partying became more important, and he barely graduated. As he began his career, Evan worked hard and played hard, committed to never changing his drinking. Then stuff started happening. A drunken fall left his ankle permanently damaged. He began wetting the bed. He drove under the influence. He drank to excess with his dad who then ended up hospitalized with chest pains. By this time, Evan was a husband and a father. He caught up with a college friend at a party - the friend had stopped drinking and credited This Naked Mind with his success. A few months later, Evan decided to address the monster in his life. He and Annie talk about how he became unstuck, found freedom from alcohol, and the wisdom of a local hero that keeps him focused on the present.

Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to thisnakedmind.com/experiment. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at thisnakedmind.com/experiment

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Feb 12, 2021
EP 356: Reader Question - Do you lose weight when you stop drinking?
10:48

Do you really lose weight when you stop drinking? What happens from a hydration and nutritional standpoint when you remove alcohol from your diet? How do your decisions about what to eat tend to change when you're no longer drinking? Annie Grace answers these questions and shares what she has found is even more meaningful than weight loss when it comes to not drinking.

Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to thisnakedmind.com/experiment. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at thisnakedmind.com/experiment

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Feb 06, 2021
EP 355: Naked Life Story - Early
34:45

On today’s episode, Early shares their drinking story with Annie Grace. From their first drink at 10 years old to drinking box wine they found in a dumpster to the 12 years they spent trying over and over again to use willpower to control alcohol. Early describes themself as a person who's living on the margins of society, a punk and a queer who has spent most of their adult life hitchhiking and riding freight trains across the country and drinking and smoking crack with bums under bridges. Now, at 32 years old, Early talks about what finally changed, how they made alcohol a non-issue, and the tools they have put in place to keep it that way.

Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at thisnakedmind.com/digitalticket.

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 

Episode Links:

Switch On Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Feb 05, 2021
EP 354: Reader Question - How do you deal with mental cravings?
12:37

On today’s episode, Annie Grace answers a reader's question about mental cravings. But, how can we deal with them if we’re not sure what they are? First, Annie talks about the differences between the physical and mental aspects of alcohol addiction. She then deconstructs mental cravings, how they keep us stuck, and what we can do to tackle them.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Jan 30, 2021
EP 353: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
35:52

In this month’s coaching episode, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard is joined by Certified Naked Mind senior coach Christy Wynne who has a clinical background as a physician assistant, has studied nutrition and integrative medicine, and focuses her coaching on nervous system regulation, hormone balance, and mindfulness. Christy shares a little bit about her journey to find freedom from alcohol, including her thoughts on rock bottoms and radical self-care. Then, she and Scott answer two coaching questions:

  1. How do I take responsibility for myself and stop looking for the fix outside of myself?
  2. How do you deal with stress when there’s no alcohol to take off the edge?

And, finally, they close the episode with a new feature Scott has added called “The Big Question.”

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:
Learn More About Christy

Jan 29, 2021
EP 352: Reader Question - Am I going to be the butt of jokes?
11:27

How do you go from being the drinker who used to poke fun at non-drinkers to the non-drinker afraid of being the butt of the drinkers’ jokes? What can you do to avoid being perceived as a hypocrite if you speak up when people think they’re being funny at your expense? Annie Grace shares her wisdom and advice in today’s episode.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Jan 23, 2021
EP 351: Naked Life Story - Jill
41:01

From shots and beers after shift at her summer job working in a bar to what she considered sophisticated wine drinking in her twenties, Jill describes herself as a sloppy drunk. Then the blackouts started. For a long time, people excused Jill’s drinking -- she was coping with her sick mother, then her mother’s death six months before her wedding -- in fact, people encouraged her to drink in order to cope. The guilt over not being able to breastfeed her newborn made things even worse and Jill was drinking a magnum bottle of wine every night. This Naked Mind helped Jill see how the person she was as a drinker didn’t align with the values of the person she wanted to be. Find out how she chooses to be her best self and the profound, tangible way she practices self-compassion.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Jan 22, 2021
EP 350: Reader Question - Have I done permanent damage to my brain?
08:24

What kind of damage does alcohol do to your brain? Is it reversible? Aside from stopping drinking, is there anything you can do to heal your brain? Also, what is the impact of all the worry you feel wondering if you have caused yourself permanent brain damage? Annie Grace explains …

Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book.

And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Jan 16, 2021
EP 349: Naked Life Story - Robbie
40:12

Robbie is a married mom of three adult children, an empty nester who considers stopping drinking her greatest accomplishment. On today’s episode, this Certified Naked Mind Senior Coach gets vulnerable as she lets us into her world and shares her drinking and quitting journey, from motherhood to what ultimately led her to become a coach. She and Annie talk about how to identify when alcohol becomes “a thing” for you, when it becomes “your thing” -- what are the guideposts, where is the shift, and how do you know it has happened? They also talk about what Annie calls “The Rapunzel Syndrome” as it relates to drinking and so many other things in life. 

Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Learn More About Robbie

Jan 15, 2021
EP 348: Reader Question - How do I get my drinking partner to try sober sex?
09:12

What do you do when you’ve stopped drinking but your partner still does? When their drinking is a turnoff and the taste of alcohol on their breath grosses you out? How do you dive into this difficult conversation with someone you love? Do you rip off the bandaid and just go for it or is there a better strategy? Annie Grace offers her thoughts on a courageous reader’s vulnerable question.

Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.  

And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Jan 09, 2021
EP 347: Naked Life Story - Evelyne
44:54

There wasn’t much alcohol around when Evelyne was growing up, just some wine on special occasions. She began drinking in college, eventually becoming someone who could always drink more than her friends and always wanted more to drink. But, since she didn’t feel dependent on alcohol, did well at work, and had never gotten a DUI, Evelyne never questioned her drinking. It wasn’t until she was taking a Monday night wine class - something that kicked off her drinking each week - that she stumbled upon This Naked Mind. Today, living alcohol free allows Evelyne to be more authentic in her work in the integrative functional medicine field. 

If you asked me about the one thing that makes This Naked Mind so different from anything else, I would have to say emotion. It is the emotion when people feel really ready to make a change, when they’ve had that mindset shift, when they’ve gone through all the materials and the methodology and they get this feeling that it’s not that they never get to drink again it's that they never have to drink again. And, interestingly, according to all sorts of new research, it is emotion, especially positive emotion, more than anything else that predicates how long a change will stick, how long it will last. It is emotion. When you feel excited about a change in your life. When you feel thrilled you’re making this new difference, instead of feeling deprived like you’re missing out, everything changes. And it really makes it that This Naked Mind can stick for the long term. If you want to know more about how to truly change your emotion around drinking, I want you to join me at nakedmindpath.com. It is the path to changing your emotion and changing your feelings and really finding freedom in your relationship with alcohol. 

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links

Evelyne's Website

 

Jan 08, 2021
EP 346: Reader Question - Why don’t my friends invite me out anymore?
14:04

Have your friends stopping inviting you out because you no longer drink? Why does a positive change you’ve made for yourself seem like such a problem for them? How can you manage your expectations? On today’s episode, Annie Grace explores where this discomfort comes from and talks about the four characteristics of most expectations.

Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to thisnakedmind.com/experiment. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at thisnakedmind.com/experiment

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Jan 02, 2021
EP 345: 10% Happier with Dan Harris
01:06:28

On this special New Year’s Day episode, Annie Grace welcomes Dan Harris, an Emmy Award-winning journalist and the co-anchor of ABC's weekend editions of Good Morning America. Dan is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, 10% Happier and Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, the host of the Ten Percent Happier Podcast, and he has an app called Ten Percent Happier. 

In her book, This Naked Mind, Annie includes Dan in the acknowledgments for “bringing practicality and humor to the journey into the mind.” Today, she and Dan talk about how meditation breaks the spell and puts some distance between you and your thoughts -- including different kinds of meditation, the benefits of mindfulness, how experimenting with the warmth of self-love and self-compassion can help you stick to your goals, hugging your dragon, and the concept of “dailyish.” 

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Ten Percent Happier Website 

10% Happier by Dan Harris 

 

Jan 01, 2021
EP 344: Reader Question - How do I have the conversation?
11:10

You know you need to quit drinking, but you are worried about what people will say. How will they react? Will they call you an alcoholic and think badly of you? What should you tell them about your decision? This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard shares his thoughts.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae.

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 

Dec 26, 2020
EP 343: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
34:37

In this month’s coaching episode, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard is joined by Certified Naked Mind senior coach Carolyn Bennett who works specifically with people who drink to numb relationships. Together, the coaches answer three questions - they are:

  1. I stopped drinking but my husband didn’t; he drinks to blackout and I am worried about him and our relationship.
  2. I noticed when things got stressful at work, I started drinking more. What are some tips for dealing with stress?
  3. I feel like I have to have a few drinks to connect with people. How can I open up and connect without alcohol?

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae.

And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Learn More About Carolyn

Dec 25, 2020
EP 342: Reader Question - Is life boring without alcohol?
09:00

Is life boring without alcohol? Most people assume it will be. And, that belief keeps them stuck drinking long after alcohol has drained all the fun. What makes us bored? Can alcohol erase boredom? Does the absence of alcohol create boredom? This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard explains.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Dec 19, 2020
EP 341: Naked Life Story - Chris
40:03

Chris questioned his drinking for years, racking up many nights of blackouts and being the ringleader among his friends. He was the drinker everyone tried to keep up with. Yet, he often wondered what would be a reasonable amount of alcohol to consume. Then, one day, Chris received an email from a friend in the fitness industry. She defined her daily glass of wine as an alcohol problem, and it stopped him in his tracks. How could one glass of wine be a problem? Listen as Chris shares his journey to stop drinking, from the discovery of his superpower to the joy of being satisfied.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Dec 18, 2020
EP 340: Reader Question - Why is it so hard to stop drinking?
12:29

Do you find yourself comparing your journey with alcohol to others who seem to be having an easier time quitting drinking? How can some people find freedom so easily when others continue struggling? When change is not linear we feel like we have failed. But persistence is key. Annie Grace talks about the three layers of beliefs and the five criteria of readiness for change that can lead to success.

Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at thisnakedmind.com/digitalticket.

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 

Dec 12, 2020
EP 339: Naked Life Story - Meade
50:32

On today’s episode, Annie Grace talks with Meade, a Certified Naked Mind Coach who once used alcohol as a crutch for the tough seasons of life. Growing up believing people either drank or they went to AA or rehab, Meade always thought her drinking looked like everyone else’s. She thrived on people pleasing and found herself sleepwalking through her own life just to meet the needs of others. Stuck between the decision to continue drinking miserably or become miserable trying not to drink, Meade found This Naked Mind and stopped allowing alcohol to block her from living a life she loves.

Hi. Super exciting news. So The Alcohol Experiment book is being released. Actually it got released just a few days ago with the expanded edition. What does expanded edition mean? It means that every single day throughout the book there are deep reflective journal entries that have been added with space to write which is so cool and so exciting. So you really make it your own. And, the reason I did this is because I truly believe that the deepest wisdom you will access throughout the 30 days of The Alcohol Experiment comes from within you. You know more about what’s best for you than anybody else in the entire world. And I know sometimes that can be hard to believe but when you really access your own wisdom it is so profound. So you can pick up your own copy at alcoholexperimentbook.com and check it out. It’s really powerful. 

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Learn More About Meade

Dec 11, 2020
EP 338: Reader Question - Is it safe to stop drinking if I have been drinking every day?
09:12

What do you do if you have been drinking every day and want to stop? Is it safe to take away something your body is used to having all the time? Who should consult with a doctor before quitting? In today’s episode, Annie Grace talks about how people who stop their daily drinking routine can experience physical effects from nothing at all to a few withdrawal symptoms to hospitalization and sometimes even death. 

Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 

Dec 05, 2020
EP 337: Naked Life Story - Leigh
29:07

Leigh’s first experience with alcohol was in college where she became a binge drinker. She drank less as she transitioned to a career but after getting married and having kids, Leigh noticed her glass of wine at the end of the day turned into a bottle every night. After the death of her father, she found herself day drinking. At the same time, Leigh was also able to go for long periods of time without having any alcohol. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, with no rules for anything and the increased normalcy of drinking to deal with everything. After losing her grandfather to COVID in May 2020, Leigh finally found freedom from alcohol with This Naked Mind.

Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.  

And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Dec 04, 2020
EP 336: Reader Question - What about drinking as the mother of an infant?
12:52

Over the years, there have been varying schools of thought when it comes to drinking after childbirth. Some doctors have been known to recommend a drink or two to help with milk production. Others discourage consuming alcohol altogether. And, of course, mommy wine culture, marketing, and social media memes all encourage moms to drink to relax and decompress. In today’s episode, Annie Grace shares some of her own story and her thoughts about drinking as the mother of an infant.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Nov 28, 2020
EP 335: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
43:36

In this month’s coaching episode, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard is joined by Certified Naked Mind Coach Wendy McCallum who specializes in burnout and balance. Wendy shares some of her drinking story and talks about burnout - how we define it and what are the most common symptoms. Then, the coaches answer two questions: one from someone who is using alcohol to cope with stress, knowing it’s hurting but also feeling like it’s helping, and wondering how to handle the stress without alcohol; and one from someone who started drinking again and is struggling to stop.

Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Learn More About Wendy

Nov 27, 2020
EP 334: Reader Question - Why can’t I call myself sober?
10:55

In today’s episode, Annie Grace answers a question from a reader feeling judged by her boyfriend who doesn’t want her to refer to herself as “sober.” What is the definition of sober and who decides what we call ourselves? Can’t anyone who doesn’t drink identify as sober? Or, are there prerequisites for using the label? Annie shares her take on labels such as sobriety and recovery.

Are you looking to connect with like-minded people? Sometimes maybe you feel like you have all this information from doing This Naked Mind or The Alcohol Experiment, but you’re living in a world where people don’t speak your language.

That is why I created The Exchange. The Exchange from This Naked Mind is an online community where we meet face to face, live with video calls multiple times a week with people from all over the world just to connect and have somewhere that you are seen, you are heard, and you feel less alone.  A place where you can really give back and get the support you need.  If this sounds great to you, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/exchange.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Nov 21, 2020
EP 333: Naked Life Story - Ella
45:20

As a drinker, Ella lived a loud life in which she offended others with her political views, felt shame and regret after one night stands, broke mirrors, and more. She drank to alleviate the stress she felt as a secondary school French teacher. Ella describes herself as a boozehound, a big drinker, the life and soul of the party. Until one afternoon, in the middle of a Prosecco-soaked bridal shower, she walked away. Ella talks with Annie Grace about everything from how being awake has helped her learn to reframe anger to the importance of sobriety-fueled awareness and clarity in our work to understand and combat racism.

Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to thisnakedmind.com/experiment. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at thisnakedmind.com/experiment

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Ella St. John McGrand on Instagram  

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge  

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams  

Nov 20, 2020
EP 332: Reader Question - How do I stop drinking as a college student?
15:00

Today, Annie Grace answers a question from a senior in college for whom alcohol has dominated fun since their first sip at the age of 14. How can college students rid alcohol from their lives? How can they have fun when everyone else is drinking? How can this binge drinker get out of a dark place and become happy and curious about the world again?

Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at thisnakedmind.com/digitalticket.

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 

Nov 14, 2020
EP 331: Naked Life Story - Ruby
32:07

Ruby didn’t care for alcohol after her first experience with it in high school. It wasn’t until she started working in the wine industry 20 years ago that Ruby really discovered drinking as it quickly became ingrained in every part of her life and felt like an identity. Following bariatric surgery, Ruby’s drinking became problematic as the euphoric feeling alcohol used to deliver became harder to hold onto. Reading This Naked Mind helped her begin her alcohol free journey and the Aha moments started piling up. In today’s episode, Ruby shares what’s been most helpful in removing the stumbling block alcohol had become and learning how to live her best life.

Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Learn More About Ruby

Nov 13, 2020
EP 330: Reader Question - How was your journey going off antidepressants?
15:17

Regardless of your relationship with alcohol, going off antidepressants is no simple task and something you definitely need to do under medical supervision. In answering a reader’s question, Annie Grace shares her personal journey, including what led her to begin taking medication in the first place as well as three key things that helped her not only as she eliminated prescription medication but as she continues actively caring for her mental health today.

Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 

Nov 07, 2020
EP 329: Stars Like Us with Aliza Kelly
54:54

Today’s episode is a special one and a very fun listen as Annie Grace shares her interview from another podcast, “Stars Like Us: Astrology with Aliza Kelly.” Fellow Virgo, celebrity astrologer, and author Aliza Kelly digs into the mythology of Annie’s life -- who she is and why she does what she does -- and ventures into parts of the story Annie hasn’t really shared, especially about her childhood and upbringing. 

Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.  

And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Nov 06, 2020
EP 328: Reader Question - Does Annie Grace hate alcohol?
09:57

We get duped into thinking we need alcohol to survive, convinced it’s the elixir of life and solves all our problems. Once referred to as “the anti-alcohol evangelist,” Annie Grace is passionate about sharing the truth about alcohol. It steals memories and self-respect. It makes us physically ill. And, there are heart-wrenching statistics about being directly linked to child abuse and suicide. So, does Annie actually hate the substance that for a long time kept her stuck in a very dark place? 

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Oct 31, 2020
EP 327: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
36:31

In this month’s coaching episode, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard changes things up a bit and welcomes Karla Adkins, one of our incredible certified senior coaches. Karla shares about her own journey to find freedom from alcohol, what inspired her to become a coach, and the specialized work she does with people struggling with anxiety. Then, from anxiety to liver health, Scott and Karla answer a few coaching questions together.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Oct 30, 2020
EP 326: Reader Question - Why am I so confident now that I don’t drink?
10:02

What is it that makes your confidence skyrocket when you stop drinking? Is it something in your brain? Something else? If alcohol chips away at confidence, how do you get it back? On today’s episode, Annie Grace dives into these questions and shares her thoughts on what’s behind the confidence boost - from the science to the physical elements.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Oct 24, 2020
EP 325: Naked Life Story - Jenny
46:56

Growing up in Louisiana, Jenny experienced a boozy culture every day. She comes from a long line of storytellers and brings her own wonderful narrative skill to this podcast episode. Jenny’s first experience with beer as a high school freshman at the varsity soccer team initiation party made her feel at home in her own skin for the very first time. From there, her relationship with alcohol was on and off - she drank to fit in when she hung out with the “cool” crowd and she abstained to fit in when she spent time with Christian groups. After a battle with cancer as an adult, Jenny’s drinking reached new levels - while she couldn’t envision life without alcohol, she also was no longer happy with her drinking habits. In The Alcohol Experiment, Jenny found bravery, freedom, community, and a way to embrace the feelings she had been numbing for so long.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Oct 23, 2020
EP 324: Reader Question - Does Annie Grace think AA is wrong?
16:04

It’s a controversial question, one Annie Grace gets asked a lot. Does she think AA is wrong? In today’s episode, Annie shares her feelings about and experience with Alcoholics Anonymous, what AA members said to try to keep her from publishing her book, the label “alcoholic,” and what she thinks is the right way to get sober. 

Are you looking to connect with like-minded people? Sometimes maybe you feel like you have all this information from doing This Naked Mind or The Alcohol Experiment, but you’re living in a world where people don’t speak your language.

That is why I created The Exchange. The Exchange from This Naked Mind is an online community where we meet face to face, live with video calls multiple times a week with people from all over the world just to connect and have somewhere that you are seen, you are heard, and you feel less alone.  A place where you can really give back and get the support you need.  If this sounds great to you, check it out at www.thisnakedmind.com/exchange.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Oct 17, 2020
EP 323: Naked Life Story - Laura H.
36:26

Laura had her first drink at 16. Flunked out of college due to partying. Saw firsthand the effects of drinking in her father’s alcoholic girlfriend. Got stuck in the server/bartender lifestyle, spending many mornings “gut rot hungover.” Yet, Laura’s goal was never to stop drinking. She just wanted to make her life better. From getting sober behind a bar to starting a business to discovering her sexual truth, Laura shares the details of her journey out of a life that was no longer serving her.

Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to thisnakedmind.com/experiment. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at thisnakedmind.com/experiment

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Greens Gone Wild 

Oct 16, 2020
EP 322: Reader Question - How do I deal with the fear of being exposed as an alcoholic?
09:12

How do you balance your desire to remain private about your decision not to drink with the openness you know will bring you freedom? Is there any way to honor your need for privacy and still participate in online support communities for motivation, inspiration, and accountability? And, can the label alcoholic actually empower you? Annie Grace explores all these questions. 

Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at thisnakedmind.com/digitalticket.

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 

Oct 10, 2020
EP 321: Everything is Spiritual with Rob Bell
57:32

On today’s episode, Annie Grace welcomes Rob Bell, New York Times bestselling author and named by TIME Magazine in 2011 one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. They talk about Bell’s deeply profound and personal new book EVERYTHING IS SPIRITUAL: Who We Are and What We’re Doing Here in which he explores the endless dynamic questions and connections that have shaped his life, providing powerful insight into understanding one's purpose and place in the world. From our world-class numbing system to families of origin to superpowers and vulnerability to living in the eternal now to the center of the universe to abundance thinking, Annie Grace and Rob Bell talk about it all. 

Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

EVERYTHING IS SPIRITUAL: Who We Are and What We’re Doing Here by Rob Bell

Rob Bell's Website

Oct 09, 2020
EP 320: Reader Question - What is the pink cloud?
18:17

The term “pink cloud” is generally used to describe a state in which a someone abstaining from drugs or alcohol manifests euphoria, overconfidence, and a false sense of wellbeing, therefore making them more vulnerable to relapse. However, there has been very little scientific research done on the pink cloud. On today’s episode, Annie Grace explores what happens to the brain and the body when you stop drinking alcohol and where that euphoric feeling might come from.

Hi. Super exciting news. So The Alcohol Experiment book is being released. Actually it got released just a few days ago with the expanded edition. What does expanded edition mean? It means that every single day throughout the book there are deep reflective journal entries that have been added with space to write which is so cool and so exciting. So you really make it your own. And, the reason I did this is because I truly believe that the deepest wisdom you will access throughout the 30 days of The Alcohol Experiment comes from within you. You know more about what’s best for you than anybody else in the entire world. And I know sometimes that can be hard to believe but when you really access your own wisdom it is so profound. So you can pick up your own copy at alcoholexperimentbook.com and check it out. It’s really powerful.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Pink Cloud Syndrome Among Ruled Drug Users in Iligan City Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (ICDTRC)

Oct 03, 2020
EP 319: Naked Life Story - Emily
23:16

Emily never had a problem giving up alcohol during her pregnancies. However, each time she started drinking again, she noticed she drank more than she used to. She made rules for herself and broke them. Again and again. Then she began having health issues and was arrested for driving drunk. Having to explain the breathalyzer in the car to her five children and answer their questions about her drinking was a turning point for Emily and she began her journey in AA. Today, Emily is a This Naked Mind coach and loves helping others find freedom from alcohol.

Hi. Super exciting news. So The Alcohol Experiment book is being released. Actually it got released just a few days ago with the expanded edition. What does expanded edition mean? It means that every single day throughout the book there are deep reflective journal entries that have been added with space to write which is so cool and so exciting. So you really make it your own. And, the reason I did this is because I truly believe that the deepest wisdom you will access throughout the 30 days of The Alcohol Experiment comes from within you. You know more about what’s best for you than anybody else in the entire world. And I know sometimes that can be hard to believe but when you really access your own wisdom it is so profound. So you can pick up your own copy at alcoholexperimentbook.com and check it out. It’s really powerful.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Learn More About Emily

Oct 02, 2020
EP 318: Reader Question - How do you manage angry family members when you have had a setback?
11:26

Today’s question is simple but has a lot of depth to it. A reader asks: How do you manage angry family members when you’ve had a setback? In her answer, Annie Grace explains her process for achieving the outcome you desire, shares the five stages of feeling an emotion, and describes a gutsy move to help manage the relationship moving forward.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Sep 26, 2020
EP 317: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
21:59

In this month’s coaching episode, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard answers four amazing questions: 1) Why do really happy occasions trigger my need for alcohol? 2) I'm waking up with some really unsettling dreams that feel true to life and freak me out before I realized it was just a dream. Any thoughts? 3) What are your opinions on alcohol-free wines and beers? 4) I feel like I'm obsessing about not drinking; I find myself reminding myself about all the negatives about drinking so that I don't drink, as well as the positives. I have been doing well, but I wonder about this self-talk. It's like I am brainwashing myself, although I know it's all true.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Sep 25, 2020
EP 316: Reader Question - How can I raise kids in our alcohol soaked society?
17:07

Today’s question from a mom is near and dear to Annie Grace’s heart. Even if we raise our kids differently than our parents raised us, teaching them lessons about alcohol we wish our parents had taught us, how do we navigate the inevitable years where they will rebel and experiment with alcohol and make mistakes. As a mom of three herself, Annie often thinks about what her kids’ experiences with alcohol will be like. Listen as she shares her thoughts.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Sep 19, 2020
EP 315: Naked Life Story - Kelly
32:48

As a kid, Kelly watched her mom struggle with alcohol. There was physical and emotional abuse. Although her own relationship with alcohol started out “just like everyone else’s” and she was well aware of what alcohol could do to a person, Kelly found herself drinking to manage emotional waves and blackout. Though Kelly never missed work or got a DUI, red flags popped up as she tried to moderate and set rules around her drinking. Today, she has taken back her power, made alcohol small, and broken an intergenerational cycle of alcohol abuse.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Sep 18, 2020
EP 314: Reader Question - How do I stay sober in trying times?
11:58

On today’s episode, a reader who has been alcohol free for three weeks is struggling to cope with a stressful situation and wondering how to avoid relaxing with a glass of wine. What really happens when you use alcohol to relax? Do you feel better? How long does that feeling last? What are some other ways to manage your emotions in super difficult times? Annie Grace explains. 

Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Sep 12, 2020
EP 313: Naked Life Story - Amy M.
37:09

Amy didn’t pick up alcohol until college. After graduation, she put it down again. People often found it curious that she didn’t drink. However, when she became a parent to special needs children, everything changed. Though well-intentioned, the moms with whom Amy connected supported one another by encouraging drinking and she began using alcohol to cope with life’s stresses. The logic that drinking wouldn’t change anything never worked on Amy; the fact things were never going to change was the very reason she drank. Though alcohol became very sneaky and difficult to break up with, Amy found the freedom she deeply wanted, even amidst a pandemic. 

Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.  

And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Sep 11, 2020
EP 312: Reader Question - How can I convince others not to drink?
19:29

Annie Grace answers a phenomenal question today. A reader asks, “Now that I know the truth about alcohol, how do I not force it on others who are doing the same thing I was?” When you have removed alcohol from your life and learned so much from your experience and you’re watching people you love continue doing something that’s harmful to them, how do you reconcile those things? What can you do to get people to take your advice? 

If you asked me about the one thing that makes This Naked Mind so different from anything else, I would have to say emotion. It is the emotion when people feel really ready to make a change, when they’ve had that mindset shift, when they’ve gone through all the materials and the methodology and they get this feeling that it’s not that they never get to drink again it's that they never have to drink again. And, interestingly, according to all sorts of new research, it is emotion, especially positive emotion, more than anything else that predicates how long a change will stick, how long it will last. It is emotion. When you feel excited about a change in your life. When you feel thrilled you’re making this new difference, instead of feeling deprived like you’re missing out, everything changes. And it really makes it that This Naked Mind can stick for the long term. If you want to know more about how to truly change your emotion around drinking, I want you to join me at nakedmindpath.com. It is the path to changing your emotion and changing your feelings and really finding freedom in your relationship with alcohol. 

As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 

 

Sep 05, 2020
EP 311: Naked Life Story - Victoria
44:19

When she began the process of deciding whether to try to moderate her drinking or completely remove alcohol from her life, Victoria took a quiz to figure out her core values. The results didn’t tell her anything new - she was already aware of her core values. However, what she realized is that when she had alcohol in her system, she was not living with integrity. From anxiety to marriage to divorce to marriage to motherhood (times four) to a cancer diagnosis and treatment to finding freedom from alcohol, This Naked Mind coach Victoria shares her story and how she's brought her behavior and beliefs into alignment.

Are you looking to connect with like-minded people? Sometimes maybe you feel like you have all this information from doing This Naked Mind or The Alcohol Experiment, but you’re living in a world where people don’t speak your language.

That is why I created The Exchange. The Exchange from This Naked Mind is an online community where we meet face to face, live with video calls multiple times a week with people from all over the world just to connect and have somewhere that you are seen, you are heard, and you feel less alone.  A place where you can really give back and get the support you need.  If this sounds great to you, check it out at www.thisnakedmind.com/exchange.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Sep 04, 2020
EP 310: Reader Question - Does alcohol really make you more creative?
09:12

It is very common for us to believe alcohol makes us more creative. But, does it really? Is there any scientific proof? In this episode, Annie Grace explains the one thing alcohol does to make us think we’re more creative when we drink, and how we can find creativity without alcohol.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Aug 29, 2020
EP 309: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
26:11

In this month’s coaching episode, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard answers the following questions: 1) I stopped drinking for a month then started again due to stress; now I’m struggling to stop again - did this happen to you and is it normal? 2) I feel like I’m competing with others who have already quit drinking; I have only backed off on my drinking and not let go - thoughts? 3) How do you deal with stress now that there's no alcohol to take the edge off? 4) It seems like my husband doesn’t care that I’m trying to change my relationship with alcohol and his drinking is making it harder for me - what should I do?

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Aug 28, 2020
EP 308: Reader Question - What are the health benefits when you stop drinking?
14:38

Despite all the studies and articles touting the health benefits of drinking, one thing is true: By not drinking at all, we can dramatically improve our health in so many ways. Listen as Annie Grace takes a trip through the body, detailing how removing alcohol from our systems helps everything from our brains and hearts to our skin and bones to our gut and sleep patterns to fertility and sexual performance.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Aug 22, 2020
EP 307: Naked Life Story - Barbara
29:13

We say it all the time, and there’s nothing better than showing you proof! It’s never, ever too late to stop drinking. On today’s episode, Annie Grace talks with Barbara whose drinking career spanned more than 60 years, through motherhood, marriages, and loss. Now alcohol free at 83 years old, Barbara has rediscovered the joy of morning coffee, has lowered her blood pressure, and is enjoying life like never before.

I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae.

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Aug 21, 2020
EP 306: Reader Question - How can I live without 'The Alcohol Buzz?'
12:17

Does it feel like you cannot live without “The Alcohol Buzz?” How do you challenge that belief? How do you rationalize with yourself that you can replace alcohol with something else? Can anything else really replace alcohol? In today’s episode, Annie Grace shares the science behind the “buzz” and how to navigate trade-offs.

Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to thisnakedmind.com/experiment. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at thisnakedmind.com/experiment.

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Aug 15, 2020
EP 305: Naked Life Story - Wendy
57:50

The first time Wendy got drunk, she was 15 years old. She vomited on a police officer and her parents. In college and law school her drinking looked like everyone else’s - partying once or twice a week, bingeing from time to time. Casual drinking didn’t begin until she started practicing law. And, when she and her husband had trouble conceiving, drinking shifted from being an enjoyable social pleasure to a coping mechanism, using wine to relax, unwind, and escape. Wendy talks about how she was able to stop drinking once she stopped trying harder and tried something different.

Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at thisnakedmind.com/digitalticket.

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Episode Links:

Wendy McCallum Coaching 

Aug 14, 2020
EP 304: Reader Question - What is the deal with blackouts?
10:50

Are you confused about blackouts? Annie Grace was, too. Today’s episode, she takes a super scientific look at this scary topic and answers the following questions: What are blackouts? How do they happen? Are there different kinds of blackouts? What does alcohol do to the different types of memory in our brains? Who gets blackouts? What makes someone more susceptible to them? 

Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book.

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Aug 08, 2020
EP 303: Naked Life Story - Jackie
45:03

Jackie had her first sip of alcohol at the age of 13. Despite binge drinking and blacking out all through college, she earned a 4.0. After graduation, her heavy weekend alcohol use continued, ultimately becoming much worse following the unexpected death of her father. Deeply depressed, Jackie never felt the need to moderate her drinking, however it was important to her that others not suspect she had a problem with alcohol. In today’s episode, Jackie talks about how she became suicidal during blackouts and what ultimately shook her to her core and changed everything. 

Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book.

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Jackie's Blog

Aug 07, 2020
EP 302: Reader Question - Why do you tell people to keep drinking?
14:55

The first step in changing your relationship with alcohol is to stop trying to stop drinking. Wait. What? It’s counterintuitive. It’s controversial. It’s what makes This Naked Mind - the book, the methodology, everything - so different from anything else. There’s a very good reason we do things this way. So, take a breath, let yourself off the hook, and listen as Annie Grace busts the myths and clarifies what exactly she means when she says, “Stop trying to stop drinking.”

If you asked me about the one thing that makes This Naked Mind so different from anything else, I would have to say emotion. It is the emotion when people feel really ready to make a change, when they’ve had that mindset shift, when they’ve gone through all the materials and the methodology and they get this feeling that it’s not that they never get to drink again it's that they never have to drink again. And, interestingly, according to all sorts of new research, it is emotion, especially positive emotion, more than anything else that predicates how long a change will stick, how long it will last. It is emotion. When you feel excited about a change in your life. When you feel thrilled you’re making this new difference, instead of feeling deprived like you’re missing out, everything changes. And it really makes it that This Naked Mind can stick for the long term. If you want to know more about how to truly change your emotion around drinking, I want you to join me at nakedmindpath.com. It is the path to changing your emotion and changing your feelings and really finding freedom in your relationship with alcohol. 

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Aug 01, 2020
EP 301: Amazon Woman with Darcy Gaechter
44:08

Friends since they were kids, Annie Grace and Darcy Gaechter reconnect in this episode. Things they have in common: they have both chosen to live alcohol free, and they have both written books. Darcy’s book, Amazon Woman, is a memoir about the expedition that led her to become the first and only woman on the planet to kayak the entire Amazon River from source to sea. Listen as she shares about her experience on the Amazon as well as her path to stop drinking and how the two journeys intersected.

If you asked me about the one thing that makes This Naked Mind so different from anything else, I would have to say emotion. It is the emotion when people feel really ready to make a change, when they’ve had that mindset shift, when they’ve gone through all the materials and the methodology and they get this feeling that it’s not that they never get to drink again it's that they never have to drink again. And, interestingly, according to all sorts of new research, it is emotion, especially positive emotion, more than anything else that predicates how long a change will stick, how long it will last. It is emotion. When you feel excited about a change in your life. When you feel thrilled you’re making this new difference, instead of feeling deprived like you’re missing out, everything changes. And it really makes it that This Naked Mind can stick for the long term. If you want to know more about how to truly change your emotion around drinking, I want you to join me at nakedmindpath.com. It is the path to changing your emotion and changing your feelings and really finding freedom in your relationship with alcohol. 

And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

Episode Links:

Amazon Woman by Darcy Gaechter  

Darcy’s Website 

Darcy on Instagram 

Jul 31, 2020
EP 300: Reader Question - Why am I triggered to drink when I’m feeling good?
14:02

“Dear Annie: Today I was feeling pretty good about myself and what I was accomplishing and suddenly I had a craving. Normally I crave when I'm trying to avoid or numb a negative emotion, so I was confused. Acknowledging how good I was feeling, and my own goodness and beauty, makes me uncomfortable and I wanted to numb out those good feelings. When I realized it's easier to believe the negative things about myself than it is to believe the positive things about myself, I got really sad.” In today’s episode, Annie Grace shares her thoughts about how to deal with these cravings and explains why she always says, “Celebrate the awareness, no matter how painful it is.”

Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of p