This Naked Mind Podcast

By Annie Grace

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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 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.

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, 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.

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 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.

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:

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.

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 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 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 25, 2020
EP 299: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
22:04

In this month’s coaching episode, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard answers the following questions: 1) I am on day 20 without alcohol and I am so angry and grouchy. I am a nice person but don’t feel nice anymore. Is this normal? 2) I’m in the PATH and have been told we’re not going to be asked to quit drinking in the first eight weeks. Now I am drinking more on a daily basis. Is that bad? 3) During the first year of sober experiences, what are the best tools for those classic drinking events like weddings, vacations, and concerts where everyone else is drinking? 4) I feel like I have a split personality - I am excited about being alcohol free but I also have major FOMO when I think about not drinking in certain situations. Will this go away?

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 24, 2020
EP 298: Reader Question - Is life more enjoyable without alcohol?
11:57

Is not drinking really the best thing since sliced bread? Is it as amazing as people say? How can not drinking possibly be more fun than drinking? Annie Grace shares her own experience as well as some of the reasons why we feel we need alcohol for fun.

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.

 

Jul 18, 2020
EP 297: Naked Life Story - Rob
43:47

From a very young age, Rob assumed drinking would be a normal part of his life forever. He drank socially and on special occasions, and from time to time he drank way too much. But, he never felt alcohol was a problem. Then, about eight years ago, he let down his guard. The idea of drinking more was presented to him and, combined with his feelings of disappointment and some pain and fear that had shown up, Rob began drinking to cover up and numb the stuff that didn’t feel good. After lots of searching for the right path to a different relationship with alcohol, he found This Naked Mind. A participant in the very first Live Alcohol Experiment, Rob went from having a constant and desperate desire to drink to having no interest in alcohol whatsoever. And, as a This Naked Mind coach, he now helps others make the same shift he did. 

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.

Jul 17, 2020
EP 296: Reader Question - Do I need to quit drinking forever?
14:52

Just because you get curious about your relationship with alcohol, does it mean you need to stop drinking for the rest of your life? How can you tell if you need to quit forever? In this episode, Annie Grace explores the concept of being 100 percent alcohol free - what the science tells us, the role of forgiveness and compassion when it comes to changing your drinking, and her personal experience in finding freedom from 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.

Jul 11, 2020
EP 295: Naked Life Story - Irene
32:18

On today’s episode, Annie Grace talks with Irene, a police officer, wife, and mum from England. Now more than a year into her life without alcohol, Irene talks about how her drinking went from nothing extreme as a teenager to a bad habit of big drinking sessions on her days off from work and, ultimately, progressed into a coping mechanism for dealing with sadness and grief after having a stillborn child. Irene and Annie talk about human pain and emotion and how we suffer as well as the awkwardness and fun of sober dancing.

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:

Look for the effin Rainbows by Irene Wignall

Jul 10, 2020
EP 294: Reader Question - How do you deal with the “romanticism” of the food/wine culture when you're alcohol free?
15:30

On today’s episode, Annie Grace answers a question from an alcohol free reader who recently found herself sipping sparkling water surrounded by people discussing and romanticizing the wine they were all drinking. How could she not feel uncomfortable and attacked? Is there any way to appreciate someone else’s passion when it doesn’t align with your own?

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.

 

Jul 04, 2020
EP 293: Naked Life Story - Julia
28:54

A self-described “messy drinker” from the start, Julia grew up in the middle of nowhere on the England/Scotland border and had her first taste of alcohol around 14 years old. While she often worried about alcoholism and whether or not she was drinking too much, she easily calmed her fears and assured herself she was alright when she watched those around her drinking the same way she did. By the time she turned 40, Julia was living in a big loop of drinking, hangovers, and generally getting in her own way all the time. Since quitting drinking, she has gone from being convinced living without alcohol was going to be a boring, grey half-life without any friends or fun to writing a book about her journey and feeling safe and secure with the absence of alcohol as a rock underneath her.

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:

Sober Positive by Julia Carson

Am I An Alcoholic by Laura McKowen

Jul 03, 2020
EP 292: Reader Question - How do I stay alcohol free at a bachelor/bachelorette party weekend?
14:23

Today’s question comes from a reader who doesn’t want to drink but is worried about FOMO at an upcoming girls’ weekend. What do you do when you’re planning to attend the kind of event where alcohol has historically been a linchpin for celebration? Annie Grace offers four ways to manage your expectations and set yourself up for success - from holding onto your power to finding the magic in your thoughts to using the ACT Technique to practicing “Duck Mode.”

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.

Jun 27, 2020
EP 291: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
25:44

It’s time for this month’s coaching questions with This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard! In today’s episode, Scott talks about dealing with the temptation of drinking to celebrate as we emerge from quarantine, getting past the “brick wall” that keeps showing up at five days alcohol free, why some people are addicted to alcohol and others can control it, and whether or not the lessons we learn to stop drinking can be used for other things. 

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.

Jun 26, 2020
EP 290: Reader Question - How can I deal with the trigger of warmer weather?
09:12

How do you deal with all the drinking that goes on when the weather gets nice and everyone’s enjoying the outdoors and drinking beer? What happens in your brain when you know you want to remain sober but the FOMO shows up and you feel triggered to drink? Can you make the trigger go away? 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. 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.

Jun 20, 2020
EP 289: Naked Life Story - Leah
40:19

Leah knew her life looked great on paper, but she just couldn’t understand why everything felt so awful. On today’s episode, she shares her story - from loving her first drink as a high school freshman to a college party girl who didn’t graduate to a married mother of three who believed everyone would be better off without her. Leah talks about her bipolar diagnosis, champagne in the hospital after the birth of her third child, and how The Alcohol Experiment gave her a second chance at life.

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. 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.

Jun 19, 2020
EP 288: Reader Question - How can I turn down a drink, but avoid saying 'I'm sober' or 'I stopped drinking?'
09:00

What can we say when we just want our drinking to be a non-issue? How do we turn down alcohol without making it a big deal for everyone around us? Can we use our tone of voice and facial expressions and body language to adjust the message we want to deliver? How can we tap into a powerful energy and shut down any further dialogue when we refuse a drink? Annie Grace answers.

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.

Jun 13, 2020
EP 287: Brainspotting with Carolyn
54:35

A self-described “closet nondrinker,” Carolyn is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in working with people-pleasing perfectionists who struggle with anxiety. She uses brainspotting, a technique that leverages the close connection between our brains and our vision to bring relief from symptoms of anxiety, shame, overwhelm, trauma, and many other ways we, as humans, can feel emotionally and physically stuck. On today’s episode, Carolyn opens up about how she tried to keep her decision not to drink off the radar screens of the people she drank to fit in with, and how This Naked Mind and brainspotting have helped her create lasting change.

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:

Brainspotting by Dr. David Grand

Carolyn's Website: The Joy Effect 

Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg

Jun 12, 2020
EP 286: Reader Question - Are you sober?
12:40

“Annie, are you sober,” asked a journalist. It was the first time Annie had been asked the question. The assumption is that Annie Grace is sober. Right? But, what does sober really mean? And, does Annie consider herself sober?

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. 

Jun 06, 2020
EP 285: Naked Life Story - Melissa
43:54

Growing up in Australia, Melissa had no idea how powerful alcohol was. Drinking first popped onto her radar screen around age 17 and she began partying the same way all her friends did - blacking out, getting sick, being hungover. It was what they did and no one questioned their behavior. Melissa loved the fun and always found people who wanted to drink. At 35, she decided to try moderating her drinking. A few years later she realized she was an “I’ve had too much, give me another” drinker who never intentionally refused a drink. It was time to change.

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.

Jun 05, 2020
EP 284: Reader Question - How can I support a spouse who's trying to live alcohol free?
11:53

What can a wife to do support her husband who set a goal to stop drinking for a year, gave up alcohol for two months, and then she came home to find him drinking? Should she get angry? Give him tough love? Encourage him to keep trying? Leave him alone to wallow in his judgment and self-doubt?  Annie shares her thoughts on what exactly constitutes success and how we can take what we interpret as failure and use it to our advantage.

Right now, for the first time ever, I am doing something that I think you will find incredibly valuable and amazing. Here's the thing, I've been asking myself, why do some people effortlessly stop drinking while other people struggle? Why do some people who haven't drank in years still miss it, still feel like they're missing out, still even feel a little self-pity? Why can't I do that anymore? What's going on? What's the difference? The thing is these questions have kept me up at night and I have spent years now diving into the science, diving into literally hundreds of interviews and thousands and thousands of surveys of feedback from people trying to understand why. What makes it different? I think I finally really understand it. And I've put all of this together into something that I believe is one of the best things I've ever created.

It is a modular membership program that is coach-led so that people can find freedom faster. I read recently that the average time from when somebody recognizes a problem with alcohol to when they solve it can be up to 15 years. I know that I get thousands of emails with people saying, "Man, I'm so happy I found your work. My only regret is that I didn't find it sooner." So I wanted to put everything I've known so far, all of the research, all of the interviews, all of your experiences, all of the stories into this coach-led program that is truly customizable for you. So if you need it for a month and you find your freedom, great. But if you need to be with us for longer, that's also fine. Right now,  for a limited time, this program is at a massive discount just because I recognize what's going on with the world.

So if you are at all curious about this and you want to know more and you're ready to really make alcohol small and irrelevant in your life, once and for good to not only where you're not drinking, not stopping just at the behavior of drinking, but actually where it feels effortless not to drink. Where it feels easy, where you never feel like you're missing out, where you always actually feel like you're more joyful and happier. I know that's hard to believe, and it was for me too, but it's okay if you're skeptical. It works anyway. If you're curious about this at all, check it out, nakedmindpath.com. It's open right now. It's closing May 31st. So if you want to get in on this first-ever launch of this coach-led program, that is totally modular, that you can come and take as much time or as little time as you need to truly make alcohol small and irrelevant in your life, join me. nakedmindpath.com. I 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.

May 30, 2020
EP 283: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
28:35

On today’s episode, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard dives into four terrific questions, some specific to not drinking during the COVID-19 pandemic - they are: The longer we stay home, the more intense my cravings become; what can I do to stray strong? I think I’m ready to quit drinking but with the pandemic am I just setting myself up to fail? I was 30 days alcohol free when we started quarantining and I caved when I got anxious; how can I turn my anger into motivation? I did the Live Alcohol Experiment but as soon as it ended I felt to pull to drink; how can I stay motivated beyond the 30 days?

Right now, for the first time ever, I am doing something that I think you will find incredibly valuable and amazing. Here's the thing, I've been asking myself, why do some people effortlessly stop drinking while other people struggle? Why do some people who haven't drank in years still miss it, still feel like they're missing out, still even feel a little self-pity? Why can't I do that anymore? What's going on? What's the difference? The thing is these questions have kept me up at night and I have spent years now diving into the science, diving into literally hundreds of interviews and thousands and thousands of surveys of feedback from people trying to understand why. What makes it different? I think I finally really understand it. And I've put all of this together into something that I believe is one of the best things I've ever created.

It is a modular membership program that is coach-led so that people can find freedom faster. I read recently that the average time from when somebody recognizes a problem with alcohol to when they solve it can be up to 15 years. I know that I get thousands of emails with people saying, "Man, I'm so happy I found your work. My only regret is that I didn't find it sooner." So I wanted to put everything I've known so far, all of the research, all of the interviews, all of your experiences, all of the stories into this coach-led program that is truly customizable for you. So if you need it for a month and you find your freedom, great. But if you need to be with us for longer, that's also fine. Right now,  for a limited time, this program is at a massive discount just because I recognize what's going on with the world.

So if you are at all curious about this and you want to know more and you're ready to really make alcohol small and irrelevant in your life, once and for good to not only where you're not drinking, not stopping just at the behavior of drinking, but actually where it feels effortless not to drink. Where it feels easy, where you never feel like you're missing out, where you always actually feel like you're more joyful and happier. I know that's hard to believe, and it was for me too, but it's okay if you're skeptical. It works anyway. If you're curious about this at all, check it out, nakedmindpath.com. It's open right now. It's closing May 31st. So if you want to get in on this first-ever launch of this coach-led program, that is totally modular, that you can come and take as much time or as little time as you need to truly make alcohol small and irrelevant in your life, join me. nakedmindpath.com. I 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.

May 29, 2020
EP 282: Reader Question - Are you really having more fun in life without drinking alcohol?
05:37

We hear it all the time. It must suck not to drink. Life must be so boring. But, did you know there is definitive evidence that removing alcohol does not strip away our ability to have fun? Did you know that it’s actually alcohol that steals the brain’s ability to have fun? Annie Grace explains.

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 23, 2020
EP 281: Naked Life Story - Andrew S.
33:12

Andrew had his first sip of sherry at the age of three. He loved it. It wasn’t until he was nearing his forties in a job with a strong drinking culture where booze equaled camaraderie and a way to let off steam and ignore problems that Andrew began to question his drinking. He was a “happy drunk” but also found alcohol turning him into a person he didn’t like. Yet, he continued justifying his drinking by telling himself it could be worse. Now alcohol free, Andrew reminds himself he can drink if he wants to but chooses not to. He’s happy to be clear-headed and off the yo-yo alcohol diet.

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. 

May 22, 2020
EP 280: Reader Question - Why Isn’t Everyone Addicted?
12:05

If alcohol is addictive, why doesn’t everyone become addicted to it? Who are these magical beings who can drink without becoming addicted? Or not drink at all? Is it genetic? Does it have something to do with their personality? Are some people just broken and others are not? And, what is the one thing we can point to when a relationship with alcohol pivots from being mostly in control to very much out of control?

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.

May 16, 2020
EP 279: 'What is Enough' with Omar Pinto
49:16

On today’s episode, coach, podcast host, and self-described life-long seeker Omar Pinto joins Annie Grace from Costa Rica. From his first drink at 16 years old, Omar felt magic in the way alcohol quieted the noise in his head and made the negative self-talk disappear. In constant search of control and freedom, Omar sought approval and validation and to feel significant. He thought alcohol gave him all that. Listen to hear how he found hope by learning to believe in himself and reframing his story into a much more empowering version of the truth.

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:

Omar Pinto Coaching

The SHAIR Podcast

May 15, 2020
EP 278: Reader Question - How can friends and family support someone who is changing their relationship with alcohol?
19:27

Can you easily refuse a drink or limit your alcohol consumption? Are you having a hard time understanding the way someone in your life is dealing with (or not dealing with) their drinking? If you are a partner, spouse, parent, child, sibling, or friend of someone who is changing their relationship with alcohol, today’s episode is for you. Listen as Annie Grace explores what is going on in that person’s brain -- what might be causing them to not want to change and why, if they are trying to change, it is so hard.

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.

May 09, 2020
EP 277: Naked Life Story - Meagan
38:49

After being introduced to alcohol by a babysitter before she was even a teenager, Meagan drank for more than 20 years. In college, she took pride in her ability to go out and drink all night while continuing to earn straight As, maintain scholarships, star in a play, and serve as a spokesperson for the Rain Forest Association. Meagan’s career took her from London to Paris and kept alcohol so big she once drank to prove to a boss that she wasn’t pregnant. Her mother introduced her to This Naked Mind, and Meagan finally got curious enough to make alcohol small.

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 08, 2020
EP 276: Reader Question - Why do I crave a drink when I'm calm and relaxed?
13:12

Why, when we feel calm and relaxed and comfortable and completely at ease, do we desire alcohol? We know we’re not stressed or anxious or upset, yet somehow we still want a drink. It doesn’t make sense. How do the cravings show up when we already have the feeling we will get from drinking? And, what can we do to make it stop? 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

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 02, 2020
EP 275: Naked Life Story - Amy
43:29

Growing up, Amy wasn’t sure where she belonged. She questioned her sexuality but also wanted to be faithful to God, to do and be all the things she “should” do and be. Amy felt she was different but chose to look the other way, finding comfort in the sense of belonging alcohol gave her. Alcohol helped her feel normal and socialize. But there was always that feeling something wasn’t right. She was losing herself, trying to “pray the gay away” and drinking more and more. It wasn’t until Amy began paying attention to her thoughts and beliefs about alcohol that she was able to begin the journey of finding herself, of moving past all the “shoulds” and loving herself for who she is. 

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.

Episode Links:

Hope on Solid Ground

Comedy Sex God by Pete Holmes 

May 01, 2020
BONUS EP: It's OK To Not Be OK
41:52

Where are you on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs? And, have you filled your safety bucket? In today’s special bonus episode, Annie Grace shares her recent interview on the After the Crisis podcast with This Naked Mind coach in training Victoria English Martin. They talk about Annie’s journey with alcohol as well as all things quarantine, especially what can happen when we put ourselves on the hook for things that are not ours to control.

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:

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Victoria English Martin's website

Apr 29, 2020
EP 274: Reader Question - My biggest obstacle is that I love the taste of wine, I understand I acquired the taste but I still love it!?
09:54

Can our brains really unlearn something we spent so long teaching them? Why, when we know something is harming us and we need to remove it from our lives, do we pine over it for so long? On today’s episode, Annie Grace answers a question from Francesca whose biggest obstacle is her memory of how alcohol tastes. Francesca uses mindfulness to remember where one sip of wine will lead but asks, “Is that the only thing to do or is there another strategy that I can employ?"

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:

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

 

Apr 25, 2020
EP 273: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
26:26

On today’s episode, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard answers four great questions: I drink because I’m unhappy; how am I going to deal with all that stuff without alcohol? How do I avoid losing my connection with my friends when after our hikes they’re drinking and I’m not? I love the freedom of being alcohol free but will the major FOMO about never drinking again ever go away? I get so excited when I find new books, programs, and Instagram accounts to help me on my journey; why do I keep losing momentum?

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 24, 2020
EP 272: Reader Question - How do I handle cravings and people pleasing?
10:02

As Kim approaches 100 days without alcohol, she’s noticing some strong cravings and is also curious about changing her people pleasing tendencies. Where do cravings come from and what happens when we try to resist them? And, what are the different feelings that show up when we choose to please someone else vs. being true to ourselves? On today’s episode, Annie Grace explores powerful ways to meet cravings where they are and make choices that serve us without hurting others.

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 18, 2020
EP 271: Naked Life Story - Marc
36:39

Marc spent decades in a career where he was told drinking was part of the process, that it was necessary for success. But when his alcohol consumption shifted from something reserved for sales events or weekends or vacations to a daily 4:00 p.m. craving to numb unhappiness and work stress, Marc began to experience poor sleep and painful hangovers. He was tired of beating himself up for letting himself down and not having enough willpower to moderate his drinking. The father of three knew it was time to change. Marc found This Naked Mind and took back control of his health and his desire to be a good role model for his kids.

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 17, 2020
EP 270: Reader Question - How do I stay creative and finish my studies without drinking?
18:28

What is the scientific connection between drinking alcohol and creativity? Why do we believe alcohol fuels creativity? How does it impact the creative part of our brain? Why do we feel like we can focus better on things like writing - filling a blank mind - when we’re drinking? Annie Grace not only explores alcohol’s effects on creativity but also breaks down a dynamic called temptation bundling.

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.

Episode Links:

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Apr 11, 2020
EP 269: Breaking Up with Sugar with Molly Carmel
49:26

On today’s episode, Annie Grace talks with fellow brain science lover Molly Carmel, an eating disorders and addictions therapist and author of Breaking Up with Sugar. Molly shares her story - from the beginning of her relationship with sugar in response to a childhood trauma to their breakup over 10 years ago - including how Molly ate her way through bariatric surgery and ultimately got rid of dieting, changed her relationship with food, and lost 175 pounds. 

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:

Molly Carmel's Website 

Apr 10, 2020
EP 268: Reader Question - Sneaking Drinking, Ways to Rebel Without Alcohol
10:09

Chelsea asks, “I seem to have a deep seated need to have a private secret outlet or vice or I feel like something is missing from my life; what can I do to satisfy my wild side and still stay sober?” On today’s episode, Annie Grace shares three different layers of beliefs that keep us stuck drinking and uses the ACT Technique to explore Chelsea’s challenge.

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 04, 2020
EP 267: Naked Life Story - Martha
53:10

From a teenager letting the good times roll in the Big Easy to the “cruise director” among her college drinking buddies to balancing life as a winery owner, wife, and mom (for 20 years) to removing alcohol from her life and becoming a This Naked Mind coach, Martha shares how she harnessed the power of her inner wisdom to reclaim her voice and intuition. She talks about the three big things that opened her eyes to her struggle with identity and purpose and the ultimate realization that she was the only one who could take responsibility for her own happiness.

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:

Clear Power Coaching 

Apr 03, 2020
EP 266: Reader Question - Why do we desire alcohol for celebration?
12:54

On today’s episode, Joy asks, “When we’re celebrating and our brain is flooded with happy chemicals, why are we triggered to turn to alcohol, something that will dampen our experience?” It makes sense to use alcohol to numb, right? But, what is it that makes us want alcohol when things already feel so good? Annie Grace explains what’s going on in our brains when this happens and how we can make our brains unlearn old lessons and teach them new ones.

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 28, 2020
EP 265: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
21:22

Three great questions in this episode. First, how can you stay alcohol free when the seasons change and it’s time for warm weather and outdoor drinking activities? Then, do you need to only have positive thoughts to stop drinking; what if negative consequences motivate you? Finally, what do you do when you’re trying to stay alcohol free but your buddies want to go watch sports and drink pitchers of beer? Today, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard answers them all.

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.

Mar 27, 2020
EP 264: Reader Question - How do I date without alcohol?
12:02

On today’s episode, Nancy writes that she has never dated anyone or started a relationship without the presence of alcohol. So, what is it like connecting with someone through a sober lens? How do you work up the courage to do it? What if someone doesn’t like you because you don’t drink? Are there hidden benefits to dating without alcohol? And … what about sex? Annie Grace And Scott Pinyard explore.

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.

Mar 21, 2020
EP 263: Naked Life Story - Cheryl
52:53

As a young teenager, Cheryl swore off alcohol when she saw how alcoholism, OCD, and phobias shaped her father’s quality of life. But, by 18 she was drinking, and at 35 she was a new mom suffering from postpartum anxiety and turning to alcohol to numb horrific visions of bad things that might happen to her son. When the blackouts started, Cheryl knew something needed to change. In today’s episode, Cheryl shares her journey and what helps her maintain an alcohol free life.

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:

Cheryl’s Blog

Mar 20, 2020
BONUS EPISODE: Help! Coronavirus is making me drink.
37:17

Did you drink? Did you get too stressed? Did you panic that you might not make it through this unprecedented time in our history without alcohol? Do you feel ashamed? Like a failure? Weak? Are you beating yourself up? Are you not sure what to do next? Stop. Stop and listen to this special bonus podcast episode where Annie Grace shares her thoughts and answers questions.

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

Mar 18, 2020
EP 262: Reader Question - How do I deal with death and grief without alcohol?
10:42

"My husband passed away suddenly of a heart attack three weeks ago, and I started drinking again,” writes Jan. Is it really possible to get through the death of a loved one and endure all the grief without alcohol? What does alcohol actually do to our brains in times of stress? How can we manage the pain vs. numbing it? Annie Grace explains.

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:

This Naked Mind Podcast Episode 137: Quit Pain Pills with Dr. Leslie Cole M.D.

Mar 14, 2020
EP 261: Naked Life Story - Simon
25:23

In today’s episode, Annie welcomes Simon, a man whose passion for alcohol free living is absolutely contagious and led him to create his 2020 catchphrase, “Liquid Vegan.” Simon talks about how reading This Naked Mind helped him realize you can hold beliefs that aren’t true. “I thought everything I believed was true,” says Simon. “By the end of the book, it was as if all my beliefs had been proven wrong.” With new beliefs that don’t hold him back, Simon shares how his healthy behaviors have influenced and allowed him to be a better dad to his teenage son.

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:

Simon Interviews Annie Grace

Simon's YouTube Channel

Simon on Instagram @besoberandquit

Mar 13, 2020
EP 260: Reader Question - Why does change feel impossible?
11:50

On today’s episode, a reader says, “I can’t even imagine changing. It seems impossible. I’ve been drinking for decades.” When we think about life without something, like alcohol, we’re actually telling our brain it’s even more important than we already think it is. But, what is it that really makes change feel so out of reach? Do we need to believe it’s possible before we even try? And, when does change start to feel possible? Annie Grace explores.

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.

Mar 07, 2020
EP 259: Naked Life Story - Alex & Lisa
38:28

Best friends since they were 11 and 13 years old, Alex and Lisa spent almost 30 years drinking together. In fact, they did everything together -- from working as a dynamic duo behind the bar at Lisa’s family’s pub in the UK to … wait for it … quitting alcohol and, now, encouraging others to adopt a sober lifestyle as well. Through their company, The Sobriety Experiment, Alex and Lisa host a podcast, work with employers on Workplace Wellbeing, and so much more. Today, they share their story with Annie.

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:

The Sobriety Experiment

Alex & Lisa'sPodcast

Mar 06, 2020
EP 258: Reader Question - If I don't drink daily will I still have positive effects of sobriety?
08:59

If you abstain from alcohol during the week and only drink on the weekends, can you still reap all the amazing benefits of sobriety? Great question! What happens to your body when you introduce alcohol just once or twice each week? Do the sober days just cancel it out? How do your alcohol free days differ from someone who doesn’t drink at all? Annie Grace explains.

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 29, 2020
EP 257: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
24:20

Relationships. We talk a ton about relationships in our programs and coaching and online communities. What if you stop drinking but your spouse doesn’t? Can you hang out with drinking friends once you’ve stopped? How do you meet other alcohol free people and make non-drinking friends? Today, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard answers questions about relationships.

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.

Feb 28, 2020
EP 256: Reader Question - How to loosen up for sex without alcohol
09:14

When we’ve always perceived and used alcohol as an aphrodisiac, something we need to loosen up for sex, finding a way to relax with our partners without booze can be a big challenge. Did you know that sex and orgasm can create some of the same euphoria as a drug when it hits the pleasure center for your brain? Did you know that orgasm is a far more powerful relaxant than alcohol? This is great news! So, what can we do to build true connection and intimacy in our alcohol-free relationships? Annie Grace explores.

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.

Feb 22, 2020
EP 255: Naked Life Story - Peggy
53:30

After experiencing her first alcohol buzz at the age of seven, Peggy’s drinking career spanned more than 40 years and included failed marriages, homelessness, and nearly losing her daughter. In today’s heartfelt and emotional episode, Annie Grace talks with Peggy and her daughter, Jessi, about how Peggy finally found freedom from alcohol, the effects of her new lifestyle on the family dynamic, big alcohol’s efforts to keep us drinking, Jessi’s battle with food and her current coaching work, and Peggy’s commitment to release shame and guilt.

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.

Episode Links:

Dear Body Podcast 

Jessi Jean on Instagram 

 

 

Feb 21, 2020
EP 254: Reader Question - Is allowing my teenager to drink dangerous?
15:00

As parents, we’re constantly agonizing over decisions we make for our children. We want to keep them safe and healthy and set them up for success as adults. If we allow our teenagers to drink alcohol, will it create more problems for them in the future or will it teach them responsibility and how to drink in moderation? What happens to our kids when we attach alcohol to emotional milestones in their lives? Annie Grace shares some research and offers her thoughts.

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:

This Naked Mind Intensive

 

Feb 15, 2020
EP 253: Sleep, with Michael Gradisar
41:48

In today's episode, sleep psychologist and researcher Michael Gradisar joins Annie Grace to talk about how the first stages of removing alcohol are like insomnia and how sleep deprivation keeps us trapped in the vicious cycle of starting and stopping drinking. Michael explains how sleep hygiene and cognitive behavior therapy techniques help invite sleep and talks about how dreams can help in our journey to become and remain 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:

This Naked Mind Podcast Episode 13: Alcohol Explained with William Porter

National Sleep Foundation

WINK

Feb 14, 2020
EP 252: Reader Question - How can I say no to a free drink in business class or at an all inclusive resort?
09:04

Free stuff … things we don’t buy with money. But are they ever truly without some sort of cost? How do we say no to free alcohol? What can we do to manage triggers that show up in situations when we’re accustomed to drinking? Annie shares some thoughts on creating success and happiness when it seems like everyone else is getting something special and we’re not. 

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.

Feb 08, 2020
EP 251: Sober Curious with Ruby Warrington
42:37

If you look up the definition of problem drinker, you won’t find a picture of Ruby Warrington. Yet, for as long as she can recall, she couldn’t ignore her numinous curiosity and the constant pull to examine her relationship with alcohol. Now living alcohol free, Ruby is the author of Sober Curious and the founder of The Numinous, as well as a speaker, book doula, curator, brand consultant, copywriter, and thought leader. In today’s episode, Ruby shares her journey and discoveries with Annie Grace. 

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:

Ruby Warrington’s website 

Sober Curious by Ruby Warrington  

The Numinous 

Sober Curious Podcast: The Future of Sobriety with Annie Grace  

Malcolm Gladwell interview 

Feb 07, 2020
EP 250: Reader Question - Do non drinkers experience the same optimism as someone who goes alcohol free?
07:27

People who’ve removed alcohol from their lives rave about the joy and happiness they feel, even those who’ve been alcohol-free for years and years. “Do non-drinkers experience this same optimism or do they just recognize it as normal?" What is it that makes life so different for people who’ve stopped drinking? Is it possible for those who’ve never consumed alcohol to feel the same way?

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.

Feb 01, 2020
EP 249: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
22:06

In today’s episode This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard answers questions about sustaining change. What do you do when, after a long time and a lot of work, you finally remove alcohol from your life and then wonder, “Is this all there is?” How about all that free time you have now that you’re no longer drinking and thinking about drinking and being hungover? Is that normal? What do you do? What do you do when you start thinking about moderation? Can the tools you use to remove alcohol from your life also help with weight loss and other changes?

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 31, 2020
EP 248: Reader Question - Why can't I get unstuck?
11:09

“My subconscious does not want to change and it’s fighting my conscious desire to change … I feel like I need a brain transplant.” How do we move past the cycle of drinking and stopping and drinking and stopping over and over again and shift into an alcohol free life? Is it possible to give ourselves permission to go just one day without alcohol without worrying about never drinking again? How do we stop thinking about forever?

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:

Easy Way to Control Alcohol by Allen Carr

Kick the Drink...Easily! by Jason Vale 

Jan 25, 2020
EP 247: Naked Life Story - Wyatt & Mary
01:02:38

In today’s episode, Annie 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. Look for Wyatt on Jeopardy in February 2020.

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:

"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

Jan 24, 2020
EP 246: Reader Question - How do you deal with anger or emotions when alcohol free?
08:45

Alcohol free and still feeling angry, annoyed, emotional at times? Totally normal. While we tend to expect permanent sunshine and rainbows when we stop drinking, in reality life will always be ups and downs and roller coasters with all sorts of bumps along the way. How do we deal with the challenging times without numbing out? Annie shares some ideas.

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.

Jan 18, 2020
EP 245: Imperfectly Natural with Janey Lee Grace
40:47

In today’s episode, Annie talks with Janey Lee Grace, mom, author, presenter, and holistic living expert who once toured the world as a rock and roll singer. Among other things, Janey Lee talks about how she went from having an off switch for alcohol in her younger days to becoming a daily drinker in motherhood, how she shifted from a cycle of taking breaks from alcohol to making a lasting commitment to alcohol free living, and how medical professionals responded when she voiced concerns about her drinking. 

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.

 

Episode Links:

10% Happier by Dan Harris  

Janey Lee Grace’s Website 

Clare Pooley 

Janey Lee Grace’s TEDx Talk: Sobriety Rocks - Who Knew!  

Annie Grace on Janey Lee Grace’s Podcast

This Naked Mind EP 47: Naked Life Story: Jolene Park

This Naked Mind EP 63: Natural Healing from Alcohol with Dr Terry Trinka

Hay House 

Jan 17, 2020
EP 244: Reader Question - Do other countries have as much of a problem with alcohol as we do in the U.S.?
10:53

Do people in other countries where wine is a cultural thing have the problems with alcohol that we do here in the US? Is it just recently that our society seems to revere the wine stops, the wine clubs, the wine collectors, and if so, why is that? In today’s podcast, Annie sheds some light on the cultural differences and similarities between the US and Europe, and she shares some frightening statistics.

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 11, 2020
EP 243: Naked Life Story - Gayle
29:59

Last summer, Gayle from Sober Bliss interviewed Annie (EP: 201 - Sober Bliss with Gayle). In today’s episode, Annie interviews Gayle. A married mom of two sons who was raised in the northeast of England, Gayle was not exposed to alcohol until she was an adult. Currently living in Spain, Gayle attributes her progression into daily alcohol consumption to the Spanish drinking culture. She and Annie talk about the wake up call that helped shift Gayle into alcohol free living, what keeps her focused on remaining a non-drinker, and how her family dynamic has changed now that she and her husband have stopped 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.

Episode Links:

This Naked Mind Podcast EP: 201 - Sober Bliss with Gayle

Clare Pooley of Sober Mummy

Jan 10, 2020
EP 242: Reader Question - Why Am I Not Getting It?
12:19

Unconsciously drifting back into drinking. It’s more common than you might think. What happens when we understand all the science and logic but continue slipping back into old drinking habits? Is it really possible for the brain to permanently readjust? Annie offers some great advice for staying mindful and continuing to build on alcohol free momentum.

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 04, 2020
EP 241: 'We Are the Luckiest' with Laura McKowen
48:48

It’s a reunion! Author, teacher, and speaker Laura McKowen returns to the podcast today to talk with Annie about her new book, We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life. In addition to Laura’s story and the book, they share thoughts about  the “third door,” Alcoholics Anonymous, spiral dynamics, and fear. And, they may or may not make each other cry.

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:

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

Laura’s Website

This Naked Mind Episode 75

Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh 

SHE RECOVERS

Jan 03, 2020
EP 240: Reader Question - How can I not feel guilty for all the time I've spent trying to fix myself?
10:28

Guilt … it’s such a common feeling. What if we didn’t try to fix ourselves? What if we continued to let ourselves down and maintained a hold on things that no longer serve us? Annie shares her perspective on guilt and how the time we spend on ourselves benefits everyone around us.

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 28, 2019
EP 239: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
21:07

In today’s episode, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard answers three questions about navigating the holidays while keeping alcohol small and irrelevant. Whether it’s dealing with with family and office gatherings, or all the stuff that happens this time of the year, or managing feelings of loneliness or disconnectedness during this season, Scott offers insight, perspective, and tips.

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 27, 2019
EP 238: Reader Question – I use alcohol to be a better wife and mother. What is your advice?
09:06

There are so many beliefs that keep us trapped in the pattern of drinking. What if we are stuck on the belief that being a wife and mother is just easier with alcohol? What if we’re afraid to let our families see who we really are without drinking? Annie gives us some great advice, combined with some tough, love to help us destroy this sticky belief.

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 21, 2019
EP 237: Naked Life Story - Christine
46:39

In today’s episode, Annie welcomes Christine. Despite having a family history of alcoholism, Christine took a “take-it-or-leave-it” attitude when it came to alcohol for most of her life. However, when boredom led to over-eating and drinks starting at noon, she started to slide down that slippery slope where alcohol started to take control. Today, though – she’s recovered! Totally recovered. Find out how she found her way to a naked life.

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: 

Contact Christine

Dec 20, 2019
EP 236: Reader Question – How long does it really take to form a habit?
05:42

Can a habit really be formed in 21 days? Or is that old, outdated research? In today’s podcast, Annie will shed some light on the topic of habits and how long it takes to rewire the brain. Find out where this idea of developing a habit in 21 days came from and if it still holds any truth.

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:

Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz  

NASA Habit Study 

Dec 14, 2019
EP 235: The Year of No Nonsense with Meredith Atwood
49:39

She’s BACK!! After two years, Annie welcomes back Meredith Atwood, a busy wife, mom, athlete….Meredith spent more than two decades using alcohol to numb her feelings and avoid dealing with her “stuff”. After a chilling moment of realizing, without a doubt, that she’d be dead within a year if she didn’t quit drinking, Meredith put herself in permanent restriction from alcohol. She’s now written a book called The Year of No Nonsense and she’s here to tell us about it and her life on this side of sobriety.  

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:

The Year of No Nonsense: How to Get Over Yourself and On with Your Life by Meredith Atwood

Swim Bike Mom

Dec 13, 2019
EP 234: Reader Question – What Causes a Hangover?
06:49

Hangovers – a badge of honor for some. But what really causes this unwanted response to a night of drinking? From your endocrine, immune, digestive, circulatory, and filtration systems, you’ll learn the unpleasant response that your body has to alcohol – all in an effort to keep you healthy and feeling good.

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.

Dec 07, 2019
EP 233: Drink Like a Man with Johann Cabrera
33:07

Partying, dancing and fun appears to be the way of life in the colorful Caribbean….the place where today’s guest grew up. Meet Johann Cabrera from the Drink Like a Man podcast. As a young boy in the Dominican Republic, Johann was told to he needed to learn how to “drink like a man”….advice that would bring him to close to living on the streets and contemplating suicide. Listen in as Johann walks us through his journey to freedom from alcohol.

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:

The Temptest with Holly Glenn Whitaker 

Drink Like a Man with Johann Cabrera 

Dec 06, 2019
EP 232: Reader Question - How can I stop compulsive lying about my drinking?
10:27

Lying is an easy habit to fall into…but not such an easy one to break. If we’ve been open about the fact that we want to change our drinking habits, but it’s proving easier said than done, we don’t want to look like a failure. SO….sometimes a little lie here and there helps us save face.  But, these little lies can quickly turn into a nasty force of habit. How do we break the cycle? Is therapy the answer? In today’s episode, Annie gives us some insight into ‘why’ we lie and ‘how’ to stop. 

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

Nov 30, 2019
EP 231: Gratitude with Scott Pinyard
01:19:54

Here in the United States, we celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday! So, in the spirit of giving thanks, Scott Pinyard, This Naked Mind’s head coach, sits down with 4 amazing women who were members of the PATH (our year-long, one-on-one coaching program) at This Naked Mind. These ladies each have their own unique stories and experiences, but in these 4 short interviews, you’ll not only hear what these women are grateful for, but also how they’ve woven the practice of showing gratitude into their daily habits.

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 29, 2019
EP 230: Reader Question – Reader Question - Why do people drink after a workout? When they are feeling great?
09:12

Does it seem strange to you that there’s a cultural trend toward drinking alcohol after a great workout? Why would anyone do this when they’re feeling so great? Annie educates us on how alcohol affects us differently after exercise and explains how this can easily become a habit for many people.

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 23, 2019
EP 229: A Sober Girl's Guide with Jessica
39:41

She was “that girl”….that DJ / party girl.  Jessica, the founder of A Sober Girl's Guide, joins Annie today for a charismatic, funny, RAW interview that you CANNOT miss!! Jessica tells us about the party life she lived in the city of angels and what kinds of CRAZY things started happening that finally woke her up and helped her find a sober life. Find out what Jessica is doing these days to help others live their best life.

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.

Episode Links:

A Sober Girls Guide

Nov 22, 2019
EP 228: Reader Question – Does regular drinking dull your sense of smell and taste?
03:50

After a few drinks, I feel like I can’t taste or smell as well. Is this all in my head? Or does drinking alcohol affect our taste and smell? Annie dives into the science behind what happens physiologically to these particular senses when we drink alcohol.

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 16, 2019
EP 227: Naked Life Story – Harvey
46:31

Alcohol and nutrition – two topics with seemingly very little in common. When today’s guest started to improve his health and nutrition, he quickly realized that there wasn’t room for alcohol in his healthy lifestyle.  Annie welcomes Harvey, who is now a nutritionist. Harvey shares tons of interesting information with us today, including how, as a child, he lost both of his parents and eventually began to use alcohol to cope with that childhood trauma. But things are totally different today! Harvey is a healthier and happier version of himself. Find out how he healed his relationship with alcohol with the help of This Naked Mind.

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:

Life Coach School with Brooke Castillo 

Harvey's Website 

 

Nov 15, 2019
EP 226: Reader Question – Does moderate drinking make you live longer than exercise?
05:52

Once in a while we see a headline about how drinking is actually good for you. Is this legit? Annie blows up this misleading information and gets a little fired up in the process! Annie shares research and statistics that will make you rethink these fallacies.

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 09, 2019
EP 225: Naked Life Story – Marietta
49:20

Originally from Holland, today’s guest now resides amongst the rolling hills and endless vineyards in the south of France. Annie welcomes Marietta, who shares her journey to a naked life. Marietta was once a victim of narcissistic abuse and used alcohol to quiet the demons. She’s now liberated from the grips of drinking and she’s happy to share her story, including how she deals with those people who don’t support her.

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:

Nov 08, 2019
EP 224: Reader Question – How do you mend the relationships you hurt while you were drinking?
08:22

So many of us have hurt the ones we love because of drinking. What’s the best way to go about trying to restore those relationships now that we’ve kicked alcohol to the curb? And how do I mentally prepare for the possibility that some may not be able to be repaired? Find out Annie’s best advice for how to start the healing process.

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.

Nov 02, 2019
EP 223: Naked Life Story – Shelley
34:01

Stuck on repeat and sure that she would lose everything, today’s guest decided she needed to make a change. Annie welcomes Shelley, who has been alcohol free for over 2 years now! But before her life-changing decision that brought her freedom, things were quickly spiraling out of control. Find out how an alcohol-dependent dad, party-prone friends, and a near-fatal accident all contributed to the life that she ultimately decided to leave behind.

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:

The Easy Way to Quit Smoking by Allen Carr

Nov 01, 2019
EP 222: Reader Question – What if my marriage is dependent on alcohol?
09:52

Unfortunately, drinking is often the one thing married couples do together. So, what happens when one or both of us quit? Will we even know each other without the comfort zone of drinking? Can our marriage survive without alcohol? Annie gently navigates through this tricky question with her best insight and advice.

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.

Oct 26, 2019
EP 221: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
24:40

Here in the United States, we’re enjoying the fall season – the season of change! Leaves are changing, the weather is changing, and there’s a chilly excitement in the air on a Friday night at the high school football game! Speaking of change….life can really change when we decide to go alcohol free. Join us as Scott answers 4 commonly asked questions surrounding those changes. How will friendships change? How should I manage my time now?  And so much more! So, grab a pumpkin spice latte and kick back while Scott walks us through the season of change.

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 25, 2019
EP 220: Reader Question - Doesn't wine add to the 'foodie' experience?
12:44

What about us foodies? What if we no longer drink, but we have yet to convince our minds that wine doesn’t really enhance a nice meal. Annie goes back to ancient times to show us where this belief may have started. Find out how cognitive dissonance can keep us from truly believing that wine isn’t necessary to appreciate a good meal.

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.

Oct 19, 2019
EP 219: Naked Life Story – Calley
37:56

Completely stuck and struggling to keep it together. Sound familiar? For today’s guest, that was her reality. Annie welcomes Calley to the podcast. Once Calley decided it was time to unveil what was behind the curtain of alcohol and let her mind get naked – it was moving day for drinking. She no longer sees drinking as an ‘activity’, but a ‘substance’ used for intoxication. Join us to learn more about how Calley won the battle to control her drinking.

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 18, 2019
EP 218: Reader Question - I know I want to drink less but my husband NEVER comments on it - ever (despite my being obviously drunk multiple times!). Why is this!?
09:55

It’s not like we all need someone to tell us that we’re drinking too much – we already know! But when it’s so obvious that we should probably cut back, why doesn’t anyone say anything? Listen in as Annie answers this question with some ideas as to why this might be.

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 12, 2019
EP 217: Naked Life Story - Laura
43:05

Growing up in Wisconsin, where drinking was just a way of life, today’s guest describes her relationship with alcohol as “disgusting”. Meet Laura, who lived the "sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll" lifestyle.  For years, she lived in a box that she didn’t belong in and after getting married, having 3 kids, and eventually deciding that drinking was no longer working for her, Laura found herself in a sexual identity crisis. Join Annie as she and Laura discuss the crazy path that led her to where she is today.

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:

Oct 11, 2019
EP 216: Reader Question - How do I deal with people being uncomfortable with my not drinking?
05:39

There’s no denying that there’s an awkward tension in the room when we’re the only ones not drinking – especially when we’re newly alcohol free. So, how do we deal with this? Annie tells us not only HOW to deal with this, but also gives us insight into WHY there’s an elephant in the room when we choose not to drink.

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 05, 2019
EP 215: Naked Life Story - Brandy
32:52

Sheltered and naïve, today’s guest, Brandy, went wild once she was out on her own. A whole new world of drinking, smoking, drugs, and partying led her down a path that landed her in some scary situations. But things have turned around for Brandy, thanks to her spirituality and This Naked Mind. Now, she’s providing a safe presence for those who are in the same spot she was just a few years ago.

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.

Oct 04, 2019
EP 214: Reader Question - Why is alcohol considered a depressant but it seems like drinking makes me happy?
09:23

Got a question? Ask Scott, the head coach at This Naked Mind. Once a month, Scott tackles the top 3 most frequently asked questions and answers them using research, personal experience, and tips to help us in our journey to an alcohol free existence.

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 28, 2019
EP 213: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
28:02

Got a question? Ask Scott, the head coach at This Naked Mind. Once a month, Scott tackles the top 3 most frequently asked questions and answers them using research, personal experience, and tips to help us in our journey to an alcohol free existence.

Hey! Guess what time it is? This only happens a few times a year, and right now it's open enrollment at This Naked Mind Intensive Coaching Program and there's nothing like it. Over 12 weeks, you'll look inward and truly transform your relationship with alcohol with live coaching and a phenomenal tribe. If you are looking to break through and make alcohol small and irrelevant in your life, the Live Coaching Intensive is exactly what you need. Learn more and consider joining me here at thisnakedmind.com/coach.

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 27, 2019
EP 212: Reader Question – Why do I crave alcohol more when I have PMS?
05:52

Why would us girls crave a drink more at “that time of the month” than at other times? Is there any kind of link or is it all in our heads? Annie Grace tells us what she’s learned in her research about this topic. Find out what studies done by the Journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence, as well as Behavioral Pharmacology, have to say about this theory.

Did you miss This Naked Mind Live 2018? 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.

Sep 21, 2019
EP 210: Reader Question - Why hasn't my family noticed?
05:52

Why do smokers get all the accolades when they decide to quit but when someone quits drinking, it’s a different story. And even worse yet, what if nobody notices that we’ve quit drinking? Annie gives us some possible reasons why those who are closest to us might not be giving us the attention we want and deserve.

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 14, 2019
EP 209: Naked Life Story: Ken
38:23

Join us for today’s interview, where Annie sits down with Ken – who thought he had achieved spontaneous sobriety…until one relapse, which ultimately led him to find This Naked Mind. Ken was then able to do things his way, avoiding the industrialistic feel of rehab and the labels associated with AA. For Ken, this allowed him to take ownership over his journey to a naked 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.

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:

Hip Sobriety 

 

Sep 13, 2019
EP 208: Reader Question - What about my coffee addiction?
06:15

Is there such a thing as being addicted to coffee and is coffee something that we should be careful with?  Annie shares her view on the great coffee debate. Find out if Annie, herself, drinks coffee or if she’s a water only kind of gal.

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 07, 2019
EP 207: Naked Life Story: Simone
29:10

From an 8th grade dropout to a registered nurse, today’s guest packs a powerful podcast punch! Annie introduces Simone, who found herself trying to cope with traumatic events from her childhood and youth by using alcohol to numb the pain.  But drinking no longer has a residence in her life! Find out how this overcomer beat the odds and what life is like for her now that she’s 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.

Sep 06, 2019
EP 206: Reader Question - I'm entertaining and alcohol free. Do I need to provide booze for guests?
06:50

What’s the best way to be a good host if we are living alcohol free? Is it necessary to still provide alcoholic beverages to our guests? Or maybe it’s best to just exempt ourselves from hosting altogether? Annie answers this question with your best interest in mind! Find out what she has says regarding this topic and learn some tips that have helped her learn to be the hostess with the mostess.

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.

 

Aug 31, 2019
EP 205: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
24:05

Our favorite furry-faced friend, Scott Pinyard – the head coach at This Naked Mind – is BACK to answer some frequently asked coaching questions. Today, Scott unpacks 4 questions that SO many of us can relate to!  Ever experienced FOMO? Most of us have. Find out what Scott says about his own FOMO when he quit drinking. Scott answers these 4 FAQ’s with so much knowledge and clarity and gives you tips on how to navigate through the questions of your naked life!

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.

 

Aug 30, 2019
EP 204: Reader Question – Why doesn’t willpower always work?
06:04

Sometimes when offered a drink, it’s an easy “no thank you”.  Other times, it’s almost impossible to say no.  Why is it that sometimes we’re okay and other times it’s such a struggle? Annie Grace dives into the world of willpower and shares research information and tips to help us understand this conundrum.

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:

Little Book of Big Change  by Dr Amy Johnson   

Aug 24, 2019
EP 203: Naked Life Story – Brittany
48:22

Religion and alcohol can be an interesting topic of discussion, especially for those raised in the Mormon faith - where alcohol is strictly forbidden. Today, Annie chats it up with Brittany, a young mom of three and a former Mormon. Find out how Brittany separated from her faith, but quickly got entangled in the drinking culture. Learn how she was able to get back out with the help of This Naked Mind.

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.

Aug 23, 2019
EP 202: Reader Question - How do I deal with anger?
06:24

What happens when we are able to change our relationship with alcohol – for the better – but some emotions emerge that we haven’t appropriately dealt with for a long time? How do I channel anger, specifically?  Find out what Annie has learned from an actual anger management coach and how anger itself fits into our society. Learn some tips about how to deal with anger the right way.

Did you miss This Naked Mind Live, and do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? But 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. Yep. 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.

Aug 17, 2019
EP 201: Sober Bliss with Gayle Macdonald
53:57

In today’s podcast, Annie doesn’t get to do the interviewing! Nope – she’s the one being interviewed.  Listen in as Gayle from Sober Bliss puts Annie in the spotlight and gives her the chance to share her story. Annie tells all – from her corporate days of drinking to how This Naked Mind came to be.  Annie holds nothing back as she walks us through the last five years of her life and business.

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:

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking   

This Naked Mind by Annie Grace 

The Alcohol Experiment by Annie Grace

Aug 16, 2019
EP 200: Reader Question - How to avoid drinking at a boozy sales meeting?
09:31

The alcohol really flows at most annual sales meetings. But what if we don’t want to drink, yet we also aren’t ready to tell people we’ve given up drinking - for fear that they’ll think there was a problem? Annie opens up with advice from her own experiences and shares a variety of ways to gracefully get through these situations.

Are you ready for a deep dive and truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my intensive program. It's a nine-week self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home, and 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.

Aug 10, 2019
EP 199: Naked Life Story – Lorraine
25:02

In her group of friends, Lorraine was the one who liked to drink the most. But that all changed when she found This Naked Mind. Annie welcomes Lorraine, who seemed to have alcohol coming at her from every direction – almost from birth. From her father, who left at a young age because of his drinking to being raised by grandparents who binge drank, Lorraine’s life was always surrounded by drinking. Find out what finally prompted her to give it up for good. 

Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change of course. And 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 a hundred days of lasting change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. And 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:

Alcoholic Explained by William Porter  

Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer 

Aug 09, 2019
EP 198: Reader Question - Alcohol free drinks? Are they OK?
09:12

Sometimes it feels like an alcohol free beverage would take away the awkwardness of social situations. Other times, it feels like an AF beer would help erase some of our cravings. Is this okay? Find out what Annie has to say about this commonly asked questions.

Are you coming? Because I want to meet you. I would love to shake your hand. I'd even love to give you a hug. Let's be honest, I'm a hugger. And more than that, I want to blow your mind at This Naked Mind Live 2019. We have a handful of tickets left, and I would like nothing more than to connect those few tickets with my podcast listeners. 

You can get all the juicy details and grab your ticket at thisnakedmind.com/live.

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 03, 2019
EP 197: Naked Life Story - Nicole
43:06

Come down under with Annie as she interviews Nicole, a participant from the January Live Alcohol Experiment. Like many countries, Australia has a drinking age of 18 and for Nicole, that's when the partying started. For her, drinking became synonymous with anything and everything she did - celebrations, happy moods, sad moods....etc. She decided something had to change and that's when she found The Alcohol Experiment and describes it as 'life changing'. Find out why and how life is different for her now.

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's 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.

Aug 02, 2019
EP 196: Reader Question - I've used wine to numb physical pain - now without it my quality of life is way down. What can I do?
10:45

Pain….whether it’s physical or emotional, many of us have used alcohol to cover up the pain. But what happens when we are able to kick our bad drinking habits, but the pain remains. While we know that it’s not healthy to use alcohol to cover up pain, sometimes it doesn’t feel like there’s a better solution. Annie takes this question and gives us statistics, medical science, and resources to help us navigate through how to deal with pain without alcohol.

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:

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie  

Jul 27, 2019
EP 195: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
21:35

Welcome back to coaching questions with Scott, This Naked Mind’s head coach! If you’ve ever had a question that you just can’t bring yourself to ask, listen up! Scott takes a break each month to bring us answers to some commonly asked questions (and some not-so-commonly asked questions, too)! Kick back and join us for today’s podcast, where perhaps some of your curiosities can be put to rest.

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.

Jul 26, 2019
EP 194: Reader Question - How do you define alcohol and alcoholism?
19:58

This topic….’what makes someone an alcoholic’….is a hot spot for many. One person may label themselves an ‘alcoholic’ while another might be completely offended by this term, despite having no control over their own drinking. So when is it okay to use this the word ‘alcoholic’? And is there such a thing as a disease called alcoholism? Annie Grace dives into the murky water, perhaps giving you a new perspective on these labels.

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:

YouTube Clip by Kevin McCauley

 

Jul 20, 2019
EP 193: Naked Life Story – Tiffany
31:35

Think professional people wouldn’t show up to work impaired? Well, think again, because it does happen. Sometimes even the best of the best of them fall victim to addiction that impairs their professional judgment. And today, you’ll meet a nurse who did go to work impaired. Annie talks with Tiffany, a nurse who started her addiction journey with Vicodin – to treat migraine headaches. Coupled with a drinking problem, it was double the fun….until it wasn’t. Join Annie as she walks through this unbelievable story of hope with Tiffany who lived under a cloud of shame until she finally got Naked.

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:

Tiffany's Blog - Scrubbed Clean RN 

Recover and Rise Website 

Jul 19, 2019
EP 192: Reader Question – How can I talk to my husband about his drinking?
09:11

When we’ve quit drinking but our spouse hasn’t, it can be challenging to coexist. So, how do we approach this topic with him/her? Annie answers this frequently asked question for us and gives us helpful advice on what do to and what not to do.

Are you coming? Because I want to meet you. I would love to shake your hand. I'd even love to give you a hug. Let's be honest, I'm a hugger. And more than that, I want to blow your mind at This Naked Mind Live 2019. We have a handful of tickets left, and I would like nothing more than to connect those few tickets with my podcast listeners.

You can get all the juicy details and grab your ticket at thisnakedmind.com/live.

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 13, 2019
EP 191: Naked Life Story – Raegan
32:05

Fancy bars near Capitol Hill. Cocktails with U.S. Senators and Congressmen. Annie welcomes Raegan, who can relate to the drinking culture that permeates not only corporate America, but also politics. How did Raegan go from being a non-drinker in high school and college to daily drinking and using any excuse to drink, subconsciously believing that alcohol was the answer to all her problems….UNTIL she found This Naked Mind.

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.

Jul 12, 2019
Ep 190: Reader Question – How to be alcohol free at a wedding?
10:56

Summer is wedding season and a summer wedding without booze is unthinkable! Or is it? Find out how to say no to the open bar and champagne toast as Annie gives us her best advice for dancing the night away without relying on liquid courage.

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.

Episode Links:

The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It  by Kelly McGonigal

Jul 06, 2019
EP 189: Naked Life Story – Molly
58:39

In today’s episode, Annie welcomes Molly, who takes us on her journey that started with obsessive dieting and exercise. But with life’s curveballs (including motherhood, the market crash, and a hurricane), she began to rely on alcohol as her way to deal with stress. Find out what it took for Molly to realize she needed to regain control of her life – the life that alcohol had stolen from her.

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.

Jul 05, 2019
Ep 188: Reader Question – Quitting drinking is hurting my relationship. Any advice?
08:36

What happens when one person in a relationship or marriage decides to quit drinking? And what if the other person doesn’t have any interest in quitting? How do we avoid a negative impact on our relationship? Tune in as Annie answers this difficult question using advice from some of her readers who have walked through this situation. Find out tips and tricks that can help prevent changing your relationship with those who aren’t ready to give up booze.

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.

Jun 29, 2019
EP 187: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
22:18

Genetics. Labeling. Marriage. There are a lot of unknowns to navigate through when we venture into a life without alcohol. Scott Pinyard, This Naked Mind’s head coach, gets asked loads of questions every day and today he’s here to answer some of the frequently asked questions. You might even find that  you’ve been searching for answers to these same questions.

 

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, and 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.

Jun 28, 2019
Ep 186: Reader Question – Does Alcohol Affect Your Immune System?
04:43

Have you ever felt like you’re coming down with a cold or sore throat on a Friday night, you go out and party pretty hard only to wake up with a full blown illness the next day? Is this a coincidence? Does alcohol really have anything to do with immunity? Annie Grace answers this interesting question using published articles and research. Find out what illnesses you’re more susceptible to when you over-consume alcohol.

Are you coming? Because I want to meet you. I would love to shake your hand. I'd even love to give you a hug. Let's be honest, I'm a hugger. And more than that, I want to blow your mind at This Naked Mind Live 2019. We have a handful of tickets left, and I would like nothing more than to connect those few tickets with my podcast listeners. You can get all the juicy details and grab your ticket at thisnakedmind.com/live.

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:

http://www.alcoholjournal.org/.../S0741-8329(14.../abstract

https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol.../alcohols-effects-body

https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohols-effects-body?fbclid=IwAR3K7pEVOl0ys350wGt2jxMcyXOE9lM97Wcppxw2MHA6GmK0C4UF0Ex626U

http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/.../Hangovers/beyondHangovers.pdf

Jun 22, 2019
EP 185: Naked Life – Rachel’s Story
37:23

Annie Grace takes you Down Under today with Rachel Hind! Rachel is a wellness coach and the founder of Be Your Best Self and a professionally trained addiction and sobriety coach, as well. Rachel gets real about her history of binge drinking and admits that she was the ‘destructive friend’ of the group – always encouraging her friends to drink to excess. Rachel has taken her hard work and commitment to overcome this and used it for something good, starting her own wellness coaching business. Learn what resources she used (including This Naked Mind) to get back to her best life.

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.

Episode Links:

SMART Recovery

RachelHind.com

Jun 21, 2019
Ep 184: Reader Question – Does alcohol advertising really work?
16:03

From billboards to commercials to magazine ads, alcohol marketing is everywhere. But does this really work? Or is it geared for a certain ‘addictive’ audience? With greater than 10 years of marketing experience, Annie shares fascinating research, crazy statistics, and what the ultimate marketing goals are in this multi-million dollar industry.

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.

Jun 15, 2019
EP 183: Naked Life - Terrance
33:25

Sometimes the journey to freedom from alcohol has a lot of peaks and valleys; curves and turns; and stops along the way. For Annie’s guest, Terrence, this journey began with what seemed to be an ‘incredible romance’ with alcohol that started in Napa, CA. But did the romance wear off? Listen in as Terrence shares his personal journey and find out what speed bumps, twists and unexpected detours he encountered along the way to living a naked life.

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.

Jun 14, 2019
Ep 182: Reader Question – Since I stopped drinking I noticed my friends drinking less. Is this normal?
08:03

Is it pure coincidence that my friends have been drinking less ever since I stopped drinking? Annie addresses this interesting social phenomenon and gives us startling statistics surrounding social habits that may help explain this “coincidence”. Find out what social contagion means and what role it can play in changing drinking habits and patterns.

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:

Grape Flavored Gasoline 

Jun 08, 2019
EP 181: What’s Working Now with Katie Richardson
47:16

Why would someone who has never touched alcohol want to interview Annie Grace?  Enter, Katie Richardson, who hosted Annie as a guest on her podcast “What’s Working Now”. Katie is a personal and business mentor who’s helping others with self-growth and joy! Annie shares her story with Katie and the two of them discuss how Annie’s process can help change any habit. Find out what the ACT technique is and how it can be used to transform your thinking and overcome whatever it is that’s holding us back 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.

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Jun 07, 2019
Ep 180: Reader Question – How do you deal with family members who still drink?
12:19

We can choose our friends, but we can’t choose our family and so…..how do we deal with this issue if our close family members still drink? Should we just go off the grid and avoid them? Should we insist that they don’t drink when you’re around? Annie answers this question by sharing some of her tools to help avoid the neurological stress created in these situations. Find out her best advice for dealing with the drinkers in the family.

Are you coming? Because I want to meet you. I would love to shake your hand. I'd even love to give you a hug. Let's be honest, I'm a hugger. And more than that, I want to blow your mind at This Naked Mind Live 2019. We have a handful of tickets left, and I would like nothing more than to connect those few tickets with my podcast listeners.

You can get all the juicy details and grab your ticket at thisnakedmind.com/live.

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Jun 01, 2019
EP 179: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
21:01

Community. It’s such an important part of life and there are a plethora of questions surrounding this topic when it comes to quitting drinking.  Join Scott Pinyard, head coach at This Naked Mind, as he focuses on answering questions about how to navigate through those first few months of being alcohol free without losing the sense of community we’ve had for so long.

Are you looking to connect with like-minded people? Sometimes maybe you feel like you have all this information from 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.

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May 31, 2019
Ep 178: Reader Question – If I'm not drinking do I just need to stay out of the pub full stop?
08:47

Anxiety is something that many of us struggle with and when it comes to socializing without our crutch of alcohol, the temptation to drink can become overwhelming. How can we overcome this? Should we just stop socialize altogether? Annie delivers her advice, based on a combination of science and experience, to help us remain true to ourselves in those now-sober (and therefore unfamiliar) social situations.

Hey! Guess what time it is! This only happens a few times a year, and right now is open enrollment for This Naked Mind Intensive Coaching Program. And there's nothing like it. Over 12 weeks, you look inward and truly transform your relationship with alcohol with live coaching and a phenomenal tribe. If you are looking to break through and make alcohol small and irrelevant in your life, the live coaching intensive is exactly what you need. Learn more and consider joining me here at thisnakedmind.com/coach.

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May 25, 2019
EP 177: Naked Life Story - Kim
19:46

Problematic? Not so much.  Social and fun? Definitely yes! Today, Annie introduces Kim! Kim is an energetic 61-year-old who became a proficient, enthusiastic, social drinker and stuck with it for 40 years….until her ‘bell of consciousness’ was rung. Was she on the slippery slope of addiction? Or just a fun-loving party girl?  Find out the 5 clues that helped Kim decide it was time to resign from her habit of 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, yep, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at thisnakedmind.com/digitalticket.

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Episode Links:

Spirit Scout Website 

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

Lit by Mary Karr  

May 24, 2019
Ep 176: Reader Question – But I love the taste of Bud Light, what can I replace it with?
09:02

I know I need to give up drinking and I plan to do this, but I absolutely love the taste of one specific drink! What’s the best way to go about giving this up? Or can I find something to even replace it with that’s non-alcoholic? Annie shares some powerful information on how powerful our minds can be with associating things together. Find out what the American Association of Wine Economists found in a fascinating study done with wine tasting.

 

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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May 18, 2019
EP 175: "Your Life By Design" with Pleasance Silicki
57:15

Ready for something special? On March 20, Annie was the podcast guest of Pleasance Silicki – founder of LOLA Community. Pleasance wears many hats – she’s a mother, an author, yoga instructor, and a health coach –  to name just a few. Because that interview was so next-level awesome, it’s a no-brainer that we wanted to share it here too. Pleasance takes us through her decision to quit drinking after reading This Naked Mind and engages Annie with questions and discussion surrounding the spectrum of drinking – and quitting.

 

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:

LOLA Community Podcast

LOLA Website 

Instagram Page 

The Alcohol Experiment 

This Naked Mind

Healing Back Pain by Dr. Sarno 

May 17, 2019
Ep 174: Reader Question – How do I gracefully say no to alcohol?
06:38

Isn’t it interesting that we have to feel bad about saying no to a drink? But since that’s just the way it is, what are some tips on how to say no gracefully when offered alcohol? Find out what kinds of things Annie has done to help dodge the uncomfortable game of “20 questions” when opting for something NA.

May 11, 2019
EP 173: Naked Life Story: Monica
19:53

Is it hard for you to imagine going to your lake home for the weekend or the Fourth of July and not drinking? Cruising on the pontoon with only bottled water and lemonade in the cooler? For Monica, she doesn’t have to imagine it – this is her reality – and her choice. Today, Annie and Monica discuss the emotional, physical, and mental benefits of choosing a life without drinking. Find out why setting non-negotiables can be a crucial part of a sober future and learn what 4 non-negotiables Monica has set for herself.

Episode Links:

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober 

The Alcohol Experiment 

May 10, 2019
Ep 172: Reader Question - Can online forums keep me stuck?
08:19

Often times when we give up a bad habit (like drinking), support groups and online forums can be extremely helpful….until they’re not. Can they eventually keep us stuck and drag us down? Annie answers this question from a personal perspective and shares her thoughts with us on this topic.

May 04, 2019
EP 171: Naked Life Story: Jordan
21:48

Born into an alcoholic home, Annie’s guest, Jordan, shares with us what life was like growing up in Sin City.  Parties that started at midnight; surviving one hangover just to suffer another; and endless bottles of liquor finally led Jordan to break away from her unhealthy lifestyle. Find out if Jordan stayed sober and what life looks like for her now. Did what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?

May 03, 2019
Ep 170: Reader Question - How do I talk to my kids about drinking alcohol?
13:17

With our alcohol-infatuated culture and society, it seems inevitable that we will need to discuss the topic of drinking with our kids. But is that the right thing to do? If so, what’s the best way to do this? How? And at what age? As a mom of three, Annie can relate….Find out what’s on Annie’s list of “do’s” and also what’s on her list of “don’ts” when discussing alcohol with your kids.

Apr 27, 2019
EP 169: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
27:05

Scott Pinyard, head coach at This Naked Mind, is BACK! In today’s episode, Scott tackles another batch of commonly asked questions – 4 to be exact! Scott answers these with so much great insight, information, and personal experience, that you won’t want to miss what he has to say. Scott responds with his top tips on how to manage your way through changing your relationship with drinking.

Apr 26, 2019
Ep 168: Reader Question – How did you come out as a non drinker?
10:21

Perhaps one of the most difficult parts of giving up drinking is the part where we “come out” to our friends and family. While this isn’t a big deal for everyone, it’s a real fear for some. Find out the 3 different methods Annie used when she was faced with this same circumstance.

Apr 20, 2019
EP 167: Naked Life Story - Michael
19:59

We’ve heard Annie discuss the drinking culture in New York City, but what about the west coast? Those California beaches, the vineyards, and all that sunshine! Meet Michael from Orange County, CA, who shares his Naked Life story with us . Find out what tools he used to make the transition from a weekend binger to a sober life a bit easier. Michael shares inspiring ideas that might just make changing your relationship with alcohol less intimidating and more manageable.

Apr 19, 2019
Ep 166: Reader Question - Why do I dream about drinking?
06:12

Is dreaming about drinking normal? And does it mean that I still want to be drinking? Is it possible to wake up “hungover” after a dream like this? While not an expert on the science of dreams, Annie does share her opinion on this question and explains some of her own personal experiences in dreaming of drinking.

Episode Links:

HOME podcast with Laura McKowen 

Apr 13, 2019
EP 165: Naked Life Story: Jacqueline
29:28

In today’s podcast, Annie introduces Jacqueline from the Netherlands, where drinking is part of the culture, as it is in many parts of the world. But something was different for Jacqueline. When her husband had a heart attack at age 41, she decided she could no longer continue this way. Excluded, lonely, and judged…..it wasn’t always easy to stay the course. Don’t miss Jacqueline’s story that we can all relate to in one way or another.

Apr 12, 2019
EP 164: Reader Question - Are vacations and holidays more fun without drinking?
09:12

Imagine this - a powder white beach, crystal blue water, and a balmy 85 degrees….finally a much-deserved vacation and some R&R. The only thing missing from this picture is the classic umbrella drink. So what happens when I give up drinking? No more foo foo drinks and all-inclusive, bottomless champagne with dinner? Annie gives us guidance for dealing with this question and shares how she enjoyed a Hawaiian vacation ten-fold by remaining alcohol free using these strategies.

Apr 06, 2019
EP 163: Naked Life Story - Carrie
01:01:15

In today’s episode, Annie welcomes Carrie, who shares a complicated story of how she went from a naïve high school girl to a sorority party girl in college. Carrie gets real about her difficulties with friendships, an abusive ex-husband, single motherhood, and loss. The common denominator in how she dealt with all of this was alcohol…until now. Join Carrie as she reveals what finally enabled her to live a naked life.

Apr 05, 2019
EP 162: Reader Question - Why does alcohol get a free pass in society when it is so dangerous?
12:11

Have you ever wondered if alcohol is as dangerous as some say it is? And if so, then why does our society support it so much? Annie Grace shares facts and statistics that may or may not surprise you. Learn about the tricks and secrets that the marketing and advertising industry uses to fool you into thinking drinking will make you sexy.

Mar 30, 2019
EP 161: Coaching with Scott Pinyard
28:02

Welcome to this month’s Q&A episode with This Naked Mind’s head coach, Scott Pinyard,. Today, Scott discusses one of the most powerful thought processes that impacts our overall health. In this episode, Scott gives you the answer to the top 2 most frequently asked coaching questions. Scott discusses journaling, the power of visualization, and how to manage cognitive dissonance related to drinking.

Episode Links:

Daily Stoic by George Tanner  

Mar 29, 2019
EP 160: Reader Question – Is addiction genetic?
10:03

Have you ever wondered if addiction is truly genetic in nature? If it is, are we doomed to become an alcoholic if there is alcoholism in our family history? Annie discusses genetic influence, susceptibility, and long term exposure.  Annie use research from a variety of sources to answer this age-old question of ‘is addiction genetic’?

Links:

The Addicted Brain by Professor Thad A. Polk

 

Mar 23, 2019
EP 159: Naked Life Story: Taryn
35:12

Ready to meet someone super cool? Annie Grace chats it up with Taryn Strong – one of the founders of She Recovers – an organization aimed at connecting, supporting, and empowering women. Taryn takes us back to her first drink at 12 years old and walks us through her hard-partying past of alcohol and cocaine. Find out how Taryn took her recovery experience and used it to help others through a variety of resources, including yoga, women’s retreats, and coaching.

Links:

She Recovers Website

Mar 22, 2019
EP 158: Reader Question – How do you deal with stress without alcohol?
07:44

Annie recently answered a question regarding alcohol and stress. But today, she addresses what exactly she does to relax after a long, stressful day. When reaching for a drink is no longer an option, then what could possibly be as effective? Annie gives us some ideas and pointers on what works for her!

Episode Links:

10% Happier by Dan Harris  

Mar 16, 2019
EP 157: Naked Life Story - Karolina
26:50

Today, Annie welcomes Karolina, who was a gray area drinker for many years.  Karolina went from being a college party girl to a weekend binge drinker to now being alcohol free. But when work, marriage, and weight gain forced her to use boundaries with her drinking, she began to cram all of her drinking into the weekends. Eventually she got tired of the ‘detox to retox’ lifestyle and gave up drinking. Now Karolina is loving her alcohol free life so much that she even started her own blog and podcast. Don’t miss Karolina’s relatable story!

Links:

Euphoric Podcast

EuphoricAF.com 

Mar 15, 2019
EP 156: Reader Question – What is the difference in binge drinking vs. daily drinking?
15:35

What defines binge drinking? If we drink heavily on the weekends and then take a few days off only to repeat the cycle, does that make me a binge drinker? Find out what Annie says about the difference between being a daily drinker and a binge drinker and where to find support for each.

Mar 09, 2019
EP 155: Naked Life Story: Tricia
30:41

This Naked Mind and Annie Grace welcome Tricia, the host of Recovery Happy Hour podcast.  Tricia was a self-proclaimed, overachieving, co-dependent alcoholic until she finally decided that her luck was bound to run out. Tricia shares what was the hardest part of the process for her – deciding that her problem was big enough to address. After all, it’s difficult to admit you have a problem if you don’t see yourself as the “typical alcoholic”. Find out what Tricia has done to use her journey for the benefit of others, including an upcoming event called “Sober by Southwest”.

 

Links:

Recovery Elevator 

The Language of Letting Go - Melody Beattie

Recovery Happy Hour Podcast

Sober by Southwest Live Event

Mar 08, 2019
EP 154: Reader Question - Why am I having sugar cravings during a break from alcohol? Annie Grace answers
10:40

Is it odd to miss something we never really had? When sugar isn’t something that we really had a lot of BEFORE quitting alcohol, then why the insane craving AFTER quitting? Annie leads us to an understanding of the physiological reason we actually do experience that need for something sweet.

Mar 02, 2019
EP 153: Naked Life Story: Kerry
37:44

Most of us have some sort of drinking history from college, but not Kerry – today’s guest.  Annie highlights Kerry’s naked life story today.  Kerry is a hard-working, southern gentleman who found himself using alcohol to numb the pain of losing a close loved one. He shares how he came to decide that enough was enough and now leads a happy, alcohol-free, healthy life!

Mar 01, 2019
EP 152: Reader Question - Alcohol & older adults, what we need to know
09:30

We’ve heard that drinking is becoming a problem for an unsuspecting age group – those over 50.  Is this true?  And if it IS true, what explains it?  Annie answers this inquiry by confirming that yes – the demographic statistics of problematic drinking is not limited to those in college or their 20’s or 30’s, etc.  Annie shares a few of the theories surrounding this and sheds light on the physiology related to the effects of alcohol as our bodies age.

Feb 23, 2019
EP 151: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard
28:00

Scott Pinyard – head coach at This Naked Mind – comes on podcast with us today to answer frequently asked questions. Scott fields a question about how to handle the temptations during an important business meeting and gives us tips on how to successfully remain alcohol free despite the pressure. He also digs into how to deal with a spouse who doesn’t want to quit drinking and the difficulties surrounding this common issue. Last, Scott hands out advice on another common question – how to get through those first few difficult days of being alcohol free. And speaking of free – this podcast is packed full of free advice and tips on things we have all asked about at some point.

Feb 22, 2019
EP 150: Reader Question - What is a Naked Mind?
09:31

This Naked Mind is such an interesting name. What exactly does it mean?  Find out what inspired Annie to use this unique name for her book and what exactly it means to have a ‘naked mind’.

Feb 16, 2019
EP 149: Naked Life Story: Rachel
30:09

Today, Annie introduces Rachel from Rachel Hart Coaching. Annie and Rachel share the same passion, which is helping people find freedom from alcohol. In college, Rachel used alcohol to access the fun, confident version of herself. But it wasn’t a permanent solution - her love/hate relationship with alcohol finally had to change. Find out how she gave it up and how she is now using her experience to help others escape the grip of drinking.

Episode Links:

Smart Recovery 

Rachelhart.com 

Feb 15, 2019
EP 148: Reader Question - Should I start drinking socially?
08:43

I fear that my break from alcohol won’t be a realistic, permanent option. What about my family, who are big drinkers, and my friends who depend on me to have a drink with them? Maybe I should drink socially so that I can maintain my relationships? Annie gives us great insight and answers that will help propel us forward with confidence to continue living a naked life.

Feb 09, 2019
EP 147: Naked Life Story - Angela
25:48

An absent mother, a violent father, life as a single mom, and a brother who was murdered created the perfect storm for today’s podcast guest.  Annie meets up with Angela, who shares her painful (yet amazing) naked life story of recovery.  Angela shares her pain and heartache with us and explains how she found healing through forgiveness; freedom from alcohol; and how her gray world now has color once again.

Episode Links:

Drink - Ann Dowsett Johnson  

Seed of the Soul – Gary Zuvak  

Feb 08, 2019
EP 146: Reader Question - What is the link between drinking and binge eating?
07:53

There seems to be a correlation between binging food and binging alcohol.  If there is a link, what is it? Annie Grace answers this question, giving us three theories that might help explain this. She discusses the ‘forbidden fruit’ syndrome, self-medicating with food/alcohol, and filling the void in our lives with food and drinking.

Feb 02, 2019
EP 145: Stop Fighting Food with Isabel Foxen Duke
01:00:01

WOW! In today’s podcast, Annie introduces Isabel Foxen Duke, the founder of www.stopfightingfood.com and you will be amazed by this information-packed interview.  From a young child, Isabel began a relationship with food that trapped her in an unhealthy, vicious cycle of binging and dieting and the feeling of her body not being good enough. Isabel shares a perspective that could be a game changer in the way you see food. Find out how alcohol addiction and food addiction differ and also what traits they share.

Episode Links:

www.StopFightingFood.com

Health at Every Size  by Linda Bacon

Blog - IsabelFoxandDuke.com 

Feb 01, 2019
EP 144: Reader Question - Does everyone have alcohol withdrawals?
06:49

My conscious mind has agreed with my subconscious mind and I no longer want to drink! So, let’s talk withdrawal.  I haven’t had any withdrawal symptoms the past three nights, but should I be prepared for some to come? And what can I expect?  Does everyone get withdrawal symptoms?  Annie answers this question for us, educating us on the stages of withdrawal and explains emotional withdrawal.

Jan 26, 2019
EP 143: Coaching Questions: Introducing Head Naked Mind Coach Scott Pinyard
16:05

Today, Annie introduces This Naked Mind’s head coach, Scott Pinyard.  Scott will be hosting a monthly podcast called ‘Coaching Questions’, where he will answer some of the difficult, intense questions surrounding quitting drinking. Get to know Scott and his story – how he got started drinking and how he finally got free. Welcome Scott Pinyard!

Jan 25, 2019
EP 142: Reader Question - Reader Question - Why do I feel better the day after drinking?
05:32

Most people feel miserable and hungover the day after drinking.  Why do some people have the opposite effect? I feel full of energy and great!  Annie explains why this does happen and why alcohol is sometimes referred to as the ‘dirty drug’.

Jan 19, 2019
EP 141: Naked Life Story: Jamie
29:20

Being alcohol free is all sunshine and roses, right?  Annie visits with Jamie, who decided to give up drinking in September of 2017. Although Jamie has no regrets about quitting, she gets real about the struggles that can arise after quitting - including learning how to ‘feel feelings’ after 20 years of using alcohol to deal with them. This interview is a refreshing reality check, dealing with what it’s like when our expectations simply don’t become our reality after we’ve accomplished the first step – which is going alcohol free.

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Jan 18, 2019
EP 140: Reader Question - After a while not drinking, when I drink again I feel so much worse than before. Why is this?
08:08

I don’t drink nearly the amount I used to, but when I do – I now get the worst hangovers.  Is this normal?  Annie explains that YES, this is normal and tells us why.  She educates us on the chemicals involved in this and why even a couple of drinks can leave us with a hangover from hell.

Jan 12, 2019
EP 139: Naked Life Story - Mike
42:47