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This Naked Mind Podcast

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 602 seasons, 716 episodes, 5 days, 10 hours, 2 minutes
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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
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EP 716: Reader’s Question - Why do I still judge people who drink?

Have you ever looked at someone enjoying a drink and thought, “I can’t believe they’re doing that to themselves?” It’s easy to judge people who drink, especially when we’ve overcome our own struggles with alcohol. Annie Grace knows this firsthand. She’s walked the tightrope between feeling superior and offering support. In this episode, she shares her journey and offers practical advice on how to avoid falling into the judgment trap. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs, social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.
7/20/20248 minutes, 51 seconds
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EP 715: Naked Life Story - Allison B.

Do you reach for a drink when life gets tough? You're not alone. Many of us turn to alcohol as a quick fix for stress. But what if there's a better way? Today Annie Grace is talking with Allison, who used alcohol for stress relief for years. Her story is one that will leave you nodding your head in agreement as she shares how she drank to cope with all the ups and downs of parenting, marriage, and the loops life takes you on. After taking a suitcase full of wine with her on a post-op recovery trip, Allison discovered the power of The Alcohol Experiment and The Path, not only freeing herself from alcohol but also gaining the tools to navigate divorce and a strained relationship with her middle child. Together, Allison and Annie Grace reveal how to break free from the cycle of using alcohol for stress relief and create a life that inspires others. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs, social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.
7/19/202441 minutes, 53 seconds
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EP 714: Reader’s Question - Why do I feel so gross after quitting drinking?

Do you find yourself asking this question - why do I feel so gross after quitting drinking? Congratulations on taking such a big step towards your health! It's totally normal to experience unexpected challenges along the way, and one surprising effect can be feeling down on your body image. In this episode of the podcast, Annie Grace explores why this happens and how to shift your focus from weight loss to self-acceptance. We'll also hear how to regain confidence and learn to manage expectations. This is just a sneak peek at the kind of coaching and support you'll find inside The Path, our comprehensive alcohol-free coaching program. Listen in and learn how to love the body you’re in! Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs, social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.
7/13/20249 minutes, 28 seconds
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EP 713: Naked Life Story - Tabbin A.

Ever feel like you're on top of the world, then life hits you with a one-two punch? Our guest today, Tabbin, can completely relate. A high achiever in the advertising world, she found herself grappling with the pressure to drink in corporate culture. But her journey to overcome alcohol dependence took an even more unexpected turn when she received a shocking diagnosis: breast cancer. This, coupled with the emotional turmoil of her husband coming out as gay, sent her world into a tailspin. Hear Tabbin's powerful story of resilience as she explores the often-overlooked breast cancer and alcohol connection, and discovers a path to lasting alcohol freedom that can help you too. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs, social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.
7/12/202442 minutes, 31 seconds
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EP 712: Reader’s Question - Why Do I Still Feel Unhappy After Quitting Drinking?

Has quitting drinking been a bit of a let down? You kicked the habit, but happiness feels like a distant dream. You might be wondering, "Why do I still feel unhappy after quitting drinking?" Believe it or not, even Annie Grace, creator of This Naked Mind, struggled with finding peace and joy for years after giving up alcohol. In this episode, we'll explore why this happens and how to find lasting happiness, even when you're feeling stuck. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs, social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.
7/6/20248 minutes, 9 seconds
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EP 711: Naked Life Story - Where Are They Now (Hayley) - Barbara

Do the benefits of quitting alcohol start to wear off as the years go by? Join us on this special "Where Are They Now" episode as Barbara catches up with Haley, four years after her first appearance on the podcast. Barbara shares her journey and the incredible long-term effects of quitting alcohol, like improved mental clarity and deeper connections with loved ones. She even talks about the surprising change her husband made in his life! Tune in for an inspiring and heartfelt conversation that highlights the lasting benefits of an alcohol-free life. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs, social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.
7/5/202428 minutes, 50 seconds
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EP 710: Reader’s Question - How do I teach my kids about the dangers of alcohol?

How do I teach my kids about the dangers of alcohol? This is a question Annie Grace gets constantly, and according to her, it might just be the most important question you ask yourself when it comes to alcohol. In this episode of This Naked Mind, Annie shares the best ways to navigate these tricky conversations. Learn how to build trust with your kids, empower them to make healthy choices, and create a safe space where they can talk to you about anything, even if they've messed up. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
6/29/202411 minutes, 17 seconds
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EP 709: Naked Life Story - Maryanne P.

What do you know about the effects of red wine on health? Have you ever wondered how much of that is true and how much is just what people say? Our guest today, Maryanne, was a yoga-loving, lavender-scented health enthusiast. Yet, every day, she felt conflicted. On one hand, she embraced healthy habits, on the other, she enjoyed a glass (or two, or three) of red wine. Can you relate? Does the supposed health benefits of red wine clash with your desire to feel your best? In this episode, Maryanne shares how her upbringing, parenting, marriage, and even her job all influenced her relationship with alcohol. We'll explore how fears over her health led Maryanne down a path to alcohol freedom. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
6/28/202447 minutes, 59 seconds
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EP 708: Reader’s Question - What are the signs of relapse?

Ever feel like you're winning the battle against alcohol, then one slip-up throws everything off track? We've all been there - you're feeling great, making progress with your relationship with alcohol, then one night... bam! You have a drink you weren't planning on. Now the shame monster is whispering in your ear, telling you you've blown it all. But what if there's a better way to look at this? In this episode, Annie Grace is going to share a powerful concept that can help you reframe those feelings of guilt and turn a potential setback into a learning experience. We'll also be talking about the sneaky signs of relapse you might miss, and how to bounce back stronger than ever. This episode is all about picking yourself up, dusting yourself off, and getting back on track with kindness and self-compassion! Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
6/22/202410 minutes, 7 seconds
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EP 707: Naked Life Story - Roberta R.

Would understanding the psychology of drinking change anything for you?  Roberta lived a life surrounded by alcohol. From her upbringing to her job in the beverage industry, alcohol and the pressure to drink were always there. Even after starting a family, alcohol remained a crutch, leaving her hungover and disconnected from her children. She never imagined that an audiobook would lead to a powerful discovery about the mind's relationship with alcohol and even lead to her husband also quitting drinking. Tune in to hear Roberta's story of overcoming addiction, the positive impact it's had on her family, and how understanding the psychology of drinking can help you take control of your relationship with alcohol! Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
6/21/202435 minutes, 21 seconds
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EP 706: Reader’s Question - Healing Emotional Pain Without Alcohol

Does it feel like every hurt from the past still drives you to drink today? You try to relax, have fun, and fit in, but that glass of wine keeps calling your name, especially when anger or sadness bubble up.  Maybe you've even tried therapy, but the pain lingers, and the urge to drink persists.  In this episode, Annie Grace explores the three main reasons we drink, why traditional therapy might not be the answer, and offers a powerful message of hope for  healing emotional pain without alcohol. There's a way to break free and build a life you love, so listen in! Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
6/15/202411 minutes, 51 seconds
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EP 705: Naked Life Story - Colleen C.

What do commercial fishing and alcohol use have to do with each other? It turns out more than you ever expected! Today's guest, Colleen, spent years battling waves and hauling in catches, but her story goes way beyond tales of the sea. Colleen grappled with a complicated relationship with alcohol, fueled by the challenges of commercial fishing, personal traumas, the loss of a loved one, and unhealthy eating patterns. Astonishingly in her 60s, Colleen found the courage to confront these issues, embrace self-love, and even embark on a whole new career, all while leaving alcohol behind! Join us as Colleen shares her incredible journey and how The Path helped her find lasting change. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
6/14/202436 minutes, 29 seconds
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EP 704: Reader’s Question - What are some tips to stop drinking at home alone?

Feeling like your home is turning into a happy hour for one? You and thousands of others my friend! Many people struggle with evening drinks at home. But help is here! In this episode of the This Naked Mind podcast, Annie Grace shares two tips to stop drinking at home alone that are total game-changers. Plus, she'll introduce you to a free tool that can totally shift the way you think about alcohol. Tune in and discover ways to ditch the solo sips and create a new routine that’s booze-free! Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.
6/8/20248 minutes, 9 seconds
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EP 703: Naked Life Story - (Hayley)- Where are they now? - Halima

Do you wish you could see how life has changed for our guests as time goes on? Wish you could call them up and get an update and see what wisdom and advice they might have to share? We're doing just that today by bringing Halima back for a "Where are They Now?" episode of the This Naked Mind podcast! Since she and Annie last spoke, Halima has made amazing personal discoveries, developed confidence in socializing alcohol-free, and even left behind toxic relationships. She's moved across the country and made some huge life-changing decisions. Join Coach Haley as she explores Halima’s journey and discusses the connection between highly sensitive people and alcohol in this special update episode. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
6/7/202427 minutes, 13 seconds
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EP 702: Reader’s Question - How to Feel Good Without Alcohol?

Do you ever feel like you'll never feel as good as you did drinking? We get it! That happy feeling after a drink can be tempting. But what if there's a way to feel just as good, without the hangover or the regret? In this episode of the This Naked Mind podcast Annie Grace explores how to feel good without alcohol. Learn how to identify the real reasons you drink and discover amazing alcohol-free ways to feel happy, connected, and in control. Plus, Annie will pose a powerful question that will change the way you think about drinking forever. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
6/1/20247 minutes, 41 seconds
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EP 701: Naked Life Story - Janine M.

Would breaking family alcohol patterns change the future of your family?  Our guest today, Janine, understands this struggle all too well.  Growing up, alcohol was a constant presence, no matter which side of her family you looked upon.  Janine saw firsthand how alcohol can be a seemingly normal coping mechanism, but it wasn't until it impacted her own life and the well-being of her daughter that she knew something had to change.  Join us as Janine shares her story of breaking free from family alcohol patterns and finding freedom from alcohol with This Naked Mind. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
5/31/202432 minutes, 11 seconds
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EP 700: Reader’s Question - How Do I Beat Alcohol Cravings?

Ever feel like you're on autopilot when it comes to your evening drink?  Learning how to beat alcohol cravings can be tough, but there's good news!  This episode of This Naked Mind introduces the power of mindfulness for managing cravings.  Annie Grace shares a research-backed tool that can help you interrupt your thought cycle and take back control.  Listen in and discover how to outsmart your cravings and build a healthier relationship with alcohol! Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
5/25/20247 minutes, 22 seconds
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EP 699: Naked Life Story - Mary F.

Have you ever felt like you’re too old and too set in your ways to change your relationship with alcohol? Maybe you've tried cutting back in the past, but nothing seems to stick. Well, our guest today, Mary, is here to tell you it's absolutely possible to find freedom from alcohol, no matter your age! Mary discovered the power of spontaneous sobriety with This Naked Mind at 70, and she's here to share her inspiring story. We'll hear about the hidden costs of drinking that Mary uncovered, the surprising reasons why we turn to alcohol in the first place, and the amazing health benefits she's experienced since quitting. If you're looking for encouragement and inspiration to break free from alcohol, this episode is for you! Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
5/24/202428 minutes, 55 seconds
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EP 698: Reader’s Question - What’s the link between alcohol and depression?

What is the link between alcohol and depression?  Have you ever tried to quit drinking and felt even worse?  It turns out there's a scientific reason for this, and in this episode of the podcast, Annie Grace dives deep into the surprising connection between alcohol and our mental health.  She explains how alcohol messes with our brain chemistry in the short term but also offers hope and practical tips for navigating those early days alcohol-free. Listen in and find out how to navigate the ups and downs of your first few weeks alcohol-free! Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
5/18/20248 minutes, 31 seconds
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EP 697: Naked Life Story - Danielle F.

Ever wake up with a fuzzy memory and a pounding headache, wondering what happened the night before?  Our guest Danielle knows that feeling all too well. In this episode, Danielle opens up about her experiences with alcohol, including one too many incidents of blacking out while drinking. But Danielle's story is also about so much more.  Join us as she shares her journey to a healthier relationship with alcohol,  exploring topics like navigating the pressure to drink working in the hospitality industry, finding freedom and strength during pregnancy, and the surprising joys of living alcohol-free. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
5/17/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 9 seconds
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EP 696: Reader’s Question - Is the drunk you the real you?

Is the drunk you, the real you? Ever question if those silly moments or regrettable actions after a few drinks reveal your true self? The saying "in vino veritas" (wine reveals truth) might have us believing our drunk heart speaks the truth. But what if science tells a different story? In this episode, Annie Grace dives deep into the science behind how alcohol impacts our brains and decision-making.  She'll debunk the myth of the "true drunken self" and empower you to understand how alcohol truly affects you. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
5/11/202413 minutes, 16 seconds
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EP 695: Naked Life Story - (Hayley) - Where are they now? Molly

Have you ever listened to a Naked Life Story and thought to yourself - I wonder what they are up to now? Wonder no more as we bring back your favorite guests and update you on how life has changed as they continue to navigate life, alcohol-free. Today we welcome back Molly for a chat with Coach Hayley. Remember Molly? You might recall her story about battling drinking culture in fitness. Join us as Molly shares the ups and downs of her journey, the new habits that helped her ditch the drink, and how she built a support system to thrive in this exciting new chapter of her life.  Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
5/10/202432 minutes, 2 seconds
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EP 694: Reader’s Question - Can I Not Call Myself an Alcoholic?

Has the thought - Can I just not call myself an alcoholic? - ever crossed your mind? Do you ever feel stuck with a label that just doesn't fit anymore?  Maybe you've had a challenging relationship with alcohol, but now you're moving forward in a healthier way.  This episode is all about ditching the labels and stepping into your own power.  We'll explore how to navigate social situations without feeling pressured to drink, and why your inner thoughts are more important than anyone else's opinions.  Join Annie as she shares strategies to help you reclaim your confidence and live alcohol-free on your terms! Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
5/4/202413 minutes, 20 seconds
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EP 693: Naked Life Story - Ginelle T.

Is AA not the only answer? Ginelle felt stuck after nine years in a 12 step program, but yearned for a life where she wasn't just saying "no" to alcohol. In this episode, Ginelle shares her story of outgrowing AA and choosing 12-step program alternatives.  Join us as Ginelle and Annie explore finding freedom from alcohol through self-trust, mindfulness, and a supportive community. Listen in for Ginelle's inspiring story about finding what truly works for her, and maybe discover new possibilities in your own relationship with alcohol. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
5/3/202428 minutes, 33 seconds
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EP 692: Reader’s Question - Why Do I Keep Drinking When I Said I Wouldn't?

Why do I keep drinking when I said I wouldn't? It happens to the best of us! Ever tell yourself you'd skip the drinks, then find yourself reaching for a glass anyway? You're not alone! This episode of the This Naked Mind podcast reveals the surprising science behind why we crave things, even when they don't make us feel good anymore. We'll explore how our brain's built-in survival instincts can trick us into wanting a drink, even if we know it's not the best choice.  We'll also uncover the hidden dopamine triggers in everyday life that can make it even harder to say no.  Join Annie Grace for a conversation that will help you understand your relationship with alcohol and empower you to make choices that feel right for you! Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
4/27/20248 minutes, 24 seconds
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EP 691: Naked Life Story - Rebecca G.

Ever wonder if that glass of wine is really helping your creative flow?  This episode, we dive deep into the surprising truth about how alcohol affects artists. Our guest, Rebecca, shares her story of how alcohol went from a social lubricant to a creativity killer.  Hear how she battled feelings of shame and rediscovered her artistic passion after putting down the drink.  Join us for an honest conversation that might change what you’ve always believed about alcohol and creativity! Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
4/26/202439 minutes, 29 seconds
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EP 690: Reader’s Question - How Long Does It Take To Feel Better After Quitting Drinking?

Ever wondered how long it takes to feel better after quitting drinking? This episode of the podcast answers the question everyone asks, with host Annie Grace giving a surprising answer (it's not as long as you think!).  Learn how quickly you can experience physical improvements and what you can do to feel better emotionally right away. Discover the secret to ditching the struggle and start feeling like yourself again! Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
4/20/20246 minutes, 33 seconds
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EP 689: Interview with Dr. Melissa Kalt

Ever feel like you're stuck in time weighed down by past experiences? Today on the This Naked Mind podcast, Annie Grace chats with Dr. Melissa Kalt, an expert in emotional trauma recovery. Dr. Kalt explains how past hurts can hold us back, even if they weren't huge dramatic events.  They'll explore the surprising ways our bodies store trauma, and how healthy emotional expression is key to moving forward.  Learn how to finally break free from the grip of the past and write a new story for your life – all with Dr. Kalt's powerful guidance. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
4/19/202455 minutes, 51 seconds
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EP 688: Reader’s Question - How to overcome the comfort of drinking at home alone?

Ever feel stuck pouring that evening glass of wine, even though you know you'd like to cut back? You're not alone!  This episode of the This Naked Mind podcast tackles the challenge of how to unwind and relax at home without alcohol, especially for busy single parents.  We'll explore why we might crave that drink, how to break free from the habit, and even a revolutionary technique called "liminal thinking" to help you rewrite your beliefs about alcohol.  Join Annie Grace to learn the best way to stop drinking at home alone and find freedom from alcohol. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
4/13/20248 minutes, 54 seconds
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EP 687: Naked Life Story - (Hayley)- Where are they now with Toni Will

Previously on the This Naked Mind podcast, Toni shared her story of breaking free from a difficult relationship with alcohol. Since then, she's built a whole new life! We're thrilled to have her back for a special "Where Are They Now?" episode!  Since her last chat with Annie, Toni's been on a rollercoaster ride – a broken ankle, her mother’s illness, and even shattering the glass ceiling! Through it all, Toni's been using the tools she learned here at This Naked Mind to navigate these challenges and build habits that stick. Sit back and catch up with Toni and see how life continues to change after alcohol! Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
4/12/202423 minutes, 49 seconds
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EP 686: Reader’s Question - How can I resist the urge to drink at parties?

Ever feel the pressure to drink at parties?  This episode of the This Naked Mind podcast with host Annie Grace is your guide to feeling confident and free, even when everyone else has a drink in their hand.  Learn how to uncover the hidden reasons behind cravings, shift your mindset about alcohol, discover fun alternatives to drinking socially, and say "no thanks" with ease.  Join Annie as she shares her journey and practical tips to help you build a healthy relationship with alcohol. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.
4/6/202410 minutes
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EP 685: Naked Life Story - Josh W.

Can quitting alcohol help with panic attacks? Josh's story confronts this question head-on. From the early days of anxiety and struggling to fit in, to facing legal trouble and personal loss fueled by drinking, Josh's journey reveals how often we turn to alcohol for relief even when it fuels our pain as well.  A global crisis became a turning point, forcing him to confront the impact of alcohol on his life. Join Annie Grace and Josh on this inspirational episode, filled with moments of hardship, life-changing decisions, and the power of finding a supportive community at This Naked Mind. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
4/5/202445 minutes, 5 seconds
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EP 684: Reader’s Question - Why Does Drinking Alcohol Make Me Anxious?

Ever wake up after a night out feeling on edge, jittery, and maybe even a little panicky? You're not alone! In this episode of This Naked Mind podcast, Annie Grace explores the surprising connection between alcohol and anxiety. We'll answer the question "Why does drinking alcohol make me anxious?" and uncover the science behind that feeling of dread you might know all too well. We'll also talk about how alcohol disrupts your sleep, throws your body's chemistry off balance, and can even trigger panic attacks. Annie shares tips and techniques for managing anxiety, even if you're not ready to give up alcohol completely.  Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
3/30/202411 minutes, 57 seconds
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EP 683: Naked Life Story - Karina K.

Are you questioning your alcohol consumption?  Maybe like Karina, you find yourself wanting to unwind after a tough day, but that one glass turns into a few, leaving you feeling a bit guilty. This week on the podcast, Annie Grace chats with Karina, a woman who grappled with her drinking habits after her son's Tourette’s diagnosis and her mom's health struggles.  Join us as Karina explores how tracking her drinks, cultural influences, and even the link between alcohol and anxiety all became turning points in her journey toward a healthier relationship with alcohol. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
3/29/202436 minutes, 19 seconds
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EP 682: Reader’s Question - What Are The Health Benefits of Drinking Less?

Ever wondered what happens when you cut back on the drinks? We get tons of questions from listeners just like you, curious about the health benefits of drinking less.  In this episode, Annie Grace dives into real listener questions, revealing the surprising ways that reducing your alcohol intake can lead to a happier, healthier you. From glowing skin and restful sleep to a lighter you and a stronger body, this episode is packed with info and inspiration to help you explore a more mindful relationship with alcohol. Tune in and discover the amazing things that can happen when you choose to drink less! Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
3/23/20249 minutes, 50 seconds
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EP 681: Naked Life Story - Susan H.

Ever feel like a glass of wine is your best friend? Susan did. Growing up in Ireland, pub culture was everywhere, and alcohol seemed like a normal part of life. But when shyness and difficult emotions set in, Susan turned to drinking to cope with depression and anxiety. This Naked Mind host Annie Grace chats with Susan about her journey from cultural norms to questioning everything and ultimately finding a path to feeling better without depending on alcohol. Listen in for Susan's story of transformation and how you too can find freedom from the grip of alcohol. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
3/22/202429 minutes, 27 seconds
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EP 680: Reader’s Question - Is drinking occasionally ok?

Is the question of "is drinking occasionally ok" lingering in your mind? You're not alone. This episode of the This Naked Mind podcast tackles this common concern head-on. Annie Grace sheds light on the blurry line between social drinking and problematic patterns, exploring how our tolerance can shift and how knowledge empowers informed decisions. Tune in to discover the path to a healthier relationship with alcohol, free from fear and filled with self-awareness. Have an alcohol-related question we haven’t answered yet? Let us know so we can feature it in a future episode! Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
3/16/20249 minutes, 6 seconds
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EP 679: Naked Life Story - Hayley S.

Ever feel trapped by alcohol addiction and shame? Annie’s guest, Hayley, opens up about her journey from social drinker to the painful consequences of relying on alcohol.  Hitting rock bottom forced her to confront a harsh reality, but amidst the self-doubt, Hayley discovered a path to self-acceptance and a life free from the cycle of shame. Tune in as she shares how This Naked Mind and the supportive community there empowered her to break free and reclaim her life. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
3/15/202441 minutes, 22 seconds
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EP 678: Reader’s Question - How to stop restricting food while drinking?

Feeling the pressure to cut back on calories while enjoying a drink with friends? Many of us struggle with how to stop restricting food while drinking. This week, a listener asks Annie for a game plan to navigate social situations without sacrificing their health goals.  Join us as Annie unveils the surprising culprit behind these unhealthy habits and offers a clear, actionable path to take control.  Learn why focusing on one aspect might be more effective than tackling both at once and discover resources to help you make informed choices (without the guilt!). Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
3/9/20245 minutes, 19 seconds
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EP 677: Naked Life Story - Carolin F.

Have you ever felt trapped in a cycle of using alcohol to cope, only to have it make things worse?  This week on the podcast, Annie Grace chats with Carolin, whose story is a powerful reminder that you can break free.  Carolin's journey wasn't easy. From early associations that made drinking seem positive to a toxic relationship that fueled her dependence, alcohol became her go-to for stress relief. But a pivotal moment arrived when Carolin discovered a different approach: using science to stop drinking.  Join us as Carolin dives into the power of The Alcohol Experiment and how understanding the science behind alcohol's effects became the key to reclaiming her life. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
3/8/202433 minutes, 10 seconds
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EP 676: Reader’s Question - Will I Ever Stop Craving Alcohol?

Feeling the fear of future cravings? You're not alone! Today, Annie Grace tackles a question on the minds of many – "Will I ever stop craving alcohol?" This episode explores the concept of "firsts" and how navigating unfamiliar situations without alcohol can be a powerful learning experience. By understanding the underlying motivations behind cravings and shifting your perspective from fear to curiosity, you can unlock new levels of self-awareness and empowerment. Tune in for an episode full of hope and actionable advice, and don't hesitate to send in your own questions for Annie to explore in the future! Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
3/2/20247 minutes, 17 seconds
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EP 675: Naked Life Story - Susie P.

Have you ever poured yourself a glass of wine to combat social anxiety? Felt an overwhelming pressure to "just have one drink" because everyone else is? This week on the This Naked Mind Podcast, we dive into the topic of overcoming societal expectations to drink alongside Susie, a life coach who shares her own raw and relatable story. From fitting in with the crowd, to easing those uncomfortable social anxieties, Susie paints a picture of how easily alcohol can seem like the solution. But, her journey is one of pivotal changes – the realization of a deeper issue and how choosing a life fueled by self-awareness, rather than the expectations of others, was her catalyst for true freedom. In a culture where drinking is so often normalized, this episode, inspired by the insights from This Naked Mind, explores a path often less traveled. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
3/1/202439 minutes, 6 seconds
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EP 674: Reader’s Question - Can I Ever Be A Normal Drinker?

Ever wonder if you're the only one asking, "Can I ever be a normal drinker?" Spoiler alert: you're not! In this episode, Annie holds nothing back when answering this thought-provoking question, shattering the myth of the "normal drinker" and exposing the truth about alcohol's hold on us. We'll explore why questioning your relationship with alcohol is a sign of strength, not weakness, and how the shame game only keeps us stuck. Annie unpacks the science behind addiction, reveals the industry's hidden agenda, and empowers you to reframe the question entirely. Feeling curious? Got your own burning questions about alcohol? Share them with us, and Annie might just answer them in a future episode! Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
2/24/202412 minutes, 59 seconds
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EP 673: Naked Life Story - Denise W.

Denise thought she had a normal relationship with alcohol. She drank two drinks a day, never got hangovers, and maintained a successful career. But deep down, she knew something was wrong. Her mixed feelings about drinking meant she felt guilty, ashamed, and secretly craved more. A middle-of-the-night internet search to get her life together brought her to This Naked Mind and The Path, a discovery that changed her relationship with alcohol forever. This week on the podcast, Denise shares her incredible journey from "responsible drinker" to alcohol-free and thriving. Annie Grace and Denise touch on the hidden costs of "moderation" and the science behind why it doesn't work for everyone, what helped her overcome doubts and cravings, and so much more. If you're feeling stuck or unsure, this episode is for you. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
2/23/202432 minutes, 19 seconds
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EP 672: Reader’s Question - Do I have to stop drinking forever?

Do you ever find yourself asking - “Do I have to stop drinking forever?” This coaching session with Annie Grace is here to help! Dive deep into the science and facts surrounding alcohol, explore its impact on your life, and discover what true freedom looks like for you. Annie shares personal experiences and practical tips to help you break free from the cycle of cognitive dissonance and make informed choices about your relationship with alcohol. Whether you choose to quit completely or find a different path, Annie's guidance will empower you to break free from the "black and white" and find lasting peace. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
2/17/202411 minutes, 29 seconds
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EP 671: Naked Life Story - Michelle S.

Michelle's journey from "fun alcoholic" to thriving teetotaler wasn't easy. Grappling with a family history of addiction, she navigated years of social drinking that morphed into a secret struggle. But her story shows the power of making a firm decision. Join Annie Grace as Michelle delves into her life intertwined with alcohol, from her earliest memories to the life-changing decision of quitting alcohol with 75 hard and how This Naked Mind became her ride-along partner in change. She'll share her struggles with the grip alcohol held on her family, her personal battles with self-doubt and fear, and the moment she realized she couldn't continue down the same path as her father. This episode is raw and honest, exploring the painful realities of alcohol dependence and the incredible strength it takes to break free. Get ready to be inspired by Michelle's journey as she rediscovers joy, freedom, and a life brimming with possibility, all without a single drop. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
2/16/202431 minutes, 32 seconds
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EP 670: Reader’s Question - How do you stay motivated to be alcohol-free?

Feeling lost or discouraged on your alcohol-free journey? You're not alone. In this empowering episode of The Naked Mind podcast, Annie Grace offers support to a Path 365 member facing a dip in motivation. Witness Annie's transformative coaching firsthand as she tackles the burning question: "How do you stay motivated to be alcohol-free?" Discover how to identify and overcome disempowering thoughts, set achievable goals, and cultivate the mindset for lasting success.  This exclusive coaching session is just a glimpse into the many benefits of Path 365, where personal experiences, scientific insights, and practical tools come together to guide you on your journey. Don't let setbacks dim your light. Reignite your motivation with The Naked Mind. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
2/10/20247 minutes, 55 seconds
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EP 669: Naked Life Story - Megan W.

Ever feel like you're drowning in anxiety, holding your breath just to get through everyday life? Megan did. From a young age, she battled crippling social anxiety, her voice silenced by a fear that would leave her shaking uncontrollably. But little did she know, her attempt to escape this fear through alcohol would lead her down a darker path, where the very thing she sought to numb became a prison of its own. From her early struggles with social anxiety to her rock-bottom moment of falling over drunk in the shower, Megan shares her journey with Annie Grace getting real and raw about the pain and the healing that were part of the process. This episode is packed with powerful insights and practical tips on how to stop using alcohol for anxiety relief and start living life pure, unadulterated, and free. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
2/9/202429 minutes, 49 seconds
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EP 668: Reader’s Question - Why Willpower Fails: Cracking the Code to Emotion-Driven Behavior Change

In this belief-shattering episode of the This Naked Mind podcast, Annie Grace tackles a question on everyone's mind: how do we explain our emotional journeys to loved ones while navigating challenging behavior changes? Many of us, especially when it comes to breaking free from alcohol, rely on willpower to muscle through, often leading to frustration and setbacks. But Annie challenges this traditional approach, introducing the revolutionary concept of emotion-driven behavior change. She explains why focusing solely on changing our actions misses the mark, and instead, we must dig into the emotional landscape that drives our habits. Listen in as Annie sheds light on the "why" behind our behaviors, empowering you to approach change with compassion and understanding, ultimately setting yourself up for lasting transformation. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
2/3/20244 minutes, 32 seconds
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EP 667: Medicinal and Functional Mushrooms with Hamilton

Welcome to a groundbreaking episode of the This Naked Mind podcast! Today, we embark on a unique journey away from our traditional stories of Naked Life transformations. Instead, we're diving into the fascinating world of using medicinal and functional mushrooms with our expert guest, Hamilton. Annie Grace shares her discovery of the profound impact these mushrooms have had on her well-being. In an engaging conversation, Hamilton opens up about his deep passion for mushrooms, from his first mushroom hunt to cultivating them in Nepal, and eventually becoming a mycologist. Together, they explore the potential benefits of these incredible fungi in promoting physical and mental health, discussing their roles in addressing anxiety, brain health, heart problems, gastrointestinal issues, and even the effects of alcohol abuse. You don’t want to miss this enlightening discussion on the power of medicinal and functional mushrooms, as we uncover the secrets hidden within nature's remarkable organisms. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
2/2/202451 minutes, 20 seconds
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EP 666: Reader’s Question - How To Not Live a Life of Regret and Comparison

Ever feel like your past mistakes hold you back and comparing yourself to others steals your joy? You’re not alone. That's why this episode takes us into the vault of This Naked Mind's exclusive PATH 365 community, where Annie Grace throws open the doors to real talk and raw questions. Today, one member grapples with how to not live a life of regret and comparison. Sound familiar? Buckle up, because Annie's got your back with powerful insights, personal stories, and practical tools to rewrite your past, ditch the comparison game, and finally step into a future filled with acceptance and (gasp!) joy. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
1/27/20247 minutes, 7 seconds
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EP 665: Naked Life Story - Marci R.

Ever feel like alcohol is just part of adulting? Like networking events require wine spritzers and movie nights demand a chilled beer? Marci knows that feeling all too well. Join us as she shares her tumultuous journey on this week’s podcast, revealing how she traded hangovers for self-belief and blackouts for a life she’s excited to live every day. From college binge drinking to masking depression with every clinking glass, Marci unveils the hidden struggles behind seemingly "normal" adult drinking. Discover the "aha" moments that led her to ditch the bottle, the power of self-reflection and community in making not drinking easy, and how breaking free from alcohol-fueled a personal and professional renaissance you won't want to miss. Tune in for Marci's inspiring story. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
1/26/202421 minutes, 12 seconds
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EP 664: Reader’s Question - How do I stop making excuses to drink again?

Ditch the data point guilt, it's time to celebrate! This week on the This Naked Mind podcast, Annie Grace dives deep into the transformative power of understanding your internal voices. Learn why embracing both sides of the "should I drink?" battle can bring unprecedented peace and clarity to your alcohol-free path and allow you to stop making excuses to drink again. Discover how self-compassion, not self-criticism, unlocks the key to silencing the inner critic and finding harmony within. Join Annie for a powerful episode that will revolutionize your understanding of the journey to an alcohol-free life. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
1/20/20249 minutes, 44 seconds
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EP 663: Naked Life Story - Dustin D.

Ever feel trapped in a world where everyone's holding a drink, but you're desperate to break free? That's exactly where Dustin found himself, growing up in a Midwest culture where alcohol was as American as apple pie. Crowded bars and backslaps masked the hollowness he felt, the whispered expectations about men and booze a chorus drowning out his own voice. But one day, a spark ignited within him. A spark that would shatter his preconceptions, redefine his self-worth, and ultimately, fuel a revolution against the very thing that held him captive. This is Dustin's story – a gripping journey of self-discovery, fueled by "This Naked Mind" and culminating in creating an Alcohol-Free Revolution. Join us as he peels back the layers of addiction, challenges toxic norms, and proves that one voice, one choice, can truly change the world, one drink at a time. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
1/19/202427 minutes
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EP 662: Reader’s Question - What Are Some Tips to Curb Alcohol Cravings?

It’s that time again! Once again, we’re opening the doors to The PATH 365, offering you a privileged glimpse into the world of its members. Every month, Annie Grace connects with Path 365 members, addressing their questions and concerns on the path to living alcohol-free. Today, Annie tackles a question that plagues us all during the early stages of our alcohol-free journey - 'What are some tips to curb alcohol cravings?' If you've ever grappled with cravings, especially around days four to eight, you're in for a treat as Annie shares her wisdom and guidance, along with science-backed tips on overcoming this challenge. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.
1/13/20244 minutes, 43 seconds
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EP 661: Naked Life Story - Amy

In today's episode, we welcome Amy, a former "party girl" turned alcohol-free advocate who broke free from a life dominated by alcohol. Amy walks us through her journey, from the early days full of social pressures and hangovers, to the pivotal moment of clarity that sparked her transformation. This Naked Mind, Annie's groundbreaking book, played a crucial role in opening Amy's eyes to the truth about alcohol's impact on her mind and body. But the story doesn't end there! Now a This Naked Mind Certified Coach, Amy empowers others to navigate their own paths to freedom, offering guidance on everything from managing cravings to navigating alcohol-free social situations and even mastering the art of travel without a drink in hand. Join us as Amy and Annie explore the challenges and triumphs of living alcohol-free, offering inspiration and practical tips for anyone seeking to rewrite their relationship with alcohol and discover the vibrant possibilities that lie beyond. Tune in for an insightful and empowering conversation! Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
1/12/202425 minutes, 32 seconds
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EP 660: Reader’s Question - Why Do I Drink When I Know It’s Bad For Me?

Ever feel like a puppet to alcohol's strings? You know it's bad for you, yet the urge to drink wins out. Today, join Annie Grace on the This Naked Mind podcast as she explores this perplexing question directly from a Path 365 member - Why do I drink when I know it’s bad for me?  Dive into the hidden reasons we cling to alcohol, even when it hurts us, and discover powerful strategies to break free and build a life full of joy and freedom. Get ready to ditch the fear-based narrative and reconnect with your true "why" – the one that pulls you towards a thriving, alcohol-free future. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
1/6/20249 minutes, 13 seconds
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EP 659: Not Drinking Today with Meg & Bella

Join us for an exciting episode of the This Naked Mind podcast, as we highlight Annie Grace's recent guest appearance on the Not Drinking Today Podcast with Meg and Bella. Are you ready to embark on a journey towards a more mindful and healthier existence? This discussion is the perfect starting point! Annie, Meg, and Bella cover a wide range of topics, from the benefits of being alcohol-free to useful strategies for navigating a world filled with alcohol. It's all about taking one step at a time and celebrating the beauty of not drinking today. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
1/5/202435 minutes, 41 seconds
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EP 658: Reader’s Question - Dealing with Alcohol Setbacks

Craving a sneak peek into The PATH 365? This episode is your chance! Today, Annie Grace welcomes a member of The PATH 365 community grappling with a question most of us wrestle with while on our journey to live alcohol-free. Dealing with alcohol setbacks can be a challenge as this member shares - I've been on my journey and really feel like alcohol has become smaller and smaller in my life, but I still feel like those three to four drinks in the evening are so important to me and I feel like I just can't get it right. What do I do? Annie offers a scientific look at what’s behind this struggle and how our perfectionist tendencies can hold us back. She offers strategies on how to deal with this mindset struggle and the importance of self-compassion along the way. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.
12/30/20238 minutes, 35 seconds
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EP 657: Naked Life Story - Ali B.

Feeling stuck in a cycle where alcohol calls the shots? You're not alone, and this episode of the This Naked Mind podcast is here to help you reclaim control. Join Annie Grace as she chats with Ali, who shares her inspiring journey of ditching the drinks and embracing a life bursting with color, confidence, and zero hangovers. They'll tackle the nitty-gritty of how to stop relying on alcohol, explore the emotional tangle behind our reliance on it, and reveal practical strategies to break free and build a life you truly love. Get ready to shed outdated beliefs about alcohol, discover the power of self-compassion, and learn to navigate triggers like a pro. Whether you're curious about ditching the hangovers or ready to completely rewrite your relationship with alcohol, this episode is your roadmap to freedom. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
12/29/202347 minutes, 8 seconds
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EP 656: Reader’s Question - Overcoming Using Alcohol as a Pain Reliever

Ever feel like a secret society member? As a PATH 365 member, you get exclusive access to Annie Grace's wisdom each month, and today's topic hits close to home: overcoming using alcohol as a pain reliever. Benefit from Annie's insights and personal experiences as she tackles this common struggle, offering practical tips and scientific knowledge to empower your alcohol-free journey. Get ready to leave behind the numbing crutch and discover a path to true healing, both physically and mentally. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
12/23/20234 minutes, 10 seconds
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EP 655: Naked Life Story - Maria Warner

Feeling stuck in the cycle of saying yes to everything and everyone, even when it comes to that extra glass of wine? You're not alone. This week on the podcast, we're breaking away from people-pleasing with Maria, who traded in hangovers and social pressure for self-compassion and meaningful connections. Get ready to ditch the guilt and embrace the joy of living life on your own terms as we explore Maria's journey from daily drinker to thriving, alcohol-free warrior. We'll uncover how she navigated the unexpected challenges of the early days alcohol-free, discovered the hidden benefits of saying no, and built a life filled with genuine relationships and unapologetic self-care. So, tune in and raise a glass (of sparkling water, of course!) to reclaim your power and live a life that truly sparks joy, one unpleasant "no" at a time. Let's get curious! Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
12/22/202327 minutes, 38 seconds
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EP 654: Reader’s Question - Overcoming Subconscious Beliefs Around Self-Worth

Step inside The PATH: 365 inner circle! This month, Annie Grace pulls back the curtain on the toughest battle we all face: conquering the self-doubt gremlins whispering negativity in our ears. Dive into a candid exploration of subconscious beliefs around self-worth, and witness the power of facing your inner critic head-on. This is your front-row seat to a journey of self-discovery, packed with raw insights and actionable strategies to reshape your self-image and unlock your true potential. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
12/16/20239 minutes, 42 seconds
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EP 653: Naked Life Story - Natania

Ever feel like your 20s are all about bottomless brunches and blackout nights? Yeah, we've all been there. But what if there was another way? A way to experience the magic of your twenties without the hangover and guilt? Join Annie Grace and Natania in this refreshingly honest conversation about stopping drinking in your 20s. Natania spills the tea on her journey from party girl to an empowered alcohol-free queen, sharing the real reasons she ditched the booze and how it unlocked a life she never dreamed of. Get ready for head-nodding relatable moments, and a whole lot of inspiration to rewrite the script on your own 20s adventure – one sparkling water at a time. So, ditch the FOMO and grab your headphones, because this episode is about to show you that the best nights are the ones you remember! Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
12/15/202321 minutes, 1 second
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EP 652: Reader’s Question - How To Plan an Alcohol-Free Vacation

In this special episode of the This Naked Mind podcast, Annie helps a PATH 365 member who's planning a vacation without alcohol. Annie uses personal stories, science, and expert advice to create the perfect guide for a fun and alcohol-free getaway. Are you wondering how to plan an alcohol-free vacation that’s amazing and enjoyable? This episode is for you! Join Annie and discover how to navigate cravings, find fun activities, and have a fantastic time without a single drop of alcohol. It's time to explore a new way of vacationing and experience life to the fullest! Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
12/9/20234 minutes, 27 seconds
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EP 651: Naked Life Story - Alicia Wright

Today, we meet Alicia, who took on a journey of becoming comfortable with not drinking alcohol. In this episode, you'll hear about her early experiences with alcohol in a Catholic home, the challenges she faced and the role drinking played in them, and how her relationships led her to re-evaluate her relationship with alcohol. Alicia also shares the amazing changes she's experienced since choosing to live a life without alcohol. Get ready to discover the power of resilience, self-discovery, and the joy that comes with choosing a different path. So, join host Annie Grace and Alicia as they explore this inspiring story together! Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
12/8/202328 minutes, 21 seconds
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EP 650: Reader’s Question - Does Mom Guilt After Drinking Ever Go Away?

Step into the intimate world of Annie Grace's monthly coaching call for PATH 365 members, a unique opportunity to address questions and concerns on the alcohol-free journey. Today, Annie delves into the poignant topic of mom guilt after drinking, drawing from her personal experiences as a mother who once struggled with alcohol. Join this special session as Annie shares genuine advice, blending personal stories, scientific research, and practical tips for those seeking answers on their path to an alcohol-free life. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
12/2/202313 minutes, 8 seconds
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EP 649: Naked Life Story - The Food Code Interview

Welcome to this week's episode of This Naked Mind podcast! In a special interview, Annie Grace sits down with Becca and Liz from Fit Mom Life on the Food Code podcast for an important conversation centered around breaking free from diet culture and exploring the elements needed to change one's relationship with alcohol. In this insightful discussion, Annie, Becca, and Liz touch on cultivating self-love and self-compassion, emphasizing how these pillars play a pivotal role in self-worth and mindset. The trio also explores the power of emotion-based goals and The PATH, shedding light on how these tools can serve as catalysts for personal transformation. Get ready for an episode brimming with wisdom and inspiration as we navigate holistic well-being. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
12/1/202352 minutes, 18 seconds
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EP 648: Reader’s Question - How Did This Naked Mind Get Published?

Take a VIP look into the exclusive world of The PATH 365 with Annie Grace in this special episode. PATH 365 members enjoy a unique opportunity for a live coaching call, where Annie addresses questions without judgment. Today, get a glimpse into this supportive community as a member asks, "How did This Naked Mind get published?" Join Annie as she shares the intriguing journey from an online beta test to traditional publishing, sharing the behind-the-scenes process of bringing her transformative methodology to the world. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
11/25/20239 minutes, 51 seconds
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EP 647: Naked Life Story - Charlotte Dukes

In this week's This Naked Mind podcast episode, host Annie Grace shares a powerful conversation with Charlotte, who has navigated the challenging terrain of feeling helpless in her relationship with alcohol and emerged triumphant on her one-year alcohol-free journey. Annie explores key points with Charlotte, discussing her early experiences with alcohol, the impact of limiting beliefs, the turning point with Fireball, and the profound power of emotion-based goals. Join Annie and Charlotte as they unravel the transformative power of The PATH and its impact on breaking free from the shackles of alcohol. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
11/24/202342 minutes, 25 seconds
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EP 646: Reader’s Question - Why is it so hard to become alcohol free?

Annie Grace joins Path 365 members each month for a chance to voice their questions and concerns and get some straight answers.  She tackles all the topics that come up during our journey to live alcohol free sharing personal experiences, scientific research, and tips and tricks for navigating this new way of life. Listen in today as a member asks -  "Why is it so hard to become alcohol-free?" Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.
11/18/202310 minutes, 25 seconds
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EP 645: Naked Life Story - Casey Wood

In this week's This Naked Mind podcast episode, host Annie Grace sits down with Casey, who shares his profound journey in breaking down drinking culture. Annie and Casey explore his early experiences with alcohol, the impact of the pandemic on his drinking habits, various attempts at breaks from alcohol, and the pivotal role The Alcohol ExperimentⓇ played in reshaping his relationship with alcohol. Join Annie and Casey in a candid conversation that sheds light on the revolutionary power of breaking down drinking culture. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.
11/17/202336 minutes, 20 seconds
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EP 644: Reader's Question - Why does quitting alcohol make you thirstier?

Welcome to the This Naked Mind podcast, where we take you inside our PATH 365 program, where Annie Grace engages with our members, answering their questions and addressing the journey, struggles, and triumphs of an alcohol-free life. Listen to real-life coaching as one member asks, "Annie, why does quitting alcohol make you thirstier?"   Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
11/11/20235 minutes, 50 seconds
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EP 643: Naked Life Story - Lee Milburn

Welcome to this week's episode of "This Naked Mind" with your host, Annie Grace. I'm excited to have Lee as our guest today, who will share his profound journey of finding freedom from self-medicating mental health conditions with alcohol. Lee's story sheds light on the hidden struggles in the North of England's drinking culture. We'll delve into how he started self-medicating with alcohol at a young age, the tumultuous path it led him on, and how long it took him to realize what he was truly doing to himself. And, of course, we also discuss the transformative impact of "This Naked Mind" in bringing clarity to Lee's life. Please be advised that this episode contains discussions about suicide, which may be distressing for some listeners. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, we strongly recommend seeking immediate support from a mental health professional or a helpline. Listener discretion is advised. Video discussed on the show: https://youtu.be/s_nc1IVoMxc    Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
11/10/202338 minutes, 16 seconds
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EP 642: Annie's Vision Update

Welcome to this week's special episode of the This Naked Mind podcast. This time, we're doing something a little different. Instead of our usual guest or answering your questions, we have a unique opportunity for you to hear a This Naked Mind update right from the source, Annie Grace herself. You might already be familiar with the origin story of how This Naked Mind began, but in this episode, we're not only going to take you back in time to give you a brief overview of its inception, but we'll also unveil where we are today, and what lies ahead for This Naked Mind. Discover how our work has evolved and what it means for you personally. Learn more here: https://tnmind.co/TNMIApply   Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
11/4/202328 minutes, 33 seconds
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EP 641: Reader's Question - Why don't you call yourself an alcoholic?

Annie Grace is once again offering you a look at how she connects with Path 365 members every month to offer guidance on various aspects of the alcohol-free journey. In today's episode, a Path member poses a fascinating question to Annie: 'What do you have against calling yourself an alcoholic?' Tune in as Annie sheds light on the complexities and consequences of labeling oneself as an alcoholic.   Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
11/3/202313 minutes, 8 seconds
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EP 640: Reader's Question - What’s the Secret To Finding Purpose After Stopping Drinking?

Welcome back to the This Naked Mind podcast, your source of inspiration and guidance on the path to living alcohol-free. Annie Grace's monthly calls with Path 365 members are always a highlight, as she fearlessly tackles their burning questions. In today's episode, our featured query is one that resonates deeply with many on their own journey: 'What's the secret to finding purpose after stopping drinking?' Tune in as Annie provides invaluable wisdom and her personal experiences for all those seeking meaning on this path to freedom. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
10/28/20234 minutes, 47 seconds
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EP 639: Naked Life Story - Annie's Husband Part 2

Welcome to part two of this special series from This Naked Mind, hosted by Annie Grace. In this week's special 2-part episode, we're thrilled to again feature how Annie Grace’s husband stopped drinking with This Naked Mind. Join as we delve into Annie and Brian’s unique journey,discussing what it was like for Brian when Annie decided to stop drinking, why he continued drinking during her journey, and how he accidentally stopped drinking with This Naked Mind. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
10/27/202331 minutes, 56 seconds
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EP 638: Reader's Question - Why is it difficult to put myself first when it comes to alcohol?

Welcome again to the This Naked Mind podcast! One of the most unique and rewarding aspects of being part of The PATH: 365 is the opportunity to engage in a monthly coaching call with Annie Grace. It's here that you gain access to her guidance, expert science, insight, advice, and real-world experience related to living an alcohol-free life. Today, a member asks a crucial question: "Why is it difficult to put myself first when it comes to alcohol?" In this episode, we'll delve into this question and explore three key insights. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
10/21/20233 minutes, 28 seconds
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EP 637: Naked Life Story - Annie Grace’s Husband (Part 1)

Welcome to a special two-part episode of the This Naked Mind podcast. Today we hear how Brian, Annie Grace's husband, accidentally stopped drinking with This Naked Mind. In part one, we delve into his unique journey with alcohol, discussing how he wasn't much of a drinker until a move to New York City changed everything, how alcohol became a significant part of Annie and Brian’s marriage, and the role a demanding career and parenting played in his relationship with alcohol. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
10/20/202325 minutes, 8 seconds
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EP 636: Reader's Question - The Art of Balancing Your Needs in a Relationship

Welcome to another episode of This Naked Mind podcast. In today's episode, we dive into a real-life coaching call from inside The PATH:365, a space where Annie Grace joins members for exclusive group coaching sessions. We all know that life doesn’t get paused while we figure out our relationships with alcohol. Learning how to cope with life while we work on ourselves can be challenging. This month, a member asks a crucial question: "What is the secret to balancing your needs in a relationship?" Annie Grace shares her wisdom on this vital topic, providing guidance, expert science, and real-world experience for those on the journey to living alcohol-free. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
10/14/20235 minutes, 40 seconds
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EP 635: Naked Life Story - Dr. Ginny

In this week's episode of "This Naked Mind," hosted by Annie Grace, Dr. Ginny joins us to share her remarkable journey along with some profound insights on sustainable weight loss. Dr. Ginny, a licensed psychologist, dives deep into her complicated relationship with alcohol and how working in a nursing home made her realize the need for a transformation in her relationship with both alcohol and food. Tune in to explore the role This Naked Mind played in reshaping her perspective on special food and drinks, and how she's now dedicated to educating and empowering women in their quest for sustainable weight loss. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
10/13/202326 minutes, 37 seconds
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EP 634: Reader's Question - How do you get rid of the punishing voice inside your head?

Welcome to a vitally important episode of the This Naked Mind podcast. You're getting an exclusive front row seat inside The PATH:365 today. Only members of The PATH:365, gain access to monthly group coaching calls led by Annie Grace herself. These calls are an opportunity to delve deep into the science behind our drinking, gain valuable insights, receive expert advice, and tap into real-world experiences, all centered around the pursuit of an alcohol-free life. In today's session, one member poses a crucial question: "How can I start controlling my critical inner voice?" Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
10/7/20232 minutes, 31 seconds
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EP 633: Naked Life Story - Kelly Johnson

Annie Grace welcomes Kelly this week to share her Naked Life story. Kelly shares her powerful journey of retreating from alcohol, shedding light on the intricate relationship between her drinking and her career as a flight attendant. She opens up to Annie Grace about how the pandemic unexpectedly intensified her drinking habits and reveals a pivotal moment when an episode of Red Table Talk served as the catalyst for her transformative journey away from alcohol. Annie and Kelly discuss how retreating from alcohol ultimately leads us to discover the truest form of ourselves.  Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
10/6/202336 minutes, 27 seconds
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EP 632: Reader's Question - How To Stop Running Away from Life and Emotions

Welcome to another insightful episode of This Naked Mind podcast. In today's exclusive peek into The PATH: 365 monthly group coaching calls led by Annie Grace, we delve into a critical question posed by one of our members – "How do I stop running away from life and emotions and turn towards action and curiosity instead?" The journey to living alcohol-free presents its share of challenges and obstacles, and Annie Grace is here to provide expert science, insight, and advice, drawing from her real-world experiences. This episode is your opportunity to explore the profound insights she offers to help you build a life you don't want to escape from. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
9/30/20233 minutes, 52 seconds
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EP 631: Naked Life Story - Lucy M.

Welcome to another captivating episode of the This Naked Mind podcast with your host, Annie Grace. In today's episode, Lucy joins us to share her journey. Lucy is not only a dedicated nurse but also a loving mother of three. Lucy's journey from overdoing drinking to embracing an alcohol-free life is truly inspiring. In this conversation, Annie and Lucy delve into the challenges Lucy faced as she juggled her roles as a nurse and a mother, all while dealing with the escalating issue of overdrinking. Lucy shares how her decision to stop overdoing drinking not only transformed her life but also led to a profound change in her relationship with her husband, who eventually joined her on the path to an alcohol-free life. Join us as we explore the incredible power of self-awareness and the remarkable transformations that can result from it. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
9/29/202330 minutes, 36 seconds
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EP 630: Reader's Question - Tips for Creating New Alcohol-Free Relationships

In the latest episode of the This Naked Mind podcast, we’re offering an inside look at The PATH: 365’s monthly group coaching calls, led by Annie Grace. This week we're exploring the complexities of creating new alcohol-free relationships. Claiming our freedom from alcohol doesn't come without its own unique challenges and obstacles. We have to live the journey to uncover what we'll face on The PATH ahead of us.  These monthly calls allow members to get expert science, insight, advice, and real-world experience right from Annie Grace. Today, a member asks a crucial question: "My extended family and friends do nothing else but drink. I would love coaching on having to create new relationships, explaining what I've learned, mourning the old me, and not having to explain myself over and over and over again. Now, they don't even want to come over because what will we do?" This episode is an in-depth exploration of this dilemma and a guide to navigating the challenges of creating new alcohol-free relationships. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
9/23/20239 minutes, 32 seconds
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EP 629: Naked Life Story - Tom Keppeler

This week on the This Naked Mind podcast Tom joins Annie Grace to discuss the events that led him to seek out alternatives to AA for quitting drinking. Tom's story is a testament to how we can find hidden blessings anywhere - even in the midst of a pandemic. Annie and Tom discuss key points in Tom's journey, including his wake-up call in the most unlikely of places, the art of socializing without alcohol, and the profound clarity that came with his alcohol-free life. Join us for an inspiring conversation that explores the possibilities beyond traditional approaches to controlling alcohol use. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
9/22/202326 minutes, 54 seconds
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EP 628: Reader's Question - The Key To Regaining Control From Alcohol

Welcome to another insightful episode of This Naked Mind podcast! This episode offers an exclusive peek inside The PATH: 365, where members seek guidance on their journey of regaining control from alcohol. Led by Annie Grace herself, these group coaching sessions provide expert science, insights, and real-world experiences to tackle the obstacles that come with this journey. Today, a member asks a pressing question: "How can I reach the point where I have control back and stop drinking?" Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
9/16/20235 minutes, 1 second
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EP 627: Guest Expert - Zero Limits with Dr. Joe Vitale

Welcome to this week's episode of the This Naked Mind podcast! In today's episode, we're excited to share a special edition featuring the Zero Limits Living Podcast hosted by Dr. Joe Vitale, where Annie Grace joins him as a guest. Together, they delve into the profound journey of controlling alcohol and embracing a life without limits. Throughout the discussion, Annie and Dr. Joe touch on key points that include redefining one's relationship with alcohol and discovering the true essence of zero limits living. Let's dive into the highlights and insights they share in this transformative conversation. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
9/15/202350 minutes, 46 seconds
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EP 626: Reader's Question - Unlocking Inner Peace: Practical Tools for Self-Forgiveness

Big emotions, challenging situations, unexpected cravings - Annie Grace covers all that and so much more during her monthly coaching call inside the PATH: 365. In this episode, Annie dives into the topic of self-forgiveness, offering practical tools and insights to help PATH members process and forgive themselves for past regrets and cringe-worthy moments. Join us as we explore the transformative journey of self-forgiveness. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
9/9/20236 minutes, 2 seconds
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EP 625: Naked Life Story - Linda Pevac

Annie Grace shares a deeply personal and transformative conversation on this week’s episode with our inspiring guest Linda. Linda shares her remarkable journey of how she overcame alcohol problems and adoptee challenges. Together, Annie and Linda explore the intersections of alcohol issues and adoptee identity, family factors that can influence our drinking, moving beyond the 12-steps and more. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
9/8/202330 minutes, 37 seconds
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EP 624: Reader's Question - Balancing Mental Health Medication and Stopping Drinking

In this exclusive episode, Annie Grace joins The PATH:365 members to offer coaching, research insights, and her personal experiences. We delve into mental health medication and stopping drinking, gaining valuable insights into this critical aspect of the journey. Annie Grace's expertise and compassion shine as she guides us through the concept of 'the pause' and its role along The PATH. Uncover the wisdom she shares about maintaining your mental well-being while working towards living and thriving alcohol-free. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
9/2/20235 minutes, 5 seconds
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EP 623: Naked Life Story - Jessica D.

In this week's episode of the This Naked Mind podcast, Annie Grace is joined by  Jessica. Together, Jessica and Annie Grace discuss the stops and starts on the alcohol-free journey, the unexpected life transformations that take place due to weight loss after quitting alcohol, and Jessica introduces the intriguing idea of mental weight loss as well. Jessica's story is a testament to the power of emotion-based change and the miraculous transformations that can occur when we choose to break free from the grip of alcohol. Let's dive into this inspiring conversation. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
9/1/202339 minutes, 58 seconds
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EP 622: Reader's Question - Effective Strategies for Setting Boundaries with Family

Welcome to a sneak peek of Annie Grace's monthly coaching sessions, exclusively available to members of The PATH: 365. In these sessions, Annie dives deep into a myriad of topics, offering guidance on managing emotions, addressing challenging situations, conquering cravings, and much more. Today, we're delving into the art of "Setting Boundaries with Family." Annie Grace sheds light on a sensitive question about handling guilt when setting boundaries with family. Stay tuned as we unravel Annie's wisdom on creating healthier, more balanced relationships within your family circle. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.    
8/26/20234 minutes, 32 seconds
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EP 621: Naked Life Story - Buck R.

This week on the This Naked Mind podcast, host Annie Grace is joined by a truly inspiring guest, Buck. Buck candidly shares about his dysfunctional relationship with alcohol and his transformation. Tune in as Annie Grace and Buck discuss his journey from broken man to Ironman, the impact of alcohol on his relationships, the uphill battle of breaking free from a vicious cycle, and the pivotal role that This Naked Mind and The Alcohol Experiment played in reshaping his life. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
8/25/202332 minutes, 42 seconds
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EP 620: Reader's Question - Sharing Your Personal Journey with Alcohol: A Guide to Honest Conversations and Healing Connections

Welcome to a sneak peek into the transformative coaching Annie Grace offers through The PATH: 365. In this episode, Annie delves into the art of sharing your personal journey with alcohol. Gain insights into honest conversations, healing connections, and the power of differentiation. Annie's expertise paves the way for authentic discussions, allowing you to navigate delicate conversations with loved ones. Join us as we explore the strategies that can lead to deeper connections and emotional growth. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
8/19/20236 minutes, 17 seconds
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EP 619: Guest Expert - Willpower Doesn't Work with Dr. Ben Hardy

Welcome to another transformative episode of the This Naked Mind podcast. I'm Annie Grace, and today, we have the privilege of delving deep into the profound insights of Dr. Ben Hardy. Together, we challenge the notion that willpower alone is the answer to overcoming challenges like addiction. As the author of "10x Is Easier Than 2x," Ben Hardy offers a refreshing perspective on how embracing your future self and redefining your past can lead to powerful and lasting change. This conversation promises to shift your perspective and empower your journey towards a better, more authentic self. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
8/18/202350 minutes, 55 seconds
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EP 618: Reader's Question - Annie Grace’s Tips for Dealing with Family Members Who Continue to Drink

Embarking on the path to living alcohol-free opens up a world of challenges, and one of those challenges involves dealing with family members who continue to drink. In this podcast episode Annie Grace shares a look inside the coaching she provides to members of the PATH community. Annie's insights offer a fresh perspective on handling these delicate situations, from understanding why family members might judge or feel fearful to nurturing authentic connections while staying true to your commitment. Her unique strategies empower you to gracefully navigate social gatherings, ensuring you can sidestep resentment and feelings of isolation.  Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
8/12/20238 minutes, 6 seconds
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EP 617: Naked Life Story - Kathryn R.

Joining Annie Grace on this enlightening podcast episode is Kathryn, who shares her transformative journey from a life influenced by the normalization of drinking to a path of freedom and revolutionary self-discoveries. Kathryn's story highlights the pivotal role that This Naked Mind played in her remarkable metamorphosis. From her early fascination with alcohol to navigating the challenges of mental health and unhealthy drinking habits, Kathryn's experiences shed light on the power of introspection and the quest for a life that transcends the confines of societal norms. Trigger Warning: This episode does mention instances of sexual assault. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
8/11/202322 minutes, 43 seconds
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EP 616: Reader's Question - Getting Past Emotional Drinking Triggers

One of the things that members love most about The PATH: 365 is their monthly coaching call with Annie Grace. Each month Annie takes the time to coach PATH members through the questions and obstacles that come up on their alcohol-free journey. This week’s podcast episode gives you an inside look at a coaching call. Annie helps a member with their struggle getting past emotional drinking triggers. She shares knowledge from her own journey with alcohol, scientific research, and valuable tools to empower anyone dealing with emotional drinking triggers. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
8/5/20234 minutes, 12 seconds
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EP 615: Naked Life Story - Amy Edwards

In today's episode, Amy shares her incredible journey to an alcohol-free marriage. Amy's story takes us on a roller coaster ride of anxiety, fear, and self-doubt, but also courage, determination, and transformation. Amy and Annie Grace discuss her upbringing, the impact of her family dynamics on her anxiety, and her eventual struggle with alcohol. We'll also hear how she discovered This Naked Mind, which played a pivotal role in reshaping her relationship with alcohol and led to a beautiful journey towards an alcohol-free marriage. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
8/4/202338 minutes, 46 seconds
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EP 614: Reader's Question - How to Overcome the 'Excuse to Drink' Mentality

Welcome to an exclusive inside look at the monthly coaching call with Annie Grace for members of The PATH: 365. In this episode of the This Naked Mind podcast, Annie delves deep into the concept of the 'excuse to drink' and encourages radical curiosity and self-discovery. Join us as we uncover the fascinating psychology behind our behaviors and gain freedom from judgment. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
7/29/20239 minutes, 54 seconds
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EP 613: Hope is The First Dose with Dr. Lee Warren, MD

Today on the This Naked Mind podcast, we have a special guest joining us – Dr. W. Lee Warren, the brilliant author of the transformative book "Hope Is the First Dose." In this episode, we delve into the fascinating world of self-brain surgery and neuroplasticity. Dr. Warren sheds light on how these revolutionary concepts can be applied to our trauma responses and even our relationship with alcohol. Get ready to expand your mind and discover the incredible capacity for healing and change that resides within each of us. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.    
7/28/202352 minutes, 19 seconds
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EP 612: Reader's Question - How To Avoid Drinking Alcohol in Social Situations

In this insightful episode of the This Naked Mind podcast, Annie Grace addresses a crucial question from a PATH: 365 member about how to avoid drinking alcohol in social situations. Annie provides invaluable real-life coaching to help individuals embrace curiosity, transform beliefs, and find freedom from alcohol. Whether it's an event, a celebration, or a social gathering, Annie empowers listeners to break free from the traditional approach of behavior change and explores the deeper emotional and belief-driven factors behind their drinking triggers. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.    
7/22/20238 minutes, 32 seconds
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EP 611: Naked Life Story - Kristy H.

In this powerful episode, Kristy delves into her extraordinary journey and what it's like to have an abusive relationship with yourself. Growing up in a single-parent home, Kristy faced challenges that left her feeling unaccepted and anxious. Seeking solace in alcohol, she spiraled into a self-destructive pattern that continued well into adulthood. It wasn't until she stumbled upon Annie Grace's "This Naked Mind" and embraced the power of self-belief that Kristy's life took a remarkable turn. Annie and Kristy share their profound insights and highlight the transformative process that leads to self-love and healing. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
7/21/202340 minutes, 29 seconds
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EP 610: Reader's Question - Why do I struggle to show compassion?

This week on your look inside The PATH: 365 coaching calls Annie Grace delves into the topic of struggling to show compassion. In this insightful discussion, she addresses a question from a Path 365 member who finds it challenging to extend compassion towards a loved one grappling with alcohol issues. Annie shares three thought shortcuts to help reframe this struggle and provides valuable principles and teachings to foster growth and understanding. We explore Byron Katie's framework, the dynamics of change, and the significance of activation energy in overcoming the struggle to show compassion. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
7/15/20237 minutes, 44 seconds
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EP 609: Naked Life Story - Brian C.

Each week Annie Grace brings you Naked Life Stories where we delve into real-life stories of individuals who have faced challenges in their relationship with alcohol and found strength through This Naked Mind to overcome them. In today's episode, Brian joins us to explore the topic of drinking after divorce and the transformative journey he embarked on. Brian shares how he navigated through emotional pain following divorce, battled with the role alcohol played in his life, and ultimately found healing. Learn the pivotal role played by Annie and The Alcohol Experiment. If you're looking for inspiration and practical strategies to implement in your own relationship with alcohol especially if you’re drinking after divorce, this episode is for you. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
7/14/202336 minutes, 56 seconds
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EP 608: Reader's Question - Navigating Drinking Setbacks

One of the most powerful resources in The PATH: 365 is the monthly coaching call with Annie Grace. This is especially true when our journey doesn’t seem to go according to plan. Listen in on this real-life coaching call where Annie Grace offers advice to a member who is navigating drinking setbacks after a period of time alcohol-free. Annie shares the science behind lasting change, what a setback really means, why we should never fear bringing up these setbacks with our support system, and more! Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
7/8/20236 minutes, 30 seconds
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EP 607: Naked Life Story - Marcus Widblom

Growing up in Sweden, Marcus found alcohol to be ever-present. From his first sip of wine at 11 to partying at 13, it seemed as if alcohol was the answer. And Marcus kept turning to it for fun, relaxation, comfort, and pain relief. However, his relationship with alcohol and with himself didn’t bring him peace. He joins Annie Grace to discuss his long journey to finding freedom from alcohol, his experience in overcoming alcohol-induced anxiety, and how curiosity can be the key to finding solace. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.      
7/7/202337 minutes, 15 seconds
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EP 606: Reader's Question - Dealing with Discomfort in the Alcohol-free Journey

In this insightful episode, join Annie Grace as she provides real-life coaching to a PATH member 90 days into their alcohol-free journey. Annie explains the unraveling process, the discomfort that arises, and the importance of finding peace and self-discovery in sobriety. Gain wisdom, empathy, and inspiration as Annie shares her expertise, research, and guidance on addressing challenges and embracing personal growth while dealing with discomfort in the alcohol-free journey.  Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
7/1/20234 minutes, 29 seconds
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EP 605: Naked Life Story - John Lewis

From a young age, John was exposed to alcohol and its impact on family dynamics. As he navigated the challenges of his upbringing, John also had to confront the additional burden of coming to terms with his own sexuality. Living in a society filled with misconceptions about homosexuality and surrounded by the fear surrounding HIV, John grappled with his own identity and struggled with the notion of coming out. Feeling isolated and uncertain, he sought solace in alcohol, finding temporary relief from the internal turmoil he experienced. Over time, however, John's relationship with alcohol escalated. Through a series of transformative experiences and personal growth, he committed himself to overcoming fear and stigma, rebuilding relationships, and finding a path toward acceptance and happiness. In this heartfelt episode, John shares his story, highlighting the importance of understanding, open communication, and embracing one's true self. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
6/30/202339 minutes, 54 seconds
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EP 604: Reader's Question - Embracing Your Authentic Self: Overcoming Self-Judgment and Insecurities

In this episode, Annie Grace engages in a heartfelt coaching session with a member of The Path:365. Through empathy and insight, she explores the journey of self-discovery, healing, and overcoming self-judgment and insecurities that we all face when navigating how to live alcohol-free. Listen and learn as Annie delves into the process of embracing change and finding authentic self-love. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
6/24/20239 minutes, 14 seconds
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EP 603: Naked Life Story - Kathleen Donnelly

Kathleen joins Annie Grace to share her personal journey and experiences with alcohol, ultimately leading her to embrace a stoked and sober lifestyle. Growing up in a family with generational alcohol use disorder, Kathleen was exposed to alcohol from a young age. She also faced various challenges, including trauma and feeling unsafe in the world. Discover how Kathleen found solace in substances and the pivotal moment that made her realize the need for change. Join us as we dive into Kathleen's story and explore the transformative power of embracing a stoked and sober mindset. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.
6/23/202330 minutes, 23 seconds
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EP 600: Reader's Question - Finding Hope for Long-time Drinkers

One of the most impactful parts of Annie Grace’s monthly coaching call with members of The PATH: 365 is the hope that she offers for those who feel as if their journey is doomed to failure. This can be an especially difficult struggle for long-time drinkers. Today Annie offers hope for long-time drinkers. She shares on how we often fail to see the progress we’ve made on our journey, what matters more than your behavior changes, what our primary concerns should be, and she shares a powerful exercise that can provide incredible hope for long-time drinkers. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
6/10/20235 minutes, 49 seconds
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EP 599: Naked Life Story - Soraya Odishoo

Soraya struggled to feel accepted and authentic her entire life. Early on she realized just how judgmental the world could be and how difficult it was to fit the mold created by others. And there were so many things that made her stand out - her mixed race, her artistry, and her sexual orientation. When her parents moved across the country leaving her feeling alone and left behind in New York City, she found solace and escape in alcohol and drugs. Rehab and AA brought her peace and comfort for a time but she eventually found herself outgrowing AA and the beliefs around it. She joins Annie Grace to discuss her journey including the struggle to feel authentic, heard, and valued as a member of the LGTBQIA++ community, what it was like getting sober in AA and why she doesn’t have negative feelings around it, what happens when you outgrow AA, and how learning to trust has been the greatest gift. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
6/9/202347 minutes, 42 seconds
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EP 598: Reader's Question - How to deal with rejection by family?

Annie Grace joins members of The PATH each month for an incredible coaching call where she answers their questions related to finding freedom from alcohol. Take a sneak peek and listen while Annie broaches the subject of how to deal with rejection by family. Annie begins by tackling where that rejection and need for forgiveness often originates, explains how to use the incredible gift of communication to create healing in the relationship, and how the ability to have those conversations changes based upon your level of healing.   Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.       
6/3/20236 minutes, 15 seconds
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EP 597: Naked Life Story - Darcy Nolan

Darcy realized early on in life that the best way to get what she wanted and keep everyone happy was being secretive. This set a pattern that continued throughout her adult life that led her to not only do things secretly but also manipulatively. The cycle continued for years and tore down her relationships, her self-worth, and her joy for life. Darcy joins Annie Grace and shares how and why she started and kept drinking in secret, the drinking and drugs lifestyle she longed to escape from, how The PATH helped her when rehab couldn’t, and how she’s restored the peace within herself. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
6/2/202331 minutes, 24 seconds
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EP 596: Reader's Question - Why do I self-sabotage?

Annie Grace is back again giving you an inside look at what it’s like to be inside The PATH:365 and experience the coaching and transformation that takes place there! Today Annie is tackling a subject that is a common struggle that so many of us experience shame and guilt around. Listen and learn as Annie shares why it is we self-sabotage with alcohol while on the journey of finding freedom from it! Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
5/27/20238 minutes, 27 seconds
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EP 595: Naked Life Story - Lance Scott

Even in his early childhood Lance felt as if something was wrong with him. That feeling caused anxiety, depression and unease to accompany him. His first drink brought euphoria and disappointment when he couldn’t find a way to regain that feeling. In high school he came to the realization that he was gay and once again alcohol helped him cope with the emotions and struggles that accompanied that realization. Lance joins Annie Grace to discuss the ups and downs of a 20-year drinking career, what it’s like to quit drinking in the gay community, using alcohol and weed to self-medicate, and so many other topics that often come up for those in the LGBTQIA+ community. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
5/26/202356 minutes, 14 seconds
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EP 594: Reader Question - Why do I end up drinking by myself whenever I am bored or stressed?

Listeners are loving hearing Annie Grace answer coaching calls inside The PATH: 365. She’s back again this week addressing a subject that can be a trigger for so many. A PATH member wants to know “Why do I end up drinking by myself whenever I am bored or stressed?” Annie shares not just the science that influences why we drink alone as a response to boredom and stress, but also her personal experiences with it, techniques that can help you navigate this trigger, and how to avoid letting it derail your alcohol-free journey.   Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.    
5/20/20238 minutes, 11 seconds
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EP 593: Naked Life Story - Sally W.

Sally’s drinking story is one that is familiar to so many of us. She believed in drinking together. Drinking was what held her together. It was the foundation of her relationships and it was what ultimately tore her apart. Listen as Sally shares how an abusive marriage led her to self-medicate with alcohol, why things didn’t improve as she left that relationship and entered into another one, how traumas made her continue to seek alcohol, and how she found herself stopping drinking together with not only her husband but also with her best friend using The PATH by This Naked Mind.  Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
5/19/202334 minutes, 18 seconds
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EP 592: Reader Question - Why am I so hopeful some days and others so sad and angry?

The PATH: 365 is This Naked Mind’s revolutionary membership program designed to make alcohol small and insignificant in our members' lives. One of the most valuable resources within the program is a monthly group coaching call with This Naked Mind founder Annie Grace. This podcast offers a sneak peek inside this call while tackling a question about the wide range of emotions accompanying this journey. You might be able to relate to feeling hopeful and motivated one day as a non-drinker, only to wake the next day wondering why do I feel sad when I don't drink alcohol? Annie Grace shares the insight on the beliefs that cause these feelings, the science behind these thoughts and emotions, and actionable steps you can take to continue your journey as a non-drinker.   Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
5/13/202311 minutes, 26 seconds
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EP 591: Naked Life Story - Thomas M.

Thomas grew up in the Midwest where he found alcohol to be ever present in his life. It was always around and it was just what people did to relax, let loose, socialize, and have fun. So naturally it also became what he did. This led to a life that revolved around drinking and eventually drugs as well. It wasn’t until everything in his life began to fall apart that he realized something needed to change. Thomas and Annie Grace share a deep and inspirational conversation around embracing vulnerability as strength, finding freedom from alcohol using a combination of methodologies, how positivity becomes a default emotion when we stop drinking, along with discovering how much richer life is when we’re finally free!   Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
5/12/202323 minutes, 47 seconds
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EP 590: Reader Question - What do I do when the desire to drink gets overwhelming?

Would you love to get a sneak peek of what it’s like to get coached by Annie Grace inside The PATH:365? Here’s your chance to do just that and witness Annie offering her insight, experience, compassion, and research to guide a member through their journey to be alcohol-free. The question today is - “What do you do when the desire to drink is overwhelming?”. Listen and learn as Annie shares how to stop feeling overwhelmed by alcohol. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
5/6/202315 minutes, 47 seconds
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EP 589: Naked Life Story - Meredith

Meredith never thought she’d be the person fighting with alcohol and the need to drink. Not a single drink passed through her lips in high school but the wheels came off in college. Once she started drinking nothing could make her stop - not a career, cancer, children, or a global pandemic. Drinking became second nature. Amazingly it was a small and somewhat insignificant fight with her husband that made her realize she wanted to stop fighting with alcohol. Annie Grace and Meredith get into conversations around the lie of drinking in order to feel free, how rock bottom can be something others would consider small, how alcohol can manipulate even the shrewdest and most independent people, how to start small with taking control and so much more. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links, and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
5/5/202344 minutes, 31 seconds
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EP 588: Reader Question - How do I break the cycle of recurring data points?

Annie Grace is back again answering questions. This week’s episode is a real treat as you get to listen in on an actual real-life coaching call with Annie. Tune in as Annie helps tackle the issue of going back to drinking over and over again with science, experience, and compassion. Learn about why we get stuck in the cycle, how doing just one thing can break the cycle of going back to drinking, and how to reprogram our brain to keep from allowing the cycle to repeat. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
4/29/202315 minutes, 18 seconds
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EP 587: Naked Life Story - Rachael L.

For Rachael, just like for many of us, alcohol was always there. Australian culture had her drinking in her teens and the amount she drank increased over the years as life and the circumstances around it changed. It took the realization that a six-month break from alcohol did nothing to change her desire for it for Rachael to realize that she needed a dynamic and drastic shift in her drinking. Rachael and Annie discuss how to get away from alcohol once and for all, how insidiously alcohol takes over your life, why she enjoys things more now and creates more meaningful connections, and why she was driven to give back and help others. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.  
4/28/202334 minutes, 56 seconds
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EP 586: Reader Question - How do I avoid cravings when not drinking?

Are you ready for another riveting episode of Ask Annie Grace Anything? All of your questions about anything and everything related to you and your relationship with alcohol gets answered each and every week. This week Annie Grace dives in and answers a question on how to avoid cravings when not drinking. She explores how the brain reacts when we look to make a change, what science says is the best approach to making changes and avoiding cravings, and how to approach the entire process in a way that leaves you feeling empowered and in control. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.
4/22/202310 minutes, 24 seconds
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EP 585: Naked Life Story - Steve

Steve was surrounded by alcohol his entire life. From his childhood through to adulthood, drinking was just a natural part of life. Even after his father went through rehab and joined AA, Steve held onto the belief that only certain people have an issue with alcohol. Steve continued drinking with the frequency ever increasing over the next 20 years until one article sparked a curiosity in him that completely changed his drinking and his belief system. Steve and Annie Grace discuss coming to the realization that alcohol is the problem, the one piece of knowledge that changed his drinking forever, dismantling the lies alcohol tells you, and so much more!   Thank you so much for listening to this episode. If you’re ready to see how This Naked Mind can help you on your personal health and wellness journey and wanna learn more. Go to ThisNakedMindpodcast.com to learn more. Again, that’s ThisNakedMindpodcast.com. We have all of our free resources, programs,  social links and more available for you there. Plus, if you have your own Naked Life Story, you can submit it there as well. Until next week, stay curious.
4/21/202338 minutes, 22 seconds
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EP 584: Reader Question - Is red wine good for your heart?

Annie Grace is back again debunking the alcohol myths we’ve all been brought up on. Today she tackles one of the most popular ones still being spouted today - the idea that drinking red wine is good for you. Annie Grace pulls back the curtain and sheds light on what science has to say about questions like - Is red wine heart-healthy? What does drinking do to the heart? And what are the current recommendations when it comes to alcohol and heart health? LIVE ALCOHOL EXPERIMENT 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.  
4/15/202317 minutes, 32 seconds
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EP 583: Naked Life Story - Rina

Annie Grace welcomes Rina Bowring to the podcast today. Rina grew up in South Africa and her experiences with alcohol started as a preteen using alcohol to overcome her social fears. After drinking regularly in her teens and early 20’s, a move to Australia led her to reduce her drinking. This lasted until the birth of her son, overwhelmed by motherhood she embraced the 5 o’clock happy hour with a glass of wine and the belief that it was helping her. This continued through after the birth of her daughter but the appeal of drinking had left her. She tried to find control over alcohol in many ways but it was ultimately The Alcohol Experiment that freed her. Annie and Rina discuss how finding freedom from alcohol unleashes gratitude, managing a social life alcohol-free, and how our connections become more valuable alcohol-free. LIVE ALCOHOL EXPERIMENT 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.  
4/14/202343 minutes, 51 seconds
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EP 582: Reader Question - How Do I Become Socially Confident Without Alcohol?

Annie Grace answers a reader's question again this week on the podcast. You’ll probably be able to relate to this one! How many times have you relied upon alcohol for liquid courage? Had a drink or taken a shot so you could be brave, be bold, and do the thing that scared you? Are you a wallflower at parties and social events until the liquor hits your veins? Annie Grace shares how you can be confident without alcohol and why drinking has actually been undermining your confidence all along. THE ALCOHOL EXPERIMENT Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to AlcoholExperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at AlcoholExperiment.com.  And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.  
4/8/202312 minutes, 43 seconds
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EP 581: Champagne Problems Podcast

This week the tables get turned on Annie! Instead of asking the questions, Annie is the one answering them. Tune into this special episode of the Champagne Problems podcast with Annie Grace as the featured guest. Annie joins Patrick and Robbie to discuss all the angles of gray area drinking. She shares the story of her personal Alcohol Experiment, what one of the most important things her parents taught her is, why being selfish is a good thing, and so much more. How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol Wouldn’t it be great if our children never had to go through the pain and challenges we faced in our own relationship with alcohol?  This is my greatest wish for my own kids and it’s why I created the most important course I have ever offered — “How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol.” If you’ve struggled with alcohol and you’re not sure what to tell your kids about it…If you want to create a relationship with your children that is based upon mutual respect, mutual trust, and open communication…If you know that this conversation is the most important talk you’ll have with your children and it can’t wait any longer…Then this course is for you. It includes lifetime access to six video modules, a bonus recorded Q&A session where I answer questions from parents just like you, an interactive workbook, and our private and exclusive How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol online community where you can connect with others who are also navigating this important conversation. Visit TalkToYourKidsAboutAlcohol.com to learn more and enroll today. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
4/7/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 17 seconds
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EP 580: Reader Question - How Do I Navigate Alcohol Free Dating?

One of the most challenging aspects of living alcohol-free tends to be the idea of hitting the dating scene without the crutch of alcohol. Many of us haven’t gone on a date without drinking since we were in high school! This is a brand-new world and it can be scary to traverse. Today Annie Grace is joined by Michael Kaye of OKCupid to talk about dating without alcohol. They explore why people are interested in dating without drinking, who is looking at dating without alcohol, and why alcohol-free dating creates the most authentic relationships. The Alcohol Experiment Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to AlcoholExperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at AlcoholExperiment.com.  And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.  
4/1/202315 minutes, 21 seconds
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EP 579: Naked Life Story - Erika

The journeys we take through life and with our relationships with alcohol connect us. Erika joins us today to discuss the path life and alcohol have taken her. Erika initially swore off alcohol due to her mother’s drinking but that changed as her life became more demanding and she needed something to help her switch off and relax. Annie Grace and Erika get into some deep conversations dealing with how easy it is to fall into the habit of daily drinking, the journey to slowly stop drinking, the regrets we have to deal with, and how we can use our past experiences to help others now. How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol Wouldn’t it be great if our children never had to go through the pain and challenges we faced in our own relationship with alcohol?  This is my greatest wish for my own kids and it’s why I created the most important course I have ever offered — “How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol.” If you’ve struggled with alcohol and you’re not sure what to tell your kids about it…If you want to create a relationship with your children that is based upon mutual respect, mutual trust, and open communication…If you know that this conversation is the most important talk you’ll have with your children and it can’t wait any longer…Then this course is for you. It includes lifetime access to six video modules, a bonus recorded Q&A session where I answer questions from parents just like you, an interactive workbook, and our private and exclusive How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol online community where you can connect with others who are also navigating this important conversation. Visit TalkToYourKidsAboutAlcohol.com to learn more and enroll today. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
3/31/202341 minutes, 47 seconds
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EP 578: Reader Question - Why is it hard to imagine being happy after going alcohol-free?

Annie Grace answers real questions from real readers and listeners like you every week. Listen each week not just for advice but for the science, research, and knowledge that empower you to change how you feel about alcohol and ultimately change your relationship with it. This week Annie Grace dives into a topic that keeps many from exploring life with less alcohol in it - the fear that we can’t be happy after going alcohol-free. Find out what science and personal experience have to say about that idea! THE ALCOHOL EXPERIMENT Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to AlcoholExperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at AlcoholExperiment.com.  And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.  
3/25/20236 minutes, 10 seconds
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EP 577: Naked Life Story - Leila

Leila experienced tragedy early in life and the way her family responded to it left her searching for connection and belonging. It seemed like she found what she was looking for when she started drinking in college. It was a way to feel accepted and a part of things. As she progressed through her own spiritual journey and as a parent she found that alcohol didn't line up with her beliefs and values so she joined AA and didn't drink socially again but it came with a feeling of disappointment in herself. Annie Grace and Leila discuss stopping social drinking, the empowerment we gain through science and knowledge, accepting that we all have a little something wrong with us, along with how the world would change if we all felt worthy and loved. THE ALCOHOL EXPERIMENT Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to AlcoholExperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at AlcoholExperiment.com.  And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.  
3/24/202347 minutes, 17 seconds
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EP 576: Reader Question - Does this mean I can never drink alcohol again?

Real answers to the real questions that keep you from creating a permanent change in your relationship with alcohol. Each week Annie Grace answers questions from readers and listeners all over the world and shares the science and real-life experiences that can empower and encourage you to shift your mindset and find your freedom from alcohol. This week Annie Grace sheds light, compassion, and science on if we need to commit to never drinking alcohol again, why our bodies and minds have such a  hard time with moderation, and if there is hope for lifelong drinkers that keep relapsing. THE ALCOHOL EXPERIMENT Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to AlcoholExperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at AlcoholExperiment.com.  And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.  
3/18/20237 minutes, 6 seconds
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EP 575: Naked Life Story - Shirley

Shirley’s first experience with blackout drinking came during her teen years. It began a cycle that saw her drinking increase and decrease over the years but she never felt in control. When she finally realized she didn’t even enjoy drinking anymore she decided she needed to change her relationship with alcohol. Annie Grace and Shirley dive into some deep conversations about blackout drinking and filling in the missing pieces, how knowledge creates the most amazing mindset shifts and you realize that you can do anything alcohol-free, and the impact of being alcohol-free on the relationships in our lives. THE ALCOHOL EXPERIMENT Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to AlcoholExperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at AlcoholExperiment.com.  And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.  
3/17/202321 minutes, 59 seconds
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EP 574: Reader Question - Is it better to drink in moderation or not at all?

There are so many questions that come up when you decide to change your relationship with alcohol. Finding answers that are well-researched, unbiased, and non-judgmental can be a struggle. Every week Annie Grace sets out to provide guidance for those on this journey with compassion and hope. This week join Annie to learn more about whether it is better to drink in moderation or not at all along with the keys to staying positive on your journey when others are trying to use shame, blame, and fear to force change on you. THE ALCOHOL EXPERIMENT Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to AlcoholExperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at AlcoholExperiment.com.  And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.  
3/11/20236 minutes, 7 seconds
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EP 573: Expert Edge Podcast - How to Overcome Destructive Behaviors With Colin Boyd

Annie Grace joins Colin Boyd on The Expert Edge podcast for a role reversal where Annie is the one being interviewed and sharing her Naked Life story. Colin and Annie share how Annie’s book influenced Colin (and the reaction others in his circle have had to him living alcohol-free), how to choose self-compassion over shame and blame, how to use the three layers of brief to shift destructive behaviors, and so much more! How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol Wouldn’t it be great if our children never had to go through the pain and challenges we faced in our own relationship with alcohol?  This is my greatest wish for my own kids and it’s why I created the most important course I have ever offered — “How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol.” If you’ve struggled with alcohol and you’re not sure what to tell your kids about it…If you want to create a relationship with your children that is based upon mutual respect, mutual trust, and open communication…If you know that this conversation is the most important talk you’ll have with your children and it can’t wait any longer…Then this course is for you. It includes lifetime access to six video modules, a bonus recorded Q&A session where I answer questions from parents just like you, an interactive workbook, and our private and exclusive How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol online community where you can connect with others who are also navigating this important conversation. Visit TalkToYourKidsAboutAlcohol.com to learn more and enroll today. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.   
3/10/202355 minutes, 53 seconds
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EP 572: Reader Question - How do you stop cravings for alcohol?

Sometimes it seems as if we’ve already answered every question possible when it comes to finding freedom from alcohol. But our readers are amazing and always manage to come back with new concerns from their own journeys. That’s why community and support are so important. It makes us realize that this journey might be individual and unique but it is easier when we share it with others! Today Annie Grace offers research and insight on how to stop cravings for alcohol, how to obtain the most accurate knowledge to find freedom from alcohol, and what to do to let go of shame and fear and choose self-compassion instead.  THE ALCOHOL EXPERIMENT Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to AlcoholExperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at AlcoholExperiment.com.  And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.  
3/4/20235 minutes, 25 seconds
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EP 571: Naked Life Story - Bill M.

Bill is joining us as a very special guest bravely sharing his painful and traumatic journey. Bill’s story begins in his infancy dealing with a mother who had postpartum depression. This evolved into a life of trauma that spanned every type of abuse possible, while also dealing with conflicting sexual identity, substance abuse, and more. Bill gets real and raw and does not hold back on why he was a traumatic drinker. He and Annie discuss the difference science and self-compassion can make on this journey of healing, the incredible power of the pause, and the impact The PATH had on Bill’s journey. This podcast does touch on many issues dealing with the emotional, physical, sexual, and mental abuse that can be triggering to some individuals. Please proceed with caution if these issues cause you pain or strife. How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol Wouldn’t it be great if our children never had to go through the pain and challenges we faced in our own relationship with alcohol?  This is my greatest wish for my own kids and it’s why I created the most important course I have ever offered — “How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol.” If you’ve struggled with alcohol and you’re not sure what to tell your kids about it…If you want to create a relationship with your children that is based upon mutual respect, mutual trust, and open communication…If you know that this conversation is the most important talk you’ll have with your children and it can’t wait any longer…Then this course is for you. It includes lifetime access to six video modules, a bonus recorded Q&A session where I answer questions from parents just like you, an interactive workbook, and our private and exclusive How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol online community where you can connect with others who are also navigating this important conversation. Visit TalkToYourKidsAboutAlcohol.com to learn more and enroll today. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.   
3/3/202355 minutes, 45 seconds
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EP 570: Reader Question - Why do I keep going back to drinking?

We see so many questions come in all of the time at This Naked Mind and they all have a common theme to them - why do I keep going back to drinking? Annie Grace dives into three questions that all relate to why we see ourselves drinking again. Annie offers answers on how and why we get stuck in a cycle of Day 1’s and multiple attempts to stop drinking, she explains the way our fears over physical withdrawal symptoms (or our experiences with them) can lead us to drink again, and also touches on the incredible impact our negative self-talk can have on going back to drinking again and again. THE ALCOHOL EXPERIMENT Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to AlcoholExperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at AlcoholExperiment.com.  And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.   
2/25/20236 minutes, 48 seconds
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EP 569: Naked Life Story - Rachel P.

Rachel’s early experiences with alcohol led to a lifelong feeling of shame and guilt around her drinking. Yet she kept drinking even though it always felt like she was just one step away from hitting rock bottom. It took the stress of navigating the pandemic and the worry over her ever-increasing blackouts for Rachel to decide she needed to change her drinking habits. Rachel and Annie Grace discuss why they would never have read a book about stopping drinking but learning how to control alcohol felt different, how shame and guilt can keep us stuck, and how getting through all the firsts alcohol-free completely changes you. How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol Wouldn’t it be great if our children never had to go through the pain and challenges we faced in our own relationship with alcohol?  This is my greatest wish for my own kids and it’s why I created the most important course I have ever offered — “How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol.” If you’ve struggled with alcohol and you’re not sure what to tell your kids about it…If you want to create a relationship with your children that is based upon mutual respect, mutual trust, and open communication…If you know that this conversation is the most important talk you’ll have with your children and it can’t wait any longer…Then this course is for you. It includes lifetime access to six video modules, a bonus recorded Q&A session where I answer questions from parents just like you, an interactive workbook, and our private and exclusive How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol online community where you can connect with others who are also navigating this important conversation. Visit TalkToYourKidsAboutAlcohol.com to learn more and enroll today. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.   
2/24/202342 minutes, 50 seconds
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EP 568: Reader's Question - How do I deal with a husband who wants me to drink with him all the time?

Often the hardest part of our journey, when we go alcohol-free, isn’t really our own path, it’s the journey others go on with us. Dealing with change is hard and that is also true for loved ones who we have always indulged before. And often that shows us pressure to drink from a loved one. Annie answers why we feel pressure to drink, and why it really isn’t about us and gives valuable advice on how to gracefully handle the situation while respecting your personal boundaries. THE ALCOHOL EXPERIMENT Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to AlcoholExperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at AlcoholExperiment.com.  And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.   
2/18/20236 minutes, 19 seconds
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EP 567: Naked Life Story - Jessica D.

Today, Jessica joins Annie Grace for a special Naked Life episode. Jessica didn’t initially find freedom from alcohol through This Naked Mind. When Jessica found herself battling alcoholic liver disease at 34 years old, she followed the only path she knew and sought out treatment facilities and 12 step programs to find control over alcohol. Fate stepped in when Jessica and Annie Grace crossed paths on Red Table Talk. For the first time Jessica realized there were 12 step alternatives and that she didn’t have to follow a program to stay free from alcohol. Annie and Jessica discuss how our outward success can contribute to and even hide our drinking issues, the serious health risks that are showing up in women from alcohol use, and they take a deep dive into the conflicting beliefs and messages we can get from 12 step programs and 12 step alternatives. How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol Wouldn’t it be great if our children never had to go through the pain and challenges we faced in our own relationship with alcohol?  This is my greatest wish for my own kids and it’s why I created the most important course I have ever offered — “How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol.” If you’ve struggled with alcohol and you’re not sure what to tell your kids about it…If you want to create a relationship with your children that is based upon mutual respect, mutual trust, and open communication…If you know that this conversation is the most important talk you’ll have with your children and it can’t wait any longer…Then this course is for you. It includes lifetime access to six video modules, a bonus recorded Q&A session where I answer questions from parents just like you, an interactive workbook, and our private and exclusive How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol online community where you can connect with others who are also navigating this important conversation. Visit TalkToYourKidsAboutAlcohol.com to learn more and enroll today. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.   
2/17/202332 minutes, 43 seconds
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EP 566: Reader’s Questions - Are there benefits to counting days?

When it comes to deciding to live alcohol-free, many of us are convinced there are certain rules we need to follow and things we need to do. We get caught up in the shoulds and they can hold us back from freedom. Annie Grace dives into some hot topics including whether we need to count days and why she never found any benefits to counting days herself. She also shares what she thinks about being labeled as an alcoholic. THE ALCOHOL EXPERIMENT Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to AlcoholExperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at AlcoholExperiment.com.  And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.     
2/11/20238 minutes, 47 seconds
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EP 565: Naked Life Story - Kyle L.

For Kyle, drinking was always something he did together. Together with friends, together with family, and finally together with his wife. Through the ups and downs of relationships, establishing and maintaining careers, and then adjusting to the demands of parenting alcohol seemed to be the glue that held him together. Until it stopped doing that, Kyle and Annie Grace discuss what led Kyle and his wife to stop drinking together, the tools they used to empower themselves on this journey, all the ways life improves once you’re in control of alcohol, and so much more! How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol Wouldn’t it be great if our children never had to go through the pain and challenges we faced in our own relationship with alcohol?  This is my greatest wish for my own kids and it’s why I created the most important course I have ever offered — “How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol.” If you’ve struggled with alcohol and you’re not sure what to tell your kids about it…If you want to create a relationship with your children that is based upon mutual respect, mutual trust, and open communication…If you know that this conversation is the most important talk you’ll have with your children and it can’t wait any longer…Then this course is for you. It includes lifetime access to six video modules, a bonus recorded Q&A session where I answer questions from parents just like you, an interactive workbook, and our private and exclusive How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol online community where you can connect with others who are also navigating this important conversation. Visit TalkToYourKidsAboutAlcohol.com to learn more and enroll today. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.   
2/10/202340 minutes, 31 seconds
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EP 564: Coaching Questions - How to start healing from numbing?

The vast majority of us find that we’ve been using alcohol to numb emotional pain. In this very special podcast episode, Annie Grace takes us through an actual live coaching session where she helps a PATH member to understand how to navigate the journey of beginning to heal from using alcohol to numb emotional pain. Annie shares why we should celebrate becoming aware of our feelings, the power behind realizing our problems were always there, and the importance of managing expectations. THE PATH: FREEDOM ACCELERATED I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90-days from now you discover a new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame.  The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
2/4/202312 minutes, 48 seconds
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EP 563: Naked Life Story - Suzanne

Alcohol was such a small part of Suzanne’s personal life for so long. Throughout her teens, 20’s and even her 30s Suzanne had so many other priorities and challenges in her life that alcohol just didn’t factor in. In her 40’s something shifted and she found herself trading bulimia for alcohol addiction. Listen in as Suzanne and Annie discuss how avoidance and hiding from emotions can lead us to an unhealthy relationship with alcohol, how alcohol can quickly go from being insignificant to an issue, moving past the shame that keeps us stuck, and how relationships can evolve and grow through this journey. THE ALCOHOL EXPERIMENT Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to AlcoholExperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at AlcoholExperiment.com.  And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
2/3/202327 minutes, 17 seconds
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EP 562: Coaching Questions - How do you deal with the anxiety of getting on stage?

Dealing with stage anxiety, or anxiety in general, can seem daunting when you go alcohol-free. So many of us relied on liquid courage to get us through any sort of anxiety that came up in our lives. Annie Grace shares insight on why we have trouble dealing with issues on our own, the power of coaching, and two tips that helped her in dealing with stage anxiety.  THE PATH: FREEDOM ACCELERATED I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90-days from now you discover a new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame.  The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
1/28/202310 minutes, 31 seconds
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EP 561: Naked Life Story - Ben

Ben’s relationship with alcohol was complicated from the beginning. He dropped out of college due to his drinking which led to a career with the United States Air Force. His military career meant he kept a handle on his drinking but after retiring and losing his dad due to alcohol and cancer, the rails came off. Listen as Ben tells Annie not once but numerous times why he says “I almost died from alcohol poisoning”, what his experience with delirium tremors was like, how This Naked Mind helped him following multiple times in rehab, and what allowed him to release the shame and guilt around his drinking.  THE PATH: FREEDOM ACCELERATED I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90-days from now you discover a new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame.  The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
1/27/202338 minutes, 25 seconds
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EP 560: Reader Question - Can someone in the service industry stay sober?

Staying sober in the service industry can be a challenge. We get questions about it from readers and listeners all of the time. It’s so hard to work every day in a field where you are not only exposed to your triggers but also handling them and often being offered them. In this podcast, Annie Grace offers hope and valuable tips for those committed to staying sober in the service industry. HOW TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT ALCOHOL Wouldn’t it be great if our children never had to go through the pain and challenges we faced in our own relationship with alcohol?  This is my greatest wish for my own kids and it’s why I created the most important course I have ever offered — “How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol.” If you’ve struggled with alcohol and you’re not sure what to tell your kids about it…If you want to create a relationship with your children that is based upon mutual respect, mutual trust, and open communication…If you know that this conversation is the most important talk you’ll have with your children and it can’t wait any longer…Then this course is for you. It includes lifetime access to six video modules, a bonus recorded Q&A session where I answer questions from parents just like you, an interactive workbook, and our private and exclusive How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol online community where you can connect with others who are also navigating this important conversation. Visit TalkToYourKidsAboutAlcohol.com to learn more and enroll today. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
1/21/20239 minutes, 48 seconds
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EP 559: Naked Life Story - Toni

Toni wasn’t much of a drinker in her teens or twenties. In fact, it took a major lifestyle change - a divorce, shared custody, dating, and a career change - to change how she drank. Toni tried AA, Intensive Outpatient Rehab, moderation and so much more to control her drinking but never felt connected - until she discovered This Naked Mind and The Alcohol Experiment. Annie Grace and Toni discuss how daily drinking becomes normal, the irony of people being more interested in living caffeine free rather than alcohol free, along with the rewards found in helping other people change their relationships with alcohol. THE ALCOHOL EXPERIMENT Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to AlcoholExperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at AlcoholExperiment.com.  And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.  
1/20/202327 minutes, 26 seconds
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EP 558: Reader Question - What is the Impact of Alcohol on Hormones?

One of the things we’ve all become more cognizant of lately are hormone disruptors. From the food we eat, to the cleaning products we use, and even the clothing we wear - we want to know the effect they have on our hormones. It’s only natural to also wonder what is the impact of alcohol on hormones? Annie Grace dives into the science and the effects of alcohol as a hormone disruptor. HOW TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT ALCOHOL Wouldn’t it be great if our children never had to go through the pain and challenges we faced in our own relationship with alcohol?  This is my greatest wish for my own kids and it’s why I created the most important course I have ever offered — “How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol.” If you’ve struggled with alcohol and you’re not sure what to tell your kids about it…If you want to create a relationship with your children that is based upon mutual respect, mutual trust, and open communication…If you know that this conversation is the most important talk you’ll have with your children and it can’t wait any longer…Then this course is for you. It includes lifetime access to six video modules, a bonus recorded Q&A session where I answer questions from parents just like you, an interactive workbook, and our private and exclusive How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol online community where you can connect with others who are also navigating this important conversation. Visit TalkToYourKidsAboutAlcohol.com to learn more and enroll today. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.  
1/14/202311 minutes, 15 seconds
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EP 557: Naked Life Story - Halima

Becoming a better version of me - that’s how Halima describes her journey finding freedom from alcohol. And what a journey it has been! From world travels, living abroad, losing loved ones and a business, moving back to the US, and falling in love, Halima has seen the highs and lows of life. And it seemed that alcohol was always a part of those. Annie and Halima discuss the challenges of living and drinking abroad, the freedom found in boundaries, the importance of connection, and the work involved in become a better version of yourself. THE ALCOHOL EXPERIMENT Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to AlcoholExperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at AlcoholExperiment.com.  And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.  
1/13/202356 minutes, 58 seconds
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EP 556: Reader’s Question - Does Hallucinogenic Medicine Help With Addiction?

Our first year alcohol-free is full of so many challenges and adjustments. Most of us look for ways to make it easier. One method that gets so much attention is using medications or other drugs - prescription drugs, marijuana, and as one reader pointed out psychedelic drugs. Should we use psychedelic drugs to treat addiction? Annie Grace explores this topic - where the idea originated from, why it might appeal to some people, how hallucinogens affect us, and so much more! How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol Wouldn’t it be great if our children never had to go through the pain and challenges we faced in our own relationship with alcohol?  This is my greatest wish for my own kids and it’s why I created the most important course I have ever offered — “How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol.” If you’ve struggled with alcohol and you’re not sure what to tell your kids about it…If you want to create a relationship with your children that is based upon mutual respect, mutual trust, and open communication…If you know that this conversation is the most important talk you’ll have with your children and it can’t wait any longer…Then this course is for you. It includes lifetime access to six video modules, a bonus recorded Q&A session where I answer questions from parents just like you, an interactive workbook, and our private and exclusive How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol online community where you can connect with others who are also navigating this important conversation. Visit TalkToYourKidsAboutAlcohol.com to learn more and enroll today. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 
1/7/202316 minutes, 54 seconds
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EP 555: Naked Life Story - Bo

Bo struggled with his drinking off and on starting with his first drink. He stopped drinking for periods of time using AA but there was always a disconnect which led him back to the booze. Annie Grace and Bo discuss things like how to quit drinking without AA, when to tell people more about how to stop drinking, why life moves slower and is more manageable when you’re alcohol-free, and learning to live with anxiety. How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol Wouldn’t it be great if our children never had to go through the pain and challenges we faced in our own relationship with alcohol?  This is my greatest wish for my own kids and it’s why I created the most important course I have ever offered — “How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol.” If you’ve struggled with alcohol and you’re not sure what to tell your kids about it…If you want to create a relationship with your children that is based upon mutual respect, mutual trust, and open communication…If you know that this conversation is the most important talk you’ll have with your children and it can’t wait any longer…Then this course is for you. It includes lifetime access to six video modules, a bonus recorded Q&A session where I answer questions from parents just like you, an interactive workbook, and our private and exclusive How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol online community where you can connect with others who are also navigating this important conversation. Visit TalkToYourKidsAboutAlcohol.com to learn more and enroll today. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 
1/6/202344 minutes, 31 seconds
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EP 554: Reader Question - How do you deal with someone who's waiting for you to fail?

Do you ever feel like people want to see you fail? We hear this idea come up often at This Naked Mind. Annie Grace explores what you can do to deal with people who want to see you fail and how using these tips not only changes your perspective but also allows you to better understand them and their fears!   I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90-days from now you discover a new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame.  The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
12/31/20224 minutes, 26 seconds
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EP 553: Naked Life Story - Jayne

For Jayne it seemed as if alcohol had been a part of her life for as long as she could remember. In fact, it was so woven into the fabric of her being that she made a career out of it. As time went by, wine went from a passion to an obsession. The cause of and answer to her anxiety. Listen as Annie and Jayne discuss the challenges of working in the wine industry while experiencing the issues it can cause, the ups and downs of trying to moderate, what pushed Jayne into withdrawing from wine and alcohol as her coping mechanism, and how she finally chose freedom from alcohol. I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90 days from now you discover a new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame.  The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
12/30/202228 minutes, 41 seconds
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EP 552: Reader Question - How do I get over the fear of being kind to myself?

One of the common threads that ties so many of us together on this journey is a cycle of blame and shame. We falsely believe that by beating ourselves up enough it will force us to make a change. Listen as Annie and Scott share why the opposite of that is true and how to get over the fear of being kind to yourself.  LIVE ALCOHOL EXPERIMENT 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.
12/24/20223 minutes, 33 seconds
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EP 551: Naked Life Story - Janel

Janel didn’t consciously increase her drinking. The problem evolved over time and as life’s demands and struggles kept piling up. A divorce, the burden of parenting, and her career all seemed to contribute to a glass that was always full but a life that left so much missing. Listen as Janel and Annie discuss how her guilt around drinking led her to This Naked Mind, how she continues to learn and grow using the coping mechanisms she’s learned, and how she’s using her journey to help and equip her children for the future. LIVE ALCOHOL EXPERIMENT 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.
12/23/202242 minutes, 33 seconds
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EP 550: Reader Question - Is there hope for long-time drinkers who keep relapsing?

We often get questions from long-time drinkers who feel as if there is no hope left for them. They’ve been drinking for 40 years or more and just keep relapsing. Is there anything out there that can help them reverse that trend? Annie Grace shares her wisdom and insight into why making one change most haven’t tried before can make the biggest difference in those who keep relapsing. LIVE ALCOHOL EXPERIMENT 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.  
12/17/20223 minutes, 39 seconds
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EP 549: Naked Life Story - Andrew

Andrew romanticized alcohol from an early age and looked forward to his first drink. Alcohol and identity began to join together when he was just 12 years old. His love affair with alcohol and his belief drinking was fun continued even as the problems caused by alcohol mounted. It took a culmination of health issues and the unexpected gift of a pandemic for Andrew to uncouple alcohol and identity. Annie and Andrew discuss why he calls This Naked Mind his not drinking bible, the journey of uncoupling your alcohol identity from your authentic self, and what it’s like to be free to be whoever you want to be. LIVE ALCOHOL EXPERIMENT 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.
12/16/202239 minutes, 53 seconds
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EP 548: Reader Question - Did Scott change because of This Naked Mind?

We all have different paths that lead us to find freedom from alcohol. Here at This Naked Mind we truly believe there is no one right way to change your relationship with alcohol. It’s why we offer so many resources ourselves from the free Alcohol Experiment to books, podcasts, and the PATH. Our coaches have their own roads to freedom as well and a reader would like to know if Scott Pinyard changed because of This Naked Mind. Listen to find out! Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, Annie has three secrets to control your drinking and she and I are going to teach them all in a special 3-day FREE virtual event. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) with us! Don’t miss this amazing event - learn more and save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there! And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 
12/10/20223 minutes, 10 seconds
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EP 547: Naked Life Story - Claire

If there was a common theme in Claire’s life, it would be an overwhelming struggle to feel accepted. This theme led to Claire drinking as a way to fit in - starting as a teenager, at University, and again as an adult struggling through career changes, parenthood, and finally struggling with her sexual identity. Listen as Annie and Claire discuss drinking as a response to trauma, lying to ourselves, the power of micro commitments, and more! Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self-control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it, or leave it. In fact, Annie has three secrets to control your drinking and she and I are going to teach them all in a special 3-day FREE virtual event. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) with us! Don’t miss this amazing event - learn more and save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there! And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 
12/9/202246 minutes, 20 seconds
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EP 546: Reader Question - Can you quit drinking without counting days?

Can you quit drinking without counting days? Is that even a thing? The idea of not counting days seems foreign to what most of us traditionally know when it comes to stopping drinking. Annie shares on her experience when quitting drinking and also dives into what the best way to approach counting days is. THE ALCOHOL EXPERIMENT Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to AlcoholExperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at AlcoholExperiment.com.  And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.  
12/3/20223 minutes, 53 seconds
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EP 545: Naked Life Story - Lily

Lily spent a huge portion of her life buying into alcohol’s big lies. From childhood through adulthood, they continued to be part of her beliefs and resurfaced even when she thought she was in control of her relationship with alcohol. Lily shares with Annie the epiphanies that first helped her in her relationship with alcohol, what happened when she gave herself permission to drink again, and they discuss why one of alcohol’s big lies is that stopping drinking has to be hard and uncomfortable. How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol Wouldn’t it be great if our children never had to go through the pain and challenges we faced in our own relationship with alcohol?  This is my greatest wish for my own kids and it’s why I created the most important course I have ever offered — “How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol.” If you’ve struggled with alcohol and you’re not sure what to tell your kids about it…If you want to create a relationship with your children that is based upon mutual respect, mutual trust, and open communication…If you know that this conversation is the most important talk you’ll have with your children and it can’t wait any longer…Then this course is for you. It includes lifetime access to six video modules, a bonus recorded Q&A session where I answer questions from parents just like you, an interactive workbook, and our private and exclusive How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol online community where you can connect with others who are also navigating this important conversation. Visit TalkToYourKidsAboutAlcohol.com to learn more and enroll today. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.   
12/2/202241 minutes, 34 seconds
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EP 544: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard & Lisa Kwiatkowski

This Naked Mind Certified Coaches Scott Pinyard and Lisa Kwiatkowski come together to answer reader questions that deal with the challenge to quitting drinking. Scott and Lisa discuss how the journey to stopping drinking isn’t a straight line and why we shouldn’t judge ourselves for the turns it will take, they also take on socializing without alcohol, and finally, they delve into maintaining the motivation to change. Coach Lisa also offers advice and encouragement on how to live your life by design and what that can look like for you. I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90 days from now you discover new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame.   The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more.  And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
11/26/202237 minutes, 43 seconds
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EP 543: Naked Life Story - Sarah Kate

Sarah Kate joins Annie Grace to discuss how her love affair with wine began, what led her to rethink her drinking, and how she’s now helping others have some good clean fun. Listen as Sarah Kate and Annie talk about the dangers of mommy wine culture, alcohol culture in general, and how powerful the ripple effect can be when you find your freedom from alcohol. I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90 days from now you discover new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame.  The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
11/25/202222 minutes, 51 seconds
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EP 542: Reader Question - Do you serve wine when you host parties?

Have you ever wondered whether to serve wine at parties? You’re not alone! It’s a popular question and often a stumbling block that comes up when trying to navigate an alcohol-free life and entertaining. Annie Grace shares about her past experiences when entertaining and how that has evolved over time. Find out how to get curious, observant, and ultimately make your own choices on whether to serve wine at parties. How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol Wouldn’t it be great if our children never had to go through the pain and challenges we faced in our own relationship with alcohol?  This is my greatest wish for my own kids and it’s why I created the most important course I have ever offered — “How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol.” If you’ve struggled with alcohol and you’re not sure what to tell your kids about it…If you want to create a relationship with your children that is based upon mutual respect, mutual trust, and open communication…If you know that this conversation is the most important talk you’ll have with your children and it can’t wait any longer…Then this course is for you. It includes lifetime access to six video modules, a bonus recorded Q&A session where I answer questions from parents just like you, an interactive workbook, and our private and exclusive How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol online community where you can connect with others who are also navigating this important conversation. Visit TalkToYourKidsAboutAlcohol.com to learn more and enroll today. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 
11/19/20226 minutes, 47 seconds
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EP 541: Naked Life Story - Maxi

Maxi has packed a lot of living and experiences into his 28 years - including the experience of going alcohol-free. Join Annie and Maxi as they discuss his experiences traveling the world, working in the music industry, and why his drinking increased during the pandemic amid the strict Australian lockdown. Also hear from Maxi about alcohol use and bulimia in men, a subject that often gets overlooked but is more prevalent than we imagine! THIS NAKED MIND COMPANION APP Please don’t forget to check out This Naked Mind Companion App in the app store, on Google Play, or online at ThisNakedMindApp.com. More than 700 Q&A videos, The Alcohol Experiment, our global community, and so much more - private, off social media, free. All in one place and conveniently tucked right in your back pocket. I really hope to see you there. ThisNakedMindApp.com. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
11/18/202254 minutes, 15 seconds
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EP 540: Reader Question - How do you not force self-compassion?

One of the foundations of This Naked Mind is self-compassion but another one is authenticity and not forcing changes. How do you reconcile the two and learn to not force self-compassion? Is there a way to develop it organically? Annie Grace answers this question and offers a tool that helps! THIS NAKED MIND COMPANION APP Please don’t forget to check out This Naked Mind Companion App in the app store, on Google Play, or online at ThisNakedMindApp.com. More than 700 Q&A videos, The Alcohol Experiment, our global community, and so much more - private, off social media, free. All in one place and conveniently tucked right in your back pocket. I really hope to see you there. ThisNakedMindApp.com. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
11/12/20224 minutes, 32 seconds
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EP 539: Naked Life Story - Laura Deter

This Naked Mind Certified Coach Laura Deter joins Annie Grace for a real and raw discussion on the ups and downs of finding freedom from alcohol. Laura shares about what led to her unhealthy relationship with alcohol, her multiple attempts to control it, and how she finally found lasting freedom. Laura and Annie also talk about the dangers of numbing emotions with alcohol and how that can be the hardest part of living alcohol-free. How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol Wouldn’t it be great if our children never had to go through the pain and challenges we faced in our own relationship with alcohol?  This is my greatest wish for my own kids and it’s why I created the most important course I have ever offered — “How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol.” If you’ve struggled with alcohol and you’re not sure what to tell your kids about it…If you want to create a relationship with your children that is based upon mutual respect, mutual trust, and open communication…If you know that this conversation is the most important talk you’ll have with your children and it can’t wait any longer…Then this course is for you. It includes lifetime access to six video modules, a bonus recorded Q&A session where I answer questions from parents just like you, an interactive workbook and our private and exclusive How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol online community where you can connect with others who are also navigating this important conversation. Visit TalkToYourKidsAboutAlcohol.com to learn more and enroll today. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 
11/11/202227 minutes, 54 seconds
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EP 538: Reader Question - Why can some people stop at 1 or 2 drinks and others can’t?

Why don’t we all drink the same? Why is it some people can stop after 1 or 2 drinks while for some of us it feels like our off switch is defective? Annie answers this reader's question and dives into why some people find it easy to moderate drinking and why that tends to change for us over time. Please don’t forget to check out This Naked Mind Companion App in the app store, on Google Play, or online at ThisNakedMindApp.com. More than 700 Q&A videos, The Alcohol Experiment, our global community, and so much more - private, off social media, free. All in one place and conveniently tucked right in your back pocket. I really hope to see you there. ThisNakedMindApp.com. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
11/5/20224 minutes, 42 seconds
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EP 537: Naked Life Story - Kyle

Kyle was never a big drinker so he never imagined that alcohol would be an issue. Life has a funny way of changing things. Job changes, moves that didn’t work out, and Covid-19 upending life as he knew it also changed Kyle’s drinking as he knew it. Listen as he shares what led up to him realizing alcohol was an issue, the struggle to get help, and why he says getting drunk for science was the most eye-opening and powerful thing he ever did. Wouldn’t it be great if our children never had to go through the pain and challenges we faced in our own relationship with alcohol?  This is my greatest wish for my own kids and it’s why I created the most important course I have ever offered — “How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol.” If you’ve struggled with alcohol and you’re not sure what to tell your kids about it…If you want to create a relationship with your children that is based upon mutual respect, mutual trust, and open communication…If you know that this conversation is the most important talk you’ll have with your children and it can’t wait any longer…Then this course is for you. It includes lifetime access to six video modules, a bonus recorded Q&A session where I answer questions from parents just like you, an interactive workbook and our private and exclusive How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol online community where you can connect with others who are also navigating this important conversation. Visit TalkToYourKidsAboutAlcohol.com to learn more and enroll today. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
11/4/202234 minutes, 37 seconds
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EP 536: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard & Lily Weis

This Naked Mind Head Coach Scott Pinyard and Ths Naked Mind Certified Coach Lily Weis come together to discuss alcohol-free adventures and how alcohol actually strips the fun and excitement from our lives. They also answer questions about how you get back to a life of fun and adventure, how to deal with a spouse that still drinks, and finally how to deal with stress and alcohol. Finally, Lily gets to answer Scott’s curveball question! Are you realizing that there’s something more? That you’re so excited about this change in your life - Maybe you’ve put down the bottle for good - and you just want to pay it forward. You want to help others in their moments of need move through that discomfort. You wonder what it would feel like to celebrate your own journey by paying it forward and giving back what you’ve been given. Now is the time to find out! Enrollment is now open for our coaching certification program with This Naked Mind Institute.  In just six months, you can receive the training, the resources and tools you need to become our next certified coach. So that you can start your entrepreneurial journey or grow your already-existing business while helping thousands of others to find freedom, joy and happiness.  If you’re hearing that little voice calling, that says, “you’re meant for so much more in this journey.” Then I invite you to leave your comfort zone behind and learn more about becoming a certified coach at ThisNakedMindInstitute.com. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 
10/29/202239 minutes, 39 seconds
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EP 535: Naked Life Story - Dr. Gina Slejko

Dr. Gina Slejko, an associate professor at Colorado State University, joins Annie Grace to discuss how her self-awareness around alcohol led her to choose a life free from it. Dr. Slejko thought she had a normal relationship with alcohol from her childhood until well into her 40s. Even once she was drinking 2-3 glasses a night, everyone reassured her this was normal. Annie Grace and Dr. Gina Slejko dive into conversation about the role of motivation in our behaviors, alcohol as a gateway drug, and how prolific alcohol is in our culture. I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90-days from now you discover a new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame.  The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
10/28/202224 minutes, 37 seconds
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EP 534: Reader Question - How do you say no to a drink without over explaining?

Learning to navigate social situations is one of the most challenging pars of becoming alcohol-free. It can be difficult to have friends and family accept this better version of ourselves. This often surfaces when we’re offered a drink. Learn how to say no to a drink without overexplaining yourself or making things awkward. Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, Annie has three secrets to control your drinking and she and I are going to teach them all in a special 3-day FREE virtual event. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) with us! Don’t miss this amazing event - learn more and save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there! And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.  
10/22/20225 minutes, 24 seconds
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EP 533: Naked Life Story - Niamh

Niamh joins Annie Grace to share her story of becoming superhuman without alcohol. Like so many Niamh slowly found herself drinking more to deal with the demands of marriage, parenting, and her career. When she realized that planned her social life around drinking occasions she decided to take a break, that break led to living a booze-free life with clarity, meaning, and purpose. Learn why the gains outweigh the losses, how she navigates drinking culture, and why she’s grateful for failure. Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, Annie has three secrets to control your drinking and she and I are going to teach them all in a special 3-day FREE virtual event. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) with us! Don’t miss this amazing event - learn more and save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there! And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
10/21/202225 minutes, 58 seconds
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EP 532: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard & Rina Bowring

This Naked Mind Head Coach Scott Pinyard and This Naked Mind Certified Coach Rina Bowring sit down to get real about Christian Moms and alcohol. Learn where Rina's passion for helping this particular group came from and why it is such an underserved community. Listen as Scott and Rina dive into questions about letting go of your beliefs around alcohol and your identity, how to deal with transitions as triggers, and how to tame your inner overachiever. Finally, Scott closes things out by asking Rina the infamous curveball question. Are you realizing that there’s something more? That you’re so excited about this change in your life - Maybe you’ve put down the bottle for good - and you just want to pay it forward. You want to help others in their moments of need move through that discomfort. You wonder what it would feel like to celebrate your own journey by paying it forward and giving back what you’ve been given. Now is the time to find out! Enrollment is now open for our coaching certification program with This Naked Mind Institute.    In just six months, you can receive the training, the resources and tools you need to become our next certified coach. So that you can start your entrepreneurial journey or grow your already-existing business while helping thousands of others to find freedom, joy and happiness.  If you’re hearing that little voice calling, that says, “you’re meant for so much more in this journey.” Then I invite you to leave your comfort zone behind and learn more about becoming a certified coach at ThisNakedMindInstitute.com. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
10/15/202231 minutes, 42 seconds
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EP 531: Naked Life Story - Racquel Reid

Racquel credits AA with saving her life from alcohol yet despite immersing herself in it she never felt as if it was the best fit for her. She looked for fulfillment and connection in so many ways but it didn’t all come together for her until a friend introduced her to something different from AA, namely, This Naked Mind. Annie and Racquel discuss why willpower can be a sticky subject, the importance of being open to change, and our responsibility to help others. Are you realizing that there’s something more? That you’re so excited about this change in your life - Maybe you’ve put down the bottle for good - and you just want to pay it forward. You want to help others in their moments of need move through that discomfort. You wonder what it would feel like to celebrate your own journey by paying it forward and giving back what you’ve been given. Now is the time to find out! Enrollment is now open for our coaching certification program with This Naked Mind Institute.  In just six months, you can receive the training, the resources and tools you need to become our next certified coach. So that you can start your entrepreneurial journey or grow your already-existing business while helping thousands of others to find freedom, joy and happiness.  If you’re hearing that little voice calling, that says, “you’re meant for so much more in this journey.” Then I invite you to leave your comfort zone behind and learn more about becoming a certified coach at ThisNakedMindInstitute.com. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
10/14/202253 minutes, 51 seconds
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EP 530: Reader Question - Should I find substitutes for alcohol?

Annie Grace and Scott Pinyard tackle the controversial topic of finding substitutes for alcohol. Will drinking a non-alcoholic beverage trigger someone? What are the red flags to look ou for when considering alcohol substitutes? How can you make sure that you’re safe to sample these beverages? Wouldn’t it be great if our children never had to go through the pain and challenges we faced in our own relationship with alcohol?  This is my greatest wish for my own kids and it’s why I created the most important course I have ever offered — “How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol.” If you’ve struggled with alcohol and you’re not sure what to tell your kids about it…If you want to create a relationship with your children that is based upon mutual respect, mutual trust, and open communication…If you know that this conversation is the most important talk you’ll have with your children and it can’t wait any longer…Then this course is for you. It includes lifetime access to six video modules, a bonus recorded Q&A session where I answer questions from parents just like you, an interactive workbook, and our private and exclusive How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol online community where you can connect with others who are also navigating this important conversation. Visit TalkToYourKidsAboutAlcohol.com to learn more and enroll today. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
10/8/20223 minutes, 18 seconds
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EP 529: How To Do The Work with Byron Katie

Annie Grace is thrilled to welcome Byron Katie to the podcast today. Katie’s books were pivotal to Annie’s journey with finding freedom from alcohol and inspired the This Naked Mind methodology that has transformed millions of lives. Listen as Annie and Byron Katie explore how to do the work of changing ourselves rather than attempting to change others, the complications caused by ego and guilt, how taking responsibility creates freedom, and why we don’t have to love everything that is. Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to AlcoholExperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at AlcoholExperiment.com.  And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
10/7/202248 minutes, 54 seconds
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EP 528: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard & Karolina Rzadkowolska

It seems as though younger generations are shaking things up a bit and choosing an alcohol-free lifestyle at a younger age. Many times this lifestyle change comes even before alcohol becomes a problem in their lives. Join This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard and coach Karolina Rzadkowolska in this conversation about finding fulfillment and going after your dreams outside of societal norms. Are you realizing that there’s something more? That you’re so excited about this change in your life - Maybe you’ve put down the bottle for good - and you just want to pay it forward. You want to help others in their moments of need move through that discomfort. You wonder what it would feel like to celebrate your own journey by paying it forward and giving back what you’ve been given. Now is the time to find out! Enrollment is now open for our coaching certification program with This Naked Mind Institute.  In just six months, you can receive the training, the resources and tools you need to become our next certified coach. So that you can start your entrepreneurial journey or grow your already-existing business while helping thousands of others to find freedom, joy and happiness.  If you’re hearing that little voice calling, that says, “you’re meant for so much more in this journey.” Then I invite you to leave your comfort zone behind and learn more about becoming a certified coach at ThisNakedMindInstitute.com. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 
10/1/202240 minutes, 21 seconds
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EP 527: Naked Life Story - Beth P.

Beth is a certified This Naked Mind and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, as well as a Bioenergetics practitioner, single mama, yogi, and lifelong learner. On today’s episode, this Certified Naked Mind Coach gets real about her decades of drinking, how she justified it, and why ultimately the disconnect between drinking and yoga led her to stop. She and Annie talk about how alcohol shifts from being a social tool to a reward, about the ways we deal with stress, and how life opens up once alcohol is no longer part of it. Listen to also find out why it is so hard to live a life fully awake and present. Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.              All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out NakedMindPATH.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
9/30/202236 minutes, 50 seconds
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EP 526: Reader Question - Why does the medical industry say alcohol is good for you?

Does it feel like we’re always seeing reports from the medical industry about the health benefits of alcohol? There are doctors who tell us a glass of wine a day is good for us.  In this episode, Annie Grace and Scott Pinyard answer this question and share some real scientific backed knowledge on how alcohol affects our health.  Here’s a question I get quite often: Annie, do you think your science-backed, grace-led approach to alcohol could work for other things? Things like nicotine? People have asked me this question for years and the answer is a resounding yes! And, finally, there’s a book for that. William Porter, author of Alcohol Explained, and I have joined forces to bring you This Naked Mind: Nicotine - We have combined our proven, habit-breaking systems that have helped thousands overcome alcohol to now help people quit smoking and vaping. Start your no-nicotine journey today by pre-ordering This Naked Mind: Nicotine at ThisNakedMindNicotine.com. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
9/24/20224 minutes, 6 seconds
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EP 525: Naked Life Story - Janet G.

So often our society, culture and those around us tell us that drinking regularly is normal and this is no different for this week’s guest. Janet went from drinking daily, to a decade of trying to moderate using willpower, to finding freedom from alcohol. Tune in to listen to Janet share her journey from her first wake-up call to finding freedom decades later and everything in between.  If you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.              All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out NakedMindPATH.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
9/23/202226 minutes, 52 seconds
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EP 524: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard & Shelley M.

In this month’s coaching questions, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes TNM coach Shelley Money. A lifestyle and relationship coach helping high achieving soul-led women in business have healthy relationships with everyone and everything in their lives.  Join Shelley and Scott answer listener’s questions:  Hello, here’s my problem. I’ve been in sales for almost 20 years. One of the things that trips me up when I try to quit drinking is going to a sales conference. There is so much drinking it feels like a non-stop party. I don’t really know how to function in those situations with alcohol and I usually end up drinking, even when I don’t want to. How do I break this cycle? Hi, I am a 37-year-old mom of two that is in the middle of getting her startup running. Life is absolutely nuts right now and I feel like the only thing that helps me keep it together is my nightly wine. But I know from being around This Naked Mind that wine isn’t actually helping. How do I get a clearer picture of what wine is actually doing to me instead of what I see it doing for me? Are you realizing that there’s something more? That you’re so excited about this change in your life - Maybe you’ve put down the bottle for good - and you just want to pay it forward. You want to help others in their moments of need move through that discomfort. You wonder what it would feel like to celebrate your own journey by paying it forward and giving back what you’ve been given. Now is the time to find out! Enrollment is now open for our coaching certification program with This Naked Mind Institute.  In just six months, you can receive the training, the resources and tools you need to become our next certified coach. So that you can start your entrepreneurial journey or grow your already-existing business while helping thousands of others to find freedom, joy and happiness.  If you’re hearing that little voice calling, that says, “you’re meant for so much more in this journey.” Then I invite you to leave your comfort zone behind and learn more about becoming a certified coach at ThisNakedMindInstitute.com. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
9/17/202237 minutes, 58 seconds
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EP 523: How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol with TNM Parents

This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes three of our very own This Naked Mind parents to the podcast for a special episode about How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol. The conversation about alcohol can be a deep and difficult one to have with your kids.  Join Scott, Maureen, Diana, and Laura in a special episode where they share their own experiences navigating these difficult conversations with their own children.  Are you realizing that there’s something more? That you’re so excited about this change in your life - Maybe you’ve put down the bottle for good - and you just want to pay it forward. You want to help others in their moments of need move through that discomfort. You wonder what it would feel like to celebrate your own journey by paying it forward and giving back what you’ve been given. Now is the time to find out! Enrollment is now open for our coaching certification program with This Naked Mind Institute.  In just six months, you can receive the training, the resources and tools you need to become our next certified coach. So that you can start your entrepreneurial journey or grow your already-existing business while helping thousands of others to find freedom, joy and happiness.  If you’re hearing that little voice calling, that says, “you’re meant for so much more in this journey.” Then I invite you to leave your comfort zone behind and learn more about becoming a certified coach at ThisNakedMindInstitute.com. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 
9/16/202249 minutes, 35 seconds
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EP 522: Reader Question - How do I combat the automatic giving in to cravings?

Cravings can feel very overwhelming and impossible to combat. Alcohol weakens the part of your brain that makes decisions and processes future consequences. So when it feels like giving in to cravings is an automatic reaction, it really can be. The good news, in this episode Annie Grace shares how our incredible brains can be trained to combat this!  Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self-control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it, or leave it. In fact, Annie has three secrets to how to control your drinking and she’s sharing them all in this free masterclass. Click here to learn more. We can’t wait to see you there! And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.   
9/10/202213 minutes, 15 seconds
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EP 521: Naked Life Story - Kat

Being a first responder can bring on a huge emotional toll. It can feel lonely being a public servant while struggling to control alcohol and feeling emotions of guilt and shame all at once. Find out the role trauma and alcohol played in Kat’s life to cope with the emotional difficulties of her job and how she has been able to find freedom from alcohol and still do the job she loves. Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, Annie has three secrets to how to control your drinking and she’s sharing them all in this free masterclass. Click here to learn more. We can’t wait to see you there! And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 
9/9/202245 minutes, 37 seconds
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EP 520: Reader Question - What is a data point?

In this episode, Annie Grace challenges us to examine the word “relapse” and instead consider the idea of data points. Annie clarifies that the path to where you want to be is NOT a straight line. And it's NOT about how often you “relapse” but instead about something much more insightful. Listen to this episode to start shifting your mindset to learn from your mistakes today. Here’s a question I get quite often: Annie, do you think your science-backed, grace led approach to alcohol could work for other things? Things like nicotine? People have asked me this question for years and the answer is a resounding yes! And, finally, there’s a book for that. William Porter, author of Alcohol Explained, and I have joined forces to bring you This Naked Mind: Nicotine - We have combined our proven, habit-breaking systems that have helped thousands overcome alcohol to now help people quit smoking and vaping. Start your no-nicotine journey today by pre-ordering This Naked Mind: Nicotine at ThisNakedMindNicotine.com. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
9/3/20228 minutes, 5 seconds
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EP 519: Naked Life Story Karla A.

When anxiety felt like it was taking over Karla’s life, she turned to the only thing society had taught her about numbing pain and worry. That was until her body was telling her that the alcohol was causing more pain than she could ever have imagined. Tune in to find out how the science and knowledge inside of This Naked Mind helped Karla find freedom from alcohol and what Karla is doing to help others find freedom today. Are you realizing that there’s something more? That you’re so excited about this change in your life - Maybe you’ve put down the bottle for good - and you just want to pay it forward. You want to help others in their moments of need move through that discomfort. You wonder what it would feel like to celebrate your own journey by paying it forward and giving back what you’ve been given. Now is the time to find out! Enrollment is now open for our coaching certification program with This Naked Mind Institute.  In just six months, you can receive the training, the resources and tools you need to become our next certified coach. So that you can start your entrepreneurial journey or grow your already-existing business while helping thousands of others to find freedom, joy and happiness.  If you’re hearing that little voice calling, that says, “you’re meant for so much more in this journey.” Then I invite you to leave your comfort zone behind and learn more about becoming a certified coach at ThisNakedMindInstitute.com. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
9/2/202244 minutes, 40 seconds
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EP 518: Reader Question - How can I gain momentum in becoming alcohol free?

You know what kills momentum? Telling yourself that you have messed up, and that any progress you've made doesn't count. In this reader question, Annie Grace, encourages us to celebrate each success instead of wondering if all sober time counts. Tune in to find out the best ways to build on success along your alcohol-free journey.   THE PATH: FREEDOM ACCELERATED I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90-days from now you discover a new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame.    The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more.   And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
8/27/20227 minutes, 21 seconds
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EP 517: The Upside of Stress with Dr. McGonigal

In this episode, Annie was pleased to be joined by the author of The Upside of Stress, Dr. McGonigal. She has been embracing stress in a way that our culture shies away from.  Tune in to hear all about society’s false belief around stress and what truly happens to our bodies when we feel stressed out. Plus, Annie and Dr. McGonigal discuss what healthy vs unhealthy coping mechanisms are and why alcohol is no longer a part of either of their lives. THIS NAKED MIND: NICOTINE Here’s a question I get quite often: Annie, do you think your science-backed, grace led approach to alcohol could work for other things? Things like nicotine? People have asked me this question for years and the answer is a resounding yes! And, finally, there’s a book for that. William Porter, author of Alcohol Explained, and I have joined forces to bring you This Naked Mind: Nicotine - We have combined our proven, habit-breaking systems that have helped thousands overcome alcohol to now help people quit smoking and vaping. Start your no-nicotine journey today by pre-ordering This Naked Mind: Nicotine at ThisNakedMindNicotine.com. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
8/26/202241 minutes, 21 seconds
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EP 516: Reader Question - How are alcohol cravings similar to sugar?

Let’s talk about cravings in today’s episode. Annie Grace addresses the science behind wanting to drink so badly and how it is so similar to sugar cravings. Annie explains how dopamine (the learning molecule) experiences things like alcohol and sugar as a need for survival. Find out how to untangle this false level of importance for long term success. The PATH: Freedom Accelerated I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90-days from now you discover a new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame.  The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
8/20/20228 minutes, 29 seconds
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EP 515: Naked Life Story - Amy S

Alcohol had gone from being a reward at the end of a long day’s work to a constant struggle to moderate. To other’s she looked like she was moderating like anyone else but no one could see how exhausted she felt.  Amy felt like her hold on alcohol wasn’t adding up. There were plenty of things she loved consuming like key lime pie and she didn’t feel like she had to work so hard to avoid the bakery isle at the grocery store just to keep herself from overeating key lime pie…but she did have to avoid the wine aisle in order to keep herself from buying wine. Listen to Amy share how finding This Naked Mind helped her go from struggling with her own willpower to breaking free from alcohol and now wanting to destigmatize the conversation surrounding alcohol. The PATH: Freedom Accelerated I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90-days from now you discover a new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame.    The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
8/19/202240 minutes, 18 seconds
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EP 514: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard

In this month’s coaching questions, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes TNM coach Meade Shirley. A reformed people pleaser and gray area drinker herself. Meade specializes in helping people escape the shackles of drinking and create the life they want. Join Meade and Scott as they discuss listener’s questions: I love my friends, we really have a good time but the problem comes in when I go home and keep drinking all night. I feel like I start and can’t stop. I’m afraid I’ll make my friends feel uncomfortable if I don’t drink. Help! I spend so much time helping others that I almost don’t really know who I am with one big exception. I’ve become the wine person. Now that wine has become a problem for me, I’m not sure who I’ll be without it and this scares me. How can I approach this in a way that’s better for me? Here’s a question I get quite often: Annie, do you think your science-backed, grace led approach to alcohol could work for other things? Things like nicotine? People have asked me this question for years and the answer is a resounding yes! And, finally, there’s a book for that. William Porter, author of Alcohol Explained, and I have joined forces to bring you This Naked Mind: Nicotine - We have combined our proven, habit-breaking systems that have helped thousands overcome alcohol to now help people quit smoking and vaping. Start your no-nicotine journey today by pre-ordering This Naked Mind: Nicotine at ThisNakedMindNicotine.com. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Meade Shirley's Website
8/13/202237 minutes, 51 seconds
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EP 513: Naked Life Story - Jordan

Alcohol had been a normal part of Jordan’s life from a young age, introduced by his parents, and from his point of view – a part of a typical day for the adults in his household.  It wasn’t until his teenage years that Jordan began to notice the negative effects of alcohol from watching how his father’s anger and fury would surface when he would drink…but even so, Jordan’s own drinking habits would increase and he would later find himself repeating similar patterns of intoxication over time. Check out how The Alcohol Experiment gave Jordan the tools he needed to free himself from alcohol’s hold on his life. Here’s a question I get quite often: Annie, do you think your science-backed, grace-led approach to alcohol could work for other things? Things like nicotine? People have asked me this question for years and the answer is a resounding yes! And, finally, there’s a book for that. William Porter, author of Alcohol Explained, and I have joined forces to bring you This Naked Mind: Nicotine - We have combined our proven, habit-breaking systems that have helped thousands overcome alcohol to now help people quit smoking and vaping. Start your no-nicotine journey today by pre-ordering This Naked Mind: Nicotine at ThisNakedMindNicotine.com. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: No Mans Land Coach
8/12/202243 minutes, 42 seconds
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EP 512: Reader Question - How do you get comfortable with your own mind?

Getting comfortable with your own mind is not a quick process. There is work involved that does not have to be done alone. Society encourages us to run away from being uncomfortable and bury those thoughts in order to be happy all of the time but is that really helpful?  Find out what mindset work Annie Grace recommends to get comfortable with your own mind and how she manages to navigate through all of what life throws her way. Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to AlcoholExperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at AlcoholExperiment.com.  And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
8/6/20229 minutes, 18 seconds
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EP 511: Workit with Robin McIntosh

Workit Health co-founder Robin McIntosh faced abuse disorders for much of her young life.  She attended some of the most prestigious rehabs to appease her family - But it all came to a head after a post-rehab drinking binge that ended in complete cut-off from her family. Tune in to hear what special combination of treatment finally set Robin on a path to freedom from alcohol and eating disorders. And how she co-created a company that is now providing new, accessible and diverse options for recovery. Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to AlcoholExperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at AlcoholExperiment.com.  And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Workit Health
8/5/202232 minutes, 51 seconds
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EP 510: Reader Question - How do I continue momentum after 30 days AF?

The Alcohol Experiment tends to tear down our original beliefs about alcohol. So how do you maintain the momentum post-experiment?  Join Annie as she explains which lingering fears can threaten to hold you back. And how to break free for continued success along your AF journey. I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90-days from now you discover a new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame.  The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
7/30/20228 minutes, 11 seconds
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EP 509: Naked Life Story - Christie

Christie began soothing herself with alcohol after a significant loss in her life. She simply wanted to “stop feeling the pain.” Though she always drank less than everyone else she knew, an inner voice was telling her that she was meant for more. Check out how The Alcohol Experiment gave her the tools she needed to face her emotions head-on without the crutch of alcohol. I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90-days from now you discover a new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame.  The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more.
7/29/202232 minutes, 54 seconds
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EP 508: Reader Question - How do I go back to normal life after The Alcohol Experiment?

Entering “the wild” after the immersive and supportive environment of The Alcohol Experiment can be SUPER intimidating!  Find out which two tools Annie recommends you keep in-hand as you step into the world again. These things will help calm your nerves and apprehension and empower you to navigate any tricky scenario you might find yourself facing. Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, Annie has three secrets to control your drinking and she and I are going to teach them all LIVE in a special 3-day FREE virtual event. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) live with us! Don’t miss this amazing event - learn more and save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there! And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
7/23/20226 minutes, 6 seconds
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EP 507: Naked Life Story - Angela C.

When Angela felt out of control, she turned to alcohol and Xanax to ease the pain she felt inside. But when a health crisis forced her to quit the booze so her body could heal, she discovered an inner strength that she never tapped into before. Tune in to hear how This Naked Mind app helped her change her mindset for good. And how she is finding peace within by connecting to her higher self - without alcohol or pills. Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, Annie has three secrets to control your drinking and she and I are going to teach them all LIVE in a special 3-day FREE virtual event. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) live with us! Don’t miss this amazing event - learn more and save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there! And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
7/22/202224 minutes, 52 seconds
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EP 506: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard

In this month’s coaching questions, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes TNM coach Emily Paulson. Emily specializes in helping women struggling with the effects of mommy wine culture. Join Emily and Scott as they discuss the following listener's questions: I’m thinking about changing my drinking but my biggest concern is the others in my mom’s group. We all tend to get together with wine. How can I navigate this change? My kids are 12 and 15 years old and are definitely at the age where drinking is coming up more in their social circles. What’s the best way to approach this conversation without sounding preachy or making it taboo. The main reason I drink is stress. I feel like so much revolves around me and my role as a mom. I feel like my glass of wine is the only thing getting me through the day. If I let go of drinking, how can I handle all the things that are thrown at me? Tune in to hear the coaches tackle these tough questions. And find out how we can begin shifting the social norm of justifying our drinking to “survive parenthood”. Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, Annie has three secrets to control your drinking and she and I are going to teach them all LIVE in a special 3-day FREE virtual event. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) live with us! Don’t miss this amazing event - learn more and save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there! And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Emily’s Website Sober Mom Squad
7/16/202229 minutes, 44 seconds
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EP 505: This Naked Mind for Nicotine with William and Scott

Check out this special podcast episode in which Annie Grace announces her partnership with William Porter - Author of Nicotine Explained & Alcohol Explained - in their co-authored release of This Naked Mind: Nicotine. William and TNM head coach Scott Pinyard join to recount their personal struggles to change their relationships with nicotine. And how it went hand-in-hand with tackling their drinking habits.  Find out how This Naked Mind principles are reaching habits beyond alcohol in this exciting book release - Pre-order your copy today! Here’s a question I get quite often: Annie, do you think your science-backed, grace led approach to alcohol could work for other things? Things like nicotine? People have asked me this question for years and the answer is a resounding yes! And, finally, there’s a book for that. William Porter, author of Alcohol Explained, and I have joined forces to bring you This Naked Mind: Nicotine - We have combined our proven, habit-breaking systems that have helped thousands overcome alcohol to now help people quit smoking and vaping. Start your no-nicotine journey today by pre-ordering This Naked Mind: Nicotine at ThisNakedMindNicotine.com. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: This Naked Mind: Nicotine (Pre-order) William Porter's Author Page
7/15/202247 minutes, 42 seconds
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EP 504: Reader Question - How do I stay alcohol free when the horror of drinking has faded?

We often make commitments to stop drinking in order to escape from the pain and horrors we experience (i.e. hangovers or embarrassment of a boozy night.) But as humans, we also experience another powerful motivator that can help us find lasting change. Tune in to find out what this more sustainable motivator is, and how it can jumpstart your AF journey. Please don’t forget to check out This Naked Mind Companion App in the app store, on Google Play, or online at ThisNakedMindApp.com. More than 700 Q&A videos, The Alcohol Experiment, our global community, and so much more - private, off social media, free. All in one place and conveniently tucked right in your back pocket. I really hope to see you there. ThisNakedMindApp.com. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
7/9/20227 minutes, 7 seconds
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EP 503: Naked Life Story - Jenny J.

Jenny’s relationship with alcohol and drinking took a dangerous turn after her gastric bypass surgery.  Instead of using food to cope with her emotions, she turned to her wine - Which was now much more dangerous to her body than it ever was before. Tune in to find out how This Naked Mind helped her discover that there was another way out. And how her hope-filled life is now assisting others with finding their own freedom. Please don’t forget to check out This Naked Mind Companion App in the app store, on Google Play, or online at ThisNakedMindApp.com. More than 700 Q&A videos, The Alcohol Experiment, our global community, and so much more - private, off social media, free. All in one place and conveniently tucked right in your back pocket. I really hope to see you there. ThisNakedMindApp.com. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Link: Jenny J’s Coaching Page
7/8/202258 minutes, 38 seconds
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EP 502: Reader Question - How do I ignore alcohol-positive media?

We live in an alcohol-saturated world - So is it even possible to ignore alcohol-positive media? Find out which two things we can start doing today to shift our attention in a more positive and empowering direction. Please don’t forget to check out This Naked Mind Companion App in the app store, on Google Play, or online at ThisNakedMindApp.com. More than 700 Q&A videos, The Alcohol Experiment, our global community, and so much more - private, off social media, free. All in one place and conveniently tucked right in your back pocket. I really hope to see you there. ThisNakedMindApp.com. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
7/2/20227 minutes, 15 seconds
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EP 501: The Manic Episodes with Mary Lambert and Wyatt Hermansen

Tune in for Annie’s interview on The Manic Episodes podcast with Mary Lambert and Wyatt Hermansen. They discuss an array of topics from: how the conversation about alcohol has shifted in our society - To what Annie wishes she would have known prior to starting This Naked Mind. You won’t want to miss any part of this funny, yet deeply personal conversation! Please don’t forget to check out This Naked Mind Companion App in the app store, on Google Play, or online at ThisNakedMindApp.com. More than 700 Q&A videos, The Alcohol Experiment, our global community, and so much more - private, off social media, free. All in one place and conveniently tucked right in your back pocket. I really hope to see you there. ThisNakedMindApp.com. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: The Manic Episodes Podcast The Manic Episodes - Instagram Mary and Wyatt’s TNM Podcast Interview
7/1/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 35 seconds
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EP 500: Reader Question - How can I stop judging people who still drink?

After finding freedom from alcohol, it can be tempting to begin judging people who still choose to drink.  In this reader question, Annie shares the most powerful way to make an impact with your new AF lifestyle. Without judging those who are on their own journey. I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90-days from now you discover a new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame. The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more.
6/25/20229 minutes, 59 seconds
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EP 499: Naked Life Story - Kim & Evan

Kim’s drinking left her at the bottom of a dark pit with seemingly no escape - Until her husband helped pull her out of the depths, and joined her on a journey of quitting alcohol together. Tune in to hear how a story that was intertwined in drinking became a lighter, brighter and happier future - free from booze. I am so excited to announce our newly recalibrated signature program - The PATH: Freedom Accelerated. This 90-day program is designed to make freedom from alcohol quicker, more accessible, and more affordable than ever before. Imagine if just 90-days from now you discover a new freedom without feeling like you’re hanging onto willpower by your fingernails, without feeling deprived or like you are missing out, and without shame, guilt and blame. The PATH: Freedom Accelerated provides a guided, almost hypnotic, sequence of content that speaks not only to your conscious mind but also to your subconscious - actually changing your desire for a drink. Plus, you will receive daily accountability and support from our coaches and our community. If you feel like you have lost control of your drinking, there is a solution - One that’s easier than you might think, and doesn’t involve rules, missing out, or deprivation. I would love for you to join us. Go to NakedMindPath.com to learn more. Episode Links: A Sober and Strong Mom Blog The Weekend Sober Podcast
6/24/202250 minutes, 57 seconds
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EP 498: Reader Question - Using alcohol to deal with depression

The first few weeks of your alcohol-free journey may result in dealing with feelings of depression.  Join Annie as she helps us better understand what your brain is going through in those first few weeks without alcohol. And how you can combat these feelings with knowledge that will empower you to stay the course. I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another LIVE Alcohol Experiment. If you do not know about the Alcohol Experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to LiveAlcoholExperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to LiveAlcoholExperiment.com. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
6/18/20229 minutes, 14 seconds
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EP 497: Naked Life Story - Laurel

Laurel never thought alcohol was a problem for her, she just wanted to quit blacking out from her nights of drinking.  Find out how This Naked Mind podcast helped her realize that she could simply stop drinking because she wanted to, and not because she hit a shameful rock bottom. I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another LIVE Alcohol Experiment. If you do not know about the Alcohol Experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to LiveAlcoholExperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to LiveAlcoholExperiment.com. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links Laurel’s Instagram Page
6/17/202235 minutes, 14 seconds
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EP 496: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard

In this month’s coaching questions, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes TNM coach Dr. Ginny Trierweiler. Dr. Ginny’s niche is helping women over the age of 40 who find their overdrinking and overeating are becoming a concern and beginning to threaten their future. Join Dr. Ginny and Scott as they discuss the following listener's questions: I use two things to cope with stress - food and alcohol. I’m worried that if I quit drinking I’ll be picking up all types of unhealthy snacks to deal with the stress. I feel stuck. I keep thinking about my reasons for quitting drinking and they always boil down to my grandkids. I want to do more with them and I want to be there longer for them. I always end up feeling so bad when I choose to drink even though I’ve kept them as my "why" so firmly in my mind. What can I do to make myself understand that they are more important than alcohol? My drinking has skyrocketed through all the world events over the last year. And I’m feeling like I’m on the edge of “out of control.” Uncertainty is really taking a toll on me. How can I handle this? Tune in to hear the coaches discuss how these listeners can find a more direct path to habit change and start shifting their mindset today. I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another LIVE Alcohol Experiment. If you do not know about the Alcohol Experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to LiveAlcoholExperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to LiveAlcoholExperiment.com. And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Dr. Ginny's Coaching Page
6/11/202230 minutes, 34 seconds
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EP 495: Naked Life Story - Peggi

Peggi found herself turning to alcohol to deal with the powerlessness she felt from her career in social work. When the change she was seeking in the world began negatively affecting her family - she knew it was time for a shift in her lifestyle. Tune in to hear how This Naked Mind helped change her life and is now transforming the trajectory of her entire family. I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another LIVE Alcohol Experiment. If you do not know about the Alcohol Experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to LiveAlcoholExperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to LiveAlcoholExperiment.com. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: This Side of Alcohol by Peggi Cooney Alcohol Explained 2 by William Porter 100 Days of Lasting Challenge Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol by Anne Dowsett Johnston
6/10/202238 minutes, 27 seconds
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EP 494: Reader Question - How to stop drinking at home alone

When you’ve decided to cut back on your drinking, being at home alone can be very triggering if you’re surrounded by temptation. Join Annie as she explains two tips for diminishing triggers and cravings so that your home can be a safe haven during your AF journey. Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, I have three secrets to control your drinking and I am going to teach them all LIVE in a special 3-day FREE virtual event from June 6-8. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) live with us! Save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there! And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
6/4/20228 minutes, 59 seconds
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EP 493: ‘Dear Alcohol’ with Dax

Rapper Dax’s latest hit ‘Dear Alcohol’ started as a poem that he wrote while he was still drinking. He wrestled with the question of whether he could quit if he wanted to and became curious about what life could be like without the crutch of alcohol. The success of the song and the positivity he has received from listeners has kept Dax on an AF journey that is helping him feel fully present and more confident than ever. Tune in to hear how Dax’s journey with alcohol began and how finding freedom has helped him deepen his connection with himself in the world. Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, I have three secrets to control your drinking and I am going to teach them all LIVE in a special 3-day FREE virtual event from June 6-8. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) live with us! Save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there! And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Dear Alcohol Music Video by Dax Can I Moderate FREE Ebook
6/3/202243 minutes, 18 seconds
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EP 492: Reader Question - Why drinking is more boring than not drinking

When we reframe our thinking, we often find that drinking at special events can actually be more boring than if we were not drinking. By numbing the variety of emotions and richness of the experience with alcohol, our brains actually function slower. Causing us to miss out on all that the event has to offer. Tune in to hear three steps for reframing your thinking so that you can overcome the boredom you think you’re feeling when you don’t drink. Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, I have three secrets to control your drinking and I am going to teach them all LIVE in a special 3-day FREE virtual event from June 6-8. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) live with us! Save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there! And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Podcast EP 32 - How Do I Overcome the Trigger of Boredom?
5/28/20227 minutes, 23 seconds
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EP 491: Naked Life Story - Natalie

After having her first child, Natalie began drinking more than ever. She was using alcohol to suppress her anxiety but ended up fueling her new mom guilt and killing her artistic creativity. After finding The Alcohol Experiment, Natalie was able to discover her hidden artistic abilities - Which are now serving as a platform to help others find freedom. Check out her story and her delicious mocktail recipes at the link below. Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, I have three secrets to control your drinking and I am going to teach them all LIVE in a special 3-day FREE virtual event from June 6-8. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) live with us! Save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there! And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Natalie's website - Mindfulmocktail.com Natalie's Instagram Page
5/27/202240 minutes, 13 seconds
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EP 490: Reader Question: How do I know if I relapsed?

At This Naked Mind we don’t use the word "relapse", instead we look at the alcohol journey as a series of data points.  Tune in to hear Annie discuss this terminology. And how this incredibly informative process is the fastest way to escape the shame and blame of drinking. Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to ThisNakedMind.com/Intensive.   And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
5/21/202210 minutes, 28 seconds
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EP 489: Naked Life Story - Kim R.

Kim often found herself drinking to cope with loneliness. To the point where she no longer trusted herself and felt fundamentally flawed. She attempted to control her drinking in order to avoid going to AA. But when she ended up in a meeting her shame voice became louder than ever. Tune in to find out how This Naked Mind was the key she was searching for to unlock a better version of herself - One that she always hoped existed. Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at ThisNakedMind.com/DigitalTicket. As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Kim's Coaching Page Sober party people (FB group)
5/20/202251 minutes, 26 seconds
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EP 488: Reader Question: The best strategy for overcoming a craving

There are many different ways you can approach overcoming a craving. In this reader’s question, Annie shares the best way she has found to truly solve the craving.  Tune in to find out how this simple, yet intense practice can help create an awareness that actually prevents the craving from returning. Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
5/14/20227 minutes, 27 seconds
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EP 487: Naked Life Story - Michael O.

Michael started frequenting pubs at an early age, but in his early 30s began to question the connection between alcohol and the mental health issues he was experiencing. He slowed down for a while but it wasn't long before he returned to the booze. When he decided to truly quit, he was surprised to find his irritability was gone. Find out how he is now relishing in feeling fully present to every moment with his new alcohol-free life. Hi. Super exciting news. So The Alcohol Experiment book is being released. Actually it got released just a few days ago with the expanded edition. What does expanded edition mean? It means that every single day throughout the book there are deep reflective journal entries that have been added with space to write which is so cool and so exciting. So you really make it your own. And, the reason I did this is because I truly believe that the deepest wisdom you will access throughout the 30 days of The Alcohol Experiment comes from within you. You know more about what’s best for you than anybody else in the entire world. And I know sometimes that can be hard to believe but when you really access your own wisdom it is so profound. So you can pick up your own copy at alcoholexperimentbook.com and check it out. It’s really powerful. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Alcohol Explained by William Porter 12 Rules of Life by Jordan B. Peterson
5/13/202241 minutes, 20 seconds
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EP 486: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard

In this month’s coaching questions, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes TNM coach Marilin Colon. Marilin’s niche is helping cancer survivors and people who want to improve their overall health by changing their relationship with alcohol.  Join Marilin and Scott as they discuss the following listener's questions: I’m in a constant state of panic and am triggered by all the things that are happening in the world. I fear not being able to stop drinking but don’t know how to manage it all. How can I work through this physical and mental feeling that is all-consuming? I’m struggling with my non-negotiable goal of not drinking when I’m home alone. I’m having trouble committing to it and often slip back into mindless drinking (even though I know relaxation fades after the first glass.) Please help me find strategies to commit. Tune in to find out how the coaches answer these questions. Be sure to check out Marilin’s important message about her personal journey with alcohol and surviving breast cancer. Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days.  As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Marilin's Coaching Page
5/7/202231 minutes, 46 seconds
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EP 485: Happy Days with Gabby Bernstein

Gabby Bernstein never understood why she struggled with alcohol until she was able to uncover trauma that was deeply buried from her past.  Tune in to find out how healing from this trauma was her true path to recovery. Learn why she believes every person struggling with alcohol use disorder should read her new, deeply vulnerable book titled, Happy Days: The Guided Path from Trauma to Profound Freedom and Inner Peace. Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.              All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Happy Days: The Guided Path from Trauma to Profound Freedom and Inner Peace by Gabrielle Bernstein May Cause Miracles: A 40-Day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness by Gabrielle Bernstein Judgment Detox: Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back From Living A Better Life by Gabrielle Bernstein Spirit Junkie: A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein The Universe Has Your Back: How to Feel Safe and Trust Your Life No Matter What by Gabby Bernstein Dear Gabby Podcast
5/6/202234 minutes, 8 seconds
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EP 484: Reader Question - What is the most life-changing thing you ever learned?

Finding freedom from alcohol is a life-changing event, but Annie’s biggest lesson learned is one that can impact ALL parts of your life. Find out how this simple concept can help you regain control over much more than just alcohol! I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another LIVE Alcohol Experiment. If you do not know about the Alcohol Experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to LiveAlcoholExperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to LiveAlcoholExperiment.com. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
4/30/202211 minutes, 51 seconds
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EP 483: Naked Life Story - Steve

Alcohol robs us of many things - for Steve, that included his longtime boyfriend, Ryan dying from alcohol use. This tragedy left Steve with unbearable guilt and pain. The best way for him to cope was by drinking. It took a trip to the hospital via ambulance to force him to evaluate his own future. Find out how This Naked Mind helped inspire him to bring conversations about alcohol use disorder to the mainstream media. Also, be sure to check out his deeply personal article featured in New York Magazine’s “The Cut”. See link below. Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.              All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: I Wish I’d Realized How Bad My Ex’s Drinking Was Living Naked Membership
4/29/202239 minutes, 53 seconds
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EP 482: Reader Question - How to break free from rules around drinking

Deciding to cut back on alcohol can create an endless list of rules around drinking. “I’m not going to drink until the weekend.” “Only 2 glasses max.” “Only on special occasions.” These rules can get exhausting and cause a lot of emotional pain. Leaving you feeling deprived and resentful. In this week’s reader question, Annie explains why her personal journey with alcohol led her to a radical decision to stop trying to stop drinking. Find out how removing the rules helped her escape the noise and clear space for new knowledge and emotions about alcohol. I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another LIVE Alcohol Experiment. If you do not know about The Alcohol Experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
4/23/202216 minutes, 28 seconds
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EP 481: Naked Life Story - Skye

Alcohol was entrenched in Skye’s identity. To the point where she felt like removing it from her life would be like, “pulling her soul out of her body.” But, when she watched a video of herself drunk at a bar, she realized she had become the woman and mother that she never intended to be.  Tune in to hear how Skye discovered her true self alcohol-free. And now looks forward to unveiling new parts of herself and real passions every day. Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.              All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life.  And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Unexpected Alchemy: Poems of Addiction and Awakening by Skye Nicholson Skye’s Coaching Page
4/22/202235 minutes, 4 seconds
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EP 480: Reader Question - What is the correlation between alcohol and anxiety?

It is common to battle with anxious feelings after a night of drinking - but is there really a correlation between alcohol and anxiety? Take a journey with Annie as she explains the chemical reaction that happens within our bodies after consuming alcohol. And how the brain is triggered to produce two powerful stimulants which put our emotions into overdrive.  Stay tuned to discover an easy way to test and find relief from your own anxiousness. Have you found freedom from alcohol but find yourself still trying to escape your life? So, now what? Are you craving joy and happiness? Do you know that you are meant for something more? Are you ready to start living a life you love? I know how it feels. The same thing happened to me after I stopped drinking. I knew there was more for me and I found it. You can, too. That’s why we have created the Living Naked membership. Because I don’t want you to have to go through the next part of your journey alone. I want you to live a life where you are in control and at peace. You deserve it. Find out if Living Naked is perfect for you at LivingNakedPath.com. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
4/16/202212 minutes, 48 seconds
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EP 479: Naked Life Story - Bonnie

For years drugs and alcohol numbed Bonnie's pain from battling anxiety and panic attacks. After 9 years of alcohol-free living she thought she had won the battle for good. Find out how the slippery slope of alcohol re-entered her life, and how This Naked Mind finally led her to a quiet surrender, free from moderation. Be sure to check out Bonnie's empowering books for children which demonstrate how to manage thoughts and anxiety through mindfulness. Find the links below for Catching Thoughts and Tasting Words by Bonnie Clark. Have you found freedom from alcohol but find yourself still trying to escape your life? So, now what? Are you craving joy and happiness? Do you know that you are meant for something more? Are you ready to start living a life you love? I know how it feels. The same thing happened to me after I stopped drinking. I knew there was more for me and I found it. You can, too. That’s why we have created the Living Naked membership. Because I don’t want you to have to go through the next part of your journey alone. I want you to live a life where you are in control and at peace. You deserve it. Find out if Living Naked is perfect for you at LivingNakedPath.com. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Catching Thoughts by Bonnie Clark Taste Your Words by Bonnie Clark Switch on Your Brain by Caroline Leaf
4/15/202232 minutes, 54 seconds
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EP 478: Reader Question - What can I substitute for alcohol to feel good?

There are an infinite number of things in the world you can substitute for alcohol depending on what you personally enjoy. But a more important question might be, what is the need you’re filling with alcohol in the first place? Join Annie as she explains the two things alcohol indisputably does for us physically, and how we can decide on a better, non-numbing substitute to fill the need in our own lives. Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to AlcoholExperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at AlcoholExperiment.com.
4/9/20228 minutes, 16 seconds
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EP 477: Naked Life Story - Sharon

Sharon had always been the one to outdrink her friends, but found herself becoming bored of the repetitiveness of drunk nights. Later in life, she started to become curious about the “magic” people spoke about when living alcohol-free. Find out how a break for Sober October set her on a path of no-return and how she is now singing the joys of sobriety in her podcast titled, Over the Influence. Have you found freedom from alcohol but find yourself still trying to escape your life? So, now what? Are you craving joy and happiness? Do you know that you are meant for something more? Are you ready to start living a life you love? I know how it feels. The same thing happened to me after I stopped drinking. I knew there was more for me and I found it. You can, too. That’s why we have created the Living Naked membership. Because I don’t want you to have to go through the next part of your journey alone. I want you to live a life where you are in control and at peace. You deserve it. Find out if Living Naked is perfect for you at LivingNakedPath.com. Episode Links: Over The Influence Podcast Over The Influence Podcast interview w/ Annie Grace
4/8/202225 minutes, 48 seconds
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EP 476: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard

In this month’s coaching questions, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes TNM coach Jim Shovlin. Jim specializes in helping retiree’s and grandparents navigate the challenges of having more free-time without alcohol. Join Jim and Scott as they discuss the following listener's challenges: I’m convinced a lot of my drinking over decades has been because of boredom. I’m so conditioned to fill idle time with booze and bars that I’m finding it hard to replace. How do I pick up new habits? And what is the best way for me to learn how to utilize my free time now that I’m not drinking? I’m 49 days AF and loving it! I’m starting to feel like there are a lot of things in my life I want to change. Is this normal? Am I in the middle of a late midlife crisis? What do I do with it? How do I continue to have a relationship with my family and friends, when they all continue to drink? Tune in to find out what the coaches suggest for these questions. Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to ThisNakedMind.com/Intensive.   And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Jim's Coaching Page
4/2/202236 minutes, 46 seconds
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EP 475: One Last Drop with Ryan Stock

As an athlete, Ryan Stock found himself drinking to celebrate wins and to cope with losses. And alcohol always helped him escape the pressures to perform. But after his 3 year old son comforted him during an alarming trip to the ER, he knew something had to change. Tune in to find out how Ryan found freedom from alcohol by tackling his crippling lack of self-worth. And is now sharing his story through his honest and powerful book and documentary titled One Last Drop. Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at ThisNakedMind.com/DigitalTicket. As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: One Last Drop: The Ripple Effects of Alcohol, Athletics, and Love by Ryan Stock One Last Drop documentary
4/1/202245 minutes, 10 seconds
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EP 474: Does Annie Grace Moderate?

When Annie Grace started her journey with changing her relationship with alcohol her goal was to make it, “small and irrelevant” in her life. So, does that mean that she moderates her drinking today? Tune in to hear how Annie created herself an emotion-based goal instead of a behavior-based goal and how this focus on feeling different helped her make a decision on moderation that was right for her. And how she has stuck with it for 8 years. Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, I have three secrets to control your drinking and I am going to teach them all LIVE in a special 3-day FREE virtual event from March 28-30. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) live with us! Save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there! And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: The 6 Vital Things You Need to Know About Moderation
3/26/20229 minutes, 11 seconds
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EP 473: Naked Life Story - Susan

A glass of wine at the end of a stressful day was normal for Susan, and she always considered it harmless gray area drinking - Until her pastor suggested she attend an AA meeting. Reluctantly, she went to the meeting and left with the idea that her self-worth was tied up in this one behavior - She was only “good” if she didn’t drink.  Find out how Susan was able to detangle this shame inducing experience and become “alive” to an AF lifestyle she is extremely proud of today. Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, I have three secrets to control your drinking and I am going to teach them all LIVE in a special 3-day FREE virtual event from March 28-30. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) live with us! Save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there! And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Susan’s Coaching Page TNM FREE Webinar
3/25/202246 minutes, 14 seconds
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EP 472: How long does alcohol stay in my body after I stop drinking?

There are many factors that determine how long alcohol stays in the body because, of course, we are all different. Our bodies are different sizes, our tolerance levels are different, the length of time we’ve been drinkers is different, etc. And to throw one more complicated difference in the mix, our brains and how they compensate for the presence of alcohol are different. Join Annie as she introduces an analogy that demonstrates how the brain compensates for the presence of alcohol even before we drink in order to attempt overall balance in our very different bodies. Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, I have three secrets to control your drinking and I am going to teach them all LIVE in a special 3-day FREE virtual event from March 28-30. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) live with us! Save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there! And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
3/19/20228 minutes, 24 seconds
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EP 471: Naked Life Story - Casey

Casey spent many years rationalizing her drinking. And battled a constant debate in her head of, “Do I just abuse alcohol, or am I an alcoholic?” Find out how her rebellion against the 'alcoholic' stigma and connecting with a sober coach helped her ditch the fear of a life completely free from alcohol. Are you ready to make instant changes to your drinking? The answer is not in restriction or deprivation. And, you don’t need more self control. I am here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you, a non-issue, take it or leave it. In fact, I have three secrets to control your drinking and I am going to teach them all LIVE in a special 3-day FREE virtual event from March 28-30. Learn the Three Secrets to Control Your Drinking (and make changes instantly) live with us! Save your spot today at ControlAlcoholLive.com. We can’t wait to see you there! And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Casey’s Podcast Casey’s Podcast interview with Annie Casey’s Website
3/18/202235 minutes, 3 seconds
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EP 470: When will I start feeling better without alcohol?

There are two aspects to feeling better without alcohol–physical and emotional. And determining the time it takes for each to rebalance after drinking is measured on entirely different scales. Join Annie as she discusses how the body rids of alcohol much quicker than the mind heals from the emotional draw or connection to it. And if you’re looking to change your relationship with alcohol; Find out how it is possible to change your emotional response even before you stop drinking. Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
3/12/20227 minutes, 14 seconds
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EP 469: Naked Life Story - Samantha

Samantha’s drinking seemed under control and socially accepted, so she never questioned it until an embarrassing lack of judgment (that she didn’t even remember) left her guilt-ridden and ashamed. Tune in to find out how fully feeling her emotions helped her to make the decision to ditch alcohol for good. And what it took for her to gain the confidence she was seeking in her social life all along. Hi. Super exciting news. So The Alcohol Experiment book is being released. Actually it got released just a few days ago with the expanded edition. What does expanded edition mean? It means that every single day throughout the book there are deep reflective journal entries that have been added with space to write which is so cool and so exciting. So you really make it your own. And, the reason I did this is because I truly believe that the deepest wisdom you will access throughout the 30 days of The Alcohol Experiment comes from within you. You know more about what’s best for you than anybody else in the entire world. And I know sometimes that can be hard to believe but when you really access your own wisdom it is so profound. So you can pick up your own copy at alcoholexperimentbook.com and check it out. It’s really powerful. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Samantha’s blog
3/11/202220 minutes, 38 seconds
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EP 468: Can I just have a drink once in a while?

Many people question the harm of a drink once in a while when they begin their new journey with alcohol. And often the thought of having to stop drinking forever can prevent us from moving in any direction at all. Join Annie as she presents a pressure-free scenario that will help you make the decision for yourself based on education and curiosity without fear. Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days.  As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
3/5/20229 minutes, 50 seconds
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EP 467: Naked Life Story - Krystle

Krystle struggled with a conflicting desire to drink most of her life. With a father who leaned heavily on alcohol, it seemed like the glue that would finally bind them together and gain the approval she had always sought. Tune in to find out how her continued attempts at a dry January and discovering the TNM podcast helped her gain the confidence to begin designing a life full of meaning and self-worth. Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to alcoholexperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at alcoholexperiment.com.  And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober: Discovering a happy, healthy, wealthy alcohol-free life by Catherine Gray We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life by Laura McKowen
3/4/202232 minutes, 50 seconds
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EP 466: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard

In this month’s coaching questions, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes TNM coach Brandi Babb. Brandi specializes in helping people navigate an alcohol-free life when their professional or home life still includes alcohol. Join Brandi and Scott as they work through the following social dilemmas. I’m in a place where I feel like going AF is not an option. My parents and husband drink every night. How can I deal with this? There are people at my work that went AF for 30 days and they all seemed to have an easy time. I tried it and only made it a few days. What is a good next step for me? All of my friends drink. I have been AF for 45 days. How do I stay connected with my friends while keeping my AF streak going? Tune in to find out how the coaches tackle these questions and why they all three have a similar solution. Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.              All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Brandi's Coaching Page
2/26/202239 minutes, 25 seconds
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EP 465: Naked Life Story - Donna

Drinking with an anxiety disorder made rolling with the waves of life nearly impossible for Donna. As life and loss dragged her down, alcohol took her deeper. Find out how she was able to resurface and begin accepting life as it is after going through the 30-day Alcohol Experiment. And discover what life with anxiety is like alcohol-free. Hi, it's Annie Grace. If you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.              All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: We’ve Got To Stop Meeting Like This by Donna Ferris This Thich Nhat Hanh Poem Taught Me Mindful Drinking by Donna Ferris (Article) Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm by Thich Nhat Hanh The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK by Mark Manson The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A Singer
2/25/202240 minutes, 17 seconds
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EP 464: Reader Question - How can drinking less make me healthier?

Drinking alcohol impacts every part of your body in some way, but did you know that simply cutting back on your consumption can shift those physical effects? Join Annie as she takes us through not only the positive medical reasons for lessening our drinking, but also the vanity perks that you may never have thought affected your appearance. Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to alcoholexperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at alcoholexperiment.com.
2/19/202210 minutes, 25 seconds
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EP 463: The First Day with Chris Herren

Former professional basketball player, author and speaker Chris Herren joins Annie to discuss the first day of exposure to alcohol as a child in an unbalanced household.  Often we talk about the worst days of addiction, but Chris explains why discussing the impacts of day one can help us truly understand the progression of alcohol addiction overtime.  Tune in to hear how Chris now shares his powerful story to thousands of kids who are living with the same impacts of alcohol in the home, and how he offers them a way to navigate their way back to balance. Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.   And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Chris's website The First Day Film The Herren Project Unguarded (DVD)
2/18/202237 minutes, 55 seconds
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EP 462: Reader Question - What made Annie Grace stop drinking?

In this week’s reader question Annie takes a journey down memory lane and explains the details of how she personally stopped drinking for good. Tune in to hear what goal she set for herself that finally enabled her to find success in making a change. Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at thisnakedmind.com/digitalticket. As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
2/12/202211 minutes, 34 seconds
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EP 461: Naked Life Story - Payal

Payal always thought at some point she would “get it together” and quit her lifestyle of binge drinking and blacking out. But as she continued along the same path even as a new wife and then new mother, she began to doubt her ability to change. Tune in to find out how a comment from a complete stranger helped to open up her eyes and take the first steps toward a new life. Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
2/11/202228 minutes, 30 seconds
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EP 460: Reader Question - Why do I keep ruining my sobriety?

Reaching an alcohol-free milestone is a HUGE accomplishment – So why can a simple trigger cause us to pick up a drink and make us feel like we ruined everything we’ve accomplished? In this week’s reader question Annie shares two things you can start doing today to diminish the intensity of triggers and set your brain on a better path to freedom. Can you believe it's already February? What happened to January? It's gone already, and with it a lot of people's New Year's resolutions. Maybe you started off the year wanting to drink less or nothing at all, but you find yourself still drinking. If that's you, you're not alone. But maybe now you're ready to take back control. The answer's actually not in restriction or deprivation and you don't need more willpower. I'm here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you. A total non-issue, where you can take it or leave it. The first step is joining us for a very special and completely FREE 5-day virtual event starting February 7th. We'll be teaching you exactly how to take back control of your drinking even if your New Year's resolutions haven't stuck. Save your spot today at controlalcohollive.com. We can't wait to see you there! And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
2/5/20227 minutes, 9 seconds
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EP 459: Naked Life Story - Sam

Sam’s cravings for alcohol always seemed to win when it came up against his heavy OCD or anxiety. But through the struggle, he could hear the echoes of his true self calling for a way out. Find out how he escaped the constant yo-yo of quitting and starting drinking again through writing, traveling and spiritual discovery. Can you believe it's already February? What happened to January? It's gone already, and with it a lot of people's New Year's resolutions. Maybe you started off the year wanting to drink less or nothing at all, but you find yourself still drinking. If that's you, you're not alone. But maybe now you're ready to take back control. The answer's actually not in restriction or deprivation and you don't need more willpower. I'm here to tell you that you can break your patterns and habits and finally feel liberated from alcohol. You can return to a life where alcohol is small and irrelevant for you. A total non-issue, where you can take it or leave it. The first step is joining us for a very special and completely FREE 5-day virtual event starting February 7th. We'll be teaching you exactly how to take back control of your drinking even if your New Year's resolutions haven't stuck. Save your spot today at controlalcohollive.com. We can't wait to see you there! And as always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Present & Sober Podcast Sam’s Coaching Page The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle  
2/4/202232 minutes, 25 seconds
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EP 458: Reader Question - How can I heal when I drink to numb an abusive past?

Alcohol is more addictive when the brain is experiencing pain. And the pain of an abusive past can feel like a cycle that may never end. In this week’s reader question Annie discusses how repetitive thoughts that are causing pain can be redirected through coaching. And how practicing incremental positive thoughts can create new pathways in the brain to help end the destructive emotional loop. Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.              All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.  
1/29/202212 minutes, 52 seconds
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EP 457: Naked Life Story - Zac

As a young kid, Zac learned that drinking was what men did to have fun and be happy and he assumed that identity for most of his life. Find out how his profession of motivational speaking and his influencer status made him re-evaluate his relationship with alcohol to become the husband and family man he inspired others to be. Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.              All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Sober Letters to My Drunken Self by Ed Latimore Talking to Strangers by Malcom Madwell
1/28/202248 minutes, 23 seconds
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EP 456: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard

In this month’s coaching questions, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes TNM coach Cash Freitas. Cash specializes in helping young professionals and working parents find freedom from alcohol and obtain emotional balance in their busy lives. Cash has a  background in therapy which pairs perfectly with This Naked Mind’s belief that thoughts drive behavior. Join Cash and Scott as they work through the following belief roadblocks. I feel like I’m obsessing about NOT drinking. I’m always reminding myself about the negatives of drinking so that I don’t do it. It feels like I’m brainwashing myself – although I know it’s all true. Can you help? I stopped drinking for a month and felt great! However, a stressful event happened and I started drinking again - thinking it would be short-lived. I am now frustrated that I’m struggling to stop once again. Is this normal? How do I get unstuck from the belief that I’m not worth a good and healthy life? This belief keeps me making wrong decisions typically around drinking. Or, could it be an excuse for not taking firm and consistent action? Thanks for your help. Tune in to find out how the coaches answer these emotionally-packed questions. And stick around for Scott’s curveball question. Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to alcoholexperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at alcoholexperiment.com.  And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Cash’s Coaching Page
1/22/202232 minutes, 17 seconds
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EP 455: Freedom From Food with Jessi Jean

Often when people get to a point of freedom from alcohol they turn to food as a replacement for self-medication and numbing.  Join Annie and certified eating psychology coach Jessi Jean as they dig into the similar struggles that exist with food and alcohol and how feeling confident in your relationship with them starts with compassion and curiosity. Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.   And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Podcast with Jessi and Peggy Food Freedom online program Dear Body Podcast Jessi’s Instagram Jessi’s Tik Tok Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach by RDN Evelyn Tribole, MS
1/21/202243 minutes, 43 seconds
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EP 454: How can I get away from the label ‘alcoholic’?

When you feel like a label has been placed on you, it can be really triggering to an array of emotions. Especially when that label taps into something you have deeply struggled with for some time. In this week’s reader question, Annie presents three things to think about when those emotions start to rise up. Find out how to diffuse judgement with a new kind of energy. Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at thisnakedmind.com/digitalticket. As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
1/15/202213 minutes, 43 seconds
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EP 453: Naked Life Story - Kim S.

Kim S. was a closet binge drinker who would hide bottles of vodka around the house and plan her daily events around her next drink. Find out how This Naked Mind and struggles with infertility helped her to finally ditch her destructive cycle and find compassion for herself. Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
1/14/202242 minutes, 55 seconds
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EP 452: What I Wish I Knew Before My First Drink - The Pitcher Plant, A Deadly Warning

In the final episode of Annie’s 4-part series, What I Wish I Knew Before My First Drink - Annie paints a picture of how the slide into alcohol can be similar to a bug attempting to drink from a pitcher plant. Though we might believe we can simply fly away at any point, this slow hard-to-control journey can happen to any one of us. Tune in to hear the story. Hi. Super exciting news. So The Alcohol Experiment book is released in the expanded edition. What does expanded edition mean? It means that every single day throughout the book there are deep reflective journal entries that have been added with space to write which is so cool and so exciting. So you really make it your own. And, the reason I did this is because I truly believe that the deepest wisdom you will access throughout the 30 days of The Alcohol Experiment comes from within you. You know more about what’s best for you than anybody else in the entire world. And I know sometimes that can be hard to believe but when you really access your own wisdom it is so profound. So you can pick up your own copy at alcoholexperimentbook.com and check it out. It’s really powerful. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links:  Easy Way to Control Alcohol by Allen Carr Chris Herren - The Herren Project
1/8/20225 minutes, 58 seconds
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EP 451: Naked Life Story - Chelsea

Chelsea’s comfort zone was drinking at home to relax from the pressures of life while also connecting with her husband. But when she began noticing the effects their relationship with alcohol was having on her kids, she signed up for The Alcohol Experiment. Find out how the quote, “hard now, easy later” resonated with her from day one of the challenge and changed her life forever. Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days. Episode Links: Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life by Glennon Doyle
1/7/202233 minutes, 36 seconds
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EP 450: What I Wish I Knew Before My First Drink - An Unfair Trade

In the third episode of Annie’s 4-part series, What I Wish I Knew Before My First Drink - Annie talks about the journey your blood alcohol content takes with one drink of alcohol.  Find out how a few minutes of energetic-euphoria can leave you with hours of tired and depressed feelings. Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to alcoholexperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at alcoholexperiment.com.  And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
1/1/20224 minutes, 24 seconds
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EP 449: Naked Life Story - Alison

Alison always had a passion for health and wellness but when her identity shifted as a new mom, she started finding herself turning to alcohol to feel free. Find out how she was able to clear the clutter that alcohol left in her brain to embrace a healthy life that is helping others in the process. Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.              All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Alison's Coaching Page
12/31/202135 minutes, 29 seconds
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EP 448: What I Wish I Knew Before My First Drink - The Thief of Joy

In the second episode of Annie’s 4-part series, What I Wish I Knew Before My First Drink - Annie talks about the process the brain naturally follows to stay in balance and how alcohol totally disrupts it. The counterbalancing game that takes place in an effort to kick alcohol out of the body also leaves you with moments of stolen joy—The joy you thought you were experiencing from drinking in the first place. Tune in to find out how. Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.              All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
12/25/202110 minutes, 53 seconds
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EP 447: Naked Life Story - Katie

Katie experienced a traumatic attack one night and she turned to a therapist to deal with the aftereffects. When antidepressant meds were prescribed, Katie began feeling the urge to drink alcohol.  Her daily drinking was not helping with the sadness she was feeling and she soon began questioning the other substance that she was putting in her body.  Find out how Katie’s new alcohol-free beginning enabled her to finally be vulnerable enough to deal with some deep generational trauma. I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Race Is a Wolf by kt Mather My Favorite Murder Podcast Did Alcohol Give Me My Breast Cancer by Mother Jones
12/24/202146 minutes, 22 seconds
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EP 446: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard

In this month’s coaching questions, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes TNM coach Debi Talbert. Debi specializes in helping 50+ year olds and life coaches navigate following their dreams without the road-blocking effects of alcohol. Find out how Debi uses her former profession as a flight attendant to help individuals find their closest exits and put on their own safety devices first before helping others -- when it comes to alcohol. Join Debi and Scott as they discuss these tough questions: I’ve been drinking for so long that I don’t feel like I know myself without alcohol. Have you helped people work through this? How has it gone for them? I feel like there are a lot of things in my life that I want to change now that I’m alcohol-free. Is this normal? How do I work with it? Tune in to find out how the coaches answer these questions. And explain how working with a coach can be a short-cut to getting where you want to go quicker. I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Debi’s Coach Page
12/18/202130 minutes, 38 seconds
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EP 445: Finding Joy with Catherine Gray

Best selling author Catherine Gray joins Annie to discuss the unexpected joy she finds in being alcohol-free.  Find out how Catherine’s obsessive desire to become more informed about what she was putting in her body helped her escape the allure of alcohol. And how her new lifestyle continues to open doors for joy to keep coming. Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.   And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Sunshine Warm Sober by Catherine Gray The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober by Catherine Gray Adverse Childhood Experiences Questionnaire The Body Keeps Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. Catherine’s Instagram
12/17/202129 minutes, 55 seconds
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EP 444: What I Wish I Knew Before My First Drink - Bison Hunting and Raspberries

Check out Annie’s 4-part video series called, What I Wish I Knew Before My First Drink.  In this first episode, Annie talks about the idea of bison hunting and raspberries. And how dopamine can trick the brain by making us feel like we want something even though we might not necessarily like it. Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at thisnakedmind.com/digitalticket. As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links:  TNM Spotify Playlists
12/11/20217 minutes, 7 seconds
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EP 443: Naked Life Story - Kathryn

Binge drinking often left Kathryn with nights of forgotten moments and conversations that led to broken relationships. Tune in to hear how she was able to navigate to a place of self compassion, freedom and deeper connections—free from the memory-erasing effects of alcohol. Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Kathryn’s Coach Page TNM Spotify Playlists
12/10/202141 minutes, 40 seconds
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EP 442: Reader Question - How do I talk to my kids about alcohol?

Parenting really hits a new level of challenges when it comes to talking to kids about alcohol. Especially if you’re someone who has struggled with it yourself. Tune in to hear Annie discuss four key points that are important when broaching the subject. It’s a tough talk, but if done correctly, it can open the doors to a relationship rooted in trust that will stick with them for life. Hi. Super exciting news. So The Alcohol Experiment book is being released. Actually it got released just a few days ago with the expanded edition. What does expanded edition mean? It means that every single day throughout the book there are deep reflective journal entries that have been added with space to write which is so cool and so exciting. So you really make it your own. And, the reason I did this is because I truly believe that the deepest wisdom you will access throughout the 30 days of The Alcohol Experiment comes from within you. You know more about what’s best for you than anybody else in the entire world. And I know sometimes that can be hard to believe but when you really access your own wisdom it is so profound. So you can pick up your own copy at alcoholexperimentbook.com and check it out. It’s really powerful. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
12/4/202112 minutes, 6 seconds
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EP 441: Naked Life Story - Kristie

When Kristie’s friend asked her to do dry January she knew it was a long shot, and only committed to two weeks.  Find out how two weeks turned into permanent freedom with the help of This Naked Mind and a deep desire for a more fulfilled life—free from the grips of alcohol. Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days.  As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Kristie’s Instagram Easy Way to Stop Smoking by Allen Carr Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor
12/3/202139 minutes, 30 seconds
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EP 440: Reader Question - How do I lose the desire to drink on special occasions?

Celebrations and special occasions can often provoke a yearning to jump back on the drinking train. So how do you lose that desire and leave alcohol in the rear view for good? In this week’s reader question Annie tosses the inquiry back at all of us. Find out what question you need to start asking yourself in order to reach a point of personal freedom even during party times. Spoiler Alert: It looks different for everyone! Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.              All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
11/27/202110 minutes, 59 seconds
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EP 439: Naked Life Story - Nat X

Nat X felt the pressure to drink to fit in after feeling like an outcast most of his life. Finally a part of the "cool crowd,” he slipped into a world of multiple addictions. Find out how he escaped his imposter syndrome and started embracing a journey of self-compassion free from regrets. Hi, it's Annie Grace. If you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.              All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Nat X’s website & podcast  Unbroken Brain by Maia Szalavitz Dopamine Nation by Anna Lembke, MD
11/26/202129 minutes, 33 seconds
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EP 438: Reader Question - How do you survive the holidays without alcohol?

It’s the holiday season. Time to celebrate!—But how do you enjoy yourself without alcohol if you’re used to drinking at all of your traditional social gatherings? In this week’s reader question, Annie gives four great tips on how to approach your get-togethers with confidence and curiosity without the booze. You may just find that you enjoy yourself a lot more than you used to! Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to alcoholexperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at alcoholexperiment.com.
11/20/20219 minutes, 56 seconds
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EP 437: Breaking Up With Social With Laura McKowen

Addiction takes on many forms—Perhaps the most common addiction these days is to our phones and social media. Tune in to catch a refreshingly honest interview with New York Times best selling author, Laura McKowen. She and Annie discuss how Laura decided to break up with social media and how her struggles were startlingly similar to her relationship with alcohol. Be sure to stick around for Annie and Laura’s tips on how to become more mindful of your own social media usage. It may provide an unexpected relief. Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.   And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Tell Me Something True Podcast We Are the Luckiest by Laura McKowen Tony Robbins 6 Human Needs Deep Work by Cal Newport Podcast interviews with Laura & Annie: Allowing with Laura McKowen We Are The Luckiest with Laura McKowen Tell Me Something True Podcast with Laura McKowen
11/19/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 57 seconds
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EP 436: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard

In this month’s coaching questions, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes TNM coach Emma Gilmour. Emma specializes in guiding individuals through parenting and the impacts alcohol can have on children. Find out if early exposure to alcohol is a good or bad thing in the long run, and how to give kids the tools they need to make their own educated decisions about drinking. Join Emma and Scott as they discuss these tough questions: How do I explain alcohol and drinking in a way that my children will understand? What’s the best way to talk about alcohol without making it “forbidden”? Is it counterproductive to apologize to my children for drinking? Tune in to find out what the ultimate goal is when having conversations around this touchy topic. Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at thisnakedmind.com/digitalticket. As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Emma’s Coaching Page
11/13/202132 minutes, 3 seconds
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EP 435: Naked Life Story - Andrea

As an extroverted sales woman in the tech industry, Andrea thrived in a culture which included wining and dining clients on a regular basis. Her curiosity of a new norm didn’t come after she hit rock bottom. So what was it that piqued her interest in breaking free from her workplace drinking culture? Tune in to find out! Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
11/12/202130 minutes, 45 seconds
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EP 434: Reader Question - Does a drunk mind really speak a sober heart?

You’ve probably heard the saying, “The real you comes out when you’re drinking.” But is there a scientific explanation that truly supports this? In this week’s reader question Annie dives into the ways alcohol affects the frontal lobe of the brain and if lost inhibitions are congruent with who truly are and want to be in the world. Hi. Super exciting news. So The Alcohol Experiment book is released in the expanded edition. What does expanded edition mean? It means that every single day throughout the book there are deep reflective journal entries that have been added with space to write which is so cool and so exciting. So you really make it your own. And, the reason I did this is because I truly believe that the deepest wisdom you will access throughout the 30 days of The Alcohol Experiment comes from within you. You know more about what’s best for you than anybody else in the entire world. And I know sometimes that can be hard to believe but when you really access your own wisdom it is so profound. So you can pick up your own copy at alcoholexperimentbook.com and check it out. It’s really powerful. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
11/6/202114 minutes, 5 seconds
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EP 433: Naked Life Story - Ellie

Life changed significantly for Ellie when her family started growing—And alcohol seemed like the postpartum glue that was holding it all together. However, when she started choosing her nightly glass of wine over snuggle-time with her kids she started to really question her priorities. Find out how the discovery of This Naked Mind led to a vast and fast change to living more present in each moment. Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days.  As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Ellie’s Coaching Page Present and Sober Podcast Can I Moderate FREE PDF
11/5/202143 minutes, 41 seconds
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EP 432: Reader Question - How can I be sober and still be stuck?

Deciding to remove alcohol from your life is a HUGE personal accomplishment. So what do you do when difficult life circumstances threaten to derail your sobriety? Tune in to hear Annie’s story about how she realized that external circumstances were not really the problem during her personal struggle to become alcohol-free. And how you too can quiet the outside noise and begin finding your own peace. Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.              All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
10/30/20219 minutes, 9 seconds
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EP 431: Naked Life Story - Sandra

Sandra never imagined that her desire to moderate her drinking would change her life and her career path forever.  Find out how This Naked Mind took her from functioning with daily hangovers to a life devoted to helping others find relief from the grips of alcohol. Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.              All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Sandra’s Coach Page
10/29/202130 minutes, 57 seconds
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EP 430: Reader Question - How can I break free from Mommy Wine Culture?

Parenthood is a journey filled with unexpected and overwhelming moments. So, it’s no wonder that society has taken the opportunity to market "Mommy wine culture" as a way to cope. In this week’s reader question Annie shares her enormous support for parents by sharing how it’s possible to remain in your community of support while also pursuing an AF lifestyle. I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
10/23/202110 minutes, 56 seconds
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EP 429: Naked Life Story - Maggie

Drinking at work functions helped establish Maggie as the party girl with endless charm to go around—And she held on tightly to this alcohol identity. But when her attempts to moderate left her obsessing over the quantity of alcohol that was in her glass, in her house and all around her, she began exploring an experimental path toward sobriety. I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links:  Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions by Russel Brand The Sober Lush: A Hedonist’s Guide to Living a Decadent, Adventurous, Soulful Life—Alcohol Free by Amanda Eyre Ward and Jardine Libaire Curious Elixirs
10/22/202147 minutes, 5 seconds
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EP 428: Reader Question - Why do I feel unwell without alcohol?

It takes the body a while to rebalance after you quit drinking, but this week’s reader question addresses someone who is still feeling unwell without alcohol after 45 days. What gives?  Listen to find out two things alcohol actually does to the body and why feeling unwell for so many days AF may mean it’s time to pay attention to something else. Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to alcoholexperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at alcoholexperiment.com.
10/16/20217 minutes, 42 seconds
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EP 427: Naked Life Story - Alice

Alice lived a life in and out of rehab for a staggering number of times. Yet the expensive cost of treatment never led her to freedom from drinking or the negative emotions she was harboring from living an “illegal lifestyle”. Her turning point came when she discovered a world free from labels and a healing path toward mindfulness. Find out how cold water plunges and words from This Naked Mind helped to change her life for good. Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.   And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Alice’s Instagram Alice’s Website Hello Sunday Morning The Wim Hof Method
10/15/202152 minutes, 7 seconds
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EP 426: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard

In this month’s coaching questions, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard welcomes TNM coach Martha Wright. Martha specializes in helping people find sobriety in the food and beverage industry and to cultivate new interest in the process. Martha shares her experience of 20 years in the wine industry and how her freedom came when she stopped considering how she was measuring up at work, and started asking herself, “How do I feel?” Join Martha and Scott as they work through these perfectly suited questions: As a veteran of the food and beverage industry am I stuck in finding freedom from alcohol since I’m around it all of the time? Are AF drinks “okay” or are they triggering for people who have found sobriety? What are the best AF options out there? Tune in to find out if it’s possible to stay connected to what we love about the food and beverage industry while living alcohol free. Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at thisnakedmind.com/digitalticket. As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Martha Wright Coaching Page
10/9/202141 minutes, 46 seconds
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EP 425: Naked Life Story - Kristian

Kristian leads an exciting life in extreme sports and endurance competitions—which always seem to end with beer tents at the finish line. Without question, celebrations always included alcohol.  When his life began requiring adjustments to accommodate a new diagnosis of celiac disease, he started questioning that familiar party substance that was also making him feel unwell. Find out how a lesson in science and facts in This Naked Mind helped him make a decision that led to a physically and mentally healthier future. Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
10/8/202147 minutes, 50 seconds
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EP 424: How can a 20-year-old have sex and socialize without alcohol?

Loosening up for sex or social situations without alcohol may seem impossible - Especially as a college student. But, is alcohol really helping you perform better? In this week’s reader question Annie discusses college culture and how it’s possible to challenge your deep-rooted expectations for having a good time. Find out how by tuning in. Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.   And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
10/2/20218 minutes, 9 seconds
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EP 423: Naked Life Story - Jamie

As a Mrs. America contestant, Jamie prides herself in using her national platform to create alcohol use disorder awareness - a topic that is very near and dear to her. Tune in to hear her story of how she went from using alcohol to combat her postpartum depression to a life rooted in family, health and self. Jamie’s contagious ambition will have you reconsidering how to set new expectations in your own life. Hi. Super exciting news. So The Alcohol Experiment book is being released. Actually it got released just a few days ago with the expanded edition. What does expanded edition mean? It means that every single day throughout the book there are deep reflective journal entries that have been added with space to write which is so cool and so exciting. So you really make it your own. And, the reason I did this is because I truly believe that the deepest wisdom you will access throughout the 30 days of The Alcohol Experiment comes from within you. You know more about what’s best for you than anybody else in the entire world. And I know sometimes that can be hard to believe but when you really access your own wisdom it is so profound. So you can pick up your own copy at alcoholexperimentbook.com and check it out. It’s really powerful. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Jamie’s Facebook Page Jamie’s Instagram Page
10/1/202122 minutes, 59 seconds
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EP 422: How can alcohol be a depressant when it makes me happy?

Alcohol is a super complex substance. We have all been told it’s a depressant, but it is also a stimulant which can provide moments of relaxation, relief and happiness. Are the highs and lows of alcohol worth the price? Tune in to hear Annie explain the journey your blood alcohol level takes when you consume your first drink, and why it can have diminishing returns leaving you with many more moments of feeling down than up. Hi, it's Annie Grace. If you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.              All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
9/25/202110 minutes, 11 seconds
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EP 421: Naked Life Story - Stacey

As a child in foster care, Stacey found herself struggling to lead two different lives. As she got older, a debilitating anxiety took hold and alcohol seemed to help her through it. But she quickly found herself off course and feeling insignificant. Find out how Stacey’s curiosity and small moments of success opened doors that led her to a freedom she now feels inside and out. Hi, it's Annie Grace. If you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.              All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
9/24/202153 minutes, 28 seconds
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EP 420: Reader Question - Why do I drink even though I don’t want to?

Annie breaks down a complex reader question with an easy-to-digest story. Find out why bison hunting and gathering raspberries can explain why your brain makes you think you want a drink even when you actually don’t want one. Start combating this instinct with new knowledge today! Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days.  As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
9/18/20219 minutes, 8 seconds
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EP 419: Between Breaths with Elizabeth Vargas

It was normal for Elizabeth Vargas to deal with the pressures of her high-profile career in television with drinks after work. On top of that, she felt a need to numb her deep-rooted anxiety that clouded over her since childhood, but ultimately she began to feel the misery outweighing the magic that alcohol provided. As she continued to function at a very high level, with relapse seeming like a normal occurrence, she finally found freedom when everyone backed off and stopped judging her journey.  Tune in to hear how she is now helping to forge a supportive community devoted to helping others find their own freedom. Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to alcoholexperiment.com. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at alcoholexperiment.com.  And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Heart of the Matter Podcast Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction
9/17/202151 minutes, 11 seconds
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EP 418: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard

On this month’s coaching episode, This Naked Mind Head Coach Scott Pinyard welcomes TNM coach, Lorna Wilson. Lorna specializes in people using alcohol over 60 who want to change their habits. Sometimes this switch can be difficult and Lorna explains why by sharing her own story:  Nearing retirement doesn’t mean all stress from life magically disappears and Lorna found her relief in a bottle of wine. But just like many of her clients, she began to take a look at her life and health and reflect on what had happened.  Lorna’s freedom was found in her curiosity which led her to pick up a copy of This Naked Mind. Find out why ‘alcohol=ethanol’ hit home so deeply for her and where curiosity led her from there. Lorna and Scott also answer these inquisitive questions: How have you seen people handle a widening gap in their marriage due to one spouse continuing to use alcohol when the other is AF? How do you let go of the guilt and shame of things you’ve said and done while intoxicated? Have you seen people at the age of 73 change their drinking habits? Is it worth it? Join them in the conversation, and be sure to listen until the end to find out Lorna’s answer to Scott’s curveball question. Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.   And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Lorna’s coach page
9/11/202134 minutes, 22 seconds
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EP 417: Naked Life Story - Amy A.

Alcohol was Amy’s partner in stress relief until she realized managing it was so much easier with a non-alcoholic beverage in hand. Find out how Amy is now advocating for NA varieties in her local hospitality venues and driving the momentum for change as a consumer. Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at thisnakedmind.com/digitalticket. As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Amy’s Website Amy’s Instagram Hop Tea
9/10/202137 minutes, 28 seconds
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EP 416: Reader Question - Why do I kinda miss hangovers?

Believe it or not, it is fairly common for people who have found freedom from alcohol to miss getting hangovers. But what part of the debilitating morning after is actually being missed? In this week’s reader question, Annie disassembles the inquiry to help you keep the good parts of a hangover without sacrificing your health in the process. Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.  
9/4/20219 minutes, 21 seconds
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EP 415: Naked Life Story - Brandon Be Happy

For Brandon Be Happy, life was filled with endless partying and alcohol. But with a shining talent and personality it would take a lot to knock him down.  Even in his darkest moments, Brandon finds a way to channel his storytelling to help inspire others. Listen in for the most contagious laugh you’ll ever hear, and a truly uplifting story of recovery. Annie and Brandon met earlier this year during the first-ever Sober Voices Summit in February. They're both returning as speakers this fall for Sober Voices FLOW, and we have an exclusive 25% discount just for our listeners. To order tickets, visit flow.sobervoices.co and use code thisnakedmind to hear Annie and Brandon share more wisdom and information at this 3-day online conference for the sober and sober-curious. Hi. Super exciting news. So The Alcohol Experiment book is being released. Actually it got released just a few days ago with the expanded edition. What does expanded edition mean? It means that every single day throughout the book there are deep reflective journal entries that have been added with space to write which is so cool and so exciting. So you really make it your own. And, the reason I did this is because I truly believe that the deepest wisdom you will access throughout the 30 days of The Alcohol Experiment comes from within you. You know more about what’s best for you than anybody else in the entire world. And I know sometimes that can be hard to believe but when you really access your own wisdom it is so profound. So you can pick up your own copy at alcoholexperimentbook.com and check it out. It’s really powerful. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Brandon’s Instagram Brandon’s Website
9/3/202144 minutes, 51 seconds
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EP 414: Reader Question - Why do I feel fat and my skin looks terrible?

Your body can go through many changes after giving up alcohol but in this week’s reader question our reader is much further in her AF journey and is still feeling unhappy with her body’s response. Annie shares her own personal experience with body thoughts and how there may be something deeper that needs to be addressed when it comes to our expectations and reality. Hi, it's Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it's not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.              All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you're like, "No, I just want to be done with this. I'm ready to invest some time and I'm ready to just make this happen." I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links:  Book - Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight Book - Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach 
8/28/202110 minutes, 31 seconds
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EP 413: Naked Life Story - Mark R.