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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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When we’ve always perceived and used alcohol as an aphrodisiac, something we need to loosen up for sex, finding a way to relax with our partners without booze can be a big challenge. Did you know that sex and orgasm can create some of the same euphoria as a drug when it hits the pleasure center for your brain? Did you know that orgasm is a far more powerful relaxant than alcohol? This is great news! So, what can we do to build true connection and intimacy in our alcohol-free relationships? Annie Grace explores. Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days.  As always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
After experiencing her first alcohol buzz at the age of seven, Peggy’s drinking career spanned more than 40 years and included failed marriages, homelessness, and nearly losing her daughter. In today’s heartfelt and emotional episode, Annie Grace talks with Peggy and her daughter, Jessi, about how Peggy finally found freedom from alcohol, the effects of her new lifestyle on the family dynamic, big alcohol’s efforts to keep us drinking, Jessi’s battle with food and her current coaching work, and Peggy’s commitment to release shame and guilt. Are you looking to connect with like-minded people? Sometimes maybe you feel like you have all this information from doing This Naked Mind or The Alcohol Experiment, but you’re living in a world where people don’t speak your language. That is why I created The Exchange. The Exchange from This Naked Mind is an online community where we meet face to face, live with video calls multiple times a week with people from all over the world just to connect and have somewhere that you are seen, you are heard, and you feel less alone.  A place where you can really give back and get the support you need. If this sounds great to you, check it out at www.thisnakedmind.com/exchange. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Dear Body Podcast  Jessi Jean on Instagram     
As parents, we’re constantly agonizing over decisions we make for our children. We want to keep them safe and healthy and set them up for success as adults. If we allow our teenagers to drink alcohol, will it create more problems for them in the future or will it teach them responsibility and how to drink in moderation? What happens to our kids when we attach alcohol to emotional milestones in their lives? Annie Grace shares some research and offers her thoughts. Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to thisnakedmind.com/experiment. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at thisnakedmind.com/experiment. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: This Naked Mind Intensive  
In today's episode, sleep psychologist and researcher Michael Gradisar joins Annie Grace to talk about how the first stages of removing alcohol are like insomnia and how sleep deprivation keeps us trapped in the vicious cycle of starting and stopping drinking. Michael explains how sleep hygiene and cognitive behavior therapy techniques help invite sleep and talks about how dreams can help in our journey to become and remain alcohol free. Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at thisnakedmind.com/digitalticket. As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: This Naked Mind Podcast Episode 13: Alcohol Explained with William Porter National Sleep Foundation WINK
Free stuff … things we don’t buy with money. But are they ever truly without some sort of cost? How do we say no to free alcohol? What can we do to manage triggers that show up in situations when we’re accustomed to drinking? Annie shares some thoughts on creating success and happiness when it seems like everyone else is getting something special and we’re not.  Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.   And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
If you look up the definition of problem drinker, you won’t find a picture of Ruby Warrington. Yet, for as long as she can recall, she couldn’t ignore her numinous curiosity and the constant pull to examine her relationship with alcohol. Now living alcohol free, Ruby is the author of Sober Curious and the founder of The Numinous, as well as a speaker, book doula, curator, brand consultant, copywriter, and thought leader. In today’s episode, Ruby shares her journey and discoveries with Annie Grace.  Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days.  As always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.  Episode Links: Ruby Warrington’s website  Sober Curious by Ruby Warrington   The Numinous  Sober Curious Podcast: The Future of Sobriety with Annie Grace   Malcolm Gladwell interview 
People who’ve removed alcohol from their lives rave about the joy and happiness they feel, even those who’ve been alcohol-free for years and years. “Do non-drinkers experience this same optimism or do they just recognize it as normal?" What is it that makes life so different for people who’ve stopped drinking? Is it possible for those who’ve never consumed alcohol to feel the same way? Are you looking to connect with like-minded people? Sometimes maybe you feel like you have all this information from doing This Naked Mind or The Alcohol Experiment, but you’re living in a world where people don’t speak your language. That is why I created The Exchange. The Exchange from This Naked Mind is an online community where we meet face to face, live with video calls multiple times a week with people from all over the world just to connect and have somewhere that you are seen, you are heard, and you feel less alone.  A place where you can really give back and get the support you need. If this sounds great to you, check it out at www.thisnakedmind.com/exchange. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
In today’s episode This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard answers questions about sustaining change. What do you do when, after a long time and a lot of work, you finally remove alcohol from your life and then wonder, “Is this all there is?” How about all that free time you have now that you’re no longer drinking and thinking about drinking and being hungover? Is that normal? What do you do? What do you do when you start thinking about moderation? Can the tools you use to remove alcohol from your life also help with weight loss and other changes? Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.   And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
“My subconscious does not want to change and it’s fighting my conscious desire to change … I feel like I need a brain transplant.” How do we move past the cycle of drinking and stopping and drinking and stopping over and over again and shift into an alcohol free life? Is it possible to give ourselves permission to go just one day without alcohol without worrying about never drinking again? How do we stop thinking about forever? Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.   And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Easy Way to Control Alcohol by Allen Carr Kick the Drink...Easily! by Jason Vale 
In today’s episode, Annie talks with college professor Wyatt (who has changed their name and pronouns since the podcast was recorded) and their partner, Mary, a Grammy-nominated recording artist, about Wyatt’s journey to live alcohol free. Wyatt talks about how it wasn’t ultimatums or shaming or pressure from Mary or anyone else that led to their decision to stop drinking; rather, it was Mary giving Wyatt the space to own their relationship with alcohol and make the choice for themself. Look for Wyatt on Jeopardy in February 2020. Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.   And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: "Same Love" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert  The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. Easy Way to Stop Smoking by Allen Carr Mary Lambert’s Website The Manic Episodes Podcast
Alcohol free and still feeling angry, annoyed, emotional at times? Totally normal. While we tend to expect permanent sunshine and rainbows when we stop drinking, in reality life will always be ups and downs and roller coasters with all sorts of bumps along the way. How do we deal with the challenging times without numbing out? Annie shares some ideas. Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days.  As always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
In today’s episode, Annie talks with Janey Lee Grace, mom, author, presenter, and holistic living expert who once toured the world as a rock and roll singer. Among other things, Janey Lee talks about how she went from having an off switch for alcohol in her younger days to becoming a daily drinker in motherhood, how she shifted from a cycle of taking breaks from alcohol to making a lasting commitment to alcohol free living, and how medical professionals responded when she voiced concerns about her drinking.  Are you looking to connect with like-minded people? Sometimes maybe you feel like you have all this information from doing This Naked Mind or The Alcohol Experiment, but you’re living in a world where people don’t speak your language. That is why I created The Exchange. The Exchange from This Naked Mind is an online community where we meet face to face, live with video calls multiple times a week with people from all over the world just to connect and have somewhere that you are seen, you are heard, and you feel less alone.  A place where you can really give back and get the support you need. If this sounds great to you, check it out at www.thisnakedmind.com/exchange. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.   Episode Links: 10% Happier by Dan Harris   Janey Lee Grace’s Website  Clare Pooley  Janey Lee Grace’s TEDx Talk: Sobriety Rocks - Who Knew!   Annie Grace on Janey Lee Grace’s Podcast This Naked Mind EP 47: Naked Life Story: Jolene Park This Naked Mind EP 63: Natural Healing from Alcohol with Dr Terry Trinka Hay House 
Do people in other countries where wine is a cultural thing have the problems with alcohol that we do here in the US? Is it just recently that our society seems to revere the wine stops, the wine clubs, the wine collectors, and if so, why is that? In today’s podcast, Annie sheds some light on the cultural differences and similarities between the US and Europe, and she shares some frightening statistics. Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to thisnakedmind.com/experiment. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at thisnakedmind.com/experiment. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
Last summer, Gayle from Sober Bliss interviewed Annie (EP: 201 - Sober Bliss with Gayle). In today’s episode, Annie interviews Gayle. A married mom of two sons who was raised in the northeast of England, Gayle was not exposed to alcohol until she was an adult. Currently living in Spain, Gayle attributes her progression into daily alcohol consumption to the Spanish drinking culture. She and Annie talk about the wake up call that helped shift Gayle into alcohol free living, what keeps her focused on remaining a non-drinker, and how her family dynamic has changed now that she and her husband have stopped drinking. Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yup, that is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at thisnakedmind.com/digitalticket. As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: This Naked Mind Podcast EP: 201 - Sober Bliss with Gayle Clare Pooley of Sober Mummy
Unconsciously drifting back into drinking. It’s more common than you might think. What happens when we understand all the science and logic but continue slipping back into old drinking habits? Is it really possible for the brain to permanently readjust? Annie offers some great advice for staying mindful and continuing to build on alcohol free momentum. Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.  And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.    
It’s a reunion! Author, teacher, and speaker Laura McKowen returns to the podcast today to talk with Annie about her new book, We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life. In addition to Laura’s story and the book, they share thoughts about  the “third door,” Alcoholics Anonymous, spiral dynamics, and fear. And, they may or may not make each other cry. Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days.  As always, rate, review and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.  Episode Links: We Are The Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life by Laura McKowen  Laura’s Website This Naked Mind Episode 75 Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh  SHE RECOVERS
Guilt … it’s such a common feeling. What if we didn’t try to fix ourselves? What if we continued to let ourselves down and maintained a hold on things that no longer serve us? Annie shares her perspective on guilt and how the time we spend on ourselves benefits everyone around us. I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
In today’s episode, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard answers three questions about navigating the holidays while keeping alcohol small and irrelevant. Whether it’s dealing with with family and office gatherings, or all the stuff that happens this time of the year, or managing feelings of loneliness or disconnectedness during this season, Scott offers insight, perspective, and tips. I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
There are so many beliefs that keep us trapped in the pattern of drinking. What if we are stuck on the belief that being a wife and mother is just easier with alcohol? What if we’re afraid to let our families see who we really are without drinking? Annie gives us some great advice, combined with some tough, love to help us destroy this sticky belief. I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
In today’s episode, Annie welcomes Christine. Despite having a family history of alcoholism, Christine took a “take-it-or-leave-it” attitude when it came to alcohol for most of her life. However, when boredom led to over-eating and drinks starting at noon, she started to slide down that slippery slope where alcohol started to take control. Today, though – she’s recovered! Totally recovered. Find out how she found her way to a naked life. I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. That's L-A-E for Live Alcohol Experiment. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to thisnakedmind.com/lae. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links:  Contact Christine
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Comments (9)

Amber Skinner

so relatable.

Feb 17th
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Amber Skinner

wow amazing

Feb 17th
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Jean Medeiros

Thank you Jamie! Thank you Annie! Jamie"s story was the missing link for me to feel part of "TNM" community. while I am eternally grateful for TNM & have thus far have been successfully AF, I felt like my story was to different from the other people in the community to really participate. I don't feel like maybe I'm in the wrong place anymore! #nopinkcloud. #highfunctioningwhiledrinking&depressed

Jan 23rd
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Kristi Ahrens

what is the first supplement again?

Jan 9th
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Maria Knutton

cant hear her!!!

Dec 22nd
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Adam Itinerant

Please stop confusing alcohol as a CNS depressant with depression as a common mental illness. It's like saying it's a depressant so it presses down on a button.

Oct 7th
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Adam Itinerant

This loon really undermines your message Annie. I'd love to hear what your truly knowledgeable guests say about this silly woo. She has no expertise at all and almost everything she says factually is wrong.

Oct 7th
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Adam Itinerant

This guy is hard to listen. Utter nonsense. Let's please stop listening to non experts on technical stuff. It makes us dumber.

Sep 29th
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Heidi Obstfeld

great story! does she check in after the 30 day challenge?

Aug 11th
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