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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.

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This Naked Mind Podcast Annie Grace

    • Mental Health

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

    EP 256: Reader Question - How to loosen up for sex without alcohol

    EP 256: Reader Question - How to loosen up for sex without alcohol

    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.

    • 9 min
    EP 255: Naked Life Story - Peggy

    EP 255: Naked Life Story - Peggy

    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 
     
     

    • 53 min
    EP 254: Reader Question - Is allowing my teenager to drink dangerous?

    EP 254: Reader Question - Is allowing my teenager to drink dangerous?

    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
     

    • 15 min
    EP 253: Sleep with Michael Gradisar

    EP 253: Sleep with Michael Gradisar

    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

    • 41 min
    EP 252: Reader Question - How can I say no to a free drink in business class or at an all inclusive resort?

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

    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.

    • 9 min
    EP 251: Sober Curious with Ruby Warrington

    EP 251: Sober Curious with Ruby Warrington

    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 

    • 42 min

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