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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
    • 4.8, 1.2K Ratings

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 284: Reader Question - How can I support a spouse who's trying to live alcohol free?

    EP 284: Reader Question - How can I support a spouse who's trying to live alcohol free?

    What can a wife to do support her husband who set a goal to stop drinking for a year, gave up alcohol for two months, and then she came home to find him drinking? Should she get angry? Give him tough love? Encourage him to keep trying? Leave him alone to wallow in his judgment and self-doubt?  Annie shares her thoughts on what exactly constitutes success and how we can take what we interpret as failure and use it to our advantage.
    Right now, for the first time ever, I am doing something that I think you will find incredibly valuable and amazing. Here's the thing, I've been asking myself, why do some people effortlessly stop drinking while other people struggle? Why do some people who haven't drank in years still miss it, still feel like they're missing out, still even feel a little self-pity? Why can't I do that anymore? What's going on? What's the difference? The thing is these questions have kept me up at night and I have spent years now diving into the science, diving into literally hundreds of interviews and thousands and thousands of surveys of feedback from people trying to understand why. What makes it different? I think I finally really understand it. And I've put all of this together into something that I believe is one of the best things I've ever created.
    It is a modular membership program that is coach-led so that people can find freedom faster. I read recently that the average time from when somebody recognizes a problem with alcohol to when they solve it can be up to 15 years. I know that I get thousands of emails with people saying, "Man, I'm so happy I found your work. My only regret is that I didn't find it sooner." So I wanted to put everything I've known so far, all of the research, all of the interviews, all of your experiences, all of the stories into this coach-led program that is truly customizable for you. So if you need it for a month and you find your freedom, great. But if you need to be with us for longer, that's also fine. Right now,  for a limited time, this program is at a massive discount just because I recognize what's going on with the world.
    So if you are at all curious about this and you want to know more and you're ready to really make alcohol small and irrelevant in your life, once and for good to not only where you're not drinking, not stopping just at the behavior of drinking, but actually where it feels effortless not to drink. Where it feels easy, where you never feel like you're missing out, where you always actually feel like you're more joyful and happier. I know that's hard to believe, and it was for me too, but it's okay if you're skeptical. It works anyway. If you're curious about this at all, check it out, nakedmindpath.com. It's open right now. It's closing May 31st. So if you want to get in on this first-ever launch of this coach-led program, that is totally modular, that you can come and take as much time or as little time as you need to truly make alcohol small and irrelevant in your life, join me. nakedmindpath.com. I can't wait to see you there. 
    And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

    • 11 min
    EP 283: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard

    EP 283: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard

    On today’s episode, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard dives into four terrific questions, some specific to not drinking during the COVID-19 pandemic - they are: The longer we stay home, the more intense my cravings become; what can I do to stray strong? I think I’m ready to quit drinking but with the pandemic am I just setting myself up to fail? I was 30 days alcohol free when we started quarantining and I caved when I got anxious; how can I turn my anger into motivation? I did the Live Alcohol Experiment but as soon as it ended I felt to pull to drink; how can I stay motivated beyond the 30 days?
    Right now, for the first time ever, I am doing something that I think you will find incredibly valuable and amazing. Here's the thing, I've been asking myself, why do some people effortlessly stop drinking while other people struggle? Why do some people who haven't drank in years still miss it, still feel like they're missing out, still even feel a little self-pity? Why can't I do that anymore? What's going on? What's the difference? The thing is these questions have kept me up at night and I have spent years now diving into the science, diving into literally hundreds of interviews and thousands and thousands of surveys of feedback from people trying to understand why. What makes it different? I think I finally really understand it. And I've put all of this together into something that I believe is one of the best things I've ever created.
    It is a modular membership program that is coach-led so that people can find freedom faster. I read recently that the average time from when somebody recognizes a problem with alcohol to when they solve it can be up to 15 years. I know that I get thousands of emails with people saying, "Man, I'm so happy I found your work. My only regret is that I didn't find it sooner." So I wanted to put everything I've known so far, all of the research, all of the interviews, all of your experiences, all of the stories into this coach-led program that is truly customizable for you. So if you need it for a month and you find your freedom, great. But if you need to be with us for longer, that's also fine. Right now,  for a limited time, this program is at a massive discount just because I recognize what's going on with the world.
    So if you are at all curious about this and you want to know more and you're ready to really make alcohol small and irrelevant in your life, once and for good to not only where you're not drinking, not stopping just at the behavior of drinking, but actually where it feels effortless not to drink. Where it feels easy, where you never feel like you're missing out, where you always actually feel like you're more joyful and happier. I know that's hard to believe, and it was for me too, but it's okay if you're skeptical. It works anyway. If you're curious about this at all, check it out, nakedmindpath.com. It's open right now. It's closing May 31st. So if you want to get in on this first-ever launch of this coach-led program, that is totally modular, that you can come and take as much time or as little time as you need to truly make alcohol small and irrelevant in your life, join me. nakedmindpath.com. I can't wait to see you there. 
    And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

    • 28 min
    EP 282: Reader Question - Are you really having more fun in life without drinking alcohol?

    EP 282: Reader Question - Are you really having more fun in life without drinking alcohol?

    We hear it all the time. It must suck not to drink. Life must be so boring. But, did you know there is definitive evidence that removing alcohol does not strip away our ability to have fun? Did you know that it’s actually alcohol that steals the brain’s ability to have fun? Annie Grace explains.
    Are you ready for a deep dive into truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my Intensive Program. It’s a 9-week, self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home. It will truly transform your relationship with alcohol. If you want to learn more about this, go to thisnakedmind.com/intensive.  
    And, as always - rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

    • 5 min
    EP 281: Naked Life Story - Andrew S.

    EP 281: Naked Life Story - Andrew S.

    Andrew had his first sip of sherry at the age of three. He loved it. It wasn’t until he was nearing his forties in a job with a strong drinking culture where booze equaled camaraderie and a way to let off steam and ignore problems that Andrew began to question his drinking. He was a “happy drunk” but also found alcohol turning him into a person he didn’t like. Yet, he continued justifying his drinking by telling himself it could be worse. Now alcohol free, Andrew reminds himself he can drink if he wants to but chooses not to. He’s happy to be clear-headed and off the yo-yo alcohol diet.
    Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you've had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don't take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days. 
    As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. 

    • 33 min
    EP 280: Reader Question - Why Isn’t Everyone Addicted?

    EP 280: Reader Question - Why Isn’t Everyone Addicted?

    If alcohol is addictive, why doesn’t everyone become addicted to it? Who are these magical beings who can drink without becoming addicted? Or not drink at all? Is it genetic? Does it have something to do with their personality? Are some people just broken and others are not? And, what is the one thing we can point to when a relationship with alcohol pivots from being mostly in control to very much out of control?
    Are you looking to connect with like-minded people? Sometimes maybe you feel like you have all this information from doing This Naked Mind or The Alcohol Experiment, but you’re living in a world where people don’t speak your language.
    That is why I created The Exchange. The Exchange from This Naked Mind is an online community where we meet face to face, live with video calls multiple times a week with people from all over the world just to connect and have somewhere that you are seen, you are heard, and you feel less alone.  A place where you can really give back and get the support you need.  If this sounds great to you, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/exchange.
    And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

    • 12 min
    EP 279: 'What is Enough' with Omar Pinto

    EP 279: 'What is Enough' with Omar Pinto

    On today’s episode, coach, podcast host, and self-described life-long seeker Omar Pinto joins Annie Grace from Costa Rica. From his first drink at 16 years old, Omar felt magic in the way alcohol quieted the noise in his head and made the negative self-talk disappear. In constant search of control and freedom, Omar sought approval and validation and to feel significant. He thought alcohol gave him all that. Listen to hear how he found hope by learning to believe in himself and reframing his story into a much more empowering version of the truth.
    Have you tried The Alcohol Experiment? Okay, if not, drop everything and go to thisnakedmind.com/experiment. This free 30-day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You remember, it was that version of you that’s living your most joyful life, the version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or to have a good time, and is having more fun than ever. Again, this is a totally free challenge that will change everything for you. So learn more and join me 100% free at thisnakedmind.com/experiment. 
    And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
    Episode Links:
    Omar Pinto Coaching
    The SHAIR Podcast

    • 49 min

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galflorida ,

Great but cannot take it in with fast talking

This is great to hear including the coaching sessions, but those coaching sessions are spoken so fast with no pauses (Chris I think his name is) that I cannot take it in. He will have 3 points and zip right by so I constantly have to rewind and think. Could you slow down a bit? Makes me anxious at current pace

Pooshay-shay ,

Love it!

Great book! Help me tons! So I followed up with the podcast, but I have a hard time hearing everything you and your guests are saying. Please! Get better mics!

kLove2020 ,

Science based knowledge

I love Annie and her movement for quitting drinking. She has so much amazing knowledge on the subject and an open mind and sense of curiosity that makes one feel comfortable with a very taboo subject. The book and the podcast have really guided my journey for sobriety. She is so candid and caring as well as enthusiastic! Keep it up!!!

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