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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, 1.3K 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 304: Reader Question - What is the deal with blackouts?

    EP 304: Reader Question - What is the deal with blackouts?

    Are you confused about blackouts? Annie Grace was, too. Today’s episode, she takes a super scientific look at this scary topic and answers the following questions: What are blackouts? How do they happen? Are there different kinds of blackouts? What does alcohol do to the different types of memory in our brains? Who gets blackouts? What makes someone more susceptible to them? 
    Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book.
    And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

    • 10 min
    EP 303: Naked Life Story - Jackie

    EP 303: Naked Life Story - Jackie

    Jackie had her first sip of alcohol at the age of 13. Despite binge drinking and blacking out all through college, she earned a 4.0. After graduation, her heavy weekend alcohol use continued, ultimately becoming much worse following the unexpected death of her father. Deeply depressed, Jackie never felt the need to moderate her drinking, however it was important to her that others not suspect she had a problem with alcohol. In today’s episode, Jackie talks about how she became suicidal during blackouts and what ultimately shook her to her core and changed everything. 
    Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book.
    And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
    Episode Links:
    Jackie's Blog

    • 45 min
    EP 302: Reader Question - Why do you tell people to keep drinking?

    EP 302: Reader Question - Why do you tell people to keep drinking?

    The first step in changing your relationship with alcohol is to stop trying to stop drinking. Wait. What? It’s counterintuitive. It’s controversial. It’s what makes This Naked Mind - the book, the methodology, everything - so different from anything else. There’s a very good reason we do things this way. So, take a breath, let yourself off the hook, and listen as Annie Grace busts the myths and clarifies what exactly she means when she says, “Stop trying to stop drinking.”
    If you asked me about the one thing that makes This Naked Mind so different from anything else, I would have to say emotion. It is the emotion when people feel really ready to make a change, when they’ve had that mindset shift, when they’ve gone through all the materials and the methodology and they get this feeling that it’s not that they never get to drink again it's that they never have to drink again. And, interestingly, according to all sorts of new research, it is emotion, especially positive emotion, more than anything else that predicates how long a change will stick, how long it will last. It is emotion. When you feel excited about a change in your life. When you feel thrilled you’re making this new difference, instead of feeling deprived like you’re missing out, everything changes. And it really makes it that This Naked Mind can stick for the long term. If you want to know more about how to truly change your emotion around drinking, I want you to join me at nakedmindpath.com. It is the path to changing your emotion and changing your feelings and really finding freedom in your relationship with alcohol. 
    And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

    • 14 min
    EP 301: Amazon Woman with Darcy Gaechter

    EP 301: Amazon Woman with Darcy Gaechter

    Friends since they were kids, Annie Grace and Darcy Gaechter reconnect in this episode. Things they have in common: they have both chosen to live alcohol free, and they have both written books. Darcy’s book, Amazon Woman, is a memoir about the expedition that led her to become the first and only woman on the planet to kayak the entire Amazon River from source to sea. Listen as she shares about her experience on the Amazon as well as her path to stop drinking and how the two journeys intersected.
    If you asked me about the one thing that makes This Naked Mind so different from anything else, I would have to say emotion. It is the emotion when people feel really ready to make a change, when they’ve had that mindset shift, when they’ve gone through all the materials and the methodology and they get this feeling that it’s not that they never get to drink again it's that they never have to drink again. And, interestingly, according to all sorts of new research, it is emotion, especially positive emotion, more than anything else that predicates how long a change will stick, how long it will last. It is emotion. When you feel excited about a change in your life. When you feel thrilled you’re making this new difference, instead of feeling deprived like you’re missing out, everything changes. And it really makes it that This Naked Mind can stick for the long term. If you want to know more about how to truly change your emotion around drinking, I want you to join me at nakedmindpath.com. It is the path to changing your emotion and changing your feelings and really finding freedom in your relationship with alcohol. 
    And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
    Episode Link:
    Amazon Woman by Darcy Gaechter  
    Darcy’s Website 
    Darcy on Instagram 

    • 44 min
    EP 300: Reader Question - Why am I triggered to drink when I’m feeling good?

    EP 300: Reader Question - Why am I triggered to drink when I’m feeling good?

    “Dear Annie: Today I was feeling pretty good about myself and what I was accomplishing and suddenly I had a craving. Normally I crave when I'm trying to avoid or numb a negative emotion, so I was confused. Acknowledging how good I was feeling, and my own goodness and beauty, makes me uncomfortable and I wanted to numb out those good feelings. When I realized it's easier to believe the negative things about myself than it is to believe the positive things about myself, I got really sad.” In today’s episode, Annie Grace shares her thoughts about how to deal with these cravings and explains why she always says, “Celebrate the awareness, no matter how painful it is.”
    Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book.
    And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

    • 14 min
    EP 299: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard

    EP 299: Coaching Questions with Scott Pinyard

    In this month’s coaching episode, This Naked Mind head coach Scott Pinyard answers the following questions: 1) I am on day 20 without alcohol and I am so angry and grouchy. I am a nice person but don’t feel nice anymore. Is this normal? 2) I’m in the PATH and have been told we’re not going to be asked to quit drinking in the first eight weeks. Now I am drinking more on a daily basis. Is that bad? 3) During the first year of sober experiences, what are the best tools for those classic drinking events like weddings, vacations, and concerts where everyone else is drinking? 4) I feel like I have a split personality - I am excited about being alcohol free but I also have major FOMO when I think about not drinking in certain situations. Will this go away?
    Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book.
    And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Stacie M. ,

Great podcast

This Naked Mind book and podcast is wonderful. The book was just what I needed. Will probably read again at some point to keep the understanding of it in my head. I am thankful there is also this podcast. I started listening in May 2020 with episode one and going in order. I am now on episode 140. Having the podcast to listen to daily is like a very interesting reminder of how I want to live my life. I want to build strength and energy and not drinking aligns with that. So thankful.

redheaded bombshell ,

Life-Altering

Annie is truly changing the manner in which we approach alcohol use and sobriety. Her work educates and informs us to empower us in the process rather than offer rigidity and harmful labels. Authentic, honest, and kind.

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!

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