This Naked Mind Podcast

Annie Grace

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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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.

Dec 4

12 min 5 sec

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

Dec 3

39 min 29 sec

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.

Nov 27

10 min 58 sec

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

Nov 26

29 min 32 sec

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.

Nov 20

9 min 55 sec

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

Nov 19

1 hr 5 min

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

Nov 13

32 min 2 sec

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.

Nov 12

30 min 44 sec

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.

Nov 6

14 min 4 sec

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

Nov 5

43 min 40 sec

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.

Oct 30

9 min 8 sec

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

Oct 29

30 min 56 sec

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.

Oct 23

10 min 55 sec

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

Oct 22

47 min 4 sec

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.

Oct 16

7 min 41 sec

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

Oct 15

52 min 6 sec

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

Oct 9

41 min 45 sec

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.

Oct 8

47 min 49 sec

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.

Oct 2

8 min 8 sec

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

Oct 1

22 min 58 sec

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.

Sep 25

10 min 10 sec

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.

Sep 24

53 min 27 sec

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.

Sep 18

9 min 7 sec

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

Sep 17

51 min 10 sec

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

Sep 11

34 min 21 sec

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

Sep 10

37 min 27 sec

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.  

Sep 4

9 min 20 sec

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

Sep 3

44 min 50 sec

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 

Aug 28

10 min 30 sec

Mark’s experience with drinking at an early age left him feeling like a superhero. But a life of continuous trauma and alcohol left him facing a new kind of villain. Though these set-backs continued through much of his life, Mark found freedom through listening to other people’s stories and in the rewiring brain work of This Naked Mind. Find out how he is now helping to serve the same community that helped him during his time of need. 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: Mark’s podcast

Aug 27

51 min 46 sec

It’s a tough job market, so what do you do if an employer attempts to connect with you as a drinking buddy during an interview? In this week’s reader question, Annie keeps it super simple. Avoid the awkwardness and follow-up questions with this energetic, confident response. Your future employer will thank you for it! 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.

Aug 21

6 min 38 sec

For Eric, social drinking was at the center of his life. Whether he was hosting cultural meals or tailgating for football games, the menu included whatever booze fit the scene. This was Eric’s life for many years until he realized he wanted more. When Eric started searching for answers the discovery of This Naked Mind and a community of support helped him escape the guilt he felt from all his recurring “day ones” and finally discover the creativity, health and freedom that he had been longing for. 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: Eric's Podcast - http://www.horseracingbanter.com/

Aug 20

39 min 33 sec

If boozy nights out are off the table does that mean that your drinking friends have to go with it? This is a question only you can answer, but Annie breaks it down in a framework that allows you to honor yourself and your beloved relationships. 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.

Aug 14

11 min 37 sec

Ryan O’Connell is an actor and writer of the hit Nexflix series, Special. He knows intense levels of pressure, stress, and anxiety. But after growing up with a mother who struggled with alcohol, he knew alcohol dependency was a path he wouldn’t follow in his own life. Alcohol addiction found Ryan as it finds many, through other avenues of dependency. When he quit his addiction to painkillers, his glass or two of wine each night soon met him with much more, resulting in a mild hangover on a daily basis. When the pandemic revealed a real problem, Ryan knew it was time to make a change. Learn how reading This Naked Mind led Ryan to a data-driven discovery that helped him change his life and how he views alcohol in our society today. Do not listen on 2x! Ryan's personality is purely entertaining and his story is empowering! 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:  Ryan’s Netflix Series - Special Ryan’s Memoir - I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves Ryan’s Story in People magazine

Aug 13

47 min 1 sec

On this month’s coaching episode, This Naked Mind Head Coach Scott Pinyard welcomes This Naked Mind Senior Coach Mike Shennan. Mike shares how he watched his drinking increase during a time when he had a successful career, his role as a father started changing as his kids got older, and his mother passed away. Now free from alcohol, Mike coaches men in midlife whose experiences are similar to his. He and Scott answer these two great questions: I had a month alcohol free and a huge stressful event started me drinking again. Now I am struggling to stop again. Is this normal? If the amount of alcohol in AF beer is 0.5%, would that affect the delicate balance of chemistry in our brains? And, finally, Scott tosses his signature curveball question to Mike. 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: Learn More About Mike Listen to Mike's Naked Life Story Podcast Episode

Aug 7

36 min 51 sec

Marilin repeatedly found alcohol when face-to-face with stress. It was her escape from college days of working and writing papers and later from her looming divorce. When new beginnings were met with gifts from loved ones that centered around alcohol, Marilin experienced her first wake-up call.  But life continued to meet new stressful challenges including a cancer diagnosis. This began her journey to finally remove alcohol from her life story and ultimately put her on a path of helping others as a This Naked Mind coach. 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: Learn More About Marilin

Aug 6

28 min 9 sec

If you find yourself going down a shame spiral or feeling completely embarrassed about your drinking escapades of the past, this reader's question is for you. Annie walks through the three layers of emotion, which will help get those feelings “unstuck” from inside you. Once you’re on a path towards truly letting those debilitating emotions free, you can start to become the joyful, complete person that you and your loved ones deserve. 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.  

Jul 31

9 min 27 sec

For Charlotta alcohol was her place to hide. To hide from her emotions, to hide her drinking from those she loved and to hide from herself. She found solace from this lonely place after discovering that a good friend had given up drinking. Curiosity took over for Charlotta and through the discovery of This Naked Mind and The PATH she was able to stop hiding and instead join a non judgemental, compassionate community that offered a hand in helping her give up drinking once and for all. 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.

Jul 30

34 min 59 sec

So you’re facing a night out with friends and the nerves have taken over? Are you going to miss out? What if you don’t have as much fun? What if your friends think you're not as much fun? Will you be bored?” In this week's reader question, Annie tackles these internal thoughts and the external pressures of heading to the drinking scene alcohol-free. Visualize yourself placing that AF drink order confident and nerve-free! (Question one of this two part reader question was addressed in EP 396: Reader Question - How Can I Tell My Family the Truth About 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.  

Jul 24

5 min 42 sec

Angele's story starts out like many of ours where alcohol was in the house and easily accessible growing up. But her early-in-life encounter led her down a path of inward discovery where she attempted to explain why her emotional experience with alcohol was much different than her drinking friends. Annie and Angele discuss these emotions and the constant 'whisper' from within that helped Angele find freedom from the negative impacts of drinking and get back on her destined life path. 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: Angele’s website Angele's Insight Timer Profile

Jul 23

33 min 50 sec

Today’s question comes from a reader who is no longer tempted to drink during the week or drink at home but still worries about how to navigate situations where alcohol is expected to be part of the overall experience. She is frequently wined and dined for work and isn’t sure how to handle events and turning down free drinks. Listen as Annie Grace shares her thoughts. 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.

Jul 17

14 min 59 sec

Annie Grace connects with Gretchen Rubin this week for a deep dive into how our expectations - both internal and external - can influence the way we go about committing to making changes in our lives. Find out what the Four Tendencies are, how you can discover your tendency and why certain approaches may actually make us resistant to change. Finally, learn which tendency Annie is and why that allowed her to create what This Naked Mind is today! 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: Four Tendencies Quiz  The Happiness Project  The Four Tendencies Book Better Than Before  

Jul 16

49 min 7 sec

Is there such a thing as a normal drinker? Are there rules about the quantity of alcohol you can consume and be considered “normal?” Where does the concept of normal drinkers even come from? What does the science say about it? And, what are the consequences when we use the label “normal drinkers?” Annie Grace shares her thoughts. 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.

Jul 10

13 min 47 sec

Over the past month or so, we have seen our community grow in such an incredible way - whether you are new to This Naked Mind or have been here for a while, we just want to say thank you and let you know how grateful we are to play a role in your journey to find freedom from alcohol. Today, we’re re-releasing one of our most popular and favorite episodes to date with Wyatt and Mary.  Annie Grace 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. Wyatt was a contestant on Jeopardy in February 2020, and was interviewed on ABC News Nightline in February 2021. 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: "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  Wyatt on ABC News Nightline  

Jul 9

1 hr 6 min

Today, Annie Grace answers a question from a reader who restricts food when drinking to avoid consuming too many calories, prioritizes alcohol over food, and wants to get back in control of both drinking and eating. But how? Do you start with food? Alcohol? Both? Annie shares her experience with this challenge and offers her thoughts on what to prioritize. 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, 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 receive coach-guided and community support so that 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.

Jul 3

6 min 23 sec

From the casual party scene in Miami where ladies drink free to drinking every weeknight with dinner and day drinking on the weekends, Jeanne found herself more and more surrounded by alcohol as she got older. The question was never if she and her friends were going to drink, it was what they were going to drink. And, she was repeatedly turning to alcohol to soothe the pain it was causing her. Listen as Jeanne shares her story with Annie Grace and they talk about how wine made from grapes becomes the same thing we put in our cars’ gas tanks, how rules can both serve us and be a barrier to progress, and how to reconcile the religious, cultural, and historical roles of alcohol with the choice to abstain from drinking. 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, 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 receive coach-guided and community support so that 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: Annie Grace on Ten Percent Happier Podcast  Say So with Jeanne Podcast 

Jul 2

44 min 10 sec

What do you say to family members about your choice to stop drinking when you fear they might not understand? What if you think the truth about alcohol will make them uncomfortable? How can you be honest with your family members and educate them without seeming preachy? Annie Grace shares her personal experience and what she learned on her own journey. 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.

Jun 26

8 min 48 sec

A college drinker whose alcohol consumption really ramped up in law school after she was diagnosed with anxiety and put on medication, Ruthie never imagined alcohol was contributing to her stress. Booze was supposed to quiet her mind, she thought. There were hangovers so bad she missed study groups. Weddings and other big events became excuses to over drink. After the traumatic births of her children and immersion in Mommy Wine Culture, Ruthie realized she wasn’t being the best mother she could be. She tried “every trick in the book” to drink less, but the guilt, anger, sadness, fear, shame, and shoulds kept her stuck in what felt like an unbreakable cycle. What finally worked for Ruthie? Listen as she shares her story with This Naked Mind head Coach Scott Pinyard.  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.

Jun 25

38 min 59 sec

On this month’s coaching episode, This Naked Mind Head Coach Scott Pinyard welcomes This Naked Mind Senior Coach Rebecca Snider. Rebecca shares some of her story and the struggles that led her to work with people who focus on wellness but feel stuck with alcohol as well as mothers raising families. Then, she and Scott answer these three great questions: Four of my colleagues gave up alcohol for 30 days. It was easy for them. When I tried it, I only made it a few days and now I’m drinking more. What do I do? I feel like when I first set a goal, I do well. But then I lose momentum. What am I doing wrong? Why are some triggers stronger than others and how can I get past them? And, finally, Scott tosses his signature curveball question to Rebecca. 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, 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 receive coach-guided and community support so that 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: Learn More About Rebecca  

Jun 19

36 min 45 sec

At first, Allie hated the taste of alcohol. In college, she would sneak club sodas at the bar, always hoping her friends wouldn’t catch her. And yet, she ultimately “fell victim” to the college lifestyle of tailgating and partying and sorority socials and by default acquired a taste for alcohol. After college, Allie moved to New York City to work for a tech start-up where she and her colleagues rang a gong and chugged a beer every time they made a sale. Between that and the Thursday happy hours and Friday fancy dinners and clubbing, it wasn’t long before she started experiencing health issues - from her gut to anxiety and depression - and worked with medical specialists, looking for every possible cause aside from alcohol. For years, Allie remained dedicated to yoga, meditation, training for long runs, and eating clean, just to be able to continue drinking. But, all that changed when she read This Naked Mind. 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, 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 receive coach-guided and community support so that 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.

Jun 18

47 min 9 sec