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September 21, 2019
Why would us girls crave a drink more at “that time of the month” than at other times? Is there any kind of link or is it all in our heads? Annie Grace tells us what she’s learned in her research about this topic. Find out what studies done by the Journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence, as well as Behavioral Pharmacology, have to say about this theory. Did you miss This Naked Mind Live 2018? 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.
September 20, 2019
Call it spontaneous sobriety. Call it an “aha” moment. Either way, alcohol slowly became something that today’s guest, Bowen, was just no longer interested in. Join us as Annie and Bowen discuss the evolving process that led him to ditch drinking – a process that was driven by a desire to live well. There was no rock bottom moment for Bowen; just a realization that for him - drinking and depression were mixing about as well as oil and water. 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. Since the recording of this podcast, Bowen has become a certified This Naked Mind Coach.  You can find him at: Second Sight Coaching bowen@secondsight.com
September 14, 2019
Why do smokers get all the accolades when they decide to quit but when someone quits drinking, it’s a different story. And even worse yet, what if nobody notices that we’ve quit drinking? Annie gives us some possible reasons why those who are closest to us might not be giving us the attention we want and deserve. 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.
September 13, 2019
Join us for today’s interview, where Annie sits down with Ken – who thought he had achieved spontaneous sobriety…until one relapse, which ultimately led him to find This Naked Mind. Ken was then able to do things his way, avoiding the industrialistic feel of rehab and the labels associated with AA. For Ken, this allowed him to take ownership over his journey to a naked life. 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: Hip Sobriety   
September 7, 2019
Is there such a thing as being addicted to coffee and is coffee something that we should be careful with?  Annie shares her view on the great coffee debate. Find out if Annie, herself, drinks coffee or if she’s a water only kind of gal. Are you looking to connect with like-minded people? Sometimes maybe you feel like you have all this information from doing This Naked Mind or The Alcohol Experiment, but you’re living in a world where people don’t speak your language. That is why I created The Exchange. The Exchange from This Naked Mind is an online community where we meet face to face, live with video calls multiple times a week with people from all over the world just to connect and have somewhere that you are seen, you are heard, and you feel less alone.  A place where you can really give back and get the support you need.  If this sounds great to you, check it out at www.thisnakedmind.com/exchange. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
September 6, 2019
From an 8th grade dropout to a registered nurse, today’s guest packs a powerful podcast punch! Annie introduces Simone, who found herself trying to cope with traumatic events from her childhood and youth by using alcohol to numb the pain.  But drinking no longer has a residence in her life! Find out how this overcomer beat the odds and what life is like for her now that she’s 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.
August 31, 2019
What’s the best way to be a good host if we are living alcohol free? Is it necessary to still provide alcoholic beverages to our guests? Or maybe it’s best to just exempt ourselves from hosting altogether? Annie answers this question with your best interest in mind! Find out what she has says regarding this topic and learn some tips that have helped her learn to be the hostess with the mostess. 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.  
August 30, 2019
Our favorite furry-faced friend, Scott Pinyard – the head coach at This Naked Mind – is BACK to answer some frequently asked coaching questions. Today, Scott unpacks 4 questions that SO many of us can relate to!  Ever experienced FOMO? Most of us have. Find out what Scott says about his own FOMO when he quit drinking. Scott answers these 4 FAQ’s with so much knowledge and clarity and gives you tips on how to navigate through the questions of your naked life! 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.  
August 24, 2019
Sometimes when offered a drink, it’s an easy “no thank you”.  Other times, it’s almost impossible to say no.  Why is it that sometimes we’re okay and other times it’s such a struggle? Annie Grace dives into the world of willpower and shares research information and tips to help us understand this conundrum. 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: Little Book of Big Change  by Dr Amy Johnson   
August 23, 2019
Religion and alcohol can be an interesting topic of discussion, especially for those raised in the Mormon faith - where alcohol is strictly forbidden. Today, Annie chats it up with Brittany, a young mom of three and a former Mormon. Find out how Brittany separated from her faith, but quickly got entangled in the drinking culture. Learn how she was able to get back out with the help of This Naked Mind. Are you looking to connect with like-minded people? Sometimes maybe you feel like you have all this information from doing This Naked Mind or The Alcohol Experiment, but you’re living in a world where people don’t speak your language. That is why I created The Exchange. The Exchange from This Naked Mind is an online community where we meet face to face, live with video calls multiple times a week with people from all over the world just to connect and have somewhere that you are seen, you are heard, and you feel less alone.  A place where you can really give back and get the support you need.  If this sounds great to you, check it out at www.thisnakedmind.com/exchange. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
August 17, 2019
What happens when we are able to change our relationship with alcohol – for the better – but some emotions emerge that we haven’t appropriately dealt with for a long time? How do I channel anger, specifically?  Find out what Annie has learned from an actual anger management coach and how anger itself fits into our society. Learn some tips about how to deal with anger the right way. Did you miss This Naked Mind Live, and do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? But 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. Yep. That is what it's all about. You can grab your digital ticket at thisnakedmind.com/digitalticket.  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.
August 16, 2019
In today’s podcast, Annie doesn’t get to do the interviewing! Nope – she’s the one being interviewed.  Listen in as Gayle from Sober Bliss puts Annie in the spotlight and gives her the chance to share her story. Annie tells all – from her corporate days of drinking to how This Naked Mind came to be.  Annie holds nothing back as she walks us through the last five years of her life and business. 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: A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking    This Naked Mind by Annie Grace  The Alcohol Experiment by Annie Grace
August 10, 2019
The alcohol really flows at most annual sales meetings. But what if we don’t want to drink, yet we also aren’t ready to tell people we’ve given up drinking - for fear that they’ll think there was a problem? Annie opens up with advice from her own experiences and shares a variety of ways to gracefully get through these situations. Are you ready for a deep dive and truly lasting change? If so, you might consider my intensive program. It's a nine-week self-led program that you can do in the complete comfort of your own home, and 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.
August 9, 2019
In her group of friends, Lorraine was the one who liked to drink the most. But that all changed when she found This Naked Mind. Annie welcomes Lorraine, who seemed to have alcohol coming at her from every direction – almost from birth. From her father, who left at a young age because of his drinking to being raised by grandparents who binge drank, Lorraine’s life was always surrounded by drinking. Find out what finally prompted her to give it up for good.  Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change of course. And 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 a hundred days of lasting change to ensure that we don't just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. And 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. 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: Alcoholic Explained by William Porter   Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer 
August 3, 2019
Sometimes it feels like an alcohol free beverage would take away the awkwardness of social situations. Other times, it feels like an AF beer would help erase some of our cravings. Is this okay? Find out what Annie has to say about this commonly asked questions. Are you coming? Because I want to meet you. I would love to shake your hand. I'd even love to give you a hug. Let's be honest, I'm a hugger. And more than that, I want to blow your mind at This Naked Mind Live 2019. We have a handful of tickets left, and I would like nothing more than to connect those few tickets with my podcast listeners.  You can get all the juicy details and grab your ticket at thisnakedmind.com/live. 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.
August 2, 2019
Come down under with Annie as she interviews Nicole, a participant from the January Live Alcohol Experiment. Like many countries, Australia has a drinking age of 18 and for Nicole, that's when the partying started. For her, drinking became synonymous with anything and everything she did - celebrations, happy moods, sad moods....etc. She decided something had to change and that's when she found The Alcohol Experiment and describes it as 'life changing'. Find out why and how life is different for her now. 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's why I created The Exchange. The Exchange from This Naked Mind is an online community where we meet face to face, live with video calls multiple times a week with people from all over the world just to connect and have somewhere that you are seen, you are heard, and you feel less alone. A place where you can really give back and get the support you need. If this sounds great to you, check it out at www.thisnakedmind.com/exchange. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
July 27, 2019
Pain….whether it’s physical or emotional, many of us have used alcohol to cover up the pain. But what happens when we are able to kick our bad drinking habits, but the pain remains. While we know that it’s not healthy to use alcohol to cover up pain, sometimes it doesn’t feel like there’s a better solution. Annie takes this question and gives us statistics, medical science, and resources to help us navigate through how to deal with pain without alcohol. 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: Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie  
July 26, 2019
Welcome back to coaching questions with Scott, This Naked Mind’s head coach! If you’ve ever had a question that you just can’t bring yourself to ask, listen up! Scott takes a break each month to bring us answers to some commonly asked questions (and some not-so-commonly asked questions, too)! Kick back and join us for today’s podcast, where perhaps some of your curiosities can be put to rest. 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.
July 20, 2019
This topic….’what makes someone an alcoholic’….is a hot spot for many. One person may label themselves an ‘alcoholic’ while another might be completely offended by this term, despite having no control over their own drinking. So when is it okay to use this the word ‘alcoholic’? And is there such a thing as a disease called alcoholism? Annie Grace dives into the murky water, perhaps giving you a new perspective on these labels. 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: YouTube Clip by Kevin McCauley  
July 19, 2019
Think professional people wouldn’t show up to work impaired? Well, think again, because it does happen. Sometimes even the best of the best of them fall victim to addiction that impairs their professional judgment. And today, you’ll meet a nurse who did go to work impaired. Annie talks with Tiffany, a nurse who started her addiction journey with Vicodin – to treat migraine headaches. Coupled with a drinking problem, it was double the fun….until it wasn’t. Join Annie as she walks through this unbelievable story of hope with Tiffany who lived under a cloud of shame until she finally got Naked. 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: Tiffany's Blog - Scrubbed Clean RN  Recover and Rise Website 
July 13, 2019
When we’ve quit drinking but our spouse hasn’t, it can be challenging to coexist. So, how do we approach this topic with him/her? Annie answers this frequently asked question for us and gives us helpful advice on what do to and what not to do. Are you coming? Because I want to meet you. I would love to shake your hand. I'd even love to give you a hug. Let's be honest, I'm a hugger. And more than that, I want to blow your mind at This Naked Mind Live 2019. We have a handful of tickets left, and I would like nothing more than to connect those few tickets with my podcast listeners. You can get all the juicy details and grab your ticket at thisnakedmind.com/live. 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.
July 12, 2019
Fancy bars near Capitol Hill. Cocktails with U.S. Senators and Congressmen. Annie welcomes Raegan, who can relate to the drinking culture that permeates not only corporate America, but also politics. How did Raegan go from being a non-drinker in high school and college to daily drinking and using any excuse to drink, subconsciously believing that alcohol was the answer to all her problems….UNTIL she found This Naked Mind. Are you looking to connect with like-minded people? Sometimes maybe you feel like you have all this information from doing This Naked Mind or The Alcohol Experiment, but you’re living in a world where people don’t speak your language. That is why I created the exchange. The Exchange from This Naked Mind is an online community where we meet face to face, live with video calls multiple times a week with people from all over the world just to connect and have somewhere that you are seen, you are heard, and you feel less alone.  A place where you can really give back and get the support you need.  If this sounds great to you, check it out at www.thisnakedmind.com/exchange. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
July 6, 2019
Summer is wedding season and a summer wedding without booze is unthinkable! Or is it? Find out how to say no to the open bar and champagne toast as Annie gives us her best advice for dancing the night away without relying on liquid courage. Are you looking to connect with like-minded people? Sometimes maybe you feel like you have all this information from doing This Naked Mind or The Alcohol Experiment, but you’re living in a world where people don’t speak your language. That is why I created The Exchange. The Exchange from This Naked Mind is an online community where we meet face to face, live with video calls multiple times a week with people from all over the world just to connect and have somewhere that you are seen, you are heard, and you feel less alone.  A place where you can really give back and get the support you need.  If this sounds great to you, check it out at www.thisnakedmind.com/exchange. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It  by Kelly McGonigal
July 5, 2019
In today’s episode, Annie welcomes Molly, who takes us on her journey that started with obsessive dieting and exercise. But with life’s curveballs (including motherhood, the market crash, and a hurricane), she began to rely on alcohol as her way to deal with stress. Find out what it took for Molly to realize she needed to regain control of her life – the life that alcohol had stolen from her. Are you looking to connect with like-minded people? Sometimes maybe you feel like you have all this information from doing This Naked Mind or The Alcohol Experiment, but you’re living in a world where people don’t speak your language. That is why I created the exchange. The Exchange from This Naked Mind is an online community where we meet face to face, live with video calls multiple times a week with people from all over the world just to connect and have somewhere that you are seen, you are heard, and you feel less alone.  A place where you can really give back and get the support you need.  If this sounds great to you, check it out at www.thisnakedmind.com/exchange. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
June 29, 2019
What happens when one person in a relationship or marriage decides to quit drinking? And what if the other person doesn’t have any interest in quitting? How do we avoid a negative impact on our relationship? Tune in as Annie answers this difficult question using advice from some of her readers who have walked through this situation. Find out tips and tricks that can help prevent changing your relationship with those who aren’t ready to give up booze. 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.
June 28, 2019
Genetics. Labeling. Marriage. There are a lot of unknowns to navigate through when we venture into a life without alcohol. Scott Pinyard, This Naked Mind’s head coach, gets asked loads of questions every day and today he’s here to answer some of the frequently asked questions. You might even find that  you’ve been searching for answers to these same questions.   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, and 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. 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.
June 22, 2019
Have you ever felt like you’re coming down with a cold or sore throat on a Friday night, you go out and party pretty hard only to wake up with a full blown illness the next day? Is this a coincidence? Does alcohol really have anything to do with immunity? Annie Grace answers this interesting question using published articles and research. Find out what illnesses you’re more susceptible to when you over-consume alcohol. Are you coming? Because I want to meet you. I would love to shake your hand. I'd even love to give you a hug. Let's be honest, I'm a hugger. And more than that, I want to blow your mind at This Naked Mind Live 2019. We have a handful of tickets left, and I would like nothing more than to connect those few tickets with my podcast listeners. You can get all the juicy details and grab your ticket at thisnakedmind.com/live. 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: http://www.alcoholjournal.org/.../S0741-8329(14.../abstract https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol.../alcohols-effects-body https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohols-effects-body?fbclid=IwAR3K7pEVOl0ys350wGt2jxMcyXOE9lM97Wcppxw2MHA6GmK0C4UF0Ex626U http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/.../Hangovers/beyondHangovers.pdf
June 21, 2019
Annie Grace takes you Down Under today with Rachel Hind! Rachel is a wellness coach and the founder of Be Your Best Self and a professionally trained addiction and sobriety coach, as well. Rachel gets real about her history of binge drinking and admits that she was the ‘destructive friend’ of the group – always encouraging her friends to drink to excess. Rachel has taken her hard work and commitment to overcome this and used it for something good, starting her own wellness coaching business. Learn what resources she used (including This Naked Mind) to get back to her best life. Are you looking to connect with like-minded people? Sometimes maybe you feel like you have all this information from doing This Naked Mind or The Alcohol Experiment, but you’re living in a world where people don’t speak your language. That is why I created the exchange. The Exchange from This Naked Mind is an online community where we meet face to face, live with video calls multiple times a week with people from all over the world just to connect and have somewhere that you are seen, you are heard, and you feel less alone.  A place where you can really give back and get the support you need.  If this sounds great to you, check it out at www.thisnakedmind.com/exchange. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: SMART Recovery RachelHind.com
June 15, 2019
From billboards to commercials to magazine ads, alcohol marketing is everywhere. But does this really work? Or is it geared for a certain ‘addictive’ audience? With greater than 10 years of marketing experience, Annie shares fascinating research, crazy statistics, and what the ultimate marketing goals are in this multi-million dollar industry. 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.
June 14, 2019
Sometimes the journey to freedom from alcohol has a lot of peaks and valleys; curves and turns; and stops along the way. For Annie’s guest, Terrence, this journey began with what seemed to be an ‘incredible romance’ with alcohol that started in Napa, CA. But did the romance wear off? Listen in as Terrence shares his personal journey and find out what speed bumps, twists and unexpected detours he encountered along the way to living a naked life. 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.
June 8, 2019
Is it pure coincidence that my friends have been drinking less ever since I stopped drinking? Annie addresses this interesting social phenomenon and gives us startling statistics surrounding social habits that may help explain this “coincidence”. Find out what social contagion means and what role it can play in changing drinking habits and patterns. 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: Grape Flavored Gasoline 
June 7, 2019
Why would someone who has never touched alcohol want to interview Annie Grace?  Enter, Katie Richardson, who hosted Annie as a guest on her podcast “What’s Working Now”. Katie is a personal and business mentor who’s helping others with self-growth and joy! Annie shares her story with Katie and the two of them discuss how Annie’s process can help change any habit. Find out what the ACT technique is and how it can be used to transform your thinking and overcome whatever it is that’s holding us back in life. 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.
June 1, 2019
We can choose our friends, but we can’t choose our family and so…..how do we deal with this issue if our close family members still drink? Should we just go off the grid and avoid them? Should we insist that they don’t drink when you’re around? Annie answers this question by sharing some of her tools to help avoid the neurological stress created in these situations. Find out her best advice for dealing with the drinkers in the family. Are you coming? Because I want to meet you. I would love to shake your hand. I'd even love to give you a hug. Let's be honest, I'm a hugger. And more than that, I want to blow your mind at This Naked Mind Live 2019. We have a handful of tickets left, and I would like nothing more than to connect those few tickets with my podcast listeners. You can get all the juicy details and grab your ticket at thisnakedmind.com/live. 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.
May 31, 2019
Community. It’s such an important part of life and there are a plethora of questions surrounding this topic when it comes to quitting drinking.  Join Scott Pinyard, head coach at This Naked Mind, as he focuses on answering questions about how to navigate through those first few months of being alcohol free without losing the sense of community we’ve had for so long. Are you looking to connect with like-minded people? Sometimes maybe you feel like you have all this information from This Naked Mind or The Alcohol Experiment, but you’re living in a world where people don’t speak your language. That is why I created the exchange. The Exchange from This Naked Mind is an online community where we meet face to face, live with video calls multiple times a week with people from all over the world just to connect and have somewhere that you are seen, you are heard, and you feel less alone.  A place where you can really give back and get the support you need.  If this sounds great to you, check it out at www.thisnakedmind.com/exchange. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast, as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
May 25, 2019
Anxiety is something that many of us struggle with and when it comes to socializing without our crutch of alcohol, the temptation to drink can become overwhelming. How can we overcome this? Should we just stop socialize altogether? Annie delivers her advice, based on a combination of science and experience, to help us remain true to ourselves in those now-sober (and therefore unfamiliar) social situations. Hey! Guess what time it is! This only happens a few times a year, and right now is open enrollment for This Naked Mind Intensive Coaching Program. And there's nothing like it. Over 12 weeks, you look inward and truly transform your relationship with alcohol with live coaching and a phenomenal tribe. If you are looking to break through and make alcohol small and irrelevant in your life, the live coaching intensive is exactly what you need. Learn more and consider joining me here at thisnakedmind.com/coach. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast because it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.  
May 24, 2019
Problematic? Not so much.  Social and fun? Definitely yes! Today, Annie introduces Kim! Kim is an energetic 61-year-old who became a proficient, enthusiastic, social drinker and stuck with it for 40 years….until her ‘bell of consciousness’ was rung. Was she on the slippery slope of addiction? Or just a fun-loving party girl?  Find out the 5 clues that helped Kim decide it was time to resign from her habit of drinking. Did you miss This Naked Mind Live? Do you maybe have a little bit of FOMO? Don't worry. I've got you covered. In fact, I had the entire event professionally recorded and it's available digitally. Transformation in your living room, yep, 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: Spirit Scout Website  The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober: Discovering a happy, healthy, wealthy alcohol-free life by Catherine Gray    Lit by Mary Karr  
May 18, 2019
I know I need to give up drinking and I plan to do this, but I absolutely love the taste of one specific drink! What’s the best way to go about giving this up? Or can I find something to even replace it with that’s non-alcoholic? Annie shares some powerful information on how powerful our minds can be with associating things together. Find out what the American Association of Wine Economists found in a fascinating study done with wine tasting.   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.
May 17, 2019
Ready for something special? On March 20, Annie was the podcast guest of Pleasance Silicki – founder of LOLA Community. Pleasance wears many hats – she’s a mother, an author, yoga instructor, and a health coach –  to name just a few. Because that interview was so next-level awesome, it’s a no-brainer that we wanted to share it here too. Pleasance takes us through her decision to quit drinking after reading This Naked Mind and engages Annie with questions and discussion surrounding the spectrum of drinking – and quitting.   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: LOLA Community Podcast LOLA Website  Instagram Page  The Alcohol Experiment  This Naked Mind Healing Back Pain by Dr. Sarno 
May 11, 2019
Isn’t it interesting that we have to feel bad about saying no to a drink? But since that’s just the way it is, what are some tips on how to say no gracefully when offered alcohol? Find out what kinds of things Annie has done to help dodge the uncomfortable game of “20 questions” when opting for something NA.
May 10, 2019
Is it hard for you to imagine going to your lake home for the weekend or the Fourth of July and not drinking? Cruising on the pontoon with only bottled water and lemonade in the cooler? For Monica, she doesn’t have to imagine it – this is her reality – and her choice. Today, Annie and Monica discuss the emotional, physical, and mental benefits of choosing a life without drinking. Find out why setting non-negotiables can be a crucial part of a sober future and learn what 4 non-negotiables Monica has set for herself. Episode Links: The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober  The Alcohol Experiment 
May 4, 2019
Often times when we give up a bad habit (like drinking), support groups and online forums can be extremely helpful….until they’re not. Can they eventually keep us stuck and drag us down? Annie answers this question from a personal perspective and shares her thoughts with us on this topic.
May 3, 2019
Born into an alcoholic home, Annie’s guest, Jordan, shares with us what life was like growing up in Sin City.  Parties that started at midnight; surviving one hangover just to suffer another; and endless bottles of liquor finally led Jordan to break away from her unhealthy lifestyle. Find out if Jordan stayed sober and what life looks like for her now. Did what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?
April 27, 2019
With our alcohol-infatuated culture and society, it seems inevitable that we will need to discuss the topic of drinking with our kids. But is that the right thing to do? If so, what’s the best way to do this? How? And at what age? As a mom of three, Annie can relate….Find out what’s on Annie’s list of “do’s” and also what’s on her list of “don’ts” when discussing alcohol with your kids.
April 26, 2019
Scott Pinyard, head coach at This Naked Mind, is BACK! In today’s episode, Scott tackles another batch of commonly asked questions – 4 to be exact! Scott answers these with so much great insight, information, and personal experience, that you won’t want to miss what he has to say. Scott responds with his top tips on how to manage your way through changing your relationship with drinking.
April 20, 2019
Perhaps one of the most difficult parts of giving up drinking is the part where we “come out” to our friends and family. While this isn’t a big deal for everyone, it’s a real fear for some. Find out the 3 different methods Annie used when she was faced with this same circumstance.
April 19, 2019
We’ve heard Annie discuss the drinking culture in New York City, but what about the west coast? Those California beaches, the vineyards, and all that sunshine! Meet Michael from Orange County, CA, who shares his Naked Life story with us . Find out what tools he used to make the transition from a weekend binger to a sober life a bit easier. Michael shares inspiring ideas that might just make changing your relationship with alcohol less intimidating and more manageable.
April 13, 2019
Is dreaming about drinking normal? And does it mean that I still want to be drinking? Is it possible to wake up “hungover” after a dream like this? While not an expert on the science of dreams, Annie does share her opinion on this question and explains some of her own personal experiences in dreaming of drinking. Episode Links: HOME podcast with Laura McKowen 
April 12, 2019
In today’s podcast, Annie introduces Jacqueline from the Netherlands, where drinking is part of the culture, as it is in many parts of the world. But something was different for Jacqueline. When her husband had a heart attack at age 41, she decided she could no longer continue this way. Excluded, lonely, and judged…..it wasn’t always easy to stay the course. Don’t miss Jacqueline’s story that we can all relate to in one way or another.
April 6, 2019
Imagine this - a powder white beach, crystal blue water, and a balmy 85 degrees….finally a much-deserved vacation and some R&R. The only thing missing from this picture is the classic umbrella drink. So what happens when I give up drinking? No more foo foo drinks and all-inclusive, bottomless champagne with dinner? Annie gives us guidance for dealing with this question and shares how she enjoyed a Hawaiian vacation ten-fold by remaining alcohol free using these strategies.
April 5, 2019
In today’s episode, Annie welcomes Carrie, who shares a complicated story of how she went from a naïve high school girl to a sorority party girl in college. Carrie gets real about her difficulties with friendships, an abusive ex-husband, single motherhood, and loss. The common denominator in how she dealt with all of this was alcohol…until now. Join Carrie as she reveals what finally enabled her to live a naked life.
March 30, 2019
Have you ever wondered if alcohol is as dangerous as some say it is? And if so, then why does our society support it so much? Annie Grace shares facts and statistics that may or may not surprise you. Learn about the tricks and secrets that the marketing and advertising industry uses to fool you into thinking drinking will make you sexy.
March 29, 2019
Welcome to this month’s Q&A episode with This Naked Mind’s head coach, Scott Pinyard,. Today, Scott discusses one of the most powerful thought processes that impacts our overall health. In this episode, Scott gives you the answer to the top 2 most frequently asked coaching questions. Scott discusses journaling, the power of visualization, and how to manage cognitive dissonance related to drinking. Episode Links: Daily Stoic by George Tanner  
March 23, 2019
Have you ever wondered if addiction is truly genetic in nature? If it is, are we doomed to become an alcoholic if there is alcoholism in our family history? Annie discusses genetic influence, susceptibility, and long term exposure.  Annie use research from a variety of sources to answer this age-old question of ‘is addiction genetic’? Links: The Addicted Brain by Professor Thad A. Polk  
March 22, 2019
Ready to meet someone super cool? Annie Grace chats it up with Taryn Strong – one of the founders of She Recovers – an organization aimed at connecting, supporting, and empowering women. Taryn takes us back to her first drink at 12 years old and walks us through her hard-partying past of alcohol and cocaine. Find out how Taryn took her recovery experience and used it to help others through a variety of resources, including yoga, women’s retreats, and coaching. Links: She Recovers Website
March 16, 2019
Annie recently answered a question regarding alcohol and stress. But today, she addresses what exactly she does to relax after a long, stressful day. When reaching for a drink is no longer an option, then what could possibly be as effective? Annie gives us some ideas and pointers on what works for her! Episode Links: 10% Happier by Dan Harris  
March 15, 2019
Today, Annie welcomes Karolina, who was a gray area drinker for many years.  Karolina went from being a college party girl to a weekend binge drinker to now being alcohol free. But when work, marriage, and weight gain forced her to use boundaries with her drinking, she began to cram all of her drinking into the weekends. Eventually she got tired of the ‘detox to retox’ lifestyle and gave up drinking. Now Karolina is loving her alcohol free life so much that she even started her own blog and podcast. Don’t miss Karolina’s relatable story! Links: Euphoric Podcast EuphoricAF.com 
March 9, 2019
What defines binge drinking? If we drink heavily on the weekends and then take a few days off only to repeat the cycle, does that make me a binge drinker? Find out what Annie says about the difference between being a daily drinker and a binge drinker and where to find support for each.
March 8, 2019
This Naked Mind and Annie Grace welcome Tricia, the host of Recovery Happy Hour podcast.  Tricia was a self-proclaimed, overachieving, co-dependent alcoholic until she finally decided that her luck was bound to run out. Tricia shares what was the hardest part of the process for her – deciding that her problem was big enough to address. After all, it’s difficult to admit you have a problem if you don’t see yourself as the “typical alcoholic”. Find out what Tricia has done to use her journey for the benefit of others, including an upcoming event called “Sober by Southwest”.   Links: Recovery Elevator  The Language of Letting Go - Melody Beattie Recovery Happy Hour Podcast Sober by Southwest Live Event
March 2, 2019
Is it odd to miss something we never really had? When sugar isn’t something that we really had a lot of BEFORE quitting alcohol, then why the insane craving AFTER quitting? Annie leads us to an understanding of the physiological reason we actually do experience that need for something sweet.
March 1, 2019
Most of us have some sort of drinking history from college, but not Kerry – today’s guest.  Annie highlights Kerry’s naked life story today.  Kerry is a hard-working, southern gentleman who found himself using alcohol to numb the pain of losing a close loved one. He shares how he came to decide that enough was enough and now leads a happy, alcohol-free, healthy life!
February 23, 2019
We’ve heard that drinking is becoming a problem for an unsuspecting age group – those over 50.  Is this true?  And if it IS true, what explains it?  Annie answers this inquiry by confirming that yes – the demographic statistics of problematic drinking is not limited to those in college or their 20’s or 30’s, etc.  Annie shares a few of the theories surrounding this and sheds light on the physiology related to the effects of alcohol as our bodies age.
February 22, 2019
Scott Pinyard – head coach at This Naked Mind – comes on podcast with us today to answer frequently asked questions. Scott fields a question about how to handle the temptations during an important business meeting and gives us tips on how to successfully remain alcohol free despite the pressure. He also digs into how to deal with a spouse who doesn’t want to quit drinking and the difficulties surrounding this common issue. Last, Scott hands out advice on another common question – how to get through those first few difficult days of being alcohol free. And speaking of free – this podcast is packed full of free advice and tips on things we have all asked about at some point.
February 16, 2019
This Naked Mind is such an interesting name. What exactly does it mean?  Find out what inspired Annie to use this unique name for her book and what exactly it means to have a ‘naked mind’.
February 15, 2019
Today, Annie introduces Rachel from Rachel Hart Coaching. Annie and Rachel share the same passion, which is helping people find freedom from alcohol. In college, Rachel used alcohol to access the fun, confident version of herself. But it wasn’t a permanent solution - her love/hate relationship with alcohol finally had to change. Find out how she gave it up and how she is now using her experience to help others escape the grip of drinking. Episode Links: Smart Recovery  Rachelhart.com 
February 9, 2019
I fear that my break from alcohol won’t be a realistic, permanent option. What about my family, who are big drinkers, and my friends who depend on me to have a drink with them? Maybe I should drink socially so that I can maintain my relationships? Annie gives us great insight and answers that will help propel us forward with confidence to continue living a naked life.
February 8, 2019
An absent mother, a violent father, life as a single mom, and a brother who was murdered created the perfect storm for today’s podcast guest.  Annie meets up with Angela, who shares her painful (yet amazing) naked life story of recovery.  Angela shares her pain and heartache with us and explains how she found healing through forgiveness; freedom from alcohol; and how her gray world now has color once again. Episode Links: Drink - Ann Dowsett Johnson   Seed of the Soul – Gary Zuvak  
February 2, 2019
There seems to be a correlation between binging food and binging alcohol.  If there is a link, what is it? Annie Grace answers this question, giving us three theories that might help explain this. She discusses the ‘forbidden fruit’ syndrome, self-medicating with food/alcohol, and filling the void in our lives with food and drinking.
February 1, 2019
WOW! In today’s podcast, Annie introduces Isabel Foxen Duke, the founder of www.stopfightingfood.com and you will be amazed by this information-packed interview.  From a young child, Isabel began a relationship with food that trapped her in an unhealthy, vicious cycle of binging and dieting and the feeling of her body not being good enough. Isabel shares a perspective that could be a game changer in the way you see food. Find out how alcohol addiction and food addiction differ and also what traits they share. Episode Links: www.StopFightingFood.com Health at Every Size  by Linda Bacon Blog - IsabelFoxandDuke.com 
January 26, 2019
My conscious mind has agreed with my subconscious mind and I no longer want to drink! So, let’s talk withdrawal.  I haven’t had any withdrawal symptoms the past three nights, but should I be prepared for some to come? And what can I expect?  Does everyone get withdrawal symptoms?  Annie answers this question for us, educating us on the stages of withdrawal and explains emotional withdrawal.
January 25, 2019
Today, Annie introduces This Naked Mind’s head coach, Scott Pinyard.  Scott will be hosting a monthly podcast called ‘Coaching Questions’, where he will answer some of the difficult, intense questions surrounding quitting drinking. Get to know Scott and his story – how he got started drinking and how he finally got free. Welcome Scott Pinyard!
January 19, 2019
Most people feel miserable and hungover the day after drinking.  Why do some people have the opposite effect? I feel full of energy and great!  Annie explains why this does happen and why alcohol is sometimes referred to as the ‘dirty drug’.
January 18, 2019
Being alcohol free is all sunshine and roses, right?  Annie visits with Jamie, who decided to give up drinking in September of 2017. Although Jamie has no regrets about quitting, she gets real about the struggles that can arise after quitting - including learning how to ‘feel feelings’ after 20 years of using alcohol to deal with them. This interview is a refreshing reality check, dealing with what it’s like when our expectations simply don’t become our reality after we’ve accomplished the first step – which is going alcohol free. Follow Jamie's Sobriety Instagram
January 12, 2019
I don’t drink nearly the amount I used to, but when I do – I now get the worst hangovers.  Is this normal?  Annie explains that YES, this is normal and tells us why.  She educates us on the chemicals involved in this and why even a couple of drinks can leave us with a hangover from hell.
January 11, 2019
Growth happens outside of our comfort zone – Annie Grace meets up with Mike, who attended the Naked Mind Live Event in October – and for Mike, this is absolutely true.  He stepped out of his comfort zone nearly a year ago and took back control of his life.  The changes and opportunities that have come as a result of his decision to stop drinking have proven one thing….he should’ve done it sooner.
January 5, 2019
I fear that I won’t be able to have the same type of connection and fun if I’m not drinking. Can you reassure me that socializing will still be fun even if I’m the only one not drinking?  This is a question that we have all had when considering quitting drinking. Annie puts this in perspective for us and gives us comforting reassurance that yes! Conversation, connection, and fun can still be had and WILL be had sober….and it those things can be better than ever!
January 4, 2019
Our country is in the midst of a crisis – an opioid crisis.  When we have pain – we immediately want it taken away and when that pain is relieved – we form an attachment to the source of rescue (in many cases, this is pain pills).  Annie welcomes Dr. Leslie Cole, MD to the show today to discuss the dangerously addictive nature of opioids and narcotics. Dr. Cole has an impressive, diverse background and she shares extensive knowledge and information that you won’t want to miss! Episode Links: Dr. Cole's Website - Quit Pain Pills
December 29, 2018
Do I need to go back and relive what caused me to start drinking in the first place in order to fully heal?  Annie Grace answers this question using research and study findings to help answer this question. She shares the importance of taking care of our bodies both physically and mentally, including getting enough sleep, eating right, and exercise as a big part of healing from the inside out.
December 28, 2018
Annie Grace sits down with Scott Pinyard, This Naked Mind’s head coach, to discuss tips and topics that will help you be successful with a 30-day break from alcohol – The Alcohol Experiment!  Annie and Scott will walk us through six things that we can do to help us enjoy our vacation from alcohol and avoid the pitfalls that threaten to sabotage our efforts. Some of these topics include changing our mindset, having the right tools, and finding a buddy – to name just a few. Today’s episode is packed with helpful information that you won’t want to miss – especially if you’re planning on a dry January! 
December 22, 2018
I thought when I quit drinking, I’d lose a bunch of weight.  It’s been a while now, so why am I not losing like I wanted to and thought I would?  Annie shares her personal experience of the ups and downs of losing and maintaining weight after quitting drinking.  Listen and share your own advice and experience on this topic!  It’s a hot one as we head into the New Year!
December 21, 2018
In today’s episode, Annie welcomes Nate, who at one time was a happy-go-lucky, athletic college student who could enjoy life without even the thought of a drink. Find out how alcohol quickly wove a messy web that trapped him into a world of depression. Nate shares how he found his way out of the dark world of addiction and realized that drinking was robbing him of the quality of life he once knew. He now lives a ‘naked’ life – FREE from the lies of alcohol.   Episode Links: Brave New World – Aldous Huxley  
December 15, 2018
Sometimes I have close to two bottles of wine at night, but don’t really get a hangover the next day. Why is this?  Annie Grace answers this question with science, personal experience, and reasons why hangovers do and don’t happen. Find out why it’s actually not such a good thing when we aren’t experiencing hangovers. Links: Mayo Clinic 
December 14, 2018
Diet tonic water, seltzer with a twist of lime, diet cola, ginger ale.….to name just a few. If you’re living a sober life, these drinks might sound familiar (and honestly, kind of boring). Annie’s guest, Laura from Mingle Sparkling Mocktails is on a mission to change your drink options from boring and tasteless to exciting and delicious!  Thanks to Laura and Mingle Mocktails, you can feel like you’re part of the party again! With Christmas right around the corner, the timing is perfect to discover what Laura has to offer - from blackberry hibiscus bellini to cranberry cosmopolitan - say hello to the wave of the future in social drinking! Episode Links: Mingle Sparkling Mocktails  Dry Drinker Alcohol Free Drinks  Seedlip Drinks  Sans Bar - Chris Marshall (owner) Sober Lifestyle.com - ??
December 8, 2018
What do we do about the loneliness we feel when we’ve given up drinking? Alcohol was what used to fill that void, but now there’s longer alcohol to fill that space. Annie shares some great ideas of how to overcome this issue of loneliness – and this comes from her personal experience with loneliness. Find out how rewarding some of these options can be.
December 7, 2018
From leaving the car running after a drunk drive home to threatening divorce while under the influence, today’s guest sits down with Annie to share about her journey to a naked life.  Erika worked hard to surround herself with people who were like-minded drinkers and had her drinking habits down to a science. Things have changed. If you’ve struggled with drinking, you might find Erika’s story surprisingly relatable to your own.
December 1, 2018
What’s the deal with triggers? And how do I deal with them?  Annie delivers an answer for this common question, that will help us connect the dots and understand why triggers and cravings are so problematic, including the role dopamine plays in this issue.  Annie takes it one step further and gives us hope, by explaining that YES…triggers can eventually be a non-issue if we use our conscious mind to change the structure of our brain.
November 30, 2018
Today, Annie welcomes Heather, a 34-year-old writer from California, to today’s podcast. Heather shares the story of her 3-phase drinking career and how she broke free!  Heather talks about the importance of granting ourselves permission to question our relationship with drinking and the freedom that comes with being sober. She no longer feels exhausted from the mental toll that alcohol required and find out why Heather refers to this as ‘mental gymnastics’.
November 24, 2018
Is giving up alcohol really worth feeling like my life is consumed with quitting drinking?  Annie gives us reassurance and presents the question….if your house was burning down, wouldn’t you want to get out?  It’s easy to lose sight of why we quit in the first place, but today’s podcast will bring you back to not wondering, but KNOWING that YES! It’s worth it!
November 23, 2018
Have you ever done something so embarrassing while you were drunk that you wanted to crawl in a hole the next day?  Annie welcomes Mike to the podcast, who shares his ‘David Hasselhoff’ drinking moment and how this was a turning point for quitting.  From blackout nights and weekend warrior binge drinking, Mike has traded his ‘badge of honor’ for a sober life – a life free from embarrassing blackout moments.
November 17, 2018
Should it bother us if we’ve quit drinking but our spouse hasn’t? And should we force our newfound lifestyle on others?  Annie Grace calls on a friend and early reader to help shed some light on this question. Find out what their thoughts are and also learn what a ‘switch flipper’ is and how we can still enjoy cocktail time with our special someone while maintaining a sober life! Episode Links: Heidi Mayo’s Blog
November 16, 2018
Annie welcomes Sara to today’s episode of This Naked Mind.  Sara delivers an honest, emotional interview about her path to freedom and the reasons she gave up drinking. Annie and Sara discuss the ‘mommy wine culture’, the emotional pain of miscarriage, and the benefits of living a naked life.  Both Sara and Annie give some creative, fun tips on how to offer alternatives when hosting a holiday gathering and how to handle an alcohol-free mom’s night out!
November 10, 2018
Let’s face it…..when we are the only ones not drinking, it can leave us feeling detached, separated, and awkward.  How do we deal with this and put a positive spin on these types of scenarios? Annie gives us reassuring tips on how to approach this and ways we can change our thinking so that we don’t feel detached and isolated. Episode Links: National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 
November 9, 2018
Today, Annie Grace welcomes Danita, a 61-year-old who has a truly inspiring Naked Life story!  At 61, Danita brings a perspective from one of the fastest-growing demographic groups of drinkers…..women over 50.  Danita highlights the importance of the community of support and friendship she has found through This Naked Mind and calls them – ‘the best friends she’s never met’.
November 3, 2018
What is the problem here? Why do I consistently break my sobriety at 12 days?  In today’s episode, Annie hands over some great resources to help us overcome those “sticky” spots of sobriety.  We will learn about the art of ‘urge surfing’ and the 3 C’s, to name just a couple of the ways to help us through. Episode Links: Urge Surfing Meditation Claudia Christian 
November 2, 2018
For some people, the transition to a sober life is not such a slam dunk.  Rather, it feels like an unreachable goal that will never be achieved.  Join Annie in today’s podcast as she addresses the issue of feeling ‘stuck’.  You’ll learn about the 3 S’s and why it’s harder for some to live a naked life than others and what to do when it just isn’t clicking. 
October 27, 2018
Why do some people choose to drink in moderation while others choose to quit altogether?  If I never had a “rock bottom” or “aha” moment, then should I still give up drinking completely?  What are the benefits of being completely sober versus just drinking in moderation?  Find out why Annie decided for her, the best option was to just not drink at all and how she continues to reap the benefits of living a naked life.
October 26, 2018
In today’s episode, Annie talks ‘rock bottom’.  What does hitting rock bottom mean for you and why do some of us just accept that we must get there before we change?  Would we be better off if we had thoughtful foresight for our future and took control now?  Today’s episode is a monologue where Annie dives deep into the ‘rock bottom’ philosophy and shares her own experience on what drove her to avoid a painful end to addiction.
October 20, 2018
Why do we automatically assume that a drink will help us relax? Do we really get the desired effect of "relaxation"? What effect does alcohol actually have on our bodies and minds with regards to "relaxation"?  Annie answers these important questions using personal experience, research, and the facts.  Find out what goes in on in our bodies when we begin to drink.  Are we adding fuel to a fire of stress and anxiety? Or is it okay to self-medicate using alcohol as our drug of choice?  Don’t miss the powerful information shared in today’s podcast!
October 19, 2018
In today’s episode, Annie gives us a sneak peek at an upcoming podcast she will be doing with an inspirational man she met during a recent speaking engagement.  Listen in as Annie shares why she finds this individual to have a story worth sharing.  Annie also refreshes us on some alarming statistics surrounding the culture of alcohol in our country – sobering statistics we all need to hear. Episode Links: Lady Boss  Myron Golden  
October 13, 2018
Why do I feel more anxiety about socializing when I know I won’t be drinking?  Is it best to just avoid going out altogether?  Annie Grace unpacks several tips for helping us deal with this common problem.  Find out what safety behaviors are and how we can unteach our brain to depend on these behaviors to deal with social anxiety.
October 12, 2018
How did your ‘relationship with alcohol’ actually develop? Or how about your ‘relationship with food’?  Did you choose this relationship? Or was it influenced by others?  On today’s episode, Annie meets with Andrew Shanahan, the founder of Man Vs Fat - a weight loss organization designed specifically to support men trying to lose weight.  Andrew shares how, over time, he developed an unhealthy dependence on both food and alcohol and his journey back to health and freedom from both. Episode Links: Man Versus Fat -  Andrew Shanahan The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober: Discovering a happy, healthy, wealthy alcohol-free life by Catherine Gray  Easy Way to Stop Smoking by Allen Carr   The Alcohol Experiment by Annie Grace   This Naked Mind by Annie Grace  
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