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Bestselling author Annie Grace invites you, without rules, pain, or judgement, to explore the role of alcohol in our lives and culture.

Bestselling author Annie Grace invites you, without rules, pain, or judgement, to explore the role of alcohol in our lives and culture.
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Bestselling author Annie Grace invites you, without rules, pain, or judgement, to explore the role of alcohol in our lives and culture.




EP 96: Reader Question - What is PAWS (Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome)? And does it happen for everyone?

In what stage of recovery does PAWS occur and does it happen to everyone? Annie answers questions about PAWS and shares scientific research and her opinion on why it happens, how long it lasts, and how to change our thinking in order to avoid it.


EP 95: MindBody Mastery with Katelyn Michals

Annie was recently interviewed by Katelyn Michals, creator of MindBody Mastery podcast. Listen as Katelyn interviews Annie Grace about her own journey to recovery. Annie shares with Katelyn, how she applied Dr. John Sarno’s methods and trained her unconscious mind to change her relationship with alcohol and how “This Naked Mind” was created using this method. Episode Links: MindBody Mastery podcast Healing Back Pain by Dr. John Sarno The Great Pain Deception by Steve Ozanich The...


EP 94: Reader Question – I Stopped Drinking but My Friends are not Supportive. How to deal?

What do we do when our friends are judgment or not supportive of our decision to change our drinking habits? Annie speaks about her own personal experiences with this and provides some great insight and advice as to how we can approach these scenarios.


EP 93: Overcoming Family Odds with Jeanne Foot

Jeanne is a mental health advocate, certified addiction counselor and recovery specialist. Jeanne shares her story with Annie which includes growing up in a family that seemed to be constantly dealing with one crisis after another, much of which was caused by addiction. Jeanne describes how she took her own experiences with various recovery methods and developed The Recovery Concierge, a program designed to help customize recovery plans for those looking for something different than the...


EP 92: Reader Question – Should I Count Alcohol Free Days?

Is it better to keep track of our alcohol free days or just to not think about it? Annie answers this question that we all have asked ourselves by describing her own personal experiences as well as providing some insightful information about the differences in each of our journeys. Episode Links: Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin


EP 91: Naked Life Story: Sheila

Sheila had a 45 year history with alcohol where she thought many times about trying to stop drinking before she finally did. She shares her story with Annie about how she grew up around alcohol being a very normal part of life and discusses when she eventually started questioning her drinking habits. Sheila describes her journey of stopping and starting again and how she is reached the place of stopping and never looking back.


EP 90: Reader Question – Does the Euphoria of Becoming Alcohol Free Wear Off?

When we finally find freedom in our relationship with alcohol, many of us experience feelings of pure elation and joy. But what happens if that feeling wears off? How do we cope with the end of the “honeymoon phase” of being alcohol free? Annie shares her own personal experience and provides us with some really practical advice and information for this phase of our journey.


EP 89: Alcohol Can Make You Fat

Does Alcohol really contribute to weight gain? Annie Grace explains the three main reasons why alcohol makes us fat, according to scientific research. She also debunks some widely accepted myths about alcohol and it’s sugar content as well as how alcohol processes in our bodies.


EP 88: Reader Question – Social Drinking – How Do I Muster the Willpower Not to Drink?

We may have absorbed all of the information we need to experience a mindset shift when it comes to our desire to drink, but then we go out with friends and all of that seems to fade away. How are we supposed to get through social interactions where everyone is drinking, without breaking down and having a drink? Annie sheds some amazing insight, based on her own personal experience, into one of the most powerful things we can arm ourselves with in order to help us back up our decision not...


EP 87: Naked Life Story: Dean

Dean is a husband, father, business man and a special constable (part-time police officer) in the UK. Dean tells Annie about his story and how is relationship with alcohol started out, like so many of us, by casually going out drinking with his friends. After a terrible work-related injury that would change his plans for his life and the loss of his dear grandmother, Dean’s relationship with alcohol quickly got out of control. Until one day, after 6 years had gone by in a blur, Dean...


EP 86: Reader Question – How long does it take to start really feeling better after I stop drinking? With Dr Adi Jaffe

I’ve stopped drinking, but how long does it take to really start to feel the changes as my body recovers from the damage alcohol has done? Annie and Dr Jaffe address this commonly asked question by Annie sharing her own personal experience with while Dr Jaffe provides insight based on scientific research.


EP 85: Naked Life Story: Danielle

Danielle Baldino started drinking while in college and over the next few years found herself shifting from drinking with friends for fun to weekend binge drinking as a way to cope with loneliness and life as a newly married woman being at all what she expected. Danielle shares her story with Annie and describes her recovery journey where she has now been alcohol free for over a year. Danielle has a blog about truly living life with the good, bad and ugly and she also started a meetup for...


EP 84: Reader Question – Why can’t I stop drinking alone?

I’m drinking at home alone at night to quiet the noise, relax and fall asleep faster, so how can I stop doing that? Annie explains why alcohol seems to provide a temporary sense of relaxation, why quieting the noise isn’t actually a great idea and how alcohol truly affects our sleep patterns.


EP 83: What About Food? With Kaelin Tuell Poulin

Kaelin Tuell Poulin is the founder of LadyBoss Weight Loss and her mission is to “help women lose weight while loving themselves again”. Annie gets so many questions about food and sugar cravings and addiction so she brought her friend, and an expert on this topic, Kaelin on because her method uses many of the same principles as This Naked Mind, but for food and sugar. Kaelin shares her own personal journey with Annie and shares an exciting offer for those of us who are wanting help in...


EP 82: Reader Question – What are Naltrexone and The Sinclair Method?

Naltrexone and The Sinclair Method come up all the time in reader’s questions to Annie. Annie spends some time explaining what Naltrexone is and how The Sinclair Method works based on her research as well as the feedback from so many of her readers. Episode Links: One Little Pill Annie’s Podcast with Claudia Christian Annie’s Podcast with Dr Adi Jaffe


EP 81: Beyond the Bars with Rob Lohman

Rob Lohman is the founder of The Addiction Recovery Hub and Host of the Beyond the Bars Radio Podcast. Rob shares with Annie about his story of immense addiction and his amazing journey through recovery in such an honest and raw way. Rob’s journey has brought him to a place where he has such a heart for helping others and he is currently developing a transformational house for men who are on their own recovery journey. Episode Links: Beyond the Bars Podcast The Addiction Recovery Hub


EP 80: Reader Question – I drink to f*ck my brain up, just for a little while, can you help?

So many of us have turned to alcohol in times where we just want to lose ourselves and escape the pressure and noise. What can we do to get out of this cycle? Annie answers this question with some great information and amazing advice. Episode Links: Byron Katie's You Tube Channel Change Your Brain, Change Your Body: Use Your Brain to Get and Keep the Body You Have Always Wanted by Dr Daniel G. Amen The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer


EP 79: The Truth About Alcohol with Lee Davy

Lee Davy is the founder of The Truth About Alcohol. Lee shares his incredible story with Annie of how he found spontaneous sobriety after years of excess partying and how “The Truth About Alcohol” came to be from his desire to help others uncover the truths he had discovered about alcohol. Episode Links: Webinar Details for Resistance Training on June 22nd Strive Follow Lee on Instagram Life Changing Experience Lee is also in the middle of a 365-day challenge where he is facing his...


EP 78: Reader Question – How Did I Stop Drinking?

In this episode, Annie describes her own personal journey that brought her to the research behind This Naked Mind and how her method of unconscious conditioning worked to finally bring that ultimate freedom in her relationship with alcohol. Episode Links: Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection by Dr John Sarno The Alcohol Experiment


EP 77: Naked Life Story: Jenna Sinclair

Jenna Sinclair spent much of her childhood in pubs observing her mom drinking too much and being carried home by some of the locals on a regular basis. It didn’t take too long before Jenna realized she was following in her mom’s footsteps and wanted to make a change. Jenna tells Annie her story and describes that “aha moment” that has helped her to find freedom and increased her desire to help others in any way possible. Episode Links: Jenna’s Website Jenna’s Food Blog Alcohol...