Media Appearances

Featured: Annie Grace joins Red Table Talk

Annie Grace shares with others just how easy it is to fall into the painful trap of alcohol use disorder. She shares experiences from her past, including raw video footage of her lowest moments. Along with all the things that did not work for her when it came to getting control of alcohol.

Red Table Talk – Are You Drinking Too Much? A Wake Up Call for Women

For the first time in history, women are now drinking as much as men, and the results are life-threatening. In this eye-opening Red Table Talk, Jada reveals her own personal struggles with alcohol and a renowned liver specialist shares alarming information you need to know. Plus, harrowing stories of hitting rock bottom and binge drinking from successful, high-powered women: the teacher of the year, a NYC Attorney and a global vice president.

Annie Grace

Annie Grace joins Red Table Talk. She shares with others just how easy it is to fall into the painful trap of alcohol use disorder. She shares experiences from her past, including raw video footage of her lowest moments. Along with all the things that did not work for her when it came to getting control of alcohol. Finally, listen to learn how she let go of the blame and shame that kept her from trusting herself. Discover the three pillars of change that brought her freedom from alcohol.

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Red Table Talk

Welcome to the table, where we tackle current social and cultural issues with an inter-generational perspective. Jada Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow, and mother Gammy – three generations of women open their home for a series of candid conversations with family and friends about the most important and provocative topics of the day. Follow Red Table Talk for new episodes, only on Facebook Watch.

A New Way To Think About Addiction – Ten Percent Happier

The stereotypical depiction of fighting addiction makes it seem highly unpleasant: White knuckling, sweating it out, detoxing, going cold turkey–you get the picture. This applies to classical addiction, and also to the less dangerous (but nonetheless nettlesome) unhealthy habits and compulsions that we all wrestle with. My guest today takes a very different approach. She aims to harness the pleasure centers of the brain as a way to handle addictive habits—and, controversially, she doesn’t believe you need to go cold turkey on alcohol, which is the main intoxicant she has targeted.

Her name is Annie Grace, and she is the author of a very popular book called This Naked Mind. (Shout out to my friend and colleague Steve Baker, the executive producer of Nightline, who has gotten a lot out of Annie’s work, and turned me on to her.)

This episode is the second in a two-part series we’re doing this week on addiction. If you missed it, go check out Monday’s episode with Buddhist teacher Kevin Griffin, who has worked to combine the dharma and the 12 steps. Speaking of the 12 steps, many people in the AA community are quite critical of Annie Grace, and she will address that in our conversation. We also cover: Her personal story, and why she now drinks as much alcohol as she wants to–which is none at all; the connection between her approach and Evelyn Tribole’s “intuitive eating”; and her thoughts on working with other addictions, including nicotine, gambling, shopping, pornography, and video games.

Learn more – https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/annie-grace-325

Red Table Talk – Are You Drinking Too Much? A Wake Up Call for Women

ABC Nightline – Facing stress from the pandemic, thousands re-examine relationship with alcohol

How Compassion helped me find Freedom from Drinking

When I first made the choice to stop drinking and start talking about it, I often heard from friends and family, “Oh, I had no idea it had gotten so bad for you.”

Or, “I can’t even imagine what you’re going through!” Those responses I could live with. They were coming from a great and genuine place of love. I felt no judgment or guilt from them.

EP62 Annie Grace: This Naked Mind

Aliza Kelly speaks with Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind and a voice for recovery from alcohol addiction. During this episode, the two dive into the mechanics of addiction. Annie discusses her own personal experiment that led to her recovery. She approached her addiction from a place of curiosity, replacing shame and blame with judgement-free questions and self-reflection. The two discuss the importance of ditching the all-or-nothing mentality in order to celebrate the success of progress.

Good Morning America – This Naked Mind Author, Annie Grace

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