Media Appearances

Alcohol As A Drug of Choice

I was delighted to join Roman Travers on his Sunday Cafe. It’s a conversation at a cafe, covering off the Sunday papers in a laid back way. Our conversation focuses on alcohol as a drug of choice and how the dynamic is shifting. We discuss why and how to take a break from alcohol as well.

EPISODE 362: Do You Drink Too Much?

That glass of red wine after dinner soon turns into two or three. On Friday and Saturday, two or three often turns into a bottle or two. After a decade or more of drinking, it’s not uncommon to clock in 30+ drinks per week. It creeps up slowly, so it can almost go unnoticed. But your body, mind, and spirit notice, and it has a real impact.

The Truth About Alcohol: Annie Grace of This Naked Mind

I’m so excited to speak today with Annie Grace, the founder of “This Naked Mind” — a book and a large community dedicated to helping people change their relationship with alcohol, or quit all together.

THIS NAKED MIND & Alcohol Control

THIS NAKED MIND: CONTROL ALCOHOL, FIND FREEDOM, DISCOVER HAPPINESS & CHANGE YOUR LIFE by author Annie Grace, provides a clear path to a healthier relationship with alcohol without scare tactics, pain, or rules.

Annie Grace : This Naked Mind : Changing My Relationship With Alcohol

This Naked Mind works by ending the conflict between your conscious desire to drink less, and your unconscious belief that alcohol is beneficial. Annie Grace grew up in a one-room log cabin without running water or electricity outside of Aspen, Colorado. She discovered a passion for marketing and after graduating with a Masters of Science (Marketing) she dove into corporate life. At the age of 26, Annie was the youngest vice president in a multinational company, and her drinking career began in earnest. 

Liminal Thinking: The Key to Unlocking Your Unconscious Mind

Your unconscious mind is responsible for your desires. We don’t think about the distinction between our conscious and unconscious thoughts, but that distinction is vital to realizing why we continue to do things we vowed to stop. Studies confirm we have two separate thinking systems—the conscious and unconscious.

Why It’s Harder for a Man to Turn Down a Drink – Both Socially and Neurologically

We have today a guest post from author Annie Grace and an opportunity to win a copy of her book This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol: Find Freedom, Discover Happiness, and Change Your Life. As the child of an alcoholic, I think it is an important message.

Book Review – Control Alcohol – This Naked Mind By Annie Grace

As a recovering alcoholic I found this book to be an interesting read. Author Annie Grace makes some valid and interesting observations. I certainly would not replace AA or 12 step programs, nor would I recommend this book as the road to recovery, but I WOULD suggest that this book be read by anyone who thinks they may have a problem with alcohol consumption.

Want a mind-blowing orgasm? Ditch the booze

Sex and alcohol have a funny relationship. On one hand, alcohol seems key to overcome the inhibitions we have in the bedroom, but on the other hand, one of alcohol’s primary physiological effects is to dull your senses – including your sense of touch. Studies have shown that drinking may increase urges but once the action begins, sexual performance and sensory pleasure actually decrease.

Small Press Bookwatch – January 2016

Millions of people worry that drinking is affecting their health, yet are unwilling to seek change because of the misery and stigma associated with alcoholism and recovery. They fear drinking less will be boring, involving deprivation, difficulty and significant lifestyle changes. “This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol: Find Freedom, Rediscover Happiness & Change Your Life” by Annie Grace offers a new solution. Packed with surprising insight into the reasons we drink, “This Naked Mind” will open your eyes to the startling role of alcohol in our culture.

Recovery Profile

I was sitting at the train station deep under Heathrow airport in London. I’d been drinking vodka and O.J. before the taxi to the airport to take the edge off my awful hangover which was the result of a week of super late night drinks with colleagues.

My Not Drinking Diary, Annie Grace – Author of This Naked Mind

Annie Grace is based in Colorado, & wrote one of the most important books I’ve read on my not drinking journey so far – This Naked Mind (I recommended her book in my book roundup, 4 books about sobriety to motivate you).