My Secret To Happily Living Alcohol-Free – Darcy’s Naked Life
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by Diana Oliver
49m ago
Living alcohol-free didn’t come quickly or easily to Darcy. And happily living alcohol-free took even longer! Darcy shares her journey, her struggles, and her triumphs in her Naked Life story below. Alcohol’s place in my life My mother gave me a set of very frightening experiences through her own drinking, and that of her boyfriends. This led to my own complicated relationship with alcohol. Which, of course, was influenced by how complicated life can get as well. As with so many other people, I was aware that I was drinking regularly, but it did not occur to me that I had a ‘problem’ until I g ..read more
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How To Maintain Control When Dry January Ends
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by Diana Oliver
2d ago
You did it! You made it through Dry January! Maybe you stayed alcohol-free all 31 days, and perhaps you had a Damp January instead where you cut back on your alcohol intake. Here at This Naked Mind, we celebrate your wins no matter your chosen path. Because to us awareness around your relationship with alcohol and a desire to change it is far more important than the numbers you can check off. So what happens when Dry January ends? Do you go back to drinking the way you did before? Should you remain alcohol-free? Where is the road map to navigating your relationship with alcohol after taking a ..read more
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How I Found My Alcohol Off Switch – Matt’s Naked Life
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by Diana Oliver
1w ago
Like so many of us, Matt was convinced his alcohol off switch was defective. He could never find traction when taking a break from drinking. And once he started, there was no stopping. Matt committed to changing his relationship with alcohol after an enlightening conversation with a friend. Discover how he finally found his alcohol off switch. Alcohol was always there Alcohol has always been in my life from a very early age. I had a very happy childhood, don’t get me wrong, but it was always surrounded by alcohol and pubs on family occasions. Living and growing up in the UK means that alcohol ..read more
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How Do I Moderate My Drinking?
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by Diana Oliver
1w ago
How often have you asked yourself “How do I moderate my drinking?”? How many Google searches have you completed on “How do I control my drinking?”? If you’ve lost count, and you’re still drinking more than you’d like to – you’re not alone! And there is hope – no matter how many times you feel like you’ve failed and no matter how many methods you’ve tried in order to moderate drinking. I want to moderate my drinking.  It seems like we’ve all said it. And research shows that many of us are indeed trying it. An October 2022 study by Veylinx shows that almost half of Americans are attempting ..read more
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Learning How To Live Without Alcohol – Ali’s Naked Life
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by Diana Oliver
2w ago
Learning how to live without alcohol was a struggle that Ali endured for years. No matter how many issues alcohol created in her life, she just couldn’t seem to find freedom from it. It took a fateful Google search and discovering This Naked Mind to make her realize that she could indeed live without alcohol and live well without it. Read on as she shares her story. Why I chose alcohol Growing up my dad was a heavy drinker. Mum wasn’t although she suffered depression and anxiety and a traumatic childhood herself. This set the stage for my own issues with anxiety, depression, and alcohol. Being ..read more
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What Happens After Not Drinking For 30 Days?
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by Diana Oliver
3w ago
It seems like alcohol-free and alcohol-reduction challenges keep gaining popularity. There’s Dry January, Feb Fast, Moderation March, Dry July, and Sober October. And for those that don’t want to be tied to a particular month – we have The Alcohol Experiment, while others might take part in the Whole 30. Regardless of when or why you decide to cut alcohol out for 30 days (or more!), you’re doing it because you expect to get something out of it. You probably want to know what happens after not drinking for 30 days. We all know that change doesn’t happen overnight so we’re going to take you thro ..read more
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How To Stop Secret Drinking – Franny’s Story
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by Diana Oliver
3w ago
Secret drinking and dealing with the consequences of our drinking is a common theme that connects so many of us. Franny found herself trapped by her ever-escalating alcohol use. This Naked Mind showed her how to stop secret drinking. Shameful Secret Drinking It feels impossible to encapsulate my experience of drinking for 18 years. In a lot of ways, I’m not surprised to find myself here, breaking generational cycles. Alcohol has roots in my family tree, and we tend to reflect a common societal belief when it comes to alcohol abuse: that it’s the person to blame, not the booze. It was a dirty a ..read more
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Celebrate National Mocktail Week with these 5 Drink Recipes!
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by Diana Oliver
3w ago
The second week in January is celebrated as National Mocktail Week! The entire month happens to be home to a variety of food and drink-related holidays though! We’re bringing you 5 drink recipes inspired by these holidays. You’ve been training your brain to transform its idea of just what a treat is! These refreshing and indulgent drinks allow you to continue that work. Let’s get to mixing! 5 Drinks for National Mocktail Week Chocolate Cherry Mocktini January kicks off with Chocolate Cherry Day on the 3rd. While that date may have passed, there’s no reason not to indulge in the delicious ..read more
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Changing My Relationship with Alcohol – Paola’s Naked Life
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by Diana Oliver
1M ago
How can I be successful at changing my relationship with alcohol? That question haunted Paola during her 20-year struggle with alcohol. This Naked Mind finally allowed her to connect the dots and start reclaiming her freedom from alcohol. Always Changing My Life to Fit Alcohol In I started listening to this book, This Naked Mind, on my first week sober and it has helped so much, I can’t even begin to express the shift in my perspective. I’ve been drinking for 20 years since I was 15. Now I am 35. I have always been reluctant to quit drinking. It’s my curse and the reason for all my problems. Y ..read more
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How To Quit Alcohol Forever
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by Diana Oliver
1M ago
They say that breaking up is hard to do but for most of us there comes a time when we rethink our relationship with alcohol.  We come to that decision for many reasons and all of them are valid. Maybe you’re drinking more than you want to or maybe you just don’t like the way alcohol makes you feel anymore. Whatever your reasons are, they are worthy.  We’re here to let you know how to quit alcohol forever or how to change your relationship with it to drink as much or as little as you want to. We hope these tips and tricks will help you create a relationship with alcohol that is right ..read more
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