I just celebrated my 3rd Free & Clear New Year’s Eve! If you had asked me four years ago if I thought I’d ever stop drinking, the answer was No. But amazingly, I did, and so can you.
I’ve got in my hand a brand spanking new copy of This Naked Mind just released today in time for all of you New Year’s resolution-makers. If you want to change your relationship with alcohol, and haven’t read the book yet, I can’t recommend it highly enough. If you have read it and are still drinking, read it again, and immerse yourself in all of the resources available to re-wash your brain. I can guarantee you’ll have a happier, healthier new year, and you might just end up exclaiming “I’m Free!”
It was around three years ago that Annie Grace asked for beta readers as she was developing This Naked Mind. Although I really didn’t think I would ever end my 40-plus year cocktail time drinking habit, I did have a deep yearning to be free – to not be a slave to anything – to be able to relax without having to deaden my senses and kill my awareness. And guess what? I did something I thought was impossible.
This book offers us the bare truth about booze and our relationship to it as individuals and a society. Annie Grace has done a great service by researching and writing this work, leaving no stone unturned as she shares her own personal story of alcohol dependence and getting free. With engaging prose, she educates the reader about the tricky issues of our alcohol-soaked society, and leads us through the labyrinth of subtle and not-so-subtle messages and cues, logic, confusion, and emotions, to a place of truth and clarity. This Naked Mind will change your relationship with alcohol – that’s a promise.
Early on in the book the question arises, “Do you want to drink less?” This is the perfect hook for the addicted drinker, because we can’t see our way clear to stopping altogether – until we know the whole truth and we’ve changed our minds, both consciously and unconsciously. This book has the potential to shift the whole paradigm of a market-driven mind set that accepts a highly addictive drug as the socially acceptable, warm and fuzzy “elixir of life.” Open your mind, drop the stigma, and read the book. It should be required reading for all parents, too.
This edition of This Naked Mind is the same great book with a new cover, now published by Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, so if you already own it there’s no need to buy the new one, unless you want to have an extra one to give to a friend. 🙂
Disclaimer: I have no stake in the sale of this book, except for the reward of knowing I’ve helped others break free from slavery to a substance so they can to enjoy being present to life’s every moment.
Happy Free and Clear New Year!