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This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happines...
by Annie Grace

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English

Pages

263

Publication Date

October 12, 2015

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<b><i>This Naked Mind </i>has ignited a movement across the country, helping thousands of people forever change their relationship with alcohol.</b><br />  <br /> Many people question whether drinking has become too big a part of their lives, and worry that it may even be affecting their health. But, they resist change because they fear losing the pleasure and stress-relief associated with alcohol, and assume giving it up will involve deprivation and misery.  <br />  <br /> <i>This Naked Mind</i> offers a new, positive solution. Here, Annie Grace clearly presents the psychological and neurological components of alcohol use based on the latest science, and reveals the cultural, social, and industry factors that support alcohol dependence in all of us.  Packed with surprising insight into the reasons we drink, this book will open your eyes to the startling role of alcohol in our culture, and how the stigma of alcoholism and recovery keeps people from getting the help they need. With Annie’s own extraordinary and candid personal story at its heart, this book is a must-read for anyone who drinks.<br /><br /> <i>This Naked Mind</i> will give you freedom from alcohol. It removes the psychological dependence so that<i> you will not crave alcohol</i>, allowing you to easily drink less (or stop drinking). With clarity, humor, and a unique blend of science and storytelling, <i>This Naked Mind</i> will open the door to the life you have been waiting for.<br />  <br /> “<b>You have given me my live back.” —Katy F., Albuquerque, New Mexico<br /></b><br /> <b>“This is an inspiring and groundbreaking must-read. I am forever inspired and changed.” <b>—</b>Kate S., Los Angeles, California<br /></b><br /> <b>“The most selfless and amazing book that I have ever read.” <b>—</b>Bernie M., Dublin, Ireland</b>
Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture O...
by Holly Whitaker

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

December 31, 2019

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<b><i>USA TODAY </i>BESTSELLER • The founder of a female-focused recovery program offers a radical new path to sobriety.</b><br /><br /><b>“You don’t know how much you need this book, or maybe you do. Either way, it will save your life.”—Melissa Hartwig Urban, Whole30 co-founder and CEO</b><br /><br /> We live in a world obsessed with drinking. We drink at baby showers and work events, brunch and book club, graduations and funerals. Yet no one ever questions alcohol’s ubiquity—in fact, the only thing ever questioned is why someone <i>doesn’t</i> drink. It is a qualifier for belonging and if you don’t imbibe, you are considered an anomaly. As a society, we are obsessed with health and wellness, yet we uphold alcohol as some kind of magic elixir, though it is anything but.<br /><br /> When Holly Whitaker decided to seek help after one too many benders, she embarked on a journey that led not only to her own sobriety, but revealed the insidious role alcohol plays in our society and in the lives of women in particular. What’s more, she could not ignore the ways that alcohol companies were targeting women, just as the tobacco industry had successfully done generations before. Fueled by her own emerging feminism, she also realized that the predominant systems of recovery are archaic, patriarchal, and ineffective for the unique needs of women and other historically oppressed people—who don’t need to lose their egos and surrender to a male concept of God, as the tenets of Alcoholics Anonymous state, but who need to cultivate a deeper understanding of their own identities and take control of their lives. When Holly found an alternate way out of her own addiction, she felt a calling to create a sober community with resources for anyone questioning their relationship with drinking, so that they might find their way as well. Her resultant feminine-centric recovery program focuses on getting at the root causes that lead people to overindulge and provides the tools necessary to break the cycle of addiction, showing us what is possible when we remove alcohol and destroy our belief system around it.<br /><br /> Written in a relatable voice that is honest and witty, <i>Quit Like a</i> <i>Woman </i>is at once a groundbreaking look at drinking culture and a road map to cutting out alcohol in order to live our best lives without the crutch of intoxication. You will never look at drinking the same way again.
We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life
by Laura McKowen

Language

English

Pages

248

Publication Date

January 07, 2020

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<strong>“<em>We Are the Luckiest </em>is a masterpiece. It’s the truest, most generous, honest, and helpful sobriety memoir I’ve read. It’s going to save lives.”<br /> — Glennon Doyle, #1 <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author of <em>Love Warrior: A Memoir</em></strong><br /> <br /> What could possibly be “lucky” about addiction? Absolutely nothing, thought Laura McKowen when drinking brought her to her knees. As she puts it, she “kicked and screamed . . . wishing for something — anything — else” to be her issue. The people who got to drink normally, she thought, were so damn lucky.<br /> <br /> But in the midst of early sobriety, when no longer able to anesthetize her pain and anxiety, she realized that she was actually the lucky one. Lucky to feel her feelings, live honestly, really be with her daughter, change her legacy. She recognized that “those of us who answer the invitation to wake up, whatever our invitation, are really the luckiest of all.”<br /> <br /> Here, in straight-talking chapters filled with personal stories, McKowen addresses issues such as facing facts, the question of AA, and other people’s drinking. Without sugarcoating the struggles of sobriety, she relentlessly emphasizes the many blessings of an honest life, one without secrets and debilitating shame.
Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America
by Elizabeth Wurtzel

Language

English

Pages

382

Publication Date

November 04, 2014

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<b>Elizabeth Wurtzel's <i>New York Times</i> best-selling memoir, with a new afterword<br /><br /> "Sparkling, luminescent prose . . . A powerful portrait of one girl's journey through the purgatory of depression and back." —<i>New York Times</i><br /><br /> "A book that became a cultural touchstone." <i>—New Yorker</i></b><br /><br /> Elizabeth Wurtzel writes with her finger on the faint pulse of an overdiagnosed generation whose ruling icons are Kurt Cobain, Xanax, and pierced tongues. Her famous memoir of her bouts with depression and skirmishes with drugs, <i>Prozac Nation</i> is a witty and sharp account of the psychopharmacology of an era for readers of <i>Girl, Interrupted </i>and Sylvia Plath’s <i>The Bell Jar.</i>
High Achiever: The Incredible True Story of One Addict's Double L...
by Tiffany Jenkins

Language

English

Pages

371

Publication Date

June 18, 2019

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<b>NATIONAL BESTSELLER • An up-close portrait of the mind of an addict and a life unraveled by narcotics—a memoir of captivating urgency and surprising humor that puts a human face on the opioid crisis.</b><br /><b> <br /><b>“Raw, brutal, and shocking. Move over, <i>Orange Is the New Black.</i>”—Amy Dresner, author of <i>My Fair Junkie</i></b><br /></b><br />When word got out<b> </b>that Tiffany Jenkins was withdrawing from opiates on the floor of a jail cell, people in her town were shocked. Not because of the twenty felonies she’d committed, or the nature of her crimes, or even that she’d been captain of the high school cheerleading squad just a few years earlier, but because her boyfriend was a Deputy Sherriff, and his friends—their friends—were the ones who’d arrested her.<br /> <br />A raw and twisty page-turning memoir that reads like fiction, <i>High Achiever </i>spans Tiffany’s life as an active opioid addict, her 120 days in a Florida jail where every officer despised what she’d done to their brother in blue, and her eventual recovery. With heart-racing urgency and unflinching honesty, Jenkins takes you inside the grips of addiction and the desperate decisions it breeds. She is a born storyteller who lived an incredible story, from blackmail by an ex-boyfriend to a soul-shattering deal with a drug dealer, and her telling brims with suspense and unexpected wit. But the true surprise is her path to recovery. Tiffany breaks through the stigma and silence to offer hope and inspiration to anyone battling the disease—whether it’s a loved one or themselves.
Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Car...
by Melody Beattie

Language

English

Pages

278

Publication Date

June 10, 2009

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<b>The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.</b><br /><br />Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book--<i>Codependent No More</i>. The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.<br /> <br />With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, <i>Codependent No More</i> is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency--charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.<br /> <br />Melody Beattie is the author of <i>Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, The Codependent No More Workbook</i> and <i>Playing It by Heart</i>.
The Alcohol Experiment: A 30-day, Alcohol-Free Challenge to Inter...
by Annie Grace

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English

Pages

251

Publication Date

December 31, 2018

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<b><b>Now complete with daily prompts to reflect on each day of a month-long, alcohol-free plan, the author of This Naked Mind helps readers challenge their thinking, find clarity, and form new habits. </b></b><br /><br />Changing your habits can be hard without the right tools. This is especially true for alcohol because habits are, by definition, subconscious thought processes. Through her methodical research of the latest neuroscience and her own journey, Annie Grace has cracked the code on habit change by addressing the specific ways habits form. This unique and unprecedented method has now helped thousands redefine their relationship to drinking painlessly and without misery. <br /><br />In <i>The Alcohol Experiment</i>, Annie offers a judgment-free action plan for anyone who's ever wondered what life without alcohol is like. The rules are simple: Abstain from drinking for 30 days and just see how you feel. Annie arms her readers with the science-backed information to address the cultural and emotional conditioning we experience around alcohol. The result is a mindful approach that puts you back in control and permanently stops cravings.<br /><br />With a chapter and journal prompt devoted to each day of the experiment, Annie presents wisdom, tested strategies, and thought-provoking information to supplement the plan and support your step-by-step success as you learn what feels good for you. It's your body, your mind, and your choice.
Sugar Brain Fix: The 28-Day Plan to Quit Craving the Foods That A...
by Mike Dow

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English

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Publication Date

January 14, 2020

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<b>We now have proof that sugar shrinks the human brain.</b><b>So, the question is now: How do you regrow yours--while simultaneously shrinking your waistline?</b><b>The answer may be simpler than you think.</b><b></b><b></b>New York Times bestselling author, brain health expert and host of <i>Freaky Eaters </i>and <i>My 600-lb Life Reunion</i>, Dr. Mike Dow, will help you understand how sugar mixed with bad fats shrink the brain. This leads to a condition he calls <i>sugar brain</i>, and it may leave you feeling tired, blue, achy, stuck, impulsive, or foggy. Since most people in the modern world now eat sugar and bad fats at every meal, sugar brain is pervasive. It's also dangerous since sugar brain can lead to depression or dementia. Here's the good news: Sugar Brain is reversible. The solution? Dr. Mike's 28-day Sugar Brain Fix. It uses his Kediterranean (TM) Diet template-- which combines mild ketosis with the Mediterranean diet. By combining brief periods of intermittent fasting with fasted workouts, you'll boost BDNF--a protein that's been called "Miracle-Gro for the brain." You'll also incorporate Mediterranean principles like adding anti-inflammatory omega-3 superfoods. Dr. Mike will help you use add two clinically proven tools to effortlessly change your eating patterns: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and his groundbreaking hypnosis protocol Subconscious Visualization Technique (SVT). The Sugar Brain Fix also uses the secret of gradual detox to bypass withdrawal symptoms. Sugar and bad fats release serotonin and dopamine, respectively. Dr. Mike's program will show you how to manufacture these feel-good chemicals without addictive foods. In 28 days, your waistline will shrink as you grow your precious organ: your brain.
Addicted to the Monkey Mind: Change the Programming That Sabotage...
by J.F. Benoist

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English

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Publication Date

September 27, 2018

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THE MONKEY MIND CHATTERS ALL DAY…<br /> <br />“I look terrible in these pants—why can’t I lose some weight?”<br />“I’m stuck in traffic again. Why didn’t I leave earlier?”<br />“If I wasn’t working all the time, I could have saved my marriage.”<br /> <br />…resulting in stress, shame, and ultimately, “Bartender, can I get a drink?”<br /><br />In his book, J.F. Benoist—a visionary thought leader in the fields of addiction treatment and personal development—uses the journeys of two relatable characters to teach you how to develop a powerful new mindset and finally break the pattern of negative self-talk.<br /><br />Addicted to the Monkey Mind offers a toolbox of practical skills to shift self-sabotaging, programmed ways of thinking and learn actionable steps to:<br /> <br />· Overcome addiction & debilitating habits<br />· Resolve relationship issues<br />· Replace burnout with passion<br />· Sustain an abiding joy<br /><br />This book is designed as a step-by-step guide for creating lasting change. You’ll learn why our thoughts are so erratic; why our emotions sometimes spiral out of control; why some days we feel great, but other days we’re so anxious that we drink, use drugs, snap at our partners, sabotage our career, or feel so depressed that we can’t get out of bed.<br /><br />Most of us are caught in these endless, self-sabotaging cycles because we’ve been taught that external factors determine our experience. How many times a day do we blame others and outside circumstances for how we’re feeling? The hairstylist who butchered our haircut, the spouse who isn’t pulling their share, the job that consumes all our time, the alcohol that made us act like a fool last night — the list is endless.<br /> <br />When we think this way, we’re viewing the world through our Monkey Minds, whose constant chattering continues our cycles of self-destructive behavior.<br /> <br />Luckily, Addicted to the Monkey Mind offers another way to view the world. The Observing Mind. <br /><br />By applying the skills of the Observing Mind, you will finally actualize the things you’ve been deeply longing for in your life: a substance-free lifestyle, healthy relationships, a thriving career, and a healthy body and mind. <br /><br />“‘Addicted to the Monkey Mind’ is one of the most concrete, practical self-help books I have ever read. As I read these compelling real-life stories, I could feel my inner landscape shifting. J.F. Benoist offers a profound approach to overcoming our self-sabotaging conditioning. A must-read!” <br />— Jennifer Read Hawthorne, coauthor, #1 New York Times best sellers “Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul” and “Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul”<br /><br />“J.F. Benoist has given us a book of insight and clarity. Both psychotherapists and their clients will greatly benefit. The author’s use of vignettes and suggested exercises is informative, instructive and holds the reader’s interest. I highly recommend this book.” <br />— Teni Garrett-Johnson, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist <br /><br />“J.F. goes straight to the core of human dysfunction in a most unique way. <br />From page one to the very end, as we follow people on their healing journeys, we feel what they feel, and can then explore our own inner process. I hold this book as a potent, personal therapeutic tool. Excellent!”<br />— Bill Kauth, co-founder of The ManKind Project, author of “A Circle of Men”, and coauthor of “We Need Each Other: Building Gift Community” with Zoe Alowan
The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober: Discovering a happy, healthy, ...
by Catherine Gray

Language

English

Pages

274

Publication Date

December 28, 2017

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<p></p><h3> <b><i>THE SUNDAY TIMES</i> BESTSELLER </b></h3><p></p><p> </p><h3> 'Not remotely preachy' -<b><i> The Times</i> </b></h3><p></p><p> </p><h3> 'Jaunty, shrewd and convincing' -<b><i> Sunday Telegraph</i> </b></h3><p></p><p> </p><h3> 'Admirably honest, light, bubbly and remarkably rarely annoying.' - <b>Alice O'Keeffe, <i>Guardian</i> </b></h3><p></p><p> </p><h3> 'Truthful, modern and real' - <b><i>Stylist</i> </b></h3><p></p><p> </p><h3> 'Brave, witty and brilliantly written' - <b><i>Marie Claire</i> </b></h3><p></p><p> <b>Ever sworn off alcohol for a month and found yourself drinking by the 7th? Think there's 'no point' in just one drink? Welcome! There are millions of us. 64% of Brits want to drink less.</b><br /><b> </b><br /><b> Catherine Gray </b>was stuck in a hellish whirligig of Drink, Make horrible decisions, Hangover, Repeat. She had her fair share of 'drunk tank' jail cells and topless-in-a-hot-tub misadventures.</p><p> But this book goes beyond the binges and blackouts to deep-dive into uncharted territory: What happens after you quit drinking? This <b>gripping, heart-breaking and witty</b> book takes us down the rabbit-hole of an alternative reality. <b>A life with zero hangovers, through sober weddings, sex, Christmases and breakups. </b><br /><b> </b><br /><b> </b>In <i>The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober</i>, Catherine Gray shines a light on society's drink-pushing and talks to top neuroscientists and psychologists about why we drink, delving into the science behind what it does to our brains and bodies.</p><p> Much more than a tale from the netherworld of addicted drinking, this book is about the escape, and why a sober life can be more intoxicating than you ever imagined. Whether you're a hopelessly devoted drinker, merely sober-curious, or you've already ditched the drink, <b>you will love this book</b>.</p><p> 'Haunting, admirable and enlightening' -<b><i> The Pool</i> </b></p><p> 'A riveting, raw, yet humorous memoir with actionable advice.' <b>-</b> <b>Annie Grace, author of <i>This Naked Mind </i></b></p><p> 'Like listening to your best friend teach you to be sober. Lighthearted but serious, it's packed with ideas, tools, tips and, most importantly, reasons for living a sober life.'<b>- Eric Zimmer, host of podcast <i>The One You Feed</i> </b></p><p> 'Gray's fizzy writing succeeds in making this potentially boring-as-hell subject both engaging and highly seductive' - <b><i>The Bookseller</i></b></p><p> 'Her exquisitely crafted thoughts on the joys of being sober are not only deeply honest and pragmatic, but she manages to infuse tons of humor. This is a delightful, informative, and compelling read for all those who are sober or seeking sobriety.' - <b>Sasha Tozzi, <i>Huffington Post</i></b></p>

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