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Summary

Everybody knows they should drink a bit less, but good intentions are hard to keep. Mindful Drinking shows not only why you should but also how you can, in a way that will change your life forever.

Ever woken up worrying that you said the wrong thing at work drinks the night before? Felt frustrated with yourself for polishing off the entire bottle of wine when you only intended to have one glass? The emotional pull of alcohol is strong, but Mindful Drinking: How Cutting Down Will Change Your Life is here to help us cultivate a new, healthy and more mindful relationship with alcohol.

Journalist Rosamund Dean combines scientific expertise with practical advice in a game-changing four-step plan: The Problem, The Incentive, The Clean Break and The End Game. Drinking less will improve your mood, your skin and your body as well as reduce stress and anxiety for the long term.

©2017 Rosamund Dean (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group

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So relatable!

Listening to this book I could relate to so much of what was being said, the situations faced and the thoughts and feelings associated with those situations. It’s empowering to know I can now deal with those situations in a much different way and the answer isn’t at the bottom of a bottle! Highly recommend this to anyone who knows they need to cut down but don’t quite know how to, just yet! Listen to this book and you will!

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Good solid advice

This is a good book to get your head in gear and in the right place when it comes to thinking about drinking. It does make a nice change from all the "cut it out for good and go sober" books. This helps you put in place a realistic way to drinking AND think to cut down.
It's more prosecco & pesto, rather than pints and pork scratchings which may put some off, and there's a lot of meditation, mindfulness talk, but the clue is in the title. Well worth a listen if you're starting to lose control of how much booze you put away in the week, but don't want to quit altogether

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She was fantastic to listen to

Felt like a best friend was telling me how she improved her life . I hope I have the will power to find and respect my triggers

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Very insightful listen

Really enjoyed this and certainly not a gender specific book (M36 here).

So much was familiar and the recognition of triggers and tips for managing drinking in excess are fantastic. looking forward to putting them into practice.

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Rethink your drinking

Good tips on how to cut down your drinking and think about why you drink in the first place

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Spectacular!

The most amazing, practical and up-to-date book!
Good vocabulary and very well narrated overall! Well done!

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Impactful!

Found this so interesting & the narrator is so relatable! Feeling this will help me to change some much needed actions in my life!

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Refreshing

It is so refreshing to find a book which helps with cutting down, which so many of us want to do, rather than abstinence and it’s a really good manual for that.

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Recognition of the lasers to mindful drinking

I enjoyed this as someone sharing their experience of going sober to recognising how to drink alcohol by being mindful and not mindless. This is not a book about sobriety.

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Well researched, practical advice.

practical advice which was an easy and interesting listen. Well read too. Recommended. I have started to use the guidelines and strategies!

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  • 09-01-18

Simple, useful. Glad I took the time to listen.

It's not rocket science. Time for a break from the booze. Here's a simple how-to plan...

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  • QueenOfSales
  • 03-04-22

Exactly what I was looking for, ..very helpful...

I listened to many samples of this type of book..not a heavy drinker, but too frequent..like a bad habit at night after 2 jobs ..toying with the idea of quitting but not really feeling that necessity for that..but maybe I will end up there..in any case, I veryuch related to Rose and she is real, and gives excellent tips and im excited about diving in.

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  • Aaron
  • 10-01-22

Good kickoff for establishing better habits

I was looking to make more conscious choices around alcohol. I don't fit the criteria of an alcoholic, but I do tend to reach for a glass of wine or whiskey when I'm feeling stressed or anxious. To help me address it, I gave this book a go. Mindful Drinking is short, simple, and easy to follow. The book is well-organized around talking 1) why we drink, 2) why heavy drinking is harmful, and 3) steps to get out of the cycle of heavy. Not everything in this book is relatable to me. The author leans into talking to and about women who are social drinkers. I'm a dude who wants to pour a heavy drink in the hours between when my kids go to bed and I do. But I was still able to take away steps that I think will work for me. I'm in the early stages of my new habits, but I have a good foundation to get me through it.

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  • 06-01-22

definitely a help when you are in need of break

great encouragement and advice when it comes time to think more about our drinking. I never wanted to quit but I knew I needed help and this book was definitely a breath of fresh air.

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  • Carol&Nick
  • 13-12-21

Good Advice

Dean delivers a conversation that is informative and motivational for those who want to reign in their alcohol consumption without quitting altogether. It's good advice given with clear recommendations that, if followed, can help you breakup with your unhealthy relationship with alcohol and replace it with mindful drinking that keeps you in control and leaves you with no regrets in the morning.

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  • Erin
  • 07-06-21

Helpful not judgey

Finally, someone said out loud how much they are drinking! I’m not alone. This book isn’t full of unobtainable wackiness. It’s real life advice. My whole mindset is changing b/c of this book. With alcohol for sure, but with just a lot of things in life! Get it. Worth a credit. Short and you can re-listen when you need to for a pick me up.

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  • D.R.
  • 24-02-21

Great tool

It's often difficult to find a book that does not solely focus on abstinence. Although this book would help in that arena too, I appreciate her view on moderation and mindful drinking. She's also great to listen to. I'm looking forward to starting my journey.

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  • Thomas Hughes
  • 21-10-19

Entertaining and practical advice

Entertaining and packed with practIcal advice.
It's an honest approach to moderating your drinking, while acknowledging some of us may need to cut it out all together.

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  • Kenneth Sundby
  • 23-02-19

Lovely.

great book, and the author has the most wonderful friendly voice. Will re-listen next week when I start my 28-day break :)