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Mindful Drinking

How Cutting Down Can Change Your Life
Narrated by: Rosamund Dean
Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
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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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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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Spectacular!

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

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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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  • Sheri
  • 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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  • 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 :)