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Tired of breaking your promise to go easy on the drinks tonight? You know your nightly habit isn’t great for your health or waistline, but it’s so hard to say no. Sound familiar? Then you need Rachel. She knows what it’s like to be fed up with your drinking, worried about judgment from others, and turned off by approaches that focus on a higher power instead of brain science. Learn the exact steps she used to change her relationship with alcohol. Discover how the brain works, the real reason ...
 
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This New Year, I’m inviting you to gift yourself the skill of learning to love your company. Your companionship with yourself is the most important relationship you’ll ever have, and I guarantee you’ll start seeing powerful shifts when you start committing to becoming your own best friend. Get full show notes and more information here: https://rach…
 
If you believe right now that alcohol is fueling your habit and that getting rid of it is the solution to your desire, I urge you to listen closely this week. You can’t say no to a drink if you don’t first understand why you’re saying yes, and I’m showing you how so many people have a false story that keeps them stuck in the habit. Get full show no…
 
Listen in this week as I show you the wealth of information that urges can provide when you’re willing to examine them, and how doing this work will help you manage urges in every single area of your life. You’ll find that doing this work saves you time and energy in the long run, and it will reveal patterns of the habit that you may not yet be con…
 
Tune in this week as I show you what commitment truly means, and how so many of you are inadvertently teaching your brains the wrong solution to the habit. This was my own experience for so many years, and I know that having the realization of what commitment really entails will finally get you on the right track. Get full show notes and more infor…
 
Join me on the podcast this week as I show you the role that rituals play in our lives, and why our brains don’t like changes to our norm. I believe that there is an unforeseen opportunity available to us all this year in creating rituals that matter, and I’m challenging you to try it out. Get full show notes and more information here: https://rach…
 
How often do you speak to yourself with language that celebrates you? Does saying you’re amazing, talented, beautiful, or successful out loud make you want to crawl under a rock? I know it does for me. But staying in a lukewarm place about yourself is leading to consequences you likely don’t want in your life, and so I’m showing you just how powerf…
 
Tune in this week as I show you where people get tripped up when it comes to changing their relationship with alcohol. If things feel fine or flat to you right now, know that nothing has gone wrong, and I’m inviting you to get curious about how to start creating a life that feels more vibrant, connected, and pleasurable without alcohol. Get full sh…
 
2020 has been a year of people wanting to hit fast-forward on life, to the end of the pandemic, or to the end of this election season. You might be reaching for a drink - or eating or overworking - to handle how you’re feeling but no matter the activity, they are all fueled by the same belief that you can’t handle what’s going on, and I’m showing y…
 
We tell ourselves that we want a drink to feel normal, or that we deserve it after the day we’ve had, but all of these thoughts that might be coming up for you are just desire confusion. And today, I’m showing you why it gets in the way of changing the habit, and what you can do when it arises. Get full show notes and more information here: https:/…
 
Listen in this week to discover how the advent of happy hour or cocktail hour came about, and why humans came to need this as a relief from their toils. It’s really no wonder so many people are in need of a cocktail hour, and I hope this episode helps you examine your desire for a drink at the end of the day in a different light. Get full show note…
 
Listen in today as I show you why the question of trust comes up so often when it comes to drinking, and how your thoughts about why you can’t trust yourself are self-fulfilling prophecies. I’m outlining the misguided ways in which people try to prove that they can trust themselves, and what you really need to create a firm faith and reliability in…
 
Listen in this week as I outline 3 reasons why you have developed a habit around drinking, while someone else who drinks might not. This question of why me? can be so frustrating to live with, and I’m showing you how to use the tools I teach to start bringing awareness to your unconscious decisions and habits. Get full show notes and more informati…
 
Join me this week as I show you why we drink to like people and one simple practice that will help you evaluate your relationships. There is so much freedom in learning to be around anyone, no matter the choices they make, and I’m showing you how to do the work of enjoying the people in your life. Get full show notes and more information here: http…
 
Join me this week to discover what self-sabotage means and why mislabeling it is so problematic. Beating yourself up for making decisions that are at odds with your goals is only going to lead you down a shame spiral where you will find no answers, so instead, I’m inviting you to use two tools that are built into us as humans to start bringing cons…
 
You do not need to wrestle the habit of drinking into submission with force! Listen in today as I show you what it takes to say no and follow through on your commitment. Making the effort is important, but without the understanding of what is driving your habit, I promise, you won’t get far. Get full show notes and more information here: https://ra…
 
Listen in this week to discover why the thought, “Everyone drinks,” is problematic, and why we need to reframe the way we think about alcohol. It’s time to start exercising the power of your mind so you can start showing up differently, and you’ll soon be able to create a new belief system that serves you. Get full show notes and more information h…
 
Listen in this week to discover what milestone you should be focusing on when changing your relationship with alcohol. You don’t need anything outside of you to unlock it, and shifting the focal point to harnessing the power of your mind is going to be transformative. Get full show notes and more information here: https://rachelhart.com/188…
 
Join me this week to discover why the key to unwinding the habit and shifting your relationship with alcohol is all about embracing change. You have the power to change your default thought patterns and responses, and realizing this will show you that you have so much authority over yourself and that you don’t need to control what’s happening outsi…
 
Listen in today as I show you that you have the power to edit and change the thoughts in your mind. Understanding that you have the skills within you to create new traits and that it’s 100% possible to change your beliefs about anything in life means you don’t have to live with your default thinking and instead, you can give yourself the freedom to…
 
Tune in this week to discover how to let go of the constant flip flopping you might be doing with your drinking. I’ll be diving into why you are doing this, how to get curious with the thoughts and stories you have about the habit and yourself, and why you have to be willing to see everything that might be going on in your unconscious brain. Get fu…
 
Join me this week as I show you why suffering feels so personal and what the work of depersonalizing suffering looks like. Doing this deep work makes the process of change so much easier, and when you are able to get out of woe-is-me and see that you don’t have to make the habit about you at all, you’ll find yourself feeling more connected and able…
 
Join me this week as I show you why I don’t think fixating on the downsides of drinking is helpful, and why the myth of hitting rock bottom to change is not only a lie, but one that keeps you knee-deep in shame. I’m also sharing the 3 things you need if you want to change your habits forever, and why looking at the full picture is so crucial in thi…
 
Join me today as I share my viewpoint on abstinence and moderation when it comes to changing the habit. The premise and focus of both of these approaches are totally wrong in this work, and I’ll be outlining why we believe these paths to be the only options, and how you actually have the power to change your desire without falling into either one o…
 
Join me today as I show you the importance of learning how to embrace discomfort. I’ll be sharing why I don’t buy into the myth that hitting rock bottom is the key to changing our habits, and how deliberately trying to find purposeful discomfort will help you focus on results you want beyond the immediate moment. Get full show notes and more inform…
 
Tune in this week as I show you what might be going on if you’re not where you want to be with the habit, and how removing blame and shame are so important if you want to be curious about why you haven’t been able to create change. Many people believe no one changes in July, that it’s too late in the year, but I know that this can be the time where…
 
Listen in this week as I highlight how you might be engaging in a power struggle when you hold onto three thoughts about drinking, and why the real struggle isn’t between you and the alcohol. Too many people come to this work and neglect to pay attention to their emotions, but I’ll be showing you why connecting in with how you’re feeling is vital t…
 
Join me today as I share the four most important and unexpected discoveries that you’ll experience when you apply the tools I teach here to your life and taking a break. This is a meta-skill, and you’ll find that this goes far beyond just changing your drinking. You’ll be able to chase bigger dreams, change anything about your life that you might b…
 
Join me today as I show you how the work I teach is dramatically different from common approaches out there, such as AA, and why, as a society, we’ve bought into the idea that we need to shame and guilt ourselves into being "better." Learning the skills I teach here not only help you change your relationship with desire, but they transcend the habi…
 
Listen in this week as I share some of the most common excuses and reasons people give me for why their situation is different or unique, and why your brain will always try to prove that to you. I’m highlighting some of the lessons I teach here that are key to changing your relationship with alcohol, and from there, you’ll be able to see for yourse…
 
Join me on the podcast this week as I highlight why believing that changing habits is hard stands in your way and slows down your progress, and how you’re being fed messages about alcohol that make it seem like you don’t have the power to stop, even if you want to. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.rachelhart.com/175…
 
Join me on the podcast this week as I show you what the real urge work entails, and why the ability to feel restless when you have the desire to drink is key in extinguishing the mental drama that comes up in those moments. You have the power to take charge of your brain and change the habit, and this simple three-step process I’m sharing today is …
 
Join me on the podcast this week as I show you what getting curious about your thoughts means and why most people aren’t in the habit of doing this. This topic is a big one to start unraveling, but one that is so crucial to changing any area of your life. And when you start seeing how wrong your brain can be, there is no limit to your transformatio…
 
Join me on the podcast this week as I outline the four most common reasons you think you drink too much and the real reasons why. Choosing to believe these thoughts that simply aren’t true is keeping you stuck in a cycle of creating results you don’t want in your life. The true reason you drink is simple, and I’m showing you how understanding this …
 
As humans, we haven’t evolved to innately enjoy the taste of alcohol. If you were honest with yourself, you might remember your first experience of it as a teenager or young adult causing a burning sensation or even gagging. Today, I’m showing you what it means to acquire a taste for alcohol, how it works, and why, if you want to change your relati…
 
Join me this week as I outline what coping really means and why I chose to come up with a definition for it myself. I’m offering a couple of key questions you can ask yourself to see if your coping mechanisms are producing results you like, so you can choose different thoughts that may serve you better if they aren’t. Get full show notes and more i…
 
Join me this week as I show you why positive thinking backfires, how to redirect your brain in a way that will help you move forward, and the true power of learning to manage your mind. Letting go of positive thinking will allow you to make space for all of your experiences and give you deeper insights into how to move through your negative emotion…
 
Join me this week as I show you how to come out stronger on the other side of this pandemic, and how you can find moments of peace and joy once you let go of willpower. Telling yourself that you need to know an end date isn’t going to make the process any easier, and the same is true when you’re trying to change the habit of drinking. Get full show…
 
People will tell you that “all bets are off,” liquor stores are “essential” services, and alcohol is “needed” to cope with this crisis. They’re wrong. You don’t. You can use this time to learn how to have your own back and believe in your ability to see yourself through anything, including a pandemic. Want to learn how? Check out my special class o…
 
Join me this week as I walk you through how to start creating emotional fluency for yourself, and how this is going to help you figure out a new way to respond and relate to your emotions. Through this work, you’ll feel more empowered over your emotions and find different ways to examine your think-feel-act cycles. Get full show notes and more info…
 
In the middle of this pandemic are you busy or bored? Do you wish you had the opposite problem? Today, I’m explaining how both being busy and being bored are really the same thing and offer us the same opportunity: learning how to manage your mind. All you need is one simple tool. Check out my previous episode, #48 How Questions Work In Your Brain,…
 
What is hope really, and how can you have more of it at a time like this? Not to be confused with idealism, optimism, or wishful thinking, hope is a muscle that you can strengthen. Join me on this episode as I explain how you can create more hope in your life no matter what is happening, and check out an earlier episode, #43 Be Where You Are, to le…
 
Right now resentment toward others abounds. Many people are certain that others have it easier or are responding to the virus in the wrong way. The problem with resentment is that there’s no upside for you. We never know what someone else’s emotional experience is like, no matter how certain we feel. If you want to learn how to let go of this emoti…
 
COVID-19 has put into such sharp relief what’s actually important in life because it’s made death so much more present in our daily lives. Learn how you can use this time to really focus on what you truly desire and how you want to spend your time. A simple exercise will help you get crystal clear on what it is you deeply want. To go deeper into th…
 
Are you feeling conflicted about whether or not you’re making the right decision. This special episode of the podcast will teach what this conflict is really about and how to have your own back no matter what you decide. You don’t need to make all the right decisions in order to feel safe and secure tomorrow. If you want to learn more about why you…
 
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