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Mindful Drinking: How Cutting Down Can Change Your Life

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With an easy three-step plan, Mindful Drinking: How To Break Up With Alcohol is here to help the 64% of Brits who want to drink less, and cultivate a new, healthy and more mindful relationship with alcohol. You CAN drink less, without giving up!

Journalist Rosamund Dean combines scientific expertise with practical advice in a game-changing three step guide: The Problem, The

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Kindle Edition, 193 pages
Published December 28th 2017 by Trapeze
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Taron
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think it wasn't an easy think for Dean to try to explain mindfulness in a few chapters to a British audience, but she does a pretty good job. She takes the reader through a really good way to re-frame your relationship to alcohol. Most of us might not abuse it to excess all the time, but it's very common to have some bad habits when it comes to alcohol. And I think there's a tendency when you get a little tired of hangovers or weight gain to think the only option is to give up booze entirely, ...more
Heather Mckay
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
more books like this please

so many books on complete abstinence and not enough on cutting down/mindful drinking. the psychology of drinking has been fully understood and conveyed by the author something i feel many of us can relate to. honestly written with good advice given.
Kenneth
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Listened to the audiobook read by the author, and that's the version I'd recommend to anyone. The author has a wonderful and friendly voice, like having a conversation with a close friend.

I'll give this another listen later when I try to follow her instructions :)
SiSiLou
3 stars.
Lots of very interesting points and data! but i just didnt connect/engage that much, probably because I realised im not the kind of problem drinker that she is targeting, i dont drink each day and i dont drink because of kids or stress or work functions.
Holly Crocker
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to this, continuing the theme of listening to books about not drinking / drinking less... a great listen. Very mindful! Entertaining, informative, engaging and not too preachy. A very good concise book - well done - I feel the objective set out to be achieved was 100%.
Ms Maria Hutchings
Easy read, fairly useful.

Was expecting s little more depth to this book, but nevertheless I found it s useful read, and will refer back to it, read it again. It is short which is probably a good thing, easier to digest.
Cressida McLaughlin
Really useful tips and ways to think about and frame drinking, how and why you’re doing it now, and how to be more mindful about it and moderate your drinking.
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