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Are you dealing with prescription drug withdrawal and/or high stress levels? Are you looking for support, direction, and a plan? Message me for more info. if you are struggling with Antidepressant Withdrawal, Benzodiazepine Withdrawal, or issues related to chronic stress. There is a way forward.


(Sessions conducted via Skype, phone, & WhatsApp)

"Because of Michael I feel supported and not so alone. It's comforting to talk to someone who has gone through the same ordeal and actually healed from it. The feedback he sends after our talks is very useful and encouraging, and I would definitely recommend his services."

 Kathy, CA

"Michael's Personalized Progress Plan and session notes are extremely helpful; not many coaches online do that sort of thing at all. I would absolutely, 100 percent recommend his coaching services." 

Brooke, OH

"Michael is very encouraging and motivating, and his follow-up notes are invaluable. I would absolutely recommend his services to anyone out there who is going through tapering or withdrawal." Brett, CA


November 2019  at The Lovely Grind


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November 18, 2019

What miracles have happened for you lately? What sorts of prayers have been answered? If you can’t immediately think of any answers to those questions, then try thinking a little harder. It’s okay, it can sometimes take us a while to get into the habit of recognizing everyday miracles. But it doesn’t matter if it takes us a while to get to that point...

October 22, 2019

Just a few years ago I was unable to run a 5K without taking multiple walking breaks, and back in 2012 I wasn’t running at all. In fact, on that birthday weekend—when I was just entering my mid-thirties—I was still smoking cigarettes and adhering to a daily regimen of prescription medications that included: Paxil, Xanax, Metoprolol, Lisinopril, and Hyd...

August 26, 2019

When we are trying like hell to survive antidepressant withdrawal and/or benzodiazepine withdrawal, we must work to heal the soul and to regain our voice and sense of humor: Those are parts of the healing process.

August 22, 2019

Antidepressant withdrawal and benzodiazepine withdrawal are no joke. They are an international health crisis at this point, and they were the seminal health struggle of my adult life. But I continued to move forward; with the help of my wife, my family, and my God, I survived the worst of days, made sense of my situation, and slowly began rebuilding my...

August 15, 2019

Our entire view of medicine, health, and healing is often turned upside down by antidepressant withdrawal and benzo withdrawal, and so a healthy distrust of modern western medicine is legit and logical.

August 1, 2019

Were they cruel? Were they lazy? Were they stupid? And if they were simply ignorant, understanding little to nothing about antidepressant withdrawal or benzodiazepine withdrawal, why didn’t they just say so rather than being dismissive or even accusatory?

July 25, 2019

How do we become more personally free in order to find increased health, greater happiness, and more fulfillment? How do we become more free so that we can better live out our unique purposes? We must each answer the above questions for ourselves, and there is no one correct answer to any of them. Maybe for some of us the journey toward greater freedom...

July 11, 2019

I know that a part of appreciating our freedom—the freedom that was won with bullets and blood—is taking our own personal battles seriously, taking the quest to improve ourselves and our corners of the world seriously. We each need to make the most of our lives, whatever that means for each of us individually. Through the unspeakable sacrifices of othe...

June 21, 2019

As my wife and I waved goodbye to Edward and got back onto the highway, a hint of sadness hung in the air. Obviously one can’t help but wonder about Edward’s history, about what those “things that happened” were. But there was also a feeling of peace in the air, because I felt lifted up by our interaction, as I always do. My interactions with him make...

May 28, 2019

When I was still in the relatively early stages of my Paxil withdrawal (and in the middle of a challenging Xanax taper), I can distinctly remember the otherworldly fatigue that overtook my entire being.

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