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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


January 2020  at The Lovely Grind

The Winning Formula of E.G.G.

(Exercise, God, Goals)

This Month = Exercise

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January 16, 2020

Running is my particular exercise elixir, and it never ceases to amaze me how different the world (and my brain) can seem after a good run. Things that were causing me anxiety no longer seem so worrisome; my perspective on my past, present, and future finds needed optimism and clarity; and problems that once seemed confusing or overwhelming often find...

January 1, 2020

And furthermore, other scientific studies and reviews have concluded that “regular aerobic exercise has consistently been shown to reduce anxiety symptoms compared to placebo or no treatment.” This holds true even when people with a chronic illness such as heart disease or cancer begin exercising (and I would posit that it also holds true for people wh...

December 18, 2019

Christmas assures us that light and love prevail, that they are the guiding forces both in this larger existence and in our daily lives. Maybe you’ve heard the phrase “love conquers all,” and nowhere is that truth more apparent than in the redemptive narrative that begins with a birth in Bethlehem and concludes with an execution and resurrection. This...

December 13, 2019

When we are sick, what do we want from the doctor? A quick cure would be nice, but ultimately, we are looking for a little hope. Just tell me that there’s something I can try. Just tell me things will get a little better. And when we go to see lawyers and bankers and psychiatrists, aren’t we seeking more of the same? Just tell me there’s a way out o...

December 6, 2019

While time will do some of the heavy lifting in the process of healing from antidepressant withdrawal and benzo withdrawal, there is an active component to the process as well: one that not only cares for our physical health, but for our mental, emotional, and spiritual health as well (and after all, these aspects of well-being are intertwined oh so cl...

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.

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