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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.


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"“Michael helped me in a way that no doctor or therapist has been able to! His personal experience combined with his optimistic, constructive input and guidance is priceless. I highly recommend his coaching sessions to anyone going through withdrawal.” Shelly, Ohio

"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

July 2020  at The Lovely Grind




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May 13, 2020

For example, if two of your large life goals (from Step One) are getting into better physical shape and taking fewer prescription medications, and one of your trouble areas (from Step Two) is work stress, then an item on your upcoming weekly action plan might say: “I will walk outdoors or workout at the gym four times next week.” Such a fitness plan, i...

February 3, 2020

I don’t know too many people who’ve gone through antidepressant withdrawal or benzodiazepine withdrawal and who weren’t struggling against some form of guilt or regret regarding their situation. How can those things not be a part of the experience?

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...

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.

May 24, 2019

Whether we are suffering from grief, low self-esteem, guilt, financial injury, physical injury, emotional injury, or that ill-understood injury known as prescription drug withdrawal, there is an active component to our healing. So, what does that active component involve? Well, that is an individual question with individual answers.

May 17, 2019

I believe that the process of healing from antidepressant withdrawal and benzodiazepine withdrawal has a distinctly spiritual component, and because my spiritual background and faith are Christian, that is mostly how I'm going to approach the topic here.

April 30, 2019

Surviving SSRI withdrawal and benzodiazepine withdrawal taught me the importance of new beginnings. Here are a few tips to help you begin walking the first steps of your own "new beginning" journey today.

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