Celebrate!

Celebrate!

Eight years free! Sunday, June 23, I celebrated eight glorious years of being benzo free. What a wonderful feeling to have that much distance away from the little pill that slowly destroyed my brain and body. Life is incredibly good these days! I am in much better...
Putting The Rumors To Rest

Putting The Rumors To Rest

I’ve been getting emails. Recently, I received an email from a benzo buddy asking me if what she had heard was true. “What have you heard?” I asked. Her answer surprised me! There was false information circling in the group she is in about the state...
The Acceptance Workshop Begins Today

The Acceptance Workshop Begins Today

Monday, June 17th Today is the beginning of the Acceptance Workshop. It will for four weeks. You’ll find coursework on my benzowithdrawalhelp.com website Mondays-Fridays. You can read whenever it is best for you. I’ll go live Monday through Thursdays at 10...
Acceptance And Support

Acceptance And Support

Acceptance is THE KEY. Doctor Paul Ohliger wrote the following, “And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or situation-some fact of my life unacceptable to me, and can find no...
When The Patterns Change

When The Patterns Change

“This is a new pattern.” Every week I receive a phone call from someone in the benzo community who is experiencing a change in their usual symptom pattern and they are concerned. They want to know what it means—is healing close at hand, or are they falling...
Walking The Old Hood

Walking The Old Hood

It was my litmus test— that stretch of pavement between me and the Starbucks on Broadway. It was what, a half a block away? Maybe a little less. I’d walked through the public parking lot that connected my street to Starbucks’ back door. On the days I could...
Acceptance And Support

Coming Up For Air

I’ve always been an over-achiever. Maybe it’s just my DNA—the drive to push, push, push to get things done. Or, maybe, it’s a reaction to my childhood trauma driving me to get everything done, and done well (perfectly?) as quickly as possible....
Is It In Your Head?

Is It In Your Head?

I don’t mean “Are you imagining it!” I mean it literally. Do you have withdrawal symptoms in your head? Boy, I sure did! And they can be really scary. Let’s take a look at some of the “usual suspects” so we can not be afraid of...
When Hope Fades

When Hope Fades

I thought it would be so easy. Happy hour had become a habit over the years, in part fueled by interdose withdrawal from the clonazepam I took as prescribed. I didn’t correlate the buzzing and burning inside of my chest, or the increased pulse, or...
Acceptance And Support

Mornings With Jenn

The video support group starts today! I’ve been so busy with my big move from Nevada City to Healdsburg, that I don’t have a blog for today’s post. So I thought I’d use this time to remind everyone that the video support group, Mornings With...