How To Cope With Today’s World News

How To Cope With Today’s World News

The lyrics in Don’t McLeans’ song, American Pie, sure hit home, don’t they? But February made me shiver With every paper I’d deliver Bad news on the doorstep I couldn’t take one more step If the headlines increase your benzo withdrawal...
Three Visits. This Time, HEALED!

Three Visits. This Time, HEALED!

Three years into my recovery from benzo withdrawal (June 2014), I experienced a setback brought on by plowing back into life too quickly. I had taken on the responsibility of teaching a class at Stanford University on the neuroscience of creativity; it was too much...
Dr. Jenn, Where Have You Been?

Dr. Jenn, Where Have You Been?

I’ve had to answer that question a lot lately. My last blog post here was in February! I’ve been incredibly busy with my Mornings With Jenn support group (I’ve added more hours of live support each month), writing my book, The Benzo Withdrawal...
A Bird Outside My Window

A Bird Outside My Window

Deep in the throes of benzo withdrawal, I sat at my front window, peering out on a world that I no longer felt a part of. Derealization made everything surreal and distorted. I thought my heart might break from my longing to be healed, to be normal again. Tears pooled...