USA map with statesDear Benzo Family,

My research project is shaping up. I have a team of people helping me. Paula Kravitz is my strategist. Francine Gordon is helping design the research questions. Rob Cala has shot and edited video. Bill Daul has connect me to a group who will broadcast my blogs/videos. I’m already getting feedback from organizations that want to know my findings when I return. I’ll be posting a crowdfunding page to raise the needed money to keep me on the road for three months. (Please don’t feel you have to contribute. I know how hard it is in benzo withdrawal. If you can share the page with your social network, maybe someone you know will support the project.)

I am excited to discover what are the core common factors that make people resilient. What are the barriers? And most importantly, how can we teach schools, relief organizations and helping professionals to help others be resilient?

I’ll be listening to your stories, as anyone fighting benzo withdrawal MUST be resilient in order to survive. We have to dig deep and tap into an inner strength, and at the same time, surrender to what is.

I appreciate all of the offers to host me in your homes, to feed me, allow me to shower (no bathroom in the van I am traveling in) and to connect me with others who have a story about bouncing back from hardships.

I am offering to speak at churches or schools for free about the spiritual side of bouncing back and recovery. If you would like me to speak at your church, please let me know.

I’ll be blogging and uploading video as I go. You can follow along at

If you have any questions or comments please let me know.