On the Road with Benzos (Part 1 of 1…or 2)
Updated: Mar 22
We’re back on the road with a 4,400-mile round trip from Colorado to Florida. During this trip, your host shares his personal experiences traveling with protracted withdrawal symptoms along with some valuable lessons learned.
Welcome to part 1. In today’s episode, D shares a more positive take on benzo mornings, discusses setting boundaries with family, looks at a few benefits of slowing down, struggles with benzo brain, and shares a few other topics which arise.
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06:55 On the Road in Kansas
09:58 Benefits of Slowing Down
17:15 Flying vs. Driving – An analogy (or metaphor)
20:23 Mobile Gas Station – A Tale from a Different Journey
25:55 Eisenhower Presidential Library
27:52 On the Trail / Chronic Anxiety Pressure
30:54 Benzo Brain (Part 1)
32:27 Allowing Yourself to Feel Good
37:41 Find Your Place for Peace
38:34 Benzo Moring w/ a Positive Twist
41:13 Family Boundaries and Successes
44:49 Pleasures of the Season
46:57 Family / Yesterday was a Good Day
52:12 The Good Days and Bad Days
54:20 Moment of Peace
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THE ROAD TRIP
— Road Trip Photos: (no longer available)
— BOOK: "In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed" by Carl Honore — https://www.amazon.com/dp/0060750510/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_YkY5DbZF9WV7E
In today’s intro, I talk briefly about the road trip and the one or two-part series which it generated, allowing the listeners to decide if there would be part two of this episode. We also discussed the server issues with the website and a few other opening topics.
Feature: Road Trip
Today is part one, of possible two parts, of our 4,400-mile road trip from Colorado to Florida and back. Lots of thoughts, ideas, struggles, difficulties, joys, successes, and any other thing you can image combined into almost three weeks on the road. I hope you enjoy this episode, let me know what you think.
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