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#SheRecoversNYC: The Speakers

We made history. 

Last weekend (May 5-7), over 500 women in recovery from all over the world joined together to celebrate our individual and collective recovery journeys. Dawn Nickel and Taryn Strong, mother and daughter brains behind She Recovers and their gorgeous powerhouse of a team (Annie McCollough, Dara Meyer, Payton Kennedy) planned and executed a truly phenomenal event. I'm still processing so there's really no way I can condense EVERYTHING into one post. Which is why I'm starting with my favorite nuggets from each of the keynotes (aka The Speakers). Stay tuned for the rest of the series: The Experience; The Connections; The Takeaways; What's Next?).



Glennon Doyle Melton

Sobriety is my faith.

On doing the next right thing: It's like a frickin' yellow brick road lighting up all the way home.

Sobriety is sanity. Sanity is stillness.

Within the pain, the riches lie.


Gabby Bernstein

Do whatever it takes to get closer to consciousness.

Accept the invitation to be a light worker.

We can let God in in many unique ways.

I am magnificent, I am brave, I am a light worker.

You don't have to run by serving.

God works through the Internet!


Elizabeth Vargas

It's tremendously empowering to share our deepest, darkest secrets.

If you're beating yourself up every day, you're never going to build yourself up.

I drank to feel how other people looked.

Self care! Doesn't mean you're eating bon bons and getting manicures all day long but self care isn't indulgent - it's necessary.

Ego isn't necessarily our amigo.

Tell the whole story.


Marianne Williamson

The body has an immune system and so does the psyche.

Get back down in order to get back up.

What do we learn from our recovery to help the world recover?

If enough of us learn from our own Armageddons to get to the wisdom on the other side, we won't need a collective Armageddon.

If it's a public issue, it *will* get to your private door.

Once you know, you can't unknow.

Do You Have a #RECOVERY Blog/Website/Podcast?

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Leave a comment with your name, social media info (Twitter, FB, Instagram, etc.), and URL-- and you could be added to The Sobriety Collective's Link Love, a fantastic, comprehensive list of recovery resources (from both substance use disorder and mental illness) that people refer to again and again.

What's the value of being listed?

The Sobriety Collective has been featured on After Party Magazine's 20 Best Recovery Blogs of 2015 and Addiction Unscripted's Top 25 Recovery Bloggers of 2016.  

Our founder, Laura Silverman (by the way, she's writing this right now because she's the one woman shop behind your favorite collective), was recently invited to be on a panel of sober bloggers at She Recovers in NYC in May 2017register today!  Some of the event's keynote speakers--Glennon Doyle Melton, Gabby Bernstein, Marianne Williamson--just received a top honor of inclusion in Oprah's inaugural Super Soul 100.  

To pay it forward, please visit one site of your choosing on Link Love, and either follow them on social media or comment on one of their blog posts.  Tell them The Sobriety Collective sent you on a mission to expand your heart, mind, and soul.  

No one is paying me to do this.  

I just think it's time we all connect.