I have exciting news! You may already be aware of this news if you follow my Facebook page, but I wanted to write a more informative post about what's going to be happening in May 2017. She Recovers is hosting a 3-day conference in New York City and I will be in attendance! Not only will I be in attendance, but I will be part of the official sober blogger team and panel along with 11 other inspiring recovery bloggers. I hope many of you will be able to join me! Here are the details.
What is 'She Recovers'?
She Recovers is an empowering space for women created by Dawn Nickel and her daughter Taryn Strong, two women in long-term recovery. Their tagline is: "We are strong and courageous women, and we do recover. We recover from drug addiction, alcoholism, codependency, workaholism, sex and love addiction, and eating disorders. We recover from depression and other mental illness, burnout, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief, abuse, self-harm, cancer and chronic illness. We recover from having our hearts broken, from losing our marriages, our homes, or our jobs. Women who are recovering in all areas of their lives and who follow all pathways of recovery are warmly welcomed here on She Recovers." They are best known for their retreats they host several times a year in different places like Canada, Mexico, and starting next year in Bali. She Recovers retreats are for women in recovery from anything and include recovery yoga sessions, healthy meals, and daily sharing circles. She Recovers is at the forefront of the recovery movement providing a resource for women in recovery unlike anything else. They also have an impressive social media presence where they share daily inspiration on recovery and spread hope to thousands of people across the globe.
What will the She Recovers Event in NYC entail?
The She Recovers conference will be held May 5-7 2017 at the Conrad Hotel in Manhattan. This conference will engage over 400 women in exploring the diverse range of recovery approaches that address the mind, body, and spirit. The conference will include breakfast, lunch, and dinner events and notable women leaders who are in recovery and will speak about their experience, passions, and wisdom through the 3-day span. Additionally, there will be a mocktail reception, yoga for recovery sessions with Taryn Strong, and other networking and panel events. Best of all, there will be tons of hugs, love, and connections being made. As described by She Recovers, "She Recovers in NYC is for women who want to connect to themselves, to others and to the world around them."
You may recognize some of the names on the amazing list of speakers this conference boasts:
- Marianne Williamson
- Gabrielle Bernstein
- Glennon Doyle Melton
- Elizabeth Vargas
- Elena Brower
Here is a rough schedule of events, but this is developing as time goes on: Click here for the schedule.
Who else can you expect at She Recovers NYC?
The sober blogger team will also include:
Holly Whittaker of Hip Sobriety
Laura Silverman of the Sobriety Collective
Julie Elsdon-Heigh of Sober Julie Doing Life
Maggie Shores of Sober Courage.
Annie Grace of This Naked Mind.
Julie Maida of Sober Mommies.
Jean McCarthy of The Unpickled Blog.
Jen McNeely of She Does The City.
There will also be a number of other attendees who write about sobriety on the web and women who are trying to live a life in recovery, or are currently in long-term recovery themselves.
What are the costs?
This 3-day event of love, recovery, and empowerment of women is $399. This does not include your flight or board at a hotel or Airbnb of your choice. It does include all the event sessions as well as the welcome reception on Friday, light lunch on Saturday, dinner on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday.
I hope you'll join me on this sober adventure in 2017. If you're a woman in recovery, striving for recovery, or just looking for connection to recover from something, this event is for you. I hope to see you there!