Ep.60: Dawn Nickel of She Recovers on The Many Paths To Recovery
The Hello Someday Podcast
Sometimes if you’re lucky someone reaches out to you in the early days when you’re first trying to stop drinking and shows you how to take the first steps. And for me, that person was Dawn Nickel. 8 years ago, when I first thought that I needed to stop drinking and decided to try life without wine, Dawn reached out to me. I was traveling with my son and husband from Seattle to Victoria, British Columbia for a long weekend, my first in 5 years where I wasn’t going to drink, and Dawn picked me up for coffee, drove me to a beautiful beach and we talked all about drinking and not drinking and where I was and what I wanted and what I was afraid of. She’s amazing. And she’s also a pretty big deal. Today on the podcast I was thrilled to interview her and talk about women and the way we recover, from all things and in all ways. I hope you love the conversation as much as I did. Dr. Dawn Nickel is a respected thought leader in the women’s recovery sphere and (along with her daughter Taryn Strong) the founder of SHE RECOVERS Foundation, a not-for-profit grassroots organization that inspires hope, reduces stigma, and empowers women in or seeking recovery for substance use and/or mental health challenges. Dawn is a strong advocate for the view that every woman in or seeking recovery must be supported to find the tools and pathways that will work best for her as an individual. For full show notes and to grab the resources mentioned in this episode, headover www.hellosomedaycoaching.com/60 Want more support, resources and tools to help you go alcohol-free? You can Drink Less + Live More today with The Sobriety Starter Kit. It’s the private, on-demand coaching course you need to break out of the drinking cycle - without white-knuckling it or hating the process. Grab the Free Sober Girls Guide To Quitting Drinking, 30 Tips For Your First 30 Days Connect with Casey Find out more about Casey and her coaching programs, head over to her website, www.hellosomedaycoaching.com Take a screenshot of your favorite episode, post it on your Instagram and tag me @caseymdavidson and tell me your biggest takeaway!
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Spilling the Tea with Dawn Nickel & Taryn Strong || SHE RECOVERS® Foundation Co-Founders
The Recovery Hour
If you’ve ever wondered about the inner thoughts of the women behind the formation of the largest women’s global recovery network, you do not want to miss this episode! While keeping it upbeat, Lori still manages to dig deep with her guests Dawn Nickel and daughter Taryn Strong and they do not disappoint! They are spilling the tea as they share their experiences about their professional and private lives (then and now!) Dawn and Taryn discuss the creation of the SHE RECOVERS®Foundation, each of their addiction/recovery stories, as well as their personal relationship with each other. They talk about it ALL… recovery, family, trauma, violence... dinner with Judy Garland & Jim Morrison?! What! About SHE RECOVERS® FOUNDATION || SHE RECOVERS® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity with a growing and evolving community currently consisting of more than 325,000 women in or seeking recovery from substance use disorders, other behavioral health issues and/or life challenges. We believe in a world where all women in or seeking recovery are celebrated, supported, and deemed essential to healthy communities. We accomplish this by inspiring hope, reducing stigma and empowering women to increase their recovery capital, heal themselves, and help other women to do the same. As the largest women’s global recovery network, we have come to know that we are strong and courageous women—and we don’t have to recover alone. Dawn Nickel is a thought leader in the women’s recovery sphere, with a PhD in health care policy and experience researching and writing about women experiencing substance use disorders, mental health challenges, and intimate partner violence. She and her daughter Taryn founded the SHE RECOVERS Foundation to connect, support and empower women in or seeking recovery from behavioral health issues and related life challenges. Dawn started her own journey of recovery from a substance use disorder and domestic violence in 1987, she is also in recovery from anxiety, grief, trauma, overworking and cancer. Taryn Strong is a social media influencer in the recovery and wellness space and a leader in the SHE RECOVERS Global Movement. Taryn identifies as being in recovery from trauma, a substance use disorder and self-injurious behavior. A trauma-informed yoga instructor, recovery coach and an aromatherapist, Taryn has developed a unique yoga retreat program and led over 40 yoga for recovery retreats since 2012. She is also the host of the popular SHE RECOVERS Podcast and most recently created and taught the inaugural trauma informed SHE RECOVERS Yoga Teacher Training Program. THE RECOVERY HOUR INSPIRE others to tell their story || LIVE your best life || GIVE back to those in need.
She Recovers with Dawn Nickel Dr. Dawn Nickel is a leader in the women’s recovery space and the creator of She Recovers, the largest online platform dedicated to supporting women in recovery from behavioral health issues and related life challenges. Dawn knew she had a drug problem at 17 years old because she had only been using drugs for a few years and had already experienced several overdoses. One of the Guiding Principles of She Recovers is the idea that all women are recovering from something. Along with being in recovery from addiction, Dawn is also in recovery from domestic violence, anxiety, grief, trauma, and cancer. Dawn got clean in a 12 Step program, but understands that might not be the best fit for all women. She suggests that instead of debating which program or pathway to recovery is best, we should simply ask, "Does it save lives?" You can learn more about Dawn's work and upcoming She Recovers events at SheRecovers.co Do you want to take your recovery to the next level? Sobriety Engine is an incredible free online community where you can find a ton of great tips, tools, and support from other men and women in recovery. Visit SobrietyEngine.com to join today. If you're ready to get fit and start living a healthier lifestyle while supporting your sobriety then you can learn more about having Jonathan as your personal fitness and nutrition coach at RCVRHealth.com
The Gift of Community in Recovery with Dawn Nickel
To 50 and Beyond
Episode 103 The Gift of Community with Dawn Nickel In this episode, you will hear from Dawn Nickel, the founder of SHE RECOVERS. Dawn talks about turning 60 this year and how she wants to go into her third act of life and she is spending a lot of time in self-reflection. Also, how she discovered at a young age that there had to be more to life than substance use and addiction. Uncovering what led her to drink and using drugs. Today, Dawn is working on her workaholism. She talks about putting in long hours and catching herself so she doesn’t do it every day. Bullet Points: Self-reflection going into 60 Childhood emotional trauma Recovering from perfectionism Building She Recovers Blacking out from workaholism Anxiety and workaholism Working 12-15 hours somedays Sleeping 8-9 hours a night Surviving stage 3 colon cancer Where to choose an area in your life to heal first Getting connected to stop isolation and get help Dawn Nickel is a thought leader in the women’s recovery sphere and the creator of SHE RECOVERS, currently the largest online platform dedicated specifically to supporting women in recovery from behavioral health issues and related life challenges. Dawn started her own journey of recovery from a substance use disorder and domestic violence in 1987, she is also in recovery from anxiety, grief, trauma, and cancer. She is a strong advocate for the view that every woman in or seeking recovery must be supported to find the tools and pathways that will work best for her as an individual. To find Dawn: Website Instagram Facebook Reach out to Lori for a free coaching session via email. Say hi to Lori on Instagram
083 - Dawn Nickel - Celebration is a Stage of Change
Conversations with a Wounded Healer
Dr. Dawn Nickel is the visionary behind the SHE RECOVERS movement and a thought leader in the women’s recovery community. Her personal recovery journey began in 1987 when she entered treatment for a substance use disorder, trauma from spousal abuse, and anxiety. Today, Dawn also identifies as being in recovery from cancer, codependency, grief, and workaholism. Dawn and Sarah share their mutual affinity for women supporting women, a non-binary analysis of the 12-steps, and the joy of recovery. Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places... Website: www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/ https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartTherapy/ Instagram: @headhearttherapy Twitter: @WoundedHealr @HeadHeart_Chi
Dawn Nickel Founder of She Recovers and Brooklyn's Personal Story
Talk Recovery Radio
This week on Talk Recovery Radio we talk recovery with Dawn Nickel, a visionary in the recovery movement and over the past eight years has been working diligently to create social media spaces to support women who are in or seeking recovery. Along with her daughter Taryn Strong (also in recovery) Dawn is the creator of SHE RECOVERS – currently the largest online platform dedicated to supporting women in recovery from addiction and related life challenges. Dawn started her own journey of recovery from a substance use disorder and mental health issues in 1987. She is a strong advocate for the view that every woman in or seeking recovery must be supported to find the tools and pathways that will work best for her as an individual. Also, Brooklyn tells her personal story of recovery from addiction and how she found a new way of life.
This week, Tammi and Sondra are thrilled to share a conversation with Dawn Nickel. If you don’t already know Dawn and all of her amazing work, she is the visionary behind the SHE RECOVERS movement, the online and real life space that offers connection, supportive and empowerment opportunities for all recovering women, because “we’re all recovering from something.” Dawn has also been in recovery herself from substance abuse disorder since 1987 but also identifies as being in recovery from cancer, codependency and workaholism, and specifically workaholism being a work-in-progress. If you suffer from “busy-ness,” this is a conversation you will not want to miss. To find out more about Dawn, SHE RECOVERS retreats and events, visit https://sherecovers.co/, on Instagram @recoveringdawn and @she_recovers and on Facebook at She Recovers. This week Dawn shares three items from her Unruffled Toolbox: (1) Continuous self-reflection, not self-criticism; (2) Lattes; and (3) Making time for people.
Because I personally have been inspired by her story and social media presence, I invited today’s guest on to share her amazing work.Dawn Nickel is the creator of She Recovers, the largest recovery community on Facebook, and has been in recovery since 1987. Dawn is dedicated to creating and holding space (online and off) for women in recovery to connect with themselves, and with other like-hearted women. She is trained as a professional recovery coach and also works as a research consultant in the areas of mental health, addiction and intimate partner violence. Listen in as Dawn brings the recovery this week in a conversation full of real, raw (sometimes funny) truths and stories of openness and awakening that hit home; whether you are in recovery yourself, or the affected parent, or family member of someone who is. SO much great information in this conversation!You can find Dawn Nickel at She Recovers on Facebook or online: https://sherecovers.co/--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/annie-highwater/support