She Recovers Every Day: Meditations for Women (Hazelden Meditations) (Paperback)
Dawn Nickel, one of the founders of the international movement and nonprofit organization SHE RECOVERS® Foundation, presents a daily meditation book that acknowledges the specific needs of all women in any type of recovery and includes important topics such as substance use, codependency, love addiction, workaholism, eating disorders, and beyond.
As a survivor of intimate partner violence and cancer, with over thirty-five years of recovery from substance use, Nickel recognizes the greater risk women in recovery have for developing a co-occurring disorder. “Recovering from all the things” is the phrase she uses to recognize the complexities behind recovery.
In this book, Nickel provides help for anyone who identifies as a woman who is also in recovery or seeking recovery in any area of life. Those struggling with substance use, mental health, and related life challenges will benefit the most from her insightful, nonjudgmental writing.
These daily meditations will inspire hope, reduce stigma, and empower all women in recovery.
About the Author
Dawn Nickel, PhD is the founder of SHE RECOVERS® Foundation and a thought leader in the women’s recovery sphere. She is an accomplished leader who holds a PhD in health care policy with extensive experience in researching and writing about women experiencing substance use disorders, mental health challenges, and intimate partner violence. Nickel 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. Nickel’s tell-it-like-it-is wisdom has created a ripple effect, and you will often hear her quote “recovering from all the things” resonating throughout recovery spaces.
"Nickel found her life purpose in healing from her own substance use, anxiety, and other life issues 35 years ago. 'In recovery, we often talk about the fact that our mess becomes our message. Other women in recovery, more than anyone, inspire me. My daughter Taryn Strong, who is 37 and also in long-term recovery from substance use, self-harm, and disordered eating, is also a huge inspiration to me,' says Nickel."
— MeiMei Fox
“All our efforts are designed to redefine recovery, end stigma and shame, and help more women heal. We believe that recovery is meant to be celebrated, not something to be ashamed of.”
— Dawn Nickel in “My Daughter Inherited My Addiction" on Newsweek.com
“As someone who is in active recovery from many things (aren’t we all?) this book is a life-saving gem and one I refer to daily. There is no-one like Dawn and this book is a gift to the world.”
— Jennifer Pastiloff, best-selling author of On Being Human
“Dawn has provided a tool for recovery from a place of love and generosity. This book is filled with reminders that we are not alone and that everything we need comes from within us. What a beautiful gift to those of us at all stages of recovery.”
— Elaine Alec, author of Calling My Spirit Back
“She Recovers Every Day is a bookshelf staple to support your peace and your recovery. Providing a framework for your internal work, you'll find tips and inspiration for your meditation practice and most importantly, your relationship with yourself."
— Elena Brower, artist, poet and bestselling author of Practice You, Being You, Art of Attention, and Softening Time
“…Dawn Nickel speaks to all —no matter what you're recovering from, the length of time you've had sustained recovery, and for those who have had a million stops and starts. She gives all of us permission to be so incredibly gentle and compassionate with our process of unfolding and recovery, which I believe is the first essential step—self acceptance and self compassion. She offers a gentler and kinder view of our process. What if we were all unfolding into healthier aspects of ourselves on time, in perfect time and in the perfect way? What if we really knew that we were enough and worthy even in our darkest hours? That perspective is a game changer in our process of recovering and rediscovering who we are on a soul level. In reading…(this book)…my mind relaxed. My shoulders softened and my tummy surrendered. Dawn gives us a path to self acceptance. What a relief! What freedom!”
— Ester Nicholson, founder and CEO of Soul Recovery, trauma healer, She Recovers coach, trainer, and presenter
“I’ve often found myself in a tough situation and wondered, ‘How would Dawn Nickel talk me through this?’ This book is a treasure that allows us to spend time each day reflecting on words of wisdom from a trusted mentor who knows what it’s like to live in recovery. ‘Mama Dawn’ has all the best qualities of a cheerful neighbour, kind aunt, hilarious friend, and wise coach. She always knows just what to say to help others understand their personal capacity and potential.”
— Jean McCarthy, host of The Bubble Hour podcast
“As a person in long-term recovery, my daily practice is pivotal to my overall well-being. This new collection of hope, healing, and inspirational passages will become part of my daily routine.”
— Jennifer Storm, author of Blackout Girl
"At last, Dawn Nickel has written a book containing her decades of experience. As a leader, mother and grandmother, Dawn is a woman in long-term recovery with hard-earned wisdom and insights to share. This precious book will ground you and support you as you journey daily into the joys and challenges of recovery. I have no doubt that this book will become an essential part of your recovery practice. I will be recommending it to all my clients.”
— Veronica Valli, author of Soberful: Uncover a Sustainable, Fulfilling Life Free of Alcohol