Written by Kim Westlake
More and more women are choosing recovery long before they hit the typical hard bottoms characterized by devastation of body, mind, spirit, relationships and so on. We are all recovering from something (loss, grief, relationships, substance use, health issues etc.) at times in our lives. Wherever we are in our own personal recovery journey, we recover stronger together.
SHE RECOVERS Sharing Circles offer warm, welcoming spaces for women to share our stories, so others who may be struggling can find inspiration to make positive changes in their lives. Our monthly topics focus on our strengths, building resilience and increasing mindfulness. Together, we learn how others have navigated through difficult times, bounced back from stress, experienced set-backs and learned to strive towards their goals and dreams. Together, we learn to be more present, pay attention, become more open and reflective and engage more fully in life as it happens.
Kim Westlake coordinates the monthly SHE RECOVERS Sharing Circles at Avalon Women’s Centre North Shore and Avalon Women's Centre White Rock. Kim is a Certified Professional Recovery and She Recovers Coach. Women of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to join the monthly She Recovers Sharing Circles.
SHE RECOVERS Sharing Circles take place at Avalon Women's Centre White Rock every second Saturday of the month from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The next Sharing Circle will take place on Saturday, July 13. Please see the meeting calendar for details of future dates.
SHE RECOVERS Sharing Circles take place at Avalon Women's Centre North Shore every third Wednesday of the month from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The next Sharing Circle will take place on Wednesday, July 17. Please see the meeting calendar for details of future dates.
You can take part in a SHE RECOVERS Sharing Circle through the following methods:
- Join the closed SHE RECOVERS Facebook group
- Drop in at the meeting
- Contact Kim directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Register online:
SHE RECOVERS Sharing Circle - Avalon Women's Centre North Shore
SHE RECOVERS Sharing Circle - Avalon Women's Centre White Rock
Donations of $20 per person are encouraged, however we do not exclude anyone based on ability to pay.