Recovery Stories

Kathleen W's Story


My name is Kathleen and I am the face of long term recovery. I’m filled with gratitude as I go through my days and live life on life’s terms. I battle both depression and a substance abuse disorder everyday and so proud to say I’m winning the fight. I respect all paths to recovery and the recovery communities are home for me. Early on I worked the 12 steps with a marvelous sponsor. Not a day passes that I don’t explore and learn more about myself, life and the spectacular tools available to strengthen my recovery. I embrace Refuge Recovery and the Buddhist Recovery Network . I strive to practice mindfulness and incorporate yoga into my routine. Never stop learning.