Recognizing Carley Moore as a SHE RECOVERS Gem
SHE RECOVERS® Foundation Volunteer Recognition
“Being able to give back to a community which has given so much to so many is one of the greatest honors of my life.” — Carley Moore, SHE RECOVERS Volunteer
Recognizing Carley Moore as a SHE RECOVERS Gem
Between 2020 and 2022 during the global pandemic, Carley Moore recognized the recovery community’s need for in-person connection and, when it was okay to do so, hosted monthly SHE RECOVERS meetups on her farm. She opened up her heart, and her home so that recovering women could gather in community and heal.
Carley is also a volunteer of the SRF Support for LGBTQ+ group and has recently been recognized as a SHE RECOVERS Gem.
SHE RECOVERS Gems are volunteers who have been acknowledged by their peers for their profound and life-altering contributions and service to our community.
We had the honor of interviewing Carley Moore about her role as a SHE RECOVERS Volunteer.
What does being a SHE RECOVERS Foundation Volunteer mean to you?
Being able to give back to a community that has given so much to so many is one of the greatest honors of my life.
What made you want to become a She Recovers Foundation Volunteer?
There was a need in our community, during a very dark time, and I knew the sacred space I steward would hold and help those who felt called to be there.
What three words would your friends and peers use to describe you?
Loving, grateful, and strong.
How do these aspects of who you are show up in your everyday life?
Presence is my superpower. When I am with you, I am fully with you. In all that I do and say, I come from a place of love and with deep gratitude.
What is something of which you are proud?
I’m most proud of my recovery and the work I have invested in healing intergenerational trauma and breaking toxic cycles.
What do you do outside of your volunteer role for work and/or play?
My most beloved role in life is in growing tiny giants (a.k.a. being with my kids). Witnessing their becoming and learning alongside them while adventuring both inward and throughout the world around us, holds both my greatest challenges and greatest joys. I’m also falling in love all over again with being a practitioner of the healing arts. Supporting my fellow humans through body work, energy work, and holding sacred space for deep healing and growth of all kinds.
What does radical self-care look like for you?
Radical self-care for me looks like prioritizing my recovery over all things. Whether that’s showing up to online gatherings and in-person recovery spaces, or reaching out to folks within our community. Making sure I stay connected and stay close to the folks who can hold space for all that is me is what has allowed me to thrive in my personal recovery.
Tell us a little bit about your recovery journey. What are you recovering from? What tools and resources do you weave into your patchwork of recovery?
My recovery journey began long ago when I first went to massage school in 2005. But my sobriety journey, which is what has allowed for my discovery journey, all started in January 2020. Just three weeks before I became sick unlike anything I had ever experienced before — three weeks after that we were all in lockdown. The SHE RECOVERS Together Online Gatherings became my soul lifeline, and those three-minute shares opened up the powerful and healing world of sacred vulnerability. This community loved me while I learned to love myself and I will forever be grateful for this ongoing gift of this love. I’ve been free from alcohol, cannabis, and nicotine for three and half years now and although I’m still learning about all the different things I’m recovering from, I can gratefully share that I celebrate deep healing from childhood and adult CPTSD, generational trauma, family dysfunction, depression, self-loathing, disordered eating, codependency and so much more. Meditation, breath work, art, somatic movement like dance, yoga, nature therapy, connection to community, coaching, and body work have all continued to make up my personal patchwork of recovery.
What or who is inspiring you right now?
My fellow travelers on this recovery journey have been and will always be my greatest source of inspiration. Witnessing the continuous commitment to personal and collective healing, growth and expansion is truly like no other experience in my life. Inspiration in our community is abundant and without end, and the boundless bravery to recommit daily, regardless of obstacles, is the most inspiring.
What SHE RECOVERS Intention & Guiding Principle resonates with you the most?
Connection is our sole (soul) purpose. We’re stronger together.
What is your favorite SHE RECOVERS resource?
I cannot choose just one, because they each hold such a special place in my recovery and in my life. Whether it’s online meetings, in-person recovery circles and meetups, SR Dance, Facebook groups, the SHE RECOVERS conference, or the identity-based groups, like LGBTQ+ or Mothers of High Needs Children groups, they each hold a very special place in my recovery patchwork and I’m deeply grateful for them all.
What is one piece of advice you would give to another woman/non-binary individual who is seeking a community like SHE RECOVERS?
If you can lean in and allow us to love you, miracles and magic moments await you on this journey. All parts of you are welcome. All you have to do is show up as you are and you will be held right where you are, with love and acceptance.
Feeling Inspired by this She Recovers Gem Story?
We invite you to get involved with SHE RECOVERS and explore the many ways you can help inspire hope, redefine recovery, reduce stigma and empower women who are in or seeking recovery. You can become a SHE RECOVERS Partner, Friend of the Foundation, Volunteer, or Advocate.