Recovery Café founder Killian Noe joined virtual participants at our one-year anniversary celebration to offer inspiration and challenge. She encouraged everyone to view this time of hardship during the pandemic as an opportunity to work on individual compassion and a system of reforms for all.
“The story has not all been written,” she said. “This can be a time of healing, transformation and resistance.”
Killian reiterated that we are all in recovery from something, and that we all need purpose beyond ourselves which can come from valuing everyone and offering each other unconditional love.
Listen to her full remarks below.
In addition to Killian’s personal reflection, one of the original members of RCL, Andy, offered a celebratory “dry” toast noting that one of the most important lessons he learned while at the Café was to see everyone as unique–with something valuable to offer from their individual life experiences.
Here’s his reflection and toast.