This is the kitchen where we talk about food, life, and recovery—a spiritual path to healing and peace.

You are invited to keep coming back to A Cup of Kindness to share your experience, strength and hope; fears, doubts and insecurities; and to pick up information, inspiration … and have a little fun!

My story
In January 2007, at the age of 51, I joined a 12-step program and began my recovery from food addiction, losing 75 pounds in the process. Read more…

In January 2011, at the age of 55, I began my recovery from a multi-trauma accident, 36 fractures, damaged lungs, and post traumatic stress. Read more…

I am deeply grateful for all the kindnesses, large and small, offered to me in recovery. Here I am... alive… still making progress … still not perfect … finding a new way forward in a growing community of women and men who share a lot in common around food and life.

I hope you'll join me in this kitchen and let me know what's cooking with you.

A Cup of Kindness

Open Heart Project


A New Loving Kindness Meditation

Towards all beings… including me

Let’s wake up…

Know our True Nature

Connect with Goodness

Be wisely kind to all

Take care of genuine needs

Grow joy

Practice a healing discipline

Get creative

Keep learning

Feel confident, grateful, and peaceful


Find love

Love & Light,


4 Comments to A New Loving Kindness Meditation

  1. Terri Premo-Peaphon's Gravatar Terri Premo-Peaphon
    May 5, 2020 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Beautiful, Valerie!

  2. Em's Gravatar Em
    May 5, 2020 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    I love the creativity city, and the insight behind it. Thank you!

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