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

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Category Archives: Fun

Loose Goose

  Day 8 of Continuing Recovery Oh boy. Yesterday my thinking got loose. Luuuuucy! The first thought that set me off wandering was, I’m running late so I’ll read the 24 Hours a Day book and do my Quiet Time in the evening. Then, it’s OK to be late to my 12-step meeting. It progressed […]

Eggplant Experiment

  Day 4 of Continuing Recovery In honor of my beautiful sponsor, here is my riff on a chef Dave Lieberman idea. I’ve taken his Individual Lasagnas Recipe and will make them into weighed and measured Ratatouille Lasagnas… without the noodles, of course… and with some fresh herbs from the jars in my fridge. First, […]


For many years, therapists have been telling me to put color on paper. I knew why. It was to move my feelings from hiding low down inside, to expressing themselves where I could see them. Since the early 90s I’ve taken three or four workshops that have required me to paint… in groups. They were […]


  The miracles of daily practice are starting to present themselves! What fun! I put exactly the right amount of food on the scale almost every time. The food leftover from one meal is just the right amount for the next meal. I keep running into the right people at the right time. And some […]