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.

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Category Archives: Health

Claiming My Gratitude

  My 12-step sponsor suggested that this would be a good time season my Recovery with writing about the good things in my life. Then I heard from a 12-step fellow that she learned how to season her own Recovery by focusing her communication on the positive. So, today I’m claiming my gratitude. I am […]

My barometer

What is my barometer? Is it my weight? Is it something called sanity? Is it how I feel in my clothes? Is it whether or not my practice is perfect? Is it continuous abstinence? I’m afraid that I won’t get back to continuous abstinence. This morning, my 12-step sponsor said, “So what? What if what […]

Devises and Desires

  You know how some people have no filter for what comes out of their mouth? Left to their own devises, they say the most outrageous things. And sometimes they say mean things. I have no filter for what I put into my mouth. Left to my own devises (and let’s just say I have […]


  Photo credit: www.fullcircle.com A couple of months ago, my friend Irina visited bearing gifts, including a bag of millet! She knows me well. What a good gift. If you don’t know about millet, it’s a nutritious seed that’s usually classified as a grain. It has all sorts of healing properties. It’s easily digested; and […]