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: Information

Sleep apnea

I have sleep apnea! I’m not thrilled about it, but I’m grateful to know about the problem and to be able to address it.


I am feeling very well. So far, it’s just one of those unpredictably happy days on the path of life.

Gratefully received

  This morning, Miranda the labradoodle woke me before dawn. I heard the rain and said, “Zafu.” That means, “Return to your meditation cushion and go back to sleep.” Five minutes later she came back and nose bumped my arm. I got up and we went for our walk. The rain stopped. It was misty. […]

Lunch for Leo’s mum and dad

Photo credit: simplyrecipes.com Years ago, some good friend (I can’t remember who) made me a dinner that included a black bean dish made with orange. I’d love to know its origin. Cuban? Brazilian? Can anyone tell us? Every-so-often I try to reproduce it. My latest experiment is on behalf of new baby Leo and his […]