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: Yoga

Thanks for the help

  Nine days ago, I had the mother of all panic attacks. (Not a good mother. A very, very bad mother.) We had just turned out the lights to go to sleep. It started. I turned to Gregory and said, “I’m having a panic attack.” He said, “Go get a Klonopin.” I did. And then […]


      Day 6 of Continuing Recovery Thank you, G-d, there is dance. And it is available to everyone. Even if all I can do is notice the movement of energy inside me, dance is there. In 2007 was introduced to the 5Rhythms practice of dance through a weekend workshop at Kripalu in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. […]


  This morning my mind went briefly towards the old catastrophizing I used to do. I began to worry about something and then there was a calm, quiet voice that said, “Wait a minute. I could prepare for peace, not fear.” If I practice fear, I make progress towards fear. If I practice peace, I […]

For whatever reason

Gregory’s photo of the gardens he walks. For whatever reason, my mind has been turning towards G-d these last few days. Thursday, I was receiving acupuncture and talking about something funny; a needle was placed, and suddenly there was a release of pure sadness. It took my speech away and my breath away. I wish […]