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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Happy girl!


Are you smiling? I love this photo by Andre Gardella of a curious goat in Corsica. Hellooo!

I’m smiling. I’m one week in on continuous abstinence. Hooray! I feel so much better. Clean. Confident.

Three times a day, even when it’s a little bit of a challenge, I weigh and measure and eat the food I’ve committed and nothing more and nothing less and nothing in between.

My actions are matching my intentions. I can trust myself. I’m in Recovery.

What do I do about wedding cake, I ask?  That’s for further meditation and a conversation for me and my sponsor on Monday. A previous sponsor told me that on Pesach I would have a piece of matzoh the size of an olive. It would be taken with special consideration for its meaning. Could I do that with a bite of cake?

If I take the bite, it will be as a symbol of the sweetness of our relationship past and future.

If I don’t take the bite, it will be to honor my own spiritual practice — abstinence from intoxication by carrot cake.

Perhaps Gregory and I can share a sweet, delicious strawberry.

More shall be revealed.

Love & Light,



6 Comments to Happy girl!

  1. Myra Tate's Gravatar Myra Tate
    May 11, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    every mouthful is delicious because it is intended – what good news – mom

  2. Louise's Gravatar Louise
    May 11, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    Yay to feeling much better! Xoxoxoxxoo

  3. Betsy's Gravatar Betsy
    May 12, 2012 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    Noel and I shared grapes. My sister kept saying “you have to have a cupcake for your wedding (and photos)!” but grapes are clean, fresh, sweet and oh so delicious! And delightfully photogenic.

    You’ll be a beautiful bride!



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