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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Tag Archives: beauty

‘Tis the season

‘Tis the season when many feast. Time to remind myself that the way I eat in Recovery makes me happy, joyous and free.


We are more beautiful for having been broken.

Life’s lemons

I’m not resentful about my accident or my food addiction. This is what life has handed me. It’s also handed me beauty, love, peace and a program of recovery.

Training for happiness

Last Saturday, I woke up, went to the bathroom and brushed my teeth.