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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Tag Archives: Buddhism

Still learning

Miranda at Pitcher Pond, Northport, Maine   Gregory, Miranda-the-Labradoodle and I got back on Friday evening from our wonderful vacation/honeymoon.   Husband, Cousins, and Dog at Shag Harbor, Nova Scotia   We saw some exceedingly beautiful expanses of our natural world in southern Nova Scotia and mid-coast Maine. We were touched deeply by close times […]


  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 […]

Quiet Time

Quiet Time is my key to a sane and useful life. I’ve known this for many years, but didn’t get a daily individual practice going until recently. In 1991, I sat in meditation for the first time. Strangely, tears welled up and coursed down my face as I sat in a group of experienced meditators at […]

Food neutrality

    Dear Friends, I love your Comments to these Posts! They challenge me to reflect and consider more deeply. Nicola asked today what food neutral means. I replied to her in the Comments and then thought, let’s open up the conversation. I use the words food neutral because they are the language of my […]