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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For many years, therapists have been telling me to put color on paper. I knew why. It was to move my feelings from hiding low down inside, to expressing themselves where I could see them. Since the early 90s I’ve taken three or four workshops that have required me to paint… in groups. They were […]

If not today…

  My new mantra: If not today… when? And the answer is: Never. So, it must be today. I’m completely clear. I have no doubts whatsoever. I was happiest when I was neutral about food. I was neutral about food when I had the cleanest possible abstinence. I was interested in the world beyond my […]

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 […]


Spiky yucca plant by Bill. Yesterday, well actually for the last three days, I was low. Low energy. Low mood. Low, low, low. I slept for about two days. Today, I feel so much better. Thank you, G-d. My feet are connected to the earth. My energy is rising. My mood is light. I am […]