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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Part Two – Profound Protection of the Heart

  Here is my sister Louise’s response to Profound Protection of the Heart. I keep coming back to read it again and again. There’s a powerful leading here. Profound protection of the heart…. It’s what I wanted to give you in Miami when you were so badly hurt – what I wanted to give Mom […]


Vase and paperwhites from Jenny. Photo by Gregory.   Just now, this morning, Gregory pointed out to me that I had splashed water on the kitchen floor and kindly suggested that I clean it up. I pulled off some paper towels and, as I gawkily got myself down onto the floor, I thought of Piper […]