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This is the kitchen where we talk about food, life, and recovery—a spiritual path to healing and peace.

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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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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 […]

Claiming My Gratitude

  My 12-step sponsor suggested that this would be a good time season my Recovery with writing about the good things in my life. Then I heard from a 12-step fellow that she learned how to season her own Recovery by focusing her communication on the positive. So, today I’m claiming my gratitude. I am […]

Wabi-sabi

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 […]