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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I still sometimes think I could drink again.

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 […]

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 […]

The gift of desperation

  The good news is that today I am happy and grateful. I’m in Recovery and not in the food. The truth is that I hit bottom with the food over the weekend. What was it like? Reminder to self: I felt fat. My clothes were too tight. The extra pounds were beginning to show. I […]