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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Tag Archives: weight

Days of Awe & Reflection

  Day 1 I write these posts for the food addict who still suffers… including me. I don’t say that for your pity or admiration, but as a caution that my experience, strength and hope is tempered by food addiction. Last night I broke after a week of abstinence with what I am sure would […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]