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

Open Heart Project


The Road Taken


Walking up and down this Maine road, when I’m just breathing, occasionally saying the word “Grace” when I find my self caught in thoughts, now and then kicking the ball for Miranda-the-labradoodle, who jumps at it for joy, I notice Nature.

I disappear into Nature. I Am That. Just a small part, currently alive, and my job is to be Love.

Then I see a mosquito at my wrist, darting under my sleeve, and I know I’ve been bit. I am no longer Nature. I’m against it! I’m not Love. I’m mad… and afraid. It’s all about the itch.

I make a choice to turn my attention back to Nature and The Grand Scheme of Things, starting with the dog.

Something outside of my self returns.


Love & Light,


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