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 Season of Giving



Day 74 of continuing recovery


My beloved friend Beth sent out a message this morning. It helped me to put in place my next steps for doing service.


Here is Beth’s message:


“The SEASON of GIVING is here! What better gift to give then a GIFT of LIFE!


Our daughter SHIRA needs YOUR HELP as well as many other people searching for a MIRACLE Stem Cell Match to save their lives.


PLEASE reach into your hearts and do what you can. If you are healthy and between the ages of 18 & 60 GET SWABBED. Spread the word to all of your family, friends and contacts.


DONATIONS of any size are greatly appreciated and needed to help offset the cost of processing the swabs.


For information about hosting much needed drives and to follow all the events being held to find SHIRA’S HERO……HER MIRACLE STEM CELL MATCH go to:



Donations can be made at:

www.giftoflife.org/smilesforshira or



Or send your donation to:

Smiles 4 Shira LLC

63 Riverside Ave.

Red Bank NJ 07701


From our Family to yours, Wishing you a Healthy and Happy Holiday Season!”


Wishing you the same, dear Beth.


Love & Light,



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