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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‘Tis the season

gilded walnut by Justine Hand


‘Tis the season when many feast. Time to remind myself that the way I eat in Recovery makes me happy, joyous and free.

In Recovery, when I weigh and measure my food and employ the tools my 12-step program for food addiction offers, I feel alright with the world.

Even in times of stress, even when I’m angry, lonely or tired, even when I’m sad or scared… there is a foundation of equanimity. I know to ask for help. I turn to prayer. I feel love for other people, for Nature, and for a Deeper Wisdom. I’m grateful for ordinary miracles.

May we all be well, happy and peaceful… one day at a time.

Love & Light,


Photo: Gilded Walnut by Justine Hand of http://designskool.net

4 Comments to ‘Tis the season

  1. Theolyn Wilson's Gravatar Theolyn Wilson
    December 22, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    As always, a beautifully written note that is so true and important for everyone! We must be atuned to our own bodies and treat them with respect …..one day at a time!

  2. Em's Gravatar Em
    December 25, 2014 at 1:04 am | Permalink

    A lovely post, inspiring words. Thank you dear friend. May your Christmas be merry and bright as well.

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