Lucky and the Stinky Cheese Man

My latest children’s book, “Lucky and the Stinky Cheese Man” is out and available on Tomorrow River Publishing, Amazon and Kindle!

A true story about a rescue cat who falls in love with the stinky cheese man. A percentage of sales goes to the Humane Society.

https://www.tomorrowriverpublishing.com/product/lucky-and-the-stinky-cheese-man/

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1679720422/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?keywords=lucky+and+the+stinky+cheeseman&qid=1577157304&sr=8-2-fkmr0

 

A Year of Healing

I’m celebrating a year of healing and renewal as I welcome in 2020 and think back over the past year and how Tim has recovered from stage 4 Cancer.

I am a witness and fellow passenger on this healing journey through life.  I have seen how love, positive attitude and life changes can truly heal.  My work as a Licensed Professional Counselor and my personal journey of healing has made this past year a difficult, painful, joyful, joy-filled, love-filled, happy journey.

Ainle, is Tim’s personal true story of healing from cancer through a series of Facebook messages that he wrote and received while going through a Stem-Cell transplant.  This book will give anyone hope and inspiration that has their own personal struggle with illness.

Available on Tomorrow River Publishing and Amazon

https://www.tomorrowriverpublishing.com/product/ainle-a-journey/

https://www.amazon.com/Ainle-Journey-Timothy-Krause/dp/169152882X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=ainle&qid=1576506020&sr=8-1

Pooped Out?

Winter can be a difficult time for many.  The long dark days, cold nights, frigid air and lack of sunshine can be draining.

Here are some helpful tips to get yourself through the seasonal change:

  • Get a happy light
  • Take vitamin D
  • Wear colorful clothes
  • Buy flowers
  • Go to a salt spa
  • Take a cat nap
  • Paint a room yellow
  • Cuddle with your cat or dog
  • Eat colorful root vegetables

Spud Soup

1A way to brighten up dark winter days is to make a huge pot of homemade organic potato soup.  It warms both the body and soul.  Below is my recipe for organic vegan potato soup.  This recipe is simple and can easily be adjusted to add any other spices or flavorings.

Ingredients

  • 8-10 organic potatoes
  • 1 organic medium yellow onion
  • 1 box organic vegetable broth
  • 3 cups organic soy milk
  • 3 Tablespoon vegan butter
  • Gluten free table crackers
  • 1 or 2 chunks of vegan cheddar cheese
  • dash of salt
  • pepper
  1. Peel and chop potatoes and onion into small pieces.
  2. Empty box of vegetable broth into pan, heat to a boil.
  3. Add potatoes and onion, salt and pepper, bring to slow boil.
  4. Add soy milk and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes.
  5. Crush gluten free crackers on top
  6. Add Cheddar cheese chunks
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Enjoy!

Live a Happy Life!

What does it mean to be happy?  Happiness comes in different ways.  We all seek happiness, but finding happiness in the small or everyday experiences is what its all about.

This time of the year can be difficult for many, as we focus on what we have lost or who is no longer with us, but change your focus on things that bring you happiness in ways that you take for granted, such as a beloved pet, the sunshine, food on your table, someone’s smile, silence, and being just being ok in the moment.

Wishing everyone a happy day and a happy life!