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Chickadees and snow – two of my favorite things – besides celebrating the birth of the Christ Child, Jesus.

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Love this scene by Nancy Landry.

If you like to read stories that inspire and give hope, check out my author’s Storyteller site .

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Roadblocks to Hell KINDLE version is available for FREE November 25 – 29 th.

Wednesday to Sunday. 

The Kindle version is available from Amazon.com herehttp://amzn.to/21d4nat

Our Canadian family and friends can get it from Amazon.ca for free here from Wednesday ’til Sunday
http://www.amazon.ca/Roadblocks-Hell-Dr-Carrie…/…/B017PB8FUI

If you don’t have a Kindle reader, you can still download an app from Amazon and read it on your smart phone or desktop computer.

Get your copy today –  download it and then – would you please write and post a Verified review? (at your convenience)

NOTE: For a verified review, one must turn pages –  Amazon keeps track of the pages you read to make sure reviews are based on reading the book.  That’s a good thing from my perspective. 🙂

Thank you and

Have a happy Thanksgiving Day – to all my US friends. 

2016 11 x 17 LION calendar and art cards available on my author’s Storyteller blog.  

1 Thumbnail Lion Calendar 2016

11″ x 17″ calendar above

Set of 3 art cards below

 

Rblocks card B

Rblocks card A

Rblocks card C 4

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Here’s a short teaser for 

ROADBLOCKS to HELL

my website: carriewachsmann.com/blog/about

Fiction tightly based on a true story. (Category – Fictional/biographical)

So… “What’s this book all about?” you ask.

Roadblocks thumbnail for bookmark

Convicted of trying to kill the police chief at age 15, Walter faces years in adult prison. His only friend, a young Mennonite girl from a strict religious background.

Yes, that would be me. We met when we were teens, and our friendship lasted his lifetime.

What are people saying about the book?

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 “I started reading it and couldn’t put it down. I read until I was finished. Carrie is such a good writer and this is a very interesting story.”  Bev S
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 “Love your book! Half way done! Very intriguing and very good.”  Alicia D 
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“I could hardly put it down. I talked to a few friends who are waiting to read it.” Sharon S 
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More REVIEWS on Amazon –  Available on Amazon  here

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Walt’s wife, Peggy and I reminiscing. Here’s what she has to say about it.

“Eeeek!! The book is here! It’s called Roadblocks to Hell and it’s a fictionalized story of my husband’s life. This is me with author and friend.
 
 This book is well written and very accurate. The fictionalization involves names, some dialogue and dramatization. The core facts of story are true. I highly recommend this book, it has brought back a lot of memories.”  

Patricia and Carrie 2015 oct.

Walt experienced life in a way few can imagine… and yet… as prison chaplain Madsel put it, “I am so proud of Walt… over the past 14 years I have worked with so many like him, and only 2% of the people with histories like Walt ever make it at the end. Most die violently or alone in prison in their lost state.”

Walt’s story is intriguing and compelling,  but most of all it is redemptive.

I am honored to be the one to tell his story, and I am honored to have had him as a friend for over 40 years.

I believe this book will give hope and encouragement to many.

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Below: one of the 60 plus images in the book – Walt and Cali climbing a Manitoba Maple tree.

Chapter 6 Tree climbing 2 300dpi

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Looking for a healthy lunch idea?

This is one of my favorites:

 Tuna, Corn & Sun-dried Tomato Recipe

Tastes as good as it looks. Carrie ©

Tastes as good as it looks. Carrie ©

 Mix the following: 

1/4 cup cooked non-GMO corn (cold)

1 can flaked tuna – drained

2 tbsp chopped red onion

1 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes in oil

sea salt to taste

In a separate small bowel mix:

1 tbsp Hellman’s mayonnaise

2 tsp olive oil

juice of 1/4 lemon

1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

1/4 tsp garlic powder

pepper if desired

Mix the tuna blend and dressing blend together

Butter the 100% Rye Crisp –  if you like

Spread the tuna – corn mix on the Rye Crisp crackers (or crackers of your choice)

Top with a few sun-dried tomatoes

Serve with a few carrots sticks and cucumber slices

Makes a great lunch – Serves two

carriewachsmann.com/blog – StoryTeller

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I’m very pleased to post this article on how healthy meals can make a lasting difference for cancer patients,  by Jillian Mckee.

Jillian is a Complementary Medicine Advocate at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance in the US. 

Thank you Jillian for your time and effort in spreading good news and sharing excellent suggestions on how to make healthy meals that can make a lasting difference when  going through the difficult battle of fighting cancer.

I hope you or someone you know, finds this information helpful and beneficial.  

Learning how to make healthy meals can make a huge difference in the life of someone with cancer. Many cancer patients make the mistake of not fixing healthy meals simply because cooking and preparing can take a lot of time and effort. It can be a major challenge for people who are ill from breast cancer or mesothelioma treatment side effects to find the energy to plan and cook healthy meals.

The disease and the treatments leave a wide range of damage on a person’s body. Many times, this damage drains and depletes energy and physical strength, making it difficult to get enough energy to cook healthy meals.

Friends and family members can be a major help by shopping for and cooking healthy meals in advance. Studies have proven that when one invests in eating diets that are high in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and some dairy, the person will gain vitamins and antioxidants needed to produce energy and increase strength.

Many people who are going through cancer treatments such as chemo and radiation often experience months of fluctuating weight changes. A solid diet filled with wholesome foods loaded with all the right minerals and vitamins will help a person have better weight management.

A person who is losing far too much weight can benefit from a nutritious diet by ensuring he or she is getting all the needed vitamins, proteins, minerals, and antioxidants each day. Healthy diets help people with cancer to take more control over their lives and to have energy and physical strength to continue fighting the disease. Family members and friends may offer simple healthy meals that are fresh or can be frozen, which can be a major benefit when going through treatments.

Nutritious food will help to give a cancer patient much-needed energy that is vital to improving how well the person is able to handle treatments. Vegetable and cheese casseroles, fruit trays, sandwiches loaded with veggies and tasty dressings, and salads packed with delicious and healthy items are all dishes that can be delivered to a person who has cancer. These foods will be a great relief to someone who is too ill to prepare a healthy meal on their own.

The New York Presbyterian Hospital has a video about nutritious foods and how these foods can play a big role in improving the life of a cancer patient to help you get started.

For more excellent cancer fighting information visit  http://www.mesothelioma.com/blog/authors/jillian/.

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Does Valentine’s Day promote anti-aging?

Valentine card - Hart Wachsmann ©

Valentine’s Day is very popular.

Everyone wants to stay young.

Put the two together and make them work for you for the rest of the year.

If everyday we thought about love and how to express it, we’d all probably live to be a 120 years old. Maybe more.

Those good, loving, happy thoughts would keep the stresses of life where they belong – underfoot.

If you need a little encouragement in expressing your love and affection to your Valentine, you can find some great advice at examiner.com, “How to express your love on Valentine’s Day.”

Stay young, be happy and nurture your relationships.

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Some colors have the power to lift the spirit, combat cabin fever and chase away those winter blues.

Find out which ones

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