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Ecuador Shamanic Wisdom to End the Year

Good Bye 2012.   Let’s have a rich rewarding 2013 learning lessons… from News of the Screws and three wise men. One wise man… an Ecuadorian shaman. There’s a tragedy that began in 2011 (or 1843 or even earlier to be more exact) and accelerated in 2012.  We can learn and be better informed from it. […]

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Volcanic Health Benefits

A big part of Ecuador is called the “Avenue of Volcanoes”. Ecuador has 29 volcanoes on its mainland and about a dozen in the Galapagos. Photo from Grayline (see more on Ecuador’s Avenue of Volcanoes below). Click on photo to enlarge. Readers often question the volcanic risk in Ecuador.  Few think about the positive aspects […]

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Evolution in Ecuador

Ecuador and Evolution are well linked since the concept was first institutionalized in the Galapagos. Change brings good but can also be uncomfortable as may be the case with Ecuador banking.  Americans should prepare to lose their ability to bank in Ecuador. In a moment I’ll explain why. First, let me share how evolution has […]

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Magnesium in Ecuador Soils

Is there health magic in magnesium? Quinoa, the super food of the Andes, is healthy, packed with protein and omega 3. It is delicious, prepared in many ways such as… Thermos Quinoa Kichari. Often this is my lunch… quinoa… mung beans and greens.  With spices its delicious… low calorie… low fat and packed with protein. […]

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Happiness and Longevity in Ecuador

There is both happiness and longevity in Ecuador. A reader sent me this note yesterday.  Good AM Gary,  My gift to you over the holiday season…shrimp fisherman at San Clemente getting ready to go out at low tide…this is my favourite photo of my entire trip to Ecuador. Gracias These fisherman are happy as are […]

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Here is some good news for you and your community. After living in some of the most crowded cities in the world… Hong Kong and London, Merri and I have always gravitated to small towns. After London. we lived first in Naples, Florida. Then it became too crowded… for us. In Ecuador we found Cotacachi […]

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Ecuador Giving

Boxing Day is time for more giving. I love this day because the power of giving is vital to our health and well being.  Merri and I have focused for years on giving and letting the rest fall in place. That’s why the motto on my desk is “Action is Thy Duty. Reward Not They […]

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Ecuador Christmas

Ecuador Christmas in the Andes is a wonderful celebration. Christmas is a highly religious affair in the Ecuador villages like Cotacachi.   This celebration has been much more commercialized in the bigger cities of Ecuador, but in the villages there is a stronger tie to the traditions and the old ways. The nativity scene is on display […]

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Ecuador Anticipation

I hope you are considering your next adventure in Ecuador with anticipation. One of life’s greatest forces is anticipation. The proof? Christmas Eve as a kid… when things are good. Looking back many years ago to Rockwood, Oregon. The Sears and Montgomery Ward catalogs had been read. The tree was up. Gifts were wrapped and […]

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Natural Health Tip From the Andes

Here is a double clue on how to improve natural health from the outside in. When it comes to healthy living, there is so much data that often conflicts.   The way I sort through this is to cross reference.   The search is natural health dots to connect.  I observe many heath disciplines looking for […]

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