/Have Family, Will Travel/: 24 days in Ecuador

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Day 6: Back to Quito
The city is not at all quiet, but somehow we quickly find peace here.

/Have Family, Will Travel/: 24 days in Ecuador

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Day 5: Chugchilan to Quilotoa I’m in the middle of explaining what today will be like to Lilah, as we head down a hill and out of Chugchilan for our last day of… Continue reading

/Have Family, Will Travel/: 24 days in Ecuador

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My thoughts drift to the Andean men and women who live in these valleys and on these hills, their fields straight up the side of a mountain. It’s a wonder to me their crops ever take root at all on such a slope, but they do, all by hand with shovels and hoes and fingers.

/Have Family, Will Travel/: 24 days in Ecuador

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Day 3: Sigchos to Isinlivi Good morning, Latacunga! Your car horns, barking dogs, and roosters are plentiful early morning alarm clocks. We need the early start. We have a bus system to figure… Continue reading

/Have Family, Will Travel/: 24 days in Ecuador

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Day 2: Latacunga We wake just minutes before our wheels touch ground (except Claire…awake watching a movie). After a quick exit and easy transition through immigration and security, we find our driver, Luis.… Continue reading

/Have Family, Will Travel/: 24 days in Ecuador

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We drive north on the long, desolate road between Rocky Ford and Limon. The land is a flat and barren brown with the touch of winter. Our hearts are full and hopeful for lessons and adventures to come…

7 REMINDERS that keep me on the path to peace and freedom

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Try as we might to avoid them, some emotions continue to creep up on us and pay us an uninvited visit. Feelings like fear, anger, jealousy, embarrassment, resentment, scarcity, and so on, are… Continue reading

Money Modesty, unzip your lips and start talking

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Not talking about money is so passé. Embrace the power of community and conversation to help you reach your financial goals.

/BE/: More Maker, Less Taker

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I have challenged myself, beginning with my closet…to be less taker and more maker. It’s not just about wanting less, or even about needing less, though both are valid. I truly want to be more creator and less consumer…I want to do it, because it’s the next step in making my life simpler, easier, less hurried and stressful. It feels good to have less – less to clean, organize, take care of, find space for. It gives me more time and space for the things that really matter.

I wonder. My mind wanders…

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During shavasana this morning, my mind wandered. Yes, the place where I’m supposed to stay focused on breath; my mind wandered, and I had a glimpse of mental clarity. Minds are tricky. Actually,… Continue reading