After 9/11, I moved with my husband and children to the Amazon Basin of Ecuador to do medical volunteer work. I was seeking adventure, yes, but also meaningful work and a simpler life. I was challenged in ways I had not anticipated. This memoir-in-essays tells stories of perseverance, loss, acceptance, and healing.

The Andes of Ecuador.

The Andes of Ecuador.

Ecuador is the smallest Andean country, (about the size of Nevada) but has incredible biodiversity. Steamy jungle, windswept highlands, more than thirty volcanoes, and tropical beaches combine with rich and diverse cultures to present wonders around nearly every bend.

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