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Callie’s July 2020 Objectives

by CallieDawn on July 2, 2020

1. Publish my goals and objectives.
2. Set up internet cables and organize adapters to use internet through DSL cables and be able to keep the wifi off at other times of the day.
3. Get personal $ flowing to Costa Rica more easily.
4. PAY MORE ATTENTION to what my body is asking for. Really focusing on my food and what my body is telling me to eat and when. Similar with movement and other health practices.
5. Black coffee in the morning. 
6. Continue to eat gluten and dairy free.
7. Read 10 pages daily. Read my leadership course documents as well as my nonviolent communication book.
8. Finish my mini greenhouse in the yard. Transplant one banana plant and the extra yuca.
9. Get insurance money invested in a TFSA after my taxes for 2019 are paid.
10. Exercise 3x a week which could include – (ride bike to town and back, big hike, fitness, dance, or yoga class, inline skate for 30 minutes, run sprints or regular)
11. Possibly the most important objective on this list. Entirely recreate my relationship with Jason :O. Having a completely different reaction to him then I would have previously. Seeing him fresh every single day and hearing him for the first time with zero predetermined ideas about what may or may not happen.
12. Follow my most recent theme Timeless Fun Freedom and Pleasure As a practice this last month I wrote out that which is Fun for me: 1. Cooking 2. Coloring and Painting 3. Dancing 4. Eating out 5. Making a homemade domestic product for others 6. Teaching Yoga 7. Beading 8. Music to collect and listen to 9. Investing 10. Graphics 11. Frisbee 12. Reading 13. Journeying Lightly 14. Guiding others back to themsleves 15. Bookkeeping for my businesses only 16. Self discovery of my way 90% substance free using breath, practice, meditation, dance, appointments, dyads, sessions 17. Counseling Guiding & Coaching 18. Non violent communication 19. Building and buying rentals when the time is right 20. Socializing If it’s not on the list I probably don’t find it fun. I will consider this before taking action on things.


Callie’s June 2020 Objectives

by Jason on June 1, 2020

Prelude: I have wanted to start publishing my goals and objectives and am using our very very old blog to do so. ūüėȬ†Follow up.

1. Start to publish my monthly goals / objectives on this blog. Yes. And will continue.
2. Reduce the wifi emissions in our home by turning off the wifi at night.¬†Yes we started doing this regularly and it’s been working great. I’m setting up cables direct to our computers to see if we can have it off at other times as well. I’ll be working on this in July.¬†
3. Enjoy all Sunday’s without doing any work and with limiting electronic access to organize dates with friends, looking up recipes or project related items (how to). Basically only personal items. No specific physical practice or meditation. No commitments, just free flowing.¬†I’m not sure how I did with this. I think well but I didn’t observe myself. Maybe that was the idea – jaja!
4. Align my daily diet more towards a keto style with fairly low carbs and no grains, minimal natural sugars. High fat and veg. I sucked at this, was super emotional, and decided I should not have any particular structure to my eating and should PAY MORE ATTENTION to what my body was asking for. 
5. Enjoy time restricted feeding on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for 8 hours. Black coffee in the morning.¬†I have been drinking black coffee more often in the morning. This has been really challenging for me but really good as well. I’m happy as it’s been a goal in the back of my mind for a long time.¬†I’m going to keep up this practice.
6. Restrict all dairy (except heavy cream and butter), nuts, meats, lentils and beans on Wednesdays. Keeping protein intake ultra low 15-25 grams. Nope.
7. Unsubscribe from all newsletters that contain content and offers that I have exposed myself to repeatedly. Those that I want to remain subscribed to but don’t want to focus on I will immediately delete. My objective here is to expand the content I’m taking in to subjects outside of my regular wheelhouse.¬†Yes, I cleaned this up to be focused on what I wanted. It was really good.¬†
8. Focus, in a steady way, on resolving my back pain using my list of most useful activities. These will include:
a) 4 massages with Molly Рif possible Yes
b) Egoscue review and update Yes, so happy about the outcome.
c) 3x a week natural movement flow at 4pm Yes, to more movement but not at a set time.
d) dance weekly on Fridays I did this until the class stopped running. It was also great. 
e) yoga class on the weekend¬†It’s been where ever about once a week. Not specifically on the weekend. I’ve been really free flowing.¬†
f) meditating on releasing tension¬†Yes, this has been helpful and I’ll continue this.
g) doing processing for release any emotional components¬†Yes, although I haven’t found many specific to my back.
h) going to see Christina for one or more sessions Yes, the summary of that was that I needed to include more social activity with friends. I have been consciously trying to add this in more, invite people out and over. I will continue to work on this.
9. Finish reading my current book plus two more¬†I only finished my current book. I realized I can only get in about 10 pages a day on average unless I really set aside some reading time. I’ll continue with a goal of about 10 pages a day.
10. Get BAC cards for personal and business from Limon. Yes done although I was not able to use them successfully as of yet. 


Manu Men’s Group in Amazon Jungle

by Jason on August 23, 2014

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Here’s the last part of our men’s trip to the Amazon Jungle in Peru in Manu National Park. There are lots of birds from the cloud forest here.


Amazon Adventure Video Trailer

by Jason on July 23, 2014

Amazon Jungle

This is a quick 2-min highlight reel of what we’ve seen in the Amazon Jungle the past two years.


Machiguenga Survival Lessons

by Jason on July 21, 2014


Some of the Machiguengas showed us how to use their bow and arrow. We also learned some survival skills in the jungle.


Uncontacted Tribes in Amazon Jungle

by Jason on July 21, 2014

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Here is another segment from our trip to Manu National Park in Peru. We saw the uncontacted tribes of the Mascho-Piro. We saw a coral snake, a snake skin, macaws and lots more.

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Cloud Forest

by Jason on July 16, 2014

These are the birds we saw in the cloud forest in Manu National Park in Peru on our Men’s Adventure Group.

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The bird watching here is incredible. There are as many species in the cloud forest as there are in the lowlands of the Amazon Rainforest in Peru. And the birds here are incredibly colorful, and many are iridescent.


Uncontacted Tribes Video of Mascho-Piro

by Jason on July 10, 2014

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I was on safari last week in the Amazon Jungle in Manu National Park in Peru leading my men’s group. We had already seen so many animals — birds, snakes, monkeys, frogs and insects. We were traveling down the Alto Madre de Dios River an hour from Boca Manu.

A boat passed us heading the opposite way. Someone waved at us and yelled “Los Calatos” while pointing at the shore. “Los Calatos” is slang in Spanish for “The Naked People.” Los Calatos refers to one of the uncontacted tribes living in Manu Park, specifically the Mascho-Piro tribe.

In my previous trip to Manu two years ago, I had heard countless stories of the uncontacted tribes. Nearly every boat driver, guide and local had heard stories or had encounters with “Los Calatos.” I found out two years ago that there were still people left in this world that had NEVER had CONTACT with the outside world. There are still people who are NOT a part of the global world, who have never seen the outside world or interacted with anyone from the outside world, let alone a white person. There are about 2,000 people left in the world like this, mostly scattered in tribes of about 200 people in remote areas of the Amazon basin, like in Manu National Park.

We drove another minute downstream before we spotted the uncontacted tribes. There was a 12-yr old native boy, completely naked standing on the side of the river. He had a rope tied around his waist tying his penis upward pressed against his body. This is the typical wardrobe for the males.

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The boy was curious and was speaking to us. He waved us over a few times wanting us to come over to him. He seemed playful. A few minutes later an older woman came out, presumably his mother. She was wearing a loincloth and nothing else. Their skin looked weathered. After less than a minute, the mother spoke to us, which we could not understand.

The whole time I felt I was in another world. I felt two worlds colliding. I felt like I had just gone back 1,000 years in time. I knew there were more of them in the bushes I couldn’t see. Thoughts entered my head about how to protect myself if bows and arrows came our way. I couldn’t believe I was having serious thoughts about avoiding bows and arrows from a native tribe that was completely naked. This was by far the most surreal moment and SINGULAR experience of my life.

Shortly thereafter, the mother waved at us to move on, so we left just a few minutes after we first saw them. My whole group couldn’t believe what had just happened.

Almost everyone who hears about these uncontacted tribes has an opinion one way or the other. Many feel they need to be left alone and we should not bring to light anything about them. I would also feel this way if it were not for the following threats.

Disease and Encroachment

The remaining people in uncontacted tribes in the Amazon Basin are in serious threat of being wiped out and exterminated it. There are two main reasons which when combined, are LETHAL for these tribes — DISEASE and ENCROACHMENT onto their lands.

First, these tribes are very much like the Native Americans during the time of Columbus and the Conquistadors. They are NOT IMMUNE to our common diseases. When white people first came to the Americas, nearly 90% of native populations in North and South America were wiped out due to common diseases that they had no immunity to. This is the same for these tribes. As soon as they come in to contact with the outside world, their population gets decimated.

A few decades ago, Christian missionaries found out about an uncontacted tribe in Brazil. They secretly went in with good intentions to preach the gospel. Shortly thereafter, their good intentions brought unintended consequences. Nearly the whole tribe was wiped out due to disease.

This fact would still be OK if it were possible for these tribes to remain undisturbed indefinitely. But unfortunately, this is not so. An oil company has recently gained approval to build a pipeline on lands of an uncontacted tribe adjacent to Manu Park to the northwest. In other areas of Brazil and Peru, illegal loggers continuously enter and invade the lands of these tribes in search for precious wood. These loggers and tribes collide and sometimes tribes have been massacred.

It would be a fairy tale world if it was likely that these tribes can remain undisturbed indefinitely. The sad truth is that many of these tribes will be wiped out shortly because of encroachment onto their lands by those with vested interests in natural resources on these lands. Combine that with the lack of immunity to diseases and nearly all of these tribes face extinction in the near future.

You might think that perhaps the governments of these countries would be quick to assist. Unfortunately, that hasn’t happened. The president of Peru has denied the existence of uncontacted tribes, saying they are a fairy tale created by environmentalists.

I also met someone local who works in Manu who took pictures of the uncontacted tribes and posted them up online. The next day, the Peruvian government told him to take down his pictures or he would lose his license to be able to enter Manu Park.

What Can Be Done?

The key thing that will help these tribes to survive long-term is to educate the public about their existence. Specifically, ample proof, both picture and video, needs to be shown of their existence. With such evidence, Peru’s government will be forced to acknowledge their existence and thus be obliged to protect them and their lands from encroachment by those seeking its natural resources. Hopefully, these tribes would also receive the option of being vaccinated against common diseases.

Below is the video of what we saw.


Chilcotin Survival Course with Nick Buck

by Jason on May 19, 2014

Brady Patterson, Mike Timms and Jason Westlake take a 4-day survival course in the Chilcotins at Brady’s behest so he can feel safe in the wilderness with us. We learned SOOO many things on our course, and we all feel confident in our abilities now to survive in the wilderness, which is quite a liberating feeling.

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How to Build a Survival Shelter

by Jason on December 16, 2013

Brady Patterson taught us how to build a survival shelter in the forest north of Vancouver in the Elaho Valley.