I am Carmen Coimbra, creator of the site Forest Northern Water.
I am an agricultural engineer and I have master's degree in biology and molecular genetics.
Time ago, I worked with planting rubber trees interspersed with coffee, black pepper and fruit trees. At that time, I was producing latex, coagulated rubber and surgical gloves.
Then I bought a franchise from one school to professional courses. It was there, in 2009, I started posting on this site, initially to help students and then to show the Amazon.
Always I lived in the northern region of Brazil and I am in love with my forest and my people. I take all the opportunities that arise for I travel in the Amazon and discover its mysteries and crannies.
It turns out that in 2013, I got sick with a tumor in the breast: a rare type of cancer that kept me from working and I retained me in Sao Paulo for two years. ( OVERCOMING LIMITS: CANCER )
True that the period of chemotherapy were terrible and even today despite my recovery be considered good, I am in a phase called survival, which still I suffer with fatigue, low immunity and reduced movement.
During the treatment of this disease, I got sick with diabetes and I increased my weight by 20 kilograms.
On medical instructions I pulled away tasks, I was out of the sun and I tried to escape worry, I sought seclusion and quiet.
Because I work since age 18, I retired, but it was impossible to stand still. So I decided to do some on-line courses, I created some blogs and I changed a part of the site Forest Northern Water.
Since my illness prevents me from traveling through Amazonia, I decided to also post other things I've learned and I try to practice.
I am currently doing a general change in the structure of the site, but now you can download several free e-books on cooking, diet and tourism. I have not had time to add the handouts of professional courses and competitions, but I plan to do this by the end of the year.
I want to lose weight so I'm in the period to test various diets. I already reduce 7 kg in two months.
However, while doing several CT scans with contrast, in November 2014, I was obliged to stop eating the medications that control my diabetes for about 10 days. Then I had an absurd increase in glucose, which caused obstruction of the veins of my eyes. This allowed bacteria and fungi penetrate under my cornea. My immune system did not react and I was practically blind during the first five months of 2015.
During this period, I did treatment with very strong medicines to endure the pain and soothe. The drugs made me drowsy, and I confused reality and dreams The pain did not allow I concentrate on anything. I was lying down, eyes closed, I mixed present, past and constantly I remembered the advice and stories told by the ancients.
It was then that I decided to write a series of novels and short stories about the Amazon. In the moments that soothed pain, I entered the internet, I researched dates, I wrote down the customs of the people, I discovered names and the livelihoods of many indigenous and African clans, and I confronted with the histories that I recalled.
When I came back to see, I chose about which groups I wanted to work, I sought details in libraries and I wrote the stories that elders confided me, telling them in real time.
My first book, "In the World of Northern Women" was released in late 2014, following the printed conventionally, the publisher Novo Século and it is being sold in large Brazilian bookstores.
As to the other, nine books in the series "In the World of Northern Women ": The second history "Wawatu from Amazon," already is available in the form of e-book by Amazon.com and it is being translated into English. The other eight series will be available from 2 in 2 months.
The tales are easier and quicker to write. I have several posted on Amazon.com.
My life is upside down, but whenever I can, I travel through my north, I take pictures and I try to improve this site publishing the news of the wonderful things that happen here.
I am very happy when I receive your visit. Check back often!
PS: And please, whenever possible, help me by clicking on our Facebook page, making search through our site, making the disclosure or purchase our books and infoproducts
This site is designed to display the best of the Amazon and sustain itself through donations and sales of products over the internet.
We are currently raising values to acquire camcorder to add videos to Amazonian themes on our web pages.
Our site is designed for you who want to experience the beauty of the Amazon.
Na Amazônia, do século XIX, devido à cobiça pela borracha, Wawatu, cunhatã do clã Aruak, tem sua aldeia dizimada por brancos. Apesar de ser forçada a viajar para um local desconhecido, casar-se com guerreiro de origem Karib e sofrer com as diferenças de costumes de seus familiares, ela se apaixona.
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