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Gravel Roads, Grit, and Graceful Endings

by Liz Jansen Growth comes through tests and challenges, and motorcycle rides inherently come with lessons. So I shouldn’t have been surprised when gravel roads showed up on a recent trip. I love riding back roads in the Appalachians in

Posted in Adventure, Life Lessons from Motorcycles

Honoring Yourself, Even in Retrospect

by Liz Jansen The last few months have been a time of intense editing and revisions on Crash Landing. The journey it relates has taken me back to who I am before the stories I heard about who I was.

Posted in Liz's Stories

The Guises and Risks of Excess Weight

by Liz Jansen Researchers tell us we tend to gain five to seven pounds on average over the winter. Understanding risk factors, improve our chances of emerging in spring without excess weight. Winter weight gain is programmed into our biology—we

Posted in Life Lessons from Motorcycles

Shout Out to My Incredible Grandmother on her Birthday

by Liz Jansen These days I’m ensconced in editing and revising Crash Landing, which explains my sporadic posts. In case you missed it, CL’s the story of how the experiences of our ancestors shape us. It includes a motorcycle crash

Posted in Ancestors, Liz's Stories

Open Your Gifts and Make a Difference

by Liz Jansen When I was a child, I became known in family circles for my piano talents. Lessons started at age six, from Miss Pearl Latcham, an elegant woman who sat erect, her silver, coiffed hair held precisely in place

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Heartbreaking Endings and Exciting Beginnings

by Liz Jansen I didn’t expect to start the first days of the year spending the last days with a dear friend. Deb and I met in fifth grade and became instant best friends. We’ve cherished that closeness our whole lives.

Posted in Liz's Stories

Year End Motorcycle Road Song and Tribute to Dad

by LIz Jansen While driving my car down a popular motorcycle pine-tree-lined road a few years ago, Jim Croce’s I’ve Got a Name came over the radio. The lyrics sang a custom fit to my time and place in life. Now

Posted in Adventure, Personal Growth

Celebrate the Return of Light with Peace

by Liz Jansen Today we celebrate the return of the light in the northern hemisphere. For tens of thousands of years, people around the world have celebrated this sacred and auspicious time. Tonight I’ll celebrate with a contemplative lantern walk

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How to Find Your Voice — and What to Do When You Hear It

by Liz Jansen Two weeks ago inexplicable phone glitches interrupted a regular session with my spiritual teacher. During our time, the line went silent five or six times. I’d notice when my words didn’t elicit a response. She’d try calling

Posted in Personal Growth

How to Make the Most of Every Day — and Why

by Liz Jansen Every morning I start the day with a prayer and intention to make the most of every day. I’ve done it for years. In the evening when I look back at the day, the results are always

Posted in Personal Growth

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