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Finding Happiness in the Dark

by Liz Jansen Finding happiness and peace of mind is easy when things are going well. Or when we’re riding our motorcycles. We feel joy, freedom, and even euphoria. A spiritual connection. Riding makes you feel better physically. Paul Pelland,

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I’ve Been Keeping a Secret

by Liz Jansen For years I’ve been keeping a secret from myself. Only now do I have the courage to bring it into the open. I started my professional life as a Registered Nurse, working in hospitals for five years

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Crash Recovery a.k.a. Change Management 101

by Liz Jansen Recently I was interviewed by Adventure Rider Radio about Crash Recovery. It’s not something I’d expected to be known for. We were talking motorcycles but what impressed me yet again as I listened to my conversation with

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Celebrate One Family Day

by Liz Jansen This weekend, Family Day is celebrated in three Canadian provinces. (British Columbia celebrated last weekend.) Introduced in Ontario, where I live, in 2008, it still catches me by surprise. The government in power at the time decided

Posted in Leadership

5 Moto Secrets Revealed

by Liz Jansen Recently I was interviewed by Adventure Rider Radio for a story on Crash Recovery. During the course of the conversation I found myself admitting one of the shadows that had crossed my mind, albeit briefly, was that

Posted in Adventure

What Riding a Motorcycle Says About You

by Liz Jansen Have you ever considered what riding a motorcycle says about you? Not to others, but to yourself. We know they can empower, build confidence, and create unbelievable exhilaration. But there’s more to their teachings. Ask yourself these

Posted in Personal Growth

Meet Claire Elsdon, CEO and Founder of Pikilily

by Liz Jansen Claire Elsdon, is the CEO and Founder of Pikilily, a UK based organization that provides motorcycle maintenance education in Tanzania. Her vision evolved from a solo London to Cape Town motorcycle ride in 2012/13, during which she

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Eyes Up! Look Where You Want to Go

by Liz Jansen Lesson One in the curriculum for learning to ride a motorcycle is learning to focus your eyes on where you want to go. That can be a very different place from where you’re headed. We call it

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6 Motorcycle Books for Winter Reading

by Liz Jansen What is winter for motorcycle riders if not a time for catching up on motorcycle books? Here’s a selection of moto reading to entertain and inspire us for the not-so-far-away riding season. If you’re looking for more,

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The Gift of Motorcycling: Letting Our Lights Shine

by Liz Jansen For tens of thousands of years, people have been celebrating the December Solstice with feasts, festivals, and holidays. Whether the light in your part of the world is returning or waning, the celebrations usually involve gift giving

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