Category: Life Lessons from Motorcycles

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

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

Managing the Friction Zone — Life Lessons from Motorcycles

by Liz Jansen Owning our power is one of life’s biggest challenges. Learning to use our energy without wasting it takes practice, persistence, and self-compassion. Like riding a motorcycle, we all have a friction zone. It’s recognizable as that area

5 Lessons From Life—To Last a Lifetime

by Liz Jansen Anniversaries of significant events are good signposts upon which to reflect on the lessons from life. And so on the anniversary of my motorcycle crash, I find myself thinking about my journey over the past three years.

How to Train Car Drivers and Achieve World Peace

by Liz Jansen I’ve been experimenting lately in a variety of traffic situations. Remarkably, I’m convinced there’s potential to train car drivers to make our roads safer. Initial results are promising and the drivers don’t even know it’s happening. Anyone

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7 Tips to Restore Balance in Life

by Liz Jansen Last week I posted 10 More Reasons Motorcycle Tips Over. It seemed appropriate to balance that with an article from the archives with Tips to Maintain Balance in Life.  Learning to achieve balance in your life is

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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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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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Motorcycles Don’t Have Doors

by Liz Jansen “When one door closes, another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” Attributed to Alexander Graham Bell, this

5 Things I Learned from Solo Motorcycle Travel

by Liz Jansen Solo motorcycle journeys are magical. It may take a few days to settle in, but the longer you’re out there, the greater the magic. Not only do you experience that spiritual connection with nature and your higher

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