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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

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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

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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

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Power and Resistance: Moving Beyond Fear to Action

by Liz Jansen I debated on whether or not I should publish this post. On the one hand, I felt drawn to write it as a follow up to a previous post. On the other hand, I felt resistance. Seriously!

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Learning to Express Gratitude in the Everyday

by Liz Jansen Expressing gratitude was an engrained practice in my family. Every day, my grandfather gave thanks to God for being able to live in a land of freedom and peace. Even during years of poverty and hardship, prayers

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Changing the Story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

by Liz Jansen Imagine my surprise when I walked into the back yard recently and discovered new denizens had taken positions around the gardens. Snow White and five of the seven dwarfs must have entered through the opening in the

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Infinite Possibilities in Unusual Personal Times

by Liz Jansen It’s a marvel to observe that tests of faith come when we least expect them. Arriving in forms that mean the most to us, they’re guaranteed to catch our attention. They’re a gateway to infinite possibilities. Learning to

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Discovering Gold in Chaos—Adapting to Change

by Liz Jansen My house move is over and I settled into my new place within a day. As upsetting as it was to get evicted (slight embellishment), it’s been like discovering gold in chaos. There were two ways to

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How to Ride a Motorcycle Across the Country in One Step

by Liz Jansen In 2003, at age 49, I walked away from a 25-year marriage and a long-term corporate career. What’s a motorcycle rider to do when faced with open-ended time off during the summer? Go for an extended ride,

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Connection with Nature, Moms, and Motorcycles

by Liz Jansen Anyone who rides a motorcycle knows the powerful connection with nature you feel while riding through the countryside. It expresses itself as freedom, exhilaration, and joy. It nourishes our soul and connects us with our Higher Being.

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