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What’s in a Motorcycle Mile?

by Liz Jansen What you pay attention to grows. Numbers make it easy to measure and compare. But to be significant, they need to be meaningful. Having just returned from an extended trip across western Canada, I’m often asked what

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25 Things I’m Thankful For

by Liz Jansen This is Thanksgiving Weekend in Canada and a time to reflect on our bounty. As I do this, I’m very conscious of a powerful and damaging hurricane that’s wreaking massive havoc and destruction. My thoughts and prayers

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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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The Folly of Carrying Excess Weight

by Liz Jansen In my dream, I was riding my black Yamaha FZ1 (two bikes ago) with a group of friends. ‘Joe’s’ bike broke down and somehow he assumed he could ride mine and take me as a passenger. In

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An Open Road

by Liz Jansen Life changed on August 27, 2014. That day began more than 18 months of stillness, reflection, and learning. I knew the Liz that was a confident, free-spirited, 60-year-old professional woman riding her motorcycle solo across the country.

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Pushing Off

by Liz Jansen In my dream, the bow of the canoe rested up on the bank of the waterway while the stern floated in water already deep a few feet from shore. I climbed into the bow, kneeling. My niece

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Going Down Stairs

by Liz Jansen In my dream, I was going down stairs from the upper to ground level in an open concept home. Wooden beams supported the peaked ceiling and the entire wall, from peak to ground was glass, allowing the

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Learning to Fly

by Liz Jansen Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker’s Learning to Fly (lyrics and video below) picks up with me on my motorcycle, heading down an Alberta back road last year, starting out for ‘God knows where’. I think of my hospital

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Parting Words From a Friend

by Liz Jansen Terry returned to spirit form on October 15, 2015, two months after his diagnosis. Those of us who knew him are better off for having shared a portion of our earthly journey with him. We feel profound loss and sadness,

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Migraine Relief

by Liz Jansen Earlier this week I had a migraine. Not the worst kind where I’m in bed for days—except for every 15 minutes when I have to run to the bathroom to throw up. This week’s was a milder

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