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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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Managing Gravel and Crushing Fear

by Liz Jansen The long gravel driveway wasn’t part of my plan for getting back on the road. In fact, I wanted to avoid the stuff until I’d built up some confidence riding on tarmac. I’d laid out a well

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Overcoming Fear with an Off Road Riding Course

by Liz Jansen I was terrified even before I got on the 125cc Yamaha TTR at the mid-week off road riding course. Six years earlier I’d gone over the handlebars and shattered my shoulder at this very place. Last year,

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5 Ways to Manage Fear and Be Successful

by Liz Jansen No one is immune from the presence of fear. Talk to any one of the speakers from the Power of the Road conference, and they’ll tell you there are times they are terrified. What’s different about these

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That Sinking In Feeling

by Liz Jansen When I first conceived the notion of writing Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment in August, 2008, I was energized. It brought together everything I’d done up to that point, and I was excited by what

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A Gift from the Past and a Lesson on Fear

by Liz Jansen The seas pitched and roiled as the SS Minnedosa steamed across the North Atlantic from London to Quebec City. Below deck, many passengers were confined to cramped quarters, too ill to even raise their head. On deck,

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7 ways to practice fearlessness

To practice fearlessness is to act from a place of peace, even in the face of perceived physical and emotional threats. It means demonstrating courage and compassion, rather than violence and aggression. It requires action, not being timid or passive.

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7 Sources of Fear Which Constrain Empowerment — Part Two

In this second of two-parts, we explore four of seven ingredients which constrain empowerment. Excerpted from Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment. The messages are universal, so if motorcycles are not your “thing”, substitute whatever works for you. Read

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7 Sources of Fear Which Constrain Empowerment – Part One

In this first of two-parts, we explore four of seven sources of fear which constrain empowerment. The messages are universal, so if motorcycles are not your “thing”, substitute whatever works for you. Excerpted from Women, Motorcycles and the Road to

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Stop 1 of Book Tour – 7 Steps for Adventure Travel; Hitting the Road

Stop 1 of Book Tour – 7 Steps for Adventure Travel In today’s tour stop at Motorcycle Misadventures, I talk about 7 Steps for adventure travel and how to get past fear and delight in the trip!  This Road can take

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