Author: lizjansen

10 Tips for Being in the Flow Through (Life’s) Storms

by Liz Jansen This week I had the unenviable experience of riding through two separate, large storm systems, one on the fringe of a hurricane, as I rode east across the southern U.S. It wasn’t my preferred manner of travel,

Goodbye California and a Special Offer

by Liz Jansen After making my way across the country, I stalled for a week in northern at the Horizons Unlimited travelers’ event, then visiting with friends in southern California. Today I’m back on the road, heading east to Georgia,

Announcing Crash Landing Launch & Welcoming the New!

by Liz Jansen This week’s post comes to you from the Horizons Unlimited travelers’ event in Mariposa, California. I’ve been awed by the ever-changing and stupendous natural beauty as I’ve traveled across the country. It’s the perfect way to cap

Moving Down the Road — With All it Brings

by Liz Jansen Five days into another road trip and I’m settled in to the uncertainty and unpredictability of life on the road. Thinking I could get 650 km/400 miles behind me the first day, I made a reservation at

5 Voices of Resistance aka Pre-Trip Noise—and 5 Antidotes

by Liz Jansen In a few days, Trudy (my motorcycle) and I will be on our way across the continent. You’d think with the hundreds of thousands of miles I’ve ridden, departures would be easier. It is an exciting time.

5 Ways To Stay Grounded When You Feel Overwhelmed

(Or Why I’m Going to California) by Liz Jansen As if to remind me to be alert to signs and messages of reassurance and guidance, a hummingbird appeared while I was sitting outside writing this post. She reminded me it’s

7 Things to Start Doing For Yourself

by Liz Jansen About the time I got my first bicycle, I got my first paid job — picking strawberries on our farm. I could keep what I earned but I had to buy my clothes. Early on, I learned

15 Things To Do When The Going Gets Tough

by Liz Jansen The day I left my marriage was one of those days. We both knew I was leaving, but circumstances compelled me to move up the date. My new boss had called a staff meeting in Toronto so

How to Know When it’s Time to Update Your Identity

by Liz Jansen Growing up in Niagara, close to the U.S. border, it was commonplace to go “across the river” for shopping and entertainment. Any photo ID would do; a passport wasn’t necessary. Once I started traveling, especially by motorcycle,

Remembering my Grandmother on Her Birthday

Four years ago I set out on a quest, seeking answers to who I was before my culture told me who I was. To help me understand my ancestors’ lives, I followed their migrations in Western Canada after they’d arrived

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