Category: Life Lessons from Motorcycles

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of attending weekend meetings with Adyashanti (Adya), whose spiritual teachings draw from cross-cultural wisdom. One of the stories Adya referenced was that of King Arthur and the Holy Grail. While legend refers …

How to Find the Holy Grail: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Read More »

by Liz Jansen On a lazy Sunday afternoon in 1998, I lay on the sofa looking up at the massive beams holding up the structure I’d waited so long for and worked so hard to finish. Did I really think …

Finding Home From Wherever You Are Read More »

Thanks for being a loyal blog subscriber. I wanted you to be the first to know that the Goodreads Giveaway for 10 autographed print copies of Crash Landing is now live! Goodreads Book Giveaway Crash Landing by Liz Jansen Giveaway …

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by Liz Jansen It was a two-part challenge. First came a day of riding big-rig-dense Interstate 20 across Texas during autumn storms. The second, heralded by foreboding skies, came the next day and took the first day’s lessons to a …

Finding Calm When Quitting is Not an Option Read More »

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 …

15 Things To Do When The Going Gets Tough Read More »

by Liz Jansen As soon as I opened the notice for the Watermelon Social, I knew I’d have to find a way to go. Yesterday was the day. Watermelons, it turns out, are soul food. When Dad could no longer …

Watermelon as Soul Food—Connecting the Past and Present Read More »

by Liz Jansen He stood in the distance, against the curb behind his parked vintage motorcycle, beckoning, a helmet under his right arm. I noticed him from the middle of the parking lot, where I stood with my co-instructor, Mike. …

Opening a Message in a Bottle — Or Parking Lot Read More »

by Liz Jansen I did it on a whim. In late May, the Lion’s Den Yoga Studio, where I practice, posted a 30-day yoga challenge: 30 days of yoga in June. They relaxed the start date so the challenge could …

Overcoming a 30 Day Yoga Challenge Read More »

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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 …

Gravel Roads, Grit, and Graceful Endings Read More »

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 …

The Guises and Risks of Excess Weight Read More »