Category: Personal Power

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 »

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 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 “When one door closes, another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” Attributed to Alexander Graham Bell, this …

Motorcycles Don’t Have Doors Read More »

by Liz Jansen It sounded like a noble and doable plan: take four months during the winter, off-riding season and write the first draft of Crash Landing, my next book. At least get a good start at it. It began …

The Best Laid Plans Read More »

by Liz Jansen Last summer I was a 60-year-old woman, traveling solo by motorcycle across the continent, camping, exploring, and meeting many wonderful friends. This spring, I was back where I started geographically, confined to a small apartment—the same woman, …

7 Pros and Cons of Independence Read More »

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by Liz Jansen Ask any motorcycle rider what it’s like to ride and you’re sure to hear them try and describe that feeling of freedom, independence, and spiritual connection that comes from being out on the road. It’s hard to …

The Power of Letting Go Read More »

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by Liz Jansen A motorcycle’s engine holds a tremendous amount of power—more than most of us come close to using. However, just because it’s capable of performing at a certain level doesn’t mean it always will. And it’s not affected …

10 Beauty Lessons from Motorcycles Read More »

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Motorcycle riders know more than anyone about the importance of being receptive to what your road delivers. The road you ride, both literally and symbolically is filled with adventure. Rarely can you predict what’s around the corner. On a motorcycle the …

3 Reasons to be Receptive to Your Road Read More »

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