Category: Personal Power

Finding Home From Wherever You Are

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 Calm When Quitting is Not an Option

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

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

Overcoming a 30 Day Yoga Challenge

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

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Motorcycles Don’t Have Doors

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

The Best Laid Plans

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

7 Pros and Cons of Independence

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,

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The Power of Letting Go

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

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10 Beauty Lessons from Motorcycles

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

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3 Reasons to be Receptive to Your Road

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

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