Category: Personal Growth

One of the greatest joys during this Long Road Home moto-book tour has come not from sharing my story, but from listening to the stories of others. We’ve all got them and we share universal themes. They’re passed down through …

The Stories We Carry: Unlocking and Liberating The Message Read More »

Five years ago I set out on a quest, seeking to answer who I was before I was told by my culture who I was. I was absolutely sure this calling was one I must answer by setting out on …

Lessons from the Road: Trust the Mystery Read More »

My mission for the day was to get through it without backing down or crashing. It was a tall order but resolve under the guidance of an expert instructor won out. I didn’t expect the strength and serenity that came …

Finding Strength and Serenity on Gravel Roads Read More »

I’m not a party animal but Prince’s Party Like It’s 1999 keeps playing through my mind. Why now? Written in 1982 it impelled listeners to let go and revel because why not? The world was ending in 2000. There were …

Celebrate Life and Party Like It’s 1999! Read More »

My journey described in Crash Landing did not end with the last chapter. It continues to unfold and if anything, the pace has picked up. Always, there are lessons, reminders, and events that initiate reorganization, rework, and refining of life …

Bookkeeping, Spring, and Signs of Awakening Read More »

Empowerment is a Journey, Not a Destination The past two weekends, I’ve been at the Calgary and Edmonton Motorcycle Shows, (today I’m in Vancouver) promoting Crash Landing and Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment (WMRE). I love the opportunity …

Empowerment: A Journey Not a Destination Read More »

by Liz Jansen “The answer my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.” — Bob Dylan Wind represents the element of air—our thoughts, ideas, and communication. It informs us, and often brings change with it. For a motorcycle rider, nothing matches …

The Answer My Friend is Blowin in the Wind Read More »

by LIz Jansen While driving my car down a popular motorcycle pine-tree-lined road a few years ago, Jim Croce’s I’ve Got a Name came over the radio. The lyrics sang a custom fit to my time and place in life. Now …

Year End Motorcycle Road Song and Tribute to Dad Read More »

by Liz Jansen Two weeks ago inexplicable phone glitches interrupted a regular session with my spiritual teacher. During our time, the line went silent five or six times. I’d notice when my words didn’t elicit a response. She’d try calling …

How to Find Your Voice — and What to Do When You Hear It Read More »

by Liz Jansen Every morning I start the day with a prayer and intention to make the most of every day. I’ve done it for years. In the evening when I look back at the day, the results are always …

How to Make the Most of Every Day — and Why Read More »