Category: Personal Growth

Whenever I need to clear my head, especially in winter, I head for the woods where I know I’ll receive teachings from trees. The hardwood and coniferous community within easy walking distance I frequent, even for no reason, welcomes and …

Teachings from Trees: Head for the Woods Read More »

Mom’s taken to examining her hands lately. I sit and watch, observing how hands, decorated with scars, blemishes, and wrinkles, hold a lifetime of stories.

When someone calls our name, we turn in their direction. We look back, not ahead to see who’s calling and what they want. The same thing applies to an inner calling, that yearning that doesn’t go away. Looking ahead for …

Taking the Backward Step to Move Forward in 2020 Read More »

Winter solstice occurs this weekend in the northern hemisphere, marking the end of the descent into night. Winter officially begins and the light starts to gently elongate the day as darkness wanes. It’s nature’s time for deep rest and renewal. …

Dispatch from the Oasis in the Great White North Read More »

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 …

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