Category: Personal Growth

The Stories We Carry: Unlocking and Liberating The Message

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

Lessons from the Road: Trust the Mystery

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

Finding Strength and Serenity on Gravel Roads

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

Celebrate Life and Party Like It’s 1999!

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

Bookkeeping, Spring, and Signs of Awakening

signs of awakening

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

Empowerment: A Journey Not a Destination

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

The Answer My Friend is Blowin in the Wind

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

Year End Motorcycle Road Song and Tribute to Dad

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

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

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 Make the Most of Every Day — and Why

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

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