Category: Personal Growth

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 …

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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 …

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by Liz Jansen I debated on whether or not I should publish this post. On the one hand, I felt drawn to write it as a follow up to a previous post. On the other hand, I felt resistance. Seriously! …

Power and Resistance: Moving Beyond Fear to Action Read More »

by Liz Jansen Expressing gratitude was an engrained practice in my family. Every day, my grandfather gave thanks to God for being able to live in a land of freedom and peace. Even during years of poverty and hardship, prayers …

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by Liz Jansen Imagine my surprise when I walked into the back yard recently and discovered new denizens had taken positions around the gardens. Snow White and five of the seven dwarfs must have entered through the opening in the …

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by Liz Jansen It’s a marvel to observe that tests of faith come when we least expect them. Arriving in forms that mean the most to us, they’re guaranteed to catch our attention. They’re a gateway to infinite possibilities. Learning to …

Infinite Possibilities in Unusual Personal Times Read More »

by Liz Jansen My house move is over and I settled into my new place within a day. As upsetting as it was to get evicted (slight embellishment), it’s been like discovering gold in chaos. There were two ways to …

Discovering Gold in Chaos—Adapting to Change Read More »

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by Liz Jansen In 2003, at age 49, I walked away from a 25-year marriage and a long-term corporate career. What’s a motorcycle rider to do when faced with open-ended time off during the summer? Go for an extended ride, …

How to Ride a Motorcycle Across the Country in One Step Read More »

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