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My newsletter is more of a generalized, overall update on what I like to call “The 5 Whats”. Rather than just another one of those marketing newsletters that are really little more than a pitch for you to buy something, my newsletters are more of a way to maintain something that’s really important to me – a relationship with my readers. It’s one small way for me to give readers a little more of my

Biker Momma Interview

Honored to have been interviewed by Toby Miles at Ride Like A Girl Designs for her Biker Momma Vlog Series. This was my first video interview so I was a little nervous, but if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to just sit down and have a chat with me in my living room, this is basically it! We talk about how I started riding, riding with my kids, being a nurse who rides, and

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Sometimes You Need More Cowbell

Ah, camping. The great equalizer.  This is my happy place. Well, not standing in that specific spot with a beer in my hand the entire time, although one of those things might still be true… Upside: Peace, quiet, communing with nature, hiking, clear rushing creeks and towering trees. Oh, and absolutely no cell service. Places where you can’t even hum a few bars. When I’m camping, the absence of electronic connections is a palpable relief,

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Newly Released Editions for Truly and Finn

I’m so excited to be working with the amazing Jane Dixon-Smith to create new cover designs for my first three books! Aren’t they gorgeous? I’ve released new editions of Truly and Finn’s stories as companion novels. I actually wrote Truly’s story first, but was so curious about Finn’s story that I wrote a book about him too! Chronologically Finn is the prequel to Truly’s story, but they can be read in either order or as

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Steel Journeys Cover Reveal!

Finally! A motorcycle novel with a woman at the controls! Book 1 in the Steel Journeys series is finished and Book 2 is right on it’s heels! Here’s a bit about the series: Join Abby Steel on a series of breathtaking international adventures with Steel Journeys – an all-female motorcycle touring company where she calls all the shots. From huts to hotels, it’s never the same adventure twice. Book 1: The Road To Patagonia To

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Audio Books – the “.Wave” of the Future!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a monster commute. Rather than listening to the same songs play over and over again on the radio, I pass the time listening to podcasts and audio books. I’ve also recently purchased a set of Sony noise cancelling headphones that have literally changed my life and my workflow. Turns out I’m really sensitive to noise, and these babies have made my life on airplanes so much more

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The Art of Pilgrimage

“Pilgrimage is a metaphor for any journey with the purpose of finding something that matters deeply to the traveler.” ~ Phil Cousineau I picked up a book during my travels in Nepal. This is nothing new. I am always buying books, especially when I travel. If something catches my eye, or my heart – it becomes a sort of verbal souvenir. I’ve also found that many times, local shops in foreign countries carry small press or

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Steel Journeys – Coming Soon!

Finally! A motorcycle novel with a woman at the controls! Book 1 in the Steel Journeys series is finished and Book 2 is right on it’s heels! Here’s a bit about the series: To some people home might be wherever you lay your helmet, but for Abby Steel, home was wherever she laid her ass. Today it’s a Harley. Tomorrow it might be a BMW or a Triumph or a Honda. Home was whatever bike

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Adventures in Nepal – Motorcycle Style

**Warning: This post contains references to poop and motorcycles! If either of these things make you nauseous, turn back now!** After eight days in country in Nepal, I flew to a small city northwest of Kathmandu. The beautiful city of Pokhara finally gave me a glimpse of the front range of the Himalayas, which had hidden themselves under smog the whole time I was in Kathmandu Valley. My hotel room was on the corner of

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So There I Was…(a.k.a. Half-Dead in Nepal)

When pilots get together to tell their stories over whiskey, it tends to start with “So there I was…” Of course, their stories only have to be 10% true I’m going to tell you a story that is 100% true. I’m also going to ask for a pass from any old fighter pilots who might be reading this, mostly because I’ve got a glass of Jameson’s in my hand as I’m telling it (which tastes far better

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I Make My Own

I never knew how easy and delicious it was to make your own almond milk. So much cheaper than in the stores and I control the amount of sugar. It’s literally 1 cup of raw almonds soaked overnight and then 4 cups of filtered water, blended on high in the Vitamix for 1 minute and then squeezed through a cotton bag (I bought mine on Amazon just look up “almond milk bag”). Then I stick

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New Year, New Goals

  Some places are sacred. Forests are one of them. There are certain places we go where the ground feels somehow sacred. The space feels deep and the air is tinged with heaviness. That’s how I feel when I enter the forest, when I walk amongst the moss-covered giants that line the forest floor.

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The Soundtrack of Our Lives

A sign that used to hang in my studio said “Music is what feelings sound like” and for a lot of us, this is true. It has a way of sneaking inside our lives and defining the curves of our emotional landscape. Music is tied to emotion and connected to memories. You can thank dopamine for this – the same chemical transmitter in our bodies that makes sex feel great and riding a motorcycle an

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Of Revolution and Reinvention

I spent a week in Mexico recently. The funny thing about being an American in a foreign country is that you come to feel, quite honestly, like you could lose yourself. If you could just dress like a local and speak the language, you could walk into town, disappear into the crowd, and no one would ever know. Unfortunately for me, being a pale shade of Northern European and making inevitable cultural faux pas often

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Life in the Friction Zone

Ah, the ‘friction zone’ – that illusive sweet spot between the clutch and the throttle, your left and your right hand, smack dab in the middle of stalling the bike and keeping it upright. Instructors call this “the friction zone” and it’s similar to learning to drive a car with a manual transmission, except the clutch, gas, and shift control are in different places. I know some of you have been riding since you were

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Remember Your First Time?

Remember the very first time you sat on a bike? You wrapped your knees around the tank and felt its girth, then grabbed onto the handlebars, lifted it off the kickstand and sensed its weight shifting underneath you. You started it up, then felt the sheer terror of its power rumbling through your bones and lighting your blood on fire. In the beginning it was all fits and stalls and a few big thrills mixed

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What If? (Thoughts on an Interconnected Life)

What if… Freedom meant truth. Truth meant contentment. Contentment allowed sleep. Sleep meant rest. Rest meant communion. Communion meant intimacy. Intimacy meant peace. Peace meant balance. Balance meant growth. Growth meant life. Life meant light. Light meant everything… What if…?   – Lynda Meyers, 2011   This is is a series of thoughts I wrote back in 2011. It’s interesting, looking back, reading back your own thoughts and trying to remember where you were at

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My Brand Is Human

I keep thinking back over my years of blogging, trying to recapture some of the vigor with which I used to send my words out into the digital stratosphere. Back in 2006, when I first started blogging, I never combed the internet looking for relevant tidbits to comment on or build a blog post around, I just lived life and tried to engage with my kids, and I blogged my way through, trying to understand

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Question of the Day: What’s The Best Thing About Being A Writer?

I think it was Flannery O’Connor who said: “I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.” I feel a lot the same way. I’ve journaled ever since I can remember, and whenever the world gets confusing or I don’t know how I’m feeling, that’s what I do. Early on, these were little more than letters to God as I understood them. As I understood *him*. Somehow, by the

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Letters From The Ledge – The Unpublished Entries

This journal entry never made it into the finished manuscript for Letters From The Ledge: “There he is again – right on schedule. It must be a ritual or something. I don’t think he can see me, even with the glow of my light-up pen on the page. It’s strange to wonder what he must be thinking about up there… I mean, we see the same stars, right? Maybe not. Maybe my blue is his

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It takes a village. And some hobbits. – Thoughts on being a grandma

This little slice of heaven was born last week. I’m not sure what I thought it would be like before it happened, but I sure have a few thoughts to share after the fact. Let me explain. I mean, on the one hand, being a grandma doesn’t actually feel a whole lot different than not being a grandma. Kind of like when you have a birthday. From one day to the next the number might change,

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