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Take the ride of your life : shift gears for more balance, growth, and joy
Weiss, Joyce.
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Publication Information:
West Bloomfield, Mich. : Bloomfield Press, [2002]

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xii, 131 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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BF637.S4 W446 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Joyce shows readers how to use bike lesson memories to energize themselves no matter what the terrain. She interviewed fifty people on the lessons they learned from riding their first two-wheel bike. Why a bike? Because thats where most of us learn our first lessons about taking off into the new and unknown and having the courage to do it. If you remember the thrill of the wind in your face, here it is again. Finding balance and joy has never been so much fun!

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 Stress "I'm Afraid to Take off the Training Wheels!" Go From Fear to In-Gearp. 7
Chapter 2 Fun "Look Ma ... No Hands!" Give Yourself the Freedom to Have Funp. 25
Chapter 3 Obstacles "Where Did That #@! Car Door Come From?!" How to Safely Navigate Life's Potholes, Ruts, and Obstaclesp. 37
Chapter 4 Authenticity "I Don't Care What You Think: I Want That Purple Bike!" Know Who You Are to Get What You Wantp. 53
Chapter 5 Straight Talk "Where the Heck Are We Anyway?" Take the Direct Route: Navigating by Communicatingp. 67
Chapter 6 Enjoy the Moment "Experience the Sheer Joy of the Wind in Your Face"p. 81
Chapter 7 Balance "I Feel Like I'm Stuck in High Gear!" How to Slow Down and Stay Balanced When the Road is Bumpyp. 91
Chapter 8 Professional and Personal Growth "You Can Teach an Old Biker New Tricks" Never Stop Learning!p. 103
Chapter 9 Goals and Action "What's Next?" Gear-Shifting Action Plans to Take the Ride of Your Life for the Rest of Your Lifep. 115
Conclusionp. 129
Bibliographyp. 131