This blog introduces you to my special brand of BIKE. I show you how to find your Best self, access your Inner strength, tune in to your Killer instincts, and use your Expressive voice. It's inspiring, spiritual, quirky, and it's all in your head. It's about ATTITUDE, not exercise, though that might be a side benefit.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Just joining us?

If you're new to the BIKE WITH JACKIE blog, I encourage you to start reading from the beginning. You'll get a better understanding of how the mental BIKE operates. It's a progression really. In previous posts, I've talked about how patience is necessary while you're in transition. We all want things these days, like, right now. Today even. But creating quality of life takes time, and you're the architect.

Like the architect who draws up plans and works with consultants and developers or contractors to create the masterpiece building, you also will operate similarly to create your masterpiece life. You might consider hiring a life coach or a therapist, depending on your needs. You might need legal assistance. You might need friends now more than ever. It'll take time to develop the you you want to be. But you'll need to know who to call for help when help is needed. Architects don't do it all themselves. They have help. You'll be looking for help as well.

Reaching out might be a huge step for those of us in turmoil. But you'll see that going with others makes the transition a lot easier to navigate than going it alone.

I've discussed some of this already. I've also explained that this blog isn't about exercise, that a bicycle just happened to be the way of my journey. It's how I got my start to a new life. It was the beginning of my reaching out. I encourage you to get on a bicycle. I think it's a wonderful way to measure personal growth. But it's not necessary for yours. You may be drawn to something else entirely. If you read from the beginning, you'll understand what I mean, and you'll see how this journey is yours. The way you make it happen is yours. The progress is yours. I'm just here to provde you an idea on how you can begin it.

BIKE is simply a metaphor for the time and space you give yourself. It's a powerful tool, but only if you use it.

Keep reading, I'll explain as we go along.

Ask questions if you like. I'm happy to respond to your comments.

All my best,


Irene S. Levine, PhD said...

Enjoyed visiting your blog and look forward to return visits.


MarySnyder said...

Hi Jackie -- I'm reading through your blog and WHEW! I finally realized that BIKE is not an acronym. I thought I was missing the whole thing. And I'm thrilled to hear it's not about exercise! I get wounded when I exercise. Looking forward to future posts.

The BIKE Lady said...


The BIKE is an acronym as well as a symbol. I haven't explained that yet. I've alluded to it, but not revealed it all. I'm going through a process here, similar to what I went through. It will be revealed in time. LOL. Sorry to have confused you.

Keep reading!


Bastet said...

Hi, Jackie.

I thought I'd come over and take a look. It's going to take some time to read from the beginning and I have some writers' group deadlines today. But I'll get there.

Hard to bicycle in the winter here and I hate stationery bikes. But I have my tennis and now weight lifting!
So, I can relate to the physical part of this.