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The Zen of Learning to Ride a Motorcycle:

How I Faced My Fears, Shifted Gears, and Found Healing from Anxiety, Codependency, and Depression


Her childhood was scarred by her mother’s schizophrenia. But she still had fuel in the tank.


 Leslie Reyes felt like a prisoner of trauma. Shortly after she prevented her mother’s suicide at the age of ten, she began having panic attacks—and ultimately realized that her mom’s mental health diagnoses had distracted her parents from teaching her the tools she needed to survive.

Despite her beloved Filipino uncle’s encouragement to taste the thrill of riding motorcycles, her terror always won out. But at age fifty, Leslie finally found the courage to get back in the saddle after hearing a tale shared at his funeral. And stunned by how many liberating life lessons lay within the open road, her years of living with stifling emotional pain gave way to the principle that broken things can invariably be fixed.

In this raw and poignant memoir filled with gorgeous insights, Leslie Reyes bares her highest highs and lowest lows on the long highway of humanity. And by applying the wisdom she gained in learning to ride a motorbike to her lifelong quest to conquer fear, she offers a guiding hand along the hills and valleys of an unpredictable life.

In The Zen of Learning to Ride a Motorcycle, you’ll embark on a journey that reveals:

  • The benefits of response over reaction, and how measured behavior bears abundant rewards

  • How to respect your limitations so you can excel at your own pace

  • Why breaking something is only bad if you don’t take the time to understand how to fix it

  • Ways to overcome the tunnel vision of target fixation so you always end up at your destination

  • The power of mindfulness, the impact of enjoying the moment, and much, much more!

The Zen of Learning to Ride a Motorcycle is a thoughtful metaphor for carrying you through the ups and downs of the everyday. If you like heartfelt roller coasters, humanistic ideals, and empowering memoirs, then you’ll love Leslie Reyes’s revved-up tale.

Buy The Zen of Learning to Ride a Motorcycle to kick-start a brighter tomorrow today!

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“Leslie Reyes shares deeply personal stories of trauma and triumph in this wise and inspiring guide to grabbing the handle bars of life and steering it exactly where you want to go.”

—JEN SINCERO, New York Times best selling author of You Are a Badass


"A relatable, inspirational story about mental health, motorcycles, and the incredible changes that can happen within us when we decide to learn to ride."

—CAROLYN, aka DOODLE ON A MOTORCYCLE, YouTube Motovlogger

Photo by Tom Ito, Hollywood Electrics, May 3, 2022


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