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Leslie Reyes,  BSN, RN

The Zen of Learning to Ride a Motorcycle 

Registered Nurse, Writer,  Mental Health Expert, Astrologer, Yoga Teacher, Motorcyclist

Leslie Reyes Waddington, BSN, RN, is a  registered nurse specializing in mental health and addiction. She is originally from New Jersey and graduated with a B.A. in Music from William Paterson University in 1994.  After Moving to Los Angeles, CA to pursue a music career as the lead singer in an Orange County based rock band, she became  an advocate for marginalized mental health patients. 

She returned to New Jersey in 2009 and completed a 200 hour yoga teacher certification training in 2010, She received her nursing degree from Passaic County Community College in 2013, and in 2020 she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Aspen University in Denver, Colorado.

After attending a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) course in California, she received her motorcycle license in 2020 and bought her first street bike, a 2021 Zero S electric  motorcycle.

Her YouTube channel, Lola Leslie 66 Moto, where she shares her thoughts on motorcycles, mental health, and tips for new riders, is only several months old, and her videos are receiving nearly 25,000 views a month.

Her self-help memoir titled "The Zen of Learning to Ride a Motorcycle" about how she overcame her struggles with anxiety, codependency, depression and suicidal ideations, and finally found inner peace when she began applying the habits she practiced on the motorcycle to the rest of her life. 

Leslie currently works as a psychiatric nurse in Los Angeles, California and lives in the South Bay neighborhood with her Husband Ted, his three motorcycles, Their rescue Border Terrier, Baxter,  and their Labradoodle, Luna.