A Message from my Younger Self

Dorit Brauer Art

A Visit with my Younger Self Reading diaries from my solo-backpacking trip to Brazil 1987/88.  My approach to life has not changed. Check out what I said then and now: […]

Read Dorit’s Award-Winning Autobiography

Author bestseller

Be In Love With Your Life! Embark onto the most exciting and rewarding journey: The adventure of life! I invite you to read my award-winning autobiography Girls Don’t Ride Motorbikes […]

2012 Book Launch Party

Dorit Brauer's Book Party Pittsburgh 2012

May 5. 2012 I had the great pleasure to host the Book Launch Party celebrating the publication of my auto-biography Girls Don’t Ride Motorbikes – A Spiritual Adventure Into Life’s Labyrinth […]

Circling into Happiness

Immigrant Entrepreneur Award

I am very honored and grateful to be the 2016 recipient of the Immigrant Entrepreneur Award from Global Pittsburgh in recognition of my achievements and enriching the Pittsburgh region with […]

A Flexible Person Cannot Be Bent Out Of Shape

Flexible Person

Please enjoy this book excerpt from Chapter 29, as I share my reflections following an encounter with German tourists in Sedona, Arizona. The purpose of Girls Don’t Ride Motorbikes – […]

The Weight of History

Sculpture Garden

Notes from a visit to Germany: Friday evening, May 20, 2011, I visited my friend Toelli’s art studio, only a few kilometers from our farm. We stood outside in his […]

The Lost Generation

Labyrinth Rees Germany

Notes from a 2010 visit to Germany: My mom sat on a log of driftwood, next to the River Rhine, petting our dog Max, a black and white mutt. We […]

My Father’s Scar

Karl Brauer on horseback in Rees Germany

In Chapter 28 of Girls Don’t Ride Motorbikes I describe a scene with my dad, in which he shares memories of his youth and the rescue of his older cousin’s […]

In the Footsteps of my Ancestors

Ancestors

Please enjoy the notes from a conversation with my mom, while on a trip to Zandvoort, Holland, in 2011: “You know, Dorit,” my mom said, “you are just following into […]

Every Journey is a Spiritual Journey

pilgrimage

A Pilgrimage Reminiscing. 16 more days until my next big trip. For me every journey is a spiritual journey. A pilgrimage where I uncover new and old parts of who […]

Inner Peace at High Speed

Inner Peace

Enjoyed a gorgeous day of zooming along my favorite country roads on the super machine, including a stop for a peaceful meditation at Cross Creek Lake near Avella, Pennsylvania. But […]

What is your definition of Happiness?

Happiness

Do you cultivate happiness every day? Do you mark time in your schedule for the things and activities that make you happy? My goal is to find time in my schedule everyday for the things that I enjoy the most. One of those activities is of course motorcycle riding.

What do you read?

read

Tell me what you read and I tell you who you are! I can’t imagine a better start to a new day than sitting outdoors in the sunshine with a […]

Life is Movement

Life

My mom always sends the best cards. “Life: that’s movement. Movement is evolution. Evolution is progress. Progress means to come closer to your goal.”     During my 2006 solo […]

What will you risk to truly know who you are?

seeker

Some of my favorite words just cannot be translated into other languages. Aufbruchstimmung, which contains the essence of everything I love about life, translates on Google Translate to ‘optimism.’ Seriously, […]

Happy Birthday To My Dad

Tribute

Father & Daughter Today would have been my dad’s 86’s birthday. Girls Don’t Ride Motorbikes – A Spiritual Adventure Into Life’s Labyrinth is a tribute to my father. The book […]

Why More Women are Riding Motorcycles

Confidence

Freedom, Empowerment and Confidence Great article: Why More Women are Riding Motorcycles and How That’s Driving Change by my friend, author and motorcycle enthusiast Liz Jansen. I absolutely agree with […]

What is your happiest childhood memory?

happy life

Positive Energies From The Past Create A Happy Life A productive day of writing on the follow-up inspirational workbook for ‘Girls Don’t Ride Motorbikes – A Spiritual Adventure Into Life’s […]

The Inspiration for the poem ONE

scenery

A nature walk on Meditation Mount in Ojai, California, inspired the prologue poem of Girls Don’t Ride Motorbikes. Please enjoy the beautiful scenery that inspired ONE. ONE – Listen to […]