Author Lisa Powell Graham

Last updated on January 4, 2015
Tim Ferriss and Me Living Our Dreams!

My big dream is to find and reveal to women ways to live in authentic happiness.

I am in the process of publishing my memoir “Living in the Miracle Zone” that I spent the better part of 2010 writing while encouraging women to find their joy through workshops and public speaking events.

I am absolutely passionate about inspiring and empowering other women to be happy, healthy, fulfilled, and to live their dreams.

I recently completed life coach training with Martha Beck, best-selling author and producer of Oprah’s Live Your Best Life Show.

Perhaps most importantly, I am a living example of overcoming significant challenges and obstacles to live your dreams and find authentic happiness. I was a victim of sexual assault and was stalked by a man who repeatedly threatened to kill me, and as a result suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder for years, with symptoms including panic attacks, anxiety and depression.

Through my practices and commitment to health and well-being, and with the help of all of my teachers and guides, I have overcome my PTSD and found lasting inner peace and happiness.

Lisa Powell Graham meditating

As a result, I have dedicated my life to helping others to overcome unnecessary emotional suffering and to find joy and peace within. I currently lead workshops and retreats, coach a limited number of individual clients, and work with some strategic planning clients. I live a happy and full life, building in time for my hobbies and passions, including writing, dancing, meditation and yoga, travel, and living a healthy lifestyle.

I am also available for inspirational public speaking at colleges and for groups and organizations. I can be booked for speaking engagements by contacting me directly through this email: lisa.powell.graham(at)

My dream story post day is Tuesday.

I am also the genie behind Miracles Unlimited, Inc., — the business of making dreams come true.  You can read more about my world travels and adventures at Lisa Magic Carpet Ride or about my consulting work at Transforming Cities.

DREAMS ACCOMPLISHED TO DATE: Completed my memoir, moved back to New York from San Francisco, traveled to Spain, hiked the Na Pali Coast, became a certified life coach, and twice embarked on a journey through India sharing joy wherever I traveled.

Lisa Powell Graham

Here is a collection of some of my dream stories here on 8 Women Dream –

  • Finding Happiness Through Designing My Life Many years ago, I decided that I wanted a flexible lifestyle, in which I could choose my own work hours, pick projects that excite me, and allow plenty of time for self-care, adventures and fun. I embarked on the journey of being self-employed part-time back in January 2000, and went full-time right after 9/11 back ...
  • Finding Happiness Through New Positive Habits For Lent this year, I have launched Project Happy FACE, which refers to four things I am giving up (FACE): Fish, Alcohol, Cheese and Eggs. Essentially, I’m not eating anything with a face, or anything that comes from anything with a face (i.e. cheese or eggs). I have always found happiness through creating new challenges ...
  • Finding Happiness In New York Fashion Week This week, I am in New York City to assist at a fashion show, helping the models get ready for the catwalk. I love fashion and this is a fun and glamorous opportunity! Even more importantly, the fashion show will support my favorite charity,, which is based in Uganda. One of the ways I find ...
  • Finding Happiness in the Gift of Self-Love It is almost Valentine’s Day, and most people think of this as the traditional Hallmark holiday for lovers, all about romance and chocolate and teddy bears. I prefer to think of it as a holiday for universal love, which includes self-love. One of the ways I find happiness is practicing self-love daily, which means setting aside ...
  • What Surviving a Blizzard Taught Me About Love Harrowing journeys can teach you a lot about happiness, your dream journey and what is important in life.  This week, I’ve decided to share with you a story from 2011 where I found myself in the middle of a blizzard while driving to see my parents and what this experience taught me about life and ...
  • Finding Happiness in Spreading the Message of Love Yesterday was perhaps my favorite national holiday, except Christmas of course, since I am an irrepressibly joyful elf at heart. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of my biggest heroes of all time because his job was to be a messenger of love, and few have done it better, with more courage and heart. We ...
  • Finding Happiness In Creating Ourselves Anew Research shows that by the end of January, 1/3 of people who set New Year’s resolutions will have broken them. They say that only 8% of people will achieve what they set out to achieve by the end of the year. Rather than focusing on these depressing statistics, I’d like to share stories of inspirational people who ...
  • Finding Happiness on the Day of the Epiphany   Just this past weekend, I had an epiphany about some of the ways in which I have pushed blessings away in the past, rather than being willing to gratefully receive all the abundance the Universe wants to send my way. I decided to share it today, on the Day of the Epiphany (January 6th) as a ...
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Lisa is a freelance writer, consultant and life coach. She has her BA in English and Creative Writing from Princeton and her MPA from Harvard. Lisa recently finished the first draft of her book manuscript, Burning Down the House. Her dream is to publish this first book and teach the world how to discover their hidden joy. Her post day is Tuesday.
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